Computational Meteorology and Oceanography (CMO)

The MPS in Computational Meteorology and Oceanography is designed to assist students in the pursuit of advanced training in the computational science aspects of meteorology and physical oceanography.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ATM 651 Introduction to Atmospheric Science 3
ATM 611 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I 3
ATM 762 Computer Models in Fluid Dynamics 3
ATM 653 Climate Change (or ELECTIVE) 3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
ATM 711 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II (or ELECTIVE) 3
CSC 629 Introduction to Computer Graphics (or ELECTIVE) 3
MES 660 Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems 3
MES 661 Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory 0
Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
ATM 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours30

Elective Options

Students may take any elective on the RSMAS campus with the consent of their faculty advisor. Below are a few examples of courses past students in this program used as electives.

ATM 624Applied Data Analysis3
ATM 765General Circulation of the Atmosphere3
CSC 632Introduction to Parallel Computing3