Earth and atmospheric sciences
Study: Volcanoes contribute to recent warming ‘hiatus’
February 23, 2014Researchers find models must account for volcanic eruptions to accurately predict climate change.
Researchers use ocean waves to predict seismic shaking in Southern California
January 23, 2014Results show a rupture of the San Andreas Fault could generate three times more shaking in Los Angeles than surrounding regions.
Study faults a ‘runaway’ mechanism in intermediate-depth earthquakes
December 23, 2013Researchers find immense heating at high pressures helps spread intermediate-depth quakes.
Grove awarded Geochemical Society's Goldschmidt Award
December 16, 2013EAPS professor Timothy L. Grove has been named a Goldschmidt Medalist by the Geochemical Society for his contributions to Earth and planetary research.
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