Mei Han

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Mei Han

  • ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6336
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MORGAN STATE UNIV.
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Mei Han's research focuses on precipitation, microphysics, and cyclone and frontal dynamics in the middle to high latitudes. She uses mesoscale models and satellite active and passive microwave instruments to study precipitation intensity, properties, and structures. Her recent research interests include evaluation of multiple microphysics schemes in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and using forward radiative transfer models to improve the understanding of cloud and precipitation properties and processes.

    Positions/Employment

    11/2011 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Morgan State University, NASA/GSFC
    2008 - 5/2011

    Assistant Research Scientist

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, NASA/GSFC
    1/2005 - 2008

    Research Associate

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, NASA/GSFC
    8/1999 - 12/2004

    Research Assistant

    University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Education

    2004 - Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    1999 - M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

    1996 - B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

    Publications

    Refereed

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, and T. Iguchi. 2018. "Comparisons of bin and bulk microphysics schemes in simulations of topographic winter precipitation with radar and radiometer measurements." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, [10.1002/qj.3393]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, M. Han, S. P. Palm, and D. J. Harding. 2017. "Snow grain size retrieval over the polar ice sheets with the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) observations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.03.033]

    Matsui, T., T. Iguchi, X. Li, et al. M. Han, W.-K. Tao, W. A. Petersen, T. L'Ecuyer, R. Meneghini, W. S. Olson, C. D. Kummerow, A. Y. Hou, M. R. Schwaller, E. F. Stocker, and J. M. Kwiatkowski. 2013. "GPM Satellite Simulator over Ground Validation Sites." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (11): 1653-1660 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00160.1]

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, and C. Williams. 2013. "Evaluation of cloud microphysics schemes in simulations of a winter storm using radar and radiometer measurements." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (3): 1401-1419 [10.1002/jgrd.50115]

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, W. S. Olson, P. O. Persson, and J. Bao. 2010. "Application of TRMM PR and TMI Measurements to Assess Cloud Microphysical Schemes in the MM5 for a Winter Storm." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49 (6): 1129-1148 [10.1175/2010JAMC2327.1]

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, P. O. Persson, and J. Bao. 2009. "Alongfront Variability of Precipitation Associated with a Midlatitude Frontal Zone: TRMM Observations and MM5 Simulation." Mon. Wea. Rev., 137 (3): 1008-1028 [10.1175/2008MWR2465.1]

    Grim, J., R. Rauber, M. Ramamurthy, B. Jewett, and M. Han. 2007. "High-resolution observations of the trowal/warm-frontal regions of two continental winter cyclones." Mon Wea Rev, 135: 1621-1646.

    Han, M., R. Rauber, M. Ramamurthy, B. Jewett, and J. Grim. 2007. "Mesoscale Dynamics of the Trowal and Warm-frontal Regions of two Continental Winter Cyclones.." Mon Wea Rev, 135: 1647-1670.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Mei Han's research focuses on precipitation, microphysics, and cyclone and frontal dynamics in the middle to high latitudes. She uses mesoscale models and satellite active and passive microwave instruments to study precipitation intensity, properties, and structures. Her recent research interests include evaluation of multiple microphysics schemes in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and using forward radiative transfer models to improve the understanding of cloud and precipitation properties and processes.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, and T. Iguchi. 2018. "Comparisons of bin and bulk microphysics schemes in simulations of topographic winter precipitation with radar and radiometer measurements." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society [10.1002/qj.3393]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, M. Han, S. P. Palm, and D. J. Harding. 2017. "Snow grain size retrieval over the polar ice sheets with the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) observations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.03.033]

    Matsui, T., T. Iguchi, X. Li, et al. M. Han, W.-K. Tao, W. A. Petersen, T. L'Ecuyer, R. Meneghini, W. S. Olson, C. D. Kummerow, A. Y. Hou, M. R. Schwaller, E. F. Stocker, and J. M. Kwiatkowski. 2013. "GPM Satellite Simulator over Ground Validation Sites." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94 (11): 1653-1660 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00160.1]

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, and C. Williams. 2013. "Evaluation of cloud microphysics schemes in simulations of a winter storm using radar and radiometer measurements." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (3): 1401-1419 [10.1002/jgrd.50115]

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, W. S. Olson, P. O. Persson, and J. Bao. 2010. "Application of TRMM PR and TMI Measurements to Assess Cloud Microphysical Schemes in the MM5 for a Winter Storm." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 49 (6): 1129-1148 [10.1175/2010JAMC2327.1]

    Han, M., S. A. Braun, P. O. Persson, and J. Bao. 2009. "Alongfront Variability of Precipitation Associated with a Midlatitude Frontal Zone: TRMM Observations and MM5 Simulation." Mon. Wea. Rev. 137 (3): 1008-1028 [10.1175/2008MWR2465.1]

    Grim, J., R. Rauber, M. Ramamurthy, B. Jewett, and M. Han. 2007. "High-resolution observations of the trowal/warm-frontal regions of two continental winter cyclones." Mon Wea Rev 135 1621-1646

    Han, M., R. Rauber, M. Ramamurthy, B. Jewett, and J. Grim. 2007. "Mesoscale Dynamics of the Trowal and Warm-frontal Regions of two Continental Winter Cyclones.." Mon Wea Rev 135 1647-1670

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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