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Martian Meteorite

Mars exhibits ample evidence for an ancient surface hydrosphere. The Martian meteorite nicknamed Black Beauty is composed of regolith braccia from the heavily cratered terrains of ancient Mars and contains zircon grains dated to 4.5 billion years ago. Dr. Munir Humayun and colleagues continue their research on this fascinating Mars meteorite in a paper published in Nature Geoscience.

Joint Law & Aquatic Environmental Science Degree Offered

The College of Law and EOAS are offering a new joint-degree program in Law and Aquatic Environmental Science, J.D./M.A.E.S., which will permit students to complete both degree programs concurrently.  Environmental Science students The interdisciplinary nature of the program will help students gain an edge in a competitive job market in which creative and analytical thinking and cross-disciplinary skills are at a premium.

Dr. Olivia Mason

Dr. Olivia Mason found that bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed many of the toxic components of the oil released during the Deepwater Horizon spill, but not the most toxic contaminants.

In two new studies conducted in a deep sea plume, Dr. Mason found that the most toxic contaminants, called polycydic aromatic hydrocarbons, can persist for a long time, particularly if they are buried in the ocean floor.

Allie Brannan onboard the NASA DC-8

Allie Brannan, a senior meteorology student, was selected for NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program (SARP).  Allie flew onboard a NASA DC-8, collecting data using airborne instruments such as AVOCET, an in-situ measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Students were competitively selected based on their outstanding academic performance, future career plans, and interest in the Earth System Science.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate degrees in geology, meteorology, and environmental science will prepare students for a variety of careers.

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Graduate Degrees

We offer a wide variety of graduate programs designed to meet the career needs of our students in today’s changing marketplace.

Support EOAS

Help us enhance our program by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science. Donations can be made as one-time gifts, as part of a memorial, or in honor of someone; as scholarships; or as an on-going bequest to the department.

Current Weather

Tallahassee, FL
11:53am EDT Tue 2 Sep 2014

Skies: Scattered clouds at 4000 ft, Scattered clouds at 25000 ft
Humidity: 54%
Winds from the East at 4 kts

Sunrise: 7:15am EDT Sunset: 7:59pm EDT
Moon Phase: First Quarter
Age: 7.6 days

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