Daniel Swain studies atmospheric processes that connect the Earth's middle latitudes to equatorial and polar regions, with a particular emphasis on how these latitudinal linkages might be affected by broader global climate change.
- 2011 | B.S., Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis
- 2013 - Present | Graduate Teaching Assistant, Stanford University
- 2011 - Present | Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University
- 2009 - 2011 | Leader and Founder, Aggie Forecasting Team
- 2010 | NASA/NSERC Intern
Honors & Awards
- 2013 | Centenntial Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford School of Earth Sciences
- 2013 | ThinkSwiss Grant
- 2013 | Selectee, Rising Environmental Leaders Program, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
- 2011 | College Medal, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
- 2009-2011 | Regents Scholarship, University of California, Davis
- 2010 & 2008 | Winner, University of California, Davis Prized Writing Competition, Scientific and Technical Writing
- 2010 | Guillermo Salazar Rodriguez Undergraduate Scholarship, American Meteorological Society
- 2007-2009 | Henry A. Jastro Recruitment Scholarship, University of California, Davis
- 2007-2009 | American Meteorological Society Undergraduate Scholarship
- 2008 | International Relations Study Abroad Award, University of California, Davis
- 2008 | Edward Kraft Prize, University of California, Davis
- 2008 | Integrated Studies Honors Program International Education Award, University of California, Davis
- 2007 | NASA Ames/AIAA Galileo
- 2012 | New Student Mentor, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
- 2012 | Volunteer, New Graduate Student Orientation, Stanford University
- 2009-2011 | President, American Meteorological Society Student Chapter, University of California, Davis
- 2007-Present | Student Member, American Meteorological Society
- 2010-Present | Student Member, American Geophysical Union
- 2010 | Co-Chair, Tropical Cyclones in the Global Climate System II, AGU Fall Meeting 2010
- Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (TA, EESS 146A/246A, Winter 2013)
- Swain, D. L., B. Lebassi-Habtezion, N. S. Diffenbaugh (2013), High-resolution seasonal simulations of eastern North Pacific atmospheric rivers and comparison to in-situ observations (in preparation).
- Swain, D., 2010, Ongoing Changes in Arctic Sea Ice and Impacts on Northern Hemisphere Atmospheric Circulation. Prized Writing 2009-2010, P. Demory, Ed., University of California, Davis, 202-209.
- Swain, D., 2010, Of Ice and Men: How changes in Arctic sea ice affect our climate, our weather, and our ways of life. Prized Writing 2009-2010, P. Demory, Ed., University of California, Davis, 210-217.