Archived Events

November 20 2017
November 17 2017
Stargazing with EAPS Bldg. 37-roof | 5pm-7pm Join us in observing the night sky this fall semester! This month we will be observing: Saturn, deep sky targets, and earth-orbiting satellites. All observing sessions will be on the roof of building...
November 17 2017
November 16 2017
Environment-Sustainability Lunch Seminar: Camrin Braun Bush Room, 10-105 | 12pm-1pm Speaker: Camrin Braun Camrin Braun is pursuing his PhD with the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and is also a National Geographic Young Explorer. Currently, Braun is exploring the relationship...
November 16 2017
New Event Coy anaerobic chamber | 10am-12pm
November 15 2017
DLS: David Gold (Caltech) 4pm-5pm "Interpreting geochemical biomarkers in the light of genomics" Biological compounds preserved in rocks can function as biomarkers, providing insight into long-extinct organisms. Because scientists un...
November 15 2017
SLS --- Hyodae Seo (WHOI) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Distinct influence of air-sea coupling mediated by mesoscale SST and surface current in the two summer boundary current systems The two summertime boundary current systems, the California Current in ...
November 14 2017
Parker Maccready, UW. 'Available Potential Energy of Coastal and Estuarine Circulation'. Clark 507 (Chapman Lecture Series) Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm The mechanical energy budget can be a compact, integrative way to understand the dynamics of fluid systems. This is particularly true when looking at system adjustment times and the exchange of work ...
November 13 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Jake Gebbie (WHOI) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: The Little Ice Age and 20th Century Deep Pacific Cooling Abstract: The deep ocean adjusts to changes in surface temperature over centuries and millennia. Forcing an ocean circulation model usi...
November 13 2017
Thesis Defense - Erin Black WHOI, Redfield Auditorium | 11am-12pm An Investigation of Basin-Scale Controls on Upper Ocean Export and Remineralization
November 10 2017
Graduate Climate Conference 2017 Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA, USA | 12am-12am The goal of the Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is to provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines throughout the ph...
November 9 2017
COG3 Seminar--Jeremy Venditti, Simon Fraser Univ. 54-915 | 10am-11am Please note the changed day and location for this week's COG3 Seminar (Thursday, not Friday; 54-915, not E15-119).
November 8 2017
SLS --- Gregory Wagner (MIT) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
November 7 2017
The Search for Life: How do scientists know what to look for out there? NonProfit Center, 89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA | 7pm-8pm Scientists are probing the farthest reaches of the universe looking for an answer to a long-standing question: Are we alone? But the search for life out there starts right here on Earth, our only exam...
November 7 2017
cee/eaps! 7pm-8pm
November 7 2017
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
November 7 2017
Thesis Defense - Sharon Newman MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Taphonomic Studies of Fossil Preservation in Course-Grained Siliciclastic Environments
November 7 2017
November 6 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Trude Storelvmo (Yale) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm Title: Mixed-phase clouds and climate – a close and complicated relationship Abstract: Clouds in Earth's atmosphere can be composed of liquid droplet, ice crystals, or a combination of the two. Cloud...
November 6 2017
November 3 2017
November 2 2017
Prof. Bazant 1pm-2pm
November 1 2017
November 1 2017
Thesis Defense - Adam Sarafian WHOI, Clark 507 | 12pm-1pm Water and Volatile Element Accretion to the Inner Planets
October 31 2017
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
October 30 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Nathan Steiger (LDEO) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm Title: What caused the Medieval megadroughts of western North America? Abstract: The apparent clustering of decadal-scale megadroughts prior to circa 1600 is one of the most prominent features of t...
October 27 2017
October 26 2017
Seventh Annual John H. Carlson Lecture with Susan Solomon New England Aquarium, State Street, Boston, United States | 7pm-9pm "A Brief History of Environmental Successes" Humans have faced a series of national and global environmental challenges in the past half-century, including smog, the use of lead in gasoline, ozone de...
October 25 2017
SLS - Yohai Kaspi 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
October 25 2017
MIT Women's League Breakfast Series: Amanda Bosh (EAPS) 10-342 | 8am-9am Twice–yearly women in the MIT community are invited to informal "breakfast talks." Known as the Breakfast Series, they are occasions when women faculty and administrators explore the role of women in ...
