PAOC Spotlights

Study finds big snowstorms will still occur in the Northern Hemisphere following global warming.

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With an infusion of private funds, MIT researchers and collaborators will break new ground in the study of marine microbes at the legendary field site Station ALOHA.

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Researchers In the Aerosol and Cloud Lab at MIT are perfecting ice cloud chamber methodology for future generations. A new instrument, the SPectrometer for Ice Nuclei (SPIN), will ultimately clarify how humans are changing the chemistry of the atmosphere.

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Jessica Fitzsimmons, PhD '13, and Chris Kempes, PhD '13, have won the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award for their outstanding PAOC PhD theses.

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MIT researchers look to the Southern Ocean for an explanation of the “Last Glacial Maximum.”

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Multidisciplinary program, to be led by Susan Solomon, will encourage collaborations among researchers in different fields.

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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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