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Tropical Air-Ocean-Wave-Land-Hydrology Interaction Research and Modeling


Naval Research Laboratory, CA, Marine Meteorology

RO# Location
64.16.66.B8541 Monterey, CA 939435502


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Sue Chen 831.656.4737


Multidisciplinary research is being conducted to understand the atmospheric large-scale waves, monsoon, atmospheric river, tropical cyclone, diurnal cycle, cloud, and precipitation processes to improve weather and seasonal prediction capabilities. The focus is on the coupled air-ocean, air-wave, air-land-hydrology forcing and feedback mechanisms. Opportunities exist to study these multiscale nonlinear interactions using the NRL regional coupled model and in-situ/remotely sensed observations, through the diagnosis and development of coupled parameterizations, and by participating in field programs.



Chen S, et al: A study of CINDY/DYNAMOMJO suppressed phase. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 2016, doi:

Jensen, TG, Chen S, Flatau M, Shinoda T: Ocean response to CINDY/DYNAMO MJOs in air-sea coupled COAMPS. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. 2015,

Chen S, et al: Effect of two-way air-sea coupling in high and low wind speed regimes. Monthly Weather Review 138: 3579-3602, 2010


Air-sea interaction; Coupled modeling; Madden Julian oscillations; Tropical cyclone; Seasonal forecast; Monsoon; Tropical waves; Targeted TC ocean observation; Coupled atmosphere-land-hydrology processes;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,523.00 $3,000.00
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