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William J. Gutowski, Jr.

Professor of Meteorology

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Office:
3021 Agronomy Hall

Phone: 515-294-5632

Email: gutowski@iastate.edu

Website:
http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/people/
faculty/william-gutowski/

Arctic Project: http://www.oc.nps.edu/NAME/name.html

 

Department: Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Agronomy (Courtesy Appointment)
           
Research Interests:  regional climate modeling, water cycle, weather and climate extremes

Brief description of current research:Dr. Gutowski's research concentrates on the role of atmospheric dynamics in climate. Central focuses are the dynamics of the hydrologic cycle, regional climate and changes in extreme weather and climate. Because processes on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales are important for all of these, his research program entails a variety of modeling and data analysis approaches. The regional research uses models covering only a portion of the earth (limited-area models) and global models whose resolution varies with location (stretched-grid models).  Data analysis approaches include study of spatial patterns and analysis of precipitation and energy spectra.  His work includes regional modeling of African, Arctic and East Asian climates and has significant collaboration with scientists in these regions. Much of his work is through the Regional Climate Modeling Laboratory, which he coordinates with Dr. Eugene Takle and Dr. Ray Arritt

Publications:
Kawazoe, S., and W. J. Gutowski, 2013: Regional, extreme daily precipitation in CMIP5 simulations. J. Hydrometeor. (in press)

Mearns, L. O., S. Sain, L. R. Leung, M. S. Bukovsky, S. McGinnis, S. Biner, D. Caya, R. W. Arritt, W. J. Gutowski, E. S. Takle, M. Snyder, R. G. Jones, A. M. B. Nunes, S. Tucker, D. Herzmann, L. McDaniel and L. Sloan, 2013: Climate change projections of the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP). Clim. Change Lett. (revised).

Glisan, J., W. J. Gutowski, J. J. Cassano and M. E. Higgins, 2013: Effects of spectral nudging in WRF on arctic temperature and precipitation simulations. J. Clim. (in press).

Kawazoe, S., and W. J. Gutowski, 2013: Regional, extreme daily precipitation in NARCCAP simulations. J. Clim. (in press)

Mearns, L. O., R. Arritt, S. Biner, M. S. Bukovsky, S. McGinnis, S. Sain, D. Caya, J. Correia Jr., D. Flory, W. Gutowski, E. S. Takle, R. Jones, R. Leung, W. Moufouma-Okia, L. McDaniel, A. M. B. Nunes, Y. Qian, J. Roads, L. Sloan and M. Snyder, 2013: Response to R. Pielke, Sr. commentary on Mearns et al. 2012. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. (in press).

Vera, C., W. Gutowski, C. R. Mechoso, B. N. Goswami, C. Reason, C. D. Thorncroft, J. A. Marengo, B. Hewitson, H. Hendon, C. Jones and P. Lionello, 2012: Understanding and predicting climate variability and change at monsoon regions. In Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction Priorities, G. R. Asrar and J. W. Hurrell, Eds. Springer (in press).

Mearns, L. O., R. Arritt, S. Biner, M. S. Bukovsky, S. McGinnis, S. Sain, D. Caya, J. Correia Jr., D. Flory, W. Gutowski, E. S. Takle, R. Jones, R. Leung, W. Moufouma-Okia, L. McDaniel, A. M. B. Nunes, Y. Qian, J. Roads, L. Sloan and M. Snyder, 2012: The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program: Overview of Phase I results. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 93, 1337-1362.

Abiodun, B. J., W. J. Gutowski, A. A. Abatan, and J. M. Prusa, 2011: CAM-EULAG: A non-hydrostatic atmospheric climate model with grid stretching. Acta Geophysica, 59, 1158-1167 [DOI: 10.2478/s11600-011-0032-2].

Fisel, B. J., W. J. Gutowski Jr., J. M. Hobbs, and J. J. Cassano, 2011: Multiregime states of Arctic atmospheric circultation. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20122 [DOI: 10.1029/2011JD015790].

Gbobaniyi, E. O., B. J. Abiodun, M. A. Tadross, B. C. Hewitson and W. J. Gutowski, 2011: The coupling of cloud base height and surface fluxes: a transferability intercomparison. Theoret. App. Clim., 106, 189-210 [DOI: 10.1007/s00704-011-0421-0].

Prusa, J. M., and W. J. Gutowski, 2011: Multi-scale waves in sound-proff global simulations with EULAG. Acta Geophysica, 59, 1135-1157 [DOI: 10.2478/s11600-011-0050-0].

Boberg, F., P. Berg, P. Thejll, W. J. Gutowski, and J. H. Christensen, 2010: Improved confidence in climate change projections of precipitation further evaluated using daily statistics from ENSEMBLES models. Clim. Dynamics, 35, 1509-1520 [DOI: 10.1007/s00382-009-0683-8].

Gutwoski, W. J., R. W. Arritt, S. Kawazoe, D. M. Flory, E. S. Takle, S. Biner, D. Caya, R. G. Jones, R. Laprise, L. R. Leung, L. O. Mearns, W. Moufouma-Okia, A. M. B. Nunes, Y. Qian, J. O. Roads, L. C. Sloan, and M. A. Snyder, 2010: Extreme monthly precipitation simulated by NARCCAP RCMs. J. Hydrometeor., 11, 1373-1379 [DOI: 10.1175/2010JHM1297.1]

Takle, E. S., M. Jha, E. Lu, R. W. Arritt, W. J. Gutowski Jr., and the NARCCAP Team, 2010: Streamflow in the Upper Mississippi River Basin as simulated by SWAT driven by 20C results of global climate models and NARCCAP regional climate models. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 19, 341-346.

Boberg, F., P. Berg, P. Thejll, W. J. Gutowski, and J. H. Christensen, 2009: Late 21st century changes in European PRUDENCE precipitation intensities. Clim. Dynamics, 32, 1097-1106 [DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0466-y].

Francis, J. A., J. J. Cassano, W. J. Gutowski, Jr., L. D. Hinzman, M. M. Holland, M. A. Steele, D. M. White and C. J. Vorosmarty, 2009: An Arctic hydrologic system in transition: Feedbacks and impacts on terrestrial, marine, and human life. J. Geophys. Res., 114, G04019 [DOI: 10.1029/2008JG00902].

Mearns, L. O., W. J. Gutowski, R. Jones, L.-Y. Leung, S. McGinnis, A. M. B. Nunes, Y. Qian, 2009: A regional climate change assessment program for North America. EOS, 90, 311-312.

Pryor, S. C., R. J. Barthelmie, D. T. Young, E. S. Takle, R. W. Arritt, D. Flory, W. J. Gutowski Jr., A. Nunes, and J. Roads, 2009: Wind speed trends over the contigous United States. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D14105 [DOI: 10.1029/2008JD011416]

Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, E. S. Takle, and W. J. Gutowski, 2009: Evaluation of precipitation in the Intermountain Region as simulated by the NARCCAP regional climate models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11704 [DOI: 10.1029/2009GL03730].