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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New research from Texas A&M shows that Texas will experience more urban flooding, higher temperatures, and more intense droughts over the next 15 years.


State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says the weather event usually means warmer and drier conditions but might only last a few months.


Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. candidate Montana Etten-Bohm was recognized with prestigious award for her teaching and research contributions.


The center is now led by Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen Gammon, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.


Texas A&M climate expert Andrew Dessler says climate change is playing a big role in the Western fires, and Texas itself is getting much hotter.


The Aggie Doppler Radar helps students and the National Weather Service track severe weather.