Since 1948 we have grown into one of the leading departments in our field of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. We have strong graduate and undergraduate programs which are nationally recognized. We graduate about 15 Ph.D. and M.S. students each year; our graduates are active in research labs and universities around the world. We graduate approximately 20 B.S. students each year; they choose options allowing a focus on weather systems or general atmospheric science.

Our faculty of 17 has long maintained breadth and special strength in three areas:

  • Climate systems, including the ocean
  • Satellite and remote sensing
  • Weather systems, including synoptic-dynamic meteorology

We pursue research with a combination of theory, modeling, and diagnostic studies. We support this work with a foundation of first-year graduate core courses, and an appealing range of electives for both graduate and undergraduate students.

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