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November 2015

Mild and dry weather expected initially this winter in Indiana
Indiana likely will be mild and dry early this winter and then return to more normal weather later in the season ...

August 2015

June-July rainfall in Indiana not a record, but it's close
July rainfall combined with June's historic rains to turn the two months into the second-wettest June and July on record in Indiana

July 2015

State Climate Office: Indiana rains set record for month of June
Indiana set a record for rainfall in the month of June, with a state average of 9.03 inches

September 2014

October weather outlook: More seasonal - for a change
After an unusually cool and wet summer, Indiana might very well see a return to more normal conditions as autumn sets in.

August 2014

Purdue agronomist: Corn crop promising but halfway to go yet
Indiana's corn is showing potential to produce a bumper crop for the second consecutive year, but much of it could "suffer quickly"

January 2013

Indiana State Climatologist and Purdue agricultural economists help Hoosiers understand important issues.

July 2012

Past 12 months warmest ever recorded in United States
"That is an intriguing and fairly dangerous kind of event that obviously has affects on humans," Niyogi said, referring to drought...

June 2012

Water usage concerns during dry weather
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - With the drought we've been having, lasting now for one month, Climatologist Dr. Dev Niyogi at Purdue says this is the perfect ...

Webinar by Dev Niyogi on Climate Impact on Community Planning
When: 06/21/2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Recording is at

August 2011

Aug 18 Seminar by Dev Niyogi on Climate Change at Indianapolis.

June 2011

Faculty, Staff and Students of Indiana State Climate Office attended the DRInet Symposium on June 21-22 at Purdue University and the Climate Services Workshop in Indianapolis, IN, June 23-24.

Yang, Z.-L., G.-Y. Niu, K. E. Mitchell, F. Chen, M. B. Ek, M. Barlage, K. Manning, D. Niyogi, M. Tewari, and Y. Xia, 2011: The Community Noah Land Surface Model with Multi-Parameterization Options (Noah-MP): 2. Evaluation over Global River Basins, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, No. D12, D12110, doi:10.1029/2010JD015140,

Niu, G.-Y., Z.-L. Yang, K. E. Mitchell, F. Chen, M. B. Ek, M. Barlage, L. Longuevergne, A. Kumar, K. Manning, D. Niyogi, E. Rosero, M. Tewari, and Y. Xia, 2011: The Community Noah Land Surface Model with Multi-Parameterization Options (Noah-MP): 1. Model Description and Evaluation with Local-scale Measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D12, D12109,doi:10.1029/2010JD015139.

May 2011

Purdue press release and media follow up on Indianapolis urban areas impact on thunderstorm (May 26, 2011)

Dev visited the National Weather Service Central Region in Kansas City, MO, May 25- 26. The meeting led to the kick off of a multistate collaborative project planning on improved products such as soil moisture.

Dev was quoted, and the lab research highlighted in the Journal and Courier (May 24, 2011)

Dev visited CAPTEC - Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation at the University of Purto Rico- San Juan from May 15 - 21.

Dev Niyogi met with the Polis Center of Indianapolis for regional vulnerability assessment studies related to hydrological extremes.

Dev Niyogi visited different Indiana counties for flood assessments.

April 2011

Dev Niyogi and Ken Scheeringa were interviewed by various media outlets for stories related to the severe weather, Indiana flooding, and the emergency response.

Dev Niyogi was an invited participated and gave two talks for the Federal Highway Authority/ DOT climate change adaptation and mitigation in transportation peer exchange workshop. The meeting was coordinated by the DOT/FHWA in Indianapolis Government Center.

Wu Z., X. Wang, F. Chen, A. A. Turnipseed, A. B. Guenther, D. Niyogi, U. Charusombat*, B. Xia, J. W. Munger, K. Alapaty, 2011Evaluating the calculated dry deposition velocities of reactive nitrogen oxides and ozone from two community models over a temperate deciduous forest, 45, 2663-2674. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.02.063

Dev Niyogi visited Science Center at St. Louis and reviewed the climate change exhibit April 22-23, 2011.

Lei Ming defended his Ph D dissertation on effect of urbanization on regional rainfall climatology. (04/12/2011)

Ming Lei PhD defense on April 12, 2:00 PM at Civil Conference room, 2nd floor. Open to everyone.

Dev Niyogi attended the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual meeting in Orlando, FL. He was one of the invited speakers at the symposium on climate change education.

March 2011

Invited talk at NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Science Team Meeting, University of Maryland.

On camera interview regarding Seasonal Climate Outlook by Ken Scheeringa and Dev Niyogi.

Paul Schmid submitted a PRF proposal on Aerosols and Urban Landuse Effects on Storms.

"Factor Separation in the Atmosphere-Applications and Future Porspects" book is published and we have two chapters which are available here.

Dev Niyogi will be the featured lunch-on speaker at the 126th Annual Academy Meeting of the THE INDIANA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE March 4-5, 2011 at IUPUI, Indianapolis.

January 2011

Dev Niyogi gave an invited talk on the Drought of 2010 at the Indiana Horticultural Congress, January 18 - 20, 2011 The Wyndham Indianapolis.

August 2010

Dev Niyogi gave an invited presentation to the 2nd Annual Upper Midwest Food, Fuel and Fiber Workshop Tour, Aug 31 Sep 2, 2010, Beck Center, West Lafayette, IN

Congratulations to Lei Ming for receiving the Best Student Paper award at the American Meteorological Society Urban Symposium at Keystone, CO. Paper title: Ming Lei, D. Niyogi, C. Kishtawal, J. M. Shepherd, and J. Entin, 2010, Does the Summer Heavy Rainfall Climatology over east United States show Urbanization Impacts?, 9th Symp. On Urban Environment, American Meteorological Society, 1 6 August, 2010, Keystone, CO.

July 2010

Vanessa's poster presentation on Friday, July 30 2010.

Tropical storms endure over wet land, fizzle over dry

Congratulations to Joseph Alfieri, who is doing his PhD with our group, for winning 2 awards!

Plains Drought Cycle Has Long History, Ominous Future

Global Warming May Alter Atlantic Currents, Study Says

Volcanoes curb wetland emissions

NASA press release from our group

Tiny Air Particles Change How Much Carbon Plants Absorb

Outlook Maps, Graphs and Tables

Can Earth Take the Heat of 'global brightening'?

In Rockies Meadow, Early Spring Gives Some Experts Chills

To track global warming, watch the water flow

Greenhouse gases 'do warm oceans'

Recent Publications

A148. Hsin-I Chang, A. Kumar, D. Niyogi, U. C. Mohanty, F. Chen, and J. Dudhia, 2007, Impact of physical parameterization and land use land cover change on the simulation of the July 26, 2005 heavy rain event over Mumbai, India, 21st Conf. on Hydrology, AMS Annual meeting, 15 - 18 January 2007, San Antonio, TX.

A147. Margaret A. LeMone, F. Chen, M. Tewari, J. G. Alfieri, and D. Niyogi, 2007, A method to describe horizontal variability of daytime Sensible and Latent Heat Flux, 21st Conf. on Hydrology, AMS Annual meeting, 15 - 18 January 2007, San Antonio, TX.

A146. Merwade V., S. Kumar, C. Song, L. Zhao, R. Govindaraju, D. Niyogi, 2007, Cyberinfrastructure for End-to-End Environmental Explorations, AGU Fall Meeting 2 Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13a-0985 San Francisco, CA.

Lab Activities

Summer has started and we have several people joining the group. For the complete listing, please check the Members page.

Dr. Kiran Alapaty, NSF Climate & Large Scale Dynamics Program, visited the lab. (click the picture to enlarge)

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