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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 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 28 2018
MIT on Chaos and Climate
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Lauren Hinkel A Two-Day Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz
January 22 2018
Meet the Postdocs of E25
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Lauren Hinkel Contributing to the Program of Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate’s McGee, Boyle and Summons labs
January 19 2018
Susan Solomon Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize
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Helen Hill | EAPS News Professor of atmospheric chemistry honored for her contributions to atmospheric science.
January 19 2018
Twelve School of Science Faculty Members Appointed to Named Professorships
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School of Science The School of Science has appointed 12 faculty members to named professorships, including PAOC's Susan Solomon and Timothy Cronin.
January 18 2018
J-WAFS' Inaugural Seed Grant Projects Come to a Close
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Andi Sutton | J-WAFS Projects involving two from EAPS advance water and food security.
January 17 2018
A Primer on Understanding Climate Science
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Lauren Hinkel MIT professor Kerry Emanuel explains the science behind climate change as well as the associated risks
January 11 2018
School of Science Welcomes Three New Professors This Spring
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Bendta Schroeder | School of Science This spring, the MIT School of Science welcomes three new professors including geophysicist Brent Minchew to the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
January 6 2018
Nicholas Hawco PhD ’17 Receives the 2017 Rossby Award
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Lauren Hinkel The award is given for the best PhD thesis done the preceding year within PAOC.
January 5 2018
Who's Who? Who's New?
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Helen Hill | EAPS News A chance to catch up with recent comings and going in EAPS.
January 4 2018
New Year Award News
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EAPS Communications Office A New Year's round-up of award and honor news.
December 25 2017
Cleaner Air, Longer Lives
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Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research shows the Clean Air Act was likely responsible for a dramatic decline in atmospheric organic aerosol.
December 22 2017
Terrascope Mission 2021: Addressing the Global Threat of Climate Change
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EAPS News Mission: Prepare the world for climate change, specifically Cambridge, MA and southern Bangladesh.
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.
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.
May 1 2017
Who's Who? Who's New? in EAPS Helen Hill | EAPS News A warm welcome to visiting scientist Wenlian Xiao, new Summons Lab Assistant Alexandra Bryan, and Babbin Group postdoc Einat Segev. Plus, congratulations to Xiaolei Liu of the Summons Group on his recent promotion from Postdoc to Research Scientist.
April 27 2017
Exploring our Oceans: The Cross-talk between Marine Life and Climate Change Harvard's SIT’N Listen Podcast Harvard's SIT'N Listen Podcast speaks with MIT and WHOI graduate students Gabriela Farfan and Hanny Rivera about how studying oceans and marine biodiversity can help us better understand and combat climate change.
April 20 2017
March for Science on Saturday — get off sidelines, make a difference Lauren Hinkel Noelle Held, a PhD candidate in chemical oceanography at MIT and WHOI, discusses why she's proud to be part of a long history of American scientists and pioneers, and why it's important to continue supporting science, particularly this weekend.
April 11 2017
Environmentalist and Explorer Kate Telma | MIT News correspondent Senior Elizabeth Rider uses atmospheric chemistry research on aerosols with Prof. Dan Cziczo and Noelle Selin to create international connections.
April 5 2017
ES&T’s Best Papers of 2016 Lauren Hinkel Selin’s “Costs of IQ Loss from Leaded Aviation Gasoline Emissions” takes Top Paper in Environmental Policy for 2016.
March 24 2017
How Climate Change Covered China in Smog Lauren Hinkel Air quality in Beijing has a lot to do with snowstorms in Siberia. Associate Professor Noelle Selin comments on how local weather can influence global air pollution in The Atlantic.
March 21 2017
Volcanic Eruption Expanded Ozone Hole to Record Size Lauren Hinkel New research supports previous MIT findings that a volcanic eruption expanded Antarctica's ozone hole in 2015.
March 20 2017
Standing Out in Earth and Planetary Sciences Lauren Hinkel PAOC postdoc Daniel D. B. Koll receives an award for his poster presented at the 49th Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.