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April 20 2018
Boston’s High Waters
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Lauren Hinkel EAPS professors explain this winter's high surf and the accompanying blizzards
April 19 2018
Spring Break on the Black Pearl?
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EAPS News Following in the footsteps of Captain Jack Sparrow, Andrew Babbin leads spring break fieldwork in the Caribbean as part of EAPS first field oceanography class.
April 18 2018
Eight from MIT Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2018
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MIT News Office Prestigious honor society announces 213 new members this year, including planetary scientist and astrophysicist Sara Seager.
April 17 2018
MIT's Meteorology Pioneers
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Meg Rosenburg | MIT Video Productions Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences honors trailblazing professors Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz with a tribute to their lives and legacies.
April 12 2018
TESS Readies for Takeoff
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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.
April 9 2018
Help Us Update the Jule Charney Library
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EAPS Development Friends of EAPS: The Charney Library renovation project needs your help!
April 9 2018
Understanding Microbial Competition for Nitrogen
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Lauren Hinkel Interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling.
April 9 2018
Brewing up Earth’s Earliest Life
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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules.
April 5 2018
Kerry Emanuel Receives 2018 Friend of the Planet Award
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EAPS News Kerry Emanuel has been chosen by the Board of Directors and staff of The National Center for Science Education to receive the 2018 Friend of the Planet award.
March 29 2018
Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets
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Larry Hardesty | MIT News Machine-learning system uses physics principles to augment data from NASA crowdsourcing project.
March 28 2018
A Two-Day Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz
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EAPS News Born 100 years ago, MIT professors Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz profoundly shaped the field of meteorology during their lifetimes. Charney laid the groundwork for numerical weather prediction and saw it transform nearly every aspect of the field, while Lorenz changed our conception of weather from deterministic phenomena to chaos.
March 26 2018
Noelle Selin Awarded Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship
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IDSS This competitive fellowship brings together Technical University of Munich researchers and outstanding international scientists to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas, with the goal of making a long-term impact.
March 25 2018
Celebrating the Science of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz
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Meg Rosenberg | MIT Video Productions, Lauren Hinkel and John Marshall MIT professors Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz profoundly shaped the field of meteorology during their lifetimes. Charney laid the groundwork for numerical weather prediction, while Lorenz changed our conception of weather from deterministic phenomena to chaos.
March 23 2018
This is What a Scientist Looks Like
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Lauren Hinkel Researchers from MIT EAPS celebrate women in science at MIT Museum’s Girls Day.
March 14 2018
3Q: Uncovering the Nitrogen Cycle in Coral Reefs
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Lauren Hinkel Marine scientist Andrew Babbin’s group scuba dives in Cuban waters for a closer look at the biogeochemistry in pristine corals.
March 9 2018
Foray into Weather Forecasting
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Lauren Hinkel Students learn about synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting during the 2018 Independent Activities Period
February 28 2018
Where Fresh is Cool in Bay of Bengal
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Monsoon runoff generates cool tendrils at surface, cuts off nutrients
February 22 2018
Framing Uncertainty
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Steve Nadis | MIT Spectrum A landmark platform models the range of ways a changing climate may affect humanity, and vice versa
February 20 2018
GlobalFood+ Speed Talks Advance More Sustainable Food Systems Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Joint Program-affiliated researchers share findings at nexus of food, agriculture, environment and health
February 16 2018
Andrew Babbin Awarded 2019 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
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MIT Sea Grant The two-year chair opens the way for promising, non-tenured professors to undertake marine-related research that will further innovative uses of the ocean's resources.
February 15 2018
PAOC Goes to Ocean Sciences 2018
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Lauren Hinkel Look out for the EAPS Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sharing their work at this year’s Ocean Sciences conference taking place February 11-16 in Portland, Oregon.
February 13 2018
Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change
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Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Joint Program researchers advocate for improved modeling approach.
February 9 2018
MIT on Chaos and Climate: A Celebration of Two Pioneers of Modern Meteorology
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Lauren Hinkel MIT atmospheric scientists and trailblazers Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz gave us numerical weather prediction and chaos theory, highlighting the value of basic research.
February 5 2018
Hubble Probes Atmospheres of Exoplanets in TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone
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NASA Release Julien de Wit and colleagues share their results characterizing TRAPPIST-1 planets atmospheres.
February 2 2018
Outstanding at AGU 2017
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Helen Hill | EAPS News Congratulations to graduate students Daniel Gilford and Clara Maurel who have been awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) for their presentations at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union held in New Orleans in December.
February 1 2018
Climate Science and Policy, 2018
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Joint Program IAP courses review fundamentals and explore emerging trends
January 25 2018
Flood Risk Under an Uncertain Future Climate Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Joint Program researcher assesses the threat and how Cambridge can prepare
January 11 2018
Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is Science for the Public Lecture Series Dan Cziczo, Assoc. Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, speaks at the Science for the Public Lecture Series as an expert on the crucial role of clouds in the dynamics of climate. He explains the vital relationship between clouds and climate, and the present options for reducing atmospheric CO2.
