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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...
September 22 2010
The Aerosols Conundrum
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Morgan Bettex - MIT News Office Just how much warmer Earth will become as a result of greenhouse-gas emissions — and how much it has warmed since preindustrial times — is much debated. In a 2007 report, the Intergovernmental Panel o...
September 22 2010
Climate Determinism Revisited
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MITgcm News Prompted by earlier work using a coupled ocean-atmosphere-sea ice configuration of MITgcm (Rose and Marshall, 2009), David Ferreira, John Marshall and Brian Rose have been probing the model for m...
September 17 2010
Ecological Balancing Act
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MIT News Office - Morgan Bettex New research by PAOC graduate student Andrew Barton suggests phytoplankton diversity depends on a balance between competition and the ocean’s physical dynamics...Phytoplankton are single-celled organi...
September 13 2010
The 2010 PAOC Retreat
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Helen Hill Around the beginning of each academic year, members of PAOC attend a weekend retreat for science, recreation, and relaxation.Generously subsidized by the Houghton Fund, the retreat is free of charge t...
April 28 2010
More hurricanes in greener seas?
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Morgan Bettex - MIT News Office  Research suggests ocean color is linked to formation, movement of tropical cyclones. PAOC Director, Kerry Emanuel, speaks to MIT news about a recent paper he has co-authored...read more......
April 28 2010
Weather in a Tank
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Morgan Bettex - MIT News Office In recent years, U.S. undergraduates have shown an increasing interest in introductory meteorology, oceanography and climate classes. But many students find it difficult to grasp the non-intuitive nat...