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The Parker Solar Probe has passed its last testing hurdle before the scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral later this summer. Read more


Professor Bassis is part of the US-UK International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration which will study the the potential effects of glacier collapse on global sea levels. Read more


Professor Huang is co-Investigator on new NASA Earth Venture mission: PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far InfraRed Experiment). Read more

Professor Ruf honored with a named professorship

ruf-namedFrom Department Chair Professor James Slavin: “I am pleased to share that Professor Chris Ruf has been confirmed by the University of Michigan Regents as the Frederick Bartman Collegiate Professor of Climate and Space Science.

Prof Atreya named Fellow of the Japan Geoscience Union

sushil jpguClimate & Space is very pleased to announce that Professor Sushil Atreya has been named a Fellow of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU), "...“For outstanding contributions to planetary atmospheres research and planetary missions to understand the origin and evolution of planets in our solar system and in extrasolar systems.” Read more...

CLaSP alumna Lois K. Sarno-Smith received Ralph Baldwin Prize in Astrophysics and Space Science

swmf-conferenceClimate & Space alumna, Dr. Lois K. Sarno-Smith received the 2017 Ralph Baldwin Prize in Astrophysics and Space Science. The award was preseted to Dr. Sarno-Smith during a ceremony and lecture at the Climate & Space department on Friday, March 16, 2018 in the Space Research Building. Read more...

Dr. Kuranz is principal author of a new article on supernovae instability for Nature Communications journal

kuranz-supernovaeIn the piece, Climate & Space researcher Dr. Carolyn Kuranz discusses the effects of high-energy fluxes on the development of Rayleigh-Taylor instability in young supernovae remnants. The article, "How high energy fluxes may affect Rayleigh–Taylor instability growth in young supernova remnants", was co-authored with Hye-Sook Park of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and CLaSP Professor R. Paul Drake. Read more...

CLaSP alumnus Paul Gross named Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) named Climate and Space alumnus Paul Gross an AMS Fellow at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas this year. He now becomes one of only four meteorologist in the world ever to be named AMS Fellow, AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, and AMS Certified Consulting MeteorologistRead more...

CLaSP/Los Alamos team wins R&D 100 Award for space weather prediction platform

Several Climate & Space researchers joined forces with a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) team to develop the SHIELDS Space Weather Platform that was selected as a 2017 R&D 100 Award winner this past January. Read more...

CLaSP Students Part of U-M Delegation to United Nations Climate Conference

Climate & Space students were part of a larger U-M delegation to the annual Conference of Parties (aka COP 23) this past November in Bonn, Germany. The two-week conference was the 23rd annual conference to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was adopted in 1992 and signed by U.S. President George H.W. Bush and other world leaders. Read more

Professor Poulsen elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

MGU Student Research Symposium Award Winners 2018

Congratulations to Climate and Space 2018 Graduates!