Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Perry Samson
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Perry Samson

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science

Office: 1539 Space Research Building
Phone: (734) 763-6213
Fax: (734) 936-0503


Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Chemical meteorology; computer simulation of atmospheric transport and chemistry of contaminants, applications of meteorological and air pollution instrumentation; educational technology

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Air Quality
  • Meteorological analysis and interpretation of atmospheric trace constituents
  • Regional-scale transport and deposition of air pollutants Education
  • Use of visualization in survey-level science classes
  • Development of Internet-enabled learning objects


  • AOSS 102, Extreme Weather
  • AOSS 463, Air Pollution Meteorology

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

Professional Service

Executive Board, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Updated: 2014-08-25