Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Field(s) of expertise:


  • B.S., Meteorology, Western Illinois University
  • M.S., Geosciences, Mississippi State University
  • Ph.D., Geography, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Professor
  • State Climatologist




Dr. Mike Brown is the state climatologist for Mississippi and a professor of meteorology/climatology in the Department of Geosciences.  His research interests include land-surface-atmosphere interactions and severe local storms, public perception of warnings, tornado damage paths and enhanced convection, lightning probabilities at NCAA stadiums, and thermodynamic characteristics of severe local storms in the southeast U.S. He is available for commentary and analysis on these and related topics.