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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 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 ...
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 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...