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Geography & Atmospheric Science

Geography and Atmospheric Science at KU offers cutting-edge research and a rigorous education to make a real-world difference in people's lives.

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The study of geography encompasses landscape and physical features of the planet and human activity, the environment and resources, migration, and much more.
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Atmospheric Science

The study of atmospheric science enables us to understand human interactions with the environment and generate solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives.
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Geography and Atmospheric Science Events

News from the Geography & Atmospheric Science Department


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KU Geography Student Receives Prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Award

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas geography doctoral candidate Carolisa Watson has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award.

Two KU programs Win University Economic Development Association Awards

LAWRENCE — Two University of Kansas programs recently won University Economic Development Association Awards of Excellence at the 2022 UEDA Annual Summit.

KU Announces Recipients of Keeler Intra-University Professorships for 2022-2023

LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2022-2023 academic year.