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Dr. Hua C. Leighton
Assistant Scientist
Hurricane Research Division-CIMAS
phone: 305-361-4559
fax: 305-361-4402
hua.leighton@noaa.gov

NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Professional Interests

Dr. Chen's research interests are mainly focused on rapid intensification of hurricanes.

Current Research Projects

        Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

        1. Leighton, H., S. Gopalakrishnan, J.A. Zhang, R.F. Rogers, Z. Zhang, and V. Tallapragada. Azimuthal distribution of deep convection, environmental factors and tropical cyclone rapid intensification: A perspective from HWRF ensemble forecasts of Hurricane Edouard (2014). Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75(1):275-295, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0171.1 2018
        2. Chen, H., and S.G. Gopalakrishnan. A study on the asymmetric rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl (2010) using the HWRF system. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72(2):531-550, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0097.1 2015

            Awards and Honors

            2012-2013Postdoctoral Research Associate FellowshipNational Research Council
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