photo: robbinsKevin Robbins 

Associate Professor


Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1987
M.S. Clemson University, 1983
BMP Texas A&M University, 1978
B.S. Michigan State University, 1977
General Studies, Albion College, 1971-1973


Dr. Robbins’ research centers around the improvement in the delivery of climate and climate change to the public, private industry, and government agencies. As Director of the NOAA Southern Regional Climate Center (SRCC) at LSU, he is involved in the development of computing systems; distributed climate information systems; climate data analysis and graphical displays; and the development of climate data-products to help provide people with the ability to make decisions informed by historical climate patterns (spatial and temporal), current climate trends and variability, and future projections of climate change.

He is also a Co-PI on two 5-year research efforts that include the NOAA Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a joint venture between LSU and the University of Oklahoma; and the DOI/USGS Southeast Regional Climate Science Center (SE CSC), a collaborative effort between the University of Oklahoma, LSU, Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Oklahoma.

Selected Publications

Kenneth E. Kunkel, Laura E. Stevens, Scott E. Stevens, Liqiang Sun, Emily Janssen, Donald Wuebbles, Michael C. Kruk, Devin P. Thomas, Martha D. Shulski, Natalie A. Umphlett, Kenneth G. Hubbard, Kevin Robbins, Luigi Romolo, and Adnan Akyuz. Jan 2013. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-4. Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 4. Climate of the U.S. Great Plains.

Ricardo C. Nogueria, Barry D. Keim, David P. Brown, and Kevin D. Robbins. Aug 2012. Variability of rainfall from tropical cyclones in the eastern USA and its association to the AMO and ENSO. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0722-y

Arthur T. DeGaetano, Timothy J. Brown, Steven D. Hilberg, Kelly Redmond, Kevin Robbins, Peter Robinson, Martha Shulski and Marjorie McGuirk. 2010. The NOAA Regional Climate Centers: Twenty-five Years of User-Centric Climate Services. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 91, 1633–1644. doi: (Cover Article)

Courses Taught

Methods of Climatological Analysis


E327 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1063
Fax: 225-578-2912



The Southern Regional Climate Center
The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
South Central Climate Science Center