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Watery Puzzles

New, interdisciplinary reasearch is now beginning to unravel the secrets of wetlands and other aquatic ecosystems.

Climate Tales from the Seafloor

Subtle shifts in ocean currents may have caused rapid changes in global climate.

Mountains on the Move

Landslides, rainstorms and other local events can help shape the large-scale tectonic processes that build mountains.

Putting it All Together

New techniques emerge to supplement advanced models with abundant data.

Eye in the Sky, Water in the Soil

Soil moisture plays key roles in weather and climate. A satellite that measures it also models a new kind of mission for MIT.

Trouble Underground

Groundwater is a vitally important — and endangered — resource. Investigators can predict and minimize contamination.