March 23, 2017
Henri Drake was awarded the prestigious NSF Fellowship for proposing ”a very compelling proposed that will have broad application within oceanography and climate fields.” Madeleine Youngs’ citation praised her “superb overall research plan.” Congratulations to both!
July 26, 2016
Raffaele Ferrari is the recipient of the 2016 Scripps Cody Award for pioneering efforts toward understanding the nature and rates of oceanic mixing and their consequences for the general circulation. Every two years Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, bestows the Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award on a scientist on the basis of the excellence of the body of their work. The award cycles among Oceanography, Marine Biology, and the Earth Sciences.
Read more about the Cody award
Jörn Callies will join the Division of Geological and Planetary Science of Caltech as an assistant professor starting in September 2017.
Caltech’s Division of Geological and Planetary Science
June 4, 2016
Jörn Callies was invested of his Doctoral Hood on June 2nd and got his PhD degree at the Commencement Ceremony on June 3rd. Jörn defended his thesis on August 24th of 2015 and you can download it at the link below. Congratulations!
Jörn Callies’ thesis.
February 26, 2016
Raf Ferrari and postdoc Ali Mashayek turn our understanding of the deep ocean upside down at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting by showing that small-scale turbulence pushes water in the ocean interior down, and not up.
May 20, 2015
As the seasons change, so too does the strength of ocean currents. A new study from MIT researchers published last month in Nature Communications provides evidence that not only do certain currents become stronger in certain seasons, but also that this seasonality affects both marine life and climate.
June 2, 2014
The paleoclimate record for the last ice age — a time 21,000 years ago called the “Last Glacial Maximum” (LGM) — tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets. Chemical traces from plankton fossils in deep-sea sediments reveal rearranged…
The paleoclimate record for the last ice age — a time 21,000 years ago called the “Last Glacial Maximum” (LGM) — tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets. Chemical traces from plankton fossils in deep-sea sediments…
February 4, 2014
MIT-WHOI graduate student Jörn Callies’ research on atmospheric and oceanic wave fluctuations garnered him an award at the recent American Geophysical Union Conference—the largest worldwide conference of its kind.
October 6, 2013
September’s here, and classes in MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate (PAOC) have begun. Faculty, post docs, researchers, and graduate students continue to explore the ocean on computers, in lab experiments, and on oceanographic research cruises. At the same time, we’re hearing echoes of PAOC’s programs in oceanography and the ocean’s role in climate far beyond MIT, as several past graduates and post docs gain new faculty appointments at top universities.