Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

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The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) is the place at MIT where the turbulent oceans and atmosphere, the inaccessible depths of the inner Earth, distant planets, and the origins of life come together under one intellectual roof.

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Upcoming Events

 COG3 Seminar: Maya Gomes (John Hopkins University)

"Microbial Mat Taphonomy: Modern Insights into One of Earth's Earliest Ecosystems" Morphological and geochemical signatures in fossilized microbial mats...

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:00am
PAOC Colloquium: Ryan Abernathey (LDEO)

Quantifying Transport by Coherent Lagrangian Vortices Ocean mesoscale eddies contribute significantly to the transport of heat and other tracers in the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thesis Defense - Alissa M. Earle (EAPS)

"Spectral Mapping and Long-Term Seasonal Evolution of Pluto" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Prof....

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
 "Using Simple Physical Models to Understand the Earth: From Sea Level Rise to Debris Flows"

Speaker: Victor Tsai, Professor of Geophysics, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Despite the complexity of the Earth, simple...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
SLS Seminar: Jess Adkins (Caltech)

"Rethinking carbon cycle feedbacks and the Urey weathering equation in the coupled carbon and sulfur system" The coupling of the carbon and sulfur cycles...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Recent Events

COG3 Seminar: Forrest Horton (WHOI)

Friday, April 20, 2018

SLS Seminar: Michael McLellan (MIT)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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