Dandan Tao


Dandan Tao
Post-Doctoral Scholar

624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: dvt5076@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 954-2359
Link to my CV
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Postdoc -- Penn State 2015-present
Ph.D. -- Meteorology from Penn State 2010-2015
B.S. -- Atmospheric Sciences from Peking University 2006-2010

Research Interests

Dynamics and predictability of tropical cyclones


  1. Zhang, F., C. Melhauser, D. Tao, Y. Q. Sun, E. B. Munsell, Y. Weng and J. A. Sippel, 2015: Predictability of Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones at the Mesoscales. To appear in Dynamics and Predictability of Large-scale, High-impact Weather and Climate Events (eds, J. Li, R. Swinbank, H. Volkert and R. Grotjahn). Cambridge University Press.
  2. Tao, D.*, and F. Zhang, 2015:Effects of Vertical Wind Shear on the Predictability of Tropical Cyclones: Practical versus Intrinsic Limit. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), DOI: 10.1002/2015MS000474.
  3. Tao, D., and F. Zhang, 2014: Effect of environmental shear, sea-surface temperature and ambient moisture on the formation and predictability of tropical cyclones: an ensemble-mean perspective. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), 6, 384-404.
  4. Zhang, F., and D. Tao, 2013: Effects of vertical wind shear on the predictability of tropical cyclones. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 975-983.
  • Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT)
  • PSU WRF/EnKF Real-time Atlantic Hurricane Forecast
  • Dr. Fuqing Zhang's group