The Center for
Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies

James L. Kinter III

Titles: Director, COLA
Professor of Climate Dynamics, George Mason University
Chair, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences
Address: 284 Research Hall,  Mail Stop 6C5,  4400 University Drive,  Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: ikinter at gmu dot edu
Phone: 703-993-5700

A Brief Biography

Dr. James L. Kinter III is Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) whose research includes studies of climate variability and predictability on sub-seasonal and longer time scales, focusing on phenomena such as monsoons, El NiƱo and the Southern Oscillation, and modes of extratropical variability. Dr. Kinter is also Professor in the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences of the College of Science. He is affiliated with the Climate Dynamics Ph.D. Program, having responsibilities for curriculum development and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on climate change, as well as advising Ph.D. students. After earning his doctorate in geophysical fluid dynamics at Princeton University in 1984, Dr. Kinter served as a National Research Council Associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and as a faculty member of the University of Maryland prior to helping to create COLA. Dr. Kinter has served on many national review panels for both scientific research programs and supercomputing programs for computational climate modeling.

2-page Curriculum Vitae (full CV on request)


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