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Kevin A. Reed

Kevin A. ReedAssistant Professor

Ph.D., 2012, University of Michigan

Climate Modeling; Tropical Cyclones; Climate Extremes; Atmospheric Dynamics

Climate Extremes Modeling Group



Research Interests

Prof. Reed received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Michigan where he studied the ability of NCAR’s Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) to simulate tropical cyclones at high-resolutions (< 50 km grid spacing). His research interests include understanding the capability of global models to simulate extreme weather events and the impact of model design choices on the simulation of such extremes. This incorporates developing simplified, reduced complexity test beds to study extremes in a global context. Furthermore, Dr. Reed studies how extreme events, including tropical cyclones, may change as a result of a changing climate

Selected Publications

Ullrich, P. A., K. A. Reed, and C. Jablonowski (2015), Analytical initial conditions and an analysis of baroclinic instability waves in f- and β-plane 3D channel models, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., in press, doi: 10.1002/qj.2583.

Walsh, Kevin J. E., S. Camargo, G. Vecchi, A. S. Daloz, J. Elsner, K. Emanuel, M. Horn, Y.-K. Lim, M. Roberts, C. Patricola, E. Scoccimarro, A. Sobel, S. Strazzo, G. Villarini, M. Wehner, M. Zhao, J. Kossin, T. LaRow, K. Oouchi, S. Schubert, H. Wang, J. Bacmeister, P, Chang, F. Chauvin, C. Jablonowski, A. Kumar, H. Murakami, T. Ose, K. A. Reed, R Saravanan, Y. Yamada, C. M. Zarzycki, P.-L. Vidale, J. A. Jonas and N. Henderson (2015), Hurricanes and climate: the U.S. CLIVAR working group on hurricanes, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 997-1017, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00242.1.

Reed, K. A., J. T. Bacmeister, N. A. Rosenbloom, M. F. Wehner, S. C. Bates, P. H. Lauritzen, J. E. Truesdale, and C. Hannay (2015), Impact of the dynamical core on the direct simulation of tropical cyclones in a high-resolution global model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 3603-3608, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063974.

Wehner, M. F., Prabhat, K. A. Reed, D. Stone, W. D. Collins, and J. T. Bacmeister (2015), Resolution dependence of future tropical cyclone projections of CAM5.1 in the US CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group idealized configurations, J. Climate, 28, 3905-3925, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00311.1.

Reed, K. A., B. Medeiros, J. T. Bacmeister, and P. H. Lauritzen (2015), Global radiative-convective equilibrium in the Community Atmosphere Model, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 2183-2197, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0268.1.

Shaevitz, D. A., S. J. Camargo, A. H. Sobel, J. A. Jones, D. Kim, A. Kumar, T. E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, H. Murakami, K. A. Reed, M. J. Roberts, E. Scoccimarro, H. Wang, M. F. Wehner, M. Zhao (2014), Characteristics of tropical cyclones in high-resolution models of the present climate, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 1154-1172, doi: 10.1002/2014MS000372.

Wehner, M. F., K. A. Reed, F. Li, Prabhat, J. T. Bacmeister, C.-T. Chen, C. Paciorek, P. Gleckler, K. Sperber, W. D. Collins, A. Gettelman and C. Jablonowski (2014), The effect of horizontal resolution on simulation quality in the Community Atmospheric Model, CAM5.1, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 980-997, doi: 10.1002/2013MS000276.

Villarini, G., D. A. Lavers, E. Scoccimarro, M. Zhao, M. F. Wehner, G. A. Vecchi, T. R. Knutson, and K. A. Reed (2014), Sensitivity of tropical cyclone rainfall to idealized global scale forcings, J. Climate, 27, 4622–4641, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00780.1.

Reed, K. A., C. Jablonowski and M. A. Taylor (2012), Tropical cyclones in the spectral element configuration of the Community Atmosphere Model, Atmos. Sci. Lett., 13, 303-310, doi:10.1002/asl.399.

Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2012), Idealized tropical cyclone simulations of intermediate complexity: a test case for AGCMs, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 4, M04001, doi:10.1029/2011MS000099.

Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011c), Assessing the uncertainty of tropical cyclone simulations in NCAR’s Community Atmosphere Model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 3, M08002, doi:10.1029/2011MS000076.

Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011b), Impact of physical parameterizations on idealized tropical cyclones in the Community Atmosphere Model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L04805, doi:10.1029/2010GL046297.

Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011a), An analytic vortex initialization technique for idealized tropical cyclone studies in AGCMs, Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 689-710, doi:10.1175/2010MWR3488.1.

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