Dr. Tuija Pulkkinen joins Climate & Space
Prof. Steiner part of leadership team for new U-M Biosciences Initiative institute
Prof. Allison Steiner is co-principal investigator for the new Institute for Global Change Biology. The institute is one of five large (and four smaller) project finalists to receive a grant under U-M President Mark Schlissel's Biosciences Initiative. Read more...
Prof. Penner elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
Assoc. Prof. Huang to serve as journal editor, committee chair for American Meteorological Society
Parker Solar Probe breaks two world records on its way to the Sun
BepiColombo mission to study Mercury successfully launched
For only the third time in history, a spacecraft will visit Mercury to shed light not only on the planet’s own long-standing, fundamental mysteries, but on the formation and evolution of the solar system as well. Read more...
CLaSP names three new Associate Chairs
The Climate and Space department recently added three new Associate Chair roles to help facilitate and implement forward-looking department initiatives and goals. The three Associate Chairs will each be responsible for a principal area of focus, and will work with the various committees that align with these areas. Read more...
CLaSP welcomes two new faculty
Tornado Camp 2018
This past summer Climate & Space students set off on a quest to chase and study tornadoes and severe weather in “Tornado Alley” on the plains of Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Students Austin McDowell, Erin Maher, Karlie Wells, and Brandon Molina drove across the country to attend the annual storm-chasing event, and shared dispatches from the field in their pursuit of storms.
Tornado Camp is the nickname given to a severe weather experiment organized by former CLaSP Professor Derek Posselt and CLaSP alumnus and former visiting Professor Chris Weiss of Texas Tech. The participants spent about three weeks to a month driving around the flat plains of Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma looking for tornadoes.
We wanted our students to tell us in their own words about their experiences during Tornado Camp, so we asked them to write up “short reflections” of the trip. In true CLaSP style, they delivered several times over. Click the links below to read the essays.