The scientists study both the role of the ocean in the climate system and the impact of climate change on the ocean. Depending on the area of interest, climate research can be undertaken within existing JP focal areas or as interdisciplinary studies across multiple areas, including the atmosphere and the cryosphere.
Climate Impacts: Climate research within the JP also spans the whole globe, from Greenland’s glaciers to tropical Pacific coral atolls, from Bhutan’s old-growth forests to the central Atlantic subtropical gyre, from salt marshes on Cape Cod to the deserts surrounding the Red Sea, from the Kuroshio western boundary current in the North Pacific to the monsoon rains in the Gangetic plain in India, from water resources in the US breadbasket to fragile ecosystems on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Research topics within the The Climate Variability and Impacts program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) range from the reconstruction of past climate variability over the Earth’s history to understanding climate variability and change in the instrumental/historic period and in the future, from studies of the dynamics of the physical/chemical climate system to its impacts on the marine and terrestrial environment, such as the sustainability of marine ecosystems, water resources on land, melting of land and sea-ice, and ultimately human civilizations.
- Global Change Science
- Past and Present Climate
- Atmospheric Physics & Chemistry
- Special Topics in Paleoclimatology
- 60 months
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Climate Studies & Meteorology Environmental Sciences View 9 other PhDs in Climate Studies & Meteorology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- In the application, you will be asked to supply the names and email addresses of three people to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf
- You will be required to describe the grading system(s) used at all colleges and universities you have attended. Explain the specific meaning of any numeric values, letter grades, and rankings
- English Language Proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL)
- Statement of Objectives
International26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 60 months.
National26725 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26725 USD per year during 60 months.
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