The ClimRISE Lab is so named for our background in climate research in synoptic environments. Situated within the Department of Geography, and housed in 431 McGilvrey Hall on the main (Kent, Ohio) campus, the Lab is a focal point of major climate science research being undertaken at Kent State University, an R-1 (very high research activity) institution located in Northeastern Ohio (USA). The ClimRISE team consists of multiple faculty members within the Department, along with postdoctoral scholars, graduate & undergraduate students, and collaborators joining us from federal government agencies and other research organizations.

Our research has been largely funded from grants and contracts awarded from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with some state-based agencies around the country. The ClimRISE Lab research expertise spans the topics of Global Climate Change, Applied Climate Science, and Synoptic Climatology, with specific applications to extreme temperature events, biometeorology, non-traditional indicators of climate change, sea-level variability, lightning, precipitation characteristics, among others.