About the Department and WKU
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. We are the most internationalized department at WKU! Click on scholarship information.
Featured Faculty Member for September: - XINGANG FAN, Ph.D., joined the Department in August 2009. He is an atmospheric scientist with interests in weather and climate modeling and prediction, as well as in multidisciplinary areas such as the interactions between weather-climate and soil temperature and moisture, land use and vegetation, geothermal heat flow, and karst landscapes. His long-term interests concern the impact of land surfaces on weather and climate, particularly soil temperature and moisture. In the mesoscale modeling area, he has conducted research on satellite data assimilation in an attempt to improve cloud modeling, surface wind modeling and, ultimately, to improve the accuracy of weather prediction. In climate studies, he has conducted studies and published in climate predictability, climate downscaling and applications, regional climate change and afforestation/reforestation, seasonal to annual climate prediction, as well as climate modeling. Raw data analysis and diagnostic studies applying statistical methods are also components of his studies. Dr. Fan has broad interests in weather, climate, and environmental sciences. You can contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about his research and projects, as well as for opportunities in collaborative research.
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...
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Department Mailing Address:
Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
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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