Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Wen-wen Tung

Contact Information

CIVL 3219
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Biography

Wen-wen’s research interests include tropical meteorology (El Nino-Southern Oscillation, Madden-Julian Oscillation, equatorial waves, monsoon, etc.), atmospheric convection, clouds in climate change, and atmosphere-biosphere interaction using convection as a pathway. Her long-term research is aimed at diagnosing and modeling the Earth’s tropical climate systems, with an emphasis on the roles of clouds in the systems. In addition, she has been actively collaborating with the University of Florida on biological data analysis (population modeling) and bioinformatics (genomics and proteomics) using novel techniques and fast computer algorithms.

Selected Publications

Tung, W.-w., J. Hu, J. B. Gao, V. A. Billock, 2007: Diffusion, intermittency, and noise-sustained metastable chaos in the Lorenz equations: Effects of noise on multistability, in press in Theme Issue on Multistability in Dynamical Systems, International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos.

Tung, W.-w., Y. Qi, J.B. Gao, Y.H. Cao, and L. Billings, 2005: Direct characterization of chaotic and stochastic dynamics in a population model with strong periodicity. Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals 24, 645--652.

Tung, W.-w., M. W. Moncrieff, and J. B. Gao, 2004: A systematic view of the multiscale tropical deep convective variability over the tropical western-Pacific warm pool. Climate 17, 2736--2751.

Tung, W.-w., and M. Yanai, 2002: Convective momentum transport observed during the TOGA COARE IOP. Part II: Case studies. Atmospheric Science 59, 2535--2549.

Tung, W.-w., and M. Yanai, 2002: Convective momentum transport observed during the TOGA COARE IOP. Part I: General features. Atmospheric Science 59, 1857--1871.

Education

PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002

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