MIT Stories

  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 29, 2015

    Wet World

    Taylor Perron talks to the Boston Globe about the new findings from NASA indicating that Mars may not be the arid planet it was once thought to be.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 21, 2015

    The Riddle of Rip Tides

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Melissa Moulton is investigating why, where, and how these dire beach hazards form.
  • MITgcm News | September 18, 2015

    The Trouble With Sea-Ice

    This month we spotlight work by a team from McGill University who have been using MITgcm to model oil spill scenarios around the Arctic Ocean Basin to better understand spill behavior in the presence of sea-ice.
  • MIT News | August 31, 2015

    “Grey swan” cyclones predicted to be more frequent and intense

    Study finds some coastal regions may face a risk of unprecedented storm surge in the next century.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | August 30, 2015

    Lessons of Katrina

    What have we learned about hurricanes and climate change since Katrina? Kerry Emanuel talks to Spectrum Magazine. 
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | August 27, 2015

    Dust in the Waters

    Intensity of desert storms may affect ocean phytoplankton: MIT study finds phytoplankton are extremely sensitive to changing levels of desert dust.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | August 27, 2015

    Paul O’Gorman: Extreme storm modeler

    MIT News profiles Prof. Paul O'Gorman, an atmospheric scientist who tracks climate change's effect on extreme storms
  • MIT News | August 12, 2015

    Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution

    New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | July 22, 2015

    Dynamic Deltas

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Jaap Nienhuis has been working on a new metric which may help engineers determine how the shape of a river delta, such as the Mississippi’s, may shift in response to engineered structures such as dams and ...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | July 20, 2015

    Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton

    Study led by principal research scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz finds many species may die out and others may migrate significantly as ocean acidification intensifies.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News | June 9, 2015

    Study: Ocean Source of a Greenhouse Gas has been Underestimated

    MIT News reports on a new study that suggests cycling of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide is more intense than previously thought, and emissions are increasing. Read it here. Related Topics | Biogeochemical Cycles | Oceans and Climate|
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | June 3, 2015

    A Check on Runaway Lake Drainage

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Laura Stevens, and EAPS Professor Tom Herring team up with others from WHOI and eleswhere in a study of Greenland supraglacial lake drainage.
  • MIT News | May 6, 2015

    MIT engineers hand “cognitive” control to underwater robots

    With MIT-developed algorithms, robots plan underwater missions autonomously.
  • MIT News | May 6, 2015

    Researchers unravel secrets of hidden waves

    Region of world’s strongest “internal waves” is analyzed in detail; work could help refine climate models.
  • MIT News | May 4, 2015

    India drift

    MIT researchers explain mystery of India’s rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago.
  • MITgcm News | April 23, 2015

    Red Sea Crossing

    Using MITgcm to investigate the origin of a mid-basin cross-over current in a study of the buoyancy driven circulation in the Red Sea.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | April 14, 2015

    An Ocean of Opportunity

    Using tiny marine microbes to model climate change: MIT News profiles Associate Professor Mick Follows.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | March 26, 2015

    Five from EAPS are Environmental Solutions Initiative Seed Grant Winners

    Projects involving Glenn Flierl, Noelle Selin, Colette Heald, Shuhei Ono and Roger Summons are among nine selected to receive seed funding.
  • MITgcm News | March 23, 2015

    Not Finding Nemo

    Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have been using MITgcm to study larval dispersal in the Red Sea.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News | March 12, 2015

    Chisholm Sees Big Impacts from Small Sources

    MIT News covered this year's Killian Lecture featuring MIT Oceanographer Penny Chisholm, discoverer of world’s most abundant and prolific photosynthetic organism. Related topics | Oceans and Life
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