Graduate Program Review, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2003 - 2004
Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Assessment
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Established in 1970, the School of Geophysical Sciences housed programs in geochemistry and solid earth geophysics. In recognition of its program in atmospheric sciences, which was added in 1978, the School was renamed in 1989 to the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. These three programs operated fairly independently until the 90’s, when the School adopted an integrated earth science approach. The School’s mission is to lead in innovative research and educate the future leaders in earth and atmospheric sciences for the 21st century, within the context of a premier technological university. Current research and educational foci in the school include: weather and climate dynamics; physical, chemical, and paleo-oceanography; atmospheric chemistry, aerosols and clouds; solid earth, marine and environmental geophysics; aqueous- and bio- geochemistry; land surface processes and hydrology; and applications of earth and atmospheric sciences.