Archived Events

March 24 2017
Thesis Defense - Emily Zakem MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Linking microbes and climate: Insights into the marine oxygen and nitrogen cycles with microbial metabolic functional types EVENT WEBSITE
March 23 2017
Catalyst Conversations - This Land: Laura McPhee & Taylor Perron E-15 | 7pm-8pm Renowned photographer Laura McPhee and MIT geologist Taylor Perron will share their concern for the American landscape through their respective projects and will discuss how they each bring awareness ...
March 22 2017
DLS - Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington 54-923 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm wee...
March 21 2017
William F. Brace Lecture with David Grinspoon 34-101 | 4pm-5pm The newly established "William F. Brace Lecture Series" honors the legacy of "legend in rock physics" and former Department Head Bill Brace, who passed away in 2012. "Earth in Human Hands: A Cosmic ...
March 21 2017
Cancelled Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
March 21 2017
Special Seminar - Lucia Gualtieri 54-209 | 1pm-2pm Lucia Gualtieri Postdoctoral Associate Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University Non-traditional seismology: Studying environmental processes through seismic signals The last decade h...
March 20 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Brian Rose, U Albany 12pm-1pm Title: Why does climate sensitivity go up as ocean heat uptake declines? A linear systems perspective. Transient climate sensitivity tends to increase on multiple timescales in climate models subject...
March 15 2017
DLS - Rogier Braakman, MIT CEE & EAPS 54-923 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm wee...
March 15 2017
SLS --- Uriel Zajaczkovski (Scripps) 12pm-1pm Southern Ocean eddies: generation, propagation and decay The Southern Ocean has high concentrations of eddy kinetic energy, but analysis of altimeter data and an ocean state estimate show that the ge...
March 13 2017
Special Seminar - Joseph O'Rourke 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Joseph O'Rourke, Postdoctoral Associate, Planetary Sciences, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech About the Speaker: I am a postdoctoral scholar in planetary science at Caltech, hav...
March 13 2017
Earth in Human Hands: A Cosmic View of Our Planet’s Past, Present and Future 34-101 | 3pm-4pm Third Annual William F. Brace Lecture with David Grinspoon Speaker: David Grinspoon, Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute Location:34-101 What are we doing here on this planet? ...
March 13 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Prof. Michael Tippett (Columbia University) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Changes in the statistics of U.S. tornado reports Abstract: Tornadoes damage property and kill people each year. Recent observational studies have noted changes in the statistics of tornadoes ...
March 12 2017
Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age 8am-7pm Space will be hackable. Space will be playful. Space grows ever more accessible to the space enthusiast through the reach of their DIY instruments, experiments, sensors and satellites, and soon throug...
March 8 2017
DLS - Greg Hirth, Brown University 54-923 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm wee...
March 8 2017
SLS --- William Young (Scripps) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Barotropic turbulence above topography: form stress and eddy saturation Wind is an important driver of large-scale ocean currents, imparting momentum into the ocean at the sea surface. This force is ...
March 7 2017
Special Seminar - Julien de Wit 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Julien de Wit, Postdoctoral Associate, EAPS Seminar at 3PM | 54-209 | Reception to follow Julien de Wit PhD '14 (XII) is a Postdoctoral Associate working in the Seager Group in EAPS. His primary inte...
March 6 2017
EAPS & MIT-WHOI Admissions Open House 12am-12am EAPS/MIT-WHOI JOINT PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE 2017 SCHEDULE Sunday, March 5 | Prospective students arrive and check-in at the Cambridge Marriott, 2 Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 5:30 - ...
March 1 2017
DLS - Dave Thompson, Colorado State University 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm wee...
March 1 2017
SLS --- Paola Cessi (Scripps) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Warm-route versus cold-route interbasin exchange in the meridional overturning circulation - Why is the Atlantic saltier than the Pacific? The interbasin exchange of the meridional overturning circul...
February 28 2017
Technical Seminar with David Thompson (Colorado State University) 54-517 | 4pm-5pm "A thermodynamic constraint on the tropopause and extratropical dynamics" About the Speaker: My research and that of my students is focused on improving our understanding of large-scale climate varia...
February 28 2017
Marianna Linz, MIT/WHOI. 'A theory for calculating the strength of the stratospheric circulation from age'. Clark 507 Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm The Brewer-Dobson circulation, the meridional overturning of mass in the stratosphere, is important for the distribution of gases in the stratosphere, such as ozone and water vapor, which impact surfa...
February 27 2017
Special Seminar - Francois Tissot 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Francois Tissot Crosby Postdoctoral Fellow, EAPS Solar System formation and nucleosynthesis of heavy elements: a perspective from fine-grained CAIs. The elemental and isotopic composition of planet...
February 27 2017
PAOC Colloquium - Amala Mahadevan (WHOI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Eddy-driven subduction of carbon and oxygen from the upper ocean How organic carbon and oxygen produced through photosynthesis in the upper ocean make their way in to the stratified interior is of re...
February 24 2017
Department Appreciation Reception 54-923 | 5pm-6pm Entire EAPS Community Welcome! Please join us for a department appreciation reception at Peer Hour on the 9th floor. EVENT WEBSITE Questions? Contact Allison Provaire provaire@mit.edu
February 24 2017
New Worlds, New Discoveries: A major leap in the search for life beyond our solar system The Green Building Leclture Hall - Level LL (54-100) | 4pm-5pm Speakers: Michaël Gillon, Principal Investigator of the SPECULOOS and TRAPPIST exoplanet searches & Research Scientist at the STAR Institute of the University of Liège, Belgium & Julien de Wit, Postdo...
February 24 2017
State of EAPS 54-100 | 3pm-4pm Entire EAPS Community Welcome! Our Head of the Department, Rob van der Hilst, will recognize all that EAPS has to offer, reflect on the past year, and look at what is ahead in 2017. State of EAPS is...
February 23 2017
Catalyst Conversations - This Land: Laura McPhee & Taylor Perron E-15 | 7pm-8pm Speaker: Laura McPhee, Renowned Photographer & Taylor Perron, EAPS Professor and Geologist Renowned photographer Laura McPhee and MIT geologist Taylor Perron will share their concern for the American...
February 22 2017
DLS - Francis Nimmo, UC Santa Cruz 54-923 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm wee...
February 17 2017
Graduate Lecture Series 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The GLS is open to all EAPS Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs
February 17 2017
Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets 54-100 | 4pm-5pm Throughout history, solar eclipses have inspired fear and wonder. Dr. Tyler Nordgren (Univ. Redlands) will discuss the different interpretations of eclipses by cultures around the world and throughout...
February 16 2017
February 15 2017
DLS - Catherine L. Johnson, University of British Columbia/Planetary Science Institute 54-923 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm wee...
February 13 2017
PAOC Colloquium 12pm-1pm
February 10 2017
COG3 Seminar - Speaker () Building E25, Room 119 | 10am-11am
February 9 2017
Thursday Faculty Lunches 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
February 7 2017
SLS --- Erik van Sebille (Imperial College London) 54-915 | 12am-1am Chasing Water: Lagrangian tracking of tracers, plastic and plankton through the global ocean The ocean is in constant motion, with water circulating within and flowing between basins. As the water ...
February 6 2017
Chinese New Year Celebration 54-923 | 12pm-1pm You are invited to a Chinese New Year Celebration at noon on Feb 6 (Yes! Just the day before the first day of class!!) in the Ida Green Lounge. Let us get together to enjoy Chinese food, learn Chinese...
February 3 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
February 2 2017
Tour of Wallace Astrophysical Observatory Wallace Astrophysical Observatory, 50 Groton Rd, Westford, MA 01886, USA | 6pm-11pm Come tour the heavens at MIT's George R. Wallace Jr. Astrophysical Observatory located 45 minutes northwest of Boston in Westford, MA. Use various telescopes from 14" to 24" for both visual observing ...
February 2 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
February 1 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
February 1 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: Exoplanets 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 31 2017
Highlights of what we have learned about Pluto from NASA's New Horizons mission 4-270 | 5pm-7pm Cathy Olkin '88, is a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO. Her main topic of research is the outer solar system, specifically planetary atmospheres and surfaces. She was...
January 31 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
January 31 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: Life Detection and Instrumentation 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 30 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
January 30 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: Habitable Environments Beyond Earth-Ocean Worlds 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 27 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
January 27 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: Habitable Environments Beyond Earth-Mars 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 26 2017
12.141: Electron Microprobe Analysis 54-1221 | 1pm-5pm The electron microprobe does chemical analysis at a micron-scale spatial resolution. Both events will be hands-on, and will be held in the microprobe lab. We will be discussing the theory and practice...
January 26 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: Extremophiles 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 25 2017
Linda Meinke Retirement Party 54-923 | 3pm-4pm Please save January 25th at 3:00pm in your calendar. HQ will host a retirement party in 54-923 for Linda Meinke to thank her for all her hard work over the many years she has been with us. Hope to se...
January 25 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
January 25 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: The History of Life on Earth II 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 24 2017
12.141: Electron Microprobe Analysis 54-1221 | 1pm-5pm The electron microprobe does chemical analysis at a micron-scale spatial resolution. Both events will be hands-on, and will be held in the microprobe lab. We will be discussing the theory and practice...
January 24 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology: The History of Life on Earth I 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 23 2017
January 23 2017
An Introduction to Weather Forecasting (12.310) 54-915 | 1pm-3pm Basic principles of synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models. Regular preparation of weather forecasts. Guest lecture by lo...
January 23 2017
Introduction to Astrobiology 54-915 | 9am-12pm Have you always wondered what Astrobiology is, and what Astrobiologists do? Are you interested in the search for life beyond the Earth? Join us for two weeks as we explore the breadth of topics relate...
January 20 2017
Non-credit: Electron Microprobe Lab Demo 54-1221 | 1pm-3pm The electron microprobe does chemical analysis at a micron-scale spatial resolution. We will be discussing the theory and practice of x-ray microanalysis through wavelength and energy dispersive spect...
January 19 2017
12.141: Electron Microprobe Analysis 54-1221 | 1pm-5pm The electron microprobe does chemical analysis at a micron-scale spatial resolution. Both events will be hands-on, and will be held in the microprobe lab. We will be discussing the theory and practice...
January 17 2017
Julius Busecke, LDEO. 'Temporal variability in eddy mixing in the global subtropics'. Clark 507. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm Lateral mixing by mesoscale eddies is widely recognized as a crucial mechanism for the global ocean circulation and the associated heat/salt/tracer transports. The Salinity in the Upper Ocean Processe...
January 17 2017
12.141: Electron Microprobe Analysis 54-1221 | 1pm-5pm The electron microprobe does chemical analysis at a micron-scale spatial resolution. Both events will be hands-on, and will be held in the microprobe lab. We will be discussing the theory and practice...
January 13 2017
Thesis Defense - Kimberly Huppert MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Climatic and Geodynamic Influences on Ocean Island Geomorphology
January 12 2017
Thesis Defense - Sophie N. Chu WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Capturing Dynamics of Marine Inorganic Carbon Fluxes from Diurnal to Decadal Timescales
January 9 2017
Thesis Defense - Nicholas James Hawco WHOI, Clark 507 | 1pm-2pm The Cobalt Cycle in the Tropical Pacific Ocean
January 6 2017
Thesis Defense - Emily Racz Estes WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Geochemical Parameters Controlling the Distribution and Composition of Biogenic and Sedimentary Carbon
January 4 2017
Thesis Defense - Winifred Johnson WHOI, Clark 507 | 1pm-2pm Linking Microbial Metabolism and Organic Matter Cycling Through Metabolite Distributions in the Ocean
January 3 2017
Cancelled Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
December 27 2016
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
December 22 2016
Thesis Defense - Greg Horning WHOI, Clark 507 | 9am-10am "Geophysical and Geochemical Constraints on the Evolution of Oceanic Lithosphere from Formation to Subduction" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: ...
December 21 2016
Thesis Defense - Ning Zhao WHOI, Clark 507 | 2pm-3pm "Reconstructing the Deglacial Ocean Ventilation Using Radiocarbon: Data and Inverse Modeling" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Dr. Geoffrey Gebb...
December 20 2016
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
December 20 2016
Thesis Defense - James R. Collins WHOI, Redfield Auditorium | 2pm-3pm "The Remineralization of Marine Organic Matter by Diverse Biological and Abiotic Processes" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Dr. Bernhard Peucke...
December 16 2016
NO COG3 Seminar - Finals Week/AGU Building E25, Room 117 | 3pm-4pm
December 15 2016
Undergraduate Thesis Presentation - Libby Koolik MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am "Characterization of a 3D Printed Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor and an Aerodynamic Lens Concentrator" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. EVENT WEBSITE
December 14 2016
Thesis Defense - Maxwell Kaplan WHOI, Redfield Auditorium | 2pm-3pm Coral Reef Soundscapes: Spatiotemporal Variability and Links to Species Assemblages
December 13 2016
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
December 12 2016
AGU Alumni Reception The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA | 6pm-8pm Join current members and many alumni at the 2016 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union for an evening of networking and information sharing. Location: The Palace Hotel, Twin Peaks Room, 2 Ne...
December 9 2016
Thesis Defense - Sarah Rosengard WHOI, Clark 507 | 1pm-2pm "Novel Analytical Strategies for Tracing the Organic Carbon Cycle in Marine and Riverine Particles" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Dr. Bernhar...
December 9 2016
Thesis Defense - Isabela Astiz Le Bras WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Dynamics of North American Western Boundary Currents
December 8 2016
EAPS Holiday Party 54-915 | 4pm-7pm Please join us for the annual EAPS holiday festivities on Thursday, December 8th. Celebrate the end of classes and bring your family and significant others to share a little holiday spirit with friend...
December 8 2016
Houghton Lecture: Chris Bretherton (University of Washington) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Houghton Lecture Series: Insights from Large-Scale Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Convection and Clouds "Ultraparameterization: Using Large Eddy Simulation for Global Simulation of Boundary Layer Clouds...
December 8 2016
Houghton Lecture - Chris Bretherton (Univ. of Washington) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Ultraparameterization: Using large eddy simulation for global simulation of boundary layer clouds and climate
December 8 2016
Thesis Defense - Lucas (Bram) Willemsen MIT, 5-134 | 1pm-2pm Problems with a Localized Nature in Exploration Seismology
December 8 2016
Thursday Faculty Meeting - Business Meeting 54-915 | 12pm-1pm EVENT WEBSITE
December 7 2016
Terrascope Mission 2020 Presentation: The Future of Cities 10-250 | 7pm-10pm Please come support this year's Terrascope students as they present their plan for sustainable, equitable, and resilient cities worldwide. The class 12.000 Solving Complex Problems is part of Terrasco...
December 6 2016
Joint MKI/EAPS Colloquium: The Fastest Road to Finding Life Beyond Earth MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Marlar Lounge (37-252) | 4pm-5pm Speaker: Jonathan Lunine, Director, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science EVENT WEBSITE
December 6 2016
Thesis Defense - Evan Howard WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Ecosystem Metabolism in Salt Marsh Tidal Creeks and Ponds: Applying Triple Oxygen Isotopes and Other Gas Tracers to Novel Environments
December 5 2016
3rd EAPS Ornament Contest (and Ice Cream Social) 54-923 | 3pm-4pm EAPS is hosting a create-your-own ornament competition to decorate the EAPS Festivus Tree in the Ida Green Lounge. Bring your A-game and create an ornamental masterpiece to be beheld by your fellow ...
December 5 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Tiffany Shaw (U Chicago) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Understanding storm tracks shifts: From the seasonal cycle to future climate change Abstract: Storm tracks dominate weather and climate in the extratropics. In response to forcing, e.g. season...
December 5 2016
Thesis Defense - Jordon Hemingway WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Understanding Terrestrial Organic Carbon Export: A Time-series Approach
December 2 2016
Graduate Lecture Series - Alan Plumb 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EVENT WEBSITE
December 2 2016
MASS-Erik Larson 10am-11am
December 1 2016
Pauline M. Austin Centenary Celebration 54-915 | 10am-3pm EAPS celebrates the life and work of Pauline Morrow Austin (1916-2011), pioneer of Weather Radar at MIT. Dr. Pauline M. Austin received a BA from Wilson College in 1938, an MA from Smith College in 1...
November 30 2016
Undaunted Exploration: Revealing our Solar System from Asteroids to Pluto MIT Campus - TBD | 5pm-7pm Speaker: Richard P. Binzel (MIT-EAPS & Aero-Astro) The New England Section is pleased to invite members and guests to a presentation by MIT Professor Richard P. Binzel who is a co-investigator on NAS...
November 30 2016
November 30 2016
SLS - Alexander Robel (California Institute of Technology & University of Chicago) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Stability and Internal Flow Variability of Ice Sheets Ice streams are regions of fast-flowing ice embedded within ice sheets that account for the majority of mass transport from ice sheet interiors t...
November 29 2016
New England Aquarium Special Seminar: John Marshall (MIT, EAPS) New England Aquarium: Ocean Center, Harborside Learning Lab | 6pm-7pm "The Oceans in a Warming World: How are the oceans changing and what role do they play in climate change?" Abstract: Due to its enormous heat capacity and ability to move heat around the globe, the ...
November 28 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Jorge Sarmiento (Princeton) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: First results from year-around biogeochemical float observations in the Southern Ocean Jorge L. Sarmiento, Princeton University Abstract: Understanding of Southern Ocean biogeochemical and ca...
November 22 2016
Cancelled Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
November 22 2016
SLS - Joe Lacasce (University of Oslo) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The vertical structure of ocean eddies Since we began observing the ocean surface with satellites, it's been of interest to understand how the surface fields reflect motion at depth. A series of rec...
November 21 2016
PAOC Colloquium: James Fleming (Colby) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Inventing Atmospheric Science: Gordian Knots and the Quest for Prevision Abstract: Atmospheric researchers have long attempted to untie the Gordian Knot of meteorology—that intractable and in...
November 18 2016
November 17 2016
Climate Change: Ethics in Action Walker Memorial (50-140) | 5pm-8pm Part of the agreement reached between Fossil Free MIT and the MIT administration at the end of last semester's sit-in was a forum exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change. While the forum i...
November 17 2016
Houghton Lecture: Chris Bretherton (University of Washington) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Houghton Lecture Series: Insights from Large-Scale Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Convection and Clouds "Insights from High-Resolution Simulation of Cloud Feedbacks" Large cloud-resolving simulations w...
November 17 2016
Houghton Lecture - Chris Bretherton (Univ. of Washington) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Insights from high-resolution simulation of cloud feedbacks
November 16 2016
November 16 2016
SLS - Malte Jansen (University of Chicago) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Deciphering deep ocean circulation changes between the present and the last glacial The paleoclimate record indicates that the deep ocean circulation and water masses have undergone major rearrangeme...
November 14 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Kristie A. Boering (UC Berkeley) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm A Tale of Two Tracers: Radiocarbon and nitrous oxide isotopologues and their sources and sinks from recent observations Both CO2 and N2O are long-lived atmospheric trace gases that, coincidentally, b...
November 10 2016
November 9 2016
Glenn Flierl (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
November 8 2016
Special Lecture: Talia Tamarin (Weizmann Institute) 54-1827 | 11am-12pm Talia Tamarin from the Weizmann Institute will give an informal seminar on Nov 8th: "Poleward Deflections of Midlatitude Storm Tracks." The seminar will be at 11am in the 18th floor conference room. A...
November 7 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Curtis Deutsch (UW) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: A metabolic constraint on the biogeography of marine species Abstract: Oxygen played a key role in the evolution of marine ecosystems. However, oxygen has not generally been considered a majo...
November 4 2016
November 3 2016
Houghton Lecture: Chris Bretherton (University of Washington) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Houghton Lecture Series: Insights from Large-Scale Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Convection and Clouds "Humidity-Cloud-Precipitation Feedbacks and Convective Organization" Large cloud-resolving simula...
November 3 2016
Houghton Lecture - Chris Bretherton (Univ. of Washington) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Humidity-cloud-precipitation feedbacks and convective organization
November 2 2016
October 31 2016
SLS - Nils Hutter (Alfred Wegener Institute) 54-209 | 3pm-4pm Scaling properties of Arctic sea ice deformation in high-resolution viscous-plastic sea ice models Many climate models use a rheology of the viscous-plastic type to simulate sea ice dynamics. With th...
October 31 2016
Thesis Defense -Daniel Rothenberg MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm "Fundamental Aerosol-Cloud Interactions and their Influence on the Aerosol Indirect Effect on Climate" CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Prof. Daniel Cziczo, MIT, EAPS THESIS COMMITTEE: Dr. Chien Wang, MIT, EAPS,...
October 31 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Laura Meredith (UofA) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm “Microbe-mediated trace gas fluxes—linking ecosystem genomics to atmospheric composition” Microorganisms play a significant role in driving biogeochemical cycles. These cycles include biosphere-atmos...
October 31 2016
Joint Program Science Group E19-439H | 10am-11am "Backward Constraints on Climate Sensitivity" The equilibrium response of surface temperature to an imposed imbalance in energy at the top of the atmosphere is a fundamental property of the climate s...
October 31 2016
Thesis Defense - Kelly Anne Ogden WHOI, Clark 507 | 9am-10am Internal Hydraulic Jumps with Upstream Shear
October 29 2016
Lexplore Sustainability Fair Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St. | 10am-4pm Speaker: Kerry Emanuel, EAPS | EVENT WEBSITE Participants will learn who people can thrive in a climate-changed world by working together. The free event will feature over 40 hands-on workshops, vend...
October 28 2016
MIT/EAPS Parents Weekend Reception MIT, 54-923 | 3pm-4pm EVENT WEBSITE
October 28 2016
MASS-Morgan O'Neill 54-923 | 10am-11am
October 28 2016
Houghton Lecture: Corinne Le Quéré (University of East Anglia) 54-915 | 9am-10am Houghton Lecture Series: The Global Carbon Budget in a Changing Climate "Reaching Net Zero Carbon Balance in the 21st Century" The Paris Agreement on climate change has an ambition of balancing the g...
October 28 2016
Houghton Lecture - Corrine Le Quere 54-915 | 9am-10am Reaching net zero carbon balance in the 21st Century. The Paris Agreement on climate change has an ambition of balancing the global emissions and sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this...
October 26 2016
SLS - Emily Zakem (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Redox chemistry and ecological dynamics as underlying mechanisms for chemoautotrophic control of the primary nitrite maximum The primary nitrite maximum (PNM) – the accumulation of nitrite at the bas...
October 24 2016
Harvard Radcliffe Institute Oceans Lecture Series - Kerry Emanuel, EAPS Sheerr Room - Fay House - 10 Garden Street Cambridge | 4pm-6pm Kerry A. Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, to speak at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begi...
October 24 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Jonathan Zehr (UC Santa Cruz) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Marine microbial diversity and nitrogen: does species diversity matter? Marine microorganisms are responsible for half of the biological productivity on Earth, but are reliant on supplies of major nu...
October 21 2016
COG3 Seminar - Rónadh Cox (Williams College) Building E25, Room 117 | 3pm-4pm Megeagravel on the move: storm, waves, boulder transport, and the erosion of rocky coasts
October 21 2016
Thesis Defense - Cara Manning WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Insight into Chemical, Biological, and Physical Processes in Coastal Waters from Dissolved Oxygen and Inert Gas Tracers
October 21 2016
Houghton Lecture: Corinne Le Quéré (University of East Anglia) 54-915 | 9am-10am Houghton Lecture Series: The Global Carbon Budget in a Changing Climate "Potential and Risks of Carbon Geoengineering" Multiple options have been proposed to deliberately enhance the storage of carbo...
October 21 2016
Houghton Lecture - Corrine Le Quere 54-915 | 9am-10am Potential and risks of Carbon Geoengineerin. Multiple options have been proposed to deliberately enhance the storage of carbon in natural reservoirs, and thus reduce the magnitude of climate change ...
October 20 2016
October 20 2016
Thesis Defense - Alec Bogdanoff WHOI, Clark 507 | 1pm-2pm "Physics of Diurnal Warm Layers: Turbulence, Internal Waves, and Lateral Mixing" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Dr. Steve Jayne, WHOI THESIS...
October 19 2016
SLS - Larry Pratt (WHOI) 54-209 | 12pm-1pm Ocean Property Fluxes: a Pseudo-Lagrangian Approach Lagrangian methods can provide insight into complex stirring and transport processes. These methods can provide a skeleton or template that allows ...
October 19 2016
Administrative Lunch 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Lunch will be provided. Please send me any dietary restrictions. Agenda: Helen Hill-EAPS Communications Jen Fentress-EAPS Branding and Print Media If you have any specific questions on this subject ...
October 19 2016
EAPS Postdoc Lunch: "Developing Perfect Pitch" 54-517 | 10am-11am For our next gathering, we will have brunch with our own Helen Hill and learn how to develop an appropriate elevator pitch for various audiences. Why: learn to communicate your science quickly with ...
October 18 2016
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Alumni Reception Magnolia Hotel (1401 Commerce Street Dallas TX) | 6pm-8pm EVENT WEBSITE
October 17 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Tapio Schneider (Caltech) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: The response of tropical low clouds to climate change Abstract: Uncertainties in how tropical low clouds respond to climate change continue to dominate climate projections. They have resisted ...
October 14 2016
Houghton Lecture: Corinne Le Quéré (University of East Anglia) 54-915 | 9am-10am Houghton Lecture Series: The Global Carbon Budget in a Changing Climate "Marine Ecosystems and Ocean Acidification" The ocean holds 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. Because of its large buff...
October 14 2016
Houghton Lecture - Corrine Le Quere 54-915 | 9am-10am Marine ecosystems and ocean acidification. The ocean holds 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. Because of its large buffer capacity, the ocean will eventually absorb 60 to 85% of the carbon di...
October 13 2016
Sixth Annual John H. Carlson Lecture New England Aquarium, State Street, Boston, United States | 7pm-9pm "Big Ice: Antarctica, Greenland, and Boston" | An ice sheet is a two-mile-thick, continent-wide pile of old snow, spreading under its own weight and sculpting the land beneath. The ice sheet that bur...
October 12 2016
DLS - Richard Alley, Penn State University 54-918 | 4pm-5pm EVENT WEBSITE
October 12 2016
Cody Award Public Lecture 3pm-4pm “The Role of Ocean Turbulence in Climate” - Cody Award winner Raffaele Ferrari of MIT to give free presentation Oct. 12 at Scripps. More info here
October 12 2016
Community Science: Reimagining knowledge production Online | 12pm-1pm A discussion led by Britta Voss and Jeff Warren... Many are familiar with the Citizen Science movement: people helping out on research projects -- crowdsourced bird counts, water tests, protein foldin...
October 7 2016
Houghton Lecture: Corinne Le Quéré (University of East Anglia) 54-915 | 9am-10am Houghton Lecture Series: The Global Carbon Budget in a Changing Climate "The Contemporary Global Carbon Budget" The global carbon cycle plays a key role in regulating climate and climate change. Natu...
October 7 2016
Houghton Lecture - Corrine Le Quere 54-915 | 9am-10am The contemporary global carbon budget. The global carbon cycle plays a key role in regulating climate and climate change. Natural reservoirs on land and in the ocean hold large quantities of carbon, ...
October 5 2016
Beyond the Telescope: Pluto Revealed Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston | 7pm-8pm Speaker: Prof. Richard Binzel, EAPS, MIT EVENT WEBSITE In July 2015 New Horizons completed its nine-and-a-half year journey to become the first spacecraft to see Pluto up close. It revealed a surpri...
October 5 2016
SLS - Marco Bianucci (ISMAR - CNR) - Modeling El Nino–Southern Oscillation: analytical results 54-915 | 12pm-1pm El Ninõ–Southern Oscillation is here considered as large (time) scale phenomenon emerging from a complex and fast general dynamical system. This seminar has two main goals. The first one is to give a...
October 4 2016
Thesis Defense - Thomas DeCarlo WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am "Coral Biomineralization, Climate Proxies and the Sensitivity of Coral Reefs to CO2-Driven Climate Change" Copies of the thesis may be obtained from the EAPS Education Office (54-912). All interested...
October 3 2016
Special Lecture: David Raymond (New Mexico Tech) 54-1827 | 3pm-4pm "Balanced Dynamics and Convection in the Tropical Atmosphere" This talk presents a conceptual picture of balanced tropical tropospheric dynamics inspired by recent observations. The most important f...
October 3 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Kim Cobb (Georgia Tech) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: El Niño-climate change links from corals Abstract: Coral reef ecosystems have been heavily damaged by the last year’s record-breaking El Niño event, and will come under increasing stress from ...
October 3 2016
The Future of Climate Science Online | 12pm-1pm An open discussion led by Gabriela Serrato Marks Access the event HERE Brief intro on recent extreme climate events - Baton Rouge flooding, drought in CA (and in MA, though less severe), one interna...
October 3 2016
Near-Earth Asteroids "Live!" 54-427 | 5am-12pm See near-Earth asteroids "Live!" as we activate MIT's direct control link to NASA's Infrared Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Our science goal is to measure the infrared colors of Earth-crossing astero...
September 30 2016
2016 PAOC Retreat 12am-12am Registration for this year's retreat, September 30 - October 2 at Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, MA is NOW OPEN. For more information on the resort, you can visit http://www.oceanedge.com/ Registrat...
September 28 2016
September 27 2016
MIT/Caltech Joint Alumni Reception at the Denver GSA Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral Hall D, 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202 | 9pm-11pm Reconnect with EAPS faculty, students and alumni at the 2016 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. We hope to see you there! Please contact Prof. Kristin Bergmann for more information.
September 27 2016
Spotlight Live: Coming Face to Face with an Asteroid Online | 3pm-3pm Join us for a live webcast with mission scientists Mission Scientists: Richard Binzel (EAPS, MIT), Beth Ellen Clark (Ithaca College) and Bashar Rizk (University of Arizona). We will discuss the the sc...
September 27 2016
Thesis Defense - ZhenLiang Tian MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am A Dynamo Case Study for Mercury, and the Early Orbital and Thermal Evolution of the Moon and Lunar Asymmetry
September 26 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Carl Wunsch (MIT) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Twenty-Years of the Global Ocean Circulation: Means and Changes Abstract: An over-arching goal of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) was to describe and understand the full three-di...
September 23 2016
Graduate Lecture Series 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
September 23 2016
September 21 2016
September 20 2016
EAPS Postdoc Appreciation Dinner 54-915 | 5pm-7pm The department would like to hold a dinner for our postdocs to get together with our Head of Department, Rob van der Hilst & Associate Department Head, Tim Grove.
September 19 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Ruth Musgrave (MIT) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Ocean mixing driven by tides: breaking lee waves, hydraulic jumps and the influence of subinertial internal tides Abstract: The dissipation of tidal energy in the abyssal ocean leads to diapyc...
September 17 2016
Living in the Future: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Reality MIT Museum | 6pm-8pm Speaker: Julien de Wit, EAPS Postdoctoral Associate How do today's technologies reflect what we've seen on the big screen? Sit back, grab some pizza and popcorn, and hear from scientists and inventor...
September 17 2016
Fall 2016 EAPS Geology Field Trip Western MA | 12am-12am For more information and to register please visit the Event Page
September 15 2016
Ellen Swallow Richards Annual Lecture: Prof. Susan Solomon (EAPS) Everett Mill, 3rd floor, 15 Union St. Lawrence, Mass. | 6pm-7pm Speaker: Dr. Susan Solomon, MIT Created in honor of Ellen Swallow Richards, the first woman to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a pioneer in the field of ecology, the Ellen Swallo...
September 12 2016
Thesis Defense - Chen Gu MIT, 54-209 | 1pm-2pm Ground Motions and Source Mechanisms of Earthquakes in Multiscales – Microseismicity to Macroseismicity
September 12 2016
PAOC Colloquium: Peter Huybers (Harvard) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Delayed CO2 emissions from mid-ocean ridge volcanism as a possible cause of late-Pleistocene glacial cycles Abstract: The coupled 100,000 year variations in ice volume, temperature, and atmosp...
September 9 2016
MASS -- Daniel Rothenberg (MIT) 54-923 | 10am-11am
September 8 2016
Thursday Faculty Meeting 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
September 7 2016
September 6 2016
MIT-WHOI Joint Program Graduate Student Orientation MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Orientation for new MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate students.
September 6 2016
Luncheon for New Students and Faculty MIT, 54-923 | 12pm-1pm Luncheon for faculty and new EAPS and MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate students.
September 6 2016
EAPS Graduate Student Orientation MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm Orientation for new EAPS graduate students
September 6 2016
Registration Day 12am-12am
September 3 2016
EGSAC Orientation: (Dis)orientation Party TBD | 8pm-9pm A yearly tradition! Join us so the returning graduate students can get to know your faces and names, and learn all the academic and non-academic things about you.
September 3 2016
EGSAC Orientation: Boat Trip to Spectacle Island 12pm-5pm A private boat trip for incoming graduate students to Spectacle Island, during which we'll spend an hour on the water and two hours on the island enjoying Boston Harbor. There is a small museum, a hik...
September 2 2016
EGSAC Orientation: Pizza Peer Hour 54-923 | 5pm-7pm Incoming EAPS students will join other EAPS members for the first peer hour of the semester. Pizza and drinks provided.
September 1 2016
Thesis Defense - Michael Eddy MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am High-precision Temporal Records of Magmatism, Sedimentation, and Faulting at Evolving Plate Boundaries
August 31 2016
EGSAC Orientation: Icebreaker Lunch 54-923 | 12pm-2pm This is the chance for incoming EAPS students to get to know all the other new students in the department over a free lunch! Lunch will be followed by a rooftop tour of the EAPS Green building.
August 30 2016
Cancelled Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
August 30 2016
EAPS at the MIT Orientation Academic Expo Johnson Ice Rink, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA | 2pm-3pm Visit the EAPS booth and speak with Education Office staff and current Course XII majors! Meet representatives from EAPS at the Academic Expo this summer during orientation to learn more about opportu...
August 30 2016
Thesis Defense - Anton Ermakov MIT, 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Geophysical Investigation of Vesta, Ceres and the Moon Using Gravity and Topography Data
August 28 2016
DEAPS: A 5-day exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway, NH | 8am-1pm EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental worki...
August 27 2016
DEAPS: A 5-day exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate Fox Ridge Resort Drive, Fox Ridge Resort Dr, North Conway, NH 03860, USA | 8am-9pm EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental worki...
August 26 2016
Farewell to Melissa Fox 54-923 | 3pm-4pm Dear CGCS, EAPS and JP friends and colleagues, At the end of August, Melisa Fox (Ron Prinn's Administrative Assistant) will be retiring. Please join us on her final Friday afternoon at MIT as we wish...
August 26 2016
DEAPS: A 5-day exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate 54-923 | 9am-8pm EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental worki...
August 25 2016
DEAPS: A 5-day exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate 54-923 | 9am-7pm EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental worki...
August 24 2016
DEAPS: A 5-day exploration of Extreme Weather & Climate 54-923 | 12pm-8pm EAPS provides a unique environment to study the multi-faceted nature of the science of the Earth and other planets. We thrive on interdisciplinary ventures, seeking to understand the fundamental worki...
August 20 2016
COPEZILLA at the Red Bull Flugtag: The First Copepod to Fly into the Charles River Hatch Memorial Shell | 12pm-3pm This Saturday, a team from MIT will be flying a giant copepod named Copezilla into the Charles River as a part of the Red Bull Flugtag. We'd like to invite you all to come and watch! Copezilla (Calan...
August 20 2016
DEAPS: Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA | 12am-12am The purpose of the DEAPS 2016 trip will be to teach students basic earth science from the nature and causes of volcanic eruptions to the origin and diversity of microbial life in hot springs, to what ...
August 18 2016
Thesis Defense - Jareth Holt MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Sensitivity of Inorganic Aerosol Impacts to US Precursor Emissions
August 17 2016
Thesis Defense - Shaojie Song MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Quantifying Mercury Surface Fluxes by Combining Atmospheric Observations and Models
August 16 2016
Thesis Defense - Colin Pike-Thackray MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Uncertainty-focused Approach to Modeling the Atmospheric Chemistry of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
August 12 2016
MIT Wallace Observatory Star Party: 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower (Friday) MIT Wallace Astrophysical Observatory - 50 Groton Rd., Westford, Massachusetts | 8pm-12am MIT Wallace Astrophysical Observatory will be open to the public for a very special Perseids meteor shower on Thursday August 11, 2016. Gate will open at 8:30pm, tours will start at 9pm. Providing tha...
August 11 2016
MIT Wallace Observatory Star Party: 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower (Thursday) MIT Wallace Astrophysical Observatory - 50 Groton Rd., Westford, Massachusetts | 8pm-12am MIT Wallace Astrophysical Observatory will be open to the public for a very special Perseids meteor shower on Thursday August 11, 2016. Gate will open at 8:30pm, tours will start at 9pm. Providing tha...
August 2 2016
Thesis Defense - Niraj Inamdar MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
August 1 2016
Thesis Defense - Dan Amrhein WHOI, Clark 507 | 1pm-2pm Inferring Ocean Circulation During the Last Glacial Maximum and Last Deglaciation Using Data and Models
July 22 2016
Special Seminar: "Late Quaternary Southern Hemisphere Climate Variability" E25-119 | 10am-11am Jess will be discussing climatic changes in the Southern Ocean over the last few thousand years inferred from leaf wax dD and bulk organic d13C records from fjords in New Zealand. -------- Jessica H...
July 20 2016
Thesis Defense - Hannah Catherine Barkley WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am A Scientific Framework for Evaluating Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change
July 20 2016
Special Seminar - Paul Nadeau: "Uplifted Arctic Continental Margins: New Concepts & Consequences for Barents Sea Exploration" 54-915 | 10am-11am Advanced modal analysis methods1,2 are integrated with seismic reconstructions, gravity/magnetic, and well/core data, revealing the complex geo-history of Pangean organization, and its consequent tect...
July 19 2016
July 19 2016
Special SLS - Craig Rye CUSP (UK) - Trends in Antarctic Subpolar Sea Sea Level: Evidence of Increasing Glacial Melt? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Antarctic shelf seas are at present receiving increasing amounts of freshwater from the melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its fringing ice shelves. In response, the surface ocean salinity in ...
July 11 2016
Thesis Defense - Sarvesh Garimella MIT, 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A Vertically-Integrated Approach to Climate Science: From Measurements and Machine Learning to Models and Policy
July 8 2016
Thesis Defense - Alice Alpert WHOI: Clark 507 | 10am-11am Little Ice Age Climate in the Western Tropical Atlantic Inferred from Coral Geochemical Proxies
July 7 2016
Thesis Defense - Deepak Chrian WHOI: Clark 507 | 10am-11am When an Eddy Encounters Shelf-Slope Topography
July 5 2016
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
June 24 2016
EAPS Women's Group Event 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The EAPS Women's Group (name still TBD) will be holding our first event on Friday, June 24th, at 12:00 pm (lunch provided). This informal event is meant for everyone in our community - including men! ...
June 15 2016
Thesis Defense - Keisuke Inomura MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Development of a Cell Flux Model and its Application to Nitrogen Fixers
June 7 2016
Response of Global Climate to the Antarctic Ozone Hole 66-110 | 12am-12am A distinguished group of meteorologists, oceanographers and climatologists will assemble in MIT’s Edwin Gilliland Auditorium on June 7-8th, 2016 for the third annual progress meeting of the NSF-suppor...
June 3 2016
EAPS Post-Commencement Reception 54-923 | 2pm-5pm Immediately after Commencement, EAPS will host a buffet reception for new graduates, their families and friends, and alumni in the Ida Green Lounge. This annual event gives faculty an opportunity to ...
June 2 2016
June 2 2016
Thesis Defense - Ross Williams MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Paleoenvironment Reconstruction in Extreme Climates Using Organic Geochemical Investigations
June 1 2016
Kelly Anne Ogden (MIT-WHOI) - Internal Hydraulic Jumps with Upstream Shear 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Internal hydraulic jumps in flows with upstream shear are investigated, motivated by applications such as the flow over sills in Knight Inlet and Hood Canal. The role of upstream shear has not previo...
May 26 2016
SLS - Keisuke Inomura (PAOC-MIT) - A macromolecular model of phytoplankton growth under light and nutrient co-limitation 2pm-3pm We present a new, steady-state macromolecule-based model to study light-nutrient co-limitation of phytoplankton growth. The model is based on simplified metabolic flux network and resolves key pools o...
May 25 2016
SLS - Adele Morrison (Princeton) - Mechanisms of Southern Ocean heat uptake and transport 54-915 | 12pm-12pm Recent observations show that the Southern Ocean is dominating anthropogenic ocean heat uptake. Southern Ocean heat uptake is large because the strong northward transport of the heat content anomaly l...
May 19 2016
May 16 2016
MASS - Arlene Fiore (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
May 13 2016
EAPS Student Awards Dinner Stata R&D Commons (32-G401 | 6pm-7pm
May 13 2016
SLS - Adrian Martin (NOCS) - Does size matter for life in the ocean? MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Does size matter for life in the ocean?
May 13 2016
COG3 Seminar - Emily Peterman (Bowdoin) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Correlative microscopy, geochronology, and atom probe tomography of metamorphosed zircon
May 13 2016
EAPS Senior Thesis Presentations MIT, 54-915 | 9am-4pm EAPS Senior Thesis Presentations (Speaker schedule TBA)
May 12 2016
May 11 2016
DLS - Nigel Goldenfeld 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
May 11 2016
May 9 2016
May 9 2016
2016 Mercury Solar Transit - LIVE MIT Green Building & Online | 7am-3pm EAPS and the MIT Wallace Observatory are hosting a simultaneous event including in-person viewing through telescopes at MIT and live broadcasting of Mercury passing in front of the Sun from the Wallac...
May 6 2016
COG3 Seminar - Stephen Parman (Brown) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am When did the continents grow?
May 5 2016
Thesis Defense - Haoyue Wang MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Study of Reactive Flow, Ground Deformation and Real-Time Tomography with Applications on CO2 Sequestration
May 5 2016
Thesis Defense - Alexandra Mitchell MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Hydrous Melt Generation in the Earth's Mantle
May 4 2016
DLS - Tom Gleeson 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
May 4 2016
Thesis Defense - Mirna Slim MIT, 1-131 | 12pm-1pm Creep Properties of Source Rocks Using Indentations: The Role of Organic Matter
May 4 2016
May 3 2016
Thesis Defense - Chunquan Yu MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Teleseismic Reflection Imaging of Crust and Mantle Structure
May 2 2016
April 29 2016
COG3 Seminar - Seth Kruckenberg (BC) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Strain controls on olivine crystallographic texture: a record from mantle xenoliths, West Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
April 27 2016
DLS - Peter Franks 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
April 27 2016
SLS - Matthew Alford (Scripps Institute of Oceanography) - Observing the generation, propagation and dissipation of internal waves in the ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Recent work has shown that turbulence in the ocean due to breaking internal gravity is one of the largest uncertainties in climate models. Knowledge of the horizontal and vertical distribution of the...
April 27 2016
Masters Thesis Defense - Molly Kosiarek MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Modeling Pluto’s Lightcurve in the Near Infrared: Implications for Observation Post New Horizons
April 25 2016
April 25 2016
Thesis Defense - Stephen Messenger MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Exoplanet Atmospheric Exploration and Categorization through Transmission Spectroscopy
April 23 2016
MIT2016 Open House TBD | 10am-3pm Events and locations to be published in Feb 2016
April 22 2016
April 22 2016
COG3 Seminar - Alexander Rohrmann (Oregon State University) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Climate and Tectonics of the southern Central Andes, NW Argentina
April 21 2016
Thesis Defense - Sophia Merrifield Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Redfield Auditorium | 3pm-4pm Mechanisms for Enhanced Turbulence in the Drake Passage Region of the Southern Ocean
April 20 2016
DLS - Manika Prasad 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
April 20 2016
SLS - Mary-Louise Timmermans (Yale) - Summer heat overwinters in the Arctic Ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The talk will address the implications of a warming Arctic Ocean to the structure and ventilation of the Arctic halocline, and to the overlying sea-ice cover. In recent years, atypically warm intrusi...
April 19 2016
PAOC Special Lecture: Sarvesh Garimella (MIT) 54-915 | 1pm-2pm "A vertically-integrated approach to climate science: from measurements and machine learning to models and policy" EVENT WEBSITE
April 18 2016
April 15 2016
Stargazing at MIT 37-roof | 6pm-8pm Join us in observing the night sky during the spring semester! Open observing nights are scheduled monthly, near first quarter moon. In addition to the moon, Jupiter and its satellites will be visible...
April 15 2016
DLS - Christian Schoof, University of British Columbia 54-915 | 12pm-1pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
April 15 2016
COG3 Seminar - Isaac Larsen (UMass) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Landscape evolution of the Channeled Scablands, eastern Washington
April 13 2016
DLS - Ariel Anbar 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
April 13 2016
SLS - Cara Manning (MIT-WHOI) - What can oxygen and noble gases teach us about the ocean carbon pumps? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The ocean is a major sink of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. In order to predict future atmospheric CO2 levels and global climate, we must improve quantification of the ocean carbon pumps, which sequeste...
April 11 2016
MASS - Meiyun Lin (GFDL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
April 8 2016
EAPS Career Mentor Coffee Hour: Don Paul, Executive Director of the USC Energy Institute, Professor of Engineering Toksöz Conference Room 54-209 (ERL) | 1pm-2pm Bring your curiosity and your career questions about the oil industry or academia for an informal chat over coffee with EAPS alum Don Paul, following his “FISH” talk for ERL – note that his talk is in...
April 8 2016
EAPS Campus Preview Weekend: Course 12 Reception MIT, 54-923 | 8am-9am EAPS invites students and family to an informal gathering. Come and meet faculty and discuss both the department and MIT. Continental breakfast fare will be available.
April 7 2016
COG3 Seminar - Olivier Bachmann (ETH Zurich) 54-915 | 10am-11am Supervolcanoes and their deposits: insights into the dynamics of large magma reservoirs
April 6 2016
View from the Top: Colorado Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, United States | 6pm-9pm Join fellow MIT alumni to hear from five of Colorado's pioneers and aspiring innovators in science and technology on the evening of April 6. The MIT View from the Top series, which features MIT alumni...
April 6 2016
DLS - Peter Goldreich 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
April 6 2016
SLS-David Marshall (Oxford) - A geometric interpretation of eddy-mean flow interaction in the ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The ocean is populated by an intense geostrophic eddy field that is unresolved in most numerical ocean models used for climate prediction. A geometric framework for parameterising ocean eddy fluxes wi...
April 4 2016
April 1 2016
COG3 Seminar - Leah Morgan (USGS Denver) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Variability in stable potassium isotopes in geological and biological systems
March 31 2016
Freshman Choice of Major Student Dinner MIT, 54-915 | 6pm-7pm EAPS dinner for current majors, freshman and faculty.
March 30 2016
DLS - Sandrine Bony 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
March 30 2016
School of Science Ice Cream Social Science Conference Room 2-123 | 3pm-4pm Dear Colleagues, Next week is Random Acts of Kindness week and the School of Science is putting on an Ice Cream Social for science administrative and support staff. This will take place on Wednesday...
March 30 2016
SLS-LOUIS CLEMENT (LDEO) - Generation of internal waves by eddies impinging on the western boundary of the North Atlantic 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Despite the major role played by mesoscale eddies in redistributing the energy of the large-scale circulation, our understanding of their dissipation is still incomplete. This study investigates the g...
March 29 2016
EAPS Special Seminar on Ice Sheet-Atmosphere Interactions - Marcus Lofverstrom, NCAR 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Speaker: Marcus Löfverström, NCAR "The Mutual Interaction Between Atmosphere and Ice Sheets Over the Last Glacial Cycle" The last glacial cycle (c. 115 – 12 kya) was the most recent in a series of r...
March 29 2016
EAPS Special Lecture - "Analytical solutions to radiative-convective equilibrium" 54-915 | 12pm-1pm "Analytical solutions to radiative-convective equilibrium" Speaker: David Romps, UC Berkeley
March 28 2016
March 25 2016
March 23 2016
March 22 2016
Talking Science from Public to Policy - Workshop at MIT 56-154 | 9am-5pm "How to Share Your Science with Different Audiences" Advance Registration Required: EVENT WEBSITE Learn how to communicate your science clearly and concisely in a way that will resonate for people i...
March 21 2016
March 18 2016
COG3 Seminar - Xiaolei Liu (MIT) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am The Geobiological Significance of Archaeal Tetraether Lipids: a preliminary investigation with analytical and biological constraints
March 17 2016
Thesis Defense - Yavor Kostov MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm The Role of High-Latitude Oceans in Transient Climate Change
March 16 2016
SLS- Deepak Cherian (MIT/WHOI) - Eddy vs. shelf-slope topography 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Eddies in the ocean move westwards. Those shed by western boundary currents must then interact with shelf-slope topography at the western boundary. This simple picture is complicated by the presence ...
March 15 2016
March 13 2016
EAPS/MIT-WHOI Joint Program Admissions Open House MIT, Building 54 and Building E-25 (agenda provides details) | 12am-12am A joint admissions open house for graduate students admitted to EAPS and the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. Monday, March 14, 9am-7pm for EAPS and MIT-WHOI Joint Program prospective students. Tuesday, March ...
March 11 2016
Stargazing at MIT 37-roof | 6pm-8pm Join us in observing the night sky during the spring semester! Open observing nights are scheduled monthly, near first quarter moon. In addition to the moon, Jupiter and its satellites will be visible...
March 11 2016
Nautical Night - the Museum's last Second Friday! MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States | 5pm-8pm Join us for an evening of nautically-themed science and engineering! Hear short presentations, get your feet wet with some hands-on nautical activities, meet MIT scientists and learn about their resea...
March 11 2016
COG3 Seminar - Francois Tissot (MIT) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am The chase for 247Cm and what it reveals about the stellar environment of r-process nucleosynthesis
March 9 2016
SLS- Ruth Musgrave (MIT-MechE) - Tidally driven mixing: breaking lee waves, hydraulic jumps and the influence of subinertial trapped internal tides 54-915 | 12pm-1pm We describe and interpret in situ observations of tidally driven turbulence that were obtained in the vicinity of a small channel that transects the crest of the Mendocino Ridge in the north-eastern P...
March 7 2016
February 29 2016
February 26 2016
COG3 Seminar - Michael Brown (University of Maryland) 54 - 915 | 10am-11am How did plate tectonics begin?
February 23 2016
Canceled 3pm-4pm
February 22 2016
February 19 2016
COG3 Seminar - Steve D'Hondt (URI) E25-119 | 10am-11am The underground economy (bioenergetics of subseafloor sedimentary life)
February 19 2016
Thesis Defense - Ben Mandler MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Experimental Studies of Magmatic Differentiation and the Effects of Water on Phase Stability
February 17 2016
DLS - Marine Denolle 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
February 17 2016
SLS- Yavor Kostov (MIT) - Fast and slow responses of Southern Ocean SST to SAM in coupled climate models 54-915 | 12pm-1pm We investigate how sea surface temperatures (SSTs) around Antarctica respond to the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) on multiple timescales. To that end we examine the relationship between SAM and SST with...
February 16 2016
February 15 2016
February 12 2016
GLS Lecture - 54-918 | 4pm-5pm
February 12 2016
COG3 Seminar - Sune Nielsen (WHOI) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Using Thallium Isotopes to Track Sediment Transport from Slab to Surface in the Aleutian Arc
February 11 2016
Paris Climate Talks: Now What? 4-270, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge | 4pm-6pm Join us for a panel discussion of the COP21 talks in Paris and what the possible next steps will be. Panelists: - Valerie Karplus, Class of 1943 Career Development Professor; Assistant Professor of G...
February 10 2016
DLS - Mike Brown 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
February 10 2016
SLS- Maike Sonnewald (MIT) - Ocean model utility dependence on horizontal resolution 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The accuracy of ocean components of climate models is thought to increase with resolution, and we examine this associated change in utility on a range of model fields. A 30-year integration (1978 to 2...
February 8 2016
February 5 2016
COG3 Seminar - Corinne Wong (BC) E25-119 | 10am-11am Investigating past climate-biosphere links: Speleothem-based climate reconstructions to constrain controls on Late Holocene forest expansion in South America
February 4 2016
Faculty Lunches - 54-918 | 12pm-1pm
February 3 2016
DLS - Laura Meredith 54-915 | 4pm-5pm EAPS Department Lecture Series | Refreshments at 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, ...
February 3 2016
SLS - Andreas Schmittner (Oregon State University) - Complementary Constraints from Carbon (13C) and Nitrogen (15N) Isotopes on the Efficiency of the Glacial Ocean's Biological Pump 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Quantitative and mechanistic understanding of the changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations and ocean carbon content between glacial and interglacial periods remains lacking. An increase in the effici...
February 3 2016
Atmos/Chem Seminar: Laura Meredith, Arizona University 54-1827 | 12pm-1pm "Ecosystem fluxes of hydrogen - new insights into soil microbial H2energy metabolism and linkages to forest phenology" | Atmospheric H2, an indirect greenhouse gas, plays an important role in the chem...
February 2 2016
Earth Engine: Saving the World with Google's Cloud Platform for Big Earth Data Analytics 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Speaker: Matt Hancher, Earth Engine Technical Lead, Google Conceived in 2009 as a platform for global forest monitoring, Earth Engine has evolved into Google's cloud platform for petabyte-scale analy...
