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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

Upcoming Events

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Dec7

Climate Dynamics Seminar

More Information to Come! 
Dec14

Climate Dynamics Seminar

More Information to Come! 
Jan18

Research and Scholarship at Mason Orientation and Refresher

Jan 18, 2023/9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Participate in the Third Annual Research and Scholarship at Mason Orientation and Refresher on January 18, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2p.m.. Please SAVE THE DATE and look for an email right after Thanksgiving on how to register. SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2023 Faculty Affairs & Research Development Faculty Matters

Graduate Symposium

Stay tuned for announcements for the next annual Earth System Observations and Modeling Graduate Symposium, April 2023.

 

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 

Climate Science Master's 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.