Research Assistant Professor

(919) 843-6360

Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development

Curriculum Vitae


Jared Bowden is an experienced investigator using regional climate and limited area meteorological models. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate with the U.S. EPA playing a key role in developing in-house dynamical downscaling of coupled earth system models using the WRF model for regional climate change projections. Bowden has helped to understand the value of interior grid nudging for regional climate models. With a numerical modeling background, foundation in climate dynamics/oceanography, and experience with model evaluation at regional and global scales, his interest is to help understand the various processes that are important for modeling climate variability and change from regional to local scales. His interest includes applying regional climate change projections for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Additionally, Bowden has meteorological modeling experience for air quality modeling.


Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (2009)
M.S. Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (2004)
B.S. Meteorology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (2002)
B.S. Marine Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (2002)

Selected Publications

Wootten, A., J.H. Bowden, R. Boyles, A. Terando, 2016: The sensitivity of WRF downscaled
precipitation in Puerto Rico to cumulus parameterization and interior grid nudging.  Journal of Climate (accepted)
Zhang, Yuqiang, J. H. Bowden, Z. Adelman, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, S. J. Smith, J.J. West, 2016: Co-benefits of global and regional greenhouse gas mitigation on U.S. air quality in 2050.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 9533-9548.
J.H. Bowden, K.D. Talgo, T.L. Spero, and C.G. Nolte, 2016: Assessing the added value of dynamical downscaling using the Standardized Precipitation Index. Advances in Meteorology, Article ID 8432064.
Spero, T.L., C.G. Nolte, J.H. Bowden, M.S. Mallard, J.A. Herwehe, 2016: The Impact of Incongruous Lake Temperatures on Regional Climate Extremes Downscaled from the CMIP5 Archive using the WRF Model. Journal of Climate, 29, 839- 853.
Spero, T.L., M.J. Otte, J.H. Bowden, and C.G. Nolte, 2014: Improving the representation of
clouds, radiation, and precipitation using spectral nudging in the Weather Research and Forecasting Model.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119, 11682-11694.  Doi:10.1002/2014JD022173.Bowden, J.H., C.G. Nolte, T.L. Otte, 2013: Simulating the impact of the large-scale circulation
on the regional 2-m temperature and precipitation climatology, Climate Dynamics, 40, 1903-1920.  doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1440-y

Bowden, J.H., T.L. Otte, C. G. Nolte, 2012: Examining Interior Grid Nudging Techniques Using
Two-Way Nesting in the WRF Model for Regional Climate Modeling, J. Climate, 25,2805-2823, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00167.1

Other Articles + Reports

Bowden, J.H., K. Talgo, Z. Adelman, 2015: Western Air Quality Modeling Study – Weather Research and Forecast Meteorological Model – Winter Modeling Application/ Evaluation. Retrieved from

UNC and ENVIRON, 2014: Three-State Air Quality Study (3SAQS): Weather Research and Forecasting model – year 2011 Modeling Application/Evaluation. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and ENVIRON International Corporation. Retrieved from

Multi-scale climate change modeling study over the Greater Horn of Africa, 2009:North Carolina State University, pp. 339