Several departments at Berkeley offer graduate education and research in the atmospheric science, including the Department of Chemistry; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Department of Earth and Planetary Science; Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management; and the Department of Geography.
Our members have extensive and ongoing research projects on a variety of topics in climate and atmospheric science. For example: atmospheric dynamics and severe storms; photochemistry and reaction dynamics; molecular level interactions and the global climate; tropical ocean-atmosphere interactions; glacier and ice-sheet dynamics; carbon-climate interactions; biosphere-atmosphere and ecosystem-climate interactions; photochemical reactions associated with air pollution; and trace gases in different terrestrial ecosystems.
Prospective students should contact the BASC faculty members whose interests are most closely aligned with theirs. Core BASC faculty, grouped by research area, are as follows: