Mallory Ringham uses optical sensor to assess oceans’ chemical changes
MIT experts outline issues, offer hope for climate action
CliMA collaboration aims to reinvent Earth system modeling.
Climate projections could be off by five years, researchers find.
Findings show how the trace metal is chemically altered in the anoxic, modern ocean and provide the basis for investigating paleorecords of atmosphere composition shifts.
Elise Myers ’14, SM ’14 is researching the behavior of bacteria to predict whether water will be safe for recreational use.
For a deep-sea parasitic worm, the epic journey to adulthood starts in a fish’s intestines.
The bacteria scrub out nitrogen, potentially defending against certain nutrient overloads.
Paleoclimatology provides important context for examining the activities of past human societies.
A five-year, $53 million grant from the National Science Foundation to a consortium of ocean-research institutions will build a global network of 500 robotic biochemical sensors.
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