Welcome to the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.Since its inception in 1964, Princeton’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) Program has been at the forefront of atmospheric and oceanic study and research. The Program is internationally recognized for its development of models of atmospheric and oceanic circulation and climate, particularly studies related to global warming. Additionally, it is world renowned for its development of earth system models, specifically as related to the global carbon cycle, and for its training of graduate students and post-docs. Our student to post-doc to faculty ratio is typically about 1:1:1, which provides our graduate students and post-docs with a highly stimulating environment for learning and carrying out their research.
The AOS program benefits uniquely from the research capabilities of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is conveniently located across the street on Princeton’s Forrestal Campus. GFDL houses a premier supercomputer facility and an outstanding group of research scientists to which our graduate students and post-docs have direct access for their research.
I urge you to explore our website and, after your virtual visit, contact us by email (aos at princeton.edu) or phone (609-258-6677) to visit us in person. The AOS Program is located on a 275-acre tract of the Forrestal Campus, only minutes away from Princeton’s main campus and in close proximity to the metropolitan centers of New York and Philadelphia. Thank you for your interest in our Program.
Director of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences