Career opportunities for Aggie Meteorologists are sky high! The Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Geosciences is one of the largest meteorology programs in the nation and the only comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in Texas. Atmospheric science is the study of weather analysis and predictability, climate and global change, the circulation of the atmosphere relating to weather systems and their impact on the Earth, air quality, and other atmospheric processes that affect us. Discovery and understanding in Atmospheric Sciences is critical to our resiliency, and preparedness so that we may meet the most pressing challenges of our atmosphere-dependent systems.
The Kuroshio Current off the east coast of Japan is one of the world’s strongest currents, and like the Gulf Stream current in the Atlantic Ocean, is comprised of warm water. A team of international scientists, led by five researchers from Texas A&M University, have completed a detailed study of the Kuroshio Current and their findings could have an impact on predicting future weather patterns in the North Pacific sector and beyond.Read more
Texas A&M University’s College of Geosciences has successfully launched two new High Frequency (HF) radars as the first phase of the highly collaborative “Smart Gulf” initiative that will provide instant oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. This data will impact the lives of thousands of commercial fishermen, oil and gas workers, shipping and recreational boaters, coastal residents and others who are in and around the Gulf at any moment of the day.Read more
Congratulations to meteorology majors Elissa Smith ’19 and Drew Koeritzer ’18 on being selected to the NOAA Class of 2016 Hollings Scholars.Read more