Rezaul Mahmood

Rezaul Mahmood

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Contact Information

TitleApplied Climatologist | Director, High Plains Regional Climate Center
Faculty RankProfessor
Address707 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-472-6166
  • fax: 402-472-2946
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Selected Publications

Fiebrich, C. A., Brinson, K. R., Mahmood, R., Foster, S. A., Schargorodski, M., Edwards, N. L., Redmond, C. A., Atkins, J. R., Andresen, J. A., and Lin, X. 2020. Towards the standardization of mesoscale meteorological networks. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 37: 2033-2048
Flanagan, P. X., Mahmood, R., Umphlett, N. A., Hacker, E., Ray, C., Sorensen, W., Shulski, M., Stiles, C. J., Pearson, D., and Fajman, P. 2020. A hydrometeorological assessment of the historic 2019 flood of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101: E817-E829 Online
López-Espinoza, E., Zavala-Hidalgo, J., Mahmood, R., Gómez-Ramos, R. 2020. Assessing the land use and land cover data representation on weather forecast quality: A case study in central Mexico. Atmosphere 11, 1242; doi:10.3390/atmos11111242. Online
Mahmood, R., Schargorodski, M., Rappin, E., Griffin, M., Collins, P., Knupp, K., Quilligan, A., Wade, R., Cary, K., and Foster, S. 2020. The total solar eclipse of 2017: Meteorological observations from a statewide mesonet and atmospheric profiling systems. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101: E720-737. Online
Na-Yemeh, D., Mamood, R., Goodrich, G., Younger, K., Cary, K., Durkee, J.D. 2020. Growing Season Air mass Equivalent Temperature (TE) in the East Central USA. Climate. 8,95: 1-17. Online
MAHMOOD, R., Schargorodski, M., Foster, S., Quilligan, A. 2019. A technical overview of the Kentucky Mesonet.36: 1753-1771. American Meteorology Society, September 2019: 1753-1771.Online
Nair, U., Rappin, E., Foshee, E., Smith, W., Pielke, R. A., Mahmood, R., Case, J. L., Blankenship, C. B., Shepherd, M., Santanello, J. A., Niyogi, D. 2019. Influence of land cover and soil moisture based brown ocean effect on an extreme rainfall event froOnline
Younger, K., Mahmood, R., Goodrich, G., Pielke, R. A., Durkee, J. 2019. Mesoscale surface equivalent temperature (TE) for East Central USA. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 136: 65-75.Online
Zhang, T., Mahmood, R., Lin, X., Pielke, R. A. 2019. Irrigation impacts on minimum and maximum surface moist enthalpy in the Central Great Plains of the USA. Weather and Climate Extremes, 23, 100197.Online
Johnson, C. M.*, Xingang, F., Mahmood, R., Groves, C., Polk, J., and Yan, J. 2018. Evaluating Weather Research and Forecasting model sensitivity to land and soil conditions representative of karst landscapes. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 166: 503-530. DOI 10.1007/s10546-017-0312-8
Mahmood, R. (2018). Drought and land cover conditions in the Great Plains. Earth Interactions.
Mahmood, R. (2018). Potential surface hydroclimate Responses to increases in greenhouse gas concentrations and land use and land cover changes. International Journal of Climatology.Online
Mahmood, R. (2018). Spatial and temporal analysis of a 17–year lightning climatology over Bangladesh with LIS data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology.
Mahmood, R., Ashley, A., Hubbard, K., You, J. (2012). Observed data-based assessment of relationships among soil moisture at various depths, precipitation, and temperature. Applied Geography, 34, 255-264.Online
Mahmood, R. and Hubbard, K. G. , Leeper, R., and Foster, S. A. 2008. Increase in near surface atmospheric moisture content due to land use changes: Evidence from the observed dew point temperature data. Monthly Weather Review. 136(4):1554-1561.Online
Mahmood, R., R. Pielke, Sr. and K.G. Hubbard. 2007. Effect of human activities on the atmosphere. Trans. American Geophysical Union. 88(52),Online
Pielke, R. A. Sr., C. Davey, D. Niyogi, K. G. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, H. Li, J. Neilsen-Gammon, K. P. Gallo, R. Hale, and J. Angel, 2007: Unresolved issues with the assessment of multidecadal global surface temperature trends. Journal of Geophysical ReseOnline
Adegoke, J.O. R.A. Pielke Sr., J. Eastman, R. Mahmood and Hubbard K.G. 2003. Impact of irrigation on midsummer surface fluxes and temperature under dry synoptic conditions: A regional atmospheric model study of the U.S. High Plains. Monthly Weather Review
Hubbard, K.G., R. Mahmood, and C. Carlson. 2003. Estimating daily dew point temperature for the Northern Great Plains Using Maximum and Minimum Temperature . Journal of Applied Meteorology. 95(2):323-328.Online
Mahmood, R., Hubbard, K.G. 2002. Effect of time of temperature observations and estimation on daily solar radiation for the Northern Great Plains, USA. Agronomy Journal. 94(4):723-733.Online
Mahmood, R., Hubbard, K.G. 2001. Anthropogenic land use change in the North American tall grass-short grass transition and modification of near surface hydrologic cycle. Climate Research. 21:83-90 (Journal Series Number:13314)
Pielke, R.A., C.A. Davey, D. Niyogi, S.Fall, J. Steinwe-Woods, K.G. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, Y. Lim, H. Li, J. Nielsen-Giammon, K. Gallo, R. Hale, R. Mahmood, S. Foster, R. McNider, P. Blanken. 2009. Reply to comment by David E. Parker et al. on UnresolveOnline
Rezaul Mahmood and Kenneth G. Hubbard. 2003. Simulating sensitivity of soil moisture and evapotranspiration under heterogeneous soils and land uses. J. of Hydrology. 280: 72-90.Online



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyGeography and ClimatologyUniversity of Oklahoma1999
Master of ArtsGeography and ClimatologyState University of New York, Albany1993
Master of ScienceGeographyUniversity of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh1989
Bachelor of ScienceGeographyUniversity of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh1988





TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Great Plains FellowsCenter for Great Plains Studies - UNL2018


SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science


Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleHigh Plains Regional Climate Center (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/01/2020


Ending Date05/31/2021
Funding Level$90,052.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Grant TitleUS Drought Portal Operaions and Development Support
Starting Date09/01/2020


Ending Date03/01/2021
Funding Level$150,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Grant TitleHigh Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date03/06/2020


Ending Date03/05/2021
Funding Level$562,500.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric


Grant TitleNIDIS Help Desk Support AWR FY20 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/01/2019


Ending Date08/31/2020
Funding Level$150,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association


Grant TitleRegional Climate Center - National Weather Service Climate Services Partnership
Starting Date08/26/2019


Ending Date08/25/2020
Funding Level$13,941.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association


Grant TitleGRAINEX
Starting Date08/18/2019


Ending Date08/31/2020
Funding Level$103,035.00
Funding AgencyNational Science Foundation


Grant TitleHigh Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date03/06/2019


Ending Date03/05/2020
Funding Level$562,500.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Commerce/NOAA



Graduate Programs

Master of Applied Science

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in

  • Bio-Atmospehric Interactions
  • Climate Assessment and Impacts
  • Human Dimensions

Doctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in

  • Bio-Atmospehric Interactions
  • Climate Assessment and Impacts
  • Human Dimensions