January 28 2016
Department Explorations: EAPS Blink, a pop-up on UROPs and Field Trips MIT, 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Department Explorations: EAPS Blink, a pop-up on UROPs and Field Trips EAPS Open Labs and Talks - January 25-28, 2016 - All undergraduates are welcome. Website: http://web.mit.edu/firstyear/2019/choi...
January 27 2016
Department Explorations: From MIT to PLuto - EAPS Explores the Outer Reaches of our Solar System MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Department Explorations: From MIT to Pluto - EAPS Explores the Outer Reaches of our Solar System Speaker: Amanda Bosh EAPS Open Labs and Talks - January 25-28, 2016 - All undergraduates are welcome. W...
January 27 2016
MIT on Climate = Science + Action Kirsch Auditorium, MIT Stata Center (32-123) | 8am-5pm A Symposium Presented by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Co-sponsored by the Lorenz Center and the Houghton Fund Touching on everything from the essentials of plane...
January 26 2016
Department Explorations: Lab Tour - Using Geobiology to Study Life on the Early Earth MIT, E25-650b | 4pm-5pm Department Explorations: Lab Tour - Using Geobiology to Study Life on the Early Earth Speaker: Tanja Bosak EAPS Open Labs and Talks - January 25-28, 2016 - All undergraduates are welcome. Website: htt...
January 26 2016
Department Explorations: Lab Tour - How Stalagmites and Lake Deposits Document Climate Change MIT, E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Department Explorations: Lab Tour - How Stalagmites and Lake Deposits Document Climate Change Speaker: David McGee EAPS Open Labs and Talks - January 25-28, 2016 - All undergraduates are welcome. Webs...
January 25 2016
Department Explorations: Lab Tour - Cloud Physics and Chemistry MIT, 54-1311 | 4pm-5pm Department Explorations: Lab Tour - Cloud Microphysics and Chemistry Speaker: Dan Cziczo EAPS Open Labs and Talks - January 25-28, 2016 - All undergraduates are welcome. Website: http://web.mit.edu/fi...
January 25 2016
Department Explorations: Displaying Data and models on Digital Globe MIT, 54-1827 | 3pm-4pm Department Explorations: Displaying Data and models on Digital Globe Speaker: Glenn Flierl EAPS Open Labs and Talks - January 25-28, 2016 - All undergraduates are welcome. Website: http://web.mit.edu/...
January 25 2016
IAP Lecture - Life in the Deep: Hot Topics in Hydrothermal Vent Biology 54-915 | 12pm-1pm EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2016: Life in the Ocean "Life in the Deep: Hot Topics in Hydrothermal Vent Biology" Speaker: Dr. Lauren Mullineaux, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Why do microscopic pl...
January 22 2016
IAP Lecture - The Role of Science and Technology in the Conservation of North Atlantic Right Whales 54-915 | 12pm-1pm EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2016: Life in the Ocean "The Role of Science and Technology in the Conservation of North Atlantic Right Whales" Speaker: Dr. Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institut...
January 21 2016
IAP Lecture - Predators in the Plankton: The Menagerie of Marine Microbial Eukaryotes 54-915 | 12pm-1pm EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2016: Life in the Ocean "Predators in the Plankton: The Menagerie of Marine Microbial Eukaryotes" Speaker: Dr. Matt Johnson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Why do micros...
December 16 2015
Sophia Merrifield (MIT/WHOI) - Mechanisms for enhanced turbulence in the Drake Passage region of the Southern Ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Southern Ocean is one of the most energetic regions of the world ocean due to intense winds and storm forcing, strong currents in the form of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) interacting wi...
December 11 2015
HISTORY IN THE MAKING: The Outcome of the Paris Climate Change Negotiations 54-915 | 2pm-3pm An informal panel discussion moderated by Prof. Susan Solomon, MIT EAPS Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science Panel of Speakers: Noelle Eckley Selin, Associate Professor of data, sys...
December 11 2015
EAPS Career Mentor Coffee Hour With Anita Killian SM '87 (XII) 54-517 | 11am-11am Students, scientists and postdocs - bring your curiosity and your questions for an informal chat about careers and more over coffee and pastries with EAPS alumna Anita Killian. Ms. Killian completed h...
December 10 2015
December 10 2015
December 9 2015
DLS - Thomas Halsey, ExxonMobil 54-915 | 4pm-5pm All are welcome. If you have any questions regarding the lecture, please contact Jen Fentress at 617.253.2127 or jfen@mit.edu. Reservations not required.
December 9 2015
SLS- - Andy Rhines (UofWashington) - Observations and Dynamics of Decreasing Variability of Winter Temperatures 54-915 | 12pm-1pm There is considerable interest in determining how the full distribution of surface temperature changes with warming. Model ensembles project that extratropical land temperature variability will decrea...
December 4 2015
Graduate Lecture Series - Brad Hager 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The Graduate Lecture Series is open to Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs
December 4 2015
Houghton Lecture - Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice 54-915 | 10am-11am "Thermobaricity, cabbeling, neutral helicity and the closed expression for the absolute velocity in the ocean." Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics a...
December 3 2015
2nd EAPS Ornament Contest (and Ice Cream Social) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm EAPS is hosting a create-your-own ornament competition to decorate the EAPS Festivus Tree in the Ida Green Lounge. Bring your A-game and create an ornamental masterpiece to be beheld by your fellow E...
December 3 2015
Thesis Defense - Elena Steponaitis MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Deep-lake Carbonates and Speleothems as High-resolution Archives of Paleohydrology in the Bonneville Basin, Utah
December 2 2015
Mission 2019: Feeding the Planet, Final Presentation 32-123 | 7pm-8pm Please come support this year's Terrascope students as they present their plan to feed the world and minimize the environmental impact of agriculture in the 21st century! The presentation will be foll...
December 2 2015
DLS - Mark Harrison, UCLA 54-915 | 4pm-5pm All are welcome. If you have any questions regarding the lecture, please contact Jen Fentress at 617.253.2127 or jfen@mit.edu. Reservations not required.
December 2 2015
SLS - Xinfeng Liang (MIT) - Global Ocean Vertical Heat Flux and Its Bidecadal 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Using a dynamically consistent state estimate, the vertical redistribution of oceanic heat is investigated over a 20-year period (1992-2011). The 20-year mean vertical heat flux shows strong variation...
December 1 2015
Special Seminar - Jacky Austermann 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Paleo ice volume changes on a dynamically evolving Earth Past changes in global ice volume are a sensitive indicator of climate variability. Reconstructions of these ice volume changes are commonly b...
December 1 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm "Predictability and Dynamics of Weather and Climate at the Regional Scales | Impacts of air-sea and boundary layer fluxes on the intensity and structure of TCs" Speaker: Fuqing Zhang, Professor of Me...
November 30 2015
November 25 2015
SLS - Ali Mashayek (MIT) - Topographic Enhancement of Vertical Mixing in the Southern Ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Diapycnal turbulent mixing in the Southern Ocean is believed to play a role in setting the rate of the ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC), an important element of the global climate system...
November 24 2015
Thesis Defense - Jaap Nienhuis WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Plan-View Evolution of Wave-Dominated Deltas
November 23 2015
Evening Faculty Meeting 54-915 | 5pm-7pm
November 23 2015
November 23 2015
EAPS Career Mentor Coffee Hour With Cathy Olkin Location: 54-1827 | 10am-11am Bring your curiosity and your career questions for an informal chat over coffee with EAPS alum Cathy Olkin. Dr. Olkin is a planetary scientist who studies icy outer solar system worlds. Her interests ...
November 21 2015
EAPS Thanksgiving 54-915, Ida Green Lounge | 5pm-6pm Join EAPS to celebrate Thanksgiving, because many of us are in town for the holiday and because it will be fun! We're trying to gauge how many people will attend and how much food we'll need for the ...
November 20 2015
Houghton Lecture - Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice 54-915 | 10am-11am "The neutral tangent plane, neutral helicity, and the “thin” nature of the ocean in salinity-temperature-pressure space." Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mat...
November 18 2015
DLS - Robert Rosner, University of Chicago 54-915 | 4pm-5pm All are welcome. If you have any questions regarding the lecture, please contact Jen Fentress at 617.253.2127 or jfen@mit.edu. Reservations not required.
November 18 2015
SLS - Delia Oppo (WHOI) - Deglacial Atlantic circulation:evidence from multiproxy records from shallow western north Atlantic sediment cores 54-915 | 12pm-1pm I will present a suite of records from a 950 m-depth sediment core from the western North Atlantic, a site influenced by Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) in the modern ocean. The data suggest that ...
November 16 2015
November 13 2015
Houghton Lecture - Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice 54-915 | 10am-11am "Bulk potential enthalpy as the way of handling frazil ice in coupled ice-ocean models." Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Universi...
November 10 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Diurnal variations of warm-season precipitation over the continents and coastal lines I will first present an observational analysis on the differences and similarities of the diurnal variation and p...
November 9 2015
November 6 2015
Houghton Lecture - Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice 54-915 | 10am-11am "The thermodynamic framework for studying the interaction of ice and seawater, including frazil ice." Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and Statist...
November 6 2015
Graduate Climate Conference Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 86 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543, United States | 12am-12am Co-hosted by PAOC and WHOI, the goal of this graduate student-organized conference is to assemble a broad range of talks and posters featuring high-quality student research focused on past, present, a...
November 5 2015
Evening Faculty Meeting 54-915 | 5pm-7pm
November 4 2015
DLS - Peter Kelemen, Columbia University 54-915 | 4pm-5pm All are welcome. If you have any questions regarding the lecture, please contact Jen Fentress at 617.253.2127 or jfen@mit.edu. Reservations not required.
November 4 2015
SLS - Alec Bogdanoff (MIT/WHOI)- Submesoscale lateral mixing by diurnal warm layer shear 54-915 | 12pm-1pm During the daytime, under conditions of relatively low winds and high solar insolation, the nearsurface ocean warms. This stratified diurnal warm layer traps momentum from the wind near the surface, g...
November 3 2015
November 3 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm “Predictability of regional climate variability from subseasonal to multidecadal scales” Speaker: Fuqing Zhang, Professor of Meteorology, Director, Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictab...
October 30 2015
Houghton Lecture - Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice 54-915 | 10am-11am "How to evaluate the importance of the non-conservation of several thermodynamic variables such as entropy." Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and ...
October 28 2015
DLS - Turbulent mixing processes in the stratified ocean; complications caused by the thermodynamic properties of seawater and by ocean topography 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Trevor McDougall, University of New South Wales Small-scale mixing processes, of order one meter or less in vertical extent, are weak in some sense, but they are a leading order process in the bottom...
October 28 2015
SLS - Rebecca Jackson (MIT/WHOI) - Ocean-glacier interactions in Greenland: fjord dynamics and heat transport 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Fjords form a key link in the climate system by connecting glaciers of the Greenland Ice Sheet to the ocean. They are the gateways for importing oceanic heat to melt ice and for exporting meltwater in...
October 26 2015
October 23 2015
Houghton Lecture - "Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice" 54-915 | 10am-11am "The “potential” property and the “conservative” property; what is the heat content of seawater?" Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and Statistics,...
October 21 2015
DLS - Atmospheric Circulation of Hot Jupiters 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Adam Showman, University of Arizona All are welcome | MORE
October 21 2015
SLS - Heidi Sosik (WHOI) - Bloom dynamics to climate change: Multi-scale observations of phytoplankton with autonomous flow cytometry 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Many aspects of how natural phytoplankton communities change through time remain poorly understood, in large part because traditional organism-level sampling strategies are not amenable to high freque...
October 20 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Title: Predictability and dynamics of tropical cyclone intensity changes with highlights from Hurricane Joaquin (2015) and Superstotm Sandy (2012) Abstract: This study examines the predictability of ...
October 16 2015
October 15 2015
2015 Carlson Lecture - Bjorn Stevens MPI New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, United States | 6pm-8pm Bjorn Stevens - Director of the Atmosphere in the Earth System Department at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, and professor at the University of Hamburg "Watching Water: Nature's Field Guid...
October 14 2015
Film Screening -- Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114, United States | 6pm-7pm It’s a mystery on a global scale: five times in Earth’s past, life has been nearly extinguished, the vast majority of plant and animal species annihilated in a geologic instant. What triggered these ...
October 14 2015
Career Talk by Maria Zuber 6-120 | 5pm-6pm Want to know how your professors went from being students to leading major research operations? Come hear Professor Maria Zuber, Vice President of Research, talk about becoming the first woman to lea...
October 14 2015
DLS - Bjorn Stevens, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology 54-915 | 4pm-5pm All are welcome | MORE
October 14 2015
SLS - Jeremy Shakun (Boston College)- Using cosmogenic isotopes in marine sediment cores to decipher long-term Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheet behavior 54-915 | 12pm-1pm In situ cosmogenic nuclides are produced in surface materials exposed to cosmic radiation - cover a landscape with ice and production ceases; erode down into a landscape and nuclide concentrations qui...
October 12 2015
No MASS 12pm-1pm
October 7 2015
DLS - The California Drought - Richard Seager, Columbia University 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The California Drought California is in its fourth year of an epic drought.    The prime cause of the drought is a drop in winter precipitation summing to more than a year of precipitation missing.  ...
October 7 2015
SLS - Robin Woodsworth (Harvard) - What can theory teach us about the climates of low-mass exoplanets? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm With the explosion of exoplanet discoveries and atmospheric characterization over the last decade, there is now the hope that in the near future, it will be possible to study the atmospheres of low ma...
October 6 2015
Kjetil Våge, U. Bergen. 'Wintertime convection in the western Nordic Seas under changing atmospheric conditions'. Clark 507 the western Nordic Seas under changing atmospheric conditions'. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm Clark 507
October 6 2015
Searching for Alien Life with a "Super-Hubble" Space Telescope 2pm-3pm On October 6 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT, join a live Kavli Foundation Google+ Hangout to learn more about HDST's promise from the two co-chairs of the AURA committee — EAPS Prof. Sara Seager of the Kavli I...
October 5 2015
October 2 2015
PAOC Retreat Jiminy Peak Resort in Hancock, MA | 5pm-1pm The retreat will be held on October 2 to 4, 2015 at the Jiminy Peak Resort in Hancock, MA. http://www.jiminypeak.com/summer. PLEASE REGISTER BY 5pm AUGUST 26th, 2015. The retreat is open and free o...
October 2 2015
PAOC Retreat Jiminy Peak, Lanesborough, MA 01201, USA | 12am-12am Registration open until August 26th Contact paoc.retreat@gmail.com for more information. Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10OuOZDsLxs4nVmJmlgnJg0tAeEttk23apsWESKlsUuU/viewform
September 30 2015
DLS - Bruce Watson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 54-915 | 4pm-5pm All are welcome | MORE
September 30 2015
SLS - Ilson Carlos Almeida da Silveira (LaDO) - A "Stommelian" Brazil Current at 21S-26S: vertical structure and mesoscale variability 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Brazil Current (BC) is probably the least known and explored of the western boundary currents of the world ocean. In this talk, we offer a brief overview of the research carried out at the...
September 29 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm "Predictability and Dynamics of Weather and Climate at the Regional Scales | Spontaneous balance adjustment and gravity waves from moist baroclinic jets and fronts" Speaker: Fuqing Zhang, Professor o...
September 28 2015
September 25 2015
Graduate Lecture Series - Wiki Royden 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The GLS is open to all Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs.
September 25 2015
Houghton Lecture - "Lectures on the Thermodynamics of Seawater and Ice" 54-915 | 10am-11am "The Fundamental Thermodynamic Relation and the First Law of Thermodynamics" Speaker: Trevor McDougall, Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New So...
September 24 2015
National Postdoc Appreciation Week Dinner 54-923 | 5pm-8pm By Invitation Only.
September 22 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm "Predictability and Dynamics of Weather and Climate at the Regional Scales" Speaker: Fuqing Zhang, Professor of Meteorology, Director, Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniq...
September 22 2015
Special Weather & Climate Lecture Series - Fuqing Zhang (Penn State) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm "Predictability and Dynamics of Weather and Climate at the Regional Scales | Ensemble-based data assimilation and parameter estimation" Speaker: Fuqing Zhang, Professor of Meteorology, Director, Cent...
September 21 2015
September 16 2015
SLS - Carl Wunsch (MIT)- Salinity and Temperature of the Abyssal Ocean at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The abyssal ocean during the last glacial period is widely believed to have been comparatively strongly salt stratified and close to the freezing point of sea water. Much of the support for that view ...
September 14 2015
September 11 2015
COG3 Seminar - Noah Planavsky (Yale) E25-119 | 10am-11am New Insights into Earth’s oxygenation
September 10 2015
Faculty Lunch - Lunch Only 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
September 9 2015
Pluto Revealed! - DLS Featuring Richard P. Binzel, EAPS 10-250 | 4pm-5pm The Latest Results from the NASA New Horizons Mission After nearly two decades of struggling for approval, a NASA funded Pluto mission finally reached the launch pad in January 2006. Nine-and-a-half...
September 8 2015
Pizza Peer Hour | EAPS Orientation Event Room 54-923 | 5pm-6pm Pizza Peer Hour
September 8 2015
EAPS Orientation Meeting Bldg. 54-923 | 11am-5pm EAPS Orientation: Formal Orientation Meeting for all new EAPS students. This is an introduction to your cohort of new students, continuing students, faculty, and administration. 11am-Noon: Meet in IG...
September 5 2015
Boat Trip to Spectacle Island | EAPS Orientation 2015 12pm-5pm Boat Trip to Spectacle Island: A private boat trip for incoming graduate students to Spectacle Island, during which we'll spend an hour on the water and two hours on the island enjoying Boston Harbor....
September 2 2015
EAPS Ice Breaker Lunch | EAPS Orientation Event Bldg. 54-923 | 12pm-1pm EAPS Ice Breaker Lunch: This is the chance for new incoming students to get to know all the other new students in the department with a free lunch! | Roof Tour at 1:30
September 1 2015
GSC: Grad School 102 | EAPS Orientation Event Bldg. 34, Room 101 | 12pm-4pm GSC: Grad School 102: Interact with a panel of diverse graduate students. Figure out how computing, health insurance, housing, and libraries work at MIT. Learn about various opportunities to get invol...
September 1 2015
English Evaluation Test - EAPS Orientation Event Bldg 10, Room 250 | 9am-11am MIT English Evaluation Test: All international graduate students who are pursuing a degree at MIT and are non-native English speakers MUST attend the English Evaluation test.
August 31 2015
GSC: Grad School 101 | EAPS Orientation 2015 Main Kresge (W16-109) | 2pm-3pm GSC: Grad School 101: A series of presentations and panels that address the various topics and resources in student life, the careers office, recreational sports, the MIT police and more.
August 24 2015
MIT-WHOI JP Thesis Defense - Submesoscale Turbulence in the Upper Ocean MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Thesis Defense by Jorn Callies
August 10 2015
Ride on The Magic School Bus with EAPS! Building 54 - 9th Floor | 5pm-6pm In light of the New Horizons mission reaching the ninth planet, it seems appropriate to revisit what happened when Ms. Frizzle took her class across the far reaches of the solar system in just a littl...
July 30 2015
EAPS Thesis Defense - Topographic Asymmetry and Climate Controls on Landscape Evolution MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Thesis Defense by Paul Richardson
July 21 2015
Alon Stern, GFDL/Princeton U. 'Instability and mixing of zonal jets along an idealized continental shelf break'. Clark 201 Clark 201 | 3pm-4pm The interaction between an Antarctic Circumpolar Current-like channel flow and a continental shelf break is considered using eddy-permitting simulations of a quasi-geostrophic and a primitive equation...
July 15 2015
A Very Pluto Cookie Hour 54-923 | 3pm-4pm The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences cordially invites you to A Very Pluto Cookie Hour 3 billion miles, 9.5 years: We think it's time for a cookie! Where: MIT 54-923 When: We...
July 14 2015
MIT EAPS at the Pluto Flyby 4pm-4pm Talk with MIT EAPS staff about Pluto at the New Horizons encounter event at JHU/APL in Laurel, MD.
July 9 2015
Dmitri Vainchtein, Temple University. 'Resonances and Mixing in Multi-scale Flows'. Clark 201 Clark 201 | 2pm-3pm Mixing in near-integrable flows with a clear separation of time or spacial scales is notoriously difficult to achieve. In many flows the intrinsic symmetries create invariant surfaces that act as barr...
June 25 2015
Thesis Defense - Jon Grabenstatter MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Cooperation and Communication in Cdc48, An Ancient Proteolytic Machine
June 5 2015
June 4 2015
June 3 2015
Houghton Lecture - Tropical Variability Observed in GPS Data 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Houghton Lecturer Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR - Boulder, CO Series Focus: UTLS Circulation and ...
June 3 2015
Houghton Lecture - Tropical variability observed in GPS data MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transit...
June 3 2015
SLS 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
June 3 2015
Thesis Defense - Roger Fu MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Magnetic Fields in the Early Solar System
June 1 2015
MASS - Jareth Holt (MIT) 54-915 (tentatively) | 12pm-1pm
June 1 2015
Houghton Lecture - Tropical Tropopause Layer 54-915 | 11am-12pm Houghton Lecturer Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR - Boulder, CO Series Focus: UTLS Circulation and ...
June 1 2015
Houghton Lecture - Tropical tropopause layer MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transit...
May 28 2015
Houghton Lecture - Stratospheric Water Vapor 54-915 | 11am-12pm Houghton Lecturer Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR - Boulder, CO Series Focus: UTLS Circulation and ...
May 28 2015
Houghton Lecture - Stratopheric water vapor MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transit...
May 27 2015
SLS 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
May 27 2015
Special Seminar - Ben Santer 54-915 | 11am-12pm
May 26 2015
Houghton Lecture - Asian Monsoon Anticyclone 54-915 | 11am-12pm Houghton Lecturer Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR - Boulder, CO Series Focus: UTLS Circulation and ...
May 26 2015
Houghton Lecture - Asian monsoon anticyclone MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transit...
May 21 2015
Houghton Lecture - Stratospheric Temperature Trends 54-915 | 11am-12pm Houghton Lecturer Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR - Boulder, CO Series Focus: UTLS Circulation and ...
May 21 2015
Houghton Lecture - Stratospheric Temperature Trends MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transit...
May 20 2015
SLS - Katherine Allen (Rutgers University) The Ocean's Role in Ending an Ice Age: A View from the South Pacific 54 915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: During the termination of the last ice age, atmospheric CO2 increased by ~30% and global temperature rose by several degrees, yet the mechanism(s) driving these major changes remain elusive....
May 19 2015
Tom Delworth, GFDL. 'The impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on climate through its influence on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation'. Clark 201. Clark 201 | 3pm-4pm The impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and large-scale climate is assessed using simulations with three different climate models. ...
May 19 2015
Houghton Lecture - UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations 54-915 | 11am-12pm Houghton Lecturer Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR - Boulder, CO Today's Lecture: Overview and Globa...
May 19 2015
Houghton Lecture - Overview and Global Circulation MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm Dr. William Randel Senior Scientist and Head for Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, NCAR The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transit...
May 15 2015
Student Awards Dinner MIT, Stata R&D Commons (32-G401) | 6pm-8pm
May 15 2015
Undergraduate Thesis Presentations Room 54-915 | 9am-1pm "Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy of the Ediacaran Julie Formation, Central Australia" Presenter: Reena Joubert (advisors Prof. Sam Bowring, Prof. David McGee) "Controlling Factors on Mesozoic and Cenozoi...
May 14 2015
SLS - Andrew Babbin (MIT) Anaerobic cycling of marine nitrogen 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Abstract: Fixed nitrogen availability can regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and climate as a whole. Its loss via two anaerobic microbial processes – anammox and denitrification – only...
May 14 2015
No Faculty Meeting 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
May 13 2015
DLS - Structural Controls on Subduction Zone Slow Earthquakes 54-915 | 3pm-5pm Pascal Audet Assistant Professor of Geophysics University of Ottawa Recent discoveries of slow slip events that recur at intervals of 24 months (also called episodic tremor and slip, or ETS) on the s...
May 13 2015
SLS - Andrew Stewart (UCLA) - Eddy transport and mixing across the Antarctic continental slope 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Antarctic Slope Front (ASF) almost completely encircles the Antarctic continent, separating cold shelf waters from relatively warm Circumpolar Deep Water (CDW) at mid-depth offshore. Exchanges acr...
May 12 2015
2015 Crosby Lecture Series - Peter Reiners 54-517 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Peter Reiners Department Head, University of Arizona "Geochronology of Paleofluid Flow from Secondary Oxides in Bedrock" All are welcome. If you have any questions regarding the lecture, plea...
May 12 2015
Ilson da Silveira, Universidade de São Paulo. 'The Brazil Current revisited: Beyond Stommel's (1965) pioneering insights'. Clark 507. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm The Brazil Current is probably the least known and explored of the western boundary currents of the world ocean. In this talk, we offer an overview of research carried out at the Oceanographic Institu...
May 12 2015
2015 Crosby Lecture Series - Peter Reiners 54-517 | 11am-11am Dr. Peter Reiners Department Head, University of Arizona "What Really Controls Helium Migration in and Loss from Minerals?" All are welcome. If you have any questions regarding the lecture, please...
May 11 2015
Compton Lecture - Climate Change: Science, Policy and Communication Wong Auditorium (E51) | 4pm-5pm Dr. Mario Molina, co-winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, former Institute Professor, and one of the world's foremost scientists in atmospheric chemistry, will visit our campus to deliver the ...
May 11 2015
2015 Crosby Lecture Series - Peter Reiners 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Dr. Peter Reiners Department Head, University of Arizona "The Thermochronologic Big-Picture of Orogenic Evolution in the Central and Southern Andes" A reception in Building 54, Room will follow th...
May 11 2015
MASS Seminar - Susan van den Heever (CSU) 54-915 | 11am-12pm Title: The Modulation of Aerosol Impacts on Convective Clouds Abstract: Past studies have reported that enhanced aerosol concentrations can result in an increase, decrease or little change to the pr...
May 8 2015
GLS Seminar - Greg Fournier 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
May 8 2015
Houghton Lecture - Quantifying climate forcings and feedbacks in coupled climate simulations of the last millennium. MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm David Battisti Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Univ. of Washington
May 8 2015
COG3 Seminar - Naomi Levin (Johns Hopkins University) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://eps.jhu.edu/directory/naomi-levin/
May 7 2015
May 7 2015
Thesis Defense - Andrea Rose Dubin WHOI, Clark 507 | 11am-12pm A Magmatic Trigger for the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum?
May 6 2015
DLS - Global and Regional Variability of Tropical Cyclone-induced Ocean Warming 54-915 | 3pm-5pm Isaac Ginis Professor of Oceanography University of Rhode Island We examine the magnitude and cumulative footprint of subsurface warm anomalies forced by tropical cyclones, making use of a high resol...
