The Laurea Magistrale in Atmospheric Science and Technology (LMAST) is a Master of Science (MSc) degree in the Physics class (LM-17), organized as an international inter-university program, jointly proposed by the Sapienza University of Rome and University of L’Aquila. The unique feature of LMAST program is to educate master students with solid knowledge and specific skills in the domain of atmospheric science from a physics and an engineering perspective.
LMAST is a MSc born from the cooperation of 4 major university departments. LMAST is managed: in L’Aquila by the Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences (DSFC), whereas in Rome it is coordinated by the Department of Information engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications (DIET) at Sapienza University of Rome together with the Department of Physics (DF) and Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering (DICEA).
LMAST has been formally approved by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) on 15 June 2018 (D.M. 459). Its administrative center is at the University of L’Aquila.
LMAST includes fundamentals of fluid mechanics, meteorology, electromagnetics and statistical mechanics as well as satellite Earth observation, radar meteorology, atmospheric remote sensing, dynamical meteorology and climatic modelling, environmental meteorology and monitoring.
The course can be completed by choosing among a wide choice of interdisciplinary subjects such as: i) urban climatology, satellite geodesy and geomatics, advanced fluid mechanics, hydroclimatology, hydrological modelling; ii) advanced electromagnetics and scattering, optoelectronic sensors, machine learning, radar image processing, engineering electromagnetics, robust statistical data analysis and modelling; ii) atmospheric sounding, lidar remote sensing, radiative transfer in atmosphere, physics of non-linear systems, space weather, hydromeoteorological physics, atmospheric chemistry.
LMAST AS AN OPPORTUNITY
Stages for carrying out the master thesis are also foreseen through agreements with regional and national meteorological services as well research institutes and companies. The program emphasizes system-related and interdisciplinary aspects aiming at forming professional expertise as meteorologist, climatologist, forecaster, atmospheric scientist, remote sensing scientist, and environmental physicist LMAST is closely linked with research and innovation activities in the Italian and international job-market context related to agrometeorology, risk management, transport, climate adaptation, civil protection, renewable energy, energy management.
The LMAST graduate can obtain the Statement of learning curriculum conformity to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Recommendation 1083 “Guide to the implementation and education and training standards in meteorology and hydrology”, officially approved by the WMO National Permanent Representative on 23 May 2018 (M.D. ARM002 0033985).