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Kentucky Climate Center

Welcome

Kentucky's climate is both a valuable resource and an ever present threat. It helps to shape the economy and contributes to the quality of life that people enjoy in communities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  But it also is characterized by hazards, including floods, droughts, heat and cold waves, snow and ice, and severe weather events, such as tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds.

The Kentucky Climate Center is an innovator in the delivery of climate services to meet the needs of business and industry, government, education, organizations, and individuals throughout Kentucky.  It is a participant in the National Climate Services Partnership and home to the State Climate Office of Kentucky, as recognized by the American Association of State Climatologists.  The Kentucky Mesonet, a statewide, research-grade weather and climate monitoring network, is a project of the Center.  Through the Climate Research Laboratory, faculty engage students in conducting research on various aspects of the climate system and its impacts on society.  Follow the links in the left margin for more information.

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Foster

Dr. Stuart A. Foster, Director

State Climatologist for Kentucky

stuart.foster@wku.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Rezaul MahmoodMahmood

Associated Director

rezaul.mahmood@wku.edu

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