Welcome to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science, the only one in the entire CSU. We provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the atmosphere and we prepare them for careers in the atmospheric sciences. We have a newer emphasis on Climate Science. Meteorology faculty maintain active research programs that benefit the science community and enhance our students learning environment.
What is a Meteorologist?
We work with weather and climate! Measuring it, forecasting it, studying it! This link to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows you what we do, how much we are paid, and job growth outlook. Did you know "Employment of atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists, is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations."?
Events & News
Introducing the new Student Chapter of AMS @ SJSU logo!! AND logo wear! Check it out!
The 20-21 MetCS @ SJSU Rain Contest is officially open! More info here
The launch of the new Interdisciplinary Wildfire Research Center!
Dept Spokesperson Dr. Alison Bridger is in demand lately! Yesterday she was interviewed by the LA Times and weighed in on KQED's Forum. You can listen to that discussion about the current wildfire and air quality issues in California here:
You can hear Dr. Eugene Cordero discussing climate change and our current weather last week on KPFA Jump to minute 40.
A Call to Action:
To raise attention regarding those articulated concerns and inspire conversations with leadership regarding the recommendations.
Congrats to Dr. Minghui Diao; she has received early tenure/promotion!
New paper published by Dr. Patrick Brown "Empirical prediction of short‐term annual global temperature variability." Earth and Space Science