John Nielsen-Gammon

John Nielsen-Gammon

Regents Professor

Texas State Climatologist; Director, Southern Regional Climate Center

Applied Climatology, Extreme Rainfall, Drought Monitoring, Local Circulations

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Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984


Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2016

Editor’s Award, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, American Meteorological Society, 2015

2013 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, American Geophysical Union, 2014

Sigma Xi – Texas A&M Chapter Outstanding Science Communicator, 2013

Texas A&M SEC Distinguished Achievement Award, 2013

Dean’s Achievement Award, Service, Texas A&M College of Geosciences, 2012

2011 Weather Hero, The John C. Freeman Weather Museum, 2012

Regents Professor, The Texas A&M University System, 2011

Newsmaker Image Award, Texas A&M University, 2011

The Woody Guthrie Award Presented to a Thinking Blogger, 2011

Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 2011

Certificate of Recognition, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007 (with M.J. Mahoney, Chris Smith, and Wayne Angevine)

Editor's Award, Monthly Weather Review, American Meteorological Society, 1997

Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students, 1996

Presidential Faculty Fellow, National Science Foundation/White House, 1995

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Geosciences and Maritime Studies, Association of Former Students, 1995

National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest, First Place, 1991

National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest, First Place, 1990

National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest, First Place, 1989

Additional Information

John Nielsen-Gammon has been on the faculty at Texas A&M University since 1991. He is currently a Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and also serves as the Texas State Climatologist and Director of the Southern Regional Climate Center. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in 1990. He does research on various types of extreme weather from droughts to floods, as well as air pollution and computer modeling. As Texas State Climatologist, he helps the State of Texas make the best possible use of weather and climate information, through applied research, outreach, and service on state-level committees. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological* Society. 

*pronunciation: “meteor - a - logical”  

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