The University of California, Davis offers a full program of study leading to Bachelors (B.S.), Masters (M.S.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Atmospheric Science. Our B.S. program conforms to the national accreditation standards set by the National Weather Service and the American Meteorological Society. The M.S. and Ph.D. programs are overseen by the Atmospheric Science Graduate Group. Our graduate program targets a diverse range of specialties including:
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality
- Biometeorology and Micrometeorology
- Mesoscale and Boundary-Layer Meteorology
- Large-Scale and Climate Dynamics
- Computational Geosciences
- Extreme Weather
- Climate Change Impacts
Part of the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, the UC Davis Atmospheric Science program offers excellent opportunities for students. Small class sizes foster student-instructor interaction. Students can pursue topics in observations, instrumentation, theory, modelling and computation. Collaboration across departments and colleges is extensive and encouraged. Browse our website for more information or check additional information for prospective students!
Two ATM Undergraduate Researchers Win AMS Graduate Fellowships!
Jared Trok and Abbey Williams both received graduate fellowships from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to support their graduate work in atmospheric science starting next year. The AMS only awarded six total fellowships and so it is quite remarkable that UC Davis students received two! Jared graduated in the spring with a double major in atmospheric science and applied mathematics. He has been working with Prof. Erwan Monier on the relative influence of climate change and climate variability on ozone pollution across various regions of the world and is currently completing a first-authored manuscript on that work. Jared will be starting his PhD in Earth System Science at Stanford University with Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh. Abbey completed her degree in Marine and Coastal Science with Honors and a Departmental Citation last winter. She has been doing research with Prof. Adele Igel on aerosol-cloud interactions in Arctic clouds and currently has a first-authored paper in review at Geophysical Research Letters. She will be working with Prof. Lynn Russell at UC San Diego and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography on a PhD in Climate Sciences starting in the fall. Congratulations to our students!