Advisor: Dr. Zhuo Wang

My research aims to improve the seasonal predictions of tropical cyclones and other warm-season phenomena. As a dynamist studying the weather–climate continuum, I am particularly interested in bridging the gap between theoretical research and applied research on geophysical fluid dynamics.

Much of my recent research is to explore how tropical cyclone activity is affected by 1) the coupled atmosphere–ocean variability, 2) the tropical large-scale circulation, and 3) the tropical–extratropical interactions. I tackle these questions using climate re-analyses, satellite products, and models that span a spectrum of complexity (“model hierarchies”).

When working with high-volume data, I love crafting tools and testing ideas using NCL and Python. Beyond my research, I enjoy exchanging programming knowledge with learners at all levels, as well as embarking on hiking trips and museum tours.