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Atmospheric Sciences & Hydrometeorlogy


The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS) at the University of Arizona was created in January 2016 when the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) approved the merger of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources. HAS offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degree programs and courses the combines an interdisciplinary approach within are various programs and other university-wide programs. We offer Master’s of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in atmospheric sciences, hydrology, and hydrometeorology; and undergraduate degree programs in environmental hydrology and meteorology.

Our vision is to lead the world in integrated and quantitative hydrologic and atmospheric sciences and to develop the knowledge needed to solve the water, hydrogeologic, weather, and climate related problems in the world.

Our mission is to build an integrated program that considers the fate and transport of water, energy, and chemical constituents throughout the atmosphere and geosphere.  We will achieve this by:

  • Eliminating disciplinary boundaries between the hydrologic and atmospheric sciences, leading to new approaches to characterize, monitor, and model the hydrosphere,
  • Building a highly cross-disciplinary curriculum and collaborative research program extending from undergraduate students through senior faculty.

Our goal is to lead a new approach to analysis and understanding of hydrogeologic processes that views the land-atmosphere interface as a new frontier of opportunities rather than a disciplinary barrier.

Information regarding HAS, faculty, research and former departments histories can be found at our department website:

Updated date: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:39