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From the inaccessible depths of the terrestrial interior to the vast reaches of our galaxy, our planet and the natural systems surrounding it provide important clues to the course of our future. At MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), we examine the history and interactions of these systems in order to predict future events and states with greater accuracy.

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Getting Africa on the Climate Change Grid

Getting Africa on the Climate Chang...

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Greenhouse gas emissions and source distribution information is, in general, readily available across the developed world. A different picture, however, emerges from developing countries; for example there exists no long-term high freque...

Introducing: Atmospheric Scientist - Prof. Ron Prinn

Introducing: Atmospheric Scientist ...

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Ronald G. Prinn is the TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Director of the Center for Global Change Science and Co-Director of the Joint Program on Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT. Professor Prinn's research interest...

Tracing life’s footsteps across space and time

Tracing life’s footsteps across spa...

Added 2 months ago | 00:04:35 | 158 views

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Danielle Gruen, is a member of Shuhei Ono's Stable Isotope Geobiology Laboratory. In this interview Gruen, who got hooked on astrobiology as an undergraduate, shares her passion for the BIG questions geo- a...

Life on the Edge: A short film about biofilms

Life on the Edge: A short film abou...

Added 3 months ago | 00:05:41 | 507 views

Prior to his arrival at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, Crosby Postdoctoral Fellow Giulio Mariotti's research focus had been on the fundamental geomorphic mechanisms governing the morphological evoluti...

Soapbox: The Invisible Majority (Part Two)

Soapbox: The Invisible Majority (Pa...

MIT Museum

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Most fossils are too small to see since most of life’s history is microbial. However it is possible to identify signatures of microbial life in rocks. Find out what they tell us, and how might we use them to recognize life elsewhere. An...

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