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The Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) offers a strong graduate program with students working on a wide variety of research projects. Approximately 30 graduate students are enrolled in the program as well as approximately 8 undergraduate research scholars. Students in COAPS come from a number of disciplines including meteorology, oceanography, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics and information studies.
Undergraduate research scholars receive training in meteorological analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS) applications or map making, web design and computer graphics. When in residence, all COAPS students receive training in the many computer software applications and programming that form the backbone of the research performed at the Center.
COAPS faculty is comprised of members of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Research scientists from different disciplines are also on staff to guide the students in their studies.
Past student projects cover a wide range of subjects from Indian Ocean surface fluxes to using satellite data in ocean models and even hurricane forecasting. Incoming students can choose to study any of these subjects and more as they get started on their careers in ocean-atmospheric prediction studies.