SUNY Oswego is known for its sunsets, wind storms, and lake-effect weather. Oswego's exciting weather allows for students to experience the weather they are studying. Every year students experience Oswego's weather in the form of lake-effect snow, interesting ice formations on Lake Ontario, and occasionally wind storms, waterspouts, and lightning in lake-effect snow. Members of the close-knit community of the meteorology program enjoy viewing the weather from the shores of Lake Ontario. At Oswego, you'll find a very active student chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Activities of the organization include trips to local National Weather Service offices, news stations, conferences, and hosting our own Great Lakes Atmospheric Science Symposium.
The size of the meteorology program allows for smaller classes, and more attention from all the professors, who have various areas of expertise. This allows for a diverse learning environment in our department and a variety of interesting electives to choose from. In the coming years, students will enjoy the opportunity to participate in leading edge lake-effect research. Before graduating, students will have hands-on experience with weather instrumentation, computer programming, and a solid background in synoptic and dynamic meteorology. Throughout your studies at Oswego, you will find a great support group from your fellow students and professors who all want to see you succeed in the field of meteorology.
Program description courtesy Jason Keeler ('07)
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