Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier.
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
‘Doomsday Glacier’ may be more stable than initially feared
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.
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.