Main Page Upcoming Events
Aug 26 - 8:30am - CSS 2400
2016 Graduate Student Orientation

Sep 8 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Mitchell Goldberg
NOAA/NESDIS
"Improving Societal Benefit Areas from Applications Enhanced by the Joint Polar Satellite System"

Sep 15 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr Nickolay Krotkov
NASA/GSFC
"Satellite Retrievals of Air Quality and Climate Relevant Trace Gases at Goddard Space Flight Center"

Sep 22 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Peter Black
NOAA UAS Program Office/Cherokee Nation Technologies, LLC
"Optimizing Operational Global Hawk Flight Patterns (SHOUT Project) with Respect to High-impact Weather Systems to Maximize TC Model Intensity and Structure Forecast Improvements"

Sep 29 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Yasin Elshorbany
NASA/GSFC
"TBA"

Oct 6 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. John Burrows
University of Bremen, Germany
"TBA"

Oct 13 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jim Crawford
NASA/LaRC, VA
"TBA"

Oct 20 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. William Boos
Yale University
"The zonally resolved atmospheric energy budget: a theory for regional precipitation change"

Oct 27 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jeffrey Halverson
UMBC, MD
"The Thundery Summer of 2016: A Review of Severe Weather Events in the D.C. Region, Including the Ellicott City Flash Flood"

Nov 3 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Ivanka Stagjner
NOAA/NWS
"TBA"

Nov 10 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Prof. Chris Bretherton
University of Washington, WA
"TBA"

Nov 17 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Mr. Reed Schuler
U.S. Department of State
"TBA"

Dec 1 - 3:30pm - CSS 2400
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Flavio Iturbide-Sanchez
NOAA/NESDIS
"TBA"

Dec 9 - 11:30am - CSS 2400
AOSC Brown Bag by Dr. Wolfgang Steinbrecht
York University
"TBA"

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
Dr. Derrick Lampkin's research highlighted in Berkley Science Center documentary
The importance of large ice masses in the climate system has gained focus in recent years. It has become imperative that the public at all levels are informed about how these great masses influence our climate and particularly in a warmer future. Dr. Derrick Lampkin has recently completed a documentary for the Berkley Science Center and the media company Amplify which seeks to impact young minds. The short video segments are designed to highlight Dr. Lampkin’s research on ice sheet dynamics and response to warming temperatures and to raise awareness of their overall importance in the study of climate change. The videos will be integrated into multi-model educational exercises target for the middle school curriculum. The program will feature other documentaries of Earth Scientist, each specializing in a particular area of research. It is expected that this curriculum package will reach approximately 30% of all middle schools in the US.

Greenland Ice Sheet Documentary
News
Posted on August 1, 2016
OPENS SEARCH FOR ESSIC DIRECTOR/UMD FACULTY

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).

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