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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Professors in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences will be conducting mobile field research for the new TRACER campaign, studying deep convection systems in the Houston area.


Three outstanding geoscientists will receive the awards during the Distinguished Achievement Awards Gala Jan. 14, 2022.


About one out of four Aggies are first-generation college students, and this week the university is celebrating their accomplishments and determination.


Ella Murphy '25 interned for the National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio office in the summer of 2021.


The prestigious award recognizes Dessler’s renowned work in publicly communicating climate change science and impacts.


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.