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Jennifer Gahtan

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 233-304

Pasadena, CA 91109

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818.393.1859

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818.354.3223

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Atmospheric Physics And Weather

Biography

Jennifer Gahtan is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow analyzing stratospheric equatorial waves and their connection to the MJO and QBO. She completed her PhD at the University at Albany-SUNY on the topic of extratropical precursors to the onset of Madden-Julian Oscillation convection over the western Indian Ocean.

Education

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University at Albany-SUNY (2019)
  • B.Sc., Meteorology and Mathematics, University of Miami (2012)

Professional Experience

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow (August 2019 – present)

Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Tropical Meteorology
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere interactions
  • Tropical-Extratropical Interactions
  • Remote Sensing Observations

Selected Awards

  • Second Place Oral Presentation Award - Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability, 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (2018)
  • National Science Foundation Travel Grant - RossbyPalooza, Workshop on Climate Meets Statistics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2016)
  • American Meteorological Society Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research Graduate Fellowship (2012-2013)

Selected Publications

  1. Gahtan, J, and PE. Roundy, 2021: Meridional movement of geopotential height anomalies in the subtropics and the relationship to the base‐state flow. Q. J. Royal Meteorol. Soc., 147, 627– 646. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3937
  2. Gahtan, J. and PE. Roundy, 2020: Wavelet isolation of meridionally moving geopotential height perturbations near the subtropics of eastern Africa and their relationship with the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Q. J. Royal Meteorol. Soc., 146, 380-400. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3681
  3. Gahtan, J. and P. Roundy, 2019: Extratropical Influence on 200-hPa Easterly Acceleration over the Western Indian Ocean Preceding Madden–Julian Oscillation Convective Onset. J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 265–284, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0069.1