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Professor Mark Moldwin honored with Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship

Professor Mark Moldwin has been appointed to an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship for his contributions to undergraduate education by the U-M Board of Regents. |Short Read
Model of the rapid disintegration cycle of the expansive ice sheet that once covered much of North America.

How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

The behavior of an ancient ice sheet—called Laurentide—has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new research findings at U-M not only explain this but could also add evidence that climate change could drastically raise sea levels. |Medium Read
Wunderground team sitting in tv studio together Democratizing weather

Harnessing the early internet and bringing real-time weather to our daily lives.|Medium Read
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Professor Mark Moldwin receives the 2016 Waldo E. Smith Union Award

The award is meant to honor those who have played unique leadership roles. |Short Read
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Joyce Penner

Penner develops mathematical and computer models to help us better understand what how aerosols and clouds interact and how that affects the climate.|Medium Read
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The Michigan NASA connection

Early prominence in upper atmospheric probes leads to an outsized role in the U.S. space program.|Medium Read
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Hurricane tracking satellites successfully launched

NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
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Student Arun Nagpal develops new ENG 100 section to spotlight space science

UM-SEDS co-President Arun Nagpal develops ENG 100 section to expose freshman to space science and atmospheric sensing.|Long Read
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Hurricane-tracking satellite fleet readies for launch

Launch is fast approaching for a $151 million, University of Michigan-led NASA satellite mission that will help improve forecasts of hurricane track, intensity and storm surge.|Medium Read
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Detroit observatory: Michigan’s meteorological legacy

One man, one building and one telescope introduced Michigan minds to much more than just the night sky.|Medium Read
A model of the activity in the magnetosphere of a planet when there is a solar storm. Model: University of Michigan

Solar storms: Regional forecasts now possible

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Rice University have developed a new tool to help forecast solar storms and their effects on the power grid and communication satellites.|Medium Read
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Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time

Researchers have flown aircraft over an oil and gas field and pinpointed – with unprecedented precision – sources of the greenhouse gas methane in real time.|Medium Read