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January 5 2012
Searching for Life on the Seafloor Jill McDermott, MIT-WHOI Joint Program MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Jill McDermott is currently on a cruise exploring the deep seafloor of the Mid-Cayman Ridge
January 4 2012
Microbe Metabolism Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Chris Kempes, Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Mick Follows have developed a mathematical model relating metabolic partitioning to the form of growth. Ecology of nitrogen fixers in the Pacific Ocean
December 22 2011
Atmospheric Mercury Dean Kuipers for the LA Times Noelle Selin speaks to the LA Times about the EPAs new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
December 22 2011
PAOC goes to AGU Helen Hill Roundup of papers and posters presented by PAOC members at the Fall 2011 AGU Meeting, San Francisco, Dec 5-9.
December 22 2011
MIT Global Environment Initiative Seeks Public Comment Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Oceans and Climate two of six initiative foci
December 21 2011
Two new Earth-sized exoplanets discovered Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Seager among team to report finding two new Earth-sized exoplanets
December 20 2011
Season's Greetings from MIT MIT Happy Holidays!
December 19 2011
The Scientist who Loved the Cold Ari Daniel Shapiro for Oceanus Magazine, WHOI Another take on MIT-WHOI Joint Program grad. student Ali Criscitiello's work
December 16 2011
Sara Seager named AAAS fellow MIT News Office Seager among four named from MIT
December 12 2011
Robert van der Hilst named new department head. School of Science in MIT News Succeeds Maria Zuber, who has led EAPS for the past eight years.
December 2 2011
A Man for all Seasons School of Science Newsletter - Fall 2011 Fidelity fund manager and Lorenz Center benefactor, John H. Carlson (X!X), talks to SoS about life as a student in Meteorology
November 18 2011
Blogging Darjeeling Anita Ganesan, Prinn Group Follow grad. student Anita Ganesan's blog. Anita is currently in Darjeeling, India installing the instrument she has built to measure long-lived greenhouse gases
November 18 2011
Timeline of a Mass Extinction Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Dan Rothman and Sam Bowring (EAPS) have identified a new timescale that may help scientists home in on the end-Permian extinction’s likely causes.
November 16 2011
Postcard from Darjeeling Laura Meredith, Prinn Group Grad students Laura Meredith and Anita Ganesan are currently in Darjeeling, India, deploying Anita's gas chromatograph.
November 15 2011
The Mercury Game TechTV Find out how a game, co-developed by Noelle Selin, can teach people about the role of science in international environmental policy making
November 15 2011
The Office Next Door Peter Dizikes for MIT's Technology Review New in History
November 4 2011
Spring Greening Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Researchers identify physical explanation for why phytoplankton blooms explode along ocean fronts.
October 26 2011
Inaugural Carlson Lecture If you missed last week's Lorenz Center sponsored inaugural Carlson lecture, here is a recording.
October 25 2011
Where the wind blows. David L. Chandler, MIT News Office How far can wind power go toward reducing global carbon emissions from electricity production?
October 14 2011
MIT Science Policy Initiative This student run organisation aims to change how scientists and engineers at MIT engage with policy-makers and the public.
September 27 2011
Obituary for Dr. Pauline M. Austin. Boston Globe Pauline M. Austin contributed to some of the early pioneering work on weather radar development, died August 29.
September 27 2011
Spitzer Detects a Steaming Super-Earth Eclipsing Its Star NASA news brief Research by postdoc Brice-Olivier Demory provides surprising new details about a supersized and superheated version of Earth called 55 Cancri e
September 27 2011
Ecology of Nitrogen Fixers in the Pacific Ocean Ben Ward Darwin Project researchers have been investigating the large scale distribution of diazotrophs in the Pacific Ocean.
September 26 2011
New Website Helen Hill The Lorenz Center goes online.
September 14 2011
An Evening of Astrobiology @ MIT
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Outreach@PAOC August 22nd, 2011 - An Evening of Astrobiology @ MITAs part of the World's Beyond - The Search for Life in the Universe exhibition on display in MIT's Stata Center August 17th -19th and at the MIT Mus...
September 7 2011
DEAPS Extreme Weather and Climate 2011
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A select few of MIT's class of 2015 got an early first taste of PAOC August 23-26, with this year's EAPS FPOP (Freshman Pre-Orientation Program) Discover Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences: Extr...
August 31 2011
PAOC Fall Course 12.951
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 12.951 - The Cryosphere in the Climate System, A reading course.This new course is intended to provide an introduction to basic concepts and state of research of cryospheric processes in the cli...
August 25 2011
Meet PAOC's PhD class of 2016
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Fall 2011 sees the arrival of 24 new students: 6 joining the Atmospheric Sciences Program, 3 joining Climate Physics and Chemistry and 13 joining the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, with 9 studying Chemical a...
August 2 2011
DEAPS 2011 - schedule information
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DEAPS organisers The EAPS three-day exploration program in Extreme Weather and Climate showcases some of the most interesting and challenging aspects of weather and climate research.Below is the schedule for...
