Dan Wu

Headshot photo of Dan Wu. Photo Credit: NOAA/AOML

Research Interests

Tropical cyclone structure and precipitation. 

Model physics evaluation. 

Hurricane data assimilation and modeling.

Dan Wu, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate, University of Miami (CIMAS), Hurricane Research Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Dr. Dan Wu’s research interest focuses on improving the forecast of landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs). Her work started from analyzing the precipitation distribution and microphysical processes accounting for the heavy rainfall during TC’s landfall, then to the evaluation of microphysics schemes in numerical models. Now she is working on the assimilation of the inner-core observations into NOAA’s new operational model – HAFS, to provide better forecast of TC’s track, intensity, precipitation and their associated impacts.

Current Work

Developing inner-core data assimilation capabilities in NOAA’s new Hurricane Analysis and Forecasting System (HAFS) model.

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2019, Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

2011, M.S., Meteorology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

2008, B.S., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

  1. Wu D., F. Zhang, and coauthors, 2021: Evaluation of Microphysics Schemes in Tropical Cyclones using Polarimetric Radar Observations: Convective Precipitation in an Outer Rainband, Mon. Wea. Rev., 149(4), 1055-1068.
  2. Wu D., K. Zhao, M. Kumjian, X. Chen, and coauthors, 2018: Kinematics and Microphysics of Convection in the Outer Rainband of Typhoon Nida (2016) revealed by Polarimetric Radar. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 2147-2159.