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“Weather Dance” game combines NCAA basketball and weather prediction

Weather prediction competition modeled on NCAA Tournament is a fun way to encourage interest by K-12 teachers and students in the science curriculum. |Short Read
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an X2.0-class solar flare

Solar storm congressional testimony: ‘The risk is real’

Professor Justin Kasper addresses Senate committee on solar threat to power grid.|Medium Read
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Climate & Space Prof. Ridley comments on new aurorae research in Scientific American

Why Do the Northern and Southern Lights Differ? Scientists have discovered the reason why. |Short Read
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Climate & Space Prof. Bassis comments on Antarctic ice research papers published in Nature

New research shows that melting ice will lead to more trapped heat in some regions and colder temperatures in others.|Short Read
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Prof. Kort co-author on new methane paper in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences

Interpreting contemporary trends in atmospheric methane. |Short Read
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Prof. Moldwin named Fulbright Arctic Chair 2019-2020

“I am delighted and excited to represent the U.S. and the University of Michigan as the Fulbright Arctic Chair. I look forward to learning from and working with colleagues in Norway, and hopefully see the Northern Lights again.”|Short Read
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Prof. Margaret Kivelson receives the Gold Medal in Geophysics from Royal Astronomical Society

“Astronomy and geophysics are disciplines led by an extraordinarily talented group of people. The Royal Astronomical Society recognises the achievements of the very best of these men and women with our medals and awards."|Short Read
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CLaSP CSEM team Receives Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award

The goal of the Center for Space Environment Modeling (CSEM) is to develop high-performance, first-principles based computational models to describe and predict hazardous conditions in the near-earth space environment extending from the sun to the ionosphere, called space weather.|Short Read
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CYGNSS hurricane-tracking satellites reveal Amazon flooding

“These images got us excited about the potential for doing new land-applications science with the CYGNSS data..."|Short Read

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