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Wei Mei


Dr. Wei MeiAssistant Professor
Phone: (919) 962-0173
Fax: (919) 962-1254

Office: 4202D Murray Hall CB #3300, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300



2012-16    Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA
2012          Ph.D. in Earth System Science (Specialty: Physical Climate), University of California, Irvine, CA
2009          M.S. in Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, CA
2007          M.S. in Meteorology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
2004          B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Areas of Interest

Tropical Cyclones; Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions; Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics; Global and Regional Climate Variability and Predictability; and Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment.

Selected Publications

Mei, W., and S.-P. Xie, 2016: Intensification of landfalling typhoons over the Northwest Pacific since the late 1970s. Nature Geoscience, 9, in press, doi:10.1038/NGEO2792.

Mei, W., S.-P. Xie, F. Primeau, J. C. McWilliams, and C. Pasquero, 2015: Northwestern Pacific typhoon intensity controlled by changes in ocean temperatures. Science Advances, 1, e1500014, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500014.

Mei, W., C.-C. Lien, I.-I. Lin, and S.-P. Xie, 2015: Tropical cyclone-induced ocean response: A comparative study of the South China Sea and tropical Northwest Pacific. Journal of Climate, 28, 5952–5968, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00651.1.

Mei, W., S.-P. Xie, M. Zhao, and Y. Wang, 2015: Forced and internal variability of tropical cyclone track density in the western North Pacific. Journal of Climate, 28, 143–167, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00164.1.

Mei, W., S.-P. Xie, and M. Zhao, 2014: Variability of tropical cyclone track density in the North Atlantic: Observations and high-resolution simulations. Journal of Climate, 27, 4797–4814, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00587.1.

Mei, W., F. Primeau, J. C. McWilliams, and C. Pasquero, 2013: Sea surface height evidence for long-term warming effects of tropical cyclones on the ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(38), 15207–15210, doi:10.1073/pnas.1306753110.

Mei, W., and C. Pasquero, 2013: Spatial and temporal characterization of sea surface temperature response to tropical cyclones. Journal of Climate, 26, 3745–3765, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00125.1.

Mei, W., C. Pasquero, and F. Primeau, 2012: The effect of translation speed upon the intensity of tropical cyclones over the tropical ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L07801, doi:10.1029/2011GL050765.

Mei, W., and C. Pasquero, 2012: Restratification of the upper ocean after the passage of a tropical cyclone: A numerical study. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1377–1401, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-0209.1.

CV of Wei Mei