May 6 2015
SLS - Alex Worden (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) Phytoplankton, microbial networks and the global carbon cycle 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: A major question in how we approach climate change and its impact on the carbon cycle is at what level of granularity must we understand phytoplankton diversity. The phytoplankton that media...
May 5 2015
Thesis Defense - Aditi Sheshadri MIT, 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Variability of the Polar Stratospheric Vortex and its Impact on Surface Climate Patterns
May 4 2015
MASS Seminar - Suzana Camargo (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Recent Results on Hurricanes and Climate Suzana J. Camargo Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University In this talk I will discuss recent results from 2 different studies on hurricanes and ...
May 1 2015
May 1 2015
Houghton Lecture - Meridional Energy Transport in the Climate System. MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm David Battisti Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Univ. of Washington
May 1 2015
Thesis Defense - Marilena Oltmanns WHOI Clark 271 (video linked to MIT 54-823) | 11am-12pm Strong Wind Events across Greenland's Coast and their Influences on the Ice Sheet, Sea Ice and Ocean
May 1 2015
COG3 Seminar - Jim Murray (UW) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://www.ocean.washington.edu/people/faculty/jmurray/jmurray.html
April 30 2015
Special Seminar: "Mantle Transition Zone Structure Beneath Europe" 54-209 | 3pm-5pm Speaker: Sanne Cottaar, Dept. of Earth Sciences - Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge "Mantle Transition Zone Structure Beneath Europe" The mantle transition zone is delineated by seismic ...
April 30 2015
Faculty Meeting - Mick Follows 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
April 29 2015
DLS - Measuring Lava Effusion Rate at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaiʻi, with InSAR 3pm-5pm Michael Poland Research Geophysicist US Geological Survey The effusion rate of lava is a parameter of critical importance given its direct association with volcanic hazard. For example, high effusi...
April 29 2015
SLS - Stephanie Waterman (UBC)- Essential ingredients of the eddy soup: A geometric decomposition of eddy-mean flow interactions 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Understanding eddy-mean flow interactions is a long-standing problem in geophysical fluid dynamics with modern relevance to the task of representing eddy effects in coarse resolution models while pres...
April 27 2015
Special Seminar: "Nutrients and Toxic Signals: The Role of Phytoplankton in Cryptic Biogeochemical Cycles" 54-915 | 3pm-5pm Speaker: Julia Diaz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI "Nutrients and Toxic Signals: The Role of Phytoplankton in Cryptic Biogeochemical Cycles" Microorganis...
April 27 2015
MASS Seminar - Clara Orbe 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
April 24 2015
GLS Seminar - John Marshall 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
April 24 2015
Masters Thesis Defense - Hosea Siu MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm A Discrete Forward-Modeling Method for Characterizing Occultation Lightcurves of Tenuous Planetary Atmospheres
April 24 2015
COG3 Seminar - Roman DiBiase (Penn State) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://www.personal.psu.edu/rad22/
April 23 2015
April 23 2015
April 22 2015
DLS - Lithosphere Rheology, Far-field Stresses and Three-dimensional Topography Over Mantle Upwellings and Downwellings 3pm-5pm Evgueni Burov Professor of Geophysics University Pierre et Marie Curie The role of mantle-lithosphere interactions, lithosphere rheology and far-field stresses in shaping surface topography is a long...
April 22 2015
SLS - Balu Nadiga (Los Alamos) - sub-mesoscale route to dissipation & aspects of ocean heat sequestration 54-915 | 12pm-1pm On (a) An interior sub-mesoscale route to dissipation in the ocean; (b) Some aspects of ocean heat sequestration Abstract: The first topic considers scales from a few tens of meters to a few tens o...
April 17 2015
GLS Seminar - David McGee 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
April 17 2015
COG3 Seminar - Andrew Steen (University of Tennessee) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://web.utk.edu/~asteen1/Andrew_D._Steens_research/Home.html
April 17 2015
April 16 2015
Faculty Meeting - David McGee 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
April 15 2015
15th Annual Kendall Lecture - Recent Global Temperature Trends: What do they tell us about anthropogenic climate change? Wong Auditorium, in the Tang Center, E51-115 | 5pm-6pm Observations suggest a hiatus in global surface temperature rise since 1998, whereas most climate models simulate continued warming. What causes this difference? Do climate models respond too sensitiv...
April 15 2015
DLS - Space Weather Beyond Our Solar System 54-100 | 3pm-4pm Gregg Hallinan, Caltech NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION THIS WEEK: 54-100 Green Building Lower Level Lecture Hall @ 3:30pm Magnetic activity has played a key role in the formation and angular momentu...
April 15 2015
SLS - Chris Hayes (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A Southern Ocean circulation event during a past warm climate Abstract: Proxies in Southern Ocean sediments indicate weakened renewal of deep waters during a period of greater than present warmth, 12...
April 13 2015
MASS Seminar - Nicole Riemer (Illinois) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Stochastic particle-resolved models for simulating atmospheric aerosol Abstract: Observations show that atmospheric aerosols can be composed of a complex mix of compounds such as soluble inorganic s...
April 10 2015
GLS Seminar - Sai Ravela 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
April 10 2015
COG3 Seminar - Bruce Watson (RPI) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://homepages.rpi.edu/~watsoe/
April 9 2015
Faculty Meeting - Sai Ravela 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
April 8 2015
DLS - Origin of the Earth and Moon: New Results and Open Issues 3pm-5pm Robin Canup, Southwest Research Institute April 8 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-100 Host: Jack Wisdom Origin of the Earth and Moon: New Results and Open Issues It is thought that the Moon formed by a giant...
April 8 2015
SLS - Laure Resplandy (Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego) - 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Links between ocean physics and biogeochemistry: present and future Abstract: The ocean's response to anthropogenic perturbations and its capacity to store heat and carbon are inextricably intertwine...
April 6 2015
Special Seminar: "Seismic Structure of the European Continent: Wavespeads, Attenuation, and Anisotropy" 54-915 | 3pm-5pm Hejun Zhu, Jackson School Distinguished Postodctoral Fellow at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin Monday, April 6th | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 "Seismic Structure of the European Continent: Wavespeads,...
April 3 2015
GLS Seminar - Jack Wisdom 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
April 3 2015
April 3 2015
COG3 Seminar - David Jones (Amherst College) E25-117 | 10am-11am https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/djones
April 2 2015
EAPS Choice of Major Dinner 54-923 | 6pm-7pm All faculty and current undergraduate majors are invited to have dinner with those freshmen considering EAPS as a major.
April 2 2015
Faculty Meeting - Jack Wisdom 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
April 2 2015
April 1 2015
DLS - Constraining Io’s Interior from Electromagnetic Induction 3pm-5pm Krishan Khurana, University of California, Los Angeles April 1 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 Host: Hilke Schlichting Constraining Io’s Interior from Electromagnetic Induction Theoretical models of ti...
April 1 2015
SLS - Wiebke Mohr (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Links between ocean physics and biogeochemistry: present and future Abstract: The ocean's response to anthropogenic perturbations and its capacity to store heat and carbon are inextricably intertwine...
March 31 2015
Meet the PO Students. Clark 507. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
March 30 2015
Special Seminar: Convection in the presence of strong plates: multiple solutions, hysteresis, and the dynamic state of a planet 54-915 | 3pm-5pm John W. Crowley, Harvard University Mar 30 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 Convection in the presence of strong plates: multiple solutions, hysteresis, and the dynamic state of a planet Abstract: Plate ...
March 30 2015
Thesis Defense - Aaron Scheinberg 12pm-1pm The Influence of Core Crystallization and Mantle Overturn on Ancient Dynamos
March 27 2015
March 25 2015
March 25 2015
No SLS - Spring Break 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
March 20 2015
GLS Seminar - Germán Prieto 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
March 20 2015
COG3 Seminar - Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia (MIT) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://eapsweb.mit.edu/people/ibanezm
March 19 2015
March 18 2015
DLS - Modeling Ocean Viruses: From Cellular Infections to Ecosystem Effects 3pm-5pm Joshua Weitz, Georgia Tech Mar 18 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 Host: Greg Fournier Modeling Ocean Viruses: From Cellular Infections to Ecosystem Effects Viruses are ubiquitous in the marine environme...
March 18 2015
SLS 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
March 17 2015
Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Public Meeting Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center 32-123 | 6pm-8pm A public meeting to present and discuss the interim results of the climate change vulnerability assessment—the report will cover important new information about the impacts of climate change on the Ci...
March 13 2015
Nautical Night - MIT Museum Second Fridays Program 5pm-8pm Brief talks, displays and demonstrations about ocean science, engineering and history: ~ MIT Museum Hart Nautical Curator Kurt Hasselbalch - The Herreshoff Legacy & MIT. ~ MechE graduate student Jeff...
March 13 2015
GLS Seminar - Colette Heald 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
March 13 2015
March 12 2015
March 11 2015
DLS - Plant, Water and Climate: Assessing the Climatic Impacts of Afforestation 3pm-5pm Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley Mar 11 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 Host: Susan Solomon Plant, Water and Climate: Assessing the Climatic Impacts of Afforestation A reception in Building...
March 11 2015
SLS- Carl Gladish (MIT/EAPS)- Ocean boundary conditions for Greenland's fastest outlet glacier 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been contributing 0.59 +/- 0.20 mm/yr to global mean sea level since 1992. In the late 1990s, Greenland's fastest outlet glacier, Jakobshavn Glacier, began...
March 8 2015
The Human Side of Science - Carl Gladish 8pm-9pm The Human Side of Science A post-show conversation with Dr. Carl Gladish Friday Feb 27 & Sunday March 8th, 8 PM Chelsea Theatre Works 189 Winnisimmet St, Chelsea, MA, 02150 Nicolas Billon's play take...
March 6 2015
GLS Seminar - Dan Cziczo 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
March 6 2015
COG3 Seminar - Fred Frey (MIT) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://eapsweb.mit.edu/people/fafrey
March 5 2015
Faculty Meeting - Dan Cziczo 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
March 4 2015
SLS - Irina Marinov (UPenn) - Global decadal climate variability driven by Southern Ocean convection 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Here we suggest a new "teleconnection" mechanism by which the Southern Ocean can induce anomalies in the tropical oceans and atmosphere. A 5000 year long control simulation in a coupled atmosphere-oce...
March 2 2015
2nd Annual William F. Brace Lecture with Tom Jordan 32-123 | 4pm-5pm The newly established "William F. Brace Lecture Series" honors the legacy of "legend in rock physics" and former Department Head Bill Brace, who passed away in 2012. Reception to follow in EAPS 54-9...
February 27 2015
The Human Side of Science - Carl Gladish 8pm-9pm The Human Side of Science A post-show conversation with Dr. Carl Gladish Friday Feb 27 & Sunday March 8th, 8 PM Chelsea Theatre Works 189 Winnisimmet St, Chelsea, MA, 02150 Nicolas Billon's play take...
February 27 2015
GLS Seminar - Rick Binzel 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
February 27 2015
COG3 Seminar - Marion Le Voyer (Carnegie Institute) E25-117 | 10am-11am https://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/people/postdoctoral/marion-le-voyer
February 26 2015
February 25 2015
SLS - Edward Boyle (MIT) - Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The National Science Foundation asked the National Research Council to provide a report on the Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences. The committee was tasked to review the current state of knowledge and h...
February 23 2015
MASS Seminar - Caroline Nowlan 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
February 20 2015
Stargazing: Moon-Venus-Mars conjunction 37-roof | 5pm-6pm Come up to the roof of building 37 to view the conjunction of the crescent moon, Venus, and Mars this Friday evening! They will all be within a few degrees of each other in the western sky. Date: F...
February 20 2015
GLS Seminar 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The GLS Seminar Series is open to all EAPS Graduate Students, EAPS Researchers and EAPS Postdocs
February 20 2015
GLS Seminar - Ed Boyle 54-915 | 4pm-5pm
February 20 2015
COG3 Seminar - Sara Pruss (Smith College) E25-117 | 10am-11am http://www.science.smith.edu/~spruss/
February 19 2015
Faculty Meeting - Ed Boyle 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
February 18 2015
DLS - Eli Tziperman, Harvard University 3pm-5pm Eli Tziperman, Harvard University Feb 18 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 Host: Raffaele Ferrari
February 18 2015
SLS - Kirsten Zickfeld 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
February 13 2015
Thesis Defense - Alan Richardson MIT, 54-209 | 8am-9am Seismic Imaging Using Internal Multiples and Overturned Waves
February 12 2015
February 11 2015
Department Lecture Series - TBA 3pm-5pm Feb 11 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915
February 11 2015
SLS - Brian Farrell (Harvard) - Application of Statistical State Dynamics to Problems in Geophysical Turbulence 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Statistical state dynamics (SSD) has recently proven useful in providing insight into physical mechanisms underlying the dynamics of turbulence in atmospheres at planetary scale. In SSD statistical q...
February 10 2015
Christian Katlein, Alfred Wegener Institute. 'Measuring the optical properties of Arctic sea ice using remotely operated vehicles'. Clark 507 Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm The observed changes in physical properties of sea ice such as decreased thickness and increased melt pond cover severely impact the energy balance of Arctic sea ice. Increased light transmission lead...
February 5 2015
February 5 2015
Faculty Meeting - Lunch Only 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
February 4 2015
DLS - Arnold Gordon, Columbia University 3pm-5pm Arnold Gordon, Columbia University Feb 4 | 3:45 - 5:00 pm | 54-915 Host: Paola Rizzoli
February 4 2015
SLS - Baylor Fox Kemper (Brown) - The role of the ocean surface-and its dynamics-in climate 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The oceans are the major reservoir of heat and carbon on short timescales, and the circulation of the oceans results from the wind and buoyancy changes that flow through the surface. All of this acti...
February 3 2015
*CANCELED* Author's Night - Clark Burchfiel 54-100 | 4pm-5pm THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO POOR COMMUTING CONDITIONS. WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. EVENT WEBPAGE
February 3 2015
Origin of Life: EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2015 - PANEL DISCUSSION MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm What do we know about earliest life on Earth? Does biology constrain the early planetary narrative? PANEL DISCUSSION Noam Prywes, Harvard University Vlada Stamenković, MIT Peter Gogarten, University ...
February 3 2015
Origin of Life: EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2015 MIT, 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Molecular Evolution before the Domain Ancestors: Indications for Dramatic Planetary Changes During Life's Early Evolution Speaker: Peter Gogarten, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Universit...
January 23 2015
Origin of Life - EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2015 MIT, 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Engineering Modern Microbes with Ancestral Genes to Explore Ancient Life Speaker: Betul Kacar, Research Scientist, Harvard University Series Information
January 21 2015
SLS - Kara Lavender Law (Sea Education Association, Woods Hole) "Plastic in the Ocean: Trash, Tracer, and Environmental Threat" 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Plastic pollution in the ocean is an environmental problem that has captured the attention of marine conservationists, anti-plastic activists, the media and the general public. Although ocean plastic...
January 20 2015
Origin of Life: EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2015 MIT, 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Ascent of the Proteome in Ancient Life Speaker: Aaron Goldman, Assistant Professor, Oberlin College Series Information
January 15 2015
The Art of Science Film Making 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Details
January 14 2015
The Art of Science Film Making - Lecture 1 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Details
January 13 2015
Origin of Life: EAPS IAP Lecture Series 2015 MIT, 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Kickstarting Evolution: The Emergence of Novel Functional Biomolecules at the Origin of Life and Today Speaker: Noam Prywes, Graduate Student, Szostak Lab, Harvard University Series Information
January 7 2015
SLS - Mitch Bushuk (Courant Institute, NYU) - Arctic Sea-Ice Reemergence: The Role of Large-Scale Oceanic and Atmospheric Variability 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Arctic sea-ice reemergence is a phenomenon in which spring sea-ice anomalies are positively correlated with fall anomalies, despite a loss of correlation over the intervening summer months. This work ...
December 12 2014
December 10 2014
SLS - Karen McKinnon (Harvard) - Foretelling Eastern US heat events from the mid-latitude Pacific 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Anomalously hot summer days increase mortality and damage crops, but can typically only be predicted on weather timescales, which can be too short to allow for sufficient preparation. Predictability a...
December 8 2014
December 3 2014
SLS - Larry Pratt (WHOI) - The mysteries of eel migration from the Sargasso Sea to the North American coast 54-915 | 12pm-1pm It is a mystery how larvae of the American Eel, which are born in the Sargasso Sea and have very limited movement capability, are able to reach the east coast of the N. America in less than one year (...
December 2 2014
Gualtiero Badin, U. Hamburg. 'On the representation of submesoscale dynamics in the ocean'. Clark 507. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm Observational and numerical works show that the ocean displays a significant presence of dynamics at scales smaller than the mesoscale, i.e. passing from horizontal scales of O(100km) to scales of O(1...
December 1 2014
November 24 2014
November 21 2014
November 20 2014
November 19 2014
SLS - Mark Cane (LDEO, Columbia U.) - The Global Warming Hiatus in the Context of the Past Millennium 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The (continuing?) 21st century hiatus in the rise of global mean temperature has generated political interest and a flood of papers in flagrant disproportion to its puny size. It is telling, however,...
November 17 2014
November 14 2014
November 12 2014
SLS - David Straub (McGill) - Energy fluxes in models of wind-driven ocean circulation 54-915 | 12pm-1pm How energy moves around between different spatial scales and classes of flow is an important but still poorly understood question aspect of ocean circulation. Here we consider energy fluxes in two di...
November 10 2014
November 5 2014
SLS - Glenn Flierl (MIT) - Mixed up or stirred up? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm We are investigating eddy mixing processes using idealized flow models for which the diffusion can be precisely controlled. The goals are to understand how material is transported by the fluctuating ...
November 3 2014
October 31 2014
October 31 2014
October 29 2014
SLS- Peter Huybers - (Harvard) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
October 29 2014
Gabriel Vecchi - Global High-Resolution Coupled Modeling: Response of Tropical Cyclones to a Changing Climate MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Global climate models at increasingly refined resolutions are being run across the world, and provide unique tools to understand the sensitivity of tropical cyclones to climatic variations and changes...
October 24 2014
October 22 2014
SLS - Georgy Manucharyan (WHOI) - Generation and separation of mesoscale eddies from surface ocean fronts 54-915 | 12pm-1pm This study is motivated by Arctic Ocean observations of sub-mixed layer eddies found at large distances from their assumed formation region of a surface ocean front. The eddy formation is explored thr...
October 22 2014
Gabriel Vecchi - Seasonal Hurricane Prediction: Towards Regional and High-Intensity Information MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Tropical cyclones are a major hazard and an energetic element of the climate system. There are thus both societal and scientific drivers to understand and predict the year-to-year variations of tropic...
October 20 2014
MASS Seminar - Yi Ming (GFDL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
October 16 2014
John Carlson Lecture New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA, United States | 6pm-8pm The 4th Annual John Carlson Lecture - sponsored by MIT's Lorenz Center http://web.mit.edu/lorenzcenter 6:30 - 7:00 Public Reception at the NE Aquarium IMAX Theater 7:00 - 8:00 Lecture Speaker: Pe...
October 15 2014
SLS - John Leonard (MIT) - Robot Navigation and Mapping: from Self-Driving Cars to Autonomous Underwater Vehicles 54-915 | 12pm-1pm This talk will give an overview of the problem of navigation for mobile robots, with applications ranging from self-driving cars to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). We will focus on the capabi...
October 15 2014
Gabriel Vecchi - Atmospheric Nonlinearity in El Nino MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is the largest mode of year-to-year variability in the climate system, involving large redistribution of rainfall and oceanic waters in the tropical ...
October 14 2014
MASS Seminar - Douglas G. MacMartin (Caltech) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Frequency-domain analysis of ENSO and AMOC variability: Frequency-domain system identification tools are relevant to evaluate process dynamics for modes of climate variability such as El Niño/Souther...
October 10 2014
October 8 2014
SLS - Marilena Oltmanns (MIT) - Cold air drainage over Greenland by downslope wind events 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Radiational cooling over the Greenland Ice Sheet and warming over the ocean result in large temperature gradients within the atmospheric boundary layer, especially in winter. Flow of air perpendicular...
October 6 2014
MASS Seminar - Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Quantifying the influence of observed global warming on the probability of unprecedented extreme climate events Now that observed global warming has been clearly attributed to human activities, ther...
October 6 2014
October 3 2014
October 1 2014
SLS - Dorian Abbot (U Chicago) - The effect of clouds on Snowball Earth Deglaciation and the inner edge of the Habitable Zone 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Clouds have a huge impact on the climate of a planet. On Earth, if the clouds forgot that part of their job is to reflect solar energy, we would suffer a runaway greenhouse and end up like V...
September 29 2014
MASS Seminar - Kerry Emanuel (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm How Small-Scale Turbulence Sets the Amplitude and Structure of Tropical Cyclones Tropical cyclones are intense vortices whose interior dynamics are quasi-balanced and as such can be described by pote...
September 26 2014
September 24 2014
SLS - Mauro Werder (U Zurich) - The fast flow of Greenland outlet glaciers and the pressure dependence of the melting point of ice 54-517 | 12pm-1pm Outlet glaciers lying in deep troughs are responsible for a large fraction of the ice loss of present and past ice sheets by discharging ice to the ocean. However, the reasons for their fast flow, up...
September 23 2014
MASS Seminar - Dave Thompson 54-517 | 12pm-1pm Periodic behavior in the extratropical atmospheric circulation.
September 22 2014
MASS Seminar- John Dwyer (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
September 19 2014
2014 PAOC Retreat Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA, United States | 12am-12am
September 18 2014
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September 17 2014
SLS- Katinka Bellomo (U Miami) - The influence of cloud feedbacks on the leading modes of climate variability 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Prior studies have provided observational evidence that cloud feedback over the subtropical stratocumulus regions is positive because cloud cover is anti-correlated with local Sea Surface Te...
September 15 2014
MASS Seminar - Peter Zoogman (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm TEMPO: The future of space-based air pollution observations The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) geostationary satellite instrument to be launched in 2018 represents a transform...
September 10 2014
SLS- Rogier Braakman (MIT) - A metabolic tree of life: from geochemical roots to oceanic ecosystems 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Metabolism mediates the global biogeochemical cycles and provides the building blocks for all cells. I will illustrate how we can use the continuity of life to reconstruct trees of functiona...
September 9 2014
Gwyn Evans, National Oceanography Centre Southampton. 'The imprint of Southern Ocean overturning on seasonal water mass variability in Drake Passage'. Clark 507. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm Seasonal changes in water mass properties are discussed in thermohaline coordinates. Examples are presented from Drake Passage using the SR1b CTD transects and the CSIRO atlas of regional seas seasona...
July 31 2014
Andrew Ingersoll, CalTech. 'Thermobaric instability: The ocean's role in the last deglaciation'. Clark 201. Clark 201 | 2pm-3pm The last deglaciation was a two-step process, a sudden warming (Bolling-Allerod) followed by a gradual cooling over a 3000 year period (Younger Dryas), followed by another sudden warming to near-moder...
July 29 2014
Ryan Abernathey, Columbia U., 'The Phase-Speed Signature of Mesoscale Eddy Fluxes in the Pacific'. Clark 507. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm Mesoscale eddy fluxes play an important role in ocean transport. Coarse resolution climate models parameterize these fluxes in terms of diffusion coefficients, and improving such parameterizations rem...
July 21 2014
June 16 2014
June 11 2014
MASS Seminar- Sarah Kang (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Dependence of climate response on latitudinal position of thermal forcing Abstract: A variety of recent studies have shown that extratropical heating anomalies can be remarkably effective at c...
June 9 2014
MASS Seminar - Benjamin Santer (LLNL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Fingerprinting with the Vertical Structure of Atmospheric Temperature Changes and the Volcanic Contribution to the “Hiatus” in Recent Warming My talk will cover two recently published studies...
June 5 2014
MASS Seminar - George Craig (DLR Institute for Atmospheric Physics) 54-517 | 3pm-4pm Title: Self-organisation of moist convection as a phase transition Abstract: To understand the dynamics of the tropical atmosphere, it is important to indentify the intrinsic behavior of cumulus conv...
June 2 2014
MASS Seminar - Christian Jakob (Monash) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Insights into tropical convection and its parametrisation gleaned from radar and satellite observations Christian Jakob1, Laura Davies2, Vickal Kumar1, Karsten Peters1, Jackson Tan1 1ARC Cent...
May 30 2014
Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis by Maria Gabriela Melo Silva 54-209 | 10am-11am Please join us for Gabi's Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis entitled, "Using Relative Traveltimes: SVD-enhanced seismic interferometry and microseismic location uncertainty."
May 27 2014
MASS Seminar - Mike Byrne (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Understanding the land-ocean contrast in the responses of temperature and the hydrological cycle to climate change Abstract: Observations and climate models show a pronounced land-ocean contr...
May 21 2014
SLS - Amala Mahadevan (WHOI) - Internal wave generation and dissipation at fronts 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Mechanisms for the dissipation of energy from the oceanic wind-driven general circulation are not fully understood. Here, I describe the role of fronts in transferring energy from the balanc...
May 20 2014
Raffaele Ferrari, MIT. 'An ocean tale of two climates: Present and Last Glacial Maximum'. Clark 201. Clark 201 | 3pm-4pm In the present climate, the ocean below 2~km is mainly filled by waters sinking into the abyss around Antarctica and in the North Atlantic. Paleo proxies indicate that waters of North Atlantic origin ...
May 20 2014
MASS Seminar - Tong Zhu (Peking) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Air pollution in China: Scientific and Public Policy Challenges Abstract: Sever air pollution in China has in recent years caused intensive public, media and governmental attention. Many quest...
May 19 2014
MASS Seminar - Joern Callies (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The synoptic-to-mesoscale transition: a new look at the data Abstract: While synoptic-scale midlatitude perturbations are well-understood to be governed by quasi-geostrophic dynamics, the natu...
May 16 2014
E25 Seminar: Weifu Guo, WHOI (RESCHEDULED TO FALL) 3pm-4pm This seminar has been rescheduled to the Fall semester (date TBD).
May 14 2014
May 13 2014
May 12 2014
MASS Seminar - Courtney Schumacher (Texas A&M) 12pm-1pm The role of low-level convective heating in tropical weather and climate The heating associated with precipitating convective systems in the tropics is a fundamental driver of the large-scale circula...
May 9 2014
E25 Seminar: Brad Hubeny, Salem State (RESCHEDULED TO FALL) 2pm-3pm This seminar has been rescheduled to the Fall semester, date TBD.
May 7 2014
No SLS 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
May 6 2014
MASS Seminar - Ted Shepherd (Reading) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: How predictable is the effect of climate change on atmospheric circulation? Abstract Although climate change is often characterised as “global warming”, the impact of climate change will vary ...
