david neelin

David J. Neelin


Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

7969 Math Science Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565

Campus Mailcode: 156505

(310) 206-3734

Personal Website


B.S. and M.S., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Princeton University

Research Interests

Climate Dynamics Coupled Ocean-Atmospheric Modeling El Niño Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


the future of extreme precipitation in california

The Future of Extreme Precipitation in California

Our researchers are investigating the effects of climate change on heavy precipitation events in the state. Specifically, we're focusing on atmospheric rivers, moisture-laden filaments of air that move across oceans and produce heavy precipitation when they make landfall. Understanding how atmospheric rivers are affected in a changing climate is key to smart water planning in the future.

Recent Publications

Temperature-Moisture Dependence of the Deep Convective Transition as a Constraint on Entrainment in Climate Models

Sandeep Sahany, J David Neelin, Katrina Hales, Richard B.Neale

Published Work | Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences