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  • Particles from an exploding meteor that reached the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago. The particles are evidence of an airburst — a large meteorite or comet collision with the atmosphere that leaves no crater behind — that created a jet of melted and vaporized meteoritic material that passed through the atmosphere to reach the Earth’s surface. (Courtesy of Scott Peterson /

    International study discovers ancient meteoritic impact over Antarctica 430,000 years ago

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  • Category 5 storm Hurricane Michael is seen via satellite during landfall over the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    FSU researchers confirm utility of theory in predicting tropical cyclone intensities

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  • Munir Humayun photo

    International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

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  • Michael Farrar photo

    FSU alum named President of American Meteorological Society

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  • Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science doctoral candidate Renee Richardson and recent Department of Biological Science doctoral graduate Abbey Engleman photo

    FSU grad student and alumna earn NOAA’s prestigious Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

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  • The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was a record-smasher – and it’s raising more concerns about climate change (Allison Wing co-author)

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  • Allison Wing, assistant professor in the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science.

    Greenhouse effect of clouds instrumental in origin of tropical storms.(Dr. Wing featured)

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  • Graduate student Samantha Howe.

    FSU researchers track nutrient transport in the Gulf of Mexico

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  • A view of the Stordalen mire in Sweden. Photo by Clarice Perryman / University of New Hampshire

    FSU teams with 13 other universities to investigate effect of climate change on Arctic ecosystems

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  • The seismometer is installed outside of the new EOAS building. (From left) Bob Hutt, geology graduate student James Eke, former EOAS chair James Tull and assistant research specialist Gary White.

    New FSU seismometer detects earthquakes around the world

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  • Recycled ancient crust returns to the oceanic ridges. Credit: Caroline McNiel/National MagLab

    FSU MagLab geochemists solve mystery of Earth’s vanishing crust

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EOAS Fall 2020 Contact & COVID-19 Information

Departmental Vision

The Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) conducts research and offers instruction in the fields of Environmental Science, Geology, Oceanography, and Meteorology. The Department’s goals are to contribute to scientific knowledge by conducting world‐class research, and to be a source of information for the public and decision makers. The department offers undergraduate degrees in environmental sciences with a strong interdisciplinary core, and in geology and meteorology. Graduate degrees are offered in environmental science, geology, oceanography and meteorology at MS and PhD levels.

To offer the best education, our tenure track faculty personally teach and mentor students, minimizing the role of adjuncts. EOAS faculty are resolute in the belief that their science plays an essential role in the life of the University, state and nation and in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. They are committed to expanding and strengthening that role. EOAS faculty are also committed to offering students rigorous field‐camps, research experiences and cruises, and internships. These experiences are essential to a rounded education. EOAS retains excellence in its established areas of research with vigorous recruitment of highly qualified graduate students and faculty.

Diversity Statement

At EOAS we continuously work to create an inclusive department that fully reflects the diverse community we serve. We seek to accomplish this by recruiting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and promoting and strengthening under-represented groups within EOAS. Here, we build on an inclusive culture in which difference is welcomed and valued. We embrace the responsibility of providing and nurturing an affirming climate that supports and celebrates individual identities across a broad spectrum while ensuring equitable treatment. We strongly believe that different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences drive creativity and innovation, and deliver better results.

We have a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind. At EOAS everyone is welcome!

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: View Page

Resources for sharing information regarding concerning incidents or behavior in the FSU community can be found at: View Page

Specific policies for faculty procedures and responsibilities when a student reports sexual misconduct to you are found at: View Page

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Undergraduate Programs


With five majors and many specialties to choose from, our degree programs include geology, environmental science and meteorology-delivering the very finest Earth Science education.

Graduate Programs


We offer nine Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs with unique offering of graduate programs that provide the highest quality of education and with an intensive research experience.


Research opportunities in Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Ocean Science, Biogeochemistry, Climate Science, Geophysical Dynamics and Natural Hazards are available at seven exciting research facilities.

Meet the faculty, researchers and staff that make this one of the best Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Science departments.


Departmental schedule of events,meetings and seminars

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Latest comments,current events, news and thoughts from FSU-EOAS community

Current Weather

Weather updates from the departmental weather station.

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