THE DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) had its beginnings in 1969 with the arrival of Professor Yoshimitsu Ogura to the University of Illinois campus. Professor Ogura was recruited from Japan by Illinois to establish a Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) within the Graduate College. Thereafter, Department of Atmospheric Sciences moved to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and established a highly regarded undergraduate degree program. Explore the links to the right to learn more about our Department and the services we provide.