News

April 25 2011
Moving Climate Change Regulation Forward MIT News Office - Jennifer Chu Read about Last Week's Climate Change Symposium
April 19 2011
Visiting Student Marie Tous-Nadal will be working with Kerry Emanuel.
April 14 2011
The Ocean Front Modeling Challenge In an article published today in Science, Raf Ferrari explains why getting ocean fronts right might just help climate models become more accurate.
April 11 2011
Bienvenue à PAOC PAOC welcomes 2 new student visitors.
April 4 2011
Who's Who? Who's New? An April update on recent comings and goings in PAOC.
March 30 2011
Crosby Lecturer Visit Prof. Katherine Freeman (Penn. State) arrives tomorrow for a week
March 17 2011
PAOC goes to Nautical Night Michael Byrne Students and Faculty Take a Rotating Tank on the Road...
March 10 2011
PAOC OH'11 PAOC's annual 2-day prospective student Open House begins Monday
February 26 2011
2011 MIT Excellence Awards For his role in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center Team, PAOC's Chris Hill receives a 2011 MIT Excellence Award
February 15 2011
Congraulations Dr. Frame PAOC Congratulates newest doctoral graduate Caitlin Frame
February 7 2011
PAOC on the Radio In an interview with NPR's Science Friday, PAOC Director, Kerry Emanuel, discusses why he feels political views shouldn't sway scientific thinking...
January 21 2011
`Hot-Bunking' Bacterium Recycles Iron to Boost Ocean Metabolism WHOI News Office WHOI and PAOC scientists collaborate in oceanic iron recycling study
January 10 2011
Seager promoted to Full Professor MIT News Office Congratulations to Professor Sara Seager on her recent promotion
January 5 2011
WCC UG Trip Weather and Climate Club visit MIT's Haystack Observatory
December 16 2010
Research Award Postdoctoral Fellow Ning Lin receives AGU research award
December 16 2010
Building a List of Earth Candidates Morgan Bettex - MIT News Office A three-part series explores MIT researchers’ roles in the quest to find an Earth twin
December 9 2010
PAOC alum detects first carbon-rich exoplanet MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex Discovery opens door to new class of exoplanets...
December 8 2010
Lorenz Institute MIT School of Science MIT to create new Climate Initiative devoted to Climate Science
December 3 2010
3 Questions: Sara Seager on the discovery of a ‘new’ form of life
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Morgan Bettex for MIT News Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of a bacterium that can grow on a diet of arsenic and thus doesn’t share the biological building blocks traditionally associated with all life forms. The discov...
November 28 2010
Planet-in-a-Bottle
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MITgcm News New work by Sai Ravela, John Marshall, Chris Hill and others combines a numerical analogue with observations of a fluid experiment in the physical laboratory, as part of an effort to demonstrate how t...
November 27 2010
Food and Water
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Allison Crimmins in MIT News As the globe’s population increases and people become wealthier, agricultural production will need to likewise increase. But food systems may become more stressed because of a competition for water, a...
November 9 2010
PAOC weather forecasting team wins second place in the 2009-2010 WxChallenge
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MIT Forecast Team This year PAOC's weather forecasting team won second place in the national collegiate weather forecasting competition, run by the University of Oklahoma. It was a close contest, but unfortunately we w...
November 3 2010
Measuring Moisture
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Elizabeth Thomson - Spectrum Magazine, MIT PAOC's Dara Entekhabi, leads an international NASA science team set to make the first-ever global observations of soil moisture from space...Soil moisture is of interest to scientists, weather forecas...
November 3 2010
Trapped in Venice Flood
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Spectrum, MIT Rizzoli, professor of physical oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), was inspired by the plight of her hometown to devote her professional life to underst...
November 2 2010
IAP 2011
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PAOC members are offering two for-credit IAP classes in January...Among the for-credit classes offered are:12.312 - Understand and run your own Climate Model given by Paul O'GormanOverviews the fundam...
November 2 2010
DEAPS 2010
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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.webite:http://web.mit.edu/deaps/wea...
October 28 2010
Grad Student Brian Rose Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship Brian Rose is awarded a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship
October 27 2010
Incense Cedars and Failed Expectations
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Andrew Barton @ www.callofscience.com How a childhood in the Sierra's helped prime one grad student for a life in the Earth Sciences... Read this recent article by PAOC grad student Andrew Barton (advisor: Mick Follows) at www.callofscien...
