Anthony C. Didlake Jr.

Anthony C. Didlake Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology
506 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-4636


  1. Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Washington
  2. M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Washington
  3. B.S. Geology and Geophysics, Yale University


Research Interests

My interests span topics in tropical, radar, and mesoscale meteorology. My primary research is on using radars (land-based, airborne, spaceborne) and numerical models to understand the dynamics of tropical cyclones. This research explores tropical cyclone formation, changes in intensity and structure, and environmental interactions. My interests also include mesoscale precipitation processes and Doppler radar retrieval techniques.

Recent Publications

  • Yu*, C.-L., A. C. Didlake Jr., F. Zhang, and R. G. Nystrom, 2020: Asymmetric rainband processes leading to secondary eyewall formation in a model simulation of Hurricane Matthew (2016). J. Atmos. Sci., in press.
  • Laurencin*, C. N., A. C. Didlake Jr., S. D. Loeffler, M. R. Kumjian, and G. M. Heymsfield, 2020: Hydrometeor size sorting in the asymmetric eyewall of Hurricane Matthew (2016). J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 125, e2020JD032671.
  • Yu*, C.-L., and A. C. Didlake Jr., 2019: Impact of stratiform rainband heating on the tropical cyclone wind field in idealized simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 2443–2462.
  • Didlake, A. C., Jr., and M. R. Kumjian, 2018: Examining storm asymmetries in Hurricane Irma (2017) using polarimetric radar observations. Geophys. Res. Let., 45, 13513–13522.
  • Wunsch*, K. E. D., and A. C. Didlake Jr., 2018: Analyzing tropical cyclone structures during secondary eyewall formation using aircraft in-situ observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 3977-3993.
  • Didlake, A. C., Jr., P. D. Reasor, R. F. Rogers, and W.-C. Lee, 2018: Dynamics of the transition from spiral rainbands to a secondary eyewall in Hurricane Earl (2010). J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 2909-2929.
  • Wu, D., K. Zhao, M. R. Kumjian, X. Chen, H. Huang, M. Wang, A. C. Didlake Jr., Y. Duan, and F. Zhang, 2018: Kinematics and microphysics of convection in the outer rainband of Typhoon Nida (2016) revealed by polarimetric radar. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 2147-2159.
  • Munsell, E. B., F. Zhang, S. A. Braun, J. A. Sippel, and A. C. Didlake Jr., 2018: The inner-core temperature structure of Hurricane Edouard (2014): Observations and ensemble variability. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 135-155. 
  • Didlake, A. C., Jr., and M. R. Kumjian, 2017: Examining polarimetric radar observations of bulk microphysical structures and their relation to vortex kinematics in Hurricane Arthur (2014). Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 4521-4541.
  • Didlake, A. C., Jr., G. M. Heymsfield, P. D. Reasor, and S. R. Guimond, 2017: Concentric eyewall asymmetries in Hurricane Gonzalo (2014) observed by airborne radar. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 729-749.

*Student advised by Dr. Didlake