Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science

The Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science is a unit of the Department of Mathematics, within the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. A cornerstone of the Center is our PhD in Atmosphere Ocean Science and Mathematics, a companion to the department’s PhD in Mathematics.

News & Research


  • Modeling the mélange

    July 2, 2018

    Icebergs are formed by calving, a natural process during which the ends of marine terminating glaciers break off and fall into the ocean. In Greenland, glaciers often terminate in narrow fjords with complex geometries, in which large iceberg becomes stuck for many months, freeze together, and form a sea-ice/iceberg ... Read More

  • Unlocking the Kolmogorov code of turbulence

    July 2, 2018

    Atmosphere and ocean flows present us with a complicated jigsaw puzzle of energetic motions on many scales, ranging from slow planetary waves on scales of 10,000 kilometers or so all the way down to small-scale three-dimensional turbulence, where dissipation of kinetic energy might take place on a scale of ... Read More

  • What controls moisture above the clouds?

    May 10, 2018

    CAOS researchers developed a new model of a moist world to explore the role of the tropical tropopause layer in regulating stratospheric water vapor. Read More

  • Oxygen, turbulence, and life in the oceans

    May 9, 2018

    CAOS researchers in New York and Abu Dhabi are exploring the complex interaction between turbulent ocean transport, biological interactions and oxygen in the Indian Ocean. Read More

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Upcoming Events


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Friday, November 2, 2018
  • TBA
    Atmosphere Ocean Science Student Seminar
    Romeo Alexander, PhD Candidate, Courant Institute
    3:45PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Friday, November 9, 2018
  • TBA
    Atmosphere Ocean Science Student Seminar
    Wenjun Zhao and Chaohao Pan, PhD Candidates, Courant Institute
    3:45PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018
  • TBA
    Atmosphere Ocean Science Student Seminar
    Marguerite Brown, PhD Student, Courant Institute
    3:45PM, Warren Weaver Hall 1314

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