National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

Climate predictions and projections in the coming decades: uncertainty due to natural variability

Dr. James Hurrell
Director, NCAR

Dr. Hurrell is the Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He is also a Senior Scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) of the NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL). He received a Ph.D. (1990) in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University. He is the former Chief Scientist of Community Climate Projects in CGD, which includes the Community Earth System Model (CESM), and a former Director of both CGD and NESL. Dr. Hurrell also spent a year as a visiting scientist at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in the U.K. He was elected to and served on the Council of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Dr. Hurrell is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (2000), AMS (2006), and the American Geophysical Union (2010), and a recipient of the AMS's prestigious Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award (2001), the NCAR Outstanding Publication Award (1997), the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Earth and Atmospheric Science Departments at both the University of Indianapolis (2001) and Purdue University (2004), and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Purdue College of Science (2006). In 2011, Dr. Hurrell was honored for his contributions to climate science by giving the Fridtjof Nansen Memorial Lecture to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, where he was also awarded the Nansen Medal.

Presentation abstract

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