Brian Tang

Focuses on formation of tropical cyclones and intensification

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Brian Tang

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Tropical cyclones; moisture and tropical disturbances; global variability of tropical disturbances

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Tang's research focuses on aspects of tropical cyclones, including their formation, intensification, and interaction with other components of the climate system. He is interested in how vertical wind shear weakens tropical cyclones through ventilation, how tropospheric moisture affects the development of tropical disturbances, and what sets the variability of tropical disturbances and genesis productivity globally and regionally.