Research on structure and intensity change, mesoscale dynamics, and seasonal forecasting of hurricanes and typhoons
Research on severe storms, heavy rainfall, and other high impact weather
Research with Doppler and polarimetric radars using advanced techniques and open source tools
Expertise collecting and analyzing research aircraft data in atmospheric science field experiments
Alex DesRosiers (M.S.) obtained his B.E. from the University of Florida and is researching mechanisms of rapid intensity changes in tropical cyclones.
Rung Panasawatwong (Ph.D.) obtained her M.S. from MIT and is researching extreme precipitation events
Ting-Yu Cha (Ph.D.) obtained her M.S. from Colorado State University and is researching radar analysis techniques
Eleanor Casas (Ph.D.) obtained her M.S. from Colorado State University and is researching the tropical cyclone boundary layer
Naufal Razin (Ph.D.) obtained his M.S. from Colorado State University and is researching convection in tropical cyclones
Ben Trabing (Ph.D.) obtained his B.S. from Colorado State University and is researching tropical cyclone intensity change
Jhordanne Jones (Ph.D) obtained her M.S. from the University of the West Indies and is researching seasonal tropical cyclone activity
C. Chelsea Nam (Ph.D) obtained her M.S. from Seoul National University and is researching tropical cyclogenesis
Jon Martinez (Ph.D) obtained his M.S. from the University of Hawaii and is researching tropical cyclone intensity change
Ya-Chien Feng (Post-Doc) obtained her Ph.D. from McGill University and is researching the microphysics of tropical cyclones.
Jen DeHart (Post-Doc) obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is researching tropical cyclone precipitation
Phil Klotzbach (Research Scientist III) obtained his Ph.D. from Colorado State University and is researching intraseasonal and seasonal forecasting of tropical cyclones
Bruno Melli (Software Engineer)
Our primary interests are in tropical, mesoscale, and radar meteorology. A central focus of our research is studying the mesoscale structure and intensification of tropical cyclones throughout their life-cycle from genesis to extratropical transition. This research is accomplished through the collection and analysis of research quality observations from aircraft and Doppler radars, in conjunction with high-resolution numerical modeling. A significant component of our research effort is also aimed at improving mesoscale and radar analysis techniques and open source software tools.
The Bell research group gratefully acknowledges support from the following organizations.