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
Seventh and eighth grade students at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs recently participated in a discussion on climate change with climate specialist Ross Salawitch — a professor in the department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland.
"Twenty Questions and Answers About the Ozone Layer: 2018 Update" was released today. The document is part of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion report issued by the World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, NOAA, NASA, and the European Commission. Lead author is our own Prof Ross Salawitch. Co-authors include Laura A. McBride (UMD, Dept of CHEM) and Walter R. Tribett (UMD, Dept of AOSC). More
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