Climate Change

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi with the Emperor and Empress of Japan

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi welcomes Emperor and Empress of Japan at IGARSS 2019

Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|Short Read
Asst. Prof. Gretchen Keppel-Aleks

Asst. Prof. Keppel-Aleks to receive environmental award from American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Recognition for outstanding contributions in the area of global environmental change. |Short Read
Prof. Christiane Jablonowski

Prof. Jablonowski appointed to the NCAR/CESM Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

The Community Earth Systems model (CESM) is part of the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) at NCAR. |Short Read
Smoke rises into the air from a power plant

Climate change: Why removing CO2 from the air isn’t enough

Switching to large scale renewable resources is the only way to curb extreme carbon capture costs.|Medium Read
View of a city skyline from an aircraft

East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as EPA estimated

The first study to examine natural gas losses across many cities suggests leaky pipes and inefficient appliances are major culprits.|Medium Read
Mostafa Zaky

Counting snowflakes for better water resource management

Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.|Short Read
Elizabeth Agee in the Amazon rainforest.

Hands-on in the Amazon

As the climate changes, a grad student and mom decodes the math that drives the rainforest.|Medium Read
Climate & Space 2019 expedition to Greenland

Climate & Space leads historic expedition to Greenland

Professor Perry Samson and a team of undergraduates and faculty from the University of Michigan, the University at Albany, and Virginia Tech will retrace the steps of a 1926 University of Michigan scientific expedition to Greenland. |Medium Read
A dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Daniel J Bryant/Getty

Soot, sulfate, dust and the climate — three ways through the fog

How much have aerosol particles slowed warming? Climate & Space Prof. Joyce Penner sets out priorities for a coordinated campaign of observations and modelling.|Short Read
Satellite photo of the Great Lakes. Photo: NASA

Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes

University of Michigan experts say the rapid transitions between extreme high and low water levels in the Great Lakes represent the “new normal.” |Short Read
Methane hot spot

Asst. Prof. Eric Kort discusses rising methane levels in new Wired article

“Is atmospheric methane increasing as a consequence of climate change, not of our direct emissions? Are some thresholds being passed? It is a wicked problem, but it’s not unsolvable.”|Short Read
Streets inundated by heavy rain in the city. Getty Images.

Opinion: Wave of flooding a wake-up call

'The set of global catastrophic events over the past month serve not only as warnings, but as a call to action.'|Short Read