PAOC Spotlights

David McGee named EAPS Associate Department Head for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The new position, and the first of its kind, will lead the department in best practices, awareness, and implementation.

Lava oceans may not explain the brightness of some hot super-Earths

By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.

Two research projects receive funding to advance technologies that avoid carbon emissions

Asegun Henry, Paul Barton, and Matěj Peč will lead research supported by MITEI’s Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

TIL about carbon capture

This season, we’ve talked about alternative energy sources that don’t emit carbon dioxide -- but what if there was a way to continue using fossil fuels for energy without emitting CO2 into the atmosphere?

Working from home: Mallory Ringham

I'm a rising fifth year MIT-WHOI Joint Program student in the Chemical Oceanography Program and I'm currently living near family in Syracuse, New York. I spent the first few weeks of the quarantine working from my hastily-assembled basement lab.

CliMA 0.1: A first milestone in the next generation of climate models

Machine learning, climate modeling project makes computational strides.

12.307: Weather and Climate Lab

In a virtual classroom, EAPS professors bring fluid dynamics to life.

Study: Reflecting sunlight to cool the planet will cause other global changes

Solar geoengineering proposals will weaken extratropical storm tracks in both hemispheres, scientists find.

Lab shutdowns enable speedier investigation of coral disease

Microbiologists make big strides studying Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease from home

Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions

Instrument may help scientists assess the ocean’s response to climate change.

Novel tool sheds light on coral reef erosion

"UTube" wave abrasion simulator could aid coastal planning in low-lying Marshall Islands

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

MIT panel discussion explores best practices

A rapidly changing Arctic

Shelf sediments, freshwater runoff from rivers brings more carbon, nutrients to North Pole, study co-authored by MIT and MIT-WHOI researchers finds.

Staring into the vortex

MIT and EAPS members, affiiates and alumni are recognized for original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach, and service to astron...

MIT-powered climate resilience solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network

Oxygen lost and found

Oxygen production and consumption influences the chemistry of the planet, as well as its climate. One process is often overlooked when considering oxygen budgets, but appears to be "pervasive across marine microbial systems."

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Study finds Earth’s oceans contain just the right amount of iron; adding more may not improve their ability to absorb carbon dioxide.

Brainstorming energy-saving hacks on Satori, MIT’s new supercomputer

Three-day hackathon explores methods for making artificial intelligence faster and more sustainable.

Exploring phytoplankton diversity

In a new paper, MIT-CBIOMES investigator Stephanie Dutkiewicz and collaborators use the Darwin ecosystem model to develop theories seeking to explain and predict phytoplankton biogeography.

Brian Green and Tom Beucler Receive the Rossby Award 2018-2019

The prize is given for the best PhD thesis done the preceding year within the EAPS Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate.

The BBVA Foundation Awards Kerry Emanuel the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change

Emanuel’s research has provided fundamental contributions to understanding of tropical cyclones and how they are affected by climate change.

How Microbes Reflect the Health of Coral Reefs

Microorganisms play important roles in the health and protection of coral reefs, yet exploring these connections can be difficult due to the lack of unspoiled reef systems throughout the global ocean.

WHOI-Engineered DISCO Allows Scientists to Measure Highly Reactive Superoxide on Coral Reefs

Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) successfully conceived and tested a portable device, DISCO, that performed the first in situ measurements of a highly reactive type of oxygen, known as superoxide, which may play an integral ...

Synthetic Biology: A New Tool to Tackle Climate Change?

On December 3 and 4, Boston University convened a workshop exploring how synthetic biology—the engineering of genetic “circuits” in living cells and organisms to enable them to perform specified tasks—can help address climate change.