Man-Yau ("Joseph") Chan

Man-Yau ("Joseph") Chan

  • Ph.D Candidate
624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics
  2. National University of Singapore

Research Specialties:

Tropical Meteorology:

Sumatra Squalls

Data Assimilation for Tropical Convection

Statistical Meteorology:

Ensemble Data Assimilation

Geostationary Satellite Infrared Data Assimilation



  1. Chan, M.-Y., and Chen X. (2021, under review): Improving the Analyses and Forecasts of a Tropical Squall Line Using Upper Tropospheric Infrared Satellite Observations. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.

  2. Hartman, C. M., Chen X., Clothiaux E. E. and Chan M.-Y. (2021, under review): Improving the Analysis and Forecast of Hurricane Dorian (2019) with Simultaneous Assimilation of GOES-16 All-Sky Infrared Brightness Temperatures and Tail Doppler Radar Radial Velocities. Monthly Weather Review.

  3. He, J., Ma X., Ge X., Liu J., Cheng W., Chan M.-Y. and Xiao Z. (2021, under review): Variational Quality Control of Non-Gaussian Innovations in the GRAPES m3DVAR System: Mass Field Evaluation of Assimilation Experiments. Submitted to Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.

  4. Chan, M.-Y., Anderson J. L. and Chen X. (2020): An efficient bi-Gaussian ensemble Kalman filter for satellite infrared radiance data assimilation. Monthly Weather Review. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-20-0142.1

  5. Chan, M.-Y., Zhang F., Chen X. and Leung R. L. (2020): Impacts of Assimilating All-sky Satellite Infrared Radiances on Convection-Permitting Analysis and Prediction of Tropical Convection. Monthly Weather Review. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-19-0343.1

  6. Chan, M. Y., Lo, J. C. and Orton, T. (2018), The structure of tropical Sumatra squalls. Weather. doi:10.1002/wea.3375