October 24 2017
October 23 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Yohai Kaspi (Weizmann Institute) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm Title: Juno at Jupiter: the first year. Abstract: The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016. In this talk we will review the mission and the preliminary results from its fi...
October 20 2017
COG3 Seminar--Speaker TBD E25-119 | 10am-11am
October 18 2017
Administrative Meeting 54-209 | 11am-1pm Agenda: Record Retention-Natalie Liang Lunch will be served. Please let Karen Fosher know if you will not be able to attend and if you have any dietary restrictions.
October 16 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Lynne Talley (Scripps) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm The changing climate of the Southern Ocean: influcence of the meandering pathway of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current The Southern Ocean is a region of potentially dramatic climate change impacts, du...
October 13 2017
A Celebration of EarthArt Hayden Library, 14S-100 | 4pm-6pm Awe-inspiring global phenomena call for awesome artwork! Please join us for a celebration of the EarthArt installation, where you can display your creative output on a global scale. Learn how to scan...
October 13 2017
October 12 2017
MIT@IBM Party 2017 75 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02142 | 6pm-9pm IBM is coming to MIT! Join us on October 12th to meet IBMers, experience our technology, enjoy free food and prizes, and much more! Interested in what exactly IBM is working on? We will have demos fr...
October 12 2017
Houghton Lecture - Stephen Belcher 54-915 | 2pm-3pm What does the Met Office chief scientist do all day? (Informal student discussion session): The Met Office is the UK's national met service providing operational weather forecasts, advice in emergenc...
October 11 2017
Houghton Lecture - Stephen Belcher 54-915 | 12pm-1pm The ocean surface boundary layer (Special PAOC Colloquium): The ocean surface boundary layer (OSBL) occupies the upper 100m or so of the oceans and is responsible for controlling the transport of hea...
October 6 2017
**CANCELLED** Stargazing with EAPS Bldg. 37-roof | 7pm-8pm Join us in observing the night sky this fall semester! This month we will be observing: Saturn, full moon, and earth-orbiting satellites All observing sessions will be on the roof of building 37, whi...
October 6 2017
Houghton Lecture - Stephen Belcher 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Weather and climate in cities: Cities strongly affect local meteorology, and are also where the majority of the world's population now live. These applications have driven a huge interest in identify...
October 4 2017
Houghton Lecture - Stephen Belcher 54-1623 | 12pm-1pm Fundamentals of turbulence and the atmospheric boundary layer: The atmospheric boundary layer occupies the lowest kilometre of the atmosphere and is responsible for controlling the transport of heat ...
October 2 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Bess Ward (Princeton) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm Title: Why diatoms are so successful in the ocean, and how to represent their strategies in ecosystem models Abstract: Diatoms are often the winners in the race to acquire nutrients and accumulate ...
September 26 2017
MIT Energy Club Launch Walker Memorial, 142 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA | 6pm-8pm Speaker: MIT Energy Club Event website: http://mit-energy-club-launch.eventbrite.com You are cordially invited to the MIT Energy Club Launch! Admission is free. Dinner will be served. Format is a cas...
September 26 2017
ERL Reception at SEG The Westin Houston Downtown, 1520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA | 6pm-8pm MIT alumni, sponsors and friends are invited to a cocktail reception in coordination with the 2017 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Meeting in Houston, TX. The Westin Houston Downtown Tuesday, Sep...
September 25 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Allison Wing (FSU) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm Title: The role of radiative-convective feedbacks in tropical cyclone formation in numerical simulations Interactions between convection, moisture, clouds, and radiation can cause tropical convection...
September 25 2017
Field Geology | 12.115/12.482 Planning Meeting 54-824 | 10am-11am Mark your calendars: The first planning meeting for our IAP course "Field Geology | 12.115/12.482" is happening MONDAY SEP 25 at 10:30AM in Bldg. 54-824. Hope to see you there!
September 24 2017
SEG Annual Meeting Houston, TX, USA | 12am-12am EVENT WEBSITE
September 22 2017
GLS Seminar 54-915, Ida Green Lounge | 4pm-5pm The GLS Seminar is open to all EAPS Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs.
September 22 2017
PAOC Retreat 2017 Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, 2251 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860, USA | 12am-12am We are pleased to announce the 2017 PAOC retreat. Mark your calendars! Join us on the 4th weekend of September, Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th, for a relaxing and stimulating retreat at Ret Jacket Mounta...
