MIT scientists hope to deploy a fleet of drones to get a better sense of how much carbon the ocean is absorbing, and how much more it can take.
To put global climate modeling at the fingertips of local decision-makers, some scientists think it’s time to rethink the system from scratch.
To better inform local policy in the face of changing weather extremes, MIT researchers seek to advance the modeling of long-term weather risks.
A new CBIOMES paper presents, for the first time, an interpretation of observed, strain-level, basin-scale biogeography using genome-scale modeling of cellular metabolism, physiology, and fitness.
Arlene Fiore uses satellite data paired with ground observations to refine our understanding of ozone smog and interactions with meteorology and climate.
The 3D maps may help researchers track and predict the ocean’s response to climate change.
New findings may help researchers hone predictions for where phytoplankton will migrate with climate change.
New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years.
PhD candidate Charlene Xia is developing a low-cost system to monitor the microbiome of seaweed farms and identify diseases before they spread.
Modeling tool showcases emerging MIT Joint Program research focus on multi-sector dynamics.
Researchers observe a “warming bias” over the past 66 million years that may return if ice sheets disappear.
Scientists extend a concept from network theory to develop a new diagnostic for fluid flows useful in understanding the structuring of marine phytoplankton distributions.
Associate professor of Earth science David McGee studies the atmosphere’s response to paleoclimate changes.
News results point to unexpected, illegal production of several CFCs in recent years.
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