• Congratulations!

    Dr. Erik Crosman and Dr. Manuela Lehner have both been promoted!

  • Ozone Study and the role of the Great Salt Lake

    Atmospheric Scientists from the University of Utah have teamed up with researchers from other Utah universities and the Utah Division of Air Quality to study ground-level smog this summer.

  • Leah Campbell wins a Fulbright award!

    PhD Candidate Leah Campbell has won a Fulbright award for 2015-2016. Please join our entire department on congratulating Leah on this notable accomplishment!

  • Professor Strong's paper in PNAS

    Professor Strong has published a paper in PNAS.

  • Erik CrosmanResearch team featured on Discovery

    A team of researchers from the University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences are learning new information about air quality in the Salt Lake Valley through the equipment they installed on a UTA TRAX train.


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As chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, I would like to welcome you to our website and provide you with a quick overview of our program. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah is a mid-sized program with 11 tenure-line faculty and 10 research faculty with expertise spanning nearly all of the major subdivisions of atmospheric sciences. We offer Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Our faculty have national and international reputations and were awarded more than $4 million dollars in research grants and contracts in the last fiscal year. Our faculty use this money to participate in field projects, buy or build instrumentation, travel to conferences, publish research results, and provide both graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research projects.

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