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Dec 19 - 3:30pm - ATL Atrium
AOSC Commencement Reception

Dec 20 - 11:30am
AOSC/Geology Holiday Party

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

Faculty Spotlight
AOSC Welcomes New Faculty Member Jonathon Poterjoy
AOSC Welcomes Jonathan Poterjoy as an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic science. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Prior to his UMD appointment, Poterjoy held postdoctoral positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Poterjoy develops methods for weather prediction and forecasting, with a focus on tropical cyclones and severe thunderstorms.

Posted on December 12, 2018
PhD Student Sarah Benish on NPR

AOSC PhD student Sarah Benish spent the morning at NPR with Friends of Joe's Big Idea, a program to help scientists become better communicators!


Posted on December 11, 2018
Prof Zeng Named 2018 Highly Cited Researcher

Prof. Zeng is among eight faculty members in the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences are included on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science.

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Posted on October 29, 2018
Assistant Professor Position Available

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a candidate who will develop an active, externally funded research effort that will complement existing areas of expertise within our Department, teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and is able to make use of the unique resources provided by the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, the state of Maryland, as well as the rest of the greater Washington DC region. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to biogeochemical cycles, Chesapeake Bay, modeling the interaction between human and natural systems, the oceans and polar science.

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