May 5 2014
MASS Seminar - David Romps (Berkeley) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Seeing Clouds in 3D: Stereo Photogrammetry of Atmospheric Convection Abstract Stereo photogrammetry makes it possible (in principle) to map the boundaries of clouds in 3D using a pair of off-t...
May 2 2014
E25 Seminar: John Kirkpatrick, URI E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Old pathways in new places and new pathways in old places: an adventure in geomicrobiology, natural selection, N (& S) cycling in anoxic environments
April 30 2014
SLS - Jennifer MacKinnon (Scripps) - Diapycnal mixing in the ocean interior: patterns, processes and parameterizations 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Here I will present an overview of current research into diapycnal turbulent mixing in the ocean interior. The talk will be loosely structured around ongoing work as part of a NSF and NOAA ...
April 28 2014
MASS Seminar - Karin Ardon-Dryer (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Ground based Measurements of Immersion-Freezing in the Eastern Mediterranean Abstract Ice nuclei were measured in immersion freezing mode in the Eastern Mediterranean region using the FRIDGE-...
April 25 2014
E25 Seminar: Frieder Klein, WHOI E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Serpentinization of Mantle Peridotite and the Release of Hydrogen Within the Temperature Limits of Life The exposure of mantle rocks to seawater at crustal levels leads to a cascade of interconnected...
April 23 2014
SLS - Kyle Armour (MIT) - New perspectives on the ocean's role in transient climate change 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: While great efforts have been made to constrain Earth’s climate sensitivity, this global and equilibrium metric provides only limited understanding of transient and regional changes over the...
April 21 2014
April 18 2014
GGG Seminar: Justin Strauss, Harvard 54-915 | 3pm-4pm A Cordilleran record of Neoproterozoic biostratigraphy and Arctic tectonics
April 18 2014
MASS Seminar - William Boos (Yale) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Transient monsoon dynamics Abstract Monsoons are major features of the general circulation of Earth’s atmosphere during solstice seasons, projecting strongly onto the zonal mean Hadley circula...
April 16 2014
SLS - Aaron Donohoe (MIT) - Global Scale Energy Fluxes: Comparison of Observational Estimates and Model Simulations 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Observational estimates and model simulations of global scale energy fluxes in the climate system are compared for four different spatial-temporal scales: 1. the global mean radiative balance of the c...
April 14 2014
MASS Seminar - Gang Chen (Cornell) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Understanding midlatitude dynamics and transport in the atmosphere Abstract Midlatitude dynamics and transport are important for the distribution of energy, momentum, and constituents in the a...
April 11 2014
E25 Seminar: Jon Husson, Princeton E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Multi-proxy constraints on the origin of Earth’s deepest d13C excursion
April 10 2014
Special Seminar - Dian Putrasahan (U Miami) - Modulation of the interannual variability of Agulhas leakage by ENSO 54-517 | 3pm-4pm Abstract: The Agulhas leakage transports warm and saline water from the Indian Ocean into the South Atlantic, forming part of the upper returning arm of the meridional overturning circulation (MOC). T...
April 9 2014
SLS - David Battisti (UW) - The importance of the tropical Pacific for reducing the uncertainty in global climate change 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: There are remarkable trends in atmospheric and ocean circulation in West Antarctica that have been implicated as causal agents for the retreat of the great ice shelves in West Antarctic (mos...
April 7 2014
MASS Seminar - David Battisti (UW) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The Impact of Increasing CO2 on Summer Temperature Variability Abstract: In this talk, I will summarize the processes that govern the surface energy and moisture fluxes in the summertime over...
April 7 2014
GGG Special Seminar: Dennis Kent, Rutgers 54-915 | 11am-12pm Paleogeographic controls on atmospheric pCO2 and global climate for the Mesozoic and Cenozoic
April 4 2014
E25 Seminar: Jessica Tierney, WHOI E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Biomarker evidence for abrupt shifts in Horn of Africa climate
April 2 2014
SLS - Darcy Taniguchi (MIT) - Planktonic biomass size spectra: an emergent property of size-dependent physiological rates, food web dynamics, and nutrient regimes 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: The systematic change in a trait with size is a concise means of representing the diversity and organization of planktonic organisms. Using this simplifying principle, three size-structured...
March 31 2014
MASS Seminar - Kevin Grise (Columbia) - Cloud-Radiative Anomalies Accompanying the Poleward Shift of the Southern Hemisphere Mid-Latitude Jet Stream 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The development of the Antarctic ozone hole over the late 20th century has not only been linked to climate trends at stratospheric levels but also to a poleward shift in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) m...
March 26 2014
No SLS (spring break) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
March 24 2014
March 21 2014
E25 Seminar: Matt Charette, WHOI 3pm-4pm Submarine Groundwater Discharge of Trace Elements and Isotopes from Karst Systems
March 19 2014
SLS - Madeline Miller (Harvard) - The deep ocean density structure at the Last Glacial Maximum: What was it and why? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: The search for reliable proxies of past deep ocean temperature and salinity has proved difficult, thereby limiting our ability to understand the coupling of ocean circulation and climate ove...
March 17 2014
MASS Seminar - Alex Kostinski (MTU) 12pm-1pm Title: Minimum Principles in Electromagnetic Scattering by Small Aspherical Particles Abstract: What is an optimal particle shape for scattering, e.g., shape causing minimal extinction among those of...
March 14 2014
E25 Seminar: Dawn Cardace, URI 3pm-4pm Investigating the Habitability of Earth's Serpentinites in the Coast Range and Philippines Ophiolites
March 14 2014
MASS Seminar - Nicholas Tyrrell (Monash) 54-517 | 12pm-1pm Nicholas is a visiting student with Paul O'Gorman and will be here for the next few months. Speaker's website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicholas_Tyrrell/
March 12 2014
SLS - Jamie Palter (McGill) - The suppression of Southern Ocean deep convection under anthropogenic climate change and impacts on future ocean carbon storage 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: In 1974, newly available satellite observations unveiled the presence of a giant ice-free area, or polynya, within the Antarctic ice pack of the Weddell Sea, which persisted during the two f...
March 10 2014
No MASS Seminar 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
March 6 2014
MASS Seminar - Timothy Merlis (McGill) 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Title: Constraining transient climate sensitivity Abstract The transient evolution of global-mean surface temperature in the coming century will depend on both radiative feedbacks and ocean heat upta...
March 5 2014
SLS - Jonathan Lauderdale (MIT) - Wind driven changes in Southern Ocean residual circulation, ocean carbon reservoirs and atmospheric CO2 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Uncertainty about the causes of natural atmospheric carbon dioxide variations in the past demonstrates our incomplete grasp of fundamental processes that govern the climate. The Southern Oce...
March 3 2014
MASS Seminar - Aiko Voigt (Columbia/LDEO) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: 'Impact of the cloud-radiative feedback on the shift of the inter-tropical convergence zone' Abstract The cloud-radiative feedback is at the heart of uncertainty in model estimates of climate...
February 26 2014
No SLS (ocean sciences) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
February 24 2014
MASS Seminar - Edwin Gerber (NYU) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: What controls the Brewer-Dobson Circulation? Abstract The Brewer-Dobson Circulation describes the slow overturning circulation of the stratosphere, which transports mass up into the tropics an...
February 21 2014
E25 Seminar: Leif Karlstrom, Stanford 3pm-4pm Crustal thickening and the long term evolution of arc magmatic systems
February 20 2014
Bjorn Stevens - Aerosol Forcing – Last Centuries Problem MIT, 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Since its inception, modern climate science has accepted the fact that the aerosol is one of the climate systems most important and uncertain forcings. In the 1970s it was argued that the radiative ...
February 19 2014
SLS - Melissa Omand (WHOI) - A simple model for sinking particulate organic matter in the ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: The sinking and remineralization of particulate organic matter forms an important limb of the oceanic biological pump. Characterization of this sinking flux has often been achieved through e...
February 18 2014
SLS - Elise Olson (MIT-WHOI) - Investigating Trichodesmium spp. abundance and nitrogen fixation in the southwestern North Atlantic through observations and models 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Converting atmospheric dinitrogen to biologically available form, Trichodesmium represents an important source of new nitrogen to oligotrophic regions and contributes to new production. Tric...
February 18 2014
MASS Seminar - Martin Singh (MIT) 54-517 | 10am-11am Title: The temperature dependence of moist convection: changes in updrafts and precipitation statistics in radiative-convective equilibrium Abstract: Moist convection is important for the energy and ...
February 17 2014
February 14 2014
E25 Seminar: Giulio Mariotti, MIT 3pm-4pm Experimental Microbial Sedimentology
February 14 2014
Bjorn Stevens - Lower Tropospheric Mixing II (Chalk board talk) MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm The role of temperature on the distribution of water, and hence the efficiency of mixing, is reviewed with an attempt to better understand and constrain feedbacks on radiative forcing associated with ...
February 12 2014
SLS - Chris Kempes (Caltech/NASA Ames) - Environmental limitations, energetics, and ecological patterning 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Understanding the connection between organism traits, environmental conditions, and long-term ecological processes is important for predicting numerous planetary dynamics. I have developed a...
February 12 2014
Lorenz Center Workshop MIT Endicott House, Haven Street, Dedham, MA, United States | 7am-1pm Open to MIT EAPS community and Harvard EPS community. Registration free but limited. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-lorenz-center-workshop-tickets-10188944407
February 11 2014
Lorenz Center Workshop MIT Endicott House, Haven Street, Dedham, MA, United States | 7am-7pm Open to MIT EAPS community and Harvard EPS community. Registration free but limited. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-lorenz-center-workshop-tickets-10188944407
February 10 2014
February 10 2014
Lorenz Center Workshop MIT Endicott House, Haven Street, Dedham, MA, United States | 7am-7pm Open to MIT EAPS community and Harvard EPS community. Registration free but limited. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-lorenz-center-workshop-tickets-10188944407
February 7 2014
E25 Seminar: Rita Parai, Harvard 3pm-4pm Recycling of atmospheric noble gases to the deep Earth: Insights into the nature of the primitive mantle, terrestrial accretion and the formation of the Moon.
February 7 2014
Bjorn Stevens - Lower Tropospheric Mixing I (Chalk board talk) MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Water plays a very important role in driving mixing in the lower atmosphere. In this lecture we briefly review basic concepts in moist thermodynamics and outline the role of water in turbulent mixing...
February 6 2014
Bjorn Stevens - Atmospheric Water - The Climate System's Most Masterful and Magical Molecule MIT, 32-124 | 4pm-5pm Understanding of water, a deceptively simple molecule with an unusual appetite for infrared radiation, provides the foundation for much of what we know about climate, and climate change. Understandin...
February 5 2014
SLS - Ping Zhai (MIT) - On the crossover of boundary currents in an idealized model of the Red Sea 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: An idealized eddy-resolving numerical model and an analytical model are used to study the buoyancy-forced circulation in an idealized Red Sea on a β-plane. The surface buoyancy losses increa...
January 21 2014
Shuang Zhang, APL-UW. 'Characteristics of nonlinear internal waves on the Washington continental shelf'. Clark 507 Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm Using four summers/falls of temperature and velocity measurements from a surface mooring in 100 m of water off the Washington coast, more than 1000 nonlinear internal wave (NLIW) events are detected a...
January 14 2014
January 13 2014
IAP Lecture Series: An Introduction to Monsoons 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Please join Professor Paul O'Gorman for his talk relating to: 2014 EAPS Lecture Series: Monsoons: Past Changes, Present Impacts, Future Projections EAPS' IAP seminar will explore the magnitude, drive...
January 4 2014
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January 3 2014
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December 11 2013
SLS - Malte Jansen (Princeton) - Energetically Consistent Sub-grid Eddy Parameterizations for Eddy Permitting Ocean Models 12pm-1pm Within the next couple of years we expect the resolution of many IPCC-class ocean models to enter the "eddy-permitting" regime. At this resolution models can produce eddy-like disturbances, but can st...
December 9 2013
December 4 2013
SLS - Andrew Rhines (Harvard) - Dynamics and Paleoclimate Implications of the Seasonal Cycle of Accumulation in Central Greenland 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Greenland has experienced large changes since the last glacial, with its summit warming by ~21C and tripling in annual average accumulation. Observations and paleoclimate simulations show th...
December 2 2013
MASS Seminar - Isla Simpson (LDEO) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Understanding climate model biases in Southern Hemisphere mid-latitude variability" Abstract: The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) represents a latitudinal shifting of the Southern Hemisphere (SH)...
November 27 2013
November 25 2013
MASS Seminar - Benjamin Schenkel (SUNY Albany) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Refining the climate role of tropical cyclones: Key constituents of the summer Hadley cell? Abstract: An important focus of ongoing research in tropical meteorology is why there are, on averag...
November 22 2013
COGB Seminar: Barb Sherwood Lollar, Toronto E25-605, videolink to WHOI Clark 331 | 3pm-4pm Ancient Waters of the Precambrian Shields: Implications for subsurface life and astrobiology B. SHERWOOD LOLLAR, G.HOLLAND, L. LI, G. LACRAMPE-COULOUME, G.F. SLATER, T.C. ONSTOTT AND C.J. BALLENTIN...
November 20 2013
SLS - Alison Taylor (UNC) - Marine microbial cell biology and homeostasis: Unraveling ecophysiology and cellular responses to environmental cues. 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: We are focused on the cell and molecular mechanisms that underpin the ecophysiology of marine protists. We are investigating ecologically and biogeochemically important phytoplankton includi...
November 18 2013
MASS Seminar - Steve Nesbitt (Illinois) 12pm-1pm Title: "What We Don't Know About Snow: Overview of the NASA Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Cold season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx)" NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, wh...
November 15 2013
COGB Seminar: Jeremy Shakun, BC E25-605, videolink to WHOI Clark 331 | 3pm-4pm
November 15 2013
MASS Seminar - David Nolan (Miami) 11am-12pm Title: "Dynamics of the Tornado Vortex" In the first part of this talk, I will review the basic mechanisms for all tornado-like vortices (tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils). Our current underst...
November 13 2013
SLS - Gerard Roe (UW) - The natural variability of glaciers 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Glaciers are captivating and consequential elements of the climate system, and in many parts of the world their history forms the primary record of paleoclimate against which other proxy rec...
November 12 2013
MASS Seminar- Gerard Roe (UW) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: 'Humpty Dumpty and regional climate change' Abstract: A climate model is a dynamical system of interacting processes. Climate modelers disassemble the system into it's individual pieces and tr...
November 11 2013
November 6 2013
SLS - Hajoon Song (MIT) - Data assimilation in a coupled physical-biogeochemical model 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Coupled physical and biological data assimilation is performed within the California Current System using model twin experiments. The initial condition of physical and biological variables ...
November 4 2013
October 31 2013
Special seminar: Gordon Stephenson, Bangor University. 'Storms modify baroclinic energy flux in the Celtic Sea'. Clark 201 10am-11am Mooring data from the Celtic Sea are used to describe baroclinic energy flux at the continental shelf break. Most of the baroclinic energy flux is associated with the M2 internal tide and has a mode-2...
October 30 2013
SLS - Laure Zanna (Oxford) - Towards a stochastic closure for ocean mesoscale eddies 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Our goal is to construct a stochastic parameterization of ocean mesoscale eddies in order to account for fluctuations in sub-grid transport, represent upscale turbulent cascades and quantify...
October 29 2013
MASS Seminar - Allison Wing (MIT) 54-915 | 10am-11am Title: Physical Mechanisms Controlling Self-Aggregation of Convection in Idealized Modeling Simulations Abstract: Convective cloud clusters are responsible for much of the rainfall and cloudiness ove...
October 28 2013
MASS Seminar - Adam Sobel (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Dynamics of the Madden-Julian oscillation" Abstract: The Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) is the dominant mode of variability in the tropics on the intraseasonal time scale (~20-90 day periods...
October 25 2013
October 23 2013
SLS - David Talmy (MIT) - Phytoplankton photoadaptation in contrasting aquatic light regimes 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: I use a theoretical model of a phytoplankton cell to explore how important traits vary due to adaptation to different irradiance regimes and cell size. The model predicts differences between...
October 21 2013
Kendall Lecture: 13th Annual Memorial Lecture with Dr. Drew Shindell - NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab | 4pm-5pm Title: How Air Pollution Affects Climate & What We Can Do About It Featured Speaker: Dr. Drew Shindell - NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies Anthropogenic emissions that lead to air pollution (parti...
October 21 2013
MASS Seminar- Emmanuel Vincent (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Tropical Cyclone - Ocean interactions:Implications at the climate scale Abstract: Strong winds associated with Tropical Cyclones (TCs) trigger intense mixing in the upper ocean stirring warm s...
October 18 2013
2013 PAOC Retreat - SAVE THE DATE Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock, MA | 12am-12am We are pleased to announce that this year's PAOC retreat will be held at the Jiminy Peak Resort in Hancock, MA over the weekend of October 18-20, 2013. Please mark the date on your calendars. For mor...
October 17 2013
COGB Seminar: Tim Conway, SC E25-605, WHOI Clark 331 | 4pm-5pm title TBA
October 16 2013
SLS - Roberta Sciascia (MIT) - The role of meltwater plumes on the submarine melting of Greenland glaciers 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Increasing evidence indicates that changes at the marine margin of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers may have triggered their recent acceleration and retreat and sizably increased Greenland’s c...
October 14 2013
October 11 2013
COGB Seminar: Mimi Katz, RPI E25-605, WHOI Clark 331 | 3pm-4pm Antarctic Circumpolar Current Evolution and its Impact on Global Ocean Circulation
October 11 2013
Axel Timmermann (University of Hawaii) - A new paradigm for ENSO-annual cycle interactions - Special Seminar 54-1827 | 11am-12pm Abstract: The termination of large El Nino events usually starts at the turn of the calendar year. This process limits the seasonal variance growth of eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatur...
October 10 2013
John Carlson Lecture New England Aquarium | 6pm-8pm "Sea Ice, Climate and Observational Mathematics" Professor John Wettlaufer A.M. Bateman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Geophysics and Physics, Yale University Professor of Applicable Mathematic...
October 9 2013
SLS - Axel Timmermann (University of Hawaii) - Glacial dynamics, revisited 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Eighty thousand years of ice sheet build-up came to a rapid end ~19-10 thousand years before present (ka BP), when ice sheets receded quickly, and our planet warmed by about 4C. It remains ...
October 7 2013
MASS Seminar - Joao Teixeira (Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech) 12pm-1pm Title : Turbulence, Clouds and Climate: the Subtropical Cloud Transition Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reiterated that clouds remain the largest source of uncerta...
October 4 2013
COGB Seminar: Shikma Zaarur (Yale) E25-605, WHOI Clark 331 | 3pm-4pm Clumped isotope thermometry as a tool for reconstructing terrestrial environments: Case studies from the Levant and East Africa
October 2 2013
SLS - Andrew Ingersoll (Caltech) - Triggered Convection, Gravity Waves, and the MJO: A Shallow-Water Model 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: The Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) is the dominant mode of intraseasonal variability (50-60 day recurrence interval) in the tropics. It is a planetary-scale pattern of tropical rainfall an...
September 30 2013
MASS Seminar - Thomas Birner (CSU) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Up-gradient eddy fluxes of potential vorticity near the subtropical jet Abstract: The role of eddy fluxes in the general circulation is often approached by treating eddies as (macro)turbulence...
September 25 2013
SLS - Thomas Haine (Johns Hopkins) - Correlated signals and causal transport in ocean circulation 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: We present a framework for interpreting the time-lagged correlation of oceanographic data in terms of physical transport mechanisms. Previous studies have inferred aspects of ocean circulati...
September 23 2013
MASS Seminar - Tim Cronin (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Island Rainfall in Radiative-Convective Equilibrium: Idealized Modeling and Theory Abstract: Tropical islands are observed to be rainier than nearby ocean areas, and precipitation over the isl...
September 19 2013
MASS Seminar - Stephan Pfahl (ETH) 54 -915 | 10am-11am Title: Synoptic-scale circulation features associated with weather extremes in the extratropics Abstract: Extreme weather events have a major impact on society, but assessments of their future chang...
September 17 2013
MASS Seminar - Frank Marks (NOAA) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Advancing Tropical Cyclone Forecasts Using Observations Abstract: The historical objective of the NOAA Hurricane Field Program was the collection of data required to support analytical and the...
September 12 2013
COGB Seminar: Matt Jackson, UC Santa Barbara MIT Building E25 Room 605 (6th floor conference room) | 4pm-5pm Returning from the deep: Archean atmospheric fingerprints in modern hotspot lavas ~~~~~ for more information on the E25 seminar series: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/calendars/e25 upcoming semi...
September 9 2013
MASS Seminar - Ying Li (CSU) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title - On the linkages between cloud vertical structure and large-scale climate Abstract This is a series of studies that explores the linkages between the large-scale meteorology and the vertical ...
September 4 2013
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August 26 2013
GSC: Grad School 101 26-100 | 8am-3pm A series of presentations and panels that address the various topics and resources in student life, the careers office, recreational sports, the MIT police and more.
August 15 2013
msnbc Hangout On Air: The Politics of Climate Change 1pm-3pm Join +msnbc's +All In with Chris Hayes and some big thinkers on climate change for a Hangout On Air Thursday, August 15th at 1 p.m. ET. Chris and his guests--including +Kate Sheppard of +The Huffingt...
August 15 2013
August 8 2013
June 17 2013
MASS Seminar - Frank Stratmann 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Ice Nucleation at the Leipzig Aerosol Cloud Interaction Simulator LACIS F. Stratmann S. Augustin [1], S. Hartmann [1], B. Pummer [2], H. Grothe [2], Tina Santl-Temkiv [3], D. Niedermeier [1]...
June 14 2013
MASS Seminar - Koh Tieh Yong (NTU) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Title: Extended primitive equations in isentropic coordinates Abstract: The primitive equations for atmospheric motion in isentropic coordinates were extended to include an implicit dependence on wa...
May 24 2013
COGB seminar: Danny Sigman (Princeton) E25 605 conference room | 3pm-4pm Title: Southern Ocean biogeochemistry during ice ages Abstract: The Southern Ocean represents the largest leak in the global ocean’s “biological pump,” the sequestration of CO2 in the deep ocean due ...
May 22 2013
MASS Seminar - Dave Thompson (CSU) 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Title: Identifying large-scale patterns of variability in the extratropical atmospheric circulation Speaker's website: http://www.atmos.colostate.edu/faculty/thompson.php Host: Marty Singh
May 22 2013
SLS - Daniel Goldberg (MIT) - Ice sheet state estimation with an adjoint model 54-915 | 12pm-1pm To date, assimilation of observational data using large-scale ice models has consisted only of time-dependent inversions of surface velocities for basal traction, bed elevation, or ice stiffness. Thes...
May 17 2013
COGB seminar: Prof. Dana Royer (Wesleyan) E25 605 conference room | 3pm-4pm Future climate change: clues from the past Earth system sensitivity (ESS) is the global temperature response to doubled CO2 that includes both slow and fast feedbacks. The geologic record is well sui...
May 15 2013
SLS - Brian Arbic & Alfredo Wetzel (U Mich) Impact of stratification and climatic perturbations to stratification on barotropic tides 54-915 | 12pm-1pm As is well known, tides in a stratified system include a baroclinic, or internal, mode characterized by relatively short horizontal scales and large interfacial displacements at depth. We show here th...
May 14 2013
Advances in bioaerosol sampling and implications for atmospheric science and human health, Gediminas "Gedi" Mainelis, Rutgers Univ. 54-1827 | 2pm-3pm The concentration and composition of airborne microorganisms are of interest in diverse areas of research such as atmospheric processes, residential and occupational indoor air quality as well as heal...
May 13 2013
MASS Seminar-Simona Bordoni (Caltech) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm MASS Seminar: 'Revisiting the role of the Tibetan Plateau on the South and East Asian monsoons' Abstract Land-sea thermal contrast and heating of the atmosphere over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) have lo...
May 10 2013
COGB seminar: Prof. Bärbel Hoenisch (Lamont) E25-605 conference room | 12am-12am Title: "The geological record of ocean acidification" Abstract: Marine sediments contain information on a variety of past climate and carbon cycle perturbation events that may provide insights into t...
May 8 2013
SLS - Xinfeng Liang (MIT) - Influence of Mesoscale Eddies on the Deep Ocean Dynamics over the East Pacific Rise 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The influence of mesoscale eddies on the deep ocean dynamical processes, including low-frequency flows, internal waves and ocean mixing, are examined using observations from a collection of moored ins...
May 6 2013
MASS Seminar - Daniel Cziczo (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Clarifying the dominant sources and mechanisms of cirrus cloud formation Abstract Cirrus are high altitude clouds composed of ice crystals. They are the first tropospheric clouds that can scat...
May 3 2013
COGB seminar: Prof. Mark Leckie (UMass Amherst) E25-605 conference room | 3pm-4pm Title: "Mesozoic Tectonics, Oceanic Anoxic Events, and the Evolution of the Planktic Foraminifera" Global tectonics had a profound influence on climate, weathering, sea level, and seawater chemistry ...
May 1 2013
SLS - David Ferreira (MIT) - Ozone forcing of the coupled climate in the Southern Hemisphere 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Much can be learned about climate by measuring how it responds to an impulsive forcing. Climate Response Functions (CRF) to Greenhouse gas (GHG) forcing are commonly computed from models and used to c...
April 29 2013
MASS Seminar - Dave Raymond (New Mexico Tech) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The Role of the Mid-Level Vortex in Tropical Cyclogenesis Abstract: Tropical cyclogenesis may be defined as the development and intensification of a low- level, warm-core vortex over (relative...
April 26 2013
COGB seminar- Dr. Elizabeth Pierce E25-603 conference room | 3pm-4pm Title: Sedimentary provenance approaches to unraveling East Antarctica's ice sheet history Abstract: The study of glacially-derived material recovered from marine sediments located off the margin o...
April 25 2013
SLS - Ute Hausmann - The signature of mesoscale eddies on sea surface temperature and its associated heat transport 54-915 | 2pm-3pm We present an observational estimate of the signature of the ocean's transient mesoscale eddy field in sea surface temperature (SST), a variable that determines the scope not only for transient (mesos...
April 22 2013
MASS Seminar - Benjamin Lintner (Rutgers) 54 - 915 | 12pm-1pm Host: Tim Cronin Speaker's website: http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~lintner/
April 17 2013
SLS - Louis-Philippe Nadeau (MIT) - The role of jets on mixing across the continental shelf break of West Antarctica 12pm-1pm We use both quasigeostrophic and primitive equation models at high resolution to study what controls this mixing across the continental shelf break of West Antarctica. The model geometry is an idealiz...
April 10 2013
SLS - James Watson (Princeton) - Phytoplankton, Fish and Fishing: analyzing the links between oceanography, ecology and economics in marine systems 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The ocean are a key source of nutrition for people around the world and it is important to gauge how much food the oceans can provide us twenty, fifty, and hundred years from now. Any reasonable answe...
