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Atmospheric Science

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Atmospheric Sciences encompasses many areas of study that explore the atmosphere's physical characteristics, motions and processes, and how these influence all aspects of the environment and human life.

Atmospheric scientists interpret and predict weather patterns, analyze climate trends, monitor air quality, working in a wide variety of agencies, laboratories, businesses and educational institutions.

Related Degrees and Programs

  • Atmospheric Science, Undergraduate Minor: Students pursuing an undergraduate minor in atmospheric science take classes including meteorology and climate change.
  • Atmospheric Science, Bachelor of Science Degree: Students pursuing a bachelor of science in atmospheric science have career opportunities including atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology.
  • Atmospheric Science, Master of Science Degree: Students pursuing a master of science degree in atmospheric science pursue research in atmospheric chemistry, cloud and aerosol physics, atmospheric optics and acoustics, numerical modeling, fire climatology and other topics.
  • Atmospheric Science, Doctor of Philosophy Degree: Students pursuing a doctorate in atmospheric science pursue research in atmospheric chemistry, cloud and aerosol physics, instrument development, atmospheric optics and acoustics, mesoscale meteorology, numerical modeling, fire climatology and other topics.

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Phone(775) 784-4591
Fax(775) 784-4592
Emailscience@unr.edu
Location Davidson Math and Science Center
Room 411
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0424
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