An escape route for carbon

Study shows minerals sequester carbon for thousands of years, which may explain oxygen’s abundance in the atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: carbon eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology research school-of-science nasa national-science-foundation-nsf climate-change

Ocean activity is key controller of summer monsoons

Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | May 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment global-warming research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans

Study finds shallow bodies of water were probably more suitable for Earth’s first life forms.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | April 12, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry evolution eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment planetary-science research school-of-science rna

Tectonics in the tropics trigger Earth’s ice ages, study finds

Major tectonic collisions near the equator have caused three ice ages in the last 540 million years.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology planetary-science research school-of-science

3 Questions: Josh Moss on tackling urban pollution

PhD student Josh Moss uses computer modeling and physical experiments to examine the key transformations that emissions undergo in the atmosphere.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Feb. 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering pollution research 3-questions students graduate postdoctoral earth-and-atmospheric-sciences emissions

Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant

Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 18, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: climate-change climate eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences global-warming research school-of-science weather national-science-foundation-nsf

3Q: Machine learning and climate modeling

As machine learning expands into climate modeling, EAPS Associate Professor Paul O’Gorman answers what that looks like and why it's important now.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS | Feb. 13, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: school-of-science eaps oceans climate earth-and-atmospheric-sciences machine-learning artificial-intelligence research

New technique pinpoints milestones in the evolution of bacteria

Results show bacterial genomes provide “shadow history” of animal evolution.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: bacteria biology evolution eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment genetics microbes research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

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