December 20
Campus Commencement - Procession at 6:40 pm - Ceremony at 7:00pm

December 21
CMNS Commencement @ Cole Field House - Procession at 5:45 pm - Ceremony at 6:00pm
Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. The Department, part of the Earth Sciences Program that includes the collocated Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and climate earth sciences.

The department's research strengths are reinforced by strong collaborations leading to joint research topics with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland Departments of the Environment and of Natural Resources, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction of the National Weather Service, the NOAA Satellite and Air Research Laboratories, all of which are located near the campus.

James Carton, Professor and Chairman

Faculty Spotlight
Professor Zhanqing Li receives two honors from American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Dr. Li was recently elected to be a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and will receive the Yoram J. Kaufman Award, both at the AGU's Fall Meeting in San Francisco in December this year. His election to the fellowship is cited "for (his) outstanding achievement in remote sensing of radiation, cloud, aerosol, and precipitation properties and application to today's climate problems". ...more...

Posted on November 24, 2014
Dr Zeng leads the investigation about the increase of atmospheric CO2
A paper published in Nature magazine led by Prof. Ning Zeng published in the 20 November 2014 issue of Nature suggests the agricultural revolution has been the primary driver of the increase in the seasonal amplitude of atmospheric CO2 over the past 5 decades.

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