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Department of Geography and Geology

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Kianoosh Ebrahimi (left), Tyler Smith (center), and Brita Austin receive their 2015 Outstanding Student Awards

Jonathan Oglesby conducts research on water issues in Niger with the Songhai people

Summer Storm Chasing Class with Dr. Josh Durkee

Geo-faculty assist with the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Dr. Josh Durkee shot this quad-copter image from 350 ft. above WKU’s campus showing approaching fog on Sept. 9.

Wendy Decroix receives the WKU Outstanding Staff Award for 2014

Jeremy Weber, a graduate of our GIS program, discussed Geo-Jobe’s new GIS application. (Photo by Kevin Cary)

University Distinguished Professor of Geography, David J. Keeling

Caleb Chappell and Dr Celestian presenting their research at the 2015 ACA meeting

Outstanding Students 2015 - Austin Williams (left) and Michelle Foley (right), introduced by Dr David Keeling (center)

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Head David Keeling

 In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,


Evidence and Argument is the "Scientific Method." Our programs are the starting place for all things Geoscience related. From here you can explore courses taught and research conducted by world-class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography/geology/meteorology/GIS degree from WKU will put you on the map. Click on scholarship information.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

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Featured Faculty Member for November: - REZAUL MAHMOOD, Ph.D., specializes in hydroclimatology (soil moisture and precipitation) and agricultural climatology. Currently, he is working on the soil moisture climatology of the Northern Great Plains and its relationship with long-term climate conditions: impacts of land use on near-surface hydrologic cycle components, including soil moisture, evapotranspiration, and temperature; drought, surface solar radiation modeling and dew point temperature modeling. He also investigates scale issues in soil-moisture measurement and modeling. Over the past few years, Rezaul has conducted research on monsoonal precipitation and soil moisture availability, modeling their impacts on rainfed rice productivity. He also has examined climate change and temperature variability and modeled their impacts on crop productivity, irrigation water requirements, and cropping pattern. Rezaul has published his research in a number of peer-reviewed Journals, including Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Ecological Modeling, Physical Geography, and Progress in Physical Geography. For more information about his research topics and agenda, visit his Vita, or contact Dr. Mahmood at or at (270) 745-5979.

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The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU offers excellent undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities and is a leader in relevant research and public service. Read about the Department's Study Abroad and international activities in the Alumni Magazine. Learn More...



      New Weather Museum
      Cool Video with Logan Mitchell
      Dr Polk appears on the BBC
      Publications by faculty/students
      MS Geoscience program
      Becoming a Meteorologist
      Fall 2014 GEOGRAM Newsletter

Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      Iceland Summer Program
      Stormchasers on View f-t Hill
      Keeling on WKU-PBS Outlook
      Grad Student wins major award
      Supercomputer aids research
      University Events

Department Event Calendar

Department News Archive

Department Mailing Address:

Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
Room 304
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Height Blvd. #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, USA
Office: (270) 745-4555; Fax: (270) 745-6410

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