PAOC Spotlights

Can we stay? They are demonstrating the Coriolis Force!

May 7th, 2011 - Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library/ Cambridge Science FestivalSenior lecturer Lodovica Illari, aided by grad. students Ryan Abernathey and Dan Chavas were among many loca...

PAOC weather forecasting team wins third place in the 2010-2011 WxChallenge

This year PAOC's weather forecasting team placed third in the national collegiate weather forecasting competition, WxChallenge, run by the University of Oklahoma. It was a very tough competition, as w...

Air Pollution Trends and Impacts

Assessing Transportation in the Context of Global Change:"It is a complicated matter mapping the movement of pollution in the atmosphere, but Noelle Eckley Selin models not just the chemistry of the a...

Senior Theses - 2011

Friday, May 13th, was the EAPS annual senior thesis presentation day. Of the eight Course 12 seniors participating, three, Anastasia Maheras, John (Vince) Agard and Todd Mooring, were advised by PAOC ...

2011 Rossby Prize

This year's Rossby Award goes to Brian Rose for his PhD thesis Oceanic control of the sea ice edge and multiple equilibria in the climate system. Brian studied climate dynamics in the Climate Program ...

On the Evolution of "Lovely Crinkly Bits"

When rain falls on sand, very little of it remains on the surface. Rather, most of the water is stored in pore-space as groundwater and only returns to the surface when it flows out of a spring. As gr...

The Postdoc, the Elephant Seal and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

Fabien Roquet, is a postdoc working with Carl Wunsch. He is interested in the oceanic circulation, with a special emphasis on the Southern Ocean, collection and analysis of hydrographic data obtained ...

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Weather-in-a-Tank Lite - GFD for Middle School

Instead of rolling over and going back to sleep, Saturday mornings this Spring first year grad student Jareth Holt has been heading back in to MIT to teach middle schoolers a little bit of weather and...

Math, Modeling and the Ocean Carbon Cycle Story

 MIT Tech TVDr. Anne Willem Omta is a postdoc. in the ocean biogeochemistry group of Mick Follows. He investigates the factors determining how much carbon is stored in the ocean by means of numer...

Global modeling of HFC-134a concentrations

Matt Rigby models HFC concentrations...

Summer Sail

In 2010, a group of 25 students flew to Bermuda and returned on a 134 foot sailboat to Woods Hole, MA. Each summer, incoming students in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program are invited on a 10-day cruise. As...

Sudden Stratospheric Warmings

Watch a video about the work of graduate student Daniela Domeisen.Domeisen is a 4th year grad. student in the Atmospheric Science Program. Her research seeks to understand "sudden stratospheric warmin...

Laura goes to Harvard Forest

Watch Part I of a video documentary by Ryan Abernathey about co-student Laura Meredith and her work studying the microbial H2 sink in Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA. Laura is a Climate Physics and Chem...

Flight of the Butterly Effect

Read this recent article in MIT's Technology Review magazine, by writer Peter Dizikes, about Lorenz's work and plans for the Lorenz Center being incubated within PAOC.read more...

Cold and Windy with Lots of Ice

Cold and Windy with Lots of IceHolly Dail is a 5th year graduate student doing paleoclimate research with Carl Wunsch and Patrick Heimbach in PAOC.  As a member of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, she...

Measuring Tace Metals in the South Pacific

PAOC grad students Jong-Mi Lee (advisor Ed Boyle, based in Cambridge) and Tyler Goepfert (advisor Mak Saito, based in Woods Hole), joined researcher Rick Kayser (also from the Boyle Lab) recently retu...

Where the Food Is in the Sea—and Why

MIT-WHOI Joint Program alum Jessica Benthuysen, created a mathematical model to better understand what controls upwelling, or vertical movement of water, at the edge of the continental shelf. Read mor...

Visualizing Earth Science Data

The Polar Front – a 3d visualization of observations and model simulations, using IDV and JythonHow would you explain the large scale pattern of weather fronts to a general audience? Roman Kowch, an u...

Modeling Buoyant Surface Plumes

Prompted by the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico, PAOC researchers Ross Tulloch, Chris Hill and Oliver Jahn have been computing the vulnerability of individual locations to remote buoyant surface pl...

What is PAOC?

What is PAOC? from Ryan Abernathey on Vimeo.Part 1 in a series of interviews with PAOC students and postdocs. Graduate student Ryan Abernathey starts by asking the question "So, what is PAOC?"...

3 Questions: Sara Seager on discovering a trove of new planets

NASA’s Kepler orbiting telescope has found hundreds of new possible planets, including 54 in the so-called 'habitable zone. Professor Sara Seager speaks to the MIT news office about recent exoplanetar...

PAOC's Spring Courses

Below is a listing of classes being offered in PAOC this Spring. For the full complement of courses offered in EAPS look here.    image source: Sean VosCourseTitleLecturer12.007Geo...

PAOC Spring Course 12.009

This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. Emphasized will be the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biolo...

Father of Chaos - The Life and Times of Ed Lorenz

 Speaker: MIT Professor Kerry A. Emanuel...