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
The UMD campus fluid dynamics community gathered at the Thirteenth Annual Symposium of the Burgers Program on November 16, 2016. Prof. James A. Carton gave a talk on "Arctic Climate Change.” Dr. JungHoon Shin presented his work with Prof. Da-Lin Zhang in the Grad student/postdoc poster session.