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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.

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

August 24, 2007

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

Curiosities: What are clouds made of?

April 14, 2007

Question submitted by Jimmy Andruss, 7th Grade, Sennett Middle School.

Preparing for better weather forecasts

March 27, 2007

UW–Madison scientist Allen Huang is at the forefront of preparations for new satellite instruments and the predicted data deluge.

Online tool accesses Wisconsin winter driving conditions, airport delays

February 12, 2007

PDA users can quickly assess conditions on major roads in Wisconsin during a blizzard using the University of Wisconsin–Madison's PDA Animated Weather, or PAW - a PDA-friendly online weather service developed at the UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center.

New satellite tools putting hurricanes in sharper focus

September 16, 2006

A fleet of powerful new visualization tools is giving forecasters an unprecedented look into the anatomy of typhoons and hurricanes, helping refine early-warning systems. Beyond better resolution, these satellite-based tools are helping scientists break tropical cyclones down into their component parts, dissecting some of the forces that create, fuel and steer these dangerous storms.