The College of Geosciences does not tolerate bigotry, hatred, or racism. We maintain our commitment to welcome all who seek to make their impact and achieve their goals in a diverse community. The senseless acts of violence that continue to take the lives of Black people affirm the need for all of us to work towards dismantling racism within geosciences and higher education and building an environment of inclusion. Read a letter from Dean Debbie Thomas.

Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University

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Events

Quinton Lawton '19

“This was probably the most impactful thing that I have ever done. I can say that I was able to improve a hurricane model.”

Quinton Lawton '19, Meteorology

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Faculty & Student Focus

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Ariana Castillo ’19

Graduating meteorology senior Ariana Castillo ’19 worked as a NASA intern for two consecutive summers while completing her degree.

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Andrew Dessler

Andrew Dessler

Dr. Andrew Dessler, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University and the holder of the Reta A. Haynes Chair in Geosciences, has been named an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow.

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Marquez in front of the EPA Headquarters. (Photo Courtesy of Lucero Marquez.)

Lucero Marquez ‘19

After Lucero Marquez ‘19, graduated from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in May of 2019, she headed to Washington, D.C. and spent the summer interning with the Office of Water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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News

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Four outstanding geoscientists will receive the awards during the virtual Distinguished Achievement Awards Gala Nov. 6.

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The film will be screened for free Oct. 27, and Geosciences Dean Dr. Debbie Thomas will co-lead a panel discussion of the film Oct. 28, followed by a fieldwork panel discussion Oct. 29 co-organized by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

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Cooler ocean waters tend to make drier and warmer conditions throughout the Southwest.

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"Sustainability requires a society that trusts science and embraces the talent of each and every member of our society," writes Dr. Debbie Thomas.

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Turning dreams into reality for Texas A&M Geosciences, a gift from Traci ’11 and Curtis Samford ’83 will impact generations of geosciences students.

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Some experts believe storms are forming later in the season as the Earth continues to get hotter.