Chuan-Chieh Chang

Contact Information


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, PhD, August 2016 - now
  • National Taiwan University, Atmospheric Sciences, Master, 2012-2014
  • National Taiwan University, Atmospheric Sciences, Bachelor, 2008-2012

I'm a PhD student who's interested in tropical cyclones (TCs). My previous work focused on the mechanisms leading to the rapid intensification of Typhoon Megi (2010). The first stage work of my PhD is to access relative impacts of remote and local forcing on tropical cyclone frequency on the seasonal time scale. Currently, I'm trying to investigate how the sub-polar SST modulates the Atlantic TC activity on the multi-year time scale. I also did some work on the processes leading to tropical cyclogenesis via numerical simulations. My publications can be accessed by the following links. I'm glad to meet more people interested in TC-related research:)


Chang, C. and C. Wu2017: On the processes leading to the rapid intensification of typhoon Megi (2010) J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 1169–1200, 

Chang, C. and Z. Wang2018: Relative impacts of local and remote forcing on tropical cyclone frequency in numerical model simulations Geophysical Research Letters,

Research Areas

Courses Taught

  • ATMS201: General Physical Meteorology