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James Edward Bossert

Jim Bossert

Phone (505) 667-3644


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Climate modeling
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Atmospheric transport and dispersion


Division Leader for Earth and Environmental Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Dr. Bossert provides leadership and management to 200 technical and support staff, and manages and develops a diverse array of geosciences programs. Dr. Bossert has been at Los Alamos for 28 years and served in a variety of research and technical management capacities. He has served as the Program Manager for LANL’s Climate Research portfolio of $27M to the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division of the DOE’s Office of Science. He is also a member of the Decision Review Board for the LANL Chevron Alliance.
Dr. Bossert’s technical background includes the measurement, analysis and modeling of flow and dispersion in mountainous and urban terrain, regional climate simulation, and wildfire behavior modeling. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.