Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

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Solar car racing on road in Australia.

Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team

The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read

Solar storm: U-M model’s predictions ‘a remarkable achievement’

A space weather tool Michigan Engineers developed was used to produce animations that show predictions of how the recent storm would distort Earth’s magnetic field. |Medium Read

Hurricane Irma: Engineering researchers involved in forecasts and more

Michigan Engineering professors offer insights into the storm and discuss the ways in which they’re tracking it.|Medium Read
A river floods over a city street.

Atmospheric rivers

Michigan researchers have developed a series of animations to predict when atmospheric rivers will impact land, allowing for better preparation for extreme weather events. |Short Read

Antarctic iceberg: Researchers explain what might happen next

An iceberg the size of Delaware detached from an ice shelf in the Southern Ocean. |Medium Read

If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change?

Richard B. Rood, CLaSP professor, discusses the current state of climate change. |Medium Read
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Airborne nuclear tests can mimic solar storms

Humans can influence space weather.|Short Read

CYGNSS storm-tracking satellites release first data

Ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1.|Short Read
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Forecasting solar storms

To forecast potentially catastrophic space weather, NASA uses a software framework developed at the University of Michigan. |Short Read
SE Elevation of the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.

New U-M Robotics Building named in honor of Ford Motor Company gift

The gift will accelerate construction.|Medium Read
Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

CYGNSS satellite constellation enters Science Operations phase

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites that will take detailed measurement of hurricane windspeeds, has moved into its science operations phase.|Medium Read
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Students embark on 100-year space mission

A team of students will interview 1,000 members of the Michigan community and launch their stories into orbit for 100 years.|Medium Read