Results may help identify ancient climates on Earth or other planets.
This observation demonstrates proof-of-concept, that small spacecraft can perform high precision photometry.
PAOC and Summons lab member Emily Matys searches around the globe to reveal the secrets of microbial life
Results from the latest version of MESM compare favorably with those produced by more computationally intensive models.
Three MIT graduate students studying atmospheric science recently participated in a NOVA outreach event to engage the public on hurricanes and climate change.
Biogeochemical oceanographer Andrew Babbin and members of his group are leading a three-week research cruise aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. They are studying the nitrogen cycle in one of the largest natural marine oxygen deficient zones in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean.
The Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate oversees a broad program of research and education directed at understanding the Earth in all its aspects - physical, chemical and biological - and how Earth has evolved over time to its present state and its likely future trajectory.
We make use of observations, theory and models and also place our studies in the context of planetary systems. Many of the most important discoveries in our science, such as chaos, the chemistry of the ozone hole and the physics of hurricanes were made by PAOC scientists. Follow the links on the left to explore our research in the areas of atmospheres, oceans, and climate.