Welcome to AOES

From improving numerical model predictions of next year’s atmospheric temperature to explaining geological strata laid down in previous eras, from monitoring water transport through the atmosphere to modeling water movement at the bottom of the ocean, scientists and students in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) are working to better understand our planet in myriad ways.

AOES is home to active research programs and to a doctoral program in Climate Dynamics, a Master’s degree in Earth System Science, undergraduate degrees in Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Geology, and undergraduate minors in Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Ocean and Estuarine Science, and Paleontology.  The department has close ties to the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA).

See our Virginia Weather and Climate Data pages for current conditions, forecasts, and climatology of Virginia and surrounding states, and Gateway for further climate and atmosphere-related links.

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