Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the processes governing the interactions, movement, and behavior of atmospheric phenomena and related terrestrial and solar phenomena. Includes instruction in cloud and precipitation physics, solar radiation transfer, active and passive remote sensing, atmospheric electricity and acoustics, atmospheric wave phenomena, turbulence and boundary layers, solar wind, geomagnetic storms, coupling, natural plasma, and energization.

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Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics Major

What Courses Do Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Chemistry
  • Climatology
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics