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Department of Soil, Water, and Climate


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The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate offers teaching, research, and outreach in four interdisciplinary areas: atmospheric science, cropland and natural ecosystem sciences, soil science, and water sciences.

Current News and Events

Soil, Water, and Climate Seminar Series

SWAC - Lixxin Wang seminar
Dr. Lixin Wang
Department of Earth Sciences
Indiana University

Water, soil and vegetation in drylands: the effect of environmental changes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
375 Borlaug Hall
3:30 PM




The Profile 

LAAS Graduate Program

Mark Seeley: Minnesota Weather Almanac

Mark Seeley: Voyageur Skies

Department History

Soils Tour and SWAC Centennial BBQ photos (photobucket)

Connect with Soil, Water, and Climate

SWAC-facbook logo

Job Postings

Faculty Positions in Robotics & Sensors for Precision Ag (.pdf)
Lecturer (.pdf)
Post-Doctoral Associate (.pdf)
Research Associate (.pdf)
Research Fellow (.pdf)
Research Specialist (.pdf)


Soil, Water, and Climate Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Retirement Celebration for Dr. Terry Cooper! (photos, facebook album)
Video of Dr. Cooper's Last Lecture!

DIG IT! The Secrets of Soil
at the Bell Museum of Natural History

Kuehnast Lecture Series

Larson/Allmaras Lecture Series