With the goal of identifying the top priorities of science and future missions, the National Academies have launched a Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics, and appointed Professor Tuija Pulkkinen, Ph.D., to its steering committee.
Pulkkinen Appointed to Decadal Survey Steering Committee
Samson Named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
Professor Perry Samson has been named a 2023 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
CLASP Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
Our department is excited to welcome these new faculty and staff for the upcoming academic year.
Gombosi Reappointed the Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering
Tamas Gombosi has been reappointed as the Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering, for his international stature and highly distinguished record of teaching, research and publication.
Studying Earth’s Defenses against Solar Storms
Researchers at U-M Climate & Space will play a central role in NASA’s Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission—a first-of-its-kind look at a protective outer layer of Earth’s atmosphere and how it interacts with solar wind.
COSPAR Presents Nordberg Medal to Professor Penner, Naming a Planet in her Honor
Professor Joyce E. Penner has been awarded the COSPAR Nordberg Medal for her scientific leadership in identifying the diversity of atmospheric aerosols associated with human activities and how they drive climate change.
‘Change the World’ Project Funded in LSA Meet the Moment Research Initiative
With work by Dr. Allison Steiner, a proposal to study the impact of microplastics on Michigan’s atmosphere receives $2 million in funding.
Associate Professor Zou Serves on Space Weather Roundtable
To advance our scientific understanding of space weather phenomena, Associate Professor Shasha Zou, Ph.D., has been named to the Space Weather Roundtable at the National Academies.
Solar Forecasting Team Wins First in American-Made Challenge
Prof. Xianglei Huang and Dr. Xiuhong Chen won first in a competition designed to better enable solar industry stakeholders with state-of-the-art solar forecasting.
Climate & Space Headlines
Our researchers, leaders and educators are making headlines with their innovative work.
Prof. Bassis comments on climate message of “Don’t Look Up” film
“We don’t have to wait for national or international agreements. We can instead work with local communities to develop mitigation plans and adaptation plans to avoid some of the worst effects of climate change.”
Prof. Steiner will give 2022 Walter Orr Roberts lecture at AMS annual meeting
Lecturer is selected “…in recognition of significant contributions to the understanding of atmospheric processes…”
Prof. Kasper interviewed by Washington Post on Parker Solar Probe findings
“It feels like visiting a planet for the first time,” said Kasper.
The U-M-led CYGNSS mission celebrates its fifth anniversary
What began as a two-year mission to measure hurricane winds has expanded far beyond its original scope.
Prof. Renno interviewed for Michigan Radio’s Stateside program
The planetary scientist discusses the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the wake of the creation of the new Department of Defense UFO group.
Opinion: Quit Worrying About Uncertainty in Sea Level Projections
Emphasizing uncertainty in model projections of long-term sea level rise is a misguided approach. Instead, we should focus on communicating what we do know while improving model confidence.