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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.

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Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences News & Events



Pride Month Trivia Night

Jun 17, 2021/6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Celebrate Pride month with a night of trivia with the Mason community! Join the Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (CCEE), the Lambda Alumni Chapter, the School of Business, and the Alumni Association for trivia. We will host two rounds of trivia, with prizes! Game one will start at 6:00

Juneteenth: University Closed

Jun 18, 2021/8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Stonewall Panel Discussion

Jun 23, 2021/12:00 - 1:00 PM

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As we continue to celebrate Pride month, join the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Alumni Association for a panel discussion focused on the history of the Stonewall riots and PRIDE. Our panelists will share what they have learned through their studies and experience, and how we can use

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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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

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