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The AMS's Board on Higher Education (AMS BHE) undertook a survey of atmospheric science graduate programs in the United States and Canada during 2007-08. The survey was performed with assistance from AMS headquarters and in cooperation with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Survey responses were solicited with an e-mail to all UCAR members and academic affiliates. Usable responses were received from 29 schools, representing a broad array of programs, some large and some small, some exclusively atmospheric science and some interdisciplinary. For some courses, admission may happen in the course of evaluating applications, while for others, admission may only occur when students receive offers. Graduate schools in the atmospheric sciences generally involves considerable financial support in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships. The academic characteristics of the students were assessed objectively.
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Nielsen-Gammon, J. W., Avilés, L. B., & Joseph, E.