Dr Steven Chan

Hello! I am Steven Chan. I was raised in Hong Kong, and have lived in the US, Canada, and now in the United Kingdom working for Newcastle University but stationed at the Met Office in Exeter.

My research interests include: 

  • Climate and weather extremes
  • Climate dynamics
  • Climate modeling
  • Social impacts from climate variability and change

Academic history:

1999: B. A. Space & Planetary Science – Boston University

2001: M. Sc. Meteorology – Pennsylvania State University

2008: Ph. D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science – University of Maryland

Research Associate – Florida State University

Research Associate – Newcastle University and the Met Office (Current)

Selected publications:

Chan, S. C., V. Misra, and H. Smith (2011), A modeling study of the interaction between the Atlantic Warm Pool, the tropical Atlantic easterlies, and the Lesser Antilles, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D00Q02, doi:10.1029/2010JD015260. 

Chan, S. C., and V. Misra (2011), Dynamic downscaling of the North American monsoon with the NCEP–Scripps regional spectral model from the NCEP CFS global model. J. Climate, 24, 653–673, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3593.1. 

Chan, S. C., and S. Nigam, (2009), Residual diagnosis of diabatic heating from ERA-40 and NCEP reanalyses: intercomparisons with TRMM. J. Climate, 22, 414–428, doi:10.1175/2008JCLI2417.1.

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