September 21 2017
Reducing Global Threats: Climate Change and Nuclear Security 10-250 | 4pm-5pm "Reducing Global Threats: Climate Change and Nuclear Security" Ernest J. Moniz served as the 13th US Secretary of Energy from 2013 to January 2017. As Secretary, he advanced energy technology innovat...
September 20 2017
What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend? MIT Campus, Building 54-100 | 4pm-5pm "What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend?" Speaker: Kerry A. Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Co-Director of the Lorenz Center Natural disasters are the result of the ...
September 20 2017
SLS --- Sarah Gille (Scripps) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Using the seasonal cycle to probe surface cooling and subsurface warming in the Southern Ocean Sea surface temperatures (SST) measured by satellite shows a long-term cooling trend in the Southern Oce...
September 19 2017
People & the Planet Lecture: Johan Rockström MIT Campus - 10-250 | 4pm-6pm Speaker: Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre Please join the Environmental Solutions Initiative and Dr. Johan Rockström for a riveting afternoon on resilient and sustainable ...
September 18 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Dan Cziczo (MIT) Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm Title: Better Understanding Climate, Precipitation and Atmospheric Chemistry by Understanding the Formation of Mixed Phase Clouds Abstract : Field and laboratory measurements using cloud chambers hav...
September 16 2017
Living in the Future MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA | 6pm-8pm 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 inventors about how close we are to realizing Hollywood's hop...
September 15 2017
September 13 2017
SLS --- Ric Williams (University of Liverpool) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm "Mechanisms controlling how global-mean surface warming depends on cumulative carbon emissions" Insight into how to avoid dangerous climate may be obtained from Earth system model projections, which ...
September 13 2017
Thesis Defense - Simone Moos MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am The Marine Biogeochemistry of Chromium Isotopes
September 12 2017
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 12 2017
Whitehead Connects: Kathleen "Kate" Rubins Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, 455 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142 | 5pm-7pm Welcome David C. Page, MD, Director Whitehead Institute Remarks Maria T. Zuber, PhD, Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics Massachusetts Institute of Technology Pres...
September 11 2017
PAOC Colloquium: David McGee (MIT) Ida Green Lounge (54-915) | 12pm-1pm Title: Connecting ancient lake deposits to past atmospheric changes in the southwestern U.S. Abstract: At its core, the study of past precipitation changes seeks to understand two basic questions: by...
September 8 2017
Reporting for the Pellestrina Research Camp & Internship 54-915 | 11am-12pm During the faculty-led Pellestrina Research Camp: Reinventing Places, a group of MIT and Università Iuav di Venezia students worked on solutions to the various issues Venice faces due to rising sea le...
September 7 2017
Thursday Faculty Lunches Room 54-915, Ida Green Lounge | 12pm-1pm
September 6 2017
Thesis Defense - Jimmy Gasore MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Quantifying Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Central and Eastern Africa Through High Frequency Measurements and Inverse Modeling
September 6 2017
September 5 2017
Orientation for new MIT-WHOI Joint Program Graduate Students MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Orientation for new MIT-WHOI Joint Program Graduate Students
September 5 2017
Luncheon for faculty and new EAPS and MIT-WHOI Joint Program Graduate Students MIT, 54-915/923 | 12pm-1pm Luncheon for faculty and new EAPS and MIT-WHOI Joint Program Graduate Students
September 5 2017
Orientation for new EAPS graduate students MIT, 54-915 | 11am-3pm 11am-Noon in 54-915: **Mandatory** Orientation for new EAPS graduate students (the nuts and bolts for beginning your graduate program). This is an introduction to your cohort of new students, continui...
September 5 2017
August 28 2017
Fall Field Trip: Newfoundland Newfoundland, Canada | 12am-12am We are pleased to announce an EAPS field trip to Newfoundland. The trip is open to all EAPS undergraduates and graduate students. Flights, lodging, and food will be included. The trip will run from Au...
August 23 2017
Discover EAPS: Extreme Weather and Climate Green Building, Green Bldg, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA | 12am-12am DEAPS Extreme Weather is a five-day exploration of the science of the Earth at MIT and at Mt Washington in New Hampshire, covering examples of extreme weather, hurricanes and blizzards, and current to...
