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As we embark on a new year, take a look at the discoveries and research EAPS was a part of in 2017...
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New technique predicts frequency of heavy precipitation with global warming.
January 3, 2017
MIT scientists and alumni well represented on newly announced NASA asteroid missions Psyche and Lucy.
January 5, 2017
Through warming effects, methane and other gases impact rising seas long after leaving the atmosphere.
January 9, 2017
First year of data from SMAP satellite provides new insights for weather, agriculture, and climate.
January 16, 2017
Fellowship to provide scientists the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
Carbon dioxide isn’t the only one that matters, and the gases vary widely in potency and duration.
January 30, 2017
MIT faculty, friends, and family gathered to remember Austin's life and commemorate her contributions to science with the unveiling of an exhibit in EAPS.
Study finds the swirling gas disk disappeared within the solar system’s first 4 million years.
Climate-conscious sculptures influence world perspectives in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
New members have made advances in artificial skin, wireless communications, nanotechnology, hydrology, and cancer treatment.
Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations.
New toolset evaluates economic impacts of ozone reduction policies for nine income groups.
TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduates the opportunity to get out in the field.
Planets may harbor conditions suitable for sustaining liquid water — and thus life.
MIT’s vice president for research describes how growing up in eastern Pennsylvania shaped her views on climate policy.
New online publication reports on climate science research at the Institute.
Turbulence from seafloor topography may explain longstanding question about ocean circulation.
New estimate predates earliest fossil evidence by 800 million years.
MIT ranked within the top 5 for 19 of 46 subject areas.
MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.
Over the next century, southern Africa will see widespread decreases in maize production.
Geologist Oliver Jagoutz scales mountains to gain tectonic insights.
MIT energy and climate thought leaders play integral part in discussions at CERAWeek 2017.
Ubiquitous marine organism has co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems.
Senior Elizabeth Rider uses atmospheric chemistry research to create international connections.
Prestigious honor society announces 228 new members this year.
Some 40 light-years away, "super-Earth" identified as new target for atmospheric study.
Climate data analyst Thomas Karl describes global temperature and precipitation measurement and interpretation in the 16th Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture.
Associate Professor Paul O'Gorman describes three questions climate scientists recently suggested should frame the future of climate research.
Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study shows.
Professor Kristin Bergmann and her class used innovative technology to explore the sedimentary history of the Carrara Formation in California's Death Valley.
Study finds history of Titan’s landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth
Space Systems Engineering students design a close-range mission to a giant asteroid that will fly by Earth in 2029.
Researchers in Greg Fournier’s geobiology lab are seeking to calibrate the ancient history of life on Earth using genomic analysis.
Amanda Giang PhD '17 models a pollutant’s pathways and helps decision makers craft more effective mitigation policies.
New laser technique identifies the makeup of space debris, from painted shards to Teflon.
A technique developed in the Cziczo Lab may be the most accurate way of identifying biological aerosols from mineral dust in the atmosphere and analyzing their contribution to cloud formation and climate change.
Kenneth Strzepek applies models to help decision makers advance food security and sustainable development in a climate-compromised continent.
Study finds large amounts of carbon dioxide, equivalent to yearly U.K. emissions, remain in surface waters.
By 2050, the Southwest will produce significantly less cotton and forage, researchers report.
Professor of atmospheric chemistry honored for her contributions to atmospheric science.
A 50-year dry spell has reversed, with more rain to come.
Alumna and former MIT professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton is working with MIT faculty in her role as principal investigator for NASA's upcoming Psyche mission.
Study finds ocean circulation, coupled with trade wind changes, efficiently limits shifting of tropical rainfall patterns.
Study ties specific interval during an extended period of volcanism to Earth’s most severe mass extinction.
Satellite’s cameras have been delivered by MIT researchers and passed NASA inspection.
Simons Foundation supports enhanced computer infrastructure for MIT's Darwin Project, which focuses on marine microbes and microbial communities.
Findings suggest two mechanisms may have powered the moon’s ancient churning, molten core.
MIT hosts Astronomy Training Camp for student-run national astronomy team.
Whether you'll be in the path of totality on Aug. 21 or anywhere else in North America, you should be able to view the eclipse.
Higher mantle temperatures caused subducting tectonic plates to sink much further than they do today.
MISTI interns and MIT faculty tackle rising sea level challenges at Italian research camp this summer.
Alison Criscitiello PhD '14 seeks ice cores in inhospitable locations, sometimes camping on ice sheets and sleeping with a shotgun in case of bear attacks.
Estimate will help gauge hang time of greenhouse gases, water vapor, and ozone in upper atmosphere.
Thousands attend MIT solar eclipse-watching parties on campus, at the MIT Wallace Observatory, and in Rexburg, Idaho.
Observations and modeling suggest TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets may have held onto water, billions of years after their formation.
Colorado forest study provides clearest-ever picture of gases released into the atmosphere and how they change.
By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch mass extermination of species in future millennia.
Climate scientist describes physics behind expected increase in storm strength due to climate change.
Research reveals the upwelling pathways and timescales of deep, overturning waters in the Southern Ocean.
Atmospheric chemist takes on pollutants and the global treaties written to control them.
Susan Solomon's John H. Carlson Lecture examines past environmental challenges in the context of today's fight against climate change.
Study finds state’s annual risk of extreme rainfall will rise from 1 to 18 percent.
A review article suggests the diatoms have more diverse roles in carbon cycling than previously understood.
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