The Office of the Texas State Climatologist strives to provide accurate climate information and education to the public. Our aim is to provide better understanding of what impacts the climate of Texas has on day to day life.
The Office of the State Climatologist aims to provide the highest standard of climate information to the public and serves to expand the knowledge of climate information across the state of Texas.
Located and funded by Texas A&M University, the Office of the State Climatologist serves Texans as a clearinghouse for climatic data and provides information about Texas climate to the rest of the world. The OSC monitors, conducts research, and issues reports on Texas climate regarding issues relevant to data users and decision-makers. The OSC works with people and organizations throughout the state to help make the best possible use of climate information.
Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon has been working as the state climatologist since 2000 after the retirement of Professor John Griffiths. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon received his PhD. from MIT and has been a faculty member of Texas A&M University since 1991. He has served as Acting Executive Associate Dean for the College of Geosciences, the chair of the American Meteorological Society Board on Higher Education, and the president of the International Commission for Dynamical Meteorology.