Daniel Lloveras

Graduate Student in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

About Me

I am a third year graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. My research project deals with atmospheric predictability, specifically focusing on the growth of initial condition errors in idealized numerical simulations of mid-latitude cyclones. My advisor is Professor Dale Durran.

I am originally from Clearwater, Florida, and I received my undergraduate degree in Meteorology and Applied Math from the University of Miami in 2018. In my free time, you can find me swimming, hiking, and cheering on my favorite college and professional sports teams. I also write a blog in which I try to normalize asking "stupid" questions.

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Research Interests


How can we improve the ability of numerical models to predict atmospheric phenomena? How do errors of all scales and magnitudes grow in forecasts? How can we reduce these errors?

Atmospheric Dynamics

Why and how does weather happen? How can we improve our understanding of atmospheric features from the microscale to the planetary scale?

Weather Forecasting

How can we use both numerical predictions and our knowledge of the atmosphere to make accurate weather forecasts? How can we better communicate the weather to the general public?

Numerical Methods

How can we design and implement numerical algorithms to solve problems in atmospheric science as efficiently as possible?


My first publication is in preparation; stay tuned!
  • Education

  • MS in Atmospheric Science - University of Washington

    2018 - Present

    In progress

  • BS in Marine and Atmospheric Science - University of Miami

    2014 - 2018

    Double major in meteorology and applied mathematics, minor in broadcast journalism

    • Experience

    • Graduate Research Assistant - University of Washington

      July 2018 - Present

      Working on a research project with Professor Dale Durran on initial condition error growth in high-resolution idealized simulations of mid-latitude cyclones

    • Undergraduate Research Assistant - University of Miami

      May 2016 - May 2018

      Worked on a research project with Professor Paquita Zuidema on the effects of smoke particles on low clouds over the South Atlantic Ocean

    • Research Intern - Princeton University/GFDL

      June 2017 - August 2017

      Worked on a summer research project with Dr. Xiaosong Yang looking at the effects of Atlantic sea surface temperature on the predictability of summertime precipitation in the Southeastern United States

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