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Student Spotlight: Diana Thatcher

Diana Thatcher

Doctoral Student Diana Thatcher is spending February through August 2015 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as a Visiting Graduate Student Fellow. “The Graduate Student Visitor Program is a great chance to experience working outside of AOSS,” Thatcher says.

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Allison SteinerHow pollen might make clouds | MconneX | MichEpedia

The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study from the University of Michigan and Texas A&M shows that the grains might also seed clouds. How clouds affect climate is one of the biggest questions in climate forecasting and this research could help scientists develop more accurate predictions. It could also inform allergy researchers. Read more