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
Ting-Yu Cha (M.S) obtained her B.S. from National Taiwan University and is researching radar analysis techniques
Eleanor Delap (M.S.) obtained her B.S. from Valparaiso University and is researching the tropical cyclone boundary layer
Naufal Razin (M.S.) obtained his B.S. from the University of Hawaii and is researching convection in tropical cyclones
Ben Trabing (M.S.) obtained his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma and is researching tropical cyclone intensity change
Jon Martinez (Ph.D) obtained his M.S. from the University of Hawaii and is researching tropical cyclone intensity change
Annette Foerster (Post-Doc) obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii and is researching radar analysis techniques and tropical cyclones
Phil Klotzbach (Research Scientist III) obtained his Ph.D. from Colorado State University and is researching intraseasonal and seasonal forecasting of tropical cyclones
Michael Bell (Principal Investigator) obtained his Ph.D. from the Naval Postgraduate School and joined the CSU Faculty in 2016
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.