August 21 2017
Observing on Campus: Solar Eclipse 2017 Kresge Oval, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA | 1pm-3pm The viewing session at MIT is open to the MIT community and to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, it will be held on the Kresge Oval, outside...
August 19 2017
Discover EAPS: Yellowstone National Park 12am-12am DEAPS Yellowstone is an eight-day immersion in the geologic wonders of Yellowstone and its surroundings. Through a rigorous itinerary of daily visits, hikes, and drive-bys throughout the Yellowstone/ ...
August 17 2017
Thesis Defense - Andreas Miller MIT, 54-915 | 11am-12pm The Role of Wavenumber One and Two in the Development of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings
August 16 2017
Thesis Defense - vince Agard MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Dependence of Continental Severe Convective Instability on Climatological Environmental Conditions
August 11 2017
Thesis Defense - Maria Zawadowicz MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Understanding the Chemistry of Atmospheric Particles Using Single Particle Mass Spectrometry
August 11 2017
Thesis Defense - Matthew Webber MIT, 54-915 | 10am-11am Mapping Exoplanet Clouds and Albedo from Phase Curves and Spectra
August 1 2017
Cancelled 3pm-4pm
August 1 2017
Pre-Eclipse Viewing MIT Student Center Plaza | 12pm-1pm Come outside and get a quick peek at the sun before the August eclipse: we’ll tell you what to expect during the eclipse and how best to observe it. EAPS Senior Lecturer Amanda S. Bosh will host an e...
August 1 2017
Thesis Defense - Laura Stevens WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Influence of Meltwater on Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics
July 28 2017
Thesis Defense - Mary Knapp 54-915 | 10am-11am Toward Detection and Characterization of Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields via Low Frequency Radio Observation
July 21 2017
Thesis Defense - Annie Bauer MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Archean Continental Crust Formation and the Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen
July 20 2017
Thesis Defense - Robert Yi MIT, 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Emergent Geometries of Groundwater-Fed Rivers
July 19 2017
The Nuts and Bolts of an Academic Job Search 34-101 | 2pm-4pm Are you considering an academic career? Wondering how to mount a successful job search in a highly competitive academic job market? Come and hear how others have done it. Faculty panelists who success...
July 19 2017
Thesis Defense - Anna Rogers MIT, 54-209 | 9am-10am Poroelastic Modeling of Groundwater and Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: Investigating the Effects of Fluid Extraction on Fault Stability
June 29 2017
ThesisDefense - Yuval Tal MIT, 54-209 | 9am-10am The Role of Roughness in Earthquake Source Physics
June 13 2017
SLS --- Renzo Mosetti (INOGS) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Remarks about the arising of the vorticity-based Rossby number in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics F.Crisciani, F. Cavallini and R.Mosetti The investigation deals with two-scale quasi-geostrophic flows in...
June 12 2017
Gualtiero 3pm-4pm
June 11 2017
Check 6pm-7pm
June 9 2017
EAPS Post-Commencement Reception 54-923 | 2pm-5pm Join EAPS Alumni & friends for a casual reception following commencement. EVENT WEBSITE
June 9 2017
MIT Commencement 2017 Killian Court | 10am-2pm MIT is honored to welcome Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, as guest speaker at the 2017 Commencement Exercises. More information about Commencement Day can be found HERE HERE. Any question...
June 8 2017
Ivan Ovsyannikov, U. Bremen. 'Analytic proof of chaotic regimes in dynamical models'. Clark 271 Clark 201 | 2pm-3pm I will demonstrate the tools that allow to perform analytic, i.e. mathematically rigorous, proofs of chaos in various models. This includes the proof of the birth of the Lorenz attractor in the Lorenz...
June 8 2017
EAPS Post-Hooding Ceremony Family Luncheon 54-923 | 1pm-3pm A buffet luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of EAPS 2016 doctoral graduates will take place in 54-923 immediately following the "Investiture of the Doctoral Degree Hoods" ceremony. EVENT WEBSI...
June 8 2017
MIT Hooding Ceremony 2017 Johnson Athletics Center | 10am-1pm At MIT, advanced degree candidates receive their Doctoral hoods in a separate ceremony held the day before Commencement. We are delighted to welcome home to MIT Dr. Lisa Su ’90 SM ’91 PhD ’94, Preside...
