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Learning how Earth systems function to preserve our planet

Earth science research spans a number of departments, centers, and scientific fields in the College of Science. These fields include climate change, climate modeling, environmental policy, and chemistry and biochemistry. It links efforts across the university including the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies and the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences. 

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Earth Sciences Spotlight: NOAA taps Mason COLA scientists to analyze, update drought prediction models

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration taps Mason AOES and COLA scientists to analyze, update drought prediction models. Their research will focus on better understanding the ways ocean and land interact with the atmosphere and the role each plays in predicting droughts.

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