July 14, 2017

The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, directed by climate researcher Aradhna Tripati, is the first university-based center dedicated to diversity in the field.

Source: UCLA Newsroom http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/new-center-at-ucla-raises-everyones-voices-for-environmental-science




June 30, 2017

AOS Professor David Neelin was awarded the Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award from the American Geophyiscal Union. Congratulations on the award and honor David!

Source: https://eos.org/agu-news/2017-agu-section-and-focus-group-awardees-and-n...

June 26, 2017

AOS Professor Alex Hall was recently featured on the New York Times article, "California Today: The Extreme Heat to Come". Dr. Hall is interviewed in the article talking about the increasing frequency of extreme heat days - defined as when the temperature reaches to 95F or above - in California. 

The New York Times article is found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/us/california-today-extreme-heat.html

May 19, 2017

A team of UCLA oceanographers towed a small boat to Louisiana to study water currents in the Gulf of Mexico last month.

April 21, 2017

Congratulations to AOS grad student David Gonzalez for reaching the finals of the 2017 UCLA Grad Slam, which is a campus-wide competition that showcases and awards the best 3-minute research presentations by graduate students. https://grad.ucla.edu/life-at-ucla/events/2017-ucla-grad-slam/ The finals for the UCLA wide competition is Tuesday April 25th 5 pm at the UCLA California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), with the first place winner traveling to San Francisco to compete in the...

April 11, 2017

AOS assistant professor Jasper Kok was featured on the UCLA College of Physical Sciences website for Research Highlights. The feature touches upon his research into factoring dust into climate change models.

Excerpt from the research highlight feature:

April 11, 2017

AOS would like to welcome Pablo Saide to our department.

A message from AOS department chair, Jochen Stutz, welcoming our new assistant professor.

March 23, 2017

AOS welcomes Adjunct Professor Hui Su to our department.

Hui Su’s research focuses on the use of climate model simulations and the analysis of modern satellite observations to investigate the physical processes that control past, present and future climates of our earth. She is currently a research scientist at JPL and the Assistant Director of JIFRESSE. She previously worked as a researcher at AOS with David Neelin.  Congratulations Hui Su and welcome back to the department!


March 10, 2017


The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides 60 percent of the state’s water via a vast network of dams and reservoirs, has already been diminished by human-induced climate change and if emissions levels aren’t reduced, the snowpack could largely disappear during droughts, according to findings in the study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

January 23, 2017

AOS Graduate Student and PhD candidate, Cenlin He, was recognized by the American Geophysical Union with an Outstanding Student Paper Award. The award is awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Typically only 3-5% of presenters of each section and focus group are selected for this award.

The entire Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences department would like congratulate Cenlin He for winning this award.