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Dr. Ping Chang
Ping Chang
Phone:
(979) 845-8196
Fax:
(979) 845-6331
Email:
ping@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 624
Address:
Texas A&M University
O&M Building, Room 624
MS 3146
College Station, Texas 77843

Degrees:

Ph.D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, 1988

M.A. Atmospheric Sciences, Princeton University, 1986; M.E. Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York, New York, 1984

B.S. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, East China Engineering Institute, January 1982

Awards:

2003 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, Texas A&M University.

2001 Chinese Academy of Sciences Outstanding Oversea Young Scientist Award.

2000 Faculty Fellow of Texas A&M University.

1998 College Award for Outstanding Research of Texas A&M University.

1993 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.


Ping Chang

Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography
Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Chair in Oceanography

Research Interests

  • Climate Variability and Predictability,
  • Coupled Climate Modeling,
  • Ocean Atmosphere Interactions
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Ocean Modeling

Selected Publications

  • Alexander, M., Matrosova, L., Penland, C., Scott, J. D., and Chang, P. 2008: Forecasting
    Pacific SSTs: Linear Inverse Model Predictions of the PDO, J. Climate, 21, 385-402.
    59. Wang, F. and Chang, P. 2008: A Linear Stability Analysis of Coupled Tropical Atlantic Variability,
    J. Climate, in press.
  • Wu, Q., Mahajan, S., Bowman, K.P., Chang, P. 2008: Atmospheric Response to Atlantic
    Tropical Instability Waves in CAM3, J. Geophys. Res., accepted.
  • Bruegem, W.-P., Chang, P., Jang, C. J., Mignot, J., Hazeleger, W., 2008: Barrier layers and
    tropical Atlantic SST biases in coupled GCMs, Tellus, accepted.
  • Wang, F. and Chang, P. 2008: Coupled Variability and Predictability in a Stochastic Climate
    Model of Tropical Atlantic, J. Climate, submitted.
  • Chang, P., Zhang, R., Hazeleger, W., Wen, C., Wan, X., Ji, L., Haarsma, R. J., Breugem, W.-
    P. and Seidel, H. 2008: An Oceanic Teleconnection Between Abrupt Changes in High-Latitude
    North Atlantic Climate and the African Monsoon, Nature, submitted.
  • Hazeleger, W., Breugem, W.-P., Chang, P., Haarsma, R. J., Zhang, R. and Dijkstra, H. A.
    2008: Atlantic Ocean Control on the Future African Monsoon, Nature, submitted.

Additional Information

  • Title: On the Development of a Regional Coupled Atlantic Climate Model Sponsor: DOC/NOAA Period: 9/1/2001–8/31/2004
  • Title: An Investigation of Pacific Decadal Variability with an Emphasis on Ocean-Atmosphere Interations in the South Tropical Pacific and Impact on ENSO Sponsor: DOC/NOAA Period: 12/1/2001–11/30/2004
  • Title: On the Development of a Hybrid Coupled System for Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Predictions Sponsor: IRI/Columbia University Period: 7/01/2002–6/30/2005
  • Title: Seasonal-to-Interannual Predictability in the Tropical Atlantic Region and the Role of Surface Fluxes Sponsor: NASA Period: 6/1/2003–5/31/2005
  • Title: An Investigation of Tropical Atlantic Variability and its Predictability Using the Community Climate System Model Sponsor: NSF Period: 12/1/2003–11/30/2008
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