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  • WHOI News | March 15, 2012

    Study Links Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations to Past Changes in Monsoon

    A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institut...
  • MIT News | March 14, 2012

    Guiding robot planes with hand gestures

    Video: Melanie Gonick Aircraft-carrier crew use a set of standard hand gestures to guide planes on the carrier deck. But as robot planes are increasingly used for routine air missions, researchers at MIT are working on a system that would enable them...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 9, 2012

    Lessons from the 2011 Japan Quake

    What have scientists learned about its cause and consequences?
  • MIT News | March 5, 2012

    In the World: How rainwater can meet clean-water needs

    At a remote village called Bisate in the desperately poor nation of Rwanda, a clinic faced chronic shortages of water during the nation’s twice-yearly dry seasons. Sometimes there was simply not enough water available even for seriously dehydrated pa...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 29, 2012

    Marine Microbes vs. Cystic Fibrosis

    Scientist seeks medicines from nature
  • MIT News | February 28, 2012

    A climate window in the Southern Ocean

    The world’s oceans act as a massive conveyor, circulating heat, water and carbon around the planet. This global system plays a key role in climate change, storing and releasing heat throughout the world. To study how this system affects climate, scie...
  • MITgcm News | February 16, 2012

    Modeling the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat)

    Long-time MITgcm-ers Eli Biton and Hezi Gildor have been using the model to explore the circulation in the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat), a terminal elongated basin that exchanges water with the northern Red Sea
  • WHOI News | February 16, 2012

    Special Fukushima Session at 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting

    In a special session on Tuesday, Feb. 21, during the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Salt Lake City, researchers will present early results from several field and modeling studies examining the fate of more than a dozen radioactive isotopes in the air, ...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 14, 2012

    The Great South Channel

    Where marine life meets to feast every spring
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 6, 2012

    Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

    Does out of sight mean into the air or into fish?
  • WHOI News | February 6, 2012

    WHOI Scientists Awarded Distinctions from The Oceanography Society and American Geophysical Union

    Jim Yoder, Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has been named a 2012 fellow of The Oceanography Society (TOS). WHOI Senior Scientist Raymond Schmitt has been elected a 2012 fellow of the Ame...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 1, 2012

    On the Trail of Mercury in the Ocean

    Between smokestack and fish, mercury becomes more toxic
  • MIT News | January 26, 2012

    Viruses con bacteria into working for them

    MIT researchers have discovered that certain photosynthetic ocean bacteria should beware of viruses bearing gifts: These viruses are carrying genetic material taken from their previous bacterial hosts that tricks the new host into using its own machine...
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | January 4, 2012

    Microbe Metabolism

    Diverse microorganisms undergoing growth and reproduction. As organisms evolved from simple prokaryotes to unicellular eukaryotes to multicellular organisms their strategies for internal energy partitioning dramatically changed as illustrated by a recent mathematical model. Image courtesy of Mari Kempes Population growth rate is a fundamental ecological and evolutionary characteristic of living organisms, but individuals must balance … Continue reading Microbe Metabolism
  • MITgcm News | January 1, 2012

    2011 Research Roundup

    To round off the year we have collected a sample of 2011 research articles that involved MITgcm in some way. Take a look...
  • MIT News | December 21, 2011

    Modeling the spread of radioactivity in seawater

    When earthquake-triggered tsunami waves hit Japan in March, the surging water overtopped seawalls and caused massive damage. On top of the loss of life and general destruction, the disaster resulted in a release of radioactive seawater. Researchers Cha...
  • MIT News | December 6, 2011

    Marilyn Wolfson named 2012 fellow of the American Meteorological Society

    Marilyn M. Wolfson SM '83, PhD '90, associate leader of the Weather Sensing Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, has been named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She was recognized for “outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or...
  • MIT, MITgcm News | December 1, 2011

    Wind Stress and Southern Ocean Meridional Overturning

    Ryan Abernathey and co-workers have been using idealised MITgcm simulations to explore the dependence of Southern Ocean meridional overturning on wind stress.
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