PAOC Spotlights

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.

Help Us Update the Jule Charney Library

Friends of EAPS: The Charney Library renovation project needs your help!

Understanding Microbial Competition for Nitrogen

Interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling.

Brewing up Earth’s Earliest Life

Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules.

Kerry Emanuel Receives 2018 Friend of the Planet Award

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.

Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets

Machine-learning system uses physics principles to augment data from NASA crowdsourcing project.

A Two-Day Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz

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...

Noelle Selin Awarded Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship

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.

Celebrating the Science of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz

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 ...

This is What a Scientist Looks Like

Researchers from MIT EAPS celebrate women in science at MIT Museum’s Girls Day.

3Q: Uncovering the Nitrogen Cycle in Coral Reefs

Marine scientist Andrew Babbin’s group scuba dives in Cuban waters for a closer look at the biogeochemistry in pristine corals.

Foray into Weather Forecasting

Students learn about synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting during the 2018 Independent Activities Period

Where Fresh is Cool in Bay of Bengal

Monsoon runoff generates cool tendrils at surface, cuts off nutrients

Framing Uncertainty

A landmark platform models the range of ways a changing climate may affect humanity, and vice versa

Andrew Babbin Awarded 2019 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization

The two-year chair opens the way for promising, non-tenured professors to undertake marine-related research that will further innovative uses of the ocean's resources.

PAOC Goes to Ocean Sciences 2018

Look out for the EAPS Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sharing their work at this year’s Ocean Sciences conference taking place February 11-16 in Portland, Oregon.

Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change

Joint Program researchers advocate for improved modeling approach.

MIT on Chaos and Climate: A Celebration of Two Pioneers of Modern Meteorology

MIT atmospheric scientists and trailblazers Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz gave us numerical weather prediction and chaos theory, highlighting the value of basic research.

Hubble Probes Atmospheres of Exoplanets in TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

Julien de Wit and colleagues share their results characterizing TRAPPIST-1 planets atmospheres.

Outstanding at AGU 2017

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.

Climate Science and Policy, 2018

Joint Program IAP courses review fundamentals and explore emerging trends

MIT on Chaos and Climate

A Two-Day Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz

Meet the Postdocs of E25

Contributing to the Program of Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate’s McGee, Boyle and Summons labs

Susan Solomon Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize

Professor of atmospheric chemistry honored for her contributions to atmospheric science.