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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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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.
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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.