PAOC Spotlights

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.

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.