Extreme Weather

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
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Tom Logan wins American Association of Geographers student paper award

U-M IOE PhD candidate, Tom Logan, has won the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) J. X. Kasperson Student Paper Award from the Hazards, Risk, and Disasters section of AAG.|Short Read
Amazon basin

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
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
Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast. Photo courtesy of the NOAA

Hurricane Florence: U-M researchers forecast impacts

More than 2 million people could lose power, and flooding is the major concern for several reasons.|Medium Read
Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

CYGNSS’ ocean achievements pave way for land applications

18 months after the satellites launched, researchers are still discovering new study opportunities.|Medium Read
A photo of three snow plows clearing a busy highway of snow

Bomb cyclone

On January 4th, 2018 a crazy weather event slammed into the Northeast United States coast. This phenomenon is known as a bomb cyclone.|Short Read
Navid Yazdi

Evigia founder Navid Yazdi creates essential sensor networks

Alumnus Navid Yazdi develops sensors that accomplish incredible tasks.|Medium Read

Predicting a hurricane’s impact with big data

A research team prepares weather models that will predict a storm’s impact on the electrical infrastructure. |Short Read

Hurricane Irma: Engineering researchers involved in forecasts and more

Michigan Engineering professors offer insights into the storm and discuss the ways in which they’re tracking it.|Medium Read
A river floods over a city street.

Atmospheric rivers

Michigan researchers have developed a series of animations to predict when atmospheric rivers will impact land, allowing for better preparation for extreme weather events. |Short Read
Illustration of CYGNSS

CYGNSS storm-tracking satellites release first data

Ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1.|Short Read