Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Ian Kraucunas is Deputy Director of the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, which includes over 80 scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines focused on climate and global change research. He also leads PNNL's Platform for Regional Integrated Modeling and Analysis (PRIMA) initiative, a laboratory-wide activity that brings together modeling capabilities spanning the climate-energy-water-land nexus.
Prior to joining PNNL, Ian was a Senior Program Officer with the Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate at the National Research Council (NRC), the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences, where he played leadership roles in a number of climate-related reports and activities. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, where his graduate research focused on developing and applying idealized numerical models of the large-scale circulation of the tropical atmosphere.
- Climate change
- Climate modeling
- Impacts of climate and global change
- Energy sustainability
- Scientific communication
Education and Credentials
- Ph.D. University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
- Environmental Management Certificate, University of Washington, Program on the Environment
- M.S. University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
- B.A. University of Virginia, Physics and Environmental Sciences