Dan Fu

Dan Fu

Assistant Research Scientist

Tropical cyclone dynamics and predictability, atmosphere-ocean interactions, high-resolution global and regional earth system numerical modeling, machine learning in climate and geosciences


  (979) 845-7211

  Eller O&M 618A


Global/regional numerical models: Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, Community Earth System Model (CESM), Regional-CESM (co-developer; open-sourced at https://ncar.github.io/TAMURegionalCESM/cesm_configurations.html), Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS), Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)

Selected Publications

  • Fu, D., P. Chang, C. M. Patricola, R. Saravanan, X. Liu and H. Beck, 2020: Central American mountains inhibit seasonal eastern North Pacific tropical cyclone activity, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24657-w.
  • Fu, D., and coauthors, 2020: Introducing the new Regional Community Community Earth System Model, R-CESM, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0024.1
  • Liu, X., X. M, P. Chang, Y. Jia, D. Fu, G. Xu, L. Wu, R. Saravanan, C. M. Patricola, 2021: Ocean fronts and eddies force atmospheric rivers and precipitation in western North America, Nature Communications, 12, 1268. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21504-w.
  • Yeager, S., P. Chang, G. Danabasoglu, Q. Zhang, D. Fu, X. Liu and F. Castroccio: 2020: Bringing the Future into Focus: Benefits and Challenges of High-Resolution Global Climate Change Simulations, Computing in Science and Engineering, doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2021.3068244.
  • Chang, P., and coauthors, 2020: An Unprecedented Set of High-Resolution Earth System Simulations for Understanding Multiscale Interactions in Climate Variability and Change, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth System, 12, e2020MS002298, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020MS002298.
  • Roberts, M., and coauthors, 2020: Projected Future Changes in Tropical Cyclones using the CMIP6 HighResMIP Multi-model Ensemble, Geophysical Research Letter, 47, e2020GL088662, doi:10.1029/2020GL088662
  • Fu, D., P. Chang, C. M. Patricola and R. Saravanan, 2019: High Resolution Tropical Channel Model Simulations of Tropical Cyclone Climatology and Intraseasonal-to-Interannual Variability, Journal of Climate, 32, 7871-7895, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0130.1
  • Fu, D., P. Chang and C. M. Patricola, 2017: Intrabasin Variability of East Pacific Tropical Cyclones during ENSO regulated by Central American Gap Winds, Scientific Reports, 7, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01962-3
  • Fu, D., P. Li, and G. Fu, 2015: An observational and modeling study of extratropical transition of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Journal of Ocean University of China. 14(5), 783-794, doi: 10.1007/s11802-015-2770-2
  • Li, P., G. Fu, C. Lu, D. Fu, and S. Wang, 2012: The Formation Mechanism of a Spring Sea Fog Event over the Yellow Sea Associated with a Low-Level Jet, Weather and Forecasting. 27, 1538-1553, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-11-00152.1
  • Fu, D., S. Wang, D. Chen, H. Pang, and P. Li, 2012: Comparison Study Between Observation and Simulation for Sea Fog over the Yellow Sea in May 2009, Journal of Ocean University of China. 11(3), 290-300, doi: 10.1007/s11802-012-1879-9


  • Ph.D. of Oceangraphy, Texas A&M University 2018
  • B.S of Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean University of China 2013


  • 2018: HeldFest Scholarship, Princeton University
  • 2017-2018: Research Assistantship, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • 2016: McGrail Scholarship, Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • 2015: Sharp Scholarship, Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • 2013: Outstanding Student Award (8/3, 3600), Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.
  • 2012: National Scholarship, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.
  • 2010-2013: Ocean University of China Scholarship, Qingdao, China.

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