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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 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.
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.
March 20 2017
World’s Lakes May be Much Shallower than Previously Thought EAPS News New mathematical analysis from MIT provides more accurate estimate of the depth and volume of the Earth's lakes, Adrian Cho of Science Magazine reports.
March 15 2017
Plankton can save the ocean. But who will save the plankton? Lauren Hinkel Principal Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz weighs in on geoengineering the ocean's phytoplankton to curb the symptoms of climate change.
March 15 2017
Media Lab Sets Sights on Space Margaret Evans | MIT Media Lab MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.
March 14 2017
Commercial Space: Can We Privatize Our Way to the Stars? Rob Matheson | MIT News Office Can we privatize our way to the stars? Annual conference explores the rise and distant future of the private space industry. PAOC postdoc Julien de Wit contributes to Beyond the Cradle.
March 8 2017
PAOC Faculty Fact-Check MIT Colleague on Climate Science Lauren Hinkel PAOC rebuts MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen's climate science claims in an open letter to President Trump.
March 8 2017
MIT rates No. 1 in 12 Subjects in 2017 QS World University Rankings Stephanie Eich | Resource Development MIT ranked within the top 5 for 19 of 46 subject areas.
March 8 2017
William Martin Gift to Enable Aerosol Study at Mount Washington Observatory Angela Ellis | EAPS Development Office A generous gift to the Cziczo group enables them to deploy state-of-the-art aerosol and cloud instrumentation to the Mount Washington Observatory in New England.
March 3 2017
School of Science Welcomes Five New Professors This Spring Bendta Schroeder | School of Science Andrew Babbin, a marine biogeochemist working on the nitrogen cycle, joins the PAOC faculty.
March 3 2017
New Worlds, New Discoveries EAPS News Drs. Gillon and de Wit speak about their discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star just 39 light years from Earth.
February 20 2017
Climate science and policy: Now more than ever! Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change As new administration takes office, Joint Program IAP courses explore what’s at stake.
February 9 2017
PAOC's Dara Entekhabi Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Lauren Hinkel Selection to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest distinctions bestowed upon an engineer
February 8 2017
Happy Birthday to the Father of Modern Dynamical Meteorology Lauren Hinkel MIT remembers Jule Gregory Charney, a leader in numerical weather prediction, and a former MIT professor, on his 100th birthday.
February 6 2017
Faculty Promotions Helen Hill | EAPS News The Executive Committee of the Corporation has approved the promotion of Michael Follows to Full Professor and David McGee to Associate Professor (effective July 2017.)
February 1 2017
Water Scarcity, Air Pollution and Climate Change Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Several MIT PAOC and Joint Program research affiliates share findings at the American Geophysical Union’s 2016 Fall Meeting
February 1 2017
Signs of Alien Air Herald a New Era of Exoplanet Discoveries Lauren Hinkel PAOC's Seager and de Wit comment on a new exoplanet finding