Atmospheric scientists study weather analysis and predictability, climate and global change, air quality, and other atmospheric processes. While earning a degree in Atmospheric Sciences, many of our students are part of research and field work projects contributing to critically important national and international research programs! Our graduates go on to serve in world-changing careers in forecasting, model development, broadcast or operational meteorology, data analysis, and more.
[Hank Dolce ’23]: There is also the ADRAD, which is the Doppler radar that is run by the university, that meteorology students have access to and can interact with. One of the biggest features is the observatory, where you can see pretty much all of campus. It is a great spot if you want to view storms rolling in. So having these resources available is definitely an advantage both academically and technically.
There are multiple opportunities for students in the College of Geosciences in general. There is also TAMSCAMS, which is the Texas A&M Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Within that is TASC, which is the Texas Aggie Storm Chasers, and that is basically the storm chasing club.
[Max Crawford ’13]: So Texas A&M prepares you for the coolest jobs in the world. You can work for the National Weather Service and eventually get your way up to meteorologist in Charge, sending out warnings to the public — tornadoes, severe thunderstorms — forecasting for the National Hurricane Center. All of that can happen, and this is your springboard to get you there.