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Daniel Swain

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Education: 
  • 2011 | B.S., Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis
Professional Experience: 
  • 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 Memorial Scholarship 





University Service: 
  • 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
Professional Activities: 
  • 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
Courses Taught: 
  • Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (TA, EESS 146A/246A, Winter 2013)
Publications: 
  • 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.

 

Biographical Information: 

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.

First Name: 
Daniel
Last Name: 
Swain
Short Description: 

Daniel 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.

Office Location: 
Y2E2 338
Mail Code: 
4216
SuNet ID: 
dlswain
Stanford E-mail: 
dlswain@stanford.edu