Faculty and Research
Research in the Department
Our research interests focus on tropical meteorology and, in particular, on the meteorology of the Pacific and Indian Oceans,
and Asia. We study:
- On the large (macro) scale, the role of the Asian summer monsoon in worldwide weather and the massive
El Niño cycles of the Pacific Ocean.
- On the medium (synoptic) scale, typhoons and the way they interact with their environment, interactions between
mid-latitude weather systems and the tropics.
- On the smaller medium (meso) scale, local pollution, local winds, severe storms and properties of cloud ensembles.
- On the small (micro) scale, physics and chemistry of individual clouds and associated rainfall fluctuations.
The studies and the techniques we use overlap: synoptic and weather satellite analysis, numerical models, detailed field measurements,