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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.

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Bachelor's Accelerated Master's (BAM) Information Session

Mar 29, 2023/11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Merten Hall 1202, Fairfax Campus

Register today Join admissions representatives from colleges across the university as they discuss Mason’s BAM (Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's) pathways. Learn how highly qualified Mason undergraduate students can earn their Bachelor’s and Master’s at an accelerated pace. After an overview of the application process, students will have the opportunity to meet with

AOES Climate Dynamics Seminar: Solmon, Aerosol-Monsoon Interactions

Fabien Solmon, Laboratoire D’Aérologie Wed, 29 Mar, 1:30-2:30 Johnson Center Mtg Room G and via Zoom (contact for link) Aerosol - Monsoon interactions analyzed through regional climate modelling.   Understanding Monsoon Systems (MS) and their connection to global and regional climate has been a subject of intense research for

Calculus Olympiad

Mar 31, 2023/9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

George Mason University, Johnson Center, 3rd Floor

CALLING ALL MATH ENTHUSIASTS! Join Us for an EXCITING day of Mathematics! hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences Diversity Committee and the Center for Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (CMAI) *Lunch Provided! - Calculus Competition with Individual and Team prizes - Activities for students of all levels - Learn about

Graduate Symposium

2023 Earth System Observations and Modeling Graduate Symposium, April 21st. Accepting Abstracts Now


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

  • 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.


Average class lab size. 


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