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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting “Land Cover Change, Irrigation, and their Impacts on Climate” in Hardin Hall, Room 107 on Sept. 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Rezaul Mahmood will be the keynote speaker. He is a professor at Western Kentucky University, specializing in weather and climate science.

Mahmood’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and others.

His research focuses on meso-scale meteorology – the study of weather systems of a certain size, including sea breezes – and climatology and observations, among other climate and weather-related subjects.

In addition, he has published more than 65 peer-reviewed papers in many journals.

Mahmood received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He started working at Western Kentucky University in 2001 and was one of the main leaders in the development of the Kentucky Mesonet and WKU’s High Performance Computing Center.