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  EnviroEducation.com - Environmental Majors and Programs - Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric Science is the study of the atmosphere, including the physical processes of the atmosphere, and the atmosphere's interaction with the earth's land and oceans.
The main sub-disciplines of Atmospheric Science are meteorology and climatology, and professionals use numerical computer models of the local or global airflow to guide weather prediction and storm forecasting and aid in understanding environmental conditions such as air pollution.
Atmospheric Science students can expect to study of many disciplines, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and applied fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology, and optics.
www.enviroeducation.com /majors-programs/atmos-sci.html   (430 words)

The broader term "atmospheric science" often is used to describe the combination of meteorology and other branches of physical science that are involved in studying the atmosphere.
Atmospheric scientists are working to assess the threat of global warming by collecting and analyzing past and present data on worldwide temperature trends.
While most atmospheric scientists doubt that the drought of 1988 marked the beginning of long-term global warming, some are looking closely at the causes of droughts and their impacts on agriculture.
www.ametsoc.org /AMS/pubs/careers.html   (5055 words)

 Atmospheric sciences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atmospheric sciences is an umbrella term for the study of the atmosphere, its processes, the effects other systems have on the atmosphere, and the effects of the atmosphere on these other systems.
Climatology is the study of atmospheric changes (both long and short-term) that define average climates and their change over time, due to both natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate variability or global warming.
Atmospheric science has been extended to the field of planetary science and the study of the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atmospheric_sciences   (150 words)

 Oceanography and Marine Science
Atmospheric Sciences within OSU is at the forefront of advancing knowledge in atmosphere-ocean interactions, climate variability and change, and atmospheric boundary layer processes.
Atmospheric sciences within COAS seeks to understand variability of the atmosphere-ocean climate system on subseasonal to decadal and longer timescales, and seeks to understand natural and anthropogenic climate change.
COAS faculty conduct research in atmospheric physics and chemistry, with active ongoing research efforts in measuring the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosol particles, cloud droplets, and precipitation from the ground and aircraft.
www.coas.oregonstate.edu /index.cfm?fuseaction=content.display&id=180   (442 words)

 Atmospheric scientists
Atmospheric science is the study of the atmosphere—the blanket of air covering the Earth.
A bachelor’s degree in meteorology or atmospheric science, or in a closely related field with courses in meteorology, usually is the minimum educational requirement for an entry-level position as an atmospheric scientist.
For example, hydrometeorology is the blending of hydrology (the science of Earth’s water) and meteorology, and is the field concerned with the effect of precipitation on the hydrologic cycle and the environment.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos051.htm   (2155 words)

 Division of Atmospheric Sciences - Directorate for Geosciences - NSF Guide to Programs FY 2004
Included are studies of the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of Earth's upper and lower atmospheres and its space environment; research on climate processes and variations; and studies to understand the natural global cycles of gases and particles in Earth's atmosphere.
The program also supports research on chemical reactions among atmospheric species, the sources and sinks of important trace gases and aerosols, aqueous-phase atmospheric chemistry, the transport of gases and aerosols throughout the atmosphere, and improved methods for measuring the concentrations of trace species and their fluxes into and out of the atmosphere.
Supports research on the magnetized plasma envelope of the outer atmosphere, including energization by solar wind; the origin of geomagnetic storms and substorms; the population by solar and ionospheric sources; the origin of electric fields; the coupling among the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and atmosphere; and waves and instabilities in the natural plasma.
www.nsf.gov /od/lpa/news/publicat/nsf04009/geo/atm.htm   (1990 words)

 Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences : Atmospheric Sciences
The curriculum in Atmospheric Science emphasizes the scientific study of the behavior of weather and climate, and applications to the important practical problems of weather forecasting and climate prediction.
The curriculum includes a strong foundation in basic mathematics and science courses; core courses in atmospheric thermodynamics, atmospheric dynamics, and synoptic meteorology; and choices among a variety of Atmospheric Science electives.
Atmospheric Science students often supply weather information and forecasts to local media outlets and to area residents calling the "weatherphone", either by telephone or the internet.
www.eas.cornell.edu /fbxk/atmos.cfm   (669 words)

