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June 22 2018
Kudos!
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EAPS News PAOC members continue to receive numerous awards and honors, both within MIT and beyond the Institute: end of year round-up.
June 19 2018
Tracking Air Quality Changes Across Space and Time
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Modeling advance enables more efficient and precise estimates
June 19 2018
Study: Climate Action Can Limit Asia’s Growing Water Shortages
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Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Following the Paris accord could reduce risk of severe water-access problems, researchers find.
June 18 2018
A Change Has Come in the Arctic
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Lauren Kipp | Oceanus Magazine A rise in radium in the ocean signals changes along the coast
June 13 2018
Targeting One of Climate Modeling’s Biggest Uncertainties
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change New method enables faster, more accurate simulation of aerosol-cloud interaction
June 8 2018
Congratulations to PAOC Members of the EAPS Class of 2018
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EAPS Education Office Degrees awarded during the 2017/2018 academic year. Degrees are conferred in September, February and June.
June 7 2018
3 Questions: Roger Summons on Finding Organic Matter on Mars
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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Discovery adds to evidence suggesting that Mars was at one time habitable.
May 22 2018
MIT Joint Program researcher Selected for “Make Our Planet Great Again” Program
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Chien Wang one of six new U.S. scientists to join French climate research initiative
May 22 2018
One Sustainable World at MIT
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Lauren Hinkel Atmosphere, oceans and climate researchers help the MIT community visualize the future of sustainability.
May 18 2018
McGee Receives Excellence In Mentoring Award
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EAPS News EAPS Associate Professor of Paleoclimatology, David McGee, has been awarded the Excellence In Mentoring Award by the office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming.
May 7 2018
Citizen Science
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Johnson Huynh | The Tech Aerocene project hopes to put research into the hands of citizens
May 7 2018
A Deeper Look
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Lauren HInkel The MIT Darwin group puts their work under the microscope at the 2018 Cambridge Science Festival.
May 4 2018
Daniel Cziczo Awarded Tenure
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Helen Hill EAPS Congratulations - Daniel Cziczo has been awarded tenure. Cziczo holds positions with PAOC in EAPS, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.
May 3 2018
Clearing the Air over Southeast Asia
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Why reducing biomass burning is not enough
April 30 2018
Avenues to Discovery
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Lauren Hinkel Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager leads the next phase of exoplanet hunting.
April 26 2018
What Will We Eat in the Year 2050?
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Combining art and science to envision the global food system under climate change
April 23 2018
Study: Health Benefits Will Offset Cost of China’s Climate Policy
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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.
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.
February 22 2018
At the Intersection Mayara Felix | MIT Spectrum Five grad students, including PAOC's Daniel Gilford, on finding their own routes into the policy sphere
February 20 2018
How Close Are We To Finding Life On Another Planet? TED Radio Hour In our galaxy alone there are hundreds of billions of planets, and the past few years have ushered in an explosion of new discoveries about our universe. MIT's Sara Seager speaks with TED Radio Hour about looking for the perfect planet in the "Goldilocks" zone — neither too hot nor too cold — that could support life.
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
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
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 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 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.