June 6 2017
Thesis Defense - Marianna Linz MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm Age of Air and the Circulation of the Stratosphere
June 5 2017
Babbin Lab Opening Party 54-1811 | 3pm-4pm Join us for a once-in-a-lab’s-lifetime celebration as the Babbin Lab opens in EAPS! Before we start doing science, effectively relegating the lab to a food-free zone, we’d like to celebrate the comple...
June 2 2017
Science in the Cinema: Avatar Stata Amphitheater | 7pm-10pm Join us for Science in the Cinema! We'll be watching Avatar with EAPS Prof. Kristin Bergmann and postdoc Julien de Wit. Come hang out, watch a cinematic classic, and discuss the science behind the mov...
May 31 2017
"The Status of Air Pollution and Control Measures in China" 54-1827 | 4pm-5pm "The Status of Air Pollution and Control Measures in China" All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP: HERE About the Speaker Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking Univer...
May 30 2017
OPEN Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
May 22 2017
PAOC Colloquium: John Chiang, UC Berkeley 12pm-1pm Role of Seasonal Transitions and the Westerlies on the Rainfall Climate of East Asia The East Asian Summer Monsoon is unique amongst summer monsoonal systems in in northward extent as well as in its ...
May 19 2017
Student Recognition Dinner Stata Center R&D Commons, 32-G401 | 6pm-7pm All members of the EAPS community are invited to attend the dinner and celebrate the accomplishments of our students, both undergraduate and graduate. This event has become a department tradition, and...
May 19 2017
EAPS Senior Thesis Presentations 54-915 | 10am-2pm Each senior in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science will give a talk presenting the results of his or her senior thesis. While 30 minutes is allocated to each talk, the schedule is flexible. If yo...
May 18 2017
May 18 2017
COG3 Seminar - Cathy Busby (UCSB) Building 54, Room 915 | 10am-11am
May 17 2017
DLS - Cathy Busby (UCSB) 4pm-5pm "Anatomy of a Long-Lived Oceanic Arc: Synthesis of Three IODP Expeditions in the Izu-Bonin-Marianas Arc" EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the...
May 17 2017
SLS -- Matthew Thomas (Yale) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
May 16 2017
Special Seminar: William Frank (EAPS) 54-209 | 1pm-2pm "A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the (slow) Grind of Tectonic Release" A combination of earthquake seismology and geodesy has led to the recent discovery of slow transient deformation in subduct...
May 16 2017
COG3 Seminar - Anthony Poole (The University of Auckland) Building 54, Room 915 | 10am-11am The origin of the eukaryote cell Eukaryotes have a fundamentally different cell structure from bacteria and archaea, and possibly evolved from the latter. This possibility: an archaeal origin of euka...
May 15 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Lisa Beal (RSMAS: U Miami) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Title: Western Boundary Currents in a Changing Climate Abstract: Western boundary currents—such as the Agulhas Current in the Indian Ocean—carry heat poleward, moderating Earth’s climate and fuelling...
May 11 2017
EAPS Career Mentor Coffee Hour 54-209 | 10am-11am Speaker: Neal R. Goins, PhD '78 (XII) Former Director of International Government Relations, EXXONMOBIL Take a break and bring your career questions to an EAPS alum! Are you curious to hear an insid...
May 9 2017
Special Seminar - Brent Minchew 54-915 | 1pm-2pm Brent Minchew NSF Postdoctoral Fellow British Antarctic Survey Oceans and Ice: How Ocean Tides Inuence Inland Ice Flow and What it Teaches Us About Ice Sheet Evolution Oceans play an important role ...
May 8 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Britney Schmidt (Georgia Tech) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Green Building, MIT | 12pm-1pm Title: Europa in Our Backyard: Exploring Ice-Ocean Interactions of Antarctic Ice Shelves Abstract: Europa is one of the most enticing targets in the search for life beyond Earth. With an icy outer sh...
May 4 2017
Special Seminar - Lingling Ye (Caltech) 54-209 | 4pm-5pm Lingling Ye, Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech "Global Variations of Large Megathrust Earthquake Rupture Characteristics" EVENT WEBSITE
May 3 2017
DLS - Jeff Donnelly (WHOI) 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...
