The University of Maryland
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science,
part of the Earth Sciences Program that includes the collocated
Earth System Sciences Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC),
offers graduate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and
climate and earth sciences.
The curriculum allows each student a choice of one of three areas of concentration:
- Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans,
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and
- Climate and Earth Sciences.
The Department is particularly strong in atmosphereic chemistry and air pollution,
mesoscale to global numerical weather prediction, data assimilation,
earth sciences and climate, physical oceanography, remote sensing,
and dynamics with predictability.
These strengths are reinforced by strong collaborations leading to joint research topics
with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Maryland Departments of the Environment
and of National Resources, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction
of the National Weather Service, and the NOAA Satellite and Air Research Laboratories,
all of which are located near the campus.
Interdisciplinary programs with the Departments of Geology, Physics, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Geography, the Marine-Estuarine
Environmental Science, and Hydrology (within the School of Engineering) are also
Community ~people and organizations associated with the University of Maryland
AOS Department include:
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