• David Bullock Harris Professor of Geosciences
  • Research Professor
Kenneth Bowman



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Educational Background

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

Research Interests

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


    View of an overshooting convective storm from the International Space Station


    Dr. Bowman is the Principal Investigator for the six-year NASA Earth Venture Suborbital (EVS-3) project Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere. The  DCOTSS project is using 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, Purdue University, 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

    • Homeyer, C. R., J. B. Smith, K. M. Bedka, K. P. Bowman, D. M. Wilmouth, R. Ueyama, J. M. Dean-Day, J. M. St. Clair, R. Hannun, J. Hare, A. Pandey, D. S. Sayres, T. F. Hanisco, A. E. Gordon, and E. N. Tinney, 2023. Extreme altitudes of stratospheric hydration by midlatitude convection observed during the DCOTSS field campaign, Geophys. Res. Letts., 10.1029/2023GL104914.
    •  Jellis, D., K. P. Bowman, and A. D. Rapp, 2023. Lifetimes of overshooting convective events using high-frequency gridded radar composites, Mon. Wea. Rev., 151, 1979–1992, 10.1175/MWR-D-23-0032.1.
    • Chang, K.-W., K. P. Bowman, and A. D. Rapp, 2023. Transport and confinement of plumes from tropopause-overshooting convection over the contiguous United States during the warm season, J. Geophys. Res., 128, e2022JD037020, 10.1029/2022JD037020.
    • Chang, K.-W., K. P. Bowman, L. W. Siu, and A. D. Rapp, 2021. Convective influence on the North American monsoon anticyclone at intraseasonal and interannual time scales, J. Atmos. Sci., 78, 2941–2956, 10.1175/JAS-D-21-0009.1.
    • Siu, L. W. and K. P. Bowman, 2020. Unsteady vortex behavior in the Asian monsoon anticyclone, J. Atmos. Sci., 77, 4067-4088, 10.1175/JAS-D-19-0349.1.
    • Siu, L. W. and K. P. Bowman, 2019. Forcing of the upper-tropospheric monsoon anticyclones, J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 1937–1954, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-18-0340.1.
    • 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, doi: 10.1002/2017JD026831.
    • 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.