October 27 2010
2010 Rossby Prize
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This year's Rossby Award goes to Daniel Enderton for his PhD thesis "On the meridional heat transport and its partition between the atmosphere and oceans". Daniel studied climate dynamics in the Clima...
October 27 2010
PAOC Undergraduate Courses: 12.003
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12.003 (Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics) is an undergraduate class designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere with a focus on the proc...
October 26 2010
Study sees changing intensity of storms from warming
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MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex PAOC's Paul O'Gorman suggests that hemispheres will respond to climate change differently...In a recent paper Understanding the varied response of extratropical storm tracks to climate change, in PNAS...
October 19 2010
Off to Sea After buzzing with activity for months, the Boyle Lab is quiet this week...
October 12 2010
Cruising the Atlantic to trace elemental movements
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Earth Magazine - Jeremy Jacquot Read about The Trace Metal Group's Fall 2010 North Atlantic cruise; part of the international GEOTRACES program to study trace elements and isotopes in the global ocean. To the right, grad. student Je...
October 12 2010
Construction begins on high-performance computing center MIT News Office PRS Chris Hill joins President Hockfield, Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony...
October 7 2010
In the search for Earthlike exoplanets, GJ 436b has much to tell us...
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MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex Professor Sara Seager and postdoctoral researcher Nikku Madhusudhan have recently completed the first detailed analysis of the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet revealing surprisingly low methane l...
October 7 2010
3 Questions: Sara Seager on searching for Earth-like planets
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MIT News Office - David L. Chandler PAOC planetary scientist discusses projects that aim to discover distant planets similar to our own, and what we can learn when we find them...Professor Sara Seager has been studying exoplanets — plan...
October 7 2010
A Look Back in Time
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MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex By linking the odd geometry of bacterial growths to photosynthesis, researchers may have a new way to study Earth’s oldest fossils...About 85 percent of the history of life on Earth has been solely mi...
September 30 2010
Mysteries at High Latitudes
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Oceanus Magazine, WHOI Kjetil Våge, a graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, was lead author of a new report showing the surprising return of convection in northern seas in the winter of 2007-8...Read about this 20...
September 30 2010
OCCA: Mapping Observations in a Dynamical Framework
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MITgcm News ECCO’s newest atlas uses MITgcm as a means of optimally synthesising data within the framework of a physically accurate general circulation model. By also limiting the time-period over which data was ...
September 30 2010
MITjcm - Using the MIT General Circulation Model to Model Jupiter
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MITgcm News PAOC alum Yohai Kaspi has been using MITgcm to model the atmosphere on a Jupiter-like gas giant...The circulations on the gas giants are quite different from those in Earth’s atmosphere: The flows are...
September 30 2010
Explained: Radiative Forcing
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MIT News Office - David L. Chandler When there's more energy radiating down on the planet than there is radiating back out to space, something's going to have to heat up. In the first in a series of climate science primers, MIT news spe...
September 30 2010
Wind resistance
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MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex Researchers suggest generating electricity from large-scale wind farms could influence climate — and not necessarily in the desired way. Professor Ron Prinn and PRS Chien Wang of PAOC speak to MIT New...
September 30 2010
Explained: Climate sensitivity
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MIT News Office - David L. Chandler If we double the Earth’s greenhouse gases, how much will the temperature change? That’s what this number tells you. In the second part of their "Explained" series on climate change, PAOC researcher An...
September 30 2010
Genes as fossils
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MIT News Offics - Morgan Bettex Researchers discover the DNA responsible for creating fossil-like molecules found in ancient rocks. PAOC's Roger Summons speaks to MIT News...When exactly did oxygen first appear in Earth’s atmosphere...
September 30 2010
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
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MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex In an interview with MIT news, John Marshall offers a perspective on the spill, why ‘we have never had a spill like this', and what that means for cleanup efforts...More than a month after the tragic ...
September 22 2010
Noelle Selin on curbing mercury
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Morgan Bettex - MIT News Office As U.N. negotiations begin on a global mercury treaty, PAOC atmospheric scientist Noelle Selin explains the challenges ahead...The first United Nations negotiating session for a global, legally bindin...