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September 13 2011
Breene Professorship Raffaele Ferrari names Breene F. Kerr Professor of Oceanography
September 12 2011
Marking 9-11 The Green Building, last night.
September 6 2011
PAOC administration change Beth MacEachran takes over from Kristen Barilaro as PAOC administrator
August 31 2011
A new way to model urban air pollution Allison Crimmins for the MIT News Office Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change report on improved methods to model atmospheric aerosols
August 30 2011
August 29 2011
Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate by Justin Gillis for the New York Times Kerry Emanuel talks to the NYT about Irene.
August 26 2011
Why are hurricane forecasts still so rough? Kerry Emanuel talks to CNN about the challenge of hurricane forecasting
August 25 2011
Meet PAOC's PhD class of 2016
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Fall 2011 sees the arrival of 24 new students: 6 joining the Atmospheric Sciences Program, 3 joining Climate Physics and Chemistry and 13 joining the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, with 9 studying Chemical a...
August 18 2011
CGCS gets a facelift. The MIT Center for Global Change Science website gets a sleek new look.
August 16 2011
Who's who? Who's new? PAOC welcomes new postdoc. Daniel Goldberg
August 16 2011
Breathing new life into Earth MIT News Office - Jennifer Chu New research shows evidence of early oxygen on our planet.
August 10 2011
On thin ice Emily Finn, MIT News Office According to Postdoc. Pierre Rampal and co-authors the most recent global climate report fails to capture the reality of the changing Arctic seascape.
August 5 2011
More about those tall trees BBC News Grad. student Chris Kempes speaks to the BBC about his research.
August 4 2011
Playing with Mercury Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change A new game, co-written by Noelle Selin, is designed to teach the role of science in policy making
August 2 2011
Congratulations Dr. Lee PAOC congratulates newest doctoral graduate Eunjee Lee.
August 2 2011
DEAPS 2011 - schedule information
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DEAPS organisers The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate showcases some of the most interesting and challenging aspects of weather and climate research.Below is the schedule for...
July 25 2011
The Air Up There
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Kat Saad For the past month, graduate student Kat Saad has been blogging about her experiences at NASA's Student Airborne Research Program."I checked into "Hotel UCI" today for my first day at SARP: the S...
July 20 2011
Ocean Dynamics and the Carbon Cycle PAOC Senior Research Scientist Mick Follows has co-authored a new biogeochemistry text book
July 19 2011
Stellar eclipse gives glimpse of exoplanet MIT News Office - Jennifer Chu Seager and Demorey confirm dimensions of "super-Earth" 55 Cancri e
July 18 2011
Exoplanets Floating Freely, Without A Star NPR Sara Seager speaks to NPR's Science Friday
July 18 2011
The Tallest Tree in the Land Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office New model from PAOC grad. student Chris Kempes predicts maximum tree height across the United States; gives information about forest density, carbon storage.
July 14 2011
Rethinking Climate Change: The Past 150 Years and the Next 100 - Reprised "MIT WORLD - Distributed Intelligence" website Newly available video from April's "Rethinking Climate Change" Symposium
July 14 2011
Off to that other Cambridge
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John Taylor, who came to PAOC as an NSF funded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, is moving to Cambridge University in the U.K. at the end of the month, to take up a faculty position ...
July 13 2011
June 29 2011
Got Danish? If so, listen to Prof. Noelle Eckley Selin's interview with Danish Radio on air pollution in China
June 28 2011
Meet Prof. Daniel Cziczo
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PAOC is delighted to welcome new faculty member, atmospheric chemist, Professor Daniel James Cziczo (pronounced Cit-so). Prof. Cziczo comes to us from PNNL where he has been a Senior Scientist in the ...
June 27 2011
Estimating Eddy Diffusivity in the Southern Ocean
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Andreas Klocker Geostrophic eddies are a key mechanism for mixing tracers such as heat or carbon across the Southern Ocean but there is an ongoing debate as to the magnitude of eddy mixing in this region: Estimates b...
June 22 2011
Women in Science Conference
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Last Saturday, senior lecturer, Lodovica Illari, attended the annual Women in Science Conference at Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA. During a day of motivational presentations an...
June 22 2011
The Air Up There Grad. student Kat Saad reports from SARP
June 20 2011
Welcome back from WA! Lots of PAOC presenters at A.M.S., 18th Conf. on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Spokane, WA.
June 17 2011
WCC@Haystack
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John (Vince) Agard for the Weather & Climate Club On Friday, December 10th, the Weather and Climate Club sponsored a trip for undergraduate students to MIT’s Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA. There, the club received a presentation from...
