Tropical Meteorology

The study of atmospheric structure and behavior in the areas astride the Equator, roughly between 30° north and south latitude. The weather and climate of the tropics involve phenomena such as trade winds, hurricanes, intertropical convergence zones, jet streams, monsoons, and the El Niño Southern Oscillation.


Dr. Jenni Evans describes how a degree in mathematics led to a career in atmospheric science and explains a bit about her research examining tropical cyclones.

In the News

Hurricane season is never over for Penn State meteorology professor, Jenni Evans


People specializing in this area

Post Doctoral Scholars

Holly L. Hamilton

Tropical cyclone boundary layer, supergradient jet, structural changes in tropical cyclones during landfall, West African monsoon, precipitation, TRMM, WRF modeling, African Easterly Waves, African Easterly Jet, effects of topography on convective development