Monday, May 21, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center

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Brian Fuchs

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About Brian

Brian demonstrates the difference in microclimates and water use patterns for students at the Children's Groundwater Festival in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Brian joined the NDMC in 2005. Before coming to the NDMC, he worked for 5 years for the High Plains Regional Climate Center as a regional climatologist. Brian worked extensively with weather/climate data during this time. He worked extensively on development of the ACIS (Applied Climate Information System) and applied data products.

Brian’s responsibilities with the NDMC include working as a climatologist for the center, with various duties related to this position. Brian participates with other NDMC staff in the production of the U.S. Drought Monitor, and he serves as a media contact for climate- and drought-related topics.


  • M.S. in 2000 in geosciences with a specialization in climatology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Thesis examined the diurnal variations of winter precipitation events in the Central Plains
  • B.S. in 1997 in geography with a major in meteorology/climatology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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