Department Head: Alfred R. Rodi
The Department of Atmospheric Science (ATSC) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science seeks to advance understanding and knowledge of the atmosphere by providing excellent education, research, and service in our discipline. ATSC faculty and staff maintain an international distinction for excellence in the following areas: cloud and aerosol physics and chemistry, boundary layer processes, mesoscale meteorology, stratospheric aerosols and gases, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, and climate science, and has excelled in developing in-situ and remotely sensed airborne/balloon-borne instrumentation and observing systems. While the ATSC academic strength presently is in graduate education, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, ATSC strives with to extend our reach into the undergraduate educational domain with a limited number of targeted offerings in atmospheric science.