Kekuan CHU

Associate Professor

 2007Ph.D. in meteorology  – Nanjing University
 2002B.Sc. in atmospheric sciences  – Nanjing University
Work Experience
 2014-presentSchool of the Atmospheric Sciences,Nanjing University
Nanjing, China
Associate Professor
 2010. 3-2011. 9University of South Florida
Postdoctoral Research Associate
 2007-2013School of the Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University
Nanjing, China
Research Interests

   Mesoscale meteorology
   Heavy rainfall
   Tropical cyclone
   Data assimilation

Teaching Interests

   Dynamical meteorology
   Data assimilation
   Mesoscale Meteorological Dynamics and Modeling
   Weather forecasting and analysis

Selected Publications
 1.Chu, K., Z. M. Tan*, and M. Xue, 2007: Impact of 4DVAR assimilation of rainfall data on the simulation of mesoscale precipitation systems in a mei-yu heavy rainfall event. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 24(2), 281-300.
 2.Chu, K., and Z. M. Tan*, 2010: Mesoscale moist adjoint sensitivity study of a mei-yu heavy rainfall event. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27(6), 1415-1424. doi: 10.1007/s00376-010-9213-1.
 3.Chu, K.*, Q. Xiao, Z. Tan, and J. Gu, 2011: A forecast sensitivity study on the intensity change of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008), J. Geophys. Res., 116, D22109, doi:10.1029/2011JD016127.
 4.Chu, K.*, Q. Xiao and C. Liu, 2013: Experiments of the WRF three/four dimensional variational (3/4DVAR) data assimilation on the forecast of Antarctic cyclones. Meteorol Atmos Phys., 120, 145-156. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-013-0243-y.
 5.Chu, K., and Z. M. Tan*, 2014:Annular typhoons in the western north Pacific. Wea. Forecasting., 29, 241-251. doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-13-00060.1.
 6.Chu, K.*, and Y. Zhang, 2016: Adjoint sensitivity study on idealized explosive cyclogenesis. J. Meteor. Res., 30(4), 547-558. doi: 10.1007/s13351-016-5261-5.
 7.Chu, K., Z. Peng, Z. Liu, L. Lei, X. Kou, Y. Zhang, B. Xin and J. Tian, 2018: Evaluating the impact of emissions regulations on the emissions reduction during the 2015 China Victory Day Parade with an ensemble square root filter. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos, 123.
 8.韩峰, 储可宽*, 谈哲敏等.2019.双台风“玛娃(2005)”和“古超(2005)”移动路径与强度的伴随敏感性分析. 地球物理学报,62(9): 3247-3258.
 9.Xi, D., K. Chu*, Z.-M. Tan, J.-F. Gu, W. Shen, Y. Zhang, J. Tang,2021: Characteristics of warm cores of tropical cyclones in a 25-km-mesh regional climate simulation over CORDEX East Asia domain. Climate Dynamics 57, 2375-2389.
 10.Li, M., K. Chu*, Z.-M. Tan, J.-F. Gu, 2022: On the relationship between tropical cyclone size and environmental helicity in the South China Sea. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 15, 100205.(;;
Selected Funding activities
 1.PI for National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) proposal (41675053): “The study on the formation and evolution of tropical cyclones’ warm core”, 2017-2020.
 2.PI for Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province proposal (BK20161395): “The adjoint analysis on the intensity and motion of tropical cyclones”, 2016-2019.
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