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Aug 2 - 12:00pm - ATL 2400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr Kuishuang Feng
University of Maryland
"Clean air for some: Unintended spillover effects of regional air pollution policies"

Aug 9 - 12:00pm - ATL 3400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr Christopher Hennigan
"NH3 and Halogens"

Dec 5 - 3:30pm - ATL 2400
AOSC Seminar by AOSC Undergraduate Students

Apr 30 - 3:30pm - ATL 2400
AOSC Seminar by AOSC Students

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.

Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Professor and Chairman

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Posted on February 6, 2019
AOSC Alum C.J. Vernon published a first-author paper on his senior thesis research

CJ VernonWe would like to congratulate AOSC alum C.J. Vernon, a U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. who published a first-author paper on his senior thesis research!

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Posted on January 18, 2019
PhD Students Sijal Dangol and Vitaly Kholodovsky Named UMD Global Stewards

The new UMD Global STEWARDS Training Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, welcomed its inaugural cohort of doctoral students in December. Twelve Global STEWARDS from five UMD schools and colleges (SPH, SPP, AGNR, CMNS, BSOS) will come together this year through interdisciplinary training and research opportunities aimed at creating innovative and sustainable solutions that ensure food, energy and water (FEW) security for future generations.

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Posted on January 16, 2019
AOSC Studen Deirdre Dolan Honored as 2018 Merrill Presidential Scholar

Deirdre Dolan with mentors Timothy Canty (right) and Julian Lazarus (left). Photo: Thai Q. NguyenDeirdre Dolan, an atmospheric and oceanic science major, honored Julian Lazarus of Linganore High School in Frederick, Maryland, and Timothy Canty, an associate research professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. “[Professor Timothy Canty] has been my greatest supporter by helping me find internships and other opportunities,” Dolan said. “With his guidance, I have worked to become the first student to be accepted into the five-year combined B.S. and M.S. program in atmospheric and oceanic science. I am extremely grateful to both of my extraordinary mentors who helped me grow into the person I am today.” Canty was also named as a faculty mentor by Merrill Scholars in 2015 and 2016.

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