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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 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 16 2011
The Ocean, Dust and a Really, Really Really Clean Lab
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Originally from Peru, Gonzalo Carrasco joined Ed Boyle's Trace Metals Lab, just over a year ago. His main interests are the study of trace metals of biogeochemical importance, focusing on their concen...
June 14 2011
Currently Following
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With the planet as their classroom, this page provides links to recent blog activity by members of PAOC. Following the Ice: Is this Global Warming? - July, 2012From the mess tent, we can hear hug...
June 7 2011
Jule Charney - His Life and Work
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Presentation by former student Joe Pedlosky during IAP 2011. If you missed Joe Pedlosky's  January 2011 IAP presentation about the life and times of his advisor Jule Charney here is a recording of the event......
June 7 2011
Ancient armor
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Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office In summer 2007, two geologists armed with rock hammers and a shotgun hiked through the Yukon, looking for fossils. For two weeks, Phoebe Cohen, now a postdoc here in PAOC, and Francis Macdonald, an as...
June 7 2011
Wind, war and weathermen
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Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office Well into the 20th century, American weather forecasting was not a rigorous science, but an “art,” as a National Research Council report stated in 1918. Forecasters knew, among other things, that weat...
June 6 2011
Meet PAOC's Class of 2011
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'Tis the graduation season, and although doctoral students defend throughout the year, the Institute's annual Commencement exercices (held last week) bring many back to visit and formally receive thei...
June 3 2011
Commencement 2011
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It's June. MIT's grounds, already looking spotless thanks to the Insitute's 5 month long MIT 150 celebration and an army of grounds people, are just about perfect. The sun is shining in a clear blue s...
May 27 2011
Understanding Climate - Boston Museum of Science
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Outreach@PAOC October 12th, 2009 - Boston Museum of Science Senior lecturer, Lodovica Illari, teamed up with co-weather-in-a-tank members Amit Tandon (UMass, Dartmouth) and Amala Mahadaven (BU) to present a selec...
May 27 2011
From Trilobites to Extraterrestrials: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond
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October 17th, 2010 - Harvard Natural History MuseumPhoebe Cohen, a post-doctoral associate in Roger Summons Geobiology Lab and the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the MIT NASA Astrobiology Node...
May 27 2011
Nautical Night at the MIT Museum
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Michael Byrne for Outreach@PAOC March 11th, 2011 - Nautical Night at the MIT Museum  PAOC staff (Lodovica Illari and John Marshall) and graduate students (Morgan O'Neill, Alli Wing and Mike Byrne) took part in Nautical Night ...
May 27 2011
The View from the Top - A Field Trip for First and Second Graders
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Outreach@PAOC November 16, 2009 - Cambridge Public Schools "Weather Field Trip", Green Building, MIT A group of first and second graders from the Cambridge Public Schools visited MIT, as part of their study of we...
May 27 2011
Telling Your Story
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"Telling Your Story Workshop", February 9, 2011 - EPS, Harvard Several PAOC members participated in a "Telling Your Story" Workshop hosted by Phoebe Cohen and others. With the goal of promoting clas...
May 27 2011
PAOC Under the Dome
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Outreach@PAOC April 30th, 2011 - MIT 150 "Under the Dome"/ Cambridge Science Festival To kick off this year's Cambridge Science Festival, Under the Dome, MIT was a day-long, campus-wide open house intended to sha...
May 27 2011
Can we stay? They are demonstrating the Coriolis Force!
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Outreach@PAOC May 7th, 2011 - Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library/ Cambridge Science FestivalSenior lecturer Lodovica Illari, aided by grad. students Ryan Abernathey and Dan Chavas were among many loca...
May 19 2011
PAOC weather forecasting team wins third place in the 2010-2011 WxChallenge
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Jeff Scott & Lodovica Illari This year PAOC's weather forecasting team placed third in the national collegiate weather forecasting competition, WxChallenge, run by the University of Oklahoma. It was a very tough competition, as w...
May 17 2011
Air Pollution Trends and Impacts
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Assessing Transportation in the Context of Global Change:"It is a complicated matter mapping the movement of pollution in the atmosphere, but Noelle Eckley Selin models not just the chemistry of the a...
May 13 2011
Senior Theses - 2011
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Friday, May 13th, was the EAPS annual senior thesis presentation day. Of the eight Course 12 seniors participating, three, Anastasia Maheras, John (Vince) Agard and Todd Mooring, were advised by PAOC ...
May 10 2011
2011 Rossby Prize
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This year's Rossby Award goes to Brian Rose for his PhD thesis Oceanic control of the sea ice edge and multiple equilibria in the climate system. Brian studied climate dynamics in the Climate Program ...
April 27 2011
On the Evolution of "Lovely Crinkly Bits"
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Alex Petroff When rain falls on sand, very little of it remains on the surface. Rather, most of the water is stored in pore-space as groundwater and only returns to the surface when it flows out of a spring. As gr...
April 25 2011
The Postdoc, the Elephant Seal and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
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Helen Hill Fabien Roquet, is a postdoc working with Carl Wunsch. He is interested in the oceanic circulation, with a special emphasis on the Southern Ocean, collection and analysis of hydrographic data obtained ...
April 21 2011
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December 17 2018
The 'Fortnite' Twitch Streamers Teaching Gen Z About Climate Angela Watercutter | WIRED EAPS graduate student Henri Drake is featured in WIRED magazine for his effort to use video games to increase awareness of climate science.
December 17 2018
Aerosols Threaten Water Resources in Asia Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change MIT study underscores growing concern
October 19 2010
Off to Sea After buzzing with activity for months, the Boyle Lab is quiet this week...
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...
September 30 2010
Grad Student Brian Tang Receives Simpson Postdoctoral Fellowship PAOC grad student Brian Tang receives an NCAR Joanne and Bob Simpson Postdoctoral Fellowship, a followship awarded to promote postdoctoral research in the area of tropical cyclones and/or cloud processes.
September 29 2010
New PAOC Faculty PAOC welcomes new faculty members Dan Rothman and Roger Summons
September 29 2010
Grad Students Chavas and Criscitiello awarded DOE Graduate Fellowships Congratulations to Dan Chavas and Alison Criscitiello on their recent DOE awards