Lectures in the Fields of Meteorology and Climatology Mission
In 1992, the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate was honored by the establishment of an endowment provided by the family of former Minnesota State Climatologist, Earl Louis, and his wife, Leila (Newbrough) Kuehnast. The endowment is used to further teaching and research programs in climatology and meteorology. The Kuehnast Lecture Series is sponsored by this endowment.
Nolan Doesken, "
The story of CoCoRaHS and a continuation of Earl Kuehnast's amazing legacy" (2019) Marjorie McGuirk, "
Climate and society: Lessons from transportation" (2018) Mark Seeley, "
Forty years as extension climatologist: Learning how science and citizenship can unite us" (2017) Bob Inglis and Paul Douglas,
"How free enterprise can solve climate change" and "A case for climate conservatism" (2016) Dr. Thomas Peterson, "
The Story of Climate Data" (2015) Andrew Revkin, "
The New Communication Climate" (2014) Piers Sellers, "The Race to Understand a Changing Planet" (2013)
David Phillips, Sue Grimmond, Harold Brooks, "A Mini-Climate School" (2012)
Gavin Schmidt, "What Are Climate Models Good For? (And How Do We Know?)" (2011)
Ben Santer and Eileen Seah, "Strengths/Weaknesses of Climate Models" and "Climate Services for Society" (2010)
Dennis Baldocchi, "Breathing of the Biosphere: How Physics Sets the Limits and Biology Does the Work" (2009)
Susan Solomon, "A World of Change: Climate Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" (2008)
Kerry Emanuel, "Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes" (2007)
Julie Winkler, "The Pileus Project: Climate Science in Support of Decision Making for an Intensively-Managed Agricultural Crop" (2006)
Walt Lyons, "The State of Science Education and the American Meteorological Society" (2005)
Wallace Broecker, "The Role of Sea Ice in Global Climate" (2004)
Henry N. Pollack, "Climate Change: A View from Underground" (2003)
Panel Discussion, "Global Climate Change: Uncertainties, Risks, and Values in Determining Public Policy" (2002)
Richard H. Skaggs, "An Idiosyncratic History of Climate" (2001)
Roger Pielke, Jr., "Beyond Global Warming Yes or No" (2000)
John M. Norman, "Evapotranspiration: From Canopies to Continents" (1999)
Kevin E. Trenberth, "What's happening with El Nino and La Nina" (1998)
Elisabeth A. Holland, "Global Nitrogen Cycling" (1997)
Donald G. Baker, "A Brief Excursion Into Three Agricultural Revolutions" (1996)
Sherwood B. Idso, "Carbon dioxide and the biosphere" (1995)
Paul E. Waggoner, "How Much Land Can 10 Billion People Spare?" (1993)
Stanley A. Chagnon, "Is Climate Still Important?" (1993)