PAOC Spotlights

Researchers in EAPS are using small unmanned aircraft systems to better understand environmental phenomena. Their current target is the dangerous plume billowing from an active volcano.

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The ocean plays a critical role in climate change, especially in setting the climate's response to increasing anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Methane-producing microbes may be responsible for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.

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John Marshall, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, recently accepted the 2014 Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society for his "fundamental insights into  water mass transformation and deep convection and their implications for global climate and its variability."

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The first Lorenz Center scientific workshop, “Water in the Climate System,” was held February 10-12, 2014 at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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After 20 years of work, the new high-resolution virtual ocean, the MITgcm, is advancing science from theoretical fluid dynamics to marine ecology.

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It’s been a bone-chilling two weeks here in Cambridge during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP), and thanks to Course 12.310 ‘An Introduction to Weather Forecasting,’ twenty new amateur forecasters can tell you that the northwest winds behind last week’s stubborn Arctic cold front kept temperatures bitterly low and look for signs of warmer weather to come.

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When a planet outside our Solar System, or exoplanet, is big enough and orbits tightly enough around a star that’s bright enough, it’s an astronomer’s dream. That’s because it’s possible to find that planet’s mass.

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Sixteen graduate students in MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate (PAOC) have settled back to work after organizing and leading the 7th Graduate Climate Conference (GCC)

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MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate (PAOC) oversees a broad program of education and research in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate

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