The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program (AOS) is a unique collaboration between a renowned academic institution, Princeton University, and a world class climate research laboratory, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
AOS, which is an autonomous program within the Geosciences Department, hosts graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and visiting senior researchers, as well as permanent research staff and faculty. The highly flexible graduate program offers students opportunities for research and courses in a wide variety of disciplines related to climate, atmospheric sciences and oceanography, including geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry of the land and ocean, atmospheric modeling, ocean modeling, climate dynamics, global climate change and paleo-climate.
Through the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) Program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), students can explore climate and air pollution related policy.
Students benefit from an unusually high faculty-to-student ratio and access to GFDL's supercomputing resources.
We invite you to find out more about our program by exploring our website.