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Atmospheric Science in the Gulf Coast Region

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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

Beginning in 2013, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M will offer undergraduate students summer internships to carry out original research in a wide range of areas, including severe weather and forecasting, climate and paleoclimate, atmospheric chemistry and aerosol physics, radiative transfer and remote sensing, and atmospheric dynamics.

Participants will work closely with faculty, research staff, and graduate students on directed research projects. Research activities will range from field work to laboratory experiments to supercomputer simulations. Research facilities include fixed and mobile radars, atmospheric sounding equipment, chemistry and aerosol laboratories, comprehensive atmospheric data sets, computer laboratories, and large-scale computers.

Through their research projects, students will build analytical, quantitative, and communication skills. Texas A&M has a wide variety of summer research programs for undergraduates, and participants will interact with students from many disciplines.

The REU site will provide a unique opportunity for students to be immersed in the practice of active inquiry and research in:

Severe weather and forecasting: observations and models of weather systems on many scales

Climate and paleoclimate: understating the processes that lead to climate change

Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols: laboratory and field studies of the formation of clouds, aerosols, and ice particles

Radiative transfer and remote sensing: satellite and ground-based observations of the global atmosphere

Atmospheric dynamics: mountain flow; atmosphere-ocean interactions in hurricanes; large-scale transport and mixing

The summer program will involve close interactions with faculty and graduate students, as well as group activities and daytrips.

Participating Institution(s):
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Texas A&M University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Dynamics
Atmospheric Ozone
Mesoscale Meteorology
Planetary Atmospheres
Remote Sensing
Tropical Meteorology
Weather Extremes

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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