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December 29 2011
Introducing Atmospheric Chemist Prof. Susan Solomon
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Helen Hill   In this interview Prof. Solomon talks about her work and some of the things she is looking forward to at MIT. Susan Solomon is widely recognized as a leader in the field of atmospheri...
December 29 2011
December 16 2011
The Brit, his Computer and Prepping for a Greenhouse Whodunnit...
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Helen Hill   Get to know a little more about Researcher Matt Rigby and his work in this video interviewFor the past 4 years Matt Rigby, a member of the Prinn Group, has been a researcher in the Center ...
December 2 2011
Tracking an Elusive Chemical - Estrogens
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David Griffith, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Estrogens are a family of hormones that are essential for growth and development, and, notably, for determining whether you are a female or a male. Exposure to even small amounts of “extra” estrogen c...
November 23 2011
The Ocean's Tiny Chemists
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Kim Popendorf, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Marine microorganisms are the chemists of the ocean, continually cycling carbon and other chemicals via the routine biochemical reactions they use to live and grow. MIT-WHOI graduate student Kim Popen...
November 10 2011
Between the Beach and the Deep Blue Sea
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Rachel Horwitz, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Anything travelling from the shoreline to the ocean and vice versa - water, fish larvae, sand, pollutants - must go through the shallow inner shelf, which connects the beach to the deep ocean. Writing...
November 10 2011
The Office Next Door
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Peter Dizikes for MIT's Technology Review Casual conversations among colleagues can prove surprisingly fruitful. Exerpted from an article by Peter Dizikes in Technology Review entitled "The Office Next Door", Dizikes shines a light on the eth...
November 8 2011
October 24 2011
What does PAOC do all day?
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2011 PAOC Retreat Research Roundup Participants At this year's Retreat, students, postdocs, researchers and faculty participated in a "Rapid Research Roundup", 1 minute, 1 slide show-and-tell event. Here, for posterity, is the annotated slide ...
October 19 2011
Faculty Bibliographies
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Past Faculty:Edward Norton Lorenz (May 23, 1917 – April 16, 2008)  Lorenz was a mathematician and meteorologist, and a pioneer of chaos theory. He discovered the notion of strange attractors and ...
October 14 2011
Beyond PAOC - MIT Student Policy Initiative
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 The MIT Science Policy Initiative (SPI) is a student-run group interested in educating students in the policies governing science research and innovation along with exploring how science and eng...
October 14 2011
A Passion for Life on Ice
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Helen Hill Alison Criscitiello is a fourth year Marine Geology and Geophysics student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. Her principal interest is in glaciology, in particular validating a potential proxy for Antarc...
September 30 2011
The 2011 PAOC Retreat: Ziplines, Rockstar Wannabes and Accrostic Shannanigans
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Last weekend, members took off for the White Mountains for the 2011 PAOC Retreat. The 18th annual PAOC retreat took place last weekend, September 23-25, 2011, at the Mountain Club resort on...

September 27 2011
Ziplines, Rockstar Wannabes and Accrostic Shannanigans
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The 18th annual PAOC retreat took place last weekend, September 23-25, 2011, at the Mountain Club resort on Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH. Over 100 students, postdocs, researchers, faculty, suppor...
September 27 2011
Spitzer Detects a Steaming Super-Earth Eclipsing Its Star NASA news brief Research by postdoc Brice-Olivier Demory provides surprising new details about a supersized and superheated version of Earth called 55 Cancri e
September 27 2011
Ecology of Nitrogen Fixers in the Pacific Ocean Ben Ward Darwin Project researchers have been investigating the large scale distribution of diazotrophs in the Pacific Ocean.
September 26 2011
New Website Helen Hill The Lorenz Center goes online.
September 26 2011
Ziplines, Rockstar Wannabes and Acrostic Shenanigans - teaser
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This weekend members assembled at the Mountain Club resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for the 2011 PAOC Retreat. This annual three day event, sponsored by the Houghton Fund and organ...
September 14 2011
PAOC Fall Course - 12.846
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12.846 (Joint with ESD.110) Global Environmenta Science and Politics explores global environmental politics and the role of scientists. In this new course, taught by Noelle Selin, Students read c...
September 14 2011
PAOC Undergraduate Courses - 12.335
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 12.335 (Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry) in an undergraduate class which introduces the atmospheric chemistry involved in climate change, air pollution, and ozone depletion using a combinatio...
September 14 2011
PAOC's Fall 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.     CourseTitleLecturer12.003Physics of the...
September 14 2011
An Evening of Astrobiology @ MIT
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Outreach@PAOC August 22nd, 2011 - An Evening of Astrobiology @ MITAs part of the World's Beyond - The Search for Life in the Universe exhibition on display in MIT's Stata Center August 17th -19th and at the MIT Mus...
September 14 2011
News and World Report College Rankings Emily Finn for MIT News MIT continues to lead in Earth Science graduate programs
September 13 2011
Psychotherapy for Phytoplankton Erin Bertrand for Oceanus/ The WHOI Newsletter Life can be stressful out there in the microscopic marine world
September 13 2011
New Faculty David McGee joins PAOC.
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 7 2011
DEAPS Extreme Weather and Climate 2011
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A select few of MIT's class of 2015 got an early first taste of PAOC August 23-26, with this year's EAPS FPOP (Freshman Pre-Orientation Program) Discover Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences: Extr...
September 6 2011
PAOC administration change Beth MacEachran takes over from Kristen Barilaro as PAOC administrator
August 31 2011
PAOC Fall Course 12.951
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 12.951 - The Cryosphere in the Climate System, A reading course.This new course is intended to provide an introduction to basic concepts and state of research of cryospheric processes in the cli...
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.