Research Group

Anthony Didlake, Jr.

Dr. Anthony Didlake, Jr. joined the faculty of the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University in January 2016. Prior to joining the Meteo department, Dr. Didlake completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the NASA Postdoctoral Program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He received his B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.


Chau Lam (Chris) Yu

Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Hong Kong. With a great interest in atmospheric science, he obtained his Master degrees in mathematics and atmospheric sciences from the University of Reading and University of Utah, where he gained theoretical understanding and modeling experience on various atmospheric phenomena, including gravity waves and tropical cyclones. His current research focuses on combining idealized simulations and observations to improve our understanding on hurricane rainband dynamics. 


Katharine Wunsch

Katie is an M.S. Student from Denver, CO. She received her Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science and minor in Mathematics from the University of Missouri- Columbia in May 2016. As an undergraduate, she participated in the Project for Research on Elevated Convection with Intense Precipitation (PRECIP) field campaign. Her research focuses on using flight-level observations to better understand the initiation of secondary eyewall formation in tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic. 


Chelsey Laurencin

Chelsey is a Ph.D. student from Miami, FL and completed her B.S. with honors in Meteorology from Florida State University in May 2017. Her personal experience with tropical weather prompted her interest in tropical cyclones, particularly tropical cyclone track, intensity and rainband structure. During her undergraduate career, Chelsey’s research examined climatological variations in North Atlantic tropical cyclone motion. Currently, as an NSF Fellow and Dean of the Graduate School Fellow, she is studying the role that rainbands play in eyewall replacement cycles. 


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