Kim Cobb

Prof. Kim Cobb

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Tech, MC 0340
311 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0340

Kim Cobb’s research uses corals and cave stalagmites to reconstruct tropical Pacific temperature and rainfall patterns over the last decades to millennia. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in 2002. She spent two years at Caltech in the Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences before joining Georgia Tech in 2004. Kim’s research has received numerous awards, most notably a NSF CAREER Award in 2007, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008, and a Sigma Chi Best Paper Award in 2013. She sits on the AAAS Climate Science Panel, the international CLIVAR Pacific Panel, and the international PAGES-CLIVAR Intersection Panel.

Research Areas

  • Biogeochemistry

  • Dynamics of Weather & Climate

  • Oceanography & Climate

  • Paleoclimate

Research Interests

  • Paleoclimates

  • Isotope geochemistry


  • Ph.D, University of California at San Diego

    Oceanography, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, 2002

  • B.S., Yale

    Geology and Biology, Yale University, 1996