RAN (RACHEL) FENG, PhD CandidateRan Feng

Research Interests

My research interest lies in understanding the influence of topography on atmospheric circulation and precipitation patterns, and the implication to interpret the paleoclimate records. I am currently engaged in modeling study of the early Eocene to early Oligocene climate over the western North America Cordillera, in order to test different hypothesis of the uplifting history of western North American Cordillera inferred from paleoclimate records and to understand how plate tectonic and regional climate change can be linked.


B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University (2007)

M.S. in Meteorology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010)


Ran Feng, Jianping Li, Jincheng Wang, 2011. Regime Change of the Boreal Summer Hadley Circulation and its connection with the tropical SST. J. Clim, in press, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3959.1 [pdf]

Feng Ran, Li Jianping, Wang Jincheng. 2011. The principal modes of variability of the boreal summer Hadley circulation and their variations [J]. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (in Chinese), 35(2), 1006-9895(2011)02-0000-00, in press.

Contact Information

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan
1100 North University Avenue
2534 C.C. Little Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

Email: rfeng@umich.edu
Office: 2008 C.C. Little
Phone: 734-647-5636