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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.
December 21 2017
Water Resource Risks: Integrated Approaches to Support Actions
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By Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change MIT Joint Program workshop highlights pathways toward sustainable water resources
December 21 2017
A More Diverse Role for Diatoms
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Helen Hill | EAPS News A review article involving Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Oliver Jahn suggests the diatoms have more diverse roles in carbon cycling than previously understood.
December 8 2017
Fellowships Save the Day!
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Angela Ellis | EAPS Development Office This academic year, thanks entirely to the generosity of past and present alumni and friends, we are proud to be supporting 18 graduate students on EAPS fellowships.
December 1 2017
Preventing the Next Blackout
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Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change MIT study projects potential impact of climate change on large power transformers in U.S. Northeast.
November 13 2017
Texas’ Odds of Harvey-scale Rainfall to Increase by End of Century
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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Study finds state’s annual risk of extreme rainfall will rise from 1 to 18 percent.
November 11 2017
Visualizing Climate Science at HUBweek
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Lauren Hinkel Art and augmented reality brings MIT – For a Better World to life
November 7 2017
A Brief History of Environmental Successes
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Helen Hill | EAPS News This year, the Lorenz Center invited Susan Solomon to give the 7th annual John Carlson Lecture at the New England Aquarium on October 26th, 2017. Professor Solomon talked about past environmental challenges that were successfully overcome and how climate change, as perhaps “the mother” of all environmental challenges, compares.
October 24 2017
First Year Students Discover EAPS through Extreme Weather and Climate
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Lauren Hinkel Before the start of the semester, fourteen incoming first year students joined researchers and students from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) for a five-day exploration of extreme weather and climate.
October 23 2017
Noelle Selin: Tracing Toxins Around the World
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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Atmospheric chemist takes on pollutants and the global treaties written to control them.
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
July 29 2016
CEE Announces New Leadership Appointments MIT News Colette Heald to Serve as CEE Associate Department Head
July 6 2016
Back to the Thesis Lauren Hinkel How Astrophysicist Sara Seager's PhD work founded the field of exoplanet study
June 28 2016
The Perfect Planet Lauren Hinkel Planetary scientist Sara Seager argues that the concept of exoplanets' "habitable zone" isn't helpful anymore
June 23 2016
Getting Back into Nuclear Chris Mooney | Washington Post It’s the first new U.S. nuclear reactor in decades. And climate change has made that a very big deal.
June 14 2016
Why This Hurricane Season is so Important to Scientists Brian K Sullivan | Bloomberg Determining the underlying drivers of Atlantic ocean temperatures and their effect on hurricane activity
June 9 2016
Happy Birthday to the Father of Chaos Theory EAPS News MIT EAPS professor Kerry Emanuel remembers a mentor of his, Edward Lorenz
June 9 2016
Congratulations to EAPS Class of 2016 MIT's Education Office Degrees awarded during the 2015/2016 academic year. Degrees are conferred in September, February and June