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Masters’ gift assists CLaSP students

The Fund provides need-based support to students and student programs in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP).|Short Read
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$3.46M to combine supercomputer simulations with big data

By improving large physics models on the fly, U-M faculty will advance aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.|Medium Read
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Jeremy Bassis

Jeremy Bassis, an assistant professor in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, studies glaciers both past and present to better predict the future of the ice sheets over Greenland and Antarctica – and the implications for humans.|Medium Read
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In memoriam: Claudia Alexander

Alumna Claudia Alexander passed away on July 11, 2015 following a ten year battle with breast cancer.|Medium Read
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WunderStation named one of the seven wonders of the modern world

Slate recently named the collaborative weather forecast created by the Weather Underground as one of the top technological marvels of the contemporary age.|Short Read
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Pollen and clouds: April flowers bring may showers?

Researchers have found that pollen grains might seed clouds, demonstrating an unexpected way that trees and plants might be affecting the climate. |Medium Read
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How pollen might make clouds

Michigan engineers were able to see that when pollen breaks down it can indeed produce particles that are small enough to seed cloud growth. |Short Read
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Six things you didn’t know about MESSENGER’s Mercury crash

The MESSENGER spacecraft is expected to crash into Mercury on April 30. We asked Jim Raines, assistant research scientist and MESSENGER team member, to help quantify the crash. |Short Read
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Christopher Ruf

Ruf directs the Remote Sensing group at Michigan, building instruments and developing algorithms that give us information about earth’s weather and climate collected from vantage points in space.|Medium Read
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Flight of the methane hunters

At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest.|Medium Read
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Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end

A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun -- just as NASA intended. |Short Read
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High-tech robotics center coming to U-Michigan

The U-M Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project on April 16. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for Hayward Street just east of the Space Research Building on North Campus.|Medium Read