May 3 2017
CSAIL Alliances Lecture Series with IEEE Boston: "Machine Learning Applications for Earth Observation" Stata Center, CSAIL - Conference Room 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva Conference Room) | 11am-12pm Speaker: Professor David Lary, Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas Machine learning has already proved immensely useful in a wide variety of applications in science, busin...
May 2 2017
Informational Meeting: Newfoundland 54-1017 | 5pm-6pm This trip is open to all EAPS undergraduates and graduate students. Flights, lodging, and food will be included. All undergraduates are particularly encouraged to join the trip and will have first pri...
May 2 2017
Reserved. Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm
May 2 2017
Special Seminar - Harriet Lu 54-209 | 1pm-2pm Harriet Lu Ph.D., Candidate Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Harvard Unviersity More info coming soon... EVENT WEBSITE
May 2 2017
Special Seminar - Steven Pawson (NASA Goddard) 54-1827 | 11am-12pm "Earth System Analysis and Prediction in NASA's GMAO: from Weather to Seasons" EVENT WEBSITE
May 2 2017
Thesis Defense - Martina Coccia MIT, 54-915 | 9am-10am Processing Strategies Optimization and Error Mitigation of Geodetic Measurements
May 1 2017
Thesis Defense - Guy N. Evans WHOI, Redfield Auditorium | 2pm-3pm Trace Element Proxies and Mineral Indicators of Hydrothermal Fluid pH and Metal Content and Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposit Formation Processes
April 26 2017
DLS - Luca Caricchi, Universitié de Genève 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...
April 26 2017
April 25 2017
How Free Enterprise Can Solve Climate Change MIT Media Lab, E14-633 | 4pm-6pm Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) traveled to Antarctica and Greenland as a member of the House Science Committee during his second 3-year term in Congress (2005-10) and became convinced that clima...
April 25 2017
John Marshall, MIT. 'Inter-hemispheric asymmetries in climate: Oceans and the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone'. Clark 507 Clark 507 | 3pm-4pm The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), also known as the doldrums, is the area just north of the equator where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge. We discuss the role of the ocean in...
April 24 2017
Special Seminar - Doug Hemingway 54-915 | 3pm-4pm Douglas Hemingway, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley About the Speaker: I am currently a Miller Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, hosted in the Departm...
April 24 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Simona Bordoni (Caltech) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm A new perspective on an old problem: understanding the observed variability of the South Asian monsoon Recent theoretical advances indicate that the South Asian monsoon (SAM) should be viewed as an e...
April 24 2017
Thesis Defense - Emily Sarafian WHOI, Clark 507 | 10am-11am Geophysical and Petrological Constraints on Ocean Plate Dynamics
April 22 2017
Earth Day Celebration Kresge Oval | 9am-12pm Get outside and celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative! Learn about the environment and how we impact our planet through hands-on, interactive activities for all ages. Drop b...
April 21 2017
Celebrating the Earth MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 | 10am-2pm Join scientists from MIT, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Harvard/MIT Center for Chemical Innovation and more to learn about their efforts to better understand our planet. See the latest advance...
April 20 2017
Special Seminar - Jean-Arthur Olive 54-209 | 4pm-5pm Jean-Arthur Olive Postdoctoral Research Scientist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University EVENT WEBSITE
April 20 2017
Thesis Defense - David Wang MIT, 54-915 | 2pm-3pm The Geochemistry of Methane Isotopologues
April 20 2017
Earth Week Mini-Symposium Samberg Center, 7th Floor, Salon M | 10am-2pm Join us for presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary environment and sustainability research conducted by our 2015 Seed Grant Recipients. Topics include metals and mining, sustainable resource...
April 19 2017
Choice of Major Student Dinner MIT, 54-923 | 6pm-7pm First-year students are invited to attend a dinner to meet Course 12 faculty and current majors. Please RSVP to Vicki McKenna (vsm@mit.edu) or Roberta Allard (allard@mit.edu) EVENT WEBSITE
April 19 2017
DLS - Sasha Turchyn, University of Cambridge 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...
April 19 2017
SLS -- Till Wagner (Scripps) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm Modeling iceberg drift and decay in modern and glacial climates Under global warming, the calving of icebergs into the polar oceans is expected to increase. As a result, the role that icebergs play i...
April 18 2017
16th Annual Kendall Lecture TBD | 5pm-6pm Save the date for the 16th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture Series honoring the memory of Professor Henry W. Kendall (1926-1999) who was the J.A. Stratton professor of physics at MIT. Professo...
