About our Department

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Our Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences is the largest university atmospheric-oceanic sciences group in Canada. It offers academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, covering a broad range of topics, ranging in scale from the microphysics of raindrops to the global circulation patterns observed in the atmosphere and oceans. It currently has about 20 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, many of whom come from abroad.

The department has a rich history, and has leaders in various fields of atmospheric science and physical oceanography. Many of the researchers in our department are members of the Centre for Climate and Global Change Research and work on climate change problems. Graduates of our various programs move forward to have careers in industry, government and academia.