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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 Atmospheric Science, Climate, and Earth Science Department 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

Events

Calendar
Jul28

Return to Campus Open Forum

Jul 28, 2021/1:00 - 2:30 PM

From Mason's Human Resources and Payroll office: As mentioned in our July 7 email, we would like to invite all faculty and staff to attend open forums focusing on our Return to Campus. These forums will review the guidance shared in the Return to Campus for Supervisors training, best practices
Aug1

Deadline to submit COVID vaccination documentation

Aug 1, 2021/8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Student Health Services

Message from Mason President Gregory Washington: COVID-19 Vaccination Students: Mason will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 1. This policy does not apply to students who take online courses only and do not come to any campus, or to individuals who have an approved medical or
Aug2

Females of Color and those Underrepresented in STEM (FOCUS) Camp (virtual)

Aug 2, 2021/8:00 AM - Aug 6, 2021/5:00 PM

Participants (6 through 8 graders) engage in four different interactive and hands-on STEM workshops and on the last day, the participants present what they learned in these workshops in a conference-style setting. Sign up and learn more about this opportunity.

Graduate Research Assistantships

Financial support is available for doctoral 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

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.