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James Whetstone (Fed)

James R. Whetstone, Ph.D., is Special Assistant to the Director for Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is responsible for the NIST-wide research program in greenhouse gas measurements. This program seeks to advance the measurement science, standards, and measurement methodologies supporting greenhouse gas measurements. He has established multinational collaborations and investigations in partnership with other federal agencies, industry and academic institutions, and is active within the greenhouse gas measurements communities both in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and enables dialog among a wide range of communities with research interests in measurements. 

Prior to this appointment, he was Chief of NIST's Process Measurements Division, where he was responsible for research ranging from advances in contact and remote sensing technologies to development of new approaches to the realization of measurement standards for temperature, pressure, relative humidity, and flow rate. During his career at NIST, he has received numerous awards for his technical achievements, leadership, and innovation.

Dr. Whetstone received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Texas Western College, now the University of Texas at El Paso, and his Ph. D. in Physics from Vanderbilt University in high energy particle interactions. He then joined the National Bureau of Standards, now NIST. His early developments in frequency-stabilized laser technology and measurement standards for mass and fluid density, fluid flow rate, and moisture in gases lead to many publications and new research opportunities relevant to greenhouse gases 


Workshop on Incorporating Climate Change Data in U.S. Building Codes and Standards

Jason D. Averill, Therese P. McAllister, Andrew K. Persily, Scott Weaver, James Whetstone, Jiann C. Yang, Michael Kuperberg, Sumant Nigam, Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas
NIST hosted a workshop to advance the availability of climate information sought by organizations developing standards, model building codes, and voluntary
Created May 31, 2018, Updated December 8, 2022