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‘Motion picture’ of past warming paves way for snapshots of future climate change

July 16, 2009

By accurately modeling Earth's last major global warming - and answering pressing questions about its causes - scientists led by University of Wisconsin–Madison and National Center for Atmospheric Research climatologists are unraveling the intricacies of the kind of abrupt climate shifts that may occur in the future.

Hurricanes not likely to disrupt ocean carbon balance

March 30, 2009

Hurricanes are well known for the trail of damage and debris they can leave on land, but less known for the invisible trail left over the ocean by their gale-force winds - a trail of carbon dioxide.

Curiosities: Why does the sky turn green before a tornado?

June 6, 2008

Scott Bachmeier, a research meteorologist at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at UW–Madison, says that particles in the air scatter…

Curiosities: Is every snowflake unique?

December 17, 2007

One fact we know from childhood: every snowflake is unique. Isn’t it?   UW–Madison’s snowflake…

UW space science technology powers Google Earth images

December 12, 2007

Satellite images provide a dramatic view of the Earth and its atmosphere. For timely views of winter weather in Wisconsin or wild fires in California, Google Earth users can now access the most recent high-quality satellite images generated at the Space Science and Engineering Center.

Recent sightings: I can see my house from here

December 6, 2007

Space Science and Engineering Center Space Science and Engineering Center student Jarek Sromovsky works to string holiday lights on a…

Curiosities: What determines the colors of the sky at sunrise and sunset?

November 6, 2007

Photo: Jeff Miller The colors of the sunset result from a phenomenon called scattering, says Steven Ackerman,…

Jordan Gerth: Souping up state weather forecasts

September 6, 2007

Since arriving at UW–Madison from Kenosha in 2005 as a freshman, the atmospheric and oceanic sciences major has taken a lead role in a project that is making campus weather research tools available to frontline forecasters in Wisconsin’s National Weather Service (NWS) regional offices.