Our research interests focus on tropical meteorology and, in particular, on the meteorology of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and Asia. We study:

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  • 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, statistics.