James Hurrell




National Center for Atmospheric Research

jhurrell [at] ucar.edu


Boulder, CO 80307
United States

Brief Biography

James (Jim) W. 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). Jim's research has centered on empirical and modeling studies and diagnostic analyses to better understand climate, climate variability and climate change. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as dozens of other planning documents, workshop papers, and editorials. Jim has also edited several books, and he has given more than 150 professional invited and keynote talks, as well as many other contributed presentations at national and international conferences.

Jim has been extensively involved in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) on Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR), including roles as co-chair of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) of both U.S. and International CLIVAR, Chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee for the WCRP Open Science Conference (2011), and membership on several other CLIVAR panels. He has also served the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) as a member of the Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) SSG and the CLIVAR-PAGES (Past Global Changes) working group. Jim has been involved in assessment activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP).

Science Specialties

atmospheric sciences, climate change

Current Research