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Time and Location

Seminars are held on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Computer and Space Science Building (Rm. 2400, New Wing).


Seminars are generally well attended by faculty and students from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, ESSIC and other departments of the University. They are also attended by scientists from NASA/GSFC, NOAA/NCEP, IGES/COLA, and other environmental science laboratories in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The series is widely advertised through direct-mailing and e-mail notices.

Due to the diverse background of the audience, we ask that you structure your talk so that the first 10 minutes are spent introducing the subject and motivating your work, and the next 10 minutes carefully explain the scientific strategy and techniques you have used, before presenting the details of your work. The total length of the talk should not exceed 50 minutes, to leave time for questions and discussion.

Directions to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (Campus Map)

Directions to the University of Maryland (Air/Auto/Metro/Train)

The three airports serve the Washington Metropolitan Area (time estimated for good traffic; substantial delay possible depending on traffic):
  1. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): 30 min by car (probably the most easily accessible of the three airports);
  2. Washington National Airport (DCA): 40 min. by car, also accessible by metro& taxi;
  3. Dulles International Airport (IAD): 45 min by car;
The nearest railway stations are New Carrollton and Union Station: both15-20 mins. by taxi from the campus.

The campus is also accessible via the Washington Metro (College Park stop on Green Line).

Hotels Near the University of Maryland

Popular choices include:
  1. UMUC University Inn and Conference Center (Marriott): on campus to the north; quiet setting with restaurant, 15 min walk to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science;
  2. Holiday Inn: to the north near I-495 College Park Ramp, 10min drive or use hotel shuttle (free) to/from campus;
  3. Quality Inn: to the south in downtown College Park on Baltimore Ave., 15-20 min walk to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science;
  4. Marriott in Greenbelt: more upscale, located in a business center, 15 min drive.
If you would like us to book an hotel for you, then please let Ms. Tammy Paolino (301.405.5413, or your host know.


If the Department is reimbursing your expenses, then please download and fill out the following Expense Statement (Ignore the "Calculate" button at the bottom of the form).

Original receipts are needed for the University to reimburse your expenses.

Please send your Expense Statement together with original receipts to:

Ms. Tammy Paolino,
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science,
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742-2425,

Further Assistance

Please contact Ms. Tammy Paolino at 301.405.5413, or