Dev S Niyogi Dev S Niyogi

 Professor of Agronomy and Indiana State Climatologist

  Department: Agronomy
  Phone: 765.494.6574
  Fax: 765.496.2926
  Office: Lilly 2-420

Area of Expertise: Land use land cover change, Biosphere – Atmosphere Interactions, Agricultural Meteorology, Severe Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Climate Change, Remote Sensing​

Curriculum Vitae​

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Involves both field observations and modeling analysis, for process studies, hypothesis – driven experimentation, and societal applications. Research focus is on studying and representing land surface processes and effects of vegetation – atmosphere interactions on environmental processes at different scales. Current research projects are in following areas: Severe weather prediction, droughts, heavy rainfall processes, applications of satellite remote sensing data, cyberinfrastructure, agriculture meteorology, applied climatology, hydrometeorology, boundary layer and mesoscale processes, landfalling tropical cyclones, Remote and Land based Observational Systems.

Research areas

Journal Papers

Conference Proceedings

Book Chapters



Weather and Climate – during Spring semester (undergraduate course)
Land Surface Modeling – during Fall semester (graduate course)
other courses depending on student requirements and research underway.



State Climatologist for Indiana and Director State Climate Office of Indiana
The State Climate Office is the source of all climate information and official climate data for the State.
The State Climate Office is engaged in research, outreach and educational activities related to monitoring, predicting, and developing applications of climate information that would benefit the citizens and organizations in the state. The state climatologist is also a link with the national climate programs and studies and provides expertise on various aspects of climate and environmental studies.


Professional Experience

02/05 – Present Indiana State Climatologist, State Climate Office of Indiana, Purdue University
02/05 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, Purdue University
05/04  02/05 Adjunct Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
01/01  05/04 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University
01/01 – 02/05 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
01/02  06/ 02 Acting State Climatologist and Director of State Climate Office of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
01/01 – 03/03 Associate State Climatologist for North Carolina (NC ECO Net), State Climate Office of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
02/98 – 12/00 Assistant State Climatologist (AgNet), State Climate Office of North Carolina, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Meteorologist, and Department of Horticulture Science, North Carolina State University

Awards and Honors


Seeds for Success Award, Purdue University

Invited member to various AMS, AGU committees.

Editorial board/ associate editor for AMS Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, AGU Journal of Water Resources Research, Review Editor for Climate Research.



Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences) – North Carolina State University, 2000
Dissertation: Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions coupled with CO2 and Soil Moisture Changes


Date joined staff: February 2005​

Department of Agronomy, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-4773

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