Jenni L. Evans

Jenni L. Evans

  • Director, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, phone: +1 (814) 867-6075
  • Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, phone +1 (814) 865-3240
  • Website:
214L Computer Building
METEO: 509 Walker Building

University Park, PA 16802


  1. PhD -- Monash University (Applied Mathematics)
  2. B.Sc. (Honors) -- Monash University (Applied Mathematics)

Research Specialties:

  • Modulation of tropical cyclone (TC) intensity and activity
  • Climate change impacts in the convective tropics
  • Climate change weather impacts in the US
Numerical Weather Prediction:
  • Dynamic evolution of TCs
  • Utilization of ensemble simulations for predictability
Tropical Meteorology:
  • Extratropical transition (ET) of tropical cyclones
  • Tropical cyclogenesis and African Easterly Waves (AEWs)
  • Subtropical cyclone genesis and evolution
  • Factors governing TC intensity and links to the TC boundary layer
Statistical Meteorology:
  • Machine learning approaches for interrogation of ensemble simulations
  • Path clustering using regression mixture models
  • Prediction of significant windspeed radii in a TC using machine learning
  • Climate downscaling
  • Dimension reduction