April 18 2017
16th Annual Kendall Lecture with Thomas R. Karl 32-123 | 5pm-6pm "Climate Data: Mysteries, Wonders, and Reality" Climate data comes in a rich variety of quality with varying time and space resolutions. The mystery behind climate observations stem from the fact th...
April 13 2017
The Third Annual Celebration of the EAPS Patrons Circle 54-915 | 6pm-8pm The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences launched the EAPS Patrons Circle in 2014 to recognize those who have made a gift or multi-year gift/pledge of $75,000 or more to support our...
April 13 2017
Special Seminar - Nori Nakata 54-209 | 4pm-5pm Nori Nakata Lissa and Cy Wagner Assistant Professor School of Geology and Geophysics University of Oklahoma EVENT WEBSITE
April 12 2017
DLS - Thomas Koop, Universität Bielefeld 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...
April 11 2017
Special Seminar - Roby Douilly 54-209 | 1pm-2pm Roby Douilly Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside More info coming soon... EVENT WEBSITE
April 10 2017
PAOC Colloquium: Andrew Babbin, EAPS MIT Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Can we finally balance the marine nitrogen budget? Abstract: The marine fixed nitrogen budget is widely thought to be out of balance, losing enough bio-available nitrogen that the oceans would...
April 6 2017
Special Seminar - Wenyaun Fan 54-209 | 4pm-5pm Wenyaun Fan Research Assistant Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego More info coming soon... EVENT WEBSITE
April 5 2017
DLS - Anat Shahar, Carnegie Institution 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...
April 5 2017
Microbial Systems Seminar Series: Jo Wolfe (EAPS) 48-316 | 4pm-5pm "Dating the Tree of Life using fossils and phylogenomics" | About the speaker: My research focuses on the evolution of animal metamorphosis, from proximate and historical perspectives. I synthesize de...
April 5 2017
SLS --- Hans van Haren (NIOZ) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm High-resolution observations of internal wave induced turbulence in the deep ocean An overview is presented of high-resolution temperature observations above underwater topography in the deep, gener...
April 4 2017
Special Seminar - Katherine de Kleer 54-915 | 4pm-5pm Katherine de Kleer, Graduate Student, University of California, at Berkeley About the Speaker: I am a fifth-year graduate student and PhD candidate in the Astronomy Department at the University of Ca...
April 3 2017
PAOC Colloquium - Susan Solomon (MIT) Ida Green Lounge (9th Floor), Building 54, Cambridge, MA, United States | 12pm-1pm Title: Monsoon circulations and tropical heterogeneous chlorine chemistry in the stratosphere Abstract: This seminar presents novel findings that expand the range of latitudes over which heterogeneou...
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 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
Solar Observing with EAPS & MIT Kavli MIT North Court (Behind Stata and Koch Buildings) | 12pm-2pm Join us for daytime stargazing! We will have solar telescopes set up so you can safely observe our closest star, the Sun. Swing on by for a quick look, and feel free to stay and chat with MIT astronom...
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
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 18 2017
**CANCELLED** Solar Observing with EAPS & MIT Kavli Student Center (Upper Plaza) | 12pm-2pm Join us for daytime stargazing! We will have solar telescopes set up so you can safely observe our closest star, the Sun. Swing on by for a quick look, and feel free to stay and chat with MIT astronom...
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
**CANCELLED** Solar Observing with EAPS & MIT Kavli MIT North Court (Behind Stata and Koch Buildings) | 12pm-2pm Join us for daytime stargazing! We will have solar telescopes set up so you can safely observe our closest star, the Sun. Swing on by for a quick look, and feel free to stay and chat with MIT astronom...
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
Stargazing with EAPS Building 37-roof | 5pm-7pm Join us in observing the night sky during the fall semester! This month we will be observing Venus & Mars. All observing sessions will be on the roof of building 37, which is accessed via two stair...
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 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 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
Stargazing with EAPS Building 37-roof | 5pm-7pm Join us in observing the night sky during the fall semester! This month we will be observing Venus & Mars (last chance for Saturn). All observing sessions will be on the roof of building 37, which ...
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 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
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
Stargazing with EAPS Building 37-roof | 7pm-8pm Join us in observing the night sky during the fall semester! This month we will be observing Saturn & Mars (and the first glimpse of Venus). All observing sessions will be on the roof of building 3...
