Professor, State Climatologist Meteorology & Climatology
201 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Dr. Mike Brown is the state climatologist for Mississippi and a professor of meteorology/climatology. His research interests are diverse and include land-surface-atmosphere interactions and severe local storms, public perception of warnings, and various climatologies. Dr. Brown has published articles related to tornado damage paths and enhanced convection, lightning probabilities at NCAA stadiums, seasonal predictors of mallard duck migrations, and thermodynamic characteristics of severe local storms in the southeast U.S.
- Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Geography, 2000
- M.S., Mississippi State University, Geosciences, 1995
- B.S., Western Illinois University, Meteorology, 1991
- 2013 - present, Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University
- 2011 - present, State Climatologist, Mississippi
- 2005 – 2013, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University
- 2000 – 2005, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University
- 2000 - 2011, Assistant State Climatologist, Mississippi
Land-surface-atmosphere interactions, severe local storms and lightning, applied climatology
- GR 4753/6753 Mesoscale Meteorology
- GR 4883/6883 Radar Meteorology
- GR 8843 Advanced Mesoscale Meteorology
- Matt Reagan (Ph.D.)
- Barrett Gutter (Ph.D.)
- Alex Elmore (M.S.)
- Zoe Schroder (M.S.)
Gutter, B, and M. E. Brown, 2014 Investigation of Vegetation Discontinuities Related to the Yazoo City Tornado Scar and Enhanced Convection. J of Geol Geosci 4: 185. Doi: 10.4172/2329-6755.1000185
Schummer, M. L., J. Cohen, R. M. Kaminski, C. L. Wax, and M. E. Brown, 2014. Atmospheric teleconnections and Eurasian snow cover as seasonal predictors of Mallard migration. J. of Wildfowl 4: 451-469.
Reagan M, Brown M. E., Farney T, Kroot R, Owen N, et al., 2013 NCAA Football and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning: A Probability Analysis. J Geogr Nat Disast 3:112. doi: 10.4172/2167-0587.1000112
Brown, M. E., and C. L. Wax. 2012. Thunderstorms, Lightning Strikes, and Tornadoes in Mississippi. MAFES Bulletin 1198, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University.
Sherman-Morris, K, C. L. Wax, M. E. Brown, 2011. Weather and Climate of Mississippi. Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (202pp).
M. E. Brown, and Jackson, J, 2009 Sounding-Derived Low-Level Thermodynamic Characteristics Associated With Tornadic And Nontornadic Supercell Environments In The Southeast United States. National Weather Digest Vol. 33, No. 1, 15-26.