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April 20 2012
Introducing Atmospheric Chemist Prof. Colette Heald
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Helen Hill Professor Colette Heald is interested in global atmospheric composition and chemistry, and interactions of these with the biosphere and climate system, including the study of both particles and gases ...
April 5 2012
Picture Power
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Helen Hill As scientists we sometimes struggle to communicate what we do: Diagrams can quickly get complicated, equations morph into a tangle of inky Greek. This week a new vizualisation is proving that the "rig...
March 22 2012
Weather in a Tank II - Water World
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Since 2001, Lodovica Illari and John Marshall have worked to make rotating fluid dynamics more intuitive for undergraduate students studying weather and climate, using a demonstration aptly named ...
March 1 2012
Powerful Currents in Deep-Sea Gorges
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Rebecca Walsh Dell "On my first major research cruise, the ship was hit by a hurricane. On the second, the weather was even worse. In one particularly nasty storm, I remember standing braced on the ship's bridge late at...
February 10 2012
Back to the Forest
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Helen Hill Micro-organisms have produced dramatic shifts in the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere and continue to be important drivers of ocean- and land-atmosphere exchanges of gases that have a strong infl...
January 30 2012
PAOC Fall Course 12.713 (new number)
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Course 12.713 "Numerical Ocean Modeling" is a new hands-on course for developing computational models of oceanic processes such as transport (advection, diffusion), mixing and reaction (ecosystems) th...
January 30 2012
PAOC Spring Course 12.S990
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The ability to quantify the uncertainty in our models of nature is fundamental to many inference problems in science and engineering. In this course, Ravela will lead a study of advanced methods to re...
January 26 2012
2011 Publication Review
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Helen Hill  This listing of papers authored by members of PAOC was created from the Expanded Science Citation Index which includes the following source publications. It does not include conference proceedin...
January 12 2012
Climate's Dusty Clues
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Helen Hill David McGee's general interest is paleoclimatology. More specifically, he focusses on reconstructing past changes in extratropical atmospheric circulation and hydrology. He explores this area through ...
January 3 2012
IAP 2012
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 For-credit offerings:12.310 An Introduction to Weather Forecasting Lodovica Illari Mon, Wed, Fri, Jan 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, Feb. 1, 3; 1:30-3:00pm, 54-915Pre-register on WebSIS and attend fir...
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 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...
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
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