|PAOC oversees a broad program of education and
research in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate sciences. We are engaged in some of
the most intellectually challenging and important problems in science, such as the
chemistry of the ozone hole, the physics of hurricanes and the dynamics of ice ages.
The phenomena under study are exceedingly complex and involve a
large array of scientific disciplines - geophysics, geochemistry, physical and chemical
oceanography, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and planetary science. The program
carries out research and gives instruction in all of these principal areas.
than any other program in the world, PAOC offers its students unique opportunities for
interdisciplinary study and research. In all areas we emphasize a
combination of theoretical, observational and modeling