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Dr. Kenneth Bowman
Kenneth Bowman
(979) 862-4060
(979) 862-4466
Eller O&M 1014A
Texas A&M University
O&M Building, Room 1014A
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
MS 3150
College Station, Texas 77843


Ph.D. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Princeton University, 1984

Kenneth Bowman

David Bullock Harris Professor of Geosciences

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric transport and mixing
  • Dynamics and chemistry of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere
  • Climate dynamics
  • Satellite meteorology
  • Statistical climatology

Graduate Student and Postdoc Opportunities

Dr. Bowman and Co-Investigator Dr. Anita Rapp are seeking two graduate students and a postdoctoral research associate to work as part of the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere DCOTSS science team (see below). The project will use a wide range of observational systems and models to address a number of critical science questions about dynamical and chemical connections between the troposphere and stratosphere.

Interested students should contact Dr. Bowman or Dr. Rapp. Information on applying for admission to the graduate program at Texas A&M can be found here.

View of an overshooting convective storm from the International Space Station 


Dr. Bowman is the Principal Investigator for a new five-year NASA Earth Venture Suborbital (EVS-3) project that will begin in 2019. The  DCOTSS project will use the NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft to investigate the impact of overshooting convection on the chemistry and dynamics of the summer stratosphere over the United States.

Participating universities and government organizations include Texas A&M University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Langley Research Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, the University of Miami, the University of North Dakota, and the University of Oklahoma.


Selected Publications

Cooney, J. W. *, K. P. Bowman, C. R. Homeyer, and T. M. Fenske Ten Year Analysis of Tropopause-Overshooting Convection Using GridRad Data, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123, 329-343, doi10.1002/2017JD027718

Smith, J. B., D. M. Wilmouth, K. M. Bedka, K. P. Bowman, C. R. Homeyer, J. A. Dykema, M. R. Sargent, C. E. Clapp, S. S. Leroy, D. S. Sayres, J. M. Dean-Day, T. P. Bui, and J. G. Anderson, 2017. A case study of convectively sourced water vapor observed in the overworld stratosphere over the United States J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 17, 9529-9554, doi10.1002/2017JD026831

Anderson, J. G., D. K. Weisenstein, K. P. Bowman, C. R. Homeyer, J. B. Smith, D. M. Wilmouth, D. S. Sayres, J, E. Klobas, S. S. Leroy, J. A. Dykema, and S. C. Wofsy, 2017. Stratospheric ozone over the United States in summer linked to observations of convection and temperature via chlorine and bromine catalysis PNAS., 114, 25, E4905-E4913, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1619318114

Solomon, D. L.*, K. P. Bowman, and C. R. Homeyer, 2015. Tropopause-Penetrating Convection from Three-Dimensional Gridded NEXRAD DataJ. Appl. Meteor. and Climatol.55, 465–478, doi10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0190.1.

Siu, L. W.*, K. P. Bowman, and C. C. Epifanio, 2015. Convective transport of trace species observed during the Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport 2008 ExperimentJ. Geophys. Res.,120, 10,530–10,547, doi10.1002/2015JD023645.

Pan, L. L., K. P. Bowman, E. L. Atlas, S. C. Wofsy, F. Zhang, J. F. Bresch, B. A. Ridley, J. V. Pittman, C. R. Homeyer*, P. Romashkin, W. A. Cooper, 2010. The Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport 2008 (START08) ExperimentBull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.91, 327–342, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2865.1.

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