U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries
In ESA’s BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury’s upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of.
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Solar storm congressional testimony: ‘The risk is real’
Professor Justin Kasper addresses Senate committee on solar threat to power grid.
Oil, gas methane emissions 60 percent higher than EPA reports
Gas leaks estimated to be worth $2 billion could have fueled 10 million homes.
Dr. Tuija Pulkkinen named next CLaSP department chair
Dr. Tuija Pulkkinen has been named the new chair of the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department (CLaSP) at the University of Michigan effective September 1st, 2018.
Climate & Space welcomes Dr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Dr. Taalas will give the annual Nelson W. Spencer Lecture at Climate & Space.
“Weather Dance” game combines NCAA basketball and weather prediction
Weather prediction competition modeled on NCAA Tournament is a fun way to encourage interest by K-12 teachers and students in the science curriculum.
Climate & Space Prof. Ridley comments on new aurorae research in Scientific American
Why Do the Northern and Southern Lights Differ? Scientists have discovered the reason why.
Climate & Space Prof. Bassis comments on Antarctic ice research papers published in Nature
New research shows that melting ice will lead to more trapped heat in some regions and colder temperatures in others.
Prof. Kort co-author on new methane paper in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences
Interpreting contemporary trends in atmospheric methane.
Prof. Moldwin named Fulbright Arctic Chair 2019-2020
“I am delighted and excited to represent the U.S. and the University of Michigan as the Fulbright Arctic Chair. I look forward to learning from and working with colleagues in Norway, and hopefully see the Northern Lights again.”
Prof. Margaret Kivelson receives the Gold Medal in Geophysics from Royal Astronomical Society
“Astronomy and geophysics are disciplines led by an extraordinarily talented group of people. The Royal Astronomical Society recognises the achievements of the very best of these men and women with our medals and awards.”
CLaSP CSEM team Receives Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award
The goal of the Center for Space Environment Modeling (CSEM) is to develop high-performance, first-principles based computational models to describe and predict hazardous conditions in the near-earth space environment extending from the sun to the ionosphere, called space weather.
CYGNSS hurricane-tracking satellites reveal Amazon flooding
“These images got us excited about the potential for doing new land-applications science with the CYGNSS data…”
Climate & Space researcher receives Catalyst Grant from Graham Sustainability Institute
“This team of U-M and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers will bring together stakeholders to co-develop an ice forecasting tool to better communicate critical information on lake conditions and strengthen key partnerships for the Great Lakes.”