MIT Stories

  • MIT, MIT EAPS | March 7, 2015

    Falling Snow Records

    The winter of 2015 became the snowiest Boston has ever seen. MIT Meteorologist Lodovica Illari shares her thoughts on the science behind these extreme weather events and what caused them.
  • MIT News | March 5, 2015

    New detector sniffs out origins of methane

    Instrument identifies methane’s origins in mines, deep-sea vents, and cows.
  • MIT News | February 26, 2015

    A mollusk of a different stripe

    Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays.
  • MITgcm News | February 17, 2015

    Falling Water

    Students make a splash using MITgcm to model falling water in a lab tank during an NSF funded undergraduate research program last summer.
  • MIT News | February 3, 2015

    Waves in the deep

    New study examines role of acoustic-gravity waves as ocean transport, early warning of tsunamis.
  • MIT Sea Grant | January 4, 2015

    MIT Sea Grant 2016 Research Funding Opportunity: Ocean Acidification

    The next MIT Sea Grant research funding opportunity will be announced in early January. Among the focus areas identified in the MIT Sea Grant Strategic Plan, assessing impacts to coastal waters and habitats are of importance for managing healthy coast...
  • MIT Sea Grant | December 8, 2014

    A new center for the preservation and presentation of New Bedford’s fishing industry will open with MIT Sea Grant specialist as a founding member.

    MIT Sea Grant Marine Anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber is one of the founding members of a newly established non-profit organization, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. The mission of the Center will be: To educate the public about the his...
  • MITgcm News | December 5, 2014


    This month we report work by Alan Condron (UMass) using MITgcm, coupled with geological data, to show that massive icebergs and large volumes of meltwater were periodically transported along the east coast of North America as far south as southern Flor...
  • MITgcm News | November 13, 2014

    Getting to the Bottom of Greenland’s Glaciers

    MIT postdoc Roberta Sciascia has been using MITgcm to explore the variations in submarine melt rate of Helheim Glacier induced by glacier and intermediary circulations.
  • MIT News | November 3, 2014

    Team of MechE and CSAIL students wins grand prize in Maritime RobotX Challenge

    Students partnered with Olin College of Engineering students to build an unmanned surface vehicle.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | October 17, 2014

    Mapping Nitrogen Fixation? Follow the Hydrogen.

    The nitrogen cycle is fundamental to Earth’s biogeochemistry. Yet major quantitative uncertainties remain, particularly regarding the global oceanic nitrogen fixation rate. Hydrogen is produced during nitrogen fixation and will become supersaturated ...
  • MITgcm News | October 3, 2014

    Connecting the Dots with MITgcm

    This month we look at new work exploring whether high resolution MITgcm tracer simulations can help "connect the dots" in the sparse sampling problem associated with observing the evolution of released dye in a shallow sea.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | September 19, 2014

    Mixing Down Diversity

    Phytoplankton are an extremely diverse set of floating, microscopic organisms, which are freely transported by water movements (current, eddies, etc.) and make up the base of the oceanic food web. This work, published in the September issue of Limnolo...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 3, 2014

    Classroom Earth: DEAPS Extreme Weather and Climate 2014

    Falling fruit, scintillating stargazing, magnificent Mt Washington: All this plus a very EAPS take on the ALS ice bucket challenge.
  • MIT News | August 6, 2014

    Undersea living: Alumna joins Cousteau mission

    What’s it like living on the bottom of the ocean for more than two weeks? Nicer than you might think, according to Grace Young ’14.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | June 24, 2014

    Tech Day 2014

    Alumni took a big drink from the firehose on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the annual Tech Day program in Kresge Auditorium. This year's theme: The Future of Planet Earth.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | May 14, 2014

    Dangerous storms peaking further north, south than in past

    Powerful, destructive tropical cyclones are now reaching their peak intensity farther from the equator and closer to the poles, according to a new study co-authored by EAPS' Kerry Emanuel.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | April 26, 2014

    Ocean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity

    Mick Follows, working with CEE colleague Sallie Chisholm and co-authors, have discovered unexpectedly large genetic diversity among even small populations of marine microbes living in a few drops of water.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | April 24, 2014

    Ocean Microbes Display Remarkable Genetic Diversity

    One species, a few drops of seawater, hundreds of coexisting subpopulations.
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