The Department of Atmospheric Science provides a rigorous graduate program that allows
students to compete for top-level careers in the field. Our students have direct access
to two unique training facilities, an atmospheric research aircraft and one of the
most powerful supercomputers in the world. Our students have careers that cross many
boundaries. Many of our students have pursued careers with the National Weather Service
or with air quality agencies. With a graduate degree in Atmospheric Science at UW,
you will receive the training you need to succeed in your chosen field, be it weather
forecasting, climate research, or air quality monitoring.
The Department of Atmospheric Science offers excellent opportunities in graduate education
and research, using both observations and numerical modeling. ATSC faculty and scientists
are internationally recognized for excellence in the following areas:
The University of Wyoming King Air research aircraft is the cornerstone of our observational facilities, with field campaigns across the
US and internationally. The King Air research aircraft is funded as a National Facility
under a cooperative agreement between the University of Wyoming and the National Science
Foundation. The next-generation King Air facility is currently being build, with several
new instruments on the horizon. We also have unparalleled access to the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, in support of our weather and climate modeling research. The UW Department of Atmospheric Science Strategic endorses the American Meteorological Society statement on racism and injustice, and aims to create an environment that fosters diversity,
equality, and inclusion.
Download the UW Department of Atmospheric Science 2021-25 Strategic plan (PDF)
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