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Climate & Space researcher receives Catalyst Grant from Graham Sustainability Institute

"This team of U-M and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers will bring together stakeholders to co-develop an ice forecasting tool to better communicate critical information on lake conditions and strengthen key partnerships for the Great Lakes."|Short Read
Weather moving across the United States on January 29, 2019. Photo: Nasa

Polar vortex: U-M researchers explain impacts

Electric vehicles will have reduced range, and batteries won't charge as readily. But beyond the cold Midwest, more of the globe is experiencing record highs.|Medium Read

WEMU interviews Asst. Prof. Kort on methane pipeline leakage

Methane pipeline leakage could have a potentially much larger effect on global warming than carbon dioxide. |Short Read

Climate & Space names three new Associate Chairs

The new positions will assist the Department Chair on strategic initiatives and goals. |Short Read

Asst. Prof. Adames-Corraliza receives 2018 James R. Holton Award at AGU conference

The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding scientific research and accomplishments of early career scientists.|Short Read
NASA photo of Great Lakes region

Prof. Rood co-authors paper on Great Lakes water level change implications

Recent water level changes across Earth's largest lake system and implications for future variability|Short Read
BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of.|Medium Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus of the University of Michigan

Urgent climate action: How engineers are heeding IPCC’s call

Efforts are underway to reduce CO2, develop sustainable energy, and adapt to a warmer future.|Medium Read
Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast. Photo courtesy of the NOAA

Hurricane Florence: U-M researchers forecast impacts

More than 2 million people could lose power, and flooding is the major concern for several reasons.|Medium Read
An artist’s rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun

Touching the Sun to protect the Earth

A Q&A with Justin Kasper on going where no probe has gone before.|Medium Read
Members of the Parker Solar Probe team examine and align one of the spacecraft’s two solar arrays on May 31, 2018. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

Part 7: The end of the mission

The clock on the Parker Solar Probe will start ticking when it runs out of fuel used to make the attitude adjustments necessary to keep the craft’s key components protected behind the heat shield. |Short Read
The Delta IV Heavy will launch NASA's upcoming Parker Solar Probe mission in July 2018. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky

Part 6: The big send-off

The power and fuel capacity of the Delta IV, along with an eventual gravity assist from Venus, will get the solar probe velocity down to a point where it can orbit the sun.|Short Read