Mason professor Jim Kinter was recently elected to the Council of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Dr. Kinter is a Professor in AOES and the Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) at Mason. As a Council member, he will be serving with 17 other members on the principal governing body of the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.
In addition to his participation in the AMS Council, Dr. Kinter has served as chair or co-chair of several steering committees in the climate modeling community, including International CLIVAR Climate of the 20th Century Project, Community Advisory Committee for National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and the Modeling, Analysis, Prediction and Projections (MAPP) CMIP5 Task Force. His research centers on using numerical models to investigate the predictability of climate.