Meet Our Met Team! (2023)

Atmospheric Dynamic Group, Earth and Atmospheric Environmental Sciences Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Francis Tam
(presentation at EGU 2023, Vienna)

There are currently 1 post-doc, 5 postgraduate students, 6 final-year students in the group.

We research the dynamics of atmospheric and climate phenomena from severe rainstorms, tropical cyclones, monsoons to the impacts of urbanization and global warming on exteme events, making use of comprehensive Earth System models at a variety of scales.

We seek to understand the impact of anthropogenic activities on climate extremes, weather systems, El Niño, India Ocean Dipole, etc., and their impacts over South China and Asia.

Dr. Chenxi Hu, post-doc research fellow and former Ph.D. student in Francis Group, whose research interests are urban climate, extreme precipitation, tropical cyclone, and numerical modeling.

(Photo taken at EGU 2019, Vienna)

Contact us

Prof. Francis Tam
Tel: (852) 3943 9828

Selected publications in recent three years
  1. Hu, C., C.-Y. Tam., Loi, C., K. W. Cheung., Li, Y., Yang, Z., Au-Yeung Y., Ren, C., and Niyogi, D. 2023: Urbanization Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Extremes – Inferences from Observations and Convection-Permitting Model Experiments over South China, Journal of Geophysical Research,
  2. Zhao R., C.-Y. Tam and S.-M. Lee, 2022: Attribution of Wintertime Extreme Rainfall over the Pearl River Delta to Anthropogenic Influences, Climate Dynamics,
  3. Hu, C., C.-Y. Tam, X. Li, K. Huang, C. Ren, K.Y. Fung and Z. Wang, 2022: Mega-city Development Impact on Hourly Extreme Rainfall Over the South China Great Bay Area Under Near-Future Climate Warming, Urban Climate,
  4. Cao, D., K. Xu, Q.-L. Huang, C.-Y. Tam, S. Chen. Z. He and W. Wang, 2022: Exceptionally prolonged extreme heat waves over South China in 2020 early summer: the role of Tropical Indian Ocean warming, Atmospheric Research,
  5. Liu, Y.L., C.-Y. Tam, H. W. Tong, K. Cheung and Z. Xu, 2022: Investigating future changes in precipitation interannual variability and extremes over Southern China, International Journal of Climatology,
  6. Chen, J., C.-Y. Tam, Z. Wang, K. Cheung, Y. Li, N.-C. Lau, and D.-S. D. Lau, 2021: Future Changes of western North Pacific landfalling tropical cyclones and their impacts on the Pearl River Delta region, J. Climate,
  7. Chen, J., C.-Y. Tam, K. Cheung, Z. Wang, H. Murakami, N.-C. Lau, S. T. Garner, Z. Xiao, C.-W. Choy and P. Wang, 2021: Changing Impacts of Tropical Cyclones on East and Southeast Asian Inland Regions in the Past and a Globally Warmed Future Climate, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2021.769005

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