Thomas Maycock

Thomas Maycock

Communications, Science Writer and Editor Phone: +1 828.271.4272 Email: tmaycock@ncics.org Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6854-597X

Biography

Tom Maycock joined NCICS in October 2012, where he is a science writer and editor with the Assessments Technical Support Unit (TSU). Since September 2014, he has also served as the NCICS Science Public Information Officer.

Mr. Maycock was an editor on the Third National Climate Assessment, released in 2014, and was the TSU’s project and editorial lead for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate and Health Assessment, released in April 2016. He was one of the lead editors of Volumes I and II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and the North Carolina Climate Science Report, released in 2020. Mr. Maycock was also the science editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on 1.5°C of Global Warming, released in 2018.

Mr. Maycock holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in physics and English literature from Northwestern University. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts and Science degree from the University of North Carolina Asheville in December 2018. Prior to joining NCICS, Tom worked in the software industry, where he wrote, edited, and produced technical publications and provided software support for users in the fields of econometrics and time series analysis and forecasting. His background also includes significant information technology and web design experience.

Publications

2020

Dello, K., W. Robinson, K. Kunkel, J. Dissen, and T. Maycock, 2020: A Hotter, Wetter, and More Humid North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal, 81, 307. http://dx.doi.org/10.18043/ncm.81.5.307

2018

Dzaugis, M., C. W. Avery, A. Crimmins, L. Dahlman, D. R. Easterling, R. Gaal, E. Greenhalgh, D. Herring, K. E. Kunkel, R. Lindsey, T. K. Maycock, R. Molar, D. R. Reidmiller, B. C. Stewart, and R. S. Vose, 2018: Frequently Asked Questions. Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II, D. R. Reidmiller, C. W. Avery, D. Easterling, K. Kunkel, K. L. M. Lewis, T. K. Maycock, and B. C. Stewart, Eds., U.S. Global Change Research Program, 1444–1515. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/NCA4.2018.AP5

IPCC, 2018: Global Warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Waterfield (eds.)]. In Press.

IPCC, 2018: Summary for Policymakers. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Waterfield (eds.)]. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 32 pp.

Peng, G., J. L. Privette, C. Tilmes, S. Bristol, T. Maycock, J. J. Bates, S. Hausman, O. Brown, and E. J. Kearns, 2018: A Conceptual Enterprise Framework for Managing Scientific Data Stewardship. Data Science Journal, 17, 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2018-015

USGCRP, 2018: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, 1515 pp. doi: 10.7930/NCA4.2018

USGCRP, 2018: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Report-in-Brief. D. R. Reidmiller, C. W. Avery, D. R. Easterling, K. E. Kunkel, K. L. M. Lewis, T. K. Maycock, and B. C. Stewart, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, 186 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/NCA4.2018.RiB

2017

USGCRP, 2017: Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I. D. J. Wuebbles, D. W. Fahey, K. A. Hibbard, D. J. Dokken, B. C. Stewart, and T. K. Maycock, Eds., 470 pp., U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/J0J964J6

2016

Peng, G., N. A. Ritchey, K. S. Casey, E. J. Kearns, J. L. Privette, D. Saunders, P. Jones, T. Maycock, and S. Ansari, 2016: Scientific stewardship in the Open Data and Big Data era - Roles and responsibilities of stewards and other major product stakeholders. D.-Lib Magazine, 22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1045/may2016-peng

Presentations

2019

Maycock, T., 2019: Climate Change in North Carolina (panel discussion). Get off the Grid Fest, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC, August 10, 2019.

Peng, G., J. L. Privette, and T. Maycock, 2019: An Integrated Framework for Managing Scientific Data Stewardship Activities. Poster. Earth Science Information Partner (ESIP) Summer Meeting, Tacoma, WA, July 17, 2019.

Maycock, T., 2019: Adaptation and Resilience in NCA4. 4th National Climate Assessment Panel Series, The Collider, Asheville, NC, February 21, 2019.

Maycock, T., 2019: An Introduction and Overview of NCA4. 4th National Climate Assessment Panel Series, The Collider, Asheville, NC, January 24, 2019.

2018

Maycock, T., 2018: Climate Change and Human Health, visiting East Tennessee State University faculty and graduate students, The Collider, Asheville, NC, February 16, 2018.

Matthews, K. V., G. Hammer, S. Osborne, J. Fulford, and T. Maycock, 2018: 6.3: Climate Science and Social Media: Success Reaching the Masses. American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 9, 2018.

Osborne, S., K. V. Matthews, G. Hammer, J. Fulford, H. McCullough, K. Boseo, A. Sallis, and T. Maycock, 2018: 6.2: Communicating Science on Social Media: Strategic Keys to Success. American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 9, 2018.

2017

Matthews, K. V., D. S. Arndt, J. Crouch, J. F. Fox, G. Hammer, and T. Maycock, 2017: Communicating Climate with Media - Tactics and Strategies. American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, NC, June 28, 2017.

2016

Maycock, T. and Runkle, J., 2016: Climate and Health. Asheville Museum of Science Beer City Science Pub Series, October 28, 2016, The Collider, Asheville, NC.

2015

Maycock, T., 2015: Asheville, Climate, and Climate Change. Ardenwoods Senior Living Center, Arden, NC, November 16, 2015.

Maycock, T., 2015: Climate Change and the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Local book club. Omaha, NE, September 12, 2015.

Maycock, T., and J. Runkle, 2015: Climate and Health Assessment and related TSU activities. NCEI Branch Seminar, National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, North Carolina, July 28, 2015.

Peng, G., and T. Maycock, 2015: Increasing sharing, expanding user base, and estimating impact of your research data using service tools and social media - a use case study. Data Stories Blog, June 29, 2015. http://datastories.jiscinvolve.org/wp/?p=159