Who needs Punxsutawney Phil? A new forecasting tool created with models built by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz just may put the spring-predicting groundhog, who may or may not cast his shadow on Feb. 2, out of work.
A water sensor developed by an entrepreneur and the manager UWM’s Water Technology Accelerator is a finalist in a NASA competition that seeks to spur creation of new technology. The sensors could have application in space as well as on Earth.
UWM Engineering & Applied Science Dean Brett Peters accompanied Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on a trade mission to Israel last month, and they returned home with a signed letter of intent to collaborate on developing new water technology. Under the agreement, the Water Equipment and Policy Center and the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at […]
At the far reaches of the Earth, UWM geologists are exploring the forests that once covered what is now Antarctica some 260 million years ago. They’re hoping to find clues to explain the mass extinction that snuffed out 90 percent of the world’s species.
UWM alums Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster are going to hike 332 miles from Milwaukee to Lake Superior, stopping at locations the Environmental Protection Agency has identified as “areas of concern.”
When the National Parks Service wanted know if spring was coming earlier at many national parks around the U.S., it turned to the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), an online environmental change-tracking resource cofounded by Mark D. Schwartz, UWM distinguished professor of geography. The National Phenology Network provides Start of Spring maps and tools that […]
UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is launching a project to sequence and analyze the DNA of important Lake Michigan species, providing data that scientists and others can use to better preserve and protect precious natural resources.
UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is a partner in a new research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research represents a partnership between nine universities across the Great Lakes region, plus nongovernmental organizations and private businesses. CIGLR is led by the University of Michigan and funded […]
Harvey Bootsma studies, among other things, the yearly discharge of carbon dioxide from from the lake into the atmosphere. The event could offer insights into maintaining a healthy food chain and the role of lakes in climate change.
Paul Roebber can’t change the weather, but he’s still revolutionizing how it’s predicted.