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
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.