News

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 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 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 14 2011
Corals in the Drake Passage Grad. student Andrea Burke heads to Antarctica to examine cold-water corals.
June 14 2011
Adventures in Svalbard Andrew Davis Student Andrew Davis heading to Svalbard to the 2011 International Polar Year Field School
June 8 2011
The impact of climate policy on U.S. aviation Allison Crimmins for MIT News Researchers find that a federal climate policy would lower total U.S. emissions, but without large reductions in the aviation sector.
June 7 2011
Wind, war and weathermen Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office a little history...
June 6 2011
The price of fresh air Allison Crimmins Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change for MIT News How costly are the health damages from air pollution in China? Noelle Selin co-authors a report...
June 1 2011
Exoplanets-R-Us Nature.com news blog Videos and comment following the May 27th Exoplanet symposium.
June 1 2011
Congratulations Dr. Barton PAOC's newest doctoral graduate
May 25 2011
A Change in Climate: A Fresh Approach to Climate Science School of Science Newsletter - Spring 2011 The Lorenz Center.
May 24 2011
Visiting Summer Students Introducing interns Harriet Lau and Rohit Goyal...
May 24 2011
A Realistic Climate Proposal Student success in MIT climate proposal writing competition
May 19 2011
Congratulations Dr Buckley PAOC Congratulates newest doctoral graduate Martha Buckley.
May 16 2011
PAOC Under the Dome Rotating tanks, greenhouse gambling, and a 240, 000 years an inch stroll through Earth history.
May 16 2011
May 16 2011
Student Award Vince Agard receives 2011 Crosby Award
May 12 2011
For people who love data The TES publishes its "Top 30 Research Institutions in Oceanography"
May 10 2011
March 10 2011
Laura goes to Harvard Forest
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Ryan Abernathey - Graduate Student Watch Part I of a video documentary by Ryan Abernathey about co-student Laura Meredith and her work studying the microbial H2 sink in Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA. Laura is a Climate Physics and Chem...
March 2 2011
Flight of the Butterly Effect
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Peter Dizikes for MIT Technology Review Read this recent article in MIT's Technology Review magazine, by writer Peter Dizikes, about Lorenz's work and plans for the Lorenz Center being incubated within PAOC.read more...
February 24 2011
Cold and Windy with Lots of Ice
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Helen Hill Cold and Windy with Lots of IceHolly Dail is a 5th year graduate student doing paleoclimate research with Carl Wunsch and Patrick Heimbach in PAOC.  As a member of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, she...
February 17 2011
Measuring Tace Metals in the South Pacific
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CMORE - BigRAPPA PAOC grad students Jong-Mi Lee (advisor Ed Boyle, based in Cambridge) and Tyler Goepfert (advisor Mak Saito, based in Woods Hole), joined researcher Rick Kayser (also from the Boyle Lab) recently retu...
February 15 2011
Where the Food Is in the Sea—and Why
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Cherie Winner for Oceanus Magazine, WHOI MIT-WHOI Joint Program alum Jessica Benthuysen, created a mathematical model to better understand what controls upwelling, or vertical movement of water, at the edge of the continental shelf. Read mor...
February 9 2011
Visualizing Earth Science Data
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Roman Kowch, Junior in Course 12 The Polar Front – a 3d visualization of observations and model simulations, using IDV and JythonHow would you explain the large scale pattern of weather fronts to a general audience? Roman Kowch, an u...
February 9 2011
Modeling Buoyant Surface Plumes
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MITgcm News Prompted by the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico, PAOC researchers Ross Tulloch, Chris Hill and Oliver Jahn have been computing the vulnerability of individual locations to remote buoyant surface pl...
February 8 2011
What is PAOC?
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Ryan Abernathey - Graduate Student What is PAOC? from Ryan Abernathey on Vimeo.Part 1 in a series of interviews with PAOC students and postdocs. Graduate student Ryan Abernathey starts by asking the question "So, what is PAOC?"...
February 7 2011
3 Questions: Sara Seager on discovering a trove of new planets
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David L. Chandler, MIT News Office NASA’s Kepler orbiting telescope has found hundreds of new possible planets, including 54 in the so-called 'habitable zone. Professor Sara Seager speaks to the MIT news office about recent exoplanetar...
February 3 2011
PAOC's Spring Courses
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Below is a listing of classes being offered in PAOC this Spring. For the full complement of courses offered in EAPS look here.    image source: Sean VosCourseTitleLecturer12.007Geo...
February 3 2011
PAOC Spring Course 12.009
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This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. Emphasized will be the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biolo...
February 2 2011
Father of Chaos - The Life and Times of Ed Lorenz
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 Speaker: MIT Professor Kerry A. Emanuel...
February 1 2011
PAOC Spring Course 12.820
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          12.820 "Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans" is a course intended to present the phenomena, theory, and modeling of turbulence in the Ea...
January 28 2011
PAOC Spring Course 12.867
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12.867, Orbital Forcing in the Climate System, is a new graduate course exploring the phenomena of tidal and solar insolation (Milankovitch Theory) forcing in parallel, using one to illuminate the oth...
January 26 2011
PAOC Spring Course: 12.307
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12.307, "Weather and Climate Lab", is an undergraduate Institute Laboratory Course intended to illustrate, by means of 'hands on' projects, the basic dynamical and physical principles that govern the ...
January 24 2011
PAOC Spring Course: 12.801
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12.801 "The General Circulation of the Ocean" is offered each Spring by Prof. John Marshall. In this class the fundamental principles of geophysical fluid dynamics are applied to the ocean to understa...
January 24 2011
What's the price of environmental policies?
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Allison Crimmins for the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change In a report published in October by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change researchers aim to identify why proposals for climate-change legislation often have varying and wil...
January 6 2011
Darwin Project Documentary
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Helen Hou - student videographer In this short documentary by MIT student Helen Hou, PAOC graduate students Andrew Barton and Sophie Clayton talk about the Darwin marine microbe project.The movie below shares how the Darwin Project i...
January 4 2011
Got Weather?
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Allison Wing           One way in which PAOC students share their meteorological expertise with the community is by serving as staff meteorologists for The Tech, M...
January 4 2011
PAOC IAP Courses: 12.310
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12.310 An Introduction to Weather Forecasting is a for-credit, IAP course intended to introduce undergraduates to the basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting.The course, taugh...
January 4 2011
GFD Summer School, WHOI
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Each summer since 1959 the GFD program at WHOI has organized an extended course of study and research for a small group of competitively selected graduate-student fellows with the goal of bringing tog...
December 23 2010
Hurricanes’ effects on ocean temperature revisited
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Morgan Bettex - MIT News Office Mixing of ocean layers by tropical cyclones may have less effect on climate than previously thought, new research reveals: Most of the heat from the warm water that hurricanes mix deep into the oceans...
December 16 2010
December 16 2010
Houghton Lecturer Late Fall 2010 - Lance Bosart, SUNY
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The Houghton Lecturer for Late Fall 2010 was Lance Bosart  (University of Albany, NY) (visit dates Nov 8th - Nov 19th).Prof. Bosart's area of interest is broad including planetary-scale, synoptic...
December 8 2010
PAOC IAP Courses: 12.312
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NOT OFFERED JANUARY 2012The aim of 12.312 Understand and run your own climate model  is to introduce MIT undergraduates to the challenges of numerical modeling of a physical system, and, in parti...