Ankur Desai Honored with Mid-Career Award

Ankur Desai, an affiliate of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS) in the College of Letters and Science, was recently awarded the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists — one of the highest honors bestowed by AGU.

MWCASC Hosts First Annual Meeting at UW-Madison

On August 26–27, 2022, the University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted the first annual gathering of the USGS Midwest Climate Adaption Science Center (MWCASC) where over 90 individuals from across the Midwest met to share research, discuss management priorities, and provide training and professional development for students and post-docs. 

Enlightening Lightning

Lightning storms, lightning bugs, Lightning McQueen — the sky’s electrostatic discharge has been the stuff of entertainment and legend for time immemorial.

Living History

On June 20, 2022, a small flotilla could be seen off the southwest shoreline of Teewąąšikhomįik, He Who Lies There (English name, Lake Mendota). The air was still, as was the water, while the group …

Director’s Cut

I am writing to introduce myself as the new director of CHE. It is a very great privilege to take over responsibility for an organization that plays such a vibrant role in the life of …

Fortifying Farmland

Anyone who’s driven through rural Wisconsin — or had their eye pressure checked — is familiar with the idyllic picture of the Midwest: a two-lane road between rolling pastures leading to a little red farmhouse.