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Dandan Tao

Dandan Tao

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar
624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 954-2359


  1. Ph. D. Meteorology from Penn State 2010-2015
  2. B.S. Atmospheric Sciences from Peking University 2006-2010


Research Interests: 

     Dynamics and predictability of tropical cyclones


  1. Zhang, F., and D. Tao, 2013: Effects of vertical wind shear on the predictability of tropical cyclones. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences70, 975-983.
  2. 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), DOI:10.1002/2014MS000314.
  3. 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), submitted.