Research and education

Theses

  • Synoptic atmospheric conditions, land cover, and equivalent temperature variations in Kentucky. Completed by: Dolly Na-Yemeh. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood, May, 2017
  • Dispersion of ammonia from concentrated animal feeding operations. Completed by: Austin Wardall. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood, December, 2016
  • Assessing meso-scale equivalent temperature in Kentucky. Completed by: Keri Younger. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2015
  • Emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations during wet and dry periods in the Southeastern United States. Completed by: Jesse Winchester. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. March, 2015
  • Land cover change and its impacts on a flash flood producing rain event in eastern Kentucky. Completed by: William Rodgers. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood April, 2014
  • Station exposure and resulting bias in temperature observations: A comparison of the Kentucky Mesonet and ASOS data. Completed by: James Kyle Thompson. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. December, 2014.
  • Application of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to simulate a squall line: Implications of choosing parametrization scheme combinations and model initialization data sets. Completed by: Mitchell Gaines. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2012
  • Economic impacts of drought on Kentucky corn, hay, and soybeans. Completed by: Kortney E. Craft. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. January, 2011
  • Information technology implementation decisions to support the Kentucky Mesonet. Completed by: Michael Grogan. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2010
  • Near surface atmospheric response to simulated changes in land-cover, vegetation fraction, soil moisture over western Kentucky. Completed by: Ronnie Leeper. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. Summer, 2009
  • An analysis of key aspects of warm and cool season flash flooding in the southern Appalachians. Completed by: William Baldwin. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2007
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of observed soil moisture data from Nebraska. Completed by: Ashley Littell. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2007
  • Flash flooding in eastern Kentucky: An analysis of 3-4 August 2001 event. Completed by: Christina Henry. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. November, 2006
  • The relationship between meteorological patterns and rural ground ozone concentration. Completed by Dasen Kendrick. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. December, 2005
  • Evaluating Spatial Variability of Precipitation in Kentucky with Exploratory Data Analysis. Completed by Daniel R. Taylor. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. September, 2004

Honors Theses

  • Aerosol size distribution measurements during the 2014 NASA SARP Campaign in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Completed by: Victoria Hampton. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2015
  • Constructing a Radar data-based Summer Season Flash Flood Rainfall Climatology of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. Completed by: Jane M. Wix. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. April, 2010
  • Sensitivity of planetary boundary layer to varying soil moisture: A comparison of the MM5 and the RAMS simulations. Completed by: Astrid Gonzalez. Thesis Project Director: Dr. Rezaul Mahmood. May, 2010

The Kentucky Climate Center operates the Kentucky Mesonet, which serves as the official source of climatological observations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Monthly summaries of daily data collected by the Kentucky Mesonet are available at no charge.

History

  • The Kentucky Climate Center was created
    1978
  • Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) of Distinction
    1998
  • The State Climate Office for Kentucky by the American Association of State Climatologists
    2002

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The Kentucky Climate Center also maintains an archive of historical climate data and documents in various forms. We also have access to online climate databases and can help find the information you need.
Simple requests may be filled by telephone, or use our Request Form.

1906 College Heights Blvd #31066 Bowling Green, KY 42101
270.745.4567
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