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The mission of the Meteorology department is to provide defense-relevant, advanced education and research programs to meet Naval unique needs, and increase the warfighting effectiveness of the U.S. Naval Forces, DoD and allied armed forces.

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The Department of Meteorology offers both Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The program is open to U.S. Officers from all branches of the military service, government civilians, and international officers from allied countries. The objective of the curriculum is to provide students with a sound understanding of the science of meteorology and to develop the technical expertise to provide and utilize meteorological data and models in support of all aspects of weather-dependent operations.

Learn about our world-class meteorology faculty. The Department of Meteorology was founded in 1946 and throughout its history has had one of the leading meteorology programs in the country. It offers both Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The program is open to U.S. Officers from all branches of the military service, government civilians, and international officers from allied countries.

Sub-Discipline Focus Areas:
Dynamics & Numerical Prediction Weather Analysis Mesoscale/Coastal Meteorology 
Boundary Layer Meteorology
Tropical Meteorology
Climate and Climate Dynamics
Clouds and Convection

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Upcoming Events

July 4, 2022
Independence Day
July 19, 2022 to July 22, 2022
Emerging Technology Awareness for the Warfighter
July 26, 2022 to July 28, 2022
Strategic Communication Workshop SCW
August 8, 2022 to August 12, 2022
Center for Executive Education NSLS Workshop
August 30, 2022 to September 1, 2022
Emerging Technology Awareness (ETA) for the Warfighter

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Department of Meteorology
589 Dyer Road, Bldg. 235, Room 254
Monterey, CA 93943-5114
93943

Program Officer: 
METOCProgramOfficer@nps.edu.

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Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Meteorology Chairman

Welcome to the Meteorology Department. Our department was founded in 1946 and throughout its history has been one of the leading meteorology programs in the country. We offers both Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The program is open to U.S. Officers from all branches of the military service, government civilians, and international officers from allied countries. The objective of the curriculum is to provide students with a sound understanding of the science of meteorology and to develop the technical expertise to provide and utilize meteorological data and models in support of all aspects of weather-dependent operations.

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