April 8 2013
MASS Seminar - George Bryan (NCAR) 54-517 | 12pm-1pm Title: The "optimal state" for cold pools in shear and its relevance to mesoscale convective systems Abstract: Deep precipitating convection often produces layers of relatively cool air near the sur...
April 5 2013
COGB seminar: Rob Sherrell (Rutgers) E-25 605 | 3pm-4pm Climate warming, glacial melting, and iron micronutrient sources to West Antarctic shelf waters. Abstract: The Amundsen Sea is a coastal embayment adjacent to the fastest accelerating glaciers in Wes...
April 4 2013
April 3 2013
SLS - Mike Spall (WHOI) - On the circulation of Atlantic Water in the Arctic Ocean (or how to represent much of the Arctic by a single number) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm An idealized eddy-resolving numerical model and an analytic three-layer model are used to develop ideas about what controls the circulation of Atlantic Water in the Arctic Ocean. The numerical model ...
April 1 2013
MASS Seminar- Karen Smith (LDEO) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: What can natural variability tell us about the Antarctic's response to climate change? Abstract: The dominant driver of recent multi-decadal change in Antarctic climate has been the depletio...
March 29 2013
Spring Break 12am-12am
March 28 2013
MASS Seminar - Rich Rotunno (NCAR) 54-915 | 11am-12pm Title: The Fluid Dynamics of Tornadoes Abstract: Because of the difficulty in making measurements under controlled conditions, most of what is known about the fluid dynamics of tornadoes comes from ...
March 27 2013
SLS - Sylvia Cole (WHOI) - The Arctic Ocean under sea-ice: Ekman veering, internal waves, and turbulence 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The ice-ocean system is investigated on inertial to monthly timescales using winter 2009-2010 observations in the Canada Basin from the first Ice-Tethered Profiler equipped with a velocity sensor. Pro...
March 25 2013
March 22 2013
COGB seminar-Chris Hayes (Lamont-Doherty) E25-605 | 12am-12am "Thorium and protactinium in the North Pacific Ocean: tracers of biogeochemistry and lithogenic inputs" Abstract: The particle reactive radionuclides, Th-232, Th-230 and Pa-231, help trace the source...
March 20 2013
SLS - Melissa Omand (WHOI) - Eddy-Driven Subduction of Particulate Organic Carbon during the North Atlantic Bloom 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Traditionally, export of organic carbon from the surface layer of the ocean has been measured and modeled in terms of the sinking flux of particulate organic carbon (POC). But, a large fraction of the...
March 15 2013
No COGB Seminar 12am-12am
March 13 2013
SLS - Nathan Arnold (Harvard) - Organized Tropical Convection and Atmospheric Superrotation in Warm Climates 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Superrotation, a circulation state with westerly mean equatorial winds, is observed in the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Titan, and has also appeared in numerical simulations of Earth's at...
March 11 2013
March 8 2013
COGB seminar-Prof Stephen Burns (UMass-Amherst) E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Millennial-scale climate variability during the last two glacial periods, A view from the Southern Hemisphere Abstract: Rapid, high-amplitude climate cycles are characteristic of the Northern Hemisph...
March 6 2013
SLS - Robert Todd (WHOI) - Cross-shelfbreak exchange in the Middle Atlantic Bight 54-915 | 12pm-1pm In the Middle Atlantic Bight (MAB), a shelfbreak front separates cool, fresh shelf waters from warmer, saltier slope waters; farther offshore, the Gulf Stream carries even warmer and saltier waters. A...
March 5 2013
Killian Lecture: Maria Zuber 10-250 | 4pm-6pm As recipient of the James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, Maria will give the Killian Lecture on March 5, 2013 at 4PM in 10-250. A brief reception will be held outside the lecture space imm...
March 4 2013
MASS Seminar - Dan Chavas (MIT) 54-915 | 11am-12pm Title: Equilibrium tropical cyclone size in radiative-convective equilibrium Tropical cyclone size remains an unsolved problem in tropical meteorology, yet size plays a significant role in the damage...
March 1 2013
COGB seminar- Prof. Roger Summons E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Curiosity: First 180 sols operations on the surface of Mars Abstract: This presentation is a very general overview of the MSL mission and the capability of the Curiosity rover. I will also present s...
February 27 2013
SLS - Nick Woods (MIT/WHOI) - Physical controls on dense copepod aggregations in the southwestern Gulf of Maine 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Copepods, a type of zooplankton, are often found concentrated in dense aggregations in the southwestern Gulf of Maine, where they are an important food resource for fish and whales. In this talk, I'll...
February 25 2013
MASS Seminar - open slot 54 - 915 | 12pm-1pm
February 22 2013
COGB seminar: Dr. David Thornalley E25-605 | 3pm-4pm The overflow of 14C and 18O depleted water from the Nordic Seas during glacial termination Abstract: During the last glacial termination, the circulation of the North Atlantic underwent fundamental ...
February 22 2013
MASS Seminar - Marat Khairoutdinov (Stony Brook University) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Tropical convection tends to self-organize on scales much larger than individual updrafts, from squall-lines to tropical cyclones (TCs), and ultimately to phenomenon as big as the Madden-Julian Oscill...
February 20 2013
SLS - Chris Bretherton (UW) - Low cloud feedbacks on climate change - an emerging understanding 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Feedbacks from low-lying clouds have long been among the largest uncertainty in modeling global warming due to greenhouse gases. Better analysis methods, large-eddy simulation (LES) model simulations...
February 18 2013
February 15 2013
COGB Seminar: Prof. Michael Hren--UConn E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Molecular and isotopic indicators of paleoenvironmental change in the Western U.S. Abstract: Terrestrial sediments provide important records of continental temperature, hydrology and isotopes of pre...
February 13 2013
SLS - Natalie Burls (Yale) - The Role of Ocean Dynamics within Tropical Atlantic Climate Variability: an Energetics Perspective 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Sea surface temperature in the central-eastern equatorial Atlantic has a seasonal cycle far bigger than that of the Pacific, but inter-annual anomalies smaller than those of the Pacific. Given the amp...
February 11 2013
Neil Tandon - Columbia 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Understanding Hadley Cell Expansion vs. Contraction: Insights from Simplified Models Abstract: This study seeks a deeper understanding of the causes of Hadley Cell (HC) expansion, as projected...
February 6 2013
SLS - Kyle Armour (MIT) - Oceanic controls on climate sensitivity and the structure of global warming 54-915 | 12pm-1pm While constraining climate sensitivity has long been a focus of our field, this global and equilibrium metric provides only limited understanding of aspects of future climate that are of critical inte...
February 4 2013
January 30 2013
SLS - Rui Xin Huang (WHOI) - Mixing, energetics and maximum entropy production 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Eddy mixing in the ocean is regulated by dissipation of external mechanical energy. Traditionally, eddy mixing in the ocean is treated as the diapycnal (vertical) mixing and lateral mixing. The common...
January 29 2013
IAP-DEX Atmospheric Chemistry Lab 54-1311 | 10am-11am Atmospheric aerosol particles can affect the Earth's climate system by absorbing or scattering solar and terrestrial radiation, or by acting as the seeds on which cloud droplets and ice crystals form....
January 29 2013
Active Link to NASA Telescope Bldg. 54- 427 | 9am-11am Come see a live connection to a NASA optical telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii that is operated from the MIT campus. Join with Professor Richard Binzel to learn about the science program of asteroid obs...
January 24 2013
Houghton Lecture - Joe Lacasce, Univ. of Oslo, Norway (4 of 4) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm In Defense of Using Linear Models to Understand Ocean Circulation more information
January 22 2013
Houghton Lecture - Joe Lacasce, Univ. of Oslo, Norway (3 of 4) 24-411 | 12pm-1pm A Short Course on Lagrangian Mixing (last of 3) more information
January 17 2013
Houghton Lecture - Joe Lacasce, Univ. of Oslo, Norway (2 of 4) 24-411 | 12pm-1pm A Short Course on Lagrangian Mixing (second of 3) more information
January 15 2013
Houghton Lecture - Joe Lacasce, Univ. of Oslo, Norway (1 of 4) 24-411 | 12pm-1pm A Short Course on Lagrangian Mixing (first of 3) more information
January 14 2013
Special Seminar - Till Wagner, Cambridge Univ., UK 54-915 | 3pm-4pm An informal seminar by Till Wagner entitled "Breaking Ice: recent in-situ observations of deformed sea ice and the break-up of an iceberg"
January 1 2013
CANCELLED 3pm-4pm
December 25 2012
CANCELLED 3pm-4pm
December 19 2012
The Drake Equation Online | 4pm-6pm Join us this Wednesday at 4pm EST to pick up where we left off last time with Dr. +Sara Seager.  +Alberto Conti, +Jason Kalirai  along with your humble host +Tony Darnell will be talking about the ven...
December 11 2012
MASS Seminar - Peter Haynes (University of Cambridge) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Lagrangian studies of tropical troposphere-to-stratosphere transport Abstract Troposphere-to-stratosphere transport (TST) in the tropics is governed in part by rapid convective transport within the ...
December 11 2012
Doctoral Defense - Claire Willis Pontbriand Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA - Building Clark 507 | 10am-11am Deep explosive volcanism on the Gakkel Ridge and seismological constraints on shallow recharge at TAG active mound
December 11 2012
Doctoral defense - Claire Willis Pontbriand Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - | 10am-11am
December 5 2012
SLS - Ali Mashayek (UoT) - Shear Induced Mixing: Does the route to turbulence matter to its efficiency and to the effective buoyancy flux? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Motivated by the importance of diapycnal mixing parameterizations in large scale ocean general circulation models, I provide a detailed analysis of high Reynolds number mixing in density stratified sh...
December 4 2012
CANCELLED 3pm-4pm
December 3 2012
November 28 2012
SLS - Larry Pratt (WHOI) 3D chaotic stirring in an idealized model of an eddy 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Stirring in certain regions of the ocean and atmosphere is controlled by coherent, long-lived eddies or waveforms. Stirring is most rapid where fluid trajectories are chaotic, and this process, known ...
November 26 2012
MASS seminar - Jian Lu 12pm-1pm Distinguishing the mechanisms of the zonal mean atmospheric circulation response to global warming versus El Niño---role of the irreversible PV mixing ABSTRACT Although El Nino and global warming ...
November 21 2012
SLS - Aaron Donohoe (MIT) The relationship between ITCZ location and cross-equatorial atmospheric heat transport 54-915 | 12pm-1pm We quantify the relationship between the location of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and the atmospheric heat transport across the equator (AHTEQ) in climate models and in observations. The ...
November 19 2012
Watching the Arctic Melt - Adventures in Polar Oceanography Whitehead Institute McGovern Auditorium | 1pm-6pm Visit the event website for more information and to register
November 19 2012
MASS Seminar - Lantao Sun (Cornell) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The Predictability of Stratospheric Warming Events: More from the Troposphere or the Stratosphere? Abstract: The roles of the stratosphere and the troposphere in determining the predictability...
November 14 2012
SLS - Fabien Roquet (Stockholm University) Toward a new approach to Ocean Energetics: introducing the concept of Dynamical Potential Energy 54-915 | 12pm-1pm In this seminar, the concept of dynamical potential energy (DPE) will be introduced and proposed as an alternative to available potential energy (APE). DPE is defined as the horizontal anomaly of Pote...
November 12 2012
November 7 2012
Climate Change Science and Politics MIT E51 (Wong Auditorium) | 6pm-7pm As part of the Boston Review "Ideas Matter" series, MIT Professor of Atmospheric Science and the author of "What we Know About Climate Change" Kerry Emanuel will present a lecture and lead a Q&A sessi...
November 7 2012
SLS - David Siegel (UC Santa Barbara) - Regional to Global Scale Phytoplankton Dynamics: The SeaWiFS Legacy 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) mission provided the first accurate consistent, traceable, synoptic observations of global ocean ecosystems. These observations have enabled us to a...
November 6 2012
Leo Kadanoff - Perimeter Institute, U. Chicago 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The Lorenz Center and the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at MIT present the third of three 2012 Houghton Lectures by Leo P. Kadanoff, University of Chicago Perimeter Institute Little Wor...
November 5 2012
MASS Seminar - Robert Black (Gatech) 12pm-1pm Cool Season Temperature Regimes: Low Frequency Modulation and Representation in CMIP5 Models Abstract During the cool season regional climate is strongly impacted by anomalous temperature regimes (T...
November 1 2012
2nd Annual John Carlson Lecture The New England Aquarium | 6pm-8pm Predicting Climate in a Chaotic World: How Certain Can We Be? Event Website Speaker: Professor Tim Palmer, Royal Society Professor of Climate Physics at Oxford University 6:30p.m. Community Recept...
November 1 2012
Special Seminar - Sergio Vallina 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Maximal ingestion with active prey-switching: a kill-the-winner functional response and its effect on global species richness and biogeography more
October 31 2012
SLS - Michael Bates (MIT) - An embedded Lagrangian model for ocean climate models 12pm-1pm Coarse resolution, hydrostatic ocean models are known for their relatively poor representation of some climatically important processes. For example, downslope flows play a key role in the sinking bra...
October 31 2012
Special Lecture: Tim Palmer, Univ. Oxford, UK MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Lorenz, Goedel and Penrose: From chaos to fundamental physics. "In the final part of this trilogy of talks, I will return to my PhD routes (in general relativity and quantum gravity) and discuss how...
October 30 2012
Special Lecture - Tim Palmer, Univ. Oxford, UK MIT, 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Towards the Probabilistic Earth-System Simulator: A Vision For Weather and Climate Prediction in the 21st Century. This talk is based on Professor Palmer's Royal Meteorological Society Presidential ...
October 29 2012
MASS Seminar - Tim Palmer 12pm-1pm Title: The Real Butterfly Effect: Theory and Implications Tim Palmer is visiting the department and a Houghton Lecturer. This is one of a series of seminars he will give as part of his visit. Abstra...
October 25 2012
Special Seminar - Brian Arbic (U. Michigan) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm "Global modeling of internal tides within an eddying general circulation model" Speaker Website
October 24 2012
SLS - Darryn Waugh (JHU) Changes in the ventilation of the southern oceans due to stratospheric ozone depletion 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Surface westerly winds in the Southern Hemisphere have intensified over the past few decades, primarily in response to the formation of the Antarctic ozone hole, and there is intense debate on the imp...
October 23 2012
CANCELLED 3pm-4pm
October 22 2012
MASS Seminar - Bill Boos (Yale) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The tropospheric response to tropical and subtropical zonally asymmetric torques Abstract: Tropospheric winds can be altered by vertical transfers of momentum accomplished by both convection...
October 21 2012
Climate Change - Will We Need Geoengineering? Cary Hall, Lexington, MA | 7am-9am Event Information Time Magazine, naming David Keith a “Hero of the Environment,” said: “The fact that geoengineering schemes — intervening in the climate by shielding the earth’s surface from trillio...
October 19 2012
Special Event - Torge Martin (PSC, U. Washington) 54-1826 | 12pm-1pm Multi-Centennial Climate Variability Controlled by Southern Ocean Deep Convection Speaker Website
October 17 2012
SLS - Nathan Paldor (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Waves on an Aqua-Plane: New solutions of Laplace Tidal Equations over a sphere 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Though Laplace Tidal Equations (LTE) were formulated correctly nearly 250 years ago explicit expressions for zonally propagating waves solutions of these equations have not been found and the currentl...
October 15 2012
MASS Seminar - Olivier Pauluis (Courant) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Circulation on moist isentropes and the extra-tropical tropopause Abstract: The global atmospheric circulation acts to transport energy from the equatorial regions to the higher latitudes. Suc...
October 14 2012
202 PAOC Retreat - Day 3 Red Jacket Resort in South Yarmouth, MA | 12am-12am Schedule
October 13 2012
2012 PAOC Retreat - Day 2 Red Jacket Resort in South Yarmouth, MA | 12am-12am Schedule
October 12 2012
2012 PAOC Retreat - Day 1 Red Jacket Resort in South Yarmouth, MA | 12am-12am Schedule
October 10 2012
SLS - Jacob Schewe (Potsdam) More frequent future monsoon failure due to inherent instability 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Indian monsoon rainfall is vital for a large share of the world's population. Both reliably projecting India's future precipitation and unraveling abrupt cessations of monsoon rainfall found in paleor...
October 8 2012
October 3 2012
SLS - Carl Wunsch (MIT) The Atlantic Meridional Overturning - Character, Variability, Extremes, Prediction 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC)---the zonal integral of the oceanic meridional flow---has become a touchstone of climate change discussions. Using a two-decades long least-squar...
October 1 2012
MASS Seminar - Graham Feingold 12pm-1pm Title: On Rabbits, Foxes, Clouds, and Precipitation Abstract: Our ability to predict future climate states is significantly hampered by our inability to represent small-scale (order 100 m) processes ...
September 28 2012
Alan Hsieh (MIT) U-Th series isotopes in the ocean: tracers for dust inputs and ocean mixing E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Chemical Oceanography and Geobiology Seminar Speaker: Alan Hsieh (MIT) Title: U-Th series isotopes in the ocean: tracers for dust inputs and ocean mixing
September 26 2012
SLS - Julio Sepulveda (MIT) Ecological resilience to extreme climates: Seeing the unseen majority in the geological record 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Periods of extreme climates and mass extinction in the geological record are among the few readily identifiable turning points in the evolution of life, and could serve as partial analogues for predic...
September 24 2012
MASS Seminar - Andrew Gettelman 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Community Atmosphere and Earth System Modeling beyond CMIP5: Seamless Prediction from Climate to Weather Abstract: The past and future evolution of a widely used earth system model, the Commu...
September 19 2012
SLS - Wilken-Jon von Appen (MIT/WHOI) On the Role of Denmark Strait Overflow Water Cyclones in the Deep Western Boundary Current 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) is the lower limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation returning cold dense waters formed in the Nordic Seas to lower latitudes. Upon overflowing...
September 17 2012
MASS Seminar - Jimmy Booth (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Midlatitude Storms in a Moister World: Lessons from Idealized Baroclinic Life Cycle Experiments Abstract: The response of midlatitude storms to global warming remains uncertain. This is due, i...
September 14 2012
Paula Welander - MIT (E25 COGB Seminar) E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Chemical Oceanography and Geobiology Seminar
September 12 2012
SLS - Renske Gelderloos (Oxford) A close up on two aspects of LSW formation 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Under the harsh winter conditions of the north-western Atlantic Ocean, surface water in the Labrador Sea mixes with water from deeper layers to form a homogeneous water mass known as Labrador Sea Wate...
September 10 2012
MASS Seminar - Chaim Garfinkel (Johns Hopkins Univ) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Host: Aditi Sheshadri / Tim Cronin Title: Coupling between Tropical Tropospheric and Polar Stratospheric Variability Abstract: Tropical tropospheric variability can influence the wintertime extratro...
September 5 2012
Felicity Graham (UTas) Quantifying the non-conservative production of Conservative Temperature, potential temperature and entropy 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The evolution equation of potential temperature has to date been treated as an approximation to the oceanic version of the First Law of Thermodynamics. That is, we oceanographers have regarded the adv...
July 25 2012
Julian Schanze (WHOI/MIT) Surface Forcing and Cabbeling in the Global Ocean 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Due to the larger thermal expansion coefficient at higher temperatures, more buoyancy is put into the ocean by heating than is removed by cooling at low temperatures. Even with balanced time-mean the...
July 16 2012
MASS Seminar - Yang Zhang (Nanjing Univ) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Title: Eddy – zonal flow interactions in the Annular Modes: the roles of synoptic and low-frequency eddies Abstract: The annular modes are the leading modes of extratropical variability of the Nor...
July 11 2012
Ralf Conrad, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology 48-308 (Parsons Lab) | 4pm-5pm From microorganisms to the atmosphere: flooded soils and the methane cycle Parsons Lab - Special Seminar Contact Martin Polz mpolz@mit.edu
July 10 2012
Stefan Thiele, MPI Bremen E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Changes in the microbial community during the iron fertilization experiment LOHAFEX
July 3 2012
No Seminar. 12am-12am
June 4 2012
MASS Seminar - Laura Meredith (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Host: Tim Cronin Title: The atmospheric H2 soil sink: A year of flux measurements with a focus on contrasting two winters of extremes Abstract: Snowpack overlying temperate soils insulates soil micr...
May 25 2012
Chemical Oceanography and Biogeochemistry E25-605 | 3pm-4pm "The evolution of photosynthesis and the salvation of humanity" Hyman Hartman MIT
May 23 2012
James Maddison (Oxford) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A framework for parameterizing eddy potential vorticity fluxes
May 21 2012
MASS Seminar - Malte Jansen (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Equilibration of the Extra-Tropical Atmosphere by Large-Scale Eddies Speaker's website: http://web.mit.edu/~mfjansen/www/
May 18 2012
Chemical Oceanograph and Geobiology E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Erik Sperling, Harvard University "Oxygen, ecology, and the Cambrian radiation of animals" http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~sperling/Site/Welcome.html
May 16 2012
SLS - Ross Tulloch (EAPS) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Geography of baroclinic instability and eddy mixing in the ocean Observations show that the ocean has a ubiquitous, energetic geostrophic eddy field on scales of order 100km. These eddies are though...
May 14 2012
MASS Seminar - Tiffany Shaw (Columbia Univ) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The role of tropical and subtropical eddy moisture transports in the general circulation Abstract: We investigate the seasonal cycle of meridional moisture (latent heat) transport in the tropi...
May 11 2012
Chemical Oceanography and Geobiology E25-605 | 2pm-3pm Dr. Robert Hazen Carnegie Institute Washington Mineralogical Co-Evolution of the Geo- and Biospheres
May 9 2012
SLS - Brian Rose (UW) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Why does the climate system care about ocean heat transport? Some surprises from warm, cold, and very cold climates Observations, theory and models all suggest that the oceans contribute significant...
May 7 2012
MASS Seminar - Diane Ivy (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Atmospheric histories and growth trends of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18 Abstract: New atmospheric observations are presented for the high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs): C4F1...
May 3 2012
Houghton Lecture - Leo P. Kadanoff, Perimeter Inst/ U. Chicago 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Small Programs, Big Ideas: In Praise of “Little Science”. This talk is about deep ideas and how they might be realized using only the simplest of means. It is particularly aimed at computer simulati...
May 2 2012
SLS - Charles Stock (Princeton/GFDL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Estimating the global-scale flow of energy through the marine planktonic food web Abstract: Most global marine ecosystem models within earth system simulations emphasize the resolution of broad-scale...
May 1 2012
Twelfth Annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture Wong Auditorium, E51-115 | 4pm-5pm Event website
April 30 2012
MASS Seminar - Shuguang Wang (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A study of tropical convection using a cloud-resolving model with parameterized large-scale dynamics Responses of tropical deep convection to external forcing are studied using a cloud-resolving mode...
April 27 2012
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - David Johnston E25-605 | 4pm-5pm "Sulfate reducers as the storytellers of Earth history" Dr. David Johnston Assistant Professor Earth and Planetary Sciences Harvard University http://johnstonlab.unix.fas.harvard.edu/pictures%20and%...
April 27 2012
Houghton Lecture - Leo P. Kadanoff, Perimeter Inst./ U. Chicago 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Making a Splash; Breaking a Neck: The Development of Complexity in Physical Systems. The fundamental laws of physics are very simple; but the world about us is very complex. Living things are very co...
April 26 2012
MASS Seminar (special) - Daniela Domeisen (MIT) 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Title: Stratospheric Sudden Warmings - An Analysis of the Evolution, Causes and Impacts
April 26 2012
Benjamin Kravitz (Carnegie Institution for Science) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Geoengineering: Whiter Skies?
April 25 2012
SLS - Rebecca Walsh Dell (EAPS/WHOI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Rebecca Walsh Dell (EAPS/WHOI) - Boundary Layers and Mixing in Abyssal Canyons Physical oceanographers have known for several decades the total amount of abyssal mixing and upwelling required to b...
April 23 2012
MASS Seminar - Richard Seager (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/people/seager/ Title: Examining the last few decades of global hydroclimate for evidence of anthropogenic change amidst natural variability Abstract: Climate...
April 18 2012
SLS - Jake Gebbie (WHOI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Constraints from paleotracer data on the Atlantic circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum, revisited
April 13 2012
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Andrew Bush E25-605 | 3pm-4pm "Extinction and ecology in the Late Devonian of New York" Andrew Bush Associate Professor of Paleobiology University of Connecticut http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Andrew_Bush%2...
April 11 2012
SLS - Naomi Levine (Harvard) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Seeing the forest AND the trees: Modeling ecosystem-climate interactions Ecosystems are dynamic systems that govern biogeochemical cycling and are intrinsically tied to climate. To understand ecosyst...
April 9 2012
MASS Seminar - David Thompson (Colorado State U) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Towards understanding the atmospheric circulation response to anthropogenic forcing" Speaker's website: www.atmos.colostate.edu/~davet Host: Daniela Domeisen Faculty host: Alan Plumb
April 2 2012
MASS Seminar - Abigail Swann (Harvard, University of Washington) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Ecoclimate Teleconnections: Remote Effects of the Interactions between Ecosystems and Climate Abstract: In this talk I will show that large-scale afforestation in the northern mid latitudes wa...
March 30 2012
Patrice Klein (Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, Brest) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Patrice Klein (Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, Brest) Mesoscale and submesoscale turbulence in the ocean: Impacts of ageostrophic motions with large Rossby number
March 26 2012
MASS Seminar - Steve Sherwood (UNSW) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Buoyancy waves, density currents, and their possible roles in intensifying continental convection Abstract: Convection is known to be more intense over land than over oceans, the reasons for w...
March 23 2012
E25 - Chem Oc & Biogeochemi Seminar - Carl Lamborg E25-605 | 3pm-4pm "The Geochemistry and Geobiology of Mercury in a Wastewater-Impacted Aquifer on Cape Cod" Carl Lamborg Associate Scientist WHOI
March 21 2012
SLS - Tom Rossby (URI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm OceanScope Our group has been operating an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on the container vessel CMV Oleander that operates between NJ and Bermuda since the fall of 1992. Since then we h...
March 19 2012
MASS Seminar - Alan Betts (Atmospheric Research, Vermont) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm http://alanbetts.com/ Title: Climate Change and New England Abstract: The climate feedbacks at northern latitudes associated with land-atmosphere coupling are driving rapid climate change in New Eng...
March 14 2012
SLS - Rachel Horwitz 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The effect of stratification on wind-driven, cross-shelf circulation on the inner shelf Abstract: Transport across continental shelves allows the exchange of heat, nutrients, larvae, sediment, and po...
