Main Page Upcoming Events
Feb 5 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
University of Maryland
"Developing a Modernization Plan for the Uganda Department of Meteorology"

Feb 6 - 12:00pm
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Lee Murray
NASA-GISS & Columbia University
"Characterizing key processes controlling variability in the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere"

Feb 12 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Yan Li
University of Maryland & Peking University
"Biophysical cooling and warming of forests - evidence from satellite observation and climate models"

Feb 19 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Gretchen Mullendore
University of North Dakota

Feb 26 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Gidon Eshel
Bard College
"Feeding a 9-billion people earth: New insights from the US on the role of individual choices"

Mar 5 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Steven Platnick

Mar 12 - 3:58pm
AOSC Seminar by Drs. Lesley Ott and Tom Oda

Mar 26 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Johan Schijf
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
"The role of strong organic ligands in the marine biogeochemistry of trace metals"

Apr 2 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Twila Moon
University of Colorado, Boulder

Apr 9 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Ning Zeng
University of Maryland
"Making SENSE of our environment: monitoring urban air pollution, weather and greenhouse gases with smart sensor network"

Apr 16 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jeffrey Halverson
University of MD, Baltimore County
"Forecasting Severe Weather for The Capital Weather Gang"

Apr 23 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Brian Ancell
Texas Tech University

Apr 30 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by TBD

May 7 - 3:30pm
AOSC Seminar by AOSC Students
University of Maryland

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
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 January 7, 2015
AOSC Graduate Student receives award

Daniel Anderson receives the AGU Outstanding Paper award at the Fall 2014 AGU meeting.

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