The Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) seeks to better understand the natural mechanisms in ocean, atmosphere and land systems that together control the Earth’s climate, and to apply improved knowledge to problems of predicting climate changes. The Center utilizes theory, observations, and numerical models to investigate climate phenomena, the linkages among them, and their potential feedbacks in a changing climate. More about CGCS.
Two MIT professors are awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. MIT professors Sallie (Penny) Chisholm and Robert Langer are among 23 eminent researchers nationwide who have been awarded the nation’s highest honors …View full post
MIT researchers find ocean microbes that produce natural antibiotics that may protect populations from foes. Professor Martin Polz and his team discover evidence that in some populations, a few individuals produce chemical weapons that are harmless to close relatives within …View full post
MIT researchers who have sampled the Indian Ocean’s water and corals have found high concentrations in lead deposited from Asia and Africa’s industrial processes. Levels began to climb in the 1970s, peaking a decade ago — a timeline consistent with …View full post
The MIT Museum’s exhibition “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya” opened in April 2012 and will run through March 2013. A public symposium, “What’s Your Question? – Rivers of Ice“, was held in conjunction with the Cambridge …View full post
An updated circulation model reveals the Southern Ocean as a powerful influence on climate change. Professor John Marshall and colleagues are developing theories and models that help us better understand and predict the ocean’s role in climate and climate change.View full post