CIMMS employee receives AMS Editor’s Award

Kimberly Klockow-McClain
Kimberly Klockow-McClain

The American Meteorological Society recently announced 2019 award and honor recipients. Among those named was CIMMS Researcher Kimberly Klockow-McClain.

Klockow-McClain received an Editor’s Award for Weather Climate and Society. The reason provided for the award was, “for [Klockow-McClain’s] insightful, constructive, and extremely knowledgeable reviews.”

Klockow-McClain is a research scientist at CIMMS. Working with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory, her research involves behavioral science focused on weather and climate risk, especially issues in the communication of forecast uncertainty and hazardous weather warnings.

She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in meteorology and economics with concentrations in communication and psychology. She received her Master of Science in professional meteorology with an economics concentration and then a PhD in human geography.

“I took Ph.D. level courses in seven different departments as part of my graduate studies — I wasn’t kidding when I said I had to make my own path!” she said.

Recipients will receive their award or honor at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, in January.