Research Areas

The Atmospheric Science (ATS) department was created to encourage interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system across traditional boundaries.

The ATS is involved in several areas of Earth System research focusing on the basic science of the earth-atmosphere system. Scientists are involved in the evaluation of global-scale climate models, regional studies of the coupled atmosphere/ocean/ice systems, regional severe weather detection and prediction, measuring the local and global impact of the aerosols and pollutants, detecting lightning from space and the general development of remotely-sensed data bases.

A cross-cutting strength of ATS faculty and students is the application of remote sensing data, both space and ground-based, to the myriad of questions related to the Earth System.

Click on the research areas to learn more.

Selected presentations and images can be found in this link.

Atmospheric Chemistry

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Atmospheric Chemistry web


Atmospheric Aerosol Group web


 Modeling / Data Assimilation

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MORE INFO: Modeling / Data Assimilation 

 Severe Weather

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MORE INFO: Severe Weather Research

 Satellite Remote Sensing & Climate

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MORE INFO: Satellite Remote Sensing & Climate 

 Earth System Science / GIS & Remote Sensing

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MORE INFO: Earth System Science / GIS & Remote Sensing