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Bonnie McCallister (left), Dolly Na-Yemeh (center), and Rachel Kaiser (right) - 2017 Outstanding Students

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.

Isaac Bowers (left) and Kate Love (right) receive 2017 Outstanding Student Awards

Faculty at the 2017 Kentucky GEOBEE State finals

Dr. Royhan Gani Leads the IBA Team to Victory in Regional Competition.

Semester-at-Sea Students on the Iceland voyage

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Chair Fred Siewers

 In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,

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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.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

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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 xingang.fan@wku.edu for more information about his research and projects, as well as for opportunities in collaborative research.

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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...

 

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Department Events and News

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      Cool Video, Logan Mitchell
      Dr Polk appears on the BBC
      Faculty/Student Articles
      MS Geoscience program
      Becoming a Meteorologist


      Scholarship Information
      Iceland Summer Program
      Stormchasers on View
      Keeling on Outlook
      Grad Student wins award
      Supercomputer research
      University Events


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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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