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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
Aug6

Transfer Science Bridge 1 (virtual)

Aug 6, 2021/10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Transfer students are invited to join us for an interactive, virtual bridge session that builds on New Student Orientation and fully prepares you for life as a Mason Science student. Learn more about this and other transfer student events.
Aug9

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

Aug 9, 2021/8:30 AM - Aug 13, 2021/5:00 PM

High school students will participate in STEM workshops as well as enhancement sessions including college and SAT prep, goal setting, fitness classes, a farewell party, and more. Sign up and learn more about this opportunity.
Aug13

Transfer Science Bridge 2 (virtual)

Aug 13, 2021/4:30 - 6:00 PM

Transfer students are invited to join us for an interactive, virtual bridge session that builds on New Student Orientation and fully prepares you for life as a Mason Science student. Learn more about this and other transfer student events.

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.