- Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- IU Bloomington
The-Anh is currently a PhD student in the field of Atmospheric Sciences. Anh obtained a bachelor’s in meteorology at Vietnam National University. He then worked as a researcher at Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (IMHEN) and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has a background in meteorology, and has strong programming experience, especially with Fortran, Matlab and Linux. His main interest is using numerical models to study heavy rainfall, tropical cyclones, and climate change impacts.
Anh joined IU in 2017, and since then has been working with Professor Chanh Kieu. Their primary goal is attempting to address a fundamental question: why are there approximately 100 tropical cyclones annually? His research employs the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, which is a next-generation numerical weather prediction system designed for both atmospheric research and forecasting applications. Anh then uses the model output to diagnose a wide range of variables to look at what large-scale atmospheric factors play the most dominant role in controlling the global number of tropical cyclones. Finding the physical mechanisms underlying this concern would be of great help to improve the forecasting of these types of storms.
Anh also works with the Institute. His main role is to use a regional model to take data from the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and apply it to specific Indiana regions. All simulations are run with a baseline level and multiple greenhouse gas concentration trajectories. Anh then uses the data to to see how different atmospheric variables, such as temperature, humidity, wind field, and precipitation, will be changed based on the different scenarios. Anh’s work will help contribute towards the Institute’s goal of making accurate forecasts to help contribute to the wellness and prosperity of Indiana and beyond.