PAOC Spotlights

The Aerosols Conundrum

Just how much warmer Earth will become as a result of greenhouse-gas emissions — and how much it has warmed since preindustrial times — is much debated. In a 2007 report, the Intergovernmental Panel o...

Climate Determinism Revisited

Prompted by earlier work using a coupled ocean-atmosphere-sea ice configuration of MITgcm (Rose and Marshall, 2009), David Ferreira, John Marshall and Brian Rose have been probing the model for m...

Ecological Balancing Act

New research by PAOC graduate student Andrew Barton suggests phytoplankton diversity depends on a balance between competition and the ocean’s physical dynamics...Phytoplankton are single-celled organi...

The 2010 PAOC Retreat

Around the beginning of each academic year, members of PAOC attend a weekend retreat for science, recreation, and relaxation.Generously subsidized by the Houghton Fund, the retreat is free of charge t...

More hurricanes in greener seas?

 Research suggests ocean color is linked to formation, movement of tropical cyclones. PAOC Director, Kerry Emanuel, speaks to MIT news about a recent paper he has co-authored...read more......

Weather in a Tank

In recent years, U.S. undergraduates have shown an increasing interest in introductory meteorology, oceanography and climate classes. But many students find it difficult to grasp the non-intuitive nat...