Dan Vimont

Dan VimontAssistant Professor
Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison


University of Washington
Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, 2002
M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, 2000

University of Minnesota
B.S., Physics, 1996

Research areas:

Climate Dynamics and Impacts, Ocean-atmosphere Interactions

Selected Publications:

Kossin, J. P. and D. J. Vimont: "A more general framework for understanding Atlantic hurricane variability and trends". Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., In Press, publication 11/2007.

Naylor, R. L., D. S. Battisti, D. J. Vimont, W. P. Falcon, and M. B. Burke, Assessing risks of climate variability and climate change for Indonesian rice agriculture. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Publication Date: May 8, 2007.


Dan Vimont joined the faculty at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Center for Climatic Research at UW-Madison in July 2003 after a short appointment as a research associate through the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and through JISAO at the University of Washington.

Dr. Vimont's scholarly work currently focuses on climate variability involving coupled processes in the atmosphere and ocean. His recent projects include:

  • The role of midlatitude atmospheric variability in forcing tropical climate through coupled interactions in the subtropics and tropics (e.g., the "seasonal footprinting mechanism")
  • Downscaling precipitation over Indonesia under present and future climate scenarios
  • Meridional modes in the tropical Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans
  • Climate variability and hurricane activity
  • Modeling ENSO impacts in a warmer world
  • Pacific interannual and decadal variability in models and observations
  • Statistical analysis of climate variability, with emphasis on integrating statistics and physical processes