Atmospheric Sciences


Students in ATM take a selection of the courses listed below, together with students in the Ocean Sciences (OCE) and Meteorology and Physical Oceanography (MPO) programs. Students are also able to take courses offered by other programs. Further details of course and credit requirements are provided in the ATM Student Handbook.

Introductory Graduate Courses (3 credits)

ATM 611 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I (required for all ATM non-Chem students)
ATM 614 Introduction to Weather and Climate
ATM 615 Numerical Weather Prediction
ATM 624 Applied Data Analysis
ATM 632 Broadcast Meteorology
ATM 633 Atmospheric Boundary Layer
ATM 634 Atmospheric Chemistry (required for all ATM-Chemistry students)
ATM 636 Hurricanes
ATM 637 Natural Hazards: Atmosphere and Ocean
ATM 651 Introduction to Atmospheric Science (required for all ATM students)
ATM 653 Climate Change
ATM 654 Climate Variability
ATM 661 Tropical Atmosphere and Ocean
ATM 662 Advanced Weather Forecasting
ATM 663 Mesoscale Meteorology
ATM/RSM 672 Introduction to Science Policy

Advanced Graduate Courses (3 credits)

ATM 711 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II
ATM 713 Predictability
ATM 731 Air-Sea Interaction
ATM 732 Climate Dynamics
ATM 734 Cloud Physics and Radiative Transfer
ATM 750 Reaction Kinetics and Molecular Dynamics
ATM 752 Vortex Dynamics
ATM 761 Atmospheric Chemistry II
ATM 762 Computer Models of Fluid Dynamics
ATM 764 Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence
ATM 765 General Circulation of the Atmosphere (required for ATM non-Chem students)
ATM 767 Spectral and Finite Element Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics
ATM 768 ENSO Dynamics, Prediction and Predictability

Directed Readings Courses (1 credit)

RSM 781 Directed Readings in topics including Cloud Physics, Climate Dynamics, Our Moist Convecting Atmosphere (all 1 credit)