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Atmospheric science

Join us in working to better understand our planet.

From simulating atmospheric temperature to explaining geological layers to tracing ocean circulation, the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences gives students new tools to explore our planet. You will benefit from the wide range of faculty expertise across undergraduate and graduate programs in AOES.

Cutaway view of the Earth's core

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences News & Events

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Jul1

W.A.T.E.R. at Mason Summer 2022 Seminar Series - Session 5

Jul 1, 2022/3:00 - 4:30 PM

Potomac Science Center & Virtual

WATER (Watershed and Aquatic Teams for Education and Research) at Mason 2022 Summer Seminar Series REGISTER HERE. Phillip Musegass, Vice President of Programs and Litigation, Potomac Riverkeeper Network Phillip Musegass is Vice President of Programs and Litigation. In this role, Phillip works with the Network’s Riverkeepers to develop and carry
Jul8

W.A.T.E.R. at Mason Summer 2022 Seminar Series - Session 6

Jul 8, 2022/3:00 - 4:30 PM

Potomac Science Center & Virtual

WATER (Watershed and Aquatic Teams for Education and Research) at Mason 2022 Summer Seminar Series REGISTER HERE. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Professor and Dean of the College of Science at George Mason University Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm is a hydrologist with expertise in modeling of surface and groundwater hydrology, physical, chemical and biological processes
Aug24

Third Earth System Observations and Modeling Graduate Symposium

Present your work and meet other grad students studying climate.
April 22, 2022
, IN-PERSON.

Abstract deadline: February 28, 2022

 

Earth observation

Funding Graduate School

Financial support is available for graduate students

Climate Dynamics Students

A research powerhouse pushing boundaries of climate dynamics and prediction

Students learn the fundamentals of weather and atmospheric dynamics, participate in the research leadership of AOES in climate modeling, and benefit from the many facilities conducting atmosphere-related research and operations in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Visit Us On Campus

Contact our program coordinators or main office to learn more about the department or schedule a visit.

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  • AOES Main Offices

    3451 Exploratory Hall and 109 Research Hall Phone: 703-993-5394

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Exploratory Hall at George Mason University Fairfax Campus

Support our department

Help us educate students and study the Earth with a gift to the department as a whole or to specific AOES programs:

Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Fund 

Jagadish and Anastasia Shukla AOES Endowed Fellowship 

Geology Program 

 

Why AOES at Mason?

Over 80,000

Approximate number of times AOES faculty articles were cited in the scientific literature.

20

Average class lab size. 

5

Number of degree programs offered by the department to undergraduate and graduate students.