Main Page Upcoming Events
Oct 27 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Prof. Jeffrey Halverson
"The Thundery Summer of 2016: A Review of Severe Weather Events in the D.C. Region, Including the Ellicott City Flash Flood"

Oct 28 - 11:30am - CSS 3400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Xinrong Ren
"Methane Emissions from the Marcellus Shale in Southwest Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia Based on Airborne Measurements"

Nov 3 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Ivanka Stajner
"NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS)"

Nov 4 - 11:30am - CSS 3400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Anne Thompson

Nov 10 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Prof. Chris Bretherton
University of Washington, WA

Nov 11 - 11:30am - CSS 3400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. William Stockwell
Howard University
"Coupled Atmospheric Chemistry Schemes for Modeling Regional and Global Atmospheric Chemistry"

Nov 17 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Gerald Nedoluha
Naval Research Lab
"Two Decades of Ground-based Microwave Measurements of the Middle Atmosphere"

Nov 18 - 11:30am - CSS 3400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Akua Asa-Awuku
University of Maryland College Park
"Understanding Atmospheric Aerosols"

Dec 1 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Flavio Iturbide-Sanchez

Dec 2 - 11:30am - CSS 3400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Donifan Barahona
"Aerosol effects on ice clouds"

Dec 9 - 11:30am - CSS 2400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Wolfgang Steinbrecht
York University

Feb 16 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. David Turner
NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Mar 16 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi

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
Dr. Derrick Lampkin's research highlighted in Berkley Science Center documentary
The importance of large ice masses in the climate system has gained focus in recent years. It has become imperative that the public at all levels are informed about how these great masses influence our climate and particularly in a warmer future. Dr. Derrick Lampkin has recently completed a documentary for the Berkley Science Center and the media company Amplify which seeks to impact young minds. The short video segments are designed to highlight Dr. Lampkin’s research on ice sheet dynamics and response to warming temperatures and to raise awareness of their overall importance in the study of climate change. The videos will be integrated into multi-model educational exercises target for the middle school curriculum. The program will feature other documentaries of Earth Scientist, each specializing in a particular area of research. It is expected that this curriculum package will reach approximately 30% of all middle schools in the US.

Greenland Ice Sheet Documentary
Posted on October 5, 2016
Honors for AOSC Faculty and Alums

This week faculty member Tony Busalacchi is formally being inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Tony has also, as you know, taken on Directorship of UCAR.

This month distinguished alumnus Dr. Curtis Mobley (*77) will be presented with the 2016 Oceanography Society Jerlov award for his work on applying radiative transfer theory to optical oceanography and ocean color remote sensing, and his hydrolight software.

In January Professor Zhanqing Li is adding to his already crowded award collection, by being appointed as a 2017 AMS fellow, to match his Fellow appointments in the AAAS and AGU.

Posted on October 3, 2016
Meet America's Super Polluters

AOSC and Maryland Department of the Environment research featured in USA Today article.

Posted on August 1, 2016

The University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) is conducting an open search for the Director of its Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC).

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