“Students in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) are working to better understand our planet in many ways.”
How will the Deepwater Horizons, BP oil spill change waters in the Gulf of Mexico and eventually the waterways on land? What could happen if a hurricane hits the region? What we learn can help us repair the damage from this man-made disaster.
The once quiet Septentrional fault running through Haiti destroyed the island nation. The tectonic plates, specifically the Gonave microplate in the Caribbean shifted deep beneath the ocean’s surface. Can we learn to predict its movement and help avert catastrophe. What can we learn to protect other countries?
What can we learn from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which disrupted air travel in 2010 across Europe? How will ash and lava change air quality and CO2 levels on the other side of the world.
College of Science researchers and students are exploring our world today and helping to create a brighter tomorrow through degree programs in the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES).
The Climate Dynamics PhD program is one of the first of its kind in the nation. As a graduate student, you’ll be part of a distinguished group of scientists who will study with world-renowned faculty several of whom are or have been members of the IPCC.
Graduates of the program will have learned to carry out independent and innovative scientific research. This may include atmospheric dynamics, land surface processes or oceanography.
Get involved and make a difference. Do you want to participate in cutting-edge Climate Dynamics research for either a summer internship or research credit during a semester?
￼Contact Dr. Barry Klinger firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
Earth science and geology majors who have completed 16 credits of math and science including GEOL 302 or BIOL 307, with a GPA of 3.00 or higher, are eligible to enter the departmental honors program.
Several new courses in meterology and oceanography have been created. Visit http://aoes.gmu.edu/academics/undergrad/climate for a complete list.
A new minor in Palentology is now available. Students in a Paleontology Minor will explore the evolution of life from its beginnings in the Proterozoic to the Recent.