Faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences lead world-class scientific research programs that are funded by federal and state agencies at a current level of nearly $4 million annually. Major funding sources include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), Department of Energy (DOE), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Nearly all of our graduate students are supported by research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or graduate fellowships. Areas of research and graduate study include cloud-climate interactions; mountain weather and climate; global and regional climate; cloud, boundary layer, turbulence and weather modeling; and tropical meteorology.
Direct links to individual research group web pages and faculty home pages are provided below.