January 4 2018
This researcher helped coin the term ‘bomb cyclone.’ He did it to keep people safe. Matthew Cappucci | Washington Post Understanding bombogenesis and how the term originated at MIT.
January 3 2018
Scientists Find Surprising Evidence of Rapid Changes in the Arctic Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MIT-WHOI graduate student Lauren Kipp and scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole, they discovered that the levels of radium-228 have almost doubled over the last decade.
December 29 2017
How We Know It Was Climate Change Noah S. Diffenbaugh | New York Times Sunday Review New York Times Sunday Review examines connections between climate change and extreme weather events, siting a paper from Kerry Emanuel showing that heavy rainfall during storms like Hurricane Harvey are becoming increasingly common.
December 8 2017
This Year's Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future? Christopher Joyce | NPR With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season finally over, scientists are taking stock of what they say was a monumental year.
November 6 2017
EAPS Announces New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Helen Hill | EAPS News The recently launched Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (EAPS) seeks to support exceptional early-career scientists with interests across the broad range of disciplines represented in the department.
November 3 2017
“Mummies” Tummies to Reveal Digestive Evolution Anthony King | Horizon Magazine Dr. Ainara Sistiaga from the Summons Lab was recently interviewed by Horizon Magazine on the evolution of human diets.
October 31 2017
On the Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a Look at 2017 Heather Goldstone & Elsa Partan | Living Lab Radio Professor Kerry Emanuel speaks with Living Lab Radio/WGBH about Superstorm Sandy and how the 2017 hurricane season warrants action.
October 27 2017
What Planets Beyond our Solar System may Harbor Life? Steve Nadis | MIT Spectrum The TESS mission will scan our cosmic neighborhood to identify 50 top candidates
October 16 2017
Environmental Successes: How We Can Make Them Happen Again Living Lab Radio/ WGBH Atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon speaks with Living Lab Radio/WGBH about our track record of environmental success stories that deserve more attention.
October 4 2017
Brokering International Climate Deals ClimateX In a new episode of ClimateX's Climate Conversations, Associate Professor Noelle Selin explains the complexities of international climate agreements, including the impact of social media, as well as the importance of integrating of government, policy and science when studying the environment.
September 7 2017
“EarthArt” exhibit at Hayden Library MIT Libraries See your art and data displayed on the illuminated iGlobe.
September 6 2017
Back to School 2017 EAPS News MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences welcomes 28 new graduate students. Sixteen join the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate.
September 1 2017
ClimateX: How Climate Puzzles of the Past Point us to the Future MIT’s ClimateX Paleoclimatologist and EAPS Associate Professor David McGee speaks with ClimateX about tracking Earth's climate changes in the last half million years, our dependence upon climate stability and David’s role in Terrascope.
August 4 2017
TESS Mission to Discover New Planets Moves Toward Launch Helen Knight | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research Satellite’s cameras have been delivered by MIT researchers and passed NASA inspection.
August 4 2017
New dinosaur is the largest animal with countershading camouflage Lauren Hinkel Research from Roger Summons and others examines an exceptionally preserved nodosaurid ankylosaur dinosaur, revealing significant clues on predator-prey dynamics of Cretaceous animals, Chris Burns writes for Slash Gear.
August 1 2017
Curiosity and Climate Science ClimateX In a new video from ClimateX, MIT's Professor of Atmospheric Science Kerry Emanuel speaks about the origins of climate science and stresses the importance of climate science research, imploring talented students to get involved in what he considers to be an underpopulated field.
July 28 2017
Dara Entekhabi Awarded the 2018 David and Lucille Atlas Remote Sensing Prize Lauren Hinkel For scientific and technical leadership in providing remote sensing data and in their use to address basic questions in hydrological science.
June 14 2017
Monitoring and Mitigating Mercury Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Amanda Giang PhD '17 models a pollutant’s pathways and helps decision makers craft more effective mitigation policies.
June 9 2017
Charting a Better Future for Africa Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Applying models to help decision-makers advance food security and sustainable development in a climate-compromised continent
June 7 2017
Adapting Food Crops to Climate Change - Associate Professor Colette Heald MIT ClimateX In this video, Associate Professor Colette Heald discusses how we can increase global food production if climate change from air pollution is reducing our crop yields at the World Economic Forum.
May 22 2017
2017 EAPS Student Awards EAPS Education Office A roll-call of this year's Excellence in Teaching, Crosby, and Goetze Award recipients presented at the May19th Student Recognition Dinner.
May 3 2017
EAPS Patrons Circle Event Highlights Value of Science in the Service of Humanity EAPS Development Office EAPS Patrons joined students, faculty and friends for a festive Third Annual EAPS Patrons Circle celebration in Kendall Square on April 13, 2017.