UW News

Gregory Hakim

November 10, 2021

New method shows today’s warming ‘unprecedented’ over past 24,000 years

Blue line that rises, then flattens out, then rises sharply

A new effort to reconstruct Earth’s climate since the last ice age, about 24,000 years ago, highlights the main drivers of climate change, and how far out of bounds human activity has pushed the climate system.

November 10, 2016

How lightning strikes can improve storm forecasts

Research shows that real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events.

February 6, 2013

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts


Atmospheric scientists are using pressure readings from some new smartphones and tablet computers to improve short-term thunderstorm forecasts. A weather station in every pocket would offer an unprecedented wealth of data.

November 19, 2009

Greg Hakim to give next MathAcrossCampus colloquium Dec. 3

The next colloquium in the MathAcrossCampus series will be Estimation and Prediction of Complex Systems: Progress in Weather and Climate, to be presented by Greg Hakim, UW associate professor of atmospheric sciences.