Climate Change

Stephen Forrest at town hall

Commission on Carbon Neutrality talks progress, environmental justice at town hall

Prof. Stephen Forrest, who serves as co-chair of the commission, attended the forum to address concerns and give updates on the plan of action. |Medium Read
CLASP Assoc. Prof Huang FORUM

Assoc. Prof. Huang co-investigator on new ESA satellite mission

CLASP faculty member now co-investigator on two missions studying the far-infrared section of the electromagnetic spectrum for clues on climate change. |Medium Read
A crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, taken by helicopter. Ice shelves near both of the planet's poles are disintegrating at unexpectedly rapid rates. Photo by Jim Behrens. ​

Why sea level rise models have been wrong

A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC's latest report.|Short Read
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