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Meteorology and Oceanography. — A chair in meteorology was created in 1954 in the Civil Engineering department, and the subsequent program transferred in 1961 to the Department of Engineering Mechanics. In 1963, with the addition of an oceanographer from the College of Literature, Science, and Arts, the Department of Meteorology and Oceanography was founded. Graduate degrees were offered in the late 1950s, and an undergraduate degree was instituted in the early 1960s. Research involves lakes and oceans as well as the atmosphere and stratosphere — from the chemistry of lake water and its bearing on marine life to studies of air pollution for both government and industry.

The University of Michigan, an Encyclopedic Survey Supplement, Page 135.

History of the University of Michigan

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences