Kai-Wei Chang

Kai-Wei Chang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

TROPICAL TROPOPAUSE LAYER, STRATOSPHERE-TROPOSPHERE EXCHANGE, REMOTE SENSING, LARGE-SCALE DYNAMICS

  kwchang30@tamu.edu

  Eller O&M 1014C

Research

I am performing research for the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) research project. My current work focuses on the dynamics of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere over North America and how this region’s circulation transports air from overshooting convective tops.

Selected Publications

  • Chang, K.-W. and T. L'Ecuyer, 2020: Influence of gravity wave temperature anomaly and its vertical gradient on cirrus clouds in the tropical tropopause layer – a satellite-based view, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-325, in review.
  • Dzambo, A. M., M. H. Hitchman, and K.-W. Chang, 2019: The Influence of Gravity Waves on Ice Saturation in the Tropical Tropopause Layer over Darwin, Australia. Atmosphere, 10, doi: 10.3390/atmos10120778
  • Chang, K.-W. and T. L’Ecuyer, 2019: Role of latent heating vertical distribution in the formation of
    the tropical cold trap, J. Geophys. Res., 124, doi.org/10.1029/2018JD030194
  • Chang, K.-W., T. L’Ecuyer, B. H. Kahn, and V. Natraj, 2017: Information content of visible and mid-
    infrared radiances for retrieving tropical ice cloud properties. J. Geophys. Res., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD026357

Education

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
M.S., National Central University, Taiwan
B. S., National Central University, Taiwan

Awards

NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship, 2017-2019
Student Service Award, Department of AOS, UW-Madison, 2018

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