PAOC Spotlights

Study Finds Climate Determines Shapes of River Basins

Results may help identify ancient climates on Earth or other planets.

Putting the microbiome on the map

Global Microbiome Conservancy scales up

Solving Microbial Mysteries with Autonomous Technology

Biogeochemical oceanographer Andrew Babbin and members of his group are leading a three-week research cruise aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. They are studying the nitrogen cycle in one of the largest natural marine oxygen...

Julien de Wit Begins MIT Faculty Appointment

He joins the EAPS department, bringing new perspectives to planetary science, astronomy and the hunt for exoplanets.

When The Wind Blows: Predicting How Hurricanes Change With Climate

Three MIT graduate students studying atmospheric science recently participated in a NOVA outreach event to engage the public on hurricanes and climate change.

Big Oceans. Tiny Microbes. Sea Biomes.

The Simons Foundation extends its support for microbial oceanography with the establishment of the Simons Foundation Collaboration on Ocean Computational Biogeochemical.

Kudos!

PAOC members continue to receive numerous awards and honors, both within MIT and beyond the Institute: end of year round-up.

Study: Climate Action Can Limit Asia’s Growing Water Shortages

Following the Paris accord could reduce risk of severe water-access problems, researchers find.

A Change Has Come in the Arctic

A rise in radium in the ocean signals changes along the coast

Targeting One of Climate Modeling’s Biggest Uncertainties

New method enables faster, more accurate simulation of aerosol-cloud interaction

Congratulations to PAOC Members of the EAPS Class of 2018

Degrees awarded during the 2017/2018 academic year. Degrees are conferred in September, February and June.

3 Questions: Roger Summons on Finding Organic Matter on Mars

Discovery adds to evidence suggesting that Mars was at one time habitable.

MIT Joint Program researcher Selected for “Make Our Planet Great Again” Program

Chien Wang one of six new U.S. scientists to join French climate research initiative

McGee Receives Excellence In Mentoring Award

EAPS Associate Professor of Paleoclimatology, David McGee, has been awarded the Excellence In Mentoring Award by the office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming.

A Deeper Look

The MIT Darwin group puts their work under the microscope at the 2018 Cambridge Science Festival.

Daniel Cziczo Awarded Tenure

EAPS Congratulations - Daniel Cziczo has been awarded tenure. Cziczo holds positions with PAOC in EAPS, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Clearing the Air over Southeast Asia

Why reducing biomass burning is not enough

Avenues to Discovery

Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager leads the next phase of exoplanet hunting.

What Will We Eat in the Year 2050?

Combining art and science to envision the global food system under climate change

Study: Health Benefits Will Offset Cost of China’s Climate Policy

A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.

Boston’s High Waters

EAPS professors explain this winter's high surf and the accompanying blizzards

Spring Break on the Black Pearl?

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.

Eight from MIT Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2018

Prestigious honor society announces 213 new members this year, including planetary scientist and astrophysicist Sara Seager.

MIT's Meteorology Pioneers

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences honors trailblazing professors Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz with a tribute to their lives and legacies.

TESS Readies for Takeoff

Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.