September 18
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Randy Koster
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
"Efficiency Space” – A Framework for Evaluating Joint Evaporation and Runoff Behavior"

September 25
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Tom Haine
Johns Hopkins University
"Arctic Freshwater Export: Status, Mechanisms, and Prospects"

October 2
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Gordon Hamilton
University of Maine, Climate Change Institute

October 9
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Robert Watson

October 16
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Barton Forman
University of Maryland, Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Towards Multisensor Snow Assimilation: A Simultaneous Radiometric and Gravimetric Framework"

October 23
AOSC Seminar by Sridhar Anandakrishnan
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geoscience

October 30
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Kelly Brunt
NASA Goddard, Cryospheric Science Branch

November 6
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jose Fuentes
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Meteorology

November 13
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jay Zwally
University of Maryland, ESSIC

November 20
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Eric Leuliette

December 4
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jeffrey Halverson
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
"Forecasting Severe Weather For The Capital Weather Gang"

December 11
"AOSC Student Seminar"

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 National 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 September 17, 2014
Dr. Susanto leads oceanographics cruise in the Lombok Strait

AOSC research scientist Dwi Susanto deploys a towed oceanographic measurement system in Lombok Strait between island of Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. these measurements help to quantify the exchanges between the western Pacific Ocean and the eastern Indian Ocean, a key part of the general circulation of the ocean.

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