Wei Mei

Wei Mei

Assistant Professor

(919) 962-0173
(919) 962-1254
4202D Murray Hall CB #3300, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300



2012-16 - Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA
2012 - Ph.D. in Earth System Science (Specialty: Physical Climate), University of California, Irvine, CA
2009 - M.S. in Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, CA
2007 - M.S. in Meteorology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
2004 - B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Research Interests

Tropical Cyclones; Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions; Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics; Global and Regional Climate Variability and Predictability; and Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment

Selected Publications

Mei, W., and S.-P. Xie, 2016: Intensification of landfalling typhoons over the Northwest Pacific since the late 1970s. Nature Geoscience, 9, in press, doi:10.1038/NGEO2792.

Mei, W., S.-P. Xie, F. Primeau, J. C. McWilliams, and C. Pasquero, 2015: Northwestern Pacific typhoon intensity controlled by changes in ocean temperatures. Science Advances, 1, e1500014, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500014.

Mei, W., C.-C. Lien, I.-I. Lin, and S.-P. Xie, 2015: Tropical cyclone-induced ocean response: A comparative study of the South China Sea and tropical Northwest Pacific. Journal of Climate, 28, 5952–5968, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00651.1.

Mei, W., S.-P. Xie, M. Zhao, and Y. Wang, 2015: Forced and internal variability of tropical cyclone track density in the western North Pacific. Journal of Climate, 28, 143–167, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00164.1.

Mei, W., S.-P. Xie, and M. Zhao, 2014: Variability of tropical cyclone track density in the North Atlantic: Observations and high-resolution simulations. Journal of Climate, 27, 4797–4814, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00587.1.

Mei, W., F. Primeau, J. C. McWilliams, and C. Pasquero, 2013: Sea surface height evidence for long-term warming effects of tropical cyclones on the ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(38), 15207–15210, doi:10.1073/pnas.1306753110.

Mei, W., and C. Pasquero, 2013: Spatial and temporal characterization of sea surface temperature response to tropical cyclones. Journal of Climate, 26, 3745–3765, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00125.1.

Mei, W., C. Pasquero, and F. Primeau, 2012: The effect of translation speed upon the intensity of tropical cyclones over the tropical ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L07801, doi:10.1029/2011GL050765.

Mei, W., and C. Pasquero, 2012: Restratification of the upper ocean after the passage of a tropical cyclone: A numerical study. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1377–1401, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-0209.1.