Dr. Claire Pettersen and Dr. Aronne Merrelli will work on a new NASA mission to help us better understand Earth’s dynamic atmosphere, specifically ice clouds.
Energy & Environment
PolSIR: Pettersen, Merrelli Join NASA Mission to Study Ice Clouds
Lake-Effect Snowfall Goes Under a Microscope to Improve Weather Forecasting Models
Researchers at U-M Climate & Space are working to improve snow data collection and the very models that are used to forecast snow storms.
Gulf Offshore Oil and Gas Production Makes Double the Climate Impact Reported
High methane emissions from shallow water platforms underlie the problem, according to research by Associate Professor Eric Kort and the F3UEL project.
Expanding the CYGNSS Mission: Tracking Ocean Microplastics from Space
Microplastic pollution can be spotted from space because its traveling companion alters the roughness of the ocean’s surface.
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.
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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.”