Jim Hurrell, Senior Scientist
James (Jim) Hurrell is the Director of the NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL). He is also a Senior Scientist in NESL's Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD). Jim is the former Chief Scientist of Community Climate Projects in CGD, the former Director of CGD, and he is currently Co-Chair of the World Climate Research Programme Project on Climate Variability and Predictability. 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 more than 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has given more than 130 professional invited and keynote talks. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson-ISI), a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS). Jim is the recipient of the AMS's prestigious Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award. Jim currently serves on the AMS Council as well as numerous other national and international scientific committees.
- Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1990, Thesis: "Maintenance of short-term subtropical wind maxima in the Southern Hemisphere: Observational and modeling study"
- M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1986, Thesis: "Eddy energy budgets in the tropical Southern Hemisphere during FGGE, 10-27"
- B.S., Mathematics and Earth/Space Sciences, University of Indianapolis, 1984.
Danabasoglu, G., S. G. Yeager, Y. -O. Kwon, J. J. Tribbia, A. S. Phillips, and J. W. Hurrell, 2012. Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in CCSM4. J. Climate, 25, 5153-5172, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00463.1. [Article (.pdf)]
Hoerling, M., J. Hurrell, A. Kumar, L. Terray, J. Eischeid, P. Pegion, T. Zhang, X. -W. Quan, and T. Y. Xu, 2011:
On North American Decadal Climate for 2011-2020.
Journal Of Climate: Vol. 24, pp. 4519-4528, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI4137.1
Goddard, L., J. W. Hurrell, B. .P. Kirtman, J. Murphy, T. Stockdale, and C. Vera, 2011:
Two timescales for the price of one (almost).
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society:, Vol. 93, pp. 621-629,
Hurrell, J. W., and K. E. Trenberth, 2010: Climate Change.
Effects of Climate Change on Birds, A. P. Møller, W. Fiedler, and P. Berthold, Eds.,
Oxford University Press, 9-29.
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McCarthy, J, L. Graumlich, C. Field, and J. Hurrell, 2010:
The science behind climate science.
Politico: July 2010.
Overland, J., J. Alheit, A. Bakun, J. W. Hurrell, D. Mackus, and A. Miller, 2010:
Climate controls on marine ecoystems and fish populations.
Journal of Marine Systems Vol. 79, pp 305-315, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.200812.009
Hurrell, J. W., and C. Deser, 2009:
North Atlantic climate variability: The role of the North Atlantic Oscillation. J. Mar. Syst., 78, No. 1,
Csirke, J., M. Glantz, and J. Hurrell, 2009: Forward. Climate Change and Small Pelagic Fish, D. Checkley, Jr., J. Alheit, Y. Oozeki, and C. Roy, Cambridge University Press, xv-xviii.
Hurrell, J, G. Meehl, D. Bader, T. Delworth, B. Kirtman, and B. Wielicki, 2009:
A unified modeling approach to climate system prediction.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: Vol. 90, pp 1819-1832, DOI: 10.1175/2009BAMS2752.1
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Hurrell, J.W., T. Delworth, G. Danabasoglu, H. Drange, S. Griffies, N. Holbrook, B. Kirtman, N. Keenlyside, M. Latif, J. Marotzke, G.A. Meehl, T. Palmer, H. Pohlmann, T. Rosati, R. Seager, D. Smith, R. Sutton, A. Timmermann, K.E. Trenberth, and J. Tribbia, 2009: Decadal Climate Prediction: Opportunities and Challenges. Community White Paper, OceanObs '09. [Print Version]