March 12 2012
March 9 2012
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Ben van Mooy E25-605 | 3pm-4pm The role of infochemical signaling in the cycling of phosphorus by the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. Ben van Mooy Associate Scientist WHOI http://www.whoi.edu/people/bvanmooy/
March 7 2012
SLS - Christian Schoof (UBC) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm How surface melting drives ice sheet flow
March 5 2012
MASS Seminar - Kosuke Ito (National Taiwan University) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Short-Time-Scale Processes in a Mature Hurricane as a Response to Sea Surface Fluctuations Abstract: To clarify the effect of fluctuations in surface stress and heat fluxes on the maximum wind...
March 2 2012
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Jessica Whiteside E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Whiteside Geological Sciences Brown University
February 27 2012
MASS Seminar - Bill Randel [NCAR] 12pm-1pm Title: Global variations of water vapor isotopes derived from ACE-FTS satellite data Abstract: High quality satellite observations of water and deuterated water from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experi...
February 20 2012
no MASS Seminar 12pm-1pm
February 17 2012
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Nathan Yee E25-605 | 3pm-4pm "Evolution of Metalliod Respiring Bacteria" Nathan Yee Department of Environmental Sciences Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Rutgers University http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~nyee/index.htm
February 15 2012
SLS - Yuri Lvov (RPI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Yuri Lvov (RPI) -- Spectral energy density of internal waves in the Ocean I will discuss my research on the internal waves in the ocean. Everything I have done so far is based on wave turbulence theo...
February 14 2012
February 13 2012
MASS Seminar - Michael Prather [UCI] 12pm-1pm Speaker's Website: http://www.ess.uci.edu/~prather/ Student Host: Diane Ivy Faculty Host: Susan Solomon Title: Uncertainties in the causal chain from human activities to climate change Abstract: ...
February 10 2012
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Bethany Jenkins E25-605 | 3pm-4pm "Iron metabolism in diatoms: what we can learn from linking genomes to biomes." Bethany Jenkins Assistant Professor of Oceanography University of Rhode Island http://www.gso.uri.edu/users/bjenkins
February 8 2012
SLS - Maxim Nikurashin (Princeton/GFDL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Maxim Nikurashin (Princeton/GFDL) -- A Theory of the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Associated Stratification of the Ocean A theoretical model of the meridional overturning circulation and as...
February 1 2012
SLS - Mary-Louise Timmermans (Yale) 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Structure and dynamics of the upper Arctic Ocean
January 25 2012
SLS - Pincelli Hull (Yale) 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Pincelli Hull (Yale) - Too long for ecology & too short for geology: the promise of fossils for understanding the biotic dimensions of modern global change --------------------------------------------...
January 23 2012
MASS Seminar - Hans von Storch (Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Title: "Testing empirical methods for reconstructing temperature and sea level for times with insufficient instrumental coverage" About the speaker: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_von_Storch Facu...
December 27 2011
Cancelled. 3pm-4pm
December 14 2011
SLS: Geoff Vallis - GFDL/Princeton 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Ocean Heat Uptake and an Observational Estimate of Climate Sensitivity
December 13 2011
SLS: Joseph LaCasce - University of Oslo E54-915 | 12pm-1pm Results from the POLEWARD program Abstract: During the period from 2007-2009, 150 surface drifters were released off the west coast of Norway, to study the circulation in the North Atlantic Current ...
December 12 2011
MASS Seminar - Greg Hakim (U-Washington) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Speaker website: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~hakim/ Title: Estimating and Predicting Climate Signals Abstract: Climate variability involves low-frequency signals that are typically recovered fo...
December 9 2011
SLS: Fabien Roquet (PAOC) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A new framework to study energy in the ocean Abstract: A new framework to diagnose the energy budget of the ocean is proposed. It relies on the concept of dynamic potential energy, defined as the ho...
December 7 2011
SLS: Kristopher Karnauskas (WHOI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A dynamical mechanism for ocean ecosystem refuge amidst tropical warming Global climate models predict a weakening of the atmospheric overturning circulation in response to rising levels of atmosphe...
December 5 2011
December 2 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Nathan Yee E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Nathan Yee Associate Professor Department of Environmental Sciences Rutgers University "Evolution of Metalliod Respiring Bacteria" http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~nyee/
December 1 2011
SLS: Alexey Fedorov - Yale E54-915 | 4pm-5pm Alexey Fedorov (Yale) - The ventilated ocean: stratification and overturning in an ocean with a fully adiabatic interior
November 30 2011
SLS: Ryan Abernathey - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Ryan Abernathey, PAOC, MIT, presents "Global Estimates of Mesoscale Mixing Rates from Satellite Altimetry: Spatial Patterns and Implications for Ocean Models ." Recent efforts to estimate mesoscale m...
November 28 2011
MASS Seminar - Victor Ocana (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Some thoughts on sea level reconstructions of the recent past and claims of sea level rise acceleration Abstract: Sea level rise is a highly debated topic both in the public arena and in scien...
November 23 2011
SLS: Mick Follows - MIT E54-915 | 12pm-1pm On the relationship between ocean nutrient distributions and phytoplankton biogeography. Phytoplankton consume inorganic nutrients to create the organic molecules necessary to live and reproduce. Usi...
November 21 2011
MASS Seminar: Frank Keutsch (Univ of Wisc) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Glyoxal as a Probe of Atmospheric Oxidation and Aerosol Formation Processes Abstract: Oxidation of volatile organic compounds, especially via the OH radical, is central to formation of tropos...
November 16 2011
SLS: Julian Sachs - UW Little Ice Age (1400-1800 A.D.) Climate of the Tropical Pacific | 12pm-1pm The Little Ice Age (LIA, 1400-1800 A.D.) was a time of harsh winters and glacier advances in the Northern Hemisphere that coincided with three extended sunspot minima and heightened volcanic activity....
November 14 2011
MASS Seminar - Rob Korty (Texas A&M) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Hurricanes in other climates: changes to the thermodynamic environment and genesis potential across geologic time. Abstract: Analyses of simulations for the next century have revealed that lar...
November 9 2011
SLS: Christopher Wolfe - Scripps, UCSD E54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Adiabatic Pole-to-Pole Overturning Circulation and the Formation of Deep Stratification Abstract: The pole-to-pole cell of the residual overturning circulation (ROC) and the formation of deep st...
November 7 2011
MASS Seminar - Timothy Merlis (GFDL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Response of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulations to orbital precession" Abstract: Motivated by paleoclimate, I present the results of idealized atmospheric general circulation ...
November 4 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Noreen Tuross E25 - 605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Noreen Tuross Professor Harvard University http://environment.harvard.edu/about/faculty/noreen-tuross
November 2 2011
SLS: Louis-Philippe Nadeau - NYU 54-1915 | 12pm-1pm Louis-Philippe Nadeau, CIMS, NYU, presents "Dynamics and Transport of a Quasigeostrophic Circumpolar Current." Attempts to describe what sets wind-driven circumpolar transport of the Antarctic Circum...
October 31 2011
MASS Seminar - Emmanuel Vincent (LOCEAN) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Speaker website: http://www.normalesup.org/~emvincent/ Title: Tropical Cyclones' influence on the ocean: from event scale processes to climate scale consequences Abstract: Strong winds associated to...
October 28 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Dominic Papineau E25 -605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Dominic Papineau Assistant Professor Boston College
October 26 2011
SLS: Mike Spall (WHOI) E54-915 | 12pm-1pm Mike Spall (WHOI) Influences of Precipitation on Water Mass Transformation and the Meridional Overturning Circulation The influences of precipitation on the properties of water mass transformation a...
October 24 2011
MASS Seminar - Stephan Fueglistaler (Princeton Univ) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "The enigma of stratospheric water" Abstract: Water plays a key role for climate, yet our theoretical understanding of its abundance in the atmosphere - both as vapour and condensate (clouds) ...
October 21 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Colleen Hansel E25 - 605 | 3pm-4pm Environmental Microbiology on the Gordon McKay Endowment Dr. Colleen Hansel Assistant Professor Harvard University http://www.seas.harvard.edu/envmicro/
October 20 2011
1st Annual John Carlson Lecture 32-123 | 6pm-8pm EARTH'S SURPRISING CLIMATE HISTORY The geological record shows that Earth's climate has changed in dramatic and surprising ways. Harvard geologist Paul Hoffman will share his fascination with the gi...
October 19 2011
SLS: Eli Tziperman - Harvard E54-915 | 12pm-1pm Eli Tziperman (Harvard) - Biologically induced snowball initiation The glaciations of the Neoproterozoic Era (1,000 to 542 Myr BP) were preceded by dramatically light 13C isotopic excursions preserve...
October 17 2011
MASS Seminar - Paul Newman (NASA) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "What would have happened to the ozone layer if chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) had not been regulated?" Speaker's website: http://acdb-ext.gsfc.nasa.gov/People/Newman/ Host: Daniela Domeisen Facul...
October 14 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Gregory Dick E25 - 605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Gregory Dick Assistant Professor University of Michigan http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/geomicrobiology/Index.html
October 12 2011
SLS: Elizabeth Barnes - UW 54-915 | 12pm-1pm See MASS seminar series for more info.
October 12 2011
MASS seminar - Elizabeth A. Barnes (Univ. Washington) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The effect of latitude on jet variability Abstract: The effect of latitude on eddy-driven jet variability is investigated across a range of data sets (i.e. Reanalyses, AR4 GCMs and a barotropi...
October 10 2011
October 7 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Andy Kurtz E25 -605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Andy Kurtz Associate Professor Boston University, Department of Earth Sciences "Geology vs. Biology in the terrestrial silica cycle."
October 5 2011
SLS: Raffaele Ferrari - MIT E54-915 | 12pm-1pm Raffaele Ferrari - MIT Abstract: The annual cycle of phytoplankton growth in many parts of the ocean is dominated by a rapid, intense population explosion in late winter early spring, the so-called ...
October 3 2011
MASS Seminar - Michael Mann (Penn State University) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: What Can We Learn From the Climate Changes of Past Centuries? Abstract: I will review recent work aimed at establishing the nature of, and understanding the factors governing, large-scale cl...
September 30 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Eric Davidson E25 - 605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Eric Davidson Executive Director and Senior Scientist Woods Hole Research Center "Manure happens:  Consequences for the global nitrogen cycle from feeding over 6 billion human carnivores"
September 29 2011
2011 Victor Starr Lecture - Judith Curry, Georgia Tech. Bartos Theater, E15 (Wiesner Building) | 4pm-5pm Judith A. Curry from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology will give a talk entitled "Climate Science and the Uncertainty Monster". Abstract: How to un...
September 28 2011
SLS: Christophe Guinet - CNRS 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Christophe Guinet,
September 26 2011
MASS Seminar - Paul Roundy (U-Albany) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Potential vorticity aspects of the association between the MJO and convectively coupled Kelvin waves. Abstract: Previous works have demonstrated that the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) is ass...
September 25 2011
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Lunch Seasons Room | 12pm-1pm
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Closing Words Hancock Room | 12pm-12pm John Marshall - State of PAOC
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Talk Hancock Room | 11am-12pm Breck Owens (WHOI)
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Break Hancock Room | 10am-11am Coffee Break and Check-Out
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Talk Hancock Room | 9am-10am Dan Cziczo (MIT) How do aerosol particles affect ice clouds and climate? Cirrus ice clouds are an important factor in the climate system. These clouds exert a large radiative forcing due to their exte...
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Talk Hancock Room | 8am-9am Delia Oppo (WHOI) Delving into the Past to Provide Insights into Modern Climate and Oceanography Answers to many significant questions in the climate and oceanographic sciences are elusive, in part ...
September 25 2011
2011 Retreat - Start Day 2 Seasons Room | 7am-8am Breakfast and Check-Out
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Talent Show Hancock Room | 9pm-10pm
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Dinner Hancock Room | 7pm-9pm
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Reception Hancock Room | 6pm-7pm Cocktails
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Recreational Activities Meet on the Lawn Terrace | 1pm-6pm
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Lunch Seasons Room | 12pm-1pm
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Research Roundup Hancock Room | 9am-12pm Coffee-break 10:30am - 11:00am
September 24 2011
2011 Retreat - Start Day 1 Seasons Room | 7am-8am Breakfast
September 23 2011
2011 Retreat - Dinner Seasons Lounge | 7pm-9pm
September 23 2011
2011 Retreat - Meet Seasons Lounge | 5pm-7pm Check-in and Cocktail Reception
September 23 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Phoebe Lam E25 - 605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Phoebe Lam Associate Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute "The speciation of marine particulate iron adjacent to active and passive continental margins"
September 22 2011
Houghton Lecture - Susan Solomon, CIRES/ University of Colorado at Boulder MIT Bartos Theater, E15 - Atrium Level | 12pm-1pm Lecture 2 (of 2) `Surprises in Radiative Forcing: What Chemicals Are Changing Our Climate?'
September 20 2011
Houghton Lecture - Susan Solomon, CIRES/ University of Colorado at Boulder MIT Bartos Theater, E15 - Atrium Level | 3pm-4pm Lecture 1 (of 2) 'Thoughts on Some Factors That Led Up to the Signing of the Montreal Protocol to Protect the Ozone Layer' (joint with 12.846). RECEPTION immediatlely following in 54-923 Nb. Susan ...
September 16 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. David McGee E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Visiting Assistant Professor MIT "Lacustrine cave carbonates: novel archives of climate and lake chemistry in the U.S. Great Basin" David McGee is currently visiting MIT pending joining the faculty ...
September 14 2011
SLS: open slot 12pm-1pm
September 12 2011
MASS Seminar - Eric Leibensperger (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Climate Effects of US Anthropogenic Aerosols" Abstract: Anthropogenic aerosols provide a net negative radiative forcing through interactions with solar radiation and cloud microphysics. Howev...
September 9 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Roberto Kolter E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Dr. Roberto Kolter, Professor, Harvard Medical School Title: Microbes Shaping Earth: Small Molecules, Big Consequences
September 7 2011
SLS: Zoe V. Finkel - Mount Allison University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Zoe V. Finkel, Mount Allison University, presents "Eco-physiological bases for macroecological and macroevolutionary patterns in phytoplankton communities." Ecophysiological traits have a profound in...
September 5 2011
August 31 2011
SLS: Adele Morrison, ANU 54-1627 | 12pm-1pm Adele Morrison, RSES, ANU, presents "Sensitivity of Southern Ocean overturning circulation to surface buoyancy forcing." The sensitivity of the Southern Ocean overturning to altered surface buoyancy ...
June 27 2011
[MASS Seminar] Eunjee Lee (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Impacts of meteorology-driven seed dispersal to plant migration, and implications for future vegetation change due to climate change Abstract: Do you remember the astonishment when you first s...
June 9 2011
MASS Seminar - Pedro DiNezio (Univ of Miami) 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Title: Tropical Pacific Climate Change Abstract: I will present a theory for tropical Pacific climate change and apply it to interpret climate model experiments of future anthropogenic global warming...
May 13 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Rachel Stanley E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Title: Variability in Biological Production: Insights from Dissolved Oxygen
May 11 2011
SLS: Vitalii Sheremet - URI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Observation of tides and seiches in Waquoit Bay with simple current and surface height meters. An inexpensive current meter based on the drag principle is developed. It provides a simple, elegant, ro...
May 9 2011
MASS Seminar - Chidong Zhang (Miami) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Potential Vorticity of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Equatorial Waves Potential Vorticity (PV) is used as a diagnostic tool to explore the three-dimensional dynamical and thermodynamical structur...
May 6 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Jose Giner E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. Title: A different kind of cholesterol: Biomarkers for harmful algae
May 5 2011
MASS seminar (SPECIAL) - Katherine Freeman E25 - 605 | 4pm-5pm Isotope hydrology of ancient landscapes Deuterium abundances in plant and algae biomarkers record isotopic signatures of meteoric waters, resulting in an increasingly popular proxy approach to paleoh...
May 4 2011
SLS: Andrew Barton - PAOC 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Linking phytoplankton functional traits to community ecology in the North Atlantic Ocean Understanding the mechanisms regulating marine phytoplankton communities is important because of the key rol...
May 2 2011
MASS Seminar (SPECIAL) - Leo Kadanoff (U-Chicago) 54-915 | 4pm-5pm TITLE: The Good the Bad and the Awful--Scientific Simulation and Prediction ABSTRACT: Worthwhile computer simulations are done to explore uncharted territory, resolve a well-posed scientific or techn...
May 2 2011
MASS seminar - Peter Adams (Carnegie Mellon) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Advancing the Predictive Power of Global Aerosol Models Abstract: Organic aerosol chemistry and aerosol-cloud interactions are currently two major areas of aerosol research. Ultimately, succes...
April 29 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Mark Wells E25-604 | 3pm-4pm Professor, University of Maine. Title: Iron biogeochemistry in the oceans: Macro to nano scales
April 28 2011
MASS Seminar (SPECIAL) - Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland)) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Title: "Population and climate change: need for a fully coupled model" Speaker's website: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ekalnay/
April 27 2011
MASS Seminar - Mark Thiemens (UCSD) 66-144 | 3pm-4pm Title: Observations of Mass Independent Species in Atmospheres: Applications Abstract: The observation of mass independent isotopic molecular species in atmospheres, present and past; terrestrial and...
April 27 2011
SLS: Antoine Venaille - GFDL 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Equilibrium statistical mechanics of quasi-geostrophic turbulent flows Geostrophic turbulent flows are known to self-organize at large scale despite their complicated, turbulent dynamics. It gives a ...
April 26 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Boaz Luz E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Hebrew University of Jerusalem Adjunct Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Title: The 17O anomaly of dissolved O2: A surprise from the deep Southern Ocean
April 25 2011
Mass Seminar - Matt Huber (Purdue) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Thermostats, amplifiers, and rectifiers: What past warm climates can teach us about dynamics. Proxy evidence of past warm climates has been a wellspring for new ideas in climate for generations of d...
April 22 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Greg Druschel E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Associate Professor, University of Vermont Title: New insights on biogeochemical cycling from high resolution redox geochemistry
April 20 2011
MASS Seminar (SPECIAL) - Emily Fischer (Univ of Washington) 56-144 | 4pm-5pm Title: Importing O3 precursors and aerosols to the North American free troposphere: An analysis of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) and aerosol observations from Mount Bachelor Abstract: This talk will h...
April 20 2011
SLS: Carl Wunsch 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Can One Predict the North Atlantic Circulation? At the urging of some scientists, governments around the world are funding attempts to predict the climate system on decadal time scales. This talk wil...
April 18 2011
April 15 2011
Eleventh Annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture W20, Room 202 | 3pm-4pm The Eleventh Annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture will be presented by the Honorable Lisa Perez Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. A reception will be held immediately ...
April 15 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Benjamin Twining E25-605 | 1pm-2pm Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Title: Insights into oceanic metal cycling from single-cell element analysis
April 14 2011
MASS Seminar (SPECIAL) - Roger Pielke Jr. (CU-Boulder) 54-915 | 11am-12pm TITLE: Scientists in Policy and Politics ABSTRACT: Scientists, and experts more generally have choices about the roles that they play in today's political debates on topics such as global warming, ge...
April 13 2011
SLS: Anne-Marie Brunner-Suzuki - UMass Dartmouth 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Vortex Stability in a Large-Scale Internal Wave Shear Lateral mixing and stirring processes are important for the ecosystem since they influence the nutrient or pollutant distribution and phytoplankt...
April 11 2011
MASS Seminar - George Kiladis (NOAA ESRL) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm TITLE: Leading modes of synoptic scale convective activity within the ITCZ ABSTRACT: An Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis is undertaken of global tropical (20S-20N) brightness temperature ...
April 8 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Steve D'Hondt E25-604 | 3pm-4pm Professor of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Title: Microbial energetics in subseafloor sediment
April 8 2011
MASS Seminar - David Neelin (UCLA) 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Precipitation parameter sensitivity and optimization challenges in climate models Despite successful simulation of many large-scale climate variables, climate models exhibit considerable bias in re...
April 6 2011
SLS: Ian Hewitt - UBC 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Subglacial drainage and its impact on ice dynamics Melting land-ice is contributing at an increasing rate to rising sea levels and could cause up to 1 meter of rise by the end of the century. One of...
April 4 2011
MASS Seminar - Tiffany Shaw (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm TITLE: "Downward wave coupling between the stratosphere and troposphere: Comparison with zonal-mean coupling and the impact of ozone depletion" ABSTRACT: There is increasing evidence that stratospher...
April 1 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Anais Orsi E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Graduate Student: Scripps Institute of Oceanography Title: Was there a Little Ice Age in Antarctica? Temperature and precipitation history at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide for the last thousand ...
March 31 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Kate Freeman E25-605 | 4pm-5pm Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University Title: Plants, Carbon and Water: Molecular Tools to Study Terrestrial Paleoecology and Climate Abstract: Climate, the water cycle and terrestri...
March 30 2011
SLS: David Ferreira - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Hydrological cycle of the coupled ocean-atmosphere climate system Conservation of water requires that the ocean and atmosphere transport freshwater in equal amounts but in opposite directions. Conser...
March 28 2011
MASS Seminar - Itay Halevy (CalTech) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: The Archean Mass-Independent Sulfur Isotope Record: Prospects and Limitations Abstract: For about a decade, the existence of mass-anomalous isotopic compositions in Archean and early Paleoprot...
March 25 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Hojatollah Vali E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Faculty, McGill University Title: Biogenic magnetite as biosignature: Implications for the search for life and paleoclimate Abstract: The investigation of the ultrastructure and nature of the reacti...
March 23 2011
SLS: Markus Jochum - NCAR 54-915 | 12pm-1pm From turbulence to icesheets - a travel across time and space The new generation of GCMs are able to reproduce the current climate quite realistically, but it is not obvious whether they are also goo...
March 21 2011
March 18 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Mark Pagani E25-604 | 3pm-4pm Professor, Yale University. Title: Mysteries of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
March 18 2011
SLS: Martha Buckley - MIT 54-1623 | 12pm-1pm Decadal Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Decadal variability of sea surface temperature (SST) has been observed in both the instrumental record and climate proxy data. ...
March 16 2011
SLS: Ben Ward - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Nutrients, grazing and the size-based biogeography of marine ecosystems Direct observations along the Atlantic Meridional Transect, together with satellite-derived estimates, suggest that the large-s...
March 14 2011
MASS Seminar - Marat Khairoutdinov (Stony Brook) 56-154 | 12pm-1pm TITLE: Application of a cloud-resolving model to the climate-change problem ABSTRACT: Convection contributes significantly to the uncertainty of the climate feedbacks to the forcing due to increasing...
March 11 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Yolanda Echegoyen-Sanz E25-604 | 3pm-4pm Post-Doctoral Fellow, Boyle Lab, MIT. Title: Lead and Lead Isotopes in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans
March 9 2011
SLS: Samar Khatiwala - Lamont 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Constraining ocean ventilation time scales with tracer observations: implications for anthropogenic CO2 uptake and radiocarbon ages Ocean ventilation is the process that transports water and climatic...
March 7 2011
MASS Seminar - Eri Saikawa (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Recent source variability of two ozone depleting greenhouse gases: N2O and HCFC-22" Abstract: N2O and HCFC-22 (CHClF2) are both important greenhouse gases as well as ozone depleting substance...
March 3 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Harry Oduro E25-604 | 4pm-5pm Graduate Student, University of Maryland. Title: Sulfur Isotope Constraints on the Origin and Cycling of Volatile Sulfur Compounds and Related Sulfur-Containing Products
March 2 2011
SLS: Jessica Tierney - LDEO 54-915 | 12pm-1pm From molecules to climate models: Fossil lipid insights into tropical paleoclimate The tropics are home to the majority of Earth's water vapor – an important greenhouse gas – and rapid cl...
February 28 2011
MASS Seminar - Darryn Waugh (JHU) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Connection between Antarctic Ozone Depletion and tropospheric Rossby wave breaking and cut-off lows" Abstract: The connection between the formation of the Antarctic ozone hole and upper tropo...
February 25 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Florence Schubotz E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Post-Doctoral Fellow, Summons Lab, MIT. Using Intact Polar Lipids as chemotaxonomic markers in microbial ecology: Applications and limitations.
February 25 2011
SLS: Torsten Albrecht - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A fracture field for large-scale ice dynamics: ice-shelf calving parameterized in the Potsdam Parallel Ice Sheet Model Recent observations and investigations emphasize the crucial role of ice shelf ...
February 23 2011
SLS: Jerome Neufeld - Cambridge University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The evolution of sea ice in a dynamic ocean The thin veneer of ice which forms on the surface of the polar oceans plays a central role in determining the high latitude radiative balance, buoyancy for...
February 21 2011
February 18 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Rick Murray E25-604 | 3pm-4pm Professor, Boston University. Title: "Invisible Ash": The Biogeochemical Importance of Dispersed Volcanic Ash Mixed in Pelagic Sediment
February 16 2011
SLS: Timothy Creyts -Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Reflections on subglacial hydrology: a view from Antarctica Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet, water networks act to lubricate the bed and enhance ice flow. Water leaves the network as it discharges to...
February 14 2011
MASS seminar - Monika Kopacz (NOAA) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: "Adjoint modeling applications in atmospheric chemistry" Abstract: Adjoint modeling has wide ranging applications throughout atmospheric chemistry, from sensitivity analysis to inverse modelin...
February 11 2011
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco E25-604 | 1pm-2pm Post-Doctoral Fellow, Boyle Lab, MIT. Title: Concentrations and Chemical Speciation of Zinc and Cadmium : Exploring sources, transport and more. Abstract : Zinc and Cadmium are essential for phytopla...
February 9 2011
SLS: Fabien Roquet - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm On the wind power input in the general ocean circulation The pathways of wind-induced power input into the ocean circulation are analyzed using observations and models. Direct rates of wind-work can ...
February 2 2011
SLS: Louis St. Laurent - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Turbulence measurements and vertical mixing rates in the Southern Ocean Mixing processes in the Southern Ocean are believed to have a large impact on the global overturning cycle, as nearly all deep ...
January 26 2011
SLS: Rui Xin Huang - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Adiabatic density surfaces – the only truly neutral surfaces A new family of surface, the adiabatic density surface, is introduced for the world ocean. This surface is defined as the depth at which t...
January 14 2011
SLS: Themistoklis Chronis - Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece 54-915 | 4pm-5pm The summer NAO effect over the eastern Mediterranean The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) during summer is an unexpectedly overlooked topic. As it turns out, the temperature NAO-related trend during ...
December 8 2010
MASS Seminar - Michaela Hegglin (Univ of Toronto) 54-915 | 4pm-5pm TITLE: "Climate change and the ozone layer: Connections and surface impacts" ABSTRACT: Over the last few decades, concern about the impact of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on human and ecosystem hea...
December 8 2010
SLS: cancelled 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
December 6 2010
MASS Seminar - Zoe Loh (CSIRO) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm TITLE: Leakage detection strategies for atmospheric monitoring of CO2 at geosequestration facilities ABSTRACT: Geological carbon storage appears likely to form an integral part of our emissions reduc...
