James Kossin, PhD
Atmospheric Research Scientist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Center for Weather and Climate, Asheville, NC

Duty Station:
NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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Jim Kossin is an atmospheric research scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate, which is part of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). He also serves as an Honorary Research Fellow at the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), in Madison, WI where he is stationed, as an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and as an Affiliate Member in the Center for Climatic Research, which is part of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

He is presently serving as a Lead Author on the U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report for the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and has served as a Lead and Contributing Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and the Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" (SREX). He has also served as a Lead Author on the U.S. Global Change Research Program Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3), and the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3: Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate, (US CCSP SAP 3.3).

Dr. Kossin has been awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal and the NOAA Administrator's Award for his contributions to the International and National Climate Assessment process, and the NOAA Bronze Medal Award for his work with the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

He is an active member of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization Expert Team on Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Cyclones, and the United States Climate Variability and Predictability (U.S. CLIVAR) Working Group on Hurricanes and Climate, and the Working Group on the Changing Width of the Tropical Belt, and is presently serving as an Editor for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society's Special Report on Extreme Events.