The Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry (MAC) carries out broadly based research on the chemistry of marine waters and the marine atmosphere, and maintains a high-quality well-rounded graduate program leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The Division's activities are focused on understanding the cycling and transport of chemicals in the oceans and atmosphere. A central theme underlying much of the research in the Division is to use our understanding of geochemical cycles in order to assess the impact of man's activities on global and regional scales.
MAC is the only major marine and atmospheric chemistry department in the world that is located in the subtropics with easy access to the tropics. The Division has a wide variety of ships available in the University and NOAA fleets, and it has an intensive sea-going schedule over the next few years.