"Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." -- Mark Twain
Atmospheric scientists may not be able to change the weather, but they can contribute to our understanding of weather patterns and phenomena, improve weather forecasts, and help communities prepare for and respond to severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts. Additionally, atmospheric science addresses critical environmental issues such as climate change, air quality and pollution. As an atmospheric science student at UC Davis, you will work with recognized experts in the field as you develop an understanding of the roles our atmosphere plays in making Earth a habitable planet.