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
NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Jim Kossin is an atmospheric research scientist in the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Weather and Climate, which is part of the
National Centers for Environmental Information. He also serves as an Honorary Research Fellow at the
NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, in Madison, WI where he is stationed, as
an Adjunct 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 Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) and the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). He has served as a Lead Author on the Climate Science Special Report for
the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4 CSSR), the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA3), the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the IPCC
Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)
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 (WMO)
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 serves as an Editor for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society's
Special Report on Extreme Events.