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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 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 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...
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 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 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 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 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
April 25 2011
Moving Climate Change Regulation Forward MIT News Office - Jennifer Chu Read about Last Week's Climate Change Symposium