Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington

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The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at
the University of Washington are engaged in the study of a broad range of
atmospheric phenomena and processes, using methods ranging from mathematical
analysis to field experimentation. Research projects range in size from small
studies involving individual scientists to large national and international
programs involving teams of scientists.

Research groups in the department are concerned with Atmospheric Chemistry,
Atmospheric Dynamics, Boundary Layer Processes, Cloud and Aerosol Research,
Glaciology and Planetary Atmospheres, Cloud Dynamics, Precipitation Processes,
Storms, Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Climate, Global change, Airflow over
mountains, and other topics. Some groups maintain special research facilities
for the use of their students. In some of these activities, there is close
cooperation with the nearby Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratories at the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Center through
the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO). Faculty
members often have interests in more than one area, and research projects
frequently involve questions of broad scope which do not fall neatly into a
single category. This is particularly true of research projects directed
toward understanding the chemical and physical modification of the environment
by human activities.


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