Earth & Atmospheric Science: Atmospheric Science Stream
Why Atmospheric Science?
Weather prediction, modelling and climate science: these are the big contributions made by the work of Atmospheric Scientists throughout their careers. Atmospheric Scientists study, learn and master the science behind the functioning of our natural world, and devise models to help us anticipate them. Thanks to the work of these scientists, we can gather increasingly accurate data about weather systems, effects on the natural environment , and effects on everyday human activity.
In a world that is steadily seeing the effects of global warming and climate change, Atmospheric Scientists are key in understanding the severity of our situation, and predicting the factors which can help mitigate them.
Notable alumni and faculty: Dr. Tom McElroy, who devised the UV Index employed in weather prediction today, Dr. Peter Taylor, whose work on the impact of Lake Erie Wind Farms on Water Temperature and Mixed-Layer Depths was published on the front cover of the March issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research.