The Distinguished University Innovator Award honors faculty who have developed transformative ideas, processes or technologies and shepherded them to market.
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Professor behind breakthrough tools for weather data, education wins annual U-M innovation award
Prof. Gombosi named to new NOAA Space Weather Advisory Group
The new NOAA group will advise on improving our ability to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather storms.
Climate & Space alum to lead NASA MAVEN mission to Mars
The mission has enabled scientists to understand the history of the Martian atmosphere and climate.
Prof. Penner will give Bjerknes Lecture at AGU Fall Meeting
The lecture is presented annually to a scientist who has made a major scientific impact in advancing the basic understanding of the atmosphere and Earth’s climate.
Two CLASP PhD students to receive MICDE fellowships
“MICDE fellows apply advanced scientific computing techniques to some of society’s most pressing challenges…”
Prof. Steiner will give 2022 AMS Walter Orr Roberts lecture
Lecturer is selected “…in recognition of significant contributions to the understanding of atmospheric processes…”
Prof. Kivelson to receive 2021 James Clerk Maxwell Prize
Honored for “For ground-breaking discoveries in space plasma physics…”
Answers Inc. – A brief history of U-M’s Space Physics Research Laboratory
For 75 years, SPRL has sent instruments skyward to help us better understand Earth, space, our sun and more.
‘Doomsday Glacier’ may be more stable than initially feared
Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier.
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
In The Conversation, Chris Ruf explains how CYGNSS can find the source ocean microplastics and aid in future clean up.
Tracking ocean microplastics from space
Satellites give new insights on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plus sources and flows of ocean microplastic.
North American cold-climate forests are already absorbing less carbon, study shows
By zeroing in on different high-latitude regions around the globe, researchers reveal what global averages mask.
Switchbacks and spikes: Parker Solar Probe data consistent with 20-year-old theory
Magnetic flux findings suggest “profound consequences for basic solar processes.”
Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated
Aerial sampling offers a new look at escaping gases that contribute to global climate change.
Lockdown for space agencies put research projects in limbo
University of Michigan researchers’ work on NASA and European Space Agency projects that have been altered by COVID-19.
‘Largest radio telescope in space’ to improve solar storm warnings
NASA has selected University of Michigan’s $62M Explorer cubesat mission.