August 28
AOSC Fall 2014 Orientation

August 29 3:00pm Room 3400
AOSC Special Seminar by Dr. Melanie Rochoux
Environment Canada
"Towards more accurate forecasts of wildfire behavior: Contributions of data assimilation and fire-atmosphere modeling"

September 4
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Joanna Joiner
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
"New satellite measurements related to plant physiological functioning"

September 11
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Steven Fletcher
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
"Additive and Multiplicative Incremental 4DVAR for Mixed Gaussian and Lognormal Distribution Errors"

September 18
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Randy Koster
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
"Efficiency Space” – A Framework for Evaluating Joint Evaporation and Runoff Behavior"

September 25
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Tom Haine
Johns Hopkins University
"Arctic Freshwater Export: Status, Mechanisms, and Prospects"

October 2
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Gordon Hamilton
University of Maine, Climate Change Institute

October 9
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Robert Watson

October 16
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Barton Forman
University of Maryland, Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Towards Multisensor Snow Assimilation: A Simultaneous Radiometric and Gravimetric Framework"

October 23
AOSC Seminar by Sridhar Anandakrishnan
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geoscience

October 30
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Kelly Brunt
NASA Goddard, Cryospheric Science Branch

November 6
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jose Fuentes
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Meteorology

November 13
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jay Zwally
University of Maryland, ESSIC

November 20
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Eric Leuliette

December 4
AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jeffrey Halverson
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
"Forecasting Severe Weather For The Capital Weather Gang"

December 11
"AOSC Student Seminar"

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 National 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
Professor Ross Salawitch takes part in the "Global Chimney" research project in Guam
More than 40 researchers recently visited a sparsely populated part of the western tropical Pacific Ocean—near the island of Guam—known as the “global chimney.” The area boasts the world’s warmest ocean temperatures and vents massive volumes of warm gases from the surface high into the atmosphere, which may shape global climate and air chemistry enough to impact billions of people worldwide

Posted on July 24, 2014
Daryl Kleist joins AOSC as Assistant Professor
Dr. Daryl Kleist is a meteorologist by training, with particular interest in mid-latitude synoptic meteorology, severe weather, forecasting/predictability and data assimilation techniques. He joins us from NOAA NCEP and brings us unique scientific expertise and further strengthens the growing partnership between UMD and the operational community

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