Earth and atmospheric sciences
As the world turns: Learning about plate tectonics through on-screen interactions
December 11, 2013Created by OEIT's ARTEMiS group, the Plate Tectonics interactive visualization challenges students to interpret a 3-D globe of tectonic data, providing animations of the opening and closing of ocean basins and the splitting of Pangaea.
Theodore Madden, EAPS professor emeritus, dies at 88
November 18, 2013A MIT faculty member for more than 40 years, Madden is remembered for his contributions to earth science research.
An answer to a lunar mystery: Why is the moon’s gravity so uneven?
May 30, 2013Simulations based on GRAIL data show how gravitational anomalies developed early in lunar history.
Finding a gecko in the crowd
April 30, 2013A combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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NASA selects MIT-led TESS project for 2017 mission
April 5, 2013$200 million project will launch telescopes to perform full-sky search for transiting exoplanets.
Researchers awarded $3.7 million for research on sustainable development of Kuwait’s built environment
March 22, 2013Grant sponsored through the Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment
Huge and widespread volcanic eruptions triggered the end-Triassic extinction
March 21, 2013Some 200 million years ago, an increase in atmospheric CO2 caused acidification of the oceans and global warming that killed off 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species on Earth.
Demystifying the Cretaceous hothouse
March 20, 2013MIT researchers crack longstanding paradox in climate science
Mapping the early history of the moon
March 7, 2013In 41st annual Killian Lecture, Maria Zuber describes looking deep into the moon’s interior to chart its early history.
Bringing life to computer models of marine microbes
February 19, 2013Biogeochemical modeler Mick Follows named tenured associate professor in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Students witness science policy in action
February 12, 2013MIT students participate in the final mercury talks resulting in an international treaty.
Susan Solomon wins international climate award
January 14, 2013MIT professor honored by BBVA for discovering links between atmosphere, climate and human activity.
MIT students attend international talks on mercury
January 11, 2013Students will blog and tweet about their experiences in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tackling a global warming conundrum
January 11, 2013MIT professor and colleagues address major issue in climate science: greenhouse gases versus aerosols.
Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators
December 4, 2012Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards given to pursue high-risk research in marine microbial ecology.