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Q: Who was Verner Suomi?

Verner Suomi was born on Dec. 6, 1915, and became a professor at UW-Madison. He is known as the “Father of Satellite Meteorology” because of his historic role in defining that field of study. In the late 1950s, he and … Continue reading

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Is COVID-19 leading to cleaner air?

Many states have implemented lockdowns and shelter-in-place or “safer at home” orders to help contain the spread of the disease caused by the new coronavirus. In these challenging times, our local businesses need your support. Find out how to get … Continue reading

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Wisconsin ‘Weather Guy’ and longtime prof to lead UW-Madison research enterprise

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Will the recent volcano eruptions change global weather patterns?

Spectacular images of volcanic eruptions have recently appeared in the media, including an eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines, which began January 12. At any given time of the year, there are about 50 active volcanoes across the … Continue reading

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What is freezing fog?

Just before Christmas the region was visited by the curious winter phenomenon known as freezing fog. Freezing fog simultaneously covers the landscape with an ephemeral coating of rime ice while testifying to the curious chemical properties of water. Fog, like … Continue reading

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