Nebraska Authors

Kenneth F. Dewey

AKA: Ken Dewey

Born 1947

Long time Great Plains climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received the National Weather Association's 2018 Public Education Award. He maintains the Lincoln Weather and Climate website hosted by the University. His 2019 book, Great Plains Weather, in the "Discover the Great Plains" series explores the climatology of the Great Plains, its severe weather, and some of the author's own experiences and observations of local weather events. The book includes a number of photographs from the area around Lincoln. The author's interests include severe weather climatology and safety, regional and global climate variations and climate change, drought, and snow and ice studies.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Climatology and Climatologists; Great Plains-Weather; Meteorology; University of Nebraska Faculty; Geography


Elmhurst College, Chicago, IL
MS, Northern Illinois University
PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


Professor of meteorology

Places Worked

University of Nebraska Lincoln 1974 - 2020


Great Plains Weather. (Discover the Great Plains) 2019.

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