Atmospheric Science

2014-15 Tuition

$20,800

Application deadlines

Fall, Jan. 1; Spring, Sept. 15

Requirements summary

Degrees

  • M.S.
  • M.S./Ph.D.
  • Ph.D.

Subjects

  • Atmospheric Science (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)

Major concentrations

  • atmospheric science

Atmospheric science concerns the study of processes in the atmosphere, from the planetary boundary layer to the ionosphere. Applications relate to the analysis and prediction of weather and climate. For more information, please see our information page.

Application:
Native speakers of English must submit GRE general test scores. Ordinarily, students must first complete a master's program, but direct admission to a doctoral program is permitted for exceptionally well-prepared students. Additional information may be obtained from the graduate field office.

Toby Ault -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Gang Chen -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: atmospheric dynamics; climate dynamics
Stephen Colucci -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: weather analysis and forecasting; large-scale atmospheric dynamics
Arthur Degaetano -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: applied climatology; environmental information science; environmental management
H. Oliver Gao -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: air quality; transport and environment; sustainable development
Peter Gierasch -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: planetary atmospheres
Charles Greene -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: oceanography; climate change
Peter Hess -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: atmospheric aerosols and climate; air quality
David Hysell -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: radar and remote sensing; upper atmospheric physics; plasma physics; computational fluid dynamics
Natalie Mahowald -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: atmospheric dust; climate modeling
Zellman Warhaft -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: turbulent flows
Daniel Wilks -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: statistical and agricultural meteorology and climatology; applied decision analysis
Max Zhang -- Concentrations: atmospheric science; Research interests: atmospheric chemistry; air quality

Atmospheric Assessment Plan

Graduate education at Cornell is diverse, cross-disciplinary, and dynamic.  While specific learning goals reside within the many academic programs, a set of overarching outcomes characterizes the graduate educational experience.

The maintenance of academic quality resides primarily with graduate field faculty and directors of graduate study, working through the Special Committee the group of faculty providing primary advisement and academic oversight for each graduate student.

To learn more about the Atmospheric Assessment Plan go to Learning Outcomes and Associated Assessments.