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Climate & Space Headlines

Our researchers, leaders and educators are making headlines with their innovative work.


Dr. Richard Rood, professor of climate science, was quoted in Fox 47 News in the article “Jackson plant could be one of 29 chemical sites in Michigan severely impacted by climate change.” | April 1, 2022

Top Cited Article

Dr. Tamas Gombosi, Ph.D., D.Sc., the Konstantin I. Gringauz Distinguished University Professor of Space Science, was recognized for a top cited article titled “Solar Flare Intensity Prediction With Machine Learning Models” in the American Geophysical Union’s Space Weather. | March 31, 2022


Tong Shi, a Ph.D. student in astronomy and space sciences, led research that was featured in American Astronomical Society NOVA in the article “An AWSoM Model of the Sun.” | March 28, 2022

The Washington Post

Dr. Richard Rood, professor of climate science, was quoted in The Washington Post in the article “Climate change is causing Michigan dogsledders to shift gears from snow to dry land.” His work also appears in The Conversation. | March 23, 2022

Holland Sentinel

Dr. Mark Moldwin, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering and Director of NASA’s Michigan Space Grant Consortium, was mentioned in the article “HSO teams up with NASA video producer for ‘Out of this World’ concert” in the Holland Sentinel. | March 17, 2022

National Geographic

Dr. Allison Steiner, professor of atmospheric science, and Yingxiao Zhang, Ph.D. student in Atmospheric Science, had research featured in National Geographic in the article, “Allergy season is about to get worse.” Their work also appears in The Conversation, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and the National Science Foundation, among others. | March 15, 2022

Updated April , 2022.