July 25 2011
The Air Up There
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Kat Saad For the past month, graduate student Kat Saad has been blogging about her experiences at NASA's Student Airborne Research Program."I checked into "Hotel UCI" today for my first day at SARP: the S...
July 14 2011
Off to that other Cambridge
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John Taylor, who came to PAOC as an NSF funded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, is moving to Cambridge University in the U.K. at the end of the month, to take up a faculty position ...
June 28 2011
Meet Prof. Daniel Cziczo
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PAOC is delighted to welcome new faculty member, atmospheric chemist, Professor Daniel James Cziczo (pronounced Cit-so). Prof. Cziczo comes to us from PNNL where he has been a Senior Scientist in the ...
June 27 2011
Estimating Eddy Diffusivity in the Southern Ocean
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Andreas Klocker Geostrophic eddies are a key mechanism for mixing tracers such as heat or carbon across the Southern Ocean but there is an ongoing debate as to the magnitude of eddy mixing in this region: Estimates b...
June 22 2011
Women in Science Conference
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Last Saturday, senior lecturer, Lodovica Illari, attended the annual Women in Science Conference at Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA. During a day of motivational presentations an...
June 17 2011
WCC@Haystack
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John (Vince) Agard for the Weather & Climate Club On Friday, December 10th, the Weather and Climate Club sponsored a trip for undergraduate students to MIT’s Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA. There, the club received a presentation from...
June 17 2011
Into the wild blue yonder...
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Shaena Berlin for the Weather & Climate Club On Friday, May 6th, the Weather and Climate Club sponored a trip for students to the Blue Hill Observatory, just south of Boston. The observatory boasts the oldest continuous weather record in North A...
June 16 2011
The Ocean, Dust and a Really, Really Really Clean Lab
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Originally from Peru, Gonzalo Carrasco joined Ed Boyle's Trace Metals Lab, just over a year ago. His main interests are the study of trace metals of biogeochemical importance, focusing on their concen...
June 14 2011
Currently Following
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With the planet as their classroom, this page provides links to recent blog activity by members of PAOC. Following the Ice: Is this Global Warming? - July, 2012From the mess tent, we can hear hug...
June 7 2011
Jule Charney - His Life and Work
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Presentation by former student Joe Pedlosky during IAP 2011. If you missed Joe Pedlosky's  January 2011 IAP presentation about the life and times of his advisor Jule Charney here is a recording of the event......
June 7 2011
Ancient armor
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Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office In summer 2007, two geologists armed with rock hammers and a shotgun hiked through the Yukon, looking for fossils. For two weeks, Phoebe Cohen, now a postdoc here in PAOC, and Francis Macdonald, an as...
June 7 2011
Wind, war and weathermen
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Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office Well into the 20th century, American weather forecasting was not a rigorous science, but an “art,” as a National Research Council report stated in 1918. Forecasters knew, among other things, that weat...
June 6 2011
Meet PAOC's Class of 2011
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'Tis the graduation season, and although doctoral students defend throughout the year, the Institute's annual Commencement exercices (held last week) bring many back to visit and formally receive thei...
June 3 2011
Commencement 2011
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It's June. MIT's grounds, already looking spotless thanks to the Insitute's 5 month long MIT 150 celebration and an army of grounds people, are just about perfect. The sun is shining in a clear blue s...
May 27 2011
Understanding Climate - Boston Museum of Science
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Outreach@PAOC October 12th, 2009 - Boston Museum of Science Senior lecturer, Lodovica Illari, teamed up with co-weather-in-a-tank members Amit Tandon (UMass, Dartmouth) and Amala Mahadaven (BU) to present a selec...
May 27 2011
From Trilobites to Extraterrestrials: Exploring Life on Earth and Beyond
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October 17th, 2010 - Harvard Natural History MuseumPhoebe Cohen, a post-doctoral associate in Roger Summons Geobiology Lab and the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the MIT NASA Astrobiology Node...
May 27 2011
Nautical Night at the MIT Museum
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Michael Byrne for Outreach@PAOC March 11th, 2011 - Nautical Night at the MIT Museum  PAOC staff (Lodovica Illari and John Marshall) and graduate students (Morgan O'Neill, Alli Wing and Mike Byrne) took part in Nautical Night ...
May 27 2011
The View from the Top - A Field Trip for First and Second Graders
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Outreach@PAOC November 16, 2009 - Cambridge Public Schools "Weather Field Trip", Green Building, MIT A group of first and second graders from the Cambridge Public Schools visited MIT, as part of their study of we...
May 27 2011
Telling Your Story
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"Telling Your Story Workshop", February 9, 2011 - EPS, Harvard Several PAOC members participated in a "Telling Your Story" Workshop hosted by Phoebe Cohen and others. With the goal of promoting clas...
May 27 2011
PAOC Under the Dome
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Outreach@PAOC April 30th, 2011 - MIT 150 "Under the Dome"/ Cambridge Science Festival To kick off this year's Cambridge Science Festival, Under the Dome, MIT was a day-long, campus-wide open house intended to sha...