AOS Research Staff Profile
Associate Research Scholar
Address: 231 GFDL
Phone: (609) 452-6553
Email: yalinfan at princeton.edu
My research interests including wind-wave-current interaction under extreme wind conditions (i.e. tropical cyclones); surface gravity wave prediction; tropical cyclone prediction using regional and global models; ocean responses to tropical cyclones. I’m also working on the coupling of surface gravity wave model (WaveWatch III) to global circulation models (GFDL HiRAM) for the purpose of improving global model tropical cyclone predictability.
Some Recent Publications:
Fan, Y., I. Ginis, and T. Hara, 2009: The Effect of Wind-Wave-Current Interaction on Air-Sea Momentum Fluxes and Ocean Response in Hurricanes. J. Phys. Oceanogr. Vol. 39, No. 4. 1019-1034.
Fan, Y., I. Ginis, T. Hara, C. W. Wright, and E. J. Walsh, 2009: Numerical simulations and observations of surface wave fields under an extreme tropical cyclone. J. Phys. Oceanogr. Vol. 39, 2097-2116.
Fan, Y., W. S. Brown, and Z. Yu, 2005: Model simulations of the Gulf of Maine response to storm forcing. J. Geophy. Res., 110, C04010.
Fan, Y. and W. S. Brown, 2006: On the heat budget for Mt. Hope Bay. Northeastern Naturalist. Special Issue # 4, Volume 13.
Fan, Y., I. Ginis, and T. Hara, 2010: Energy and Momentum Flux Budget Across Air-sea Interface under Uniform and Tropical cyclone winds. J. Phys. Oceanogr. In press.