 Atmospheric Sciences Program
The Atmospheric Sciences graduate degree program began within the Department of Physics at UNR, with faculty members from the Desert Research Institute responsible for the curriculum and specialized instruction.
Atmospheric science graduate students may focus primarily on atmospheric physics, where they might concentrate on atmospheric motions, cloud physics, remote sensing techniques, climate change, air pollutant transport, or atmospheric optics.
DRI is divided into five centers: the Atmospheric Sciences Center, the Biological Sciences Center, the Energy and Environmental Engineering Center, the Quaternary Sciences Center, and the Water Resources Center, with offices and laboratories in Reno and Las Vegas.
physics.unr.edu /grad/atmospheric.html   (532 words)

 Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences is a wide-ranging discipline that includes topics as diverse as weather forecasting, global warming, air quality, Pacific Northwest weather and climate, mountain weather, marine weather, El Nino, the ozone hole, ice ages, and the weather of Mars.
However, students of atmospheric sciences should have in common a sound background in the fundamentals of physics and applied mathematics and an interest in complex natural phenomena.
A student entering the department, having already earned an M.S. degree in the atmospheric sciences or a closely related discipline, may submit his or her M.S. thesis for evaluation in the first week of the autumn quarter of the student's second academic year in the department.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/atmos_sci.html   (1441 words)

 NCSU: MEAS: Prospective Undergraduate Students: Atmospheric Sciences
The field of atmospheric science includes a diverse array of topics and applications, including the study of climate and climate change, air pollution and the associated environmental impacts, weather analysis and forecasting, remote sensing, atmospheric physics and dynamics, and interactions between the atmosphere and other components of the earth system.
A strong high school foundation in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences), mathematics (analytic geometry and calculus), and in communication skills (speaking and writing) is essential.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality: Field and laboratory measurements of atmospheric-biospheric interactions, cloud chemistry, atmospheric photochemical oxidants, and chemical characterization of aerosols.
www.meas.ncsu.edu /02-p-ug-atmos.html   (757 words)

 ULM Atmospheric Sciences
The University of Louisiana-Monroe's Atmospheric Sciences program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree that prepares graduates for a career as a professional meteorologist and/or for entry into graduate school in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences.
Over the past few decades, the word "meteorology" has come to be more closely associated with the study of weather and the term "atmospheric sciences" has come to have a broader meaning, which includes not only meteorology but the study of other aspects of the Earth's atmosphere.
Our curriculum includes 43 semester hours of atmospheric science courses, 17 hours of mathematics, eight hours of technical physics, and courses in chemistry, computer science, geology, biology, English composition, speech, technical writing, social science, fine arts, and other free electives.
www.geos.ulm.edu /atmosphericscience/index.htm   (299 words)

 Department of Atmospheric Sciences - Faculty
Atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, aerosol physics and chemistry, chemistry-climate interactions, regional and global scale atmospheric chemical modeling.
Atmospheric Trace Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles, Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions, Analytical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences.
Atmospheric radiative transfer, remote sensing, and numerical modeling of the optical properties of nonspherical particles and its application pyang@ariel.met.tamu.edu
www.met.tamu.edu /personnel/faculty/orville/Glossary.htm   (484 words)

 Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University
The atmospheric science classes are Climate Change (2nd year), Introduction to Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Physics I (Atmospheric Thermodynamics) and II (Introduction to Aerosol and Cloud Physics), Synoptic Meteorology I and II, Atmospheric Dynamics I and II, Physical Oceanography, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Numerical Modelling of Atmospheres and Oceans.
Applications to the atmospheric science programme can be made through the Departments of Physics and Atmospheric Science (programme and application information) and Oceanography (programme and application information).
The graduate-level atmospheric science classes are Introduction to Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Physics I (Atmospheric Thermodynamics) and II (Introduction to Aerosol and Cloud Physics), Synoptic Meteorology I and II, Atmospheric Dynamics I and II, Physical Oceanography, Atmospheric Chemistry, Numerical Modelling of Atmospheres and Oceans, and Cloud Physics (Dynamics).
www.atm.dal.ca   (903 words)

 Atmospheric Sciences Research Group Home Page
One of the nice tradeoffs about having to endure such long cold winters in interior Alaska is being able to regularly observe optical phenomena such as halos, arcs, pillars and sundogs.
These phenomena sometimes form in cirrus clouds high in the atmosphere, but they can also be generated by gently falling ice crystals, also known as “diamond-dust”, that nucleate out on clear cold humid days near the surface.
It is most often observed in alto-cumulus or lenticular clouds but the most spectacular displays occur in rare nacreous (mother-of-pearl) clouds which form in the stratosphere in the high latitudes.
www.gi.alaska.edu /AtmosSci   (522 words)

