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UW partners with White House and others to examine campus and community-scale climate change solutions

In spring 2023, thought leaders from colleges and universities across the country convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss how the higher education community is responding to changes in our global climate, and how collectively they can meet the unprecedented challenge of climate change facing the nation and the world. Named the Forum and Workshop on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions, the group explored innovative sustainability and resilience solutions being developed, demonstrated and taught on campuses and how these solutions can be expanded to and implemented on other campuses in the surrounding communities and beyond. 

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UW atmospheric scientist participating in field campaign to improve Western snowfall, drought forecasts

University of Washington atmospheric scientist Lynn McMurdie has led campaigns to measure rain and snowfall in places ranging from Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to Argentina to the Eastern U.S. Now she’s among the leaders of a field campaign in Colorado to better understand and forecast snowfall in the mountains of the Western U.S. A scientific expedition this coming winter in Colorado’s Yampa Valley will improve forecasts of snowfall and estimates of how climate change will impact snowpack and water availability in mountainous regions of the West. 

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UW-led project to study ozone, atmospheric layers a finalist for next-generation NASA satellite

a photo showing layers of colors of the earth's atmosphere

A project led by the University of Washington to better understand our atmosphere’s complexity is a finalist for NASA’s next generation of Earth-observing satellites. The space agency this week announced the projects that will each receive $5 million to advance to the next stage and conduct a one-year concept study. STRIVE seeks to better understand the troposphere that we inhabit and the stratosphere above it, where the ozone layer is, as well as the interface where these two layers meet. 

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