Dr Kelvin Ng PhD

Kelvin Ng

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Kelvin Ng is an atmospheric scientist who focuses on meteorological and climatological extremes.


  • MSci in Physics with Theoretical Physics (Imperial College London)
  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences (The University of Hong Kong)


Dr Kelvin Ng completed his PhD on the governing factors of tropical cyclone intensity in the University of Hong Kong.  Then he joined Birmingham as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2018. He is currently working on projects about extreme meteorological and climate hazards in Asia (INPAIS; PRECAX).


Tropical meteorology; High impact/extreme weather; Climate variability; Weather forecasting; Climate prediction

Other activities

  • Member of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)


Recent publications


Ng, KS & Leckebusch, GC 2021, 'A new view on the risk of typhoon occurrence in the western North Pacific', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 663-682. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-663-2021

Ng, K, Lee, MH & Zong, Y 2020, 'A Parameter for Quantifying the Macroscale Asymmetry of Tropical Cyclone Cloud Clusters', Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol. 37, pp. 1603-1622.

Commissioned report

Acton, J, Anderson, P, Andres, L, Angus, M, Amor, P, Arrowsmith, J (ed.), Asmelash, H, Bartington, S (ed.), Bengtsson, F, Bhullar, L, Bloss, W, Bonet, B, Börner, S, O Bonsu, N, Bryson, JR, Burns, V, Burrows, A, Calvert, C, Cassidy, N, Cavoski, A, Chadyiwa, M, Chapman, H, Chapman, L, Cockram, M, Degendardt, L, Dickinson, D, Ding, Y, Dobrzynski, D, Dolo, M, Dora, J, Ercolani, M, Ersoy, A, Farag, H, Ferranti, E, Fisher, R, Freer, M, Goldmann, N, Goode, CE, Greenham, S, Gulati, S, Hadfield-Hill, S, Harper, G, Hegerl, G, Hillmansen, S, Holmes, J, Huang, JJ, Huser, C, Jackson, R, Jaroszweski, D, Jefferson, I, Johnson, J, Kaewunruen, S, Kelly-Akinnuoye, F, Kettles, G, Kraftl, P, Krause, S, Leckebusch, GC, Lee, R, Lockwood, B (ed.), Lohse, J, Luna Diez, E, Lynch, I (ed.), MacKenzie, R, Maddison, D, Makepeace, J, Mann, V, Marino, R, Mavronicola, N, McDonald, M, McGowan, K (ed.), Metje, N, Ng, K, Nicol, J, O'Sullivan, C, Phalkey, N, Prestwood, E, Pyatt, N, Quinn, A, Radcliffe, J (ed.), Ravi, M, Reardon, L, Reeder, T, O’Regan, P, Remedios, L, Roberts, J, Rogers, C, Rungskunroch, P, van Schaik, W, Swan, J (ed.), Thomson, I, Toft, H (ed.), Tong, J, Botello Villagrana, F, Walton, A, Wason, C (ed.), Weir, C, Wood, R & Zhong, J 2021, Addressing the climate challenge. University of Birmingham. https://doi.org/10.25500/epapers.bham.00003451

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