Microplastic pollution can be spotted from space because its traveling companion alters the roughness of the ocean’s surface.
Energy & Environment
Expanding the CYGNSS Mission: Tracking Ocean Microplastics from Space
Research Scientist Secures a Patent for Mobile Charging Network
Featured in a 2022 Tech Talk, Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti has secured a patent to develop an EV mobile charging network at U-M.
Wall Street Journal, New York Times
Our researchers, leaders and educators are making headlines with their innovative work.
When Climate Change Hits Home
An organization led by U-M is helping small-town America plan for a warming world and the devastating floods that come with it.
Flaring Allows More Methane into the Atmosphere Than We Thought
Research by Associate Prof. Eric Kort shows flaring releases five times more methane than previously thought. Simple fixes could make a big impact.
Research on Primary Biological Aerosol Particle Emissions Earns Student NASA Fellowship
Yingxiao Zhang has been selected to receive the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology fellowship.
Research on Closing Earth’s Energy Budget Featured in EOS
Research including work by Professor Christiane Jablonowski has been featured in EOS, after being published in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.
U-M Awarded $53M to Expand Great Lakes Research Institute Over Five Years
The university receives $53 million to expand the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, with the goal of helping to conserve and manage the region’s natural resources.
‘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.
Solar Farming Research Proposal Earns Student a NASA Fellowship
Chongxing Fan has been selected for the competitive Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology fellowship.
U-M Team Embarks on Annual Tornado Chase to Study Funnel Formation
A team from University of Michigan is traveling to the Great Plains to chase and document funnel clouds at Tornado Camp 2022.
Prof. Steiner Publishes New Pollen Emissions Paper in Nature
“This work provides a starting point for further investigations into the consequences of climate change on pollen emission patterns and subsequent health implications.”
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…”
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.
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.