Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University

Lightning over the Eller O&M Building


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


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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Texas A&M Arts and Sciences Atmospheric Sciences News Stories

July 4 and 5 marked Earth's hottest days since record-keeping began in 1979 — a fitting sequel to the world's warmest June that significantly exceeded the previous record set in 2019. Texas A&M atmospheric scientist and Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon explains the phenomenon and what to expect with regard to future records...Read More→

Atmospheric scientist Dr. Andrew Dessler says coastal residents should be less concerned about the number of storms and more concerned about their overall strength...Read More→

This past spring, a dozen Texas A&M undergraduate students got the ultimate high-impact experience — real-time opportunities in severe weather forecasting, storm chasing and collecting atmospheric data in the field, courtesy of a uniquely immersive course offered through the Department of Atmospheric Sciences...Read More→

As the worst wildfire season on record in Canada continues to wreak environmental havoc on both sides of the border, a Texas A&M atmospheric scientist outlines what it means for human health and what to expect in the coming days and weeks...Read More→

Dr. Anita Rapp '00 is contributing to a new NASA mission to help humanity better understand Earth’s dynamic atmosphere — specifically, ice clouds that form at high altitudes throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions. ..Read More→

In the last few years, experts say turbulence on flights has become increasingly concerning. Atmospheric Sciences professor Dr. Ramalingam Saravanan explains the ways that climate change contributes to this phenomenon and what the future of air travel looks like. ..Read More→