Dr. Russell S. Vose is the chief of the Climate Science Branch in NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Over the past 25 years, his research has primarily focused on understanding climate change and integrating climate observations, particularly for use in climate assessments, operational monitoring, and product development. He has been a supervisory physical scientist at NOAA since 2000.
Previously Russell served as an academic professional at Arizona State University from 1995-2000, including a brief stint as the Arizona State Climatologist, and he also held the position of research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1990-1995.
He received his Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University in 2004, his Master's degree from the University of Delaware in 1993, and his Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1987.
Russell was a lead author on the Climate Science Special Report, the 3rd U.S.National Climate Assessment, and Climate Change Synthesis Product 1.1. He was also a contributing author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.
He has been PI or co-PI on about 25 proposals jointly garnering more than $7.5 million in funding, with NOAA, DOE, and NASA being prominent sponsors. He has about 75 papers in peer-reviewed venues such as Science, Nature, The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and Geophysical Research Letters, totaling over 5000 citations and an H-Index of 33 (Web ofScience).
In addition, he has received the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Team Award twice and the Bronze Medal Team Award four times.