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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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News from the Geography & Atmospheric Science Department

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.

Study Will Sharpen Understanding of Precipitation's Influence on Aerosols in the Atmosphere

LAWRENCE — A new $620,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will enable a University of Kansas atmospheric scientist to research how aerosols, clouds and precipitation interact over ocean waters, with the goal of producing more accurate Earth System Models.

Study details how Middle East dust intensifies summer monsoons on Indian subcontinent

LAWRENCE — New research from the University of Kansas published in Earth-Science Reviews offers insight into one of the world’s most powerful monsoon systems: the Indian summer monsoon.

Ambitious project spanning 5 states, 8 institutions will focus on intermittent streams

LAWRENCE — A major new research project headquartered at the University of Kansas will investigate how intermittent streams — the half of the world’s streams that flow only part of the year — support both the environment and humankind.