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1225 W. Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: (608) 262-2828
Fax: (608) 262-0166
Email: aos@aos.wisc.edu
Chair: Gregory Tripoli


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Thank you very much for visiting our site, and a warm welcome from our department! Over the last 60 years, we have grown into one of the leading departments in our field of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. We have strong graduate and undergraduate programs which are nationally recognized. We pursue research with a combination of theory, modeling, and diagnostic studies. We support this work with a foundation of first-year graduate core courses, and an appealing range of electives for both graduate and undergraduate students. (more...)

Give to AOS!

The Department has a variety of needs that benefit from the generous financial support of our Alumni. We encourage you to consider whether you think you can assist us by visiting the Gift Giving link below.

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Donald R. Johnson, 1930-2017
Professor Johnson was a faculty in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOS), the inaugural associate director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) as well as an early interim director for the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). He was internationally renowned for his numerical weather modeling and isentropic analysis. He led numerous scientific committees, and was committed to the education of young scientists in addition to conducting his own research. He has been recognized for his excellence in education, receiving awards from the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. Prof. Johnson is a fellow, past- president and an honorary member of the American Meteorological Society.
There will be a funeral service in Kansas as well as a memorial/celebration of his life in Madison later.

AOS 102 Summer 2017 - online

This 8-week on-line course offered through the UW-Madison was developed collaboratively between CIMSS and the UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS). Course content highlights concepts presented in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Summary for Policymakers and a multi-agency climate education document called Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences, with updates from the 2013 IPCC report and the 2014 National Climate Assessment. All content is updated annually to reflect the latest scientific findings on climate and climate change, and we dedicate a full week to the changing weather and climate of the Great Lakes Region. Recent updates were made possible by the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability. Ultimately we're interested in turning knowledge into action.

To view the course content and participate in the forum via Learn@UW, you must be registered for section 1 of AOS 102 (640-102-001) for the UW-Madison 2017 summer semester.


2017 AOS Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement

The AOS department announces an award to recognize our high-caliber and accomplished alumni. Awarded alumni will be recognized during the University of Wisconsin reception at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. If you know someone deserving of this award, please submit a nomination. For the award to be presented January 2017, please submit no later than October 1. Nominations can be submitted here. Please include your name, the nominee’s name and contact information, and a one paragraph write-up of their accomplishments.

Journal of the UW-AOS

This is an unofficial journal of working papers written by undergraduate and graduate students of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. These papers are not intended to be used as official references.
Check out their work in the Journal of the UW-AOS

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