Magnetic flux findings suggest “profound consequences for basic solar processes.”
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Switchbacks and spikes: Parker Solar Probe data consistent with 20-year-old theory
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.
Engineering Events: Earth Day at 50
Michigan Engineering faculty are hosting teach-ins on a range of Earth Year topics.
Launching Solar Orbiter
For more than a decade, a U-M team helped develop the scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. Join them on launch night.
The coronavirus and class broadcasts
A professor’s experience with the 2019 polar vortex offers insight into how institutions might cope with the possible spread of the newest coronavirus.
A passenger airplane will advance a U-Michigan-led satellite mission to understand climate
New Zealand plane fitted with receivers will validate CYGNSS data and improve interpretation.
Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun’s active regions, improve space weather prediction
Latest ESA launch will be the first mission to get hi-res images of the sun’s poles
Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future
To ensure that our species endures, we must advance space-based technologies and break our interdisciplinary boundaries.
Parker Solar Probe: ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’
First data holds clues to a decades-old mystery, and major implications for space weather prediction
Why sea level rise models have been wrong
A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC’s latest report.
Solving the sun’s super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe
Probe will go where no spacecraft has gone and measure a process never directly observed before.
Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes
University of Michigan experts say the rapid transitions between extreme high and low water levels in the Great Lakes represent the “new normal.”
Great Lakes ice cover forecasts: A new approach enables local predictions
New approach can reliably predict months in advance whether ice will form in a given winter, as well as the timing of ice onset.