Kai-Wei Chang

Kai-Wei Chang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Tropical tropopause layer, stratosphere-troposphere exchange, satellite remote sensing, radiative transfer, large-scale dynamics


  Eller O&M 1014C


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., K. P. Bowman, L.-W. Siu, and A. D Rapp, 2021: Convective influence on the North American Monsoon anticyclone at intraseasonal and interannual time scales, in revision.

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., 20, 10.5194/acp-20-12499-2020.

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.


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


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

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