Scientists quantify how wave power drives coastal erosion

The average power of waves hitting a coastline can predict how fast that coast will erode.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: geology environment water research school-of-science oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps ocean-science earth-and-atmospheric-science

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 8, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: mathematics geology climate-change environment climate carbon nasa global-warming greenhouse-gases emissions research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf eaps earth-and-atmospheric-science

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