Bldg 33, Room C426
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Mid-latitude cyclones and fronts, dynamics and kinematics; Precipitation and cloud microphysical processes; Mesoscale modeling; Satellite remote sensing of precipitation
Dr. Mei Han received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. She also holds an M.S. degree in Meteorology (1999) and a B.S. degree in Meteorology (1996) from Nanjing University, China. She was with GEST/UMBC for six years prior to joining GESTAR/Morgan State University in 2011. Her past research efforts have been using mesoscale models to study the dynamics of frontal circulations wrapped in wintertime extratropical cyclones and the mechanisms for fine scale banding and heavy snowfall. While with GEST, she applied cloud-scale and mesoscale models for research into atmospheric precipitation systems with a particular emphasis on model validation and evaluation using satellite and airborne remote sensing data. Her current research focuses on the dynamics, kinematics, and microphysics of frontal rainbands within extratropical cyclones.