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