 Atmospheric Sciences
Research topics include experimental and modeling studies of chemical processes in the stratosphere and troposphere, regional and global air pollution, exchange of carbon dioxide and reactive gases with the biosphere, life cycles of aerosol particles, and the effects of changes in atmospheric composition on climate.
Research topics include the study of weather, climate, global atmospheric and oceanic circulations, atmosphere-ocean exchange of energy and water, and other physical processes that affect present, past and future climate and climate variability.
Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics - Brian Farrell, Dan Schrag, Eli Tziperman, Zhiming Kuang
www-as.harvard.edu   (138 words)

 Atmospheric Chemistry Earth Sciences Science
- The overall scientific goal of ACD is to identify and quantify the natural and anthropogenic processes that regulate the chemical composition of the troposphere and middle atmosphere and to assess future changes caused by human activities.
- Research is focused on the chemical and transport processes that determine atmospheric composition, dynamics, and climate, including man-made perterbations to those processes.
- The Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry is devoted to the study of the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere, the emphasis being laid on the region below about 100 km.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Science/Earth_Sciences/Atmospheric_Chemistry   (1134 words)

 CAS - Center for Atmospheric Sciences
The Center for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) is located at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
We have a threefold focus of closely related objectives: fundamental research; education at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and outreach to the public, university, and K-12 communities.
CAS is especially devoted to increasing the participation of minorities in the field of atmospheric sciences.
cas.hamptonu.edu   (154 words)

 Atmospheric Physics Earth Sciences Science
- The mission of the Atmospheric Physics Branch (SGP) is to advance the scientific knowledge and understanding of the physical processes that determine the behavior of the atmosphere on earth.
Remote sensing of atmospheres of Earth and Mars.
- The Atmospheric Physics Group's main research is concentrated on improving our understanding of the physics and chemistry that determine the structure and composition of the middle and upper atmosphere.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Science/Earth_Sciences/Atmospheric_Physics   (559 words)

 Atmospheric Sciences
The Atmospheric Sciences section studies atmospheric processes that affect agricultural and forestry production as well as human health and the environment.
We help industry deal with emissions through atmospheric diffusion modeling and monitoring, allowing them to take the steps to keep their operations viable.
SRC Atmospheric Sciences is recognized as a North American leader in monitoring pesticide spray drift and in assessing sprayer technologies.
www.src.sk.ca /html/research_technology/environment/atmospheric_sciences   (165 words)

 Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Home Page
The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences prepares students for professional careers in environmental science and meteorology, and research careers in climate dynamics, atmospheric chemistry and air quality, oceanography, aqueous geochemistry and biogeochemistry, paleoclimatology, geophysics and geohydrology.
Dickinson elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Webster reports in Science that the number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes has nearly doubled over the past 35 years.
www.eas.gatech.edu   (836 words)

 Atmospheric Sciences : Research Areas : Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Atmospheric Studies bring together scientists interested in atmospheric processes, technology, modeling and climate change studies.
Because poor air quality has major health impacts, and control measures are costly, a better understanding of the underlying science can help focus on more effective, lower-cost methods of reducing air pollution.
Modeling research focuses on improving current models in a manner that is open and transparent to the scientific community, and testing the models through experiment and field measurements.
eetd.lbl.gov /r-atmospheric.html   (292 words)

 2006-2007 UAF Catalog
The field of atmospheric science covers a wide variety of disciplines involving the physical and chemical properties and processes of the atmosphere.
Current research by atmospheric sciences focuses on: atmospheric chemistry/biogeochemistry, climate modeling, cloud and aerosol physics, mesoscale modeling, numerical weather prediction and aviation weather.
Research institutes provide excellent environments for research in atmospheric science as well as interdisciplinary research with scientists in other research areas.
www.uaf.edu /catalog/current/programs/atmos_sci.html   (216 words)

 Texas A&M University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog
Thesis and non-thesis Master of Science as well as Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in atmospheric sciences as well as the Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology.
Persons with a BS in meteorology and an MS degree in atmospheric sciences typically obtain employment with government agencies, industrial organizations and consulting firms, or they may enter the meteorological branch of one of the military services.
An introduction in Atmospheric Sciences for teachers and military professionals; structure, behavior and processes of weather with climate systems; access to atmospheric data.
www.tamu.edu /admissions/catalogs/GRAD_catalog/course_descriptions/atmo.htm   (1182 words)

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