Curriculum Vitae


Department:   School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), Stony Brook University

Name: Chang, Edmund, Kar-Man

Present Rank: Professor



                                                DATES ATTENDED                 DATE OF



California Institute of Technology   9/78        6/82     B.S. (Hons)  1982       Physics

Princeton University                        9/82        6/84     M.A.             1984       Astrophysical


Princeton University                        9/89        6/91     M.A.             1991       Atmospheric


Princeton University                        7/91        1/93     Ph.D.            1993       Atmospheric



DISSERTATION TOPIC (Ph.D.): Downstream Development of Baroclinic Waves

                                                            Thesis advisor: Dr. Isidoro Orlanski




                           INSTITUTION                              & FIELD          FROM         TO


Massachusetts Institute of Technology                 Post-Doc Associate     2/93           6/94

                                                                              Atmospheric Sci.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology                 Assistant Professor     7/94           8/99

  Dept. of Earth, Atmos. and Planetary Sci.          Atmospheric Sci.

Florida State University                                        Associate Professor     9/99           8/01

  Department of Meteorology                               Meteorology

Stony Brook University, SUNY                           Associate Professor/    9/01           present

  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sci.             Professor (Atm. Sci.)


Other Professional Experience (Part-time teaching, adjunct positions, consulting; including dates)

Kau Yan College, Hong Kong              High school teacher       9/84 to 5/85

                                                               (Math and Physics)

Royal Observatory, Hong Kong            Scientific Officer           6/85 to 8/89

                                                               (weather forecaster)


III Research Interests (click here for highlights)

My main research focus is on investigating mid latitude storms, including how to forecast them better from a few days out to a season, how they may change under global warming, and their immense societal impacts. The distinctive characteristic of my research lies in the fact that I employ a wide range of tools in my research, ranging from analyses of gridded atmospheric analyses and state of the art climate model simulations to learn about the basic characteristics of the phenomena, examination of actual observations to validate what have been learnt from the gridded data, and dynamical studies using a suite of intermediate/mechanistic models to achieve better understanding of these observed phenomena. My major research interest areas are:



IV Publications

Please refer to most recent publication list


V. Professional Service Outside the University

            Reviewed papers for:

                  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Climate, Monthly Weather Review, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Weather and Forecasting, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letts., AGU monograph, G-Cubed (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems), JAMES, International Journal of Climatology, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Atmospheric Sciences Letters, Tellus, Atmosphere-Ocean, Climate Dynamics, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Research, Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience, Environmental Research Letters, Atmospheric Research, Science, Scientific Report, Science Advances, PNAS, Weather and Climate Dynamics

            Reviewed Research Proposals for:

                  National Science Foundation, NOAA, NASA, DOE, NERC (UK), Swiss NSF, French National Research Agency, Israel Science Foundation

            Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review (2002, 2007-2009)

            Editor of J. Atmos. Sci. (2021- ), Associate Editor (2016-2020)

            Convener of Special Session on Variability of Storm Tracks, AGU Spring Meeting, 5/2002

            Contributing author, IPCC Fourth Assessment Report WG1 Ch. 3 (Observations: Surface and Atmospheric Climate Change)

            Co-leader, THORPEX interest group on “The role of Rossby wave dynamics in predictability”

            Member, AMS committee on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (2006-2011)

            Program co-chair, AMS 18th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (June, 2011)

            Chair, US THORPEX Science Steering Committee, 2011-2014

            Member, NOAA MAPP CMIP5 Task Force (2012-2014)

            Co-lead, NOAA MAPP S2S Prediction Task Force (2016-2020)

            Member, NOAA MAPP CMIP6 Task Force (2019- ), co-lead of Cold Climate Processes group




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