Ding Ma

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science

Climate variability; atmospheric dynamics; extreme weather.

My broad research interests are climate variability, atmospheric dynamics, and extreme weather events. The essential motivation for my research is to better understand and predict the behavior of the climate system, which has led to my focus on the variability of the large-scale atmospheric circulation and the related weather extremes. I received my B.S. from Peking University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

  • Hassanzadeh, P., Lee, C.Y., Nabizadeh, E., Camargo, S.J., Ma, D. and Yeung, L.Y., 2020. Effects of climate change on the movement of future landfalling Texas tropical cyclones. Nature communications, 11(1), pp.1-9.
  • Ma, D., Sobel, A.H., Kuang, Z., Singh, M.S. and Nie, J., 2019. A moist entropy budget view of the South Asian summer monsoon onset. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(8), pp.4476-4484.
  • Ma, D., Hassanzadeh, P. and Kuang, Z., 2017. Quantifying the eddy–jet feedback strength of the annular mode in an idealized GCM and reanalysis data. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74(2), pp.393-407.
  • Ma, D. and Kuang, Z., 2016. A mechanism‐denial study on the Madden‐Julian Oscillation with reduced interference from mean state changes. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(6), pp.2989-2997.
  • Ma, D., Boos, W. and Kuang, Z., 2014. Effects of orography and surface heat fluxes on the South Asian summer monsoon. Journal of Climate, 27(17), pp.6647-6659.