Kim Cobb

Science and Public Leadership Fellow 2010

Associate Professor, Climate Change, Georgia Institute of Technology

Climatologist Kim Cobb analyzes the mechanisms of global climate change. Best known for her work on reconstructing tropical Pacific climate, she generated the first high-resolution record of conditions in that zone, including variability in El Nino, over the last 1000 years. She won the NSF CAREER Award, the Georgia Tech Education Partnership Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Funded by NSF and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Change Data & Detection (CCDD), her research has appeared in journals such as Nature and Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Equipped with high energy and expertise, Kim is making tangible contributions to future climate change projections and to advocacy for meaningful climate legislation.