It appears that some folks at U-M are REALLY into the Weather Channel. It looks like the U will be taking the lead in a $152 NASA satellite project that will help better predict hurricanes and extreme weather.
"The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds throughout the life cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes. It's a constellation of small satellites that will be carried to orbit on a single launch vehicle."
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