June 17 2011
Into the wild blue yonder...
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Shaena Berlin for the Weather & Climate Club On Friday, May 6th, the Weather and Climate Club sponored a trip for students to the Blue Hill Observatory, just south of Boston. The observatory boasts the oldest continuous weather record in North A...
June 16 2011
The Ocean, Dust and a Really, Really Really Clean Lab
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Originally from Peru, Gonzalo Carrasco joined Ed Boyle's Trace Metals Lab, just over a year ago. His main interests are the study of trace metals of biogeochemical importance, focusing on their concen...
June 14 2011
Corals in the Drake Passage Grad. student Andrea Burke heads to Antarctica to examine cold-water corals.
June 14 2011
Currently Following
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With the planet as their classroom, this page provides links to recent blog activity by members of PAOC. Following the Ice: Is this Global Warming? - July, 2012From the mess tent, we can hear hug...
June 7 2011
Jule Charney - His Life and Work
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Presentation by former student Joe Pedlosky during IAP 2011. If you missed Joe Pedlosky's  January 2011 IAP presentation about the life and times of his advisor Jule Charney here is a recording of the event......
June 7 2011
Ancient armor
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Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office In summer 2007, two geologists armed with rock hammers and a shotgun hiked through the Yukon, looking for fossils. For two weeks, Phoebe Cohen, now a postdoc here in PAOC, and Francis Macdonald, an as...
June 7 2011
Wind, war and weathermen
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Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office Well into the 20th century, American weather forecasting was not a rigorous science, but an “art,” as a National Research Council report stated in 1918. Forecasters knew, among other things, that weat...
June 6 2011
Meet PAOC's Class of 2011
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'Tis the graduation season, and although doctoral students defend throughout the year, the Institute's annual Commencement exercices (held last week) bring many back to visit and formally receive thei...
June 3 2011
Commencement 2011
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It's June. MIT's grounds, already looking spotless thanks to the Insitute's 5 month long MIT 150 celebration and an army of grounds people, are just about perfect. The sun is shining in a clear blue s...
May 27 2011
Understanding Climate - Boston Museum of Science
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Outreach@PAOC October 12th, 2009 - Boston Museum of Science Senior lecturer, Lodovica Illari, teamed up with co-weather-in-a-tank members Amit Tandon (UMass, Dartmouth) and Amala Mahadaven (BU) to present a selec...
May 27 2011
From Trilobites to Extraterrestrials: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond
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October 17th, 2010 - Harvard Natural History MuseumPhoebe Cohen, a post-doctoral associate in Roger Summons Geobiology Lab and the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the MIT NASA Astrobiology Node...
May 27 2011
Nautical Night at the MIT Museum
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Michael Byrne for Outreach@PAOC March 11th, 2011 - Nautical Night at the MIT Museum  PAOC staff (Lodovica Illari and John Marshall) and graduate students (Morgan O'Neill, Alli Wing and Mike Byrne) took part in Nautical Night ...
May 27 2011
The View from the Top - A Field Trip for First and Second Graders
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Outreach@PAOC November 16, 2009 - Cambridge Public Schools "Weather Field Trip", Green Building, MIT A group of first and second graders from the Cambridge Public Schools visited MIT, as part of their study of we...
May 27 2011
Telling Your Story
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"Telling Your Story Workshop", February 9, 2011 - EPS, Harvard Several PAOC members participated in a "Telling Your Story" Workshop hosted by Phoebe Cohen and others. With the goal of promoting clas...
May 27 2011
PAOC Under the Dome
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Outreach@PAOC April 30th, 2011 - MIT 150 "Under the Dome"/ Cambridge Science Festival To kick off this year's Cambridge Science Festival, Under the Dome, MIT was a day-long, campus-wide open house intended to sha...
May 27 2011
Can we stay? They are demonstrating the Coriolis Force!
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Outreach@PAOC May 7th, 2011 - Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library/ Cambridge Science FestivalSenior lecturer Lodovica Illari, aided by grad. students Ryan Abernathey and Dan Chavas were among many loca...
May 19 2011
PAOC weather forecasting team wins third place in the 2010-2011 WxChallenge
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Jeff Scott & Lodovica Illari This year PAOC's weather forecasting team placed third in the national collegiate weather forecasting competition, WxChallenge, run by the University of Oklahoma. It was a very tough competition, as w...
May 17 2011
Air Pollution Trends and Impacts
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Assessing Transportation in the Context of Global Change:"It is a complicated matter mapping the movement of pollution in the atmosphere, but Noelle Eckley Selin models not just the chemistry of the a...