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Dr. Xiaomin Chen
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Hurricane Research Division-Northern Gulf Institute
phone: 305-361-4371

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

Professional Interests

Dr. Chen is a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral researcher of NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) in Miami, FL. His research focuses on physical processes leading to the intensity change of tropical cyclones in sheared environment. He approached this topic by systematically examining the related synoptic flow patterns, designing creative numerical simulations, and identifying the key thermodynamic and dynamical factors responsible for the rapid intensification of tropical cyclones. His work has highlighted the critical role of inner-core structure in differentiating the rapidly intensifying and slowly intensifying tropical cyclones.

    Hightlighted Publications

    1. Chen, X., M. Xue, and J. Fang, 2018: Rapid Intensification of Typhoon Mujigae (2015) under Different Sea Surface Temperatures: Structural Changes Leading to Rapid Intensification. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 4313–4335, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0017.1
    2. Chen, X., Y. Wang, and K. Zhao, 2015: Synoptic Flow Patterns and Large-Scale Characteristics Associated with Rapidly Intensifying Tropical Cyclones in the South China Sea. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 64–87, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00338.1
    3. Chen, X., K. Zhao, W. Lee, B. Jong-Dao Jou, M. Xue, and P.R. Harasti, 2013: The Improvement to the Environmental Wind and Tropical Cyclone Circulation Retrievals with the Modified GBVTD (MGBVTD) Technique. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52, 2493–2508, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-031.1

      Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

      1. Chen, X., and G.H. Bryan. Role of advection of parameterized turbulence kinetic energy in tropical cyclone simulations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 78(11):3593-3611, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-21-0088.1 2021
      2. Chen, X., G.H. Bryan, J.A. Zhang, J.J. Cione, and F.D. Marks. A framework for simulating the tropical-cyclone boundary layer using large-eddy simulation and its use in evaluating PBL parameterizations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 78(11):3559-3574, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-20-0227.1 2021
      3. Chen, X., J.-F. Gu, J.A. Zhang, F.D. Marks, R.F. Rogers, and J.J. Cione. Boundary layer recovery and precipitation symmetrization preceding rapid intensification of tropical cyclones under shear. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 78(5):1523-1544, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-20-0252.1 2021

        Recent Presentations

        1. 2019 A Thermodynamic Pathway Leading to Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear, AMS 18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Savannah
        2. 2019 Physical Processes Leading to Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones in Vertical Wind Shear, MMM Seminar, National Center for Atmospheric Research
        3. 2018 Structural Changes Leading to Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Different Sea Surface Temperatures, Pennsylvania State University

        Awards and Honors

        2018National Research Council Postdoctoral FellowshipNOAA/AOML/HRD
        2015Outstanding PhD GraduatesNanjing University
        2014National ScholarshipMinistry of Education of China
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