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 21 2016
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
Stargazing with EAPS Building 37-roof | 8pm-9pm Join us in observing the night sky during the fall semester! This month we will be observing Saturn and Mars, plus an Iridium flare. All observing sessions will be on the roof of building 37, which...
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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 1 2016
COG3 Seminar - Leah Morgan (USGS Denver) E25 - 119 | 10am-11am Variability in stable potassium isotopes in geological and biological systems
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 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 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 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...
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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
End-of-semester stargazing 37-roof | 8pm-9pm Updated Thu, 14 May, 10:30am: We are GO for tonight! The skies will continue to be clear and cold--bring a jacket. Celebrate the end of the semester by re-connecting with the universe! Come to the ro...
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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...
November 21 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 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 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 1 2014
Cancelled due to weather: Stargazing with EAPS 37-roof | 5pm-7pm Update on Wed., 29 October 2014: this Saturday is predicted to see precipitation, possibly some snow. As a result, this observing session is cancelled. See Saturn, Mars, and the moon through a tele...
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 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 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
October 3 2014
CANCELLED: Stargazing with EAPS 37-roof | 7pm-8pm Updated 2 October, 11pm EDT: This stargazing session has been cancelled due to weather. See Saturn, Mars, and the moon through a telescope! Take elevators to the 6th floor of building 37, take a le...
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 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 19 2014
2014 PAOC Retreat Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA, United States | 12am-12am
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 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...
September 5 2014
Stargazing with EAPS 37-roof | 8pm-9pm Updated 9/5/14, 4pm: the skies are expected to stay (relatively) clear tonight, so we will be going ahead with the observing session. Mark the start of the fall semester by seeing Saturn and the moo...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 18 2014
GGG Seminar: Justin Strauss, Harvard 54-915 | 3pm-4pm A Cordilleran record of Neoproterozoic biostratigraphy and Arctic tectonics
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 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
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 26 2014
No SLS (spring break) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
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 14 2014
E25 Seminar: Dawn Cardace, URI 3pm-4pm Investigating the Habitability of Earth's Serpentinites in the Coast Range and Philippines Ophiolites
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 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...
February 26 2014
No SLS (ocean sciences) 54-915 | 12pm-1pm
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 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
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 13 2013
End-of-semester stargazing 37-roof | 4pm-6pm Weather update: Friday, 3pm. While it is currently cloudy, it is supposed to clear later this afternoon. We will be on the roof of 37, hopefully it will clear. If it doesn't clear by 5pm, we will ...
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 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...
November 27 2013
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 15 2013
CANCELLED: Stargazing 37-roof | 5pm-6pm Update (2:30pm on Friday, 15 November 2013): Cancelled due to clouds. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Come to the top of building 37 and vie...
November 15 2013
COGB Seminar: Jeremy Shakun, BC E25-605, videolink to WHOI Clark 331 | 3pm-4pm
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 8 2013
Lunar observing 37-roof | 5pm-6pm It will be a bit cloudy tonight, but we should still be able to view the crescent moon! Come to the 6th floor of building 37 (access available until 6pm only), take a left out of the elevator, look fo...
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 3 2013
CANCELLED due to weather: Solar eclipse viewing 37-roof | 6am-7am Updated (9pm, 2 Nov. 2013): Unfortunately, the weather forecasts have gotten worse for tomorrow morning with clouds and perhaps rain or snow predicted. Therefore, the planned observing session is CA...
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 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 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 12 2013
CANCELLED: Open Observing: Star Gazing on Campus 37-roof; go to the 6th floor of building 37, take the stairs to the roof | 6pm-7pm Update (10 October 2013): unfortunately, this event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please come to the next observing session on Friday, 8 November 2013! The moon and Venus will be on...
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 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 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 14 2013
Open Observing: Star Gazing on Campus 37-roof (go to the 6th floor, take stairs to the roof) | 7pm-8pm More Information
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 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
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
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
End of Semester Stargazing 37-roof | 8pm-9pm Updated 17 May, 9am: We are ON for tonight with clear skies expected! We will be viewing the first quarter moon, Jupiter/Venus/Mercury near conjunction, Saturn, and orbiting earth satellites. The ...
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 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 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 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...