David A. Rahn

Assistant Professor

Atmospheric Science Program
Department of Geography
University of Kansas
201 Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7613
USA
E-mail: darahn@ku.edu
785-864-6830
David A. Rahn


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Google Scholar

  • Areas of Interest:

    My research areas reflect my interest in mesoscale features including low-level jets, coastally trapped wind reversals, and coastal lows. I also investigate the synoptic and large scale influences on the lower atmosphere with special attention to the response of the marine atmospheric boundary layer. These topics are explored through observations (including several field campaigns that involved aircraft and radiosonde measurements) in conjunction with numerical simulations.

  • You can click here for a "Word Cloud" of my publications

  • Various links to useful weather pages

    Some other links of interest:
    PreAMBLE
    VOCALS
    VOCALS-CUpEx
    VOCALS-AIMMS20
    Geophysics Dept. - Universidad de Chile
    DGF Weather


    Refereed Publications

    2013-2014

    Rahn, D. A., T. R. Parish, and D. Leon, 2014: Coastal jet adjustment near Point Conception, CA with opposing wind in the bight. Mon. Wea. Rev. 142, 1344-1360.

    Rahn, D. A. 2014: Observations of the marine boundary layer under a cutoff low over the southeast Pacific Ocean. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 123, 1-15.

    Parish, T. R., D. A. Rahn, and D. Leon, 2014: Aircraft Observations of the Marine Boundary Layer Adjustment near Point Arguello, CA. J. Applied Meteor. Clim. 53, 970-989.

    Rahn, D. A. and R. D. Garreaud, 2014: A synoptic climatology of the near-surface wind along the west coast of South America. Int. J. Climatol. 34, 780-792.

    Rahn, D. A., T. R. Parish, and D. Leon, 2013: Airborne measurements of coastal jet transition around Point Conception, CA Mon. Wea. Rev. 141, 3827-3839.

    Parish, T. R., D. A. Rahn, and D. Leon, 2013: Airborne Observations of a Catalina Eddy. Mon. Wea. Rev. 141, 3300-3313.

    2011-2012

    Rahn, D. A., 2012: Influence of large scale oscillations on upwelling-favorable coastal wind off central Chile. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D19114, doi:10.1029/2012JD018016.

    Juliá, C., D. A. Rahn, and J. A. Rutllant, 2012: Assessing the influence of the MJO on strong precipitation events in subtropical, semi-arid north-central Chile (30°S). J. of Climate. 25, 7003-7013.

    Rahn, D. A., R. D. Garreaud, J. A. Rutllant, 2011: The low-level atmospheric circulation near Tongoy Bay / point Lengua de Vaca (Chilean coast, 30°S). Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3628-3647.

    Garreaud, R., J. Rutllant, R. Muñoz, D. Rahn, M. Ramos and D. Figueroa, 2011 VOCALS-CUpEx: The Chilean Upwelling Experiment. Atmos. Chem. and Phys., 11, 2015-2029.

    2009-2010

    Rahn, D. A. and Garreaud, R. D., 2010: Marine boundary layer over the subtropical southeast Pacific during VOCALS-REx — Part 1: Mean structure and diurnal cycle. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 4491-4506.

    Rahn, D. A. and Garreaud, R. D.,2010: Marine boundary layer over the subtropical southeast Pacific during VOCALS-REx — Part 2: Synoptic Variablity. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 4507-4519.

    Rahn, D. A. and T. R. Parish, 2010: Cessation of the 22-25 June 2006 Coastally Trapped Wind Reversal. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49, 1412-1428.

    2007-2008

    Rahn, D. A. and T. R. Parish, 2008: A Study of the Forcing of the 22-25 June 2006 Coastally Trapped Wind Reversal based on Numerical Simulations and Aircraft Observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136 4687-4708.

    Parish, T. R., D. A. Rahn, and D. Leon, 2008: Aircraft Observations of a Coastally Trapped Wind Reversal off the California Coast. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 644-662.

    Rahn, D. A., and T. R. Parish, 2007: Diagnosis of the Forcing and Structure of the Coastal Jet near Cape Mendocino Using In Situ Observations and Numerical Simulations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 46, 1455-1468.


    Non-peer Reviewed Publications

    Garreaud, R., J. Rutllant, R. Muñoz, D. Rahn, M. Ramos, D. Figueroa, 2010: VOCALS-CUpEx: The Chilean Upwelling Experiment. CLIVAR-Exchanges Newsletter, 15(2), 5-7.


    Conferences

    Rahn, D. A., B. Rosenbluth, and J. Rutllant, 2013: Seasonal Transition of the Southeast Pacific Anticyclone. Trecer Congreso de Oceanografía Física, Meteorología y Clima, Santiago, Chile. VC.P16

    Rahn, D. A., T. R. Parish, and D. Leon, 2013: Abrupt marine boundary layer changes revealed by airborne in situ and lidar measurements. 6th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J3.4.
      Link to presentation

    Rahn, D. A., 2012: Assessing intraseasonal to interannual variability of upwelling-favorable coastal winds off central Chile. 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment, New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3A.3.

    Rahn, D. A., and R. D. Garreaud, 2011: Climatology of the 10-m wind along the west coast of South America from 30 years of high-resolution reanalysis. Segundo Congreso de Oceanografía Física, Meteorología y Clima, Coquimbo, Chile.

    Rahn, D. A., and J. Rutllant, 2011: Eventos de Precipitación intensa en función de la altitud en el valle del Elqui: Parte III: Eventos aislados en La Serena y en Embalse Laguna [Intense precipitation events as a function of altitude in the Elqui valley: Part III: Isolated events in La Serena and the Laguna Dam]. Segundo Congreso de Oceanografía Física, Meteorología y Clima, Coquimbo, Chile.

    Rahn, D. A., R. Garreaud, J. Rutllant, and R. Muñoz, 2010: Daytime coastal jet maximum in central Chile (30°S) during VOCALS-CUpEx. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Meet. Am. Suppl., Abstract A24B-04, Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil.
      Link to presentation

    Rahn, D. A., 2009: Variabilidad sinoptica de la capa limite marina durante VOCALS REx (primavera 2008) [Synoptic variability of the marine boundary layer during VOCALS-REx (spring 2008)]. Primer Congreso Oceanografia Fisica Meteorgia y Clima, Concepcion, Chile 3.
      Link to presentation
      Enlace a la versión español.

    Rahn, D. A., and R. Garreaud, 2009: Observed Upsidence During VOCALS, 2nd VOCALS Science Meeting, Seattle, WA 3B.5
      Link to presentation

    Rahn, D. A., 2007: Aircraft Observations of a coastally trapped wind reversal off the California coast, 7th Conf. on Coastal Met./7th Conf. on Urban Environ., San Diego, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc, 8.2.
      Link to presentation

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    Last updated: 31 Oct. 2013

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