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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 

22nd Annual Kuehnast Lecture

"The New Communication Climate"
An exploration of issues and opportunities arising as both the environment and the media experience an era of unprecedented and unpredictable change.

Andrew Revkin
Science Journalist - New York Times
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding - Pace University

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Student Center Theater


Fall 2014 Seminar Series

SWAC - Pete Boulay fall seminar

Pete Boulay
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

"Naming Geographical Features in Minnesota"

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
365 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

Lecturer (.pdf)
Post-Doctoral Associate (.pdf)
Research Associate (.pdf)
Research Fellow (.pdf)
Research Specialist (.pdf)


Soil, Water, and Climate Fall 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