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College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences

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From within the stratosphere to below the surface of the Earth

The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences comprises the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, the School of Aviation, and the School of Meteorology. We are training and educating engaged individuals for successful careers in diverse sectors such as geographic information science, climatology, water conservation, land-management, aviation, meteorology, climate science, and observation technology. In short, we craft the future of the land and skies.

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To offer innovative and multi-disciplinary education, research, and outreach programs in an environment that empowers students, faculty, and staff to seek equitable solutions to grand environmental and humanitarian challenges;  to advance technology and propel knowledge that addresses our changing planet; and to develop engaged individuals for rewarding careers in the private sector, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and entrepreneurship.

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OU Leads $6.6M Data Assimilation Consortium to Improve Weather Forecasts and to Develop Workforce

May 21, 2024

The University of Oklahoma will lead a new multi-university Data Assimilation Consortium to improve weather forecasts using enhanced numerical weather prediction systems, recommended as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.

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OU Max Westheimer Airport Receives $36.5 Million for Improvements

April 03, 2024

University of Oklahoma leaders and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) celebrated the recent funding to support improvements to the Max Westheimer Airport in Norman. Renovations include extending and strengthening the runway, developing a new taxiway and adding hangar space to accommodate OU’s growing aviation school and increased airport traffic. The improvements will also create safer ingress and egress passageways.

Dean Berrien Moore III

"Your degrees have prepared you to advise others on how best to use Earth’s natural resources in ways that benefit humankind while minimizing negative impacts on the environment, and how to provide severe weather warnings that assist in saving lives, protecting property, maintaining a strong economy, and meeting the expanding needs of air transportation. You are now a professional in your chosen discipline and as such, have a special responsibility to use your knowledge of the Earth wisely and carefully as you embark on your career."