Meteorology & Physical Oceanography


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

Introductory Graduate Courses

MPO 602. Oceanography II (Physical).
MPO 603. Physical Oceanography. 
MPO 611. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I.
MPO 624. Applied Data Analysis. 
MPO 632. Broadcast Meteorology.
MPO 633. Atmospheric Boundary Layer.
MPO 636. Hurricanes.
MPO 637. Natural Hazards: Atmosphere and Ocean. 
MPO 642. Physics of Remote Sensing I - Passive Systems.
MPO 643. Physics of Remote Sensing II - Active Systems.
MPO 651. Introduction to Atmospheric Science. 
MPO 653. Climate Change. 
MPO 654. Climate Variability.
MPO 663. Mesoscale Meteorology and Severe Storms. 
MPO 686. Applied Remote Sensing. 
MPO 687. Applied Radar Remote Sensing. 
MPO 701. Seminars in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. 

Advanced Graduate Courses

MPO 711. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II. 
MPO 712. Large Scale Ocean Circulation: Models and Observations.
MPO 713. Predictability.
MPO 721. Waves and Tides I.
MPO 724. Statistical Modeling of Geophysical Fields. 
MPO 731. Air-Sea Interaction. 
MPO 732. Climate Dynamics.
MPO 734. Cloud Physics and Radiative Transfer.
MPO 752. Vortex Dynamics.
MPO 762. Computer Models in Fluid Dynamics. 
MPO 764. Atmospheric and Oceanic Turbulence. 
MPO 765. General Circulation of the Atmosphere. 
MPO 767. Spectral and Finite Element Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics.
MPO 768. Enso Dynamics, Prediction and Predictability. 
MPO 776. Mesoscale Oceanography. 

Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry You can find details about opportunities for PhD research for the upcoming academic year here.