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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.
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 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
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
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
February 1 2017
Preparing for Extremes Lauren Hinkel How Models Can Help Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change Uncertainties
February 1 2017
U.S. Crop Harvests Could Suffer with Climate Change Lauren Hinkel PAOC Principal Research Scientist Erwan Monier comments
February 1 2017
Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 Lauren Hinkel Solomon and Gilford present ozone research
February 1 2017
Capital Weather Gang Scientists react to Earth’s warmest year: ‘We are heading into a new unknown’ Lauren Hinkel Emanuel reacts to report that 2016 was the third warmest year on recorded history
January 20 2017
Witze Receives 2016 AGU Journalism Award AGU Alexandra Witze XII BS '92 received the 2016 David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism–News at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony.
November 21 2016
Climate Change: Ethics in Action Lauren Hinkel At forum, MIT community tackles tough ethical questions of climate change and motivations for effective action
November 17 2016
Predicting and Adapting to Increased Hurricane Risk Lauren Hinkel Kerry Emanuel shares why hurricanes will likely become more destructive and offers ways to mitigate these increased risks
November 3 2016
Tackling Questions of Ocean Physics with MIT Oceanographer Raffaele Ferrari Lauren Hinkel Understanding ocean circulation, its climate impact, & how it shapes biological productivity
October 28 2016
Seven new faculty members join the School of Science this fall School of Science Climate Physicist Timothy Cronin joins PAOC faculty
October 27 2016
The Climate Context of Hurricane Matthew Lauren Hinkel Kerry Emanuel speaks with Warm Regards about one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history
October 27 2016
AGU Should Sever Its Ties with ExxonMobil Michael E. Mann, Naomi Oreskes, and Kerry A. Emanuel AGU and its funders should be held to the same standards of evidence-based scrutiny that it expects of the scientists who publish in its own journals.
September 23 2016
Eight School of Science faculty appointed to named professorships Bendta Schroeder | School of Science Raffaele Ferrari named the Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
September 16 2016
Giant algal bloom sheds light on formation of White Cliffs of Dover Lauren Hinkel A great algae bloom at the bottom of the world is teaching scientists more about how an iconic symbol of the United Kingdom came to be.
August 8 2016
Monsoon Intensity Enhanced by Heat Captured by Desert Dust Phys.org Postdoc Qinjian Jin finds variations in the ability of heat-absorbing atmospheric sand particles from Middle Eastern deserts can intensify the Indian Summer Monsoons