Singapore Government
Dr TEO Chee Kiat

Dr TEO Chee Kiat

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Weather Research
Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Branch


Dr TEO Chee Kiat

Dr Teo Chee Kiat’s current research area focuses on improving the modelling of the dispersion of aerosols in the South-east Asia region. Before joining CCRS, his research focused on the dynamics of propagating weather systems in the Maritime Continent, the organization of the tropical rain clusters and its relation to critical phenomenon. He had also applied monte-carlo simulations to represent the impact of uncertainties in satellite estimated rainfall fields in modelling of crop yields.


    • 2002-2006
    • PhD in Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
    • 1994-1995
    • MSc (Distinction) in Weather, Climate and Modelling, University of Reading, UK
    • 1990-1994
    • BSc (Hons), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Working Experience

    • 2018-present
    • Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2016-2017
    • Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Applied Research, Singapore University of Social Science
    • 2014-2016
    • Senior Research Fellow, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
    • 2008-2014
    • Senior Research Scientist, Temasek Laboratories@NTU, Nanyang Technological University
    • 2006-2008
    • Research Scientist, Temasek Laboratories@NTU, Nanyang Technological University

Research Interests

  • Diurnal cycle in the tropical atmosphere
  • Multi-scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere
  • Organisation of tropical deep convection
  • Satellite meteorology & numerical weather predictions and their applications

Fonseca, R., T. Y. Koh, C. K. Teo, 2018:

Multi-scale interactions in a high-resolution tropical-belt experiment and observations.

Climate Dynamics,

Teo, C. K., H. N. Huynh, T. Y. Koh, K. K. W. Cheung, B. Legras, L. Y. Chew and L. Norford, 2017:

The universal scaling characteristics of tropical oceanic rain clusters.

(Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research.)

Koseki, S., Koh, T. Y., & Teo, C. K., 2014:

Borneo vortex and meso-scale convective rainfall.

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 13(8), 21079-21124.

Koseki, S., Koh, T. Y., & Teo, C. K., 2013:

Effects of the cold tongue in the South China Sea on the monsoon, diurnal cycle and rainfall in the Maritime Continent.

Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139(675), 1566-1582.

Koh, T. Y., Bhatt, B. C., Cheung, K. K. W., Teo, C. K., Lee, Y. H., & Roth, M., 2012:

Using the spectral scaling exponent for validation of quantitative precipitation forecasts.

Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 115(1-2), 35-45.

Teo, C. K., Koh, T. Y., Chun-Fung Lo, J., & Chandra Bhatt, B., 2011:

Principal component analysis of observed and modeled diurnal rainfall in the Maritime Continent.

Journal of Climate, 24(17), 4662-4675.

Koh, T. Y., Djamil, Y. S., & Teo, C. K., 2011:

Statistical dynamics of tropical wind in radiosonde data.

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(9), 4177-4189.

Teo, C. K., & Koh, T. Y., 2010:

Nadir correction of AIRS radiances.

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27(3), 470-480.

Koh, T. Y., & Teo, C. K., 2009:

Toward a mesoscale observation network in Southeast Asia.

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90(4), 481-488.

Teo, C. K., & Grimes, D. I., 2007:

Stochastic modelling of rainfall from satellite data.

Journal of Hydrology, 346(1), 33-50.

Pardo‐Igúzquiza, E., Grimes, D. I., & Teo, C. K., 2006:

Assessing the uncertainty associated with intermittent rainfall fields.

Water Resources Research, 42(1).