December 3 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Kevin Peterson E25-605 | 3pm-4pm microRNAs and Metazoan Macroevolution
December 3 2010
SLS: Miranda Holmes-Cerfon - Harvard 54-1615 | 12pm-1pm Internal waves: mixing and scattering The ocean is filled with fast, small-scale motions called internal waves, which are too small to be resolved by numerical models, yet wh...
December 1 2010
SLS: Pierre Lermusiaux - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Uncertainty Prediction and Intelligent Sampling for Ocean Fields A first grand challenge in ocean sciences is the ability to quantitatively predict the accuracy of predictions. We derived new Dynamic...
November 29 2010
MASS Seminar - Hamish Ramsay (Columbia) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm TITLE: The effects of relative and absolute sea surface temperature on tropical cyclone potential intensity using a single column model ABSTRACT: The effects of relative and absolute sea surface te...
November 24 2010
SLS: Martin Guenther Scharffenberg - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The large-scale geostrophic flow-field and eddy variability as seen from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 Tandem Mission Geostrophic surface velocity anomalies are used to analyze the variations of the...
November 22 2010
MASS Seminar - Thomas Birner (Colorado State Univ) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm TITLE: Stratospheric circulation impact on the structure and composition of the global tropopause region ABSTRACT: The stratospheric circulation (often referred to as Brewer-Dobson circulation) i...
November 19 2010
Houghton Lecture: Lance Bosart 54-1615 | 4pm-5pm Map discussion of current weather "refreshments served"
November 19 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Xiaolei Liu E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Distribution of intact and core GDGTs in marine sediments: a disscusion about the source and preservation of glycerol tetraethers
November 17 2010
SLS: Dick Peltier - University of Toronto 2-105 | 12pm-1pm The Younger-Dryas Cold Reversal: Ice-Earth-Ocean Interactions During a Period of Rapid Climate Change During the last glacial-interglacial transition, the climate system experienced a series of parox...
November 15 2010
Houghton/MASS Seminar - Lance Bosart (Albany/SUNY) Room 54-918 (NOTE: BACK TO THE 9TH FLOOR!) | 12pm-1pm Title: Extreme Weather Events over Parts of the Northern Hemisphere during Winter 2009-2010 Abstract: The large-scale circulation over the Northern Hemisphere (NH) during winter 2009-2010 was domina...
November 12 2010
Houghton Lecture: Lance Bosart 54-1615 | 4pm-5pm Map discussion of current weather "refreshments served"
November 12 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Francis MacDonald E25-604 | 3pm-4pm The Cryogenian Carbon Cycle
November 12 2010
SLS: Daniel Goldberg - GFDL 54-1615 | 12pm-1pm The role of ice shelves and ocean melting in ice stream dynamics Much of West Antarctica rests on a bed below sea level, making it vulnerable to external forcing at its margins. The floating ice shel...
November 10 2010
SLS: Tim DelSole - COLA GMU 2-105 | 12pm-1pm Significant Component of Unforced Multidecadal Variability in the Recent Acceleration of Global Warming. The problem of separating variations due to natural and anthropogenic forcing from those due t...
November 8 2010
Houghton/MASS Seminar - Lance Bosart (Albany/SUNY) Room 4-231 | 12pm-1pm Title: Upper-level Potential Vorticity Disturbances as a Source of Severe Weather during the Southwest Summer "Monsoon" Abstract: During the North American summer monsoon (NAM) the Southwest U.S. fr...
November 3 2010
SLS: John Marshall - MIT 2-105 | 12pm-1pm Climate at high obliquity One method of studying earth-like exoplanets is to view earth as an exoplanet and consider how its climate might change if, for example, its obliquity were ranged from 0 to ...
November 1 2010
MASS Seminar - Lorenzo Polvani (Columbia Univ) Bldg 54, 2nd floor conference room | 12pm-1pm Title: "Polar stratospheric ozone depletion: the dominant driver of recent atmospheric circulation changes in the Southern Hemisphere" Host: Daniela Domeisen
October 27 2010
SLS: Martin Tingley - NCAR 2-105 | 12pm-1pm Reconstructing pre-historic temperatures from natural proxies: statistical methods in paleoclimate research Reconstructing the space-time evolution of a climate field from incomplete instrumental and...
October 25 2010
MASS Seminar - Eric Rappin (Univ of Miami) Bldg 54, 2nd floor Conference Room | 12pm-1pm Title: Tropical cyclogenesis in environments of radiative-convective equilibrium Abstract: Two methods have been developed to explore tropical cyclogenesis with climate change. One is to count and t...
October 22 2010
October 22 2010
Tapio Schneider: Houghton Lecture V 32-155 | 12pm-1pm Generation of Superrotation in Planetary Atmospheres
October 20 2010
SLS: Tapio Schneider - Caltech 2-105 | 12pm-1pm Angular Momentum Constraints on the Deep Dynamics of Giant Planets
October 20 2010
Tapio Schneider - Houghton Lecture IV 2-105 | 12pm-1pm Angular Momentum Constraints on the Deep Dynamics of Giant Planets
October 18 2010
MASS Seminar - Joel Thornton (Univ. of Wash) Bldg 54 - 2nd Floor Conference Room | 12pm-1pm Title: Sea Spray Chemistry Over Denver: Implications for the Tropospheric Chlorine Atom Source Abstract: The nighttime chemistry of nitrogen oxide reservoirs affects air quality and climate by direc...
October 15 2010
SLS: An Nguyen - JPL 54-1615 | 3pm-4pm Arctic coupled ocean – sea ice state estimates: a forward approach An optimized 1992--2008 coupled ice-ocean simulation of the Arctic Ocean is presented. A Green's function approach adjusts a set ...
October 15 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Phoebe Cohen E25-604 | 3pm-4pm Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for the NASA Astrobiology MIT node. Title: Biomineralization and Exceptional Preservation in early Neoproterozoic Protistan Microfossils
October 15 2010
Tapio Schneider: Houghton Lecture III 32-155 | 12pm-1pm Titan's Hadley Circulation and Methane Cycle and How They Shape its Cloud and Lake Distribution
October 13 2010
October 12 2010
Mass Seminar - Tapio Schneider (CalTech) 54-100 | 12pm-1pm Lecture 2: Title "Eddy and Ocean Influences on Hadley Circulations and the Quest for a New Theory"
October 12 2010
Mass Seminar - Tapio Schneider (CalTech) 54-100 | 12pm-1pm Lecture 2: Title "Eddy and Ocean Influences on Hadley Circulations and the Quest for a New Theory"
October 8 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Kate Hendry E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Post-doctoral fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Title: "Silicon in the oceans: what do isotopes have to say?" Abstract: The biogeochemical cycling of silicon (Si) in seawater plays impor...
October 8 2010
Tapio Schneider: Houghton Lecture I 32-155 | 12pm-1pm Fall 2010 Houghton Lecturer Tapio Schneider (Caltech) presents his first lecture: "Classical Hadley Circulation Theories and Their Shortcomings"
October 6 2010
SLS: Brian Dushaw - APL U. Washington 2-105 | 12pm-1pm On the predictability of mode-1 internal tides
October 1 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Intan Suci Nurhati E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Post-doctoral Fellow, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. Title: "Coral records of central tropical Pacific sea-surface temperature and salinity variability over the 20th century." A...
October 1 2010
2010 PAOC Retreat to the Meadowmere Resort ME Meadowmere Resort Ogunquit ME | 12am-12am 2010 PAOC Retreat to Meadowmere Resort. Photos at http://picasaweb.google.com/paoc.retreat.pics
September 29 2010
2010 Victor Starr Lecture - David Marshall, Oxford, UK Bartos Theater (E15) | 4pm-5pm Prof David Marshall from the University of Oxford will give the 31st Vistor Starr Lecture: "On the Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current". Abstract: The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) i...
September 28 2010
SLS: David Marshall - Oxford 54-1615 | 11am-12pm Momentum Balance of the Wind-Driven and Meridional Overturning Circulation When a force is applied to a (nearly) Boussinesq fluid, such as the ocean, fluid parcels are accelerated locally by the appl...
September 27 2010
MASS Seminar - Chris Forest (PennState) Bldg 54, 2nd floor Conference Room | 12pm-1pm Title: Identifying Model Uncertainty in Regional Climate Predictions from Multiple Versions of NCAR CAM
September 24 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogoechem Seminar - Dr. Alex Gagnon E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Geochemical Mechanism of Biomineralization from Analysis of Deep-Sea and Laboratory Cultured Corals
September 22 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Bridget Bergquist E25-605 | 3pm-4pm The odds and evens of mercury isotopes: implications for understanding Hg biogeochemical cycling
September 22 2010
SLS: Sheekela Baker-Yeboah - MIT 66-160 | 12pm-1pm A Process of Inter-Ocean Exchange in Relation to the Ocean-Climate Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) of the South Atlantic The ocean is inextricably linked to the climate system via the meridi...
September 17 2010
E25 Chem Oc & Biogeochem Seminar - Dr. Jens Wendler E25-605 | 3pm-4pm Studying the World’s best-preserved Cretaceous marine microfossils: The Tanzania Drilling Project
September 17 2010
SLS: Nicolas Grisouard - Grenoble 2nd floor conference room | 12pm-1pm Title: Generation of Solitary Waves in a Pycnocline by an Internal Wave Beam
September 15 2010
SLS: Ed Boyle - MIT 68-180 | 12pm-1pm Iron and Lead Geochemistry of the Ocean: On the Road to GEOTRACES Iron (Fe) is a key essential nano-nutrient for marine biota. Most of the lead (Pb) in the ocean is anthropogenic, transported by the ...
September 8 2010
SLS: Claude Frankignoul - LOCEAN-IPSL 12pm-1pm Observed large-scale atmospheric response to ocean circulation changes How to detect and estimate the influence of ocean circulation changes on the large-scale atmospheric circulation will be discus...
August 4 2010
e25 Test Event 12pm-1pm
July 13 2010
Houghton Lecture Series "Marina Levy" 54-1615 | 10am-11am Marina Levy of LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris France Two lectures on "Interaction of Dynamics and Biogeochemistry on the Ocean's Mesoscale/Submesoscale"
June 4 2010
SLS: Da Zhu - The University of Chicago 54-1615 | 12pm-1pm A Potential Vorticity Perspective to Jet Formation in Rotating Fluids
June 2 2010
SLS: Peter C. Chu - Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Global Ocean Tripole and Climate Variability Temporally varying upper ocean (0 – 300 m) heat content (HC) was calculated for the global ocean since 1990 from observational data of the Global Tempe...
May 26 2010
SLS: Brian Rose - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Ocean Heat Transport, Sea Ice, and Multiple Equilibria of the Climate System The oceans carry about 2 PW of heat out of the tropics and release most of it to the atmosphere in subtropical to low...
May 19 2010
SLS: Katharine R. Hendry - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm From Glassy Sponges to the Marine Silicon Cycle: Paleoceanographic Applications of Silicon Isotopes The marine silicon (Si) cycle is linked to global climate through coupling with the carbon...
May 14 2010
SLS: Pierre Rampal - MIT 54-1615 | 12pm-1pm Arctic Sea Ice Kinematics The Arctic sea ice, and more largely the Arctic system, is undergoing significant changes. Since several decades, we observe a rapid reduction of the ice cover that...
May 12 2010
SLS: Shane Keating - New York University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Diagnosing Lateral Mixing in the Upper Ocean with Satellite Altimetry Quantifying the mixing properties of the upper ocean is crucial for developing more skillful eddy parameterization schemes ...
May 10 2010
MASS: Madhusudhan Nikku - MIT - Atmosphere of the hot exo-Neptune GJ 436b 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Madhusudhan Nikku || MIT || Title: Atmosphere of the hot exo-Neptune GJ 436b || host: Angela Zalucha
May 5 2010
SLS: Jorn Bruggeman - St John's College, Oxford 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Nature Made Simple: Simple Adaptive Models for Complex Plankton Communities Plankton communities contribute significantly to global biogeochemical cycling. The direction and magnitude of thei...
May 3 2010
MASS: Caroline Muller - MIT - Relationship between tropical precipitation and water vapor in current climate and under warming 54-915 | 2pm-3pm **Note special time** Caroline Muller || MIT || Title: Relationship between tropical precipitation and water vapor in current climate and under warming || Abstract: There is a tight relationship betw...
April 30 2010
SLS: Pavel S. Berloff - Imperial College London & WHOI 54 - 915 | 12pm-1pm On Formation of Multiple Zonal Jets in the Oceans Multiple alternating zonal jets observed in the ocean are studied with an idealized model with imposed large-scale background flow. The je...
April 28 2010
SLS: Andreas Klocker - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm On Diapycnal Motion Due to Unusual Mixing Processes The nonlinear equation of state causes a variety of processes leading to the transformation of water masses. It also stops us from constructi...
April 23 2010
SLS: Tatiana Rykova - WHOI/MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the West Greenland Current System in the Labrador Sea The Labrador Sea, as one of the few places of deep water formation, plays an important role in...
April 21 2010
SLS: Anne Willem Omta - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A Simple Theory for Ocean Carbon Chemistry In view of the ongoing anthropogenic emissions of carbon, it is of crucial importance to understand which portion of future emissions will stay in th...
April 16 2010
SLS: Vasilii Petrenko - University of Colorado 54-915 | 12pm-1pm 14CH4 Measurements in Greenland Ice: Investigating Last Glacial Termination CH4 Sources Greenland ice core records show that mean annual temperature increased by 10˚C in just 20 years during t...
April 14 2010
SLS: Katherine Silverthorne - WHOI/MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Modeled Near-Inertial Wave Trapping in the Negative Vorticity Core of the Gulf Stream Drifting profiling floats deployed as part of the CLIVAR Mode Water Dynamics Experiment (CLIMODE) reveal a marked...
April 9 2010
SLS: James R. Ledwell - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A Tracer Study of Mixing in the ACC
April 7 2010
SLS: Gualtiero Badin - Boston University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Water Mass Transformation in Shelf Seas The rate at which water masses are transformed in the shelf seas from one density class to another is assessed in the shelf seas using the Walin (1982) frame...
March 31 2010
SLS: Sergio Vallina-Fernandez - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Enhanced Overall Stability with Biodiversity Under Stochastic Perturbation of Solar Radiation in Model Food Webs Classical theory, based on asymptotic resilience, predicts that the stability of ...
March 24 2010
SLS: David Keller - Horn Point Laboratory in Maryland 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Modeling Dissolved Organic Matter Cycling in Marine Surface Waters Dissolved organic matter (DOM) constitutes one of the Earth’s largest reservoirs of bioreactive elements (C,N, P), yet despite deca...
March 19 2010
SLS: Beatriz Pena-Molino - WHOI/MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Variability in the Labrador Sea Water within the Deep Western Boundary Current southeast of Cape Cod Water properties measured by the Line W mooring array southeast of Cape Cod document a large ...
March 17 2010
SLS: Thomas Kiørboe - MIT & Technical University of Denmark 54-915 | 12pm-1pm How Zooplankton Feed: Mechanisms, Traits and Tradeoffs In order to grow and survive, zooplankton in the ocean daily have to clear a volume of ambient water for prey particles that is equivalent to...
March 12 2010
SLS: Andreas Thurnherr - Columbia University 54-1615 | 12pm-1pm Hydrography, Flow and Mixing Near the Crest of the East Pacific Rise Between 9 and 10N In the context of a recent interdisciplinary project investigating the dispersal of larvae from hydrot...
March 10 2010
SLS: Stephanie Dutkiewicz - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Modeling the Coupling of Ecology and Biogeochemistry in the Present and Future Ocean We examine the interplay between ecology and biogeochemical cycles in the context of a global three-dime...
March 8 2010
MASS: Jason Dunion - NOAA - Some Recent Insights into Saharan Dust Storms- From Hurricanes to Climate 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Jason Dunion || NOAA/Hurricane Research Div || Title: Some Recent Insights into Saharan Dust Storms- From Hurricanes to Climate || Host: Brian Tang
March 3 2010
SLS: Burkard Baschek - University of California at Los Angeles 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Aerial and in situ Measurements of Submesoscale Eddies, Fronts, and Filaments Submesoscale eddies, fronts, and filaments on scales of 10 m to 20 km are common features of many coastal regions of the ...
March 1 2010
MASS: Jesse Kroll - MIT - Atmospheric oxidation and its effect on organic aerosols 12pm-1pm Jesse Kroll (MIT) || Title: Atmospheric oxidation and its effect on organic aerosols || Host: Eunjee Lee
February 17 2010
MASS: Chris Mooney - (Joint DLS) - Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Chris Mooney || Title: Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future || Host: Kerry Emanuel, Brian Tang || Notes: Joint Seminar with DLS
February 17 2010
SLS: David McGee - Columbia University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Why Were Glacial Periods So Dusty? Exploring The Gustiness Hypothesis During glacial periods of the Late Quaternary, mineral dust emissions from Earth’s dominant source areas were a factor of tw...
February 12 2010
SLS: Johan Nilsson - Stockholm University, Sweden 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Salinity-Dominated Thermohaline Circulation: Multiple Equilibria and Their Possible Relevance for the Paleo Arctic Ocean This talk addresses some dynamical aspects of the Arctic Ocean stratification...
February 10 2010
SLS: Stephen Barker - Cardiff University, UK 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Participation of the Deep Sea in Abrupt Climate Change and Glacial Termination Evidence for abrupt temperature variations (Dansgaard-Oeschger or D-O oscillations) over Greenland and the North Atla...
February 8 2010
MASS: Gabriel Vecchi - GFDL - Attributing, Predicting and Projecting Atlantic Hurricane Activity 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Gabriel Vecchi || GFDL || Title: Attributing, Predicting and Projecting Atlantic Hurricane Activity || Host: Brian Tang
February 3 2010
MASS: Angela Zalucha - MIT (Note special day and time) - An Analysis of the Effect of Topography on the Martian Hadley Cells 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Note special day and time || Host: Brian Tang || Title: An Analysis of the Effect of Topography on the Martian Hadley Cells || Abstract: Previous work with Mars General Circulation Models (MGCMs) has ...
February 3 2010
SLS: Daniel Rothman - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Singular Blow-up at the Permian-Triassic Boundary Geochemical studies show that the Permian-Triassic extinction (~252 Ma) is accompanied by a rapid (~10 Kyr) depletion in the carbon isotopic composi...
January 27 2010
SLS: Fabien Roquet - MIT 54 - 915 | 12pm-1pm The structure of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current around the Kerguelen Plateau Due to its great meridional extent and relatively shallow depth, the Kerguelen Plateau constitutes a major barrier to t...
January 13 2010
SLS: Phil J. Morrison - The University of Texas at Austin 54 - 915 | 12pm-1pm A Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the Vlasov-Poisson System
January 4 2010
David Romps (Harvard) - From Large-eddy Simulations to a Stochastic Parcel Model of Atmospheric Convection 54-915 | 4pm-5pm David Romps || Harvard || Title: From Large-eddy Simulations to a Stochastic Parcel Model of Atmospheric Convection || Host: Kerry Emanuel || Notes: **Special Seminar**
December 11 2009
Ke Li - University of New Hampshire 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Langmuir Circulation in the Presence of Lateral Density Gradients Comparably little is known about the impact of lateral density gradients (associated with, e.g., submesoscale fronts) on Langmuir ci...
December 9 2009
Sack Lunch: Lynne Talley - University of California 54-912 | 12pm-1pm Simplified Meridional Overturning Circulation and its Relation to Heat and Freshwater Transport The ocean's heat and freshwater transports are described in terms of various components of the ocean'...
December 7 2009
Mike Previdi (Columbia/LDEO) - Radiative Feedbacks on Global Precipitation 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Mike Previdi || Columbia/ LDEO || Title: Radiative Feedbacks on Global Precipitation || Host: Brian Tang
December 2 2009
Sack Lunch: Georgi Sutyrin - University of Rhode Island 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Analytical Theories of Surface-Intensified Vortex Drift A general approach to analyzing an intense vortex evolution is described based on a decomposition of the flow into an axisymmetric part and a s...
November 30 2009
Ann Marie Carlton (EPA) - To What Extent Can Biogenic SOA be Controlled? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Ann Marie Carlton EPA Title: "To What Extent Can Biogenic SOA be Controlled?" Host: Eunjee Lee Abstract: Anthropogenic pollution facilitates conversion of naturally emitted volatile organic compoun...
November 25 2009
Majid Mahammadian - University of Ottawa, Canada 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A "Vortex in Cell" Model for Quasi-Geostrophic, Shallow Water Dynamics on the Sphere The vortex in cell (VIC) method has been found to be an attractive computational choice for solving a number of ...
November 23 2009
Erika Barth (SWRI) - Cloud Microphysics and Convection in Titan's Atmosphere 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Erika Barth Southwest Research Institute Title: Cloud Microphysics and Convection in Titan's Atmosphere Host: Angela Zalucha Abstract: It is now well established that clouds form in Titan's atmosphere...
November 18 2009
Sukyoung Lee - Penn State [Joint SLS & MASS] 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Finite-Amplitude Equilibration of Baroclinic Waves on a Jet A two-layer quasi-geostrophic model is used to study the equilibration of baroclinic waves. In this model, if the background flow is re...
November 18 2009
Sukyoung Lee (PSU) - Finite-Amplitude Equilibration of Baroclinic Waves on a Jet 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Sukyoung Lee Penn St. University Title: Finite-Amplitude Equilibration of Baroclinic Waves on a Jet Host: Daniela Domeisen Notes: Joint Sack Lunch Seminar
November 16 2009
Bob Hart (FSU) - Tropical cyclones as thieves of winter or climate's puppets? 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Bob Hart || FSU || Title: Tropical cyclones as thieves of winter or climate's puppets? || Host: Brian Tang
November 13 2009
Peter Chu - Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California 54-915 | 1pm-2pm A Minimal Conserved Adjustment Scheme for Stabilization of Hydrographic Profiles Hydrographic data, be it observational, averaged, or assimilated (by model) data, contain substantial regions having v...
November 9 2009
Tim Eichler (St. Louis Univ.) - The Climatology and Interannual Variability of Storm Tracks: Observations and Models 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Tim Eichler St. Louis University Title: The Climatology and Interannual Variability of Storm Tracks: Observations and Models Host: Angela Zalucha
November 5 2009
Gill-Ran Jeong (MIT) - "Climate effects of seasonally varying biomass burning carbonaceous aerosols" 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Gill-Ran Jeong MIT Title: Climate effects of seasonally varying biomass burning carbonaceous aerosols Host: Eunjee Lee
November 4 2009
Sonya Legg - Princeton University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Improved Overflow Representation in Ocean Climate Models Oceanic overflows are bottom-trapped density currents originating in semi-enclosed basins such as the Nordic seas, or on continental shelves s...
November 2 2009
Erwan Monier (MIT) - Climatology and Trends in the Wave Forcing of the Stratospheric Zonal-Mean Flow and Ozone Transport in the ERA-40 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Erwan Monier MIT Title: Climatology and Trends in the Wave Forcing of the Stratospheric Zonal-Mean Flow and Ozone Transport in the ERA-40 Host: Daniela Domeisen
October 29 2009
David Bacon (SAIC) - Global to Local Geophysical Fluid Dynamics using Adaptive Unstructured Grids 54-1615 | 2pm-3pm **NOTE Special Day, Time, and Place** || Abstract: http://wind.mit.edu/~mass/abstracts/bacon_abstract.pdf || Host: Brian Tang
October 28 2009
Larry Pratt - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The Strait of Gibraltar: Maximal or Submaximal Exchange Larry and his coauthors wade into an old debate concerning the exchange flow between the N. Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea through the Strai...
October 26 2009
Scot Rafkin (SWRI) - Positive Radiative-Dynamic Feedback Between Atmospheric Dust Disturbances and the Surface of Mars 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Atmospheric dust, through its interaction with incoming solar and outgoing infrared energy, plays an important role in regulating the climate of Mars and in forcing atmospheric dynamics. Si...
October 23 2009
Thierry Penduff - Florida State University & CNRS-LEGI/France 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Assessing the Forced and Intrinsic Ocean Variability in Multi-Resolution Global DRAKKAR Simulations The European Drakkar group is builiding and distributing an ensemble of ocean/sea-ice models and...
October 21 2009
Roman Stocker - MIT 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Marine Microbes in Motion A fundamental determinant of marine microbial ecology is motion: of microbes, of fluid, of resources. Yet, aquatic microbial ecology is often studied 'in bulk', without co...
October 19 2009
Brian Tang (MIT) - Mid-level ventilation’s constraint on tropical cyclone intensity 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Abstract: Environmental vertical wind shear is observed to limit tropical cyclone intensity, but the mechanisms behind how this occurs are uncertain. The talk focuses on one hypothesized mechanism: mi...
October 16 2009
Mark Merrifield - University Hawaii 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Evidence for an Anomalous Recent Increase in the Rate of Global Sea Level Rise Tide gauge data are used to estimate trends in global sea level for the period 1955 to 2007. Linear trends over 15-year...
October 15 2009
David Neelin (UCLA) - The transition to strong convection -- Rethinking convective quasi-equilibrium 4-237 | 2pm-3pm **NOTE Special Day, Time, and Room** David Neelin || UCLA || Title: The transition to strong convection -- Rethinking convective quasi-equilibrium || Abstract: Climate models currently have considerab...
October 14 2009
Marko Scholze - University of Bristol 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A Global Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System (CCDAS) to Infer Terrestrial CO2 Fluxes and Their Uncertainties Atmospheric inversion studies have become an important tool for identifying terrestri...
October 7 2009
Wally Broecker - Columbia University 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A Failed Search for a 14C-Depleted Glacial-Age Isolated Abyssal Reservoir Fundamental to the field of radiocarbon dating is not only the establishment of the temporal record of the calendar age-radio...
October 5 2009
September 30 2009
Glenn R. Flierl - MIT 54-915 | 12am-1am Adaptive Dynamics and Effect of Circulation and Mixing As climate and therefore the ocean changes, the organisms will also evolve to survive. Most large-scale biogeochemistry models work with a small...
September 24 2009
September 23 2009
Christoph Stegert - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Congener Copepods in the northern Atlantic Ocean: an inter-regional analysis on the response to changes in environmental conditions As the investigation of key copepod species gained a special intere...
September 16 2009
Jessica Benthuysen - WHOI 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Nonlinear stratified spindown over a sloping bottom On a stratified sloping bottom, the nonlinear spindown of an along-isobath flow gives rise to asymmetry in Ekman pumping and suction. We show that ...
October 8 2008
2008 Victor Starr Lecture - Geoff Vallis, Princeton Wong Auditorium, E51-115 | 4pm-5pm The 30th Annual Victor Starr Lecture Presented by the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate MIT’s Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Science in the Age of Models: Is The...
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