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The Department of Meteorology was founded in 1946 and throughout its history has had one of the leading meteorology programs in the country. It offers both Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The program is open to U.S. Officers from all branches of the military service, government civilians, and international officers from allied countries. The objective of the curriculum is to provide students with a sound understanding of the science of meteorology and to develop the technical expertise to provide and utilize meteorological data and models in support of all aspects of weather-dependent operations.

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MR Department Blimp Used at Ft. Ord Burn
Posted 10/18/2006 3:50:43 PM, US Navy Photo by MC2 (AW) Mike DiFranco.

NPS meteorologists Dick Lind (left), Peter Guest (center) and Bob Creasey (right) test a Tethersonde Blimp before using it at a prescribed burn on Ft. Ord, October 19. The blimp will hoist a sensing pack above the burn location to test wind direction, speed and temperature, as well as humidity and pressure.(Released)

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