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Da-Lin Zhang

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Address: Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-2425
Tel. (301) 405-2018; Fax: (301) 314-9482
Email: dalin@atmos.umd.edu

Educational Background: p>

  • 1976: B.S.(equivalence), Engineering Mechanics, University of Science & Technology of China

  • 1981: M. S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Thesis: "A Verification of One-Dimensional Model Simulation of the Planetary Boundary Layer over Dry and Moist Terrain," 91pp.
    Advisor: Dr. R. A. Anthes

  • 1985: Ph.D., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Thesis: "Nested-Grid Simulation of the Meso-beta-Scale Structure and Evolution of the Johnstown Flood of July 1977," 270pp.
    Advisor: Dr. J. M. Fritsch

    Professional Employment:

    1996-Present: Associate & Full Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
    1989 -1996: Assistant & Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, McGill University.
    1988 - 1989: Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
    1986 - 1988: Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
    1980 -1986: Graduate Research Assistant (1980-85) & Research Associate (1985-86), Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
    1976 - 1980: Research Assistant, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academia Sinica

    Awards and Honors:

  • 2006: Fellow, American Meteological Society.
  • 2006: NASA's Group Achievement Award.
  • 1997: Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society.
  • 1991: The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, American Meteorological Society, "for pioneering work in the understanding and numerical modeling of mesoscale convective weather systems."

    Selected Professional Activities:

  • Deputy Chief Editor (2011 - ), Journal of Meteorological Research (previously Acta Meteorologica Sinina), Chinese Meteorological Society.
  • Editor (2006 -2013), Weather and Forecasting , American Meteorological Society.
  • Science Director (2012 - ), State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, China Meteorological Administration (CMA).
  • Overseas Expert Assessor (1999 - ), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS).
  • Co-Chief Editor (2002-2009), Advances in Atmospheric Sciences , China's Committee for International Association of Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences.

    Refereed Publications:

    1. Zhang, D. and R.A. Anthes, 1982: A high-resolution model of the planetary boundary layer - Sensitivity tests and comparisons with SESAME-79 data. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 21, 1594-1609. PDF

    2. Zhang, D.-L., H.-R. Chang, N.L. Seaman, T.T. Warner and J.M. Fritsch, 1986: A two-way interactive nesting procedure with variable terrain resolution. Monthly Weather Review, 114, 1330-1339. PDF

    3. Zhang, D.-L., and J.M. Fritsch, 1986: Numerical simulation of the meso-beta-scale structure and evolution of the 1977 Johnstown flood. Part I: Model description and verification. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 43, 1913-1943. PDF

    4. Zhang, D.-L., and J.M. Fritsch, 1986: A case study of the sensitivity of numerical simulation of mesoscale convective systems to varying initial conditions. Monthly Weather Review, 114, 2418-2431. PDF

    5. Zhang, D.-L., and J.M. Fritsch, 1987: Numerical simulation of the meso-beta-scale structure and evolution of the 1977 Johnstown flood. Part II: Inertially stable warm-core vortex and the mesoscale convective complex. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 44, 2593-2612. PDF

    6. Zhang, D.-L., E.-Y. Hsie and M.W. Moncrieff, 1988: A comparison of explicit and implicit predictions of convective and stratiform precipitating weather systems with a meso-beta-scale numerical model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 114, 31-60. PDF

    7. Zhang, D.-L., and J.M. Fritsch, 1988: Numerical sensitivity experiments of varying model physics on the structure, evolution and dynamics of two mesoscale convective systems. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 45, 261-293. PDF

    8. Zhang, D.-L., and J.M. Fritsch, 1988: Numerical simulation of the meso-beta-scale structure and evolution of the 1977 Johnstown flood. Part III: Internal gravity waves and the squall line. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 45, 1252-1268. PDF

    9. Zhang, D.-L., and J.M. Fritsch, 1988: A numerical investigation of a convectively generated, inertially stable, extratropical warm-core mesovortex over land. Part I: Structure and evolution. Monthly Weather Review, 116, 2660-2687. PDF

    10. Zhang, D.-L., K. Gao and D.B Parsons, 1989: Numerical simulation of an intense squall line during 10 - 11 June 1985 PRE-STORM. Part I: Model verification. Monthly Weather Review, 117, 960-994. PDF

    11. Zhang, D.-L., and K. Gao, 1989: Numerical simulation of an intense squall line during 10 - 11 June 1985 PRE-STORM. Part II: Rear inflow, surface pressure perturbations and stratiform precipitation. Monthly Weather Review, 117, 2067-2094. PDF

    12.(a) Zhang, D.-L., 1989: The effect of parameterized ice microphysics on the simulation of vortex circulation with a mesoscale hydrostatic model. Tellus, 41A, 132-147. PDF
    (b) Zhang, D.-L., 1989: Corrigendum - The effect of parameterized ice microphysics on the simulation of vortex circulation with a mesoscale hydrostatic model. Tellus, 41A, 447-449. PDF

    13. Gao, K., D.-L. Zhang, M.W. Moncrieff and H.-R. Cho, 1990: Mesoscale momentum budget in a midlatitude squall line: A numerical case study. Monthly Weather Review, 118, 1011-1028. PDF

    14. Zhang, D.-L., and H.-R. Cho, 1992: The development of negative moist potential vorticity in the stratiform region of a simulated squall line. Monthly Weather Review, 120, 1322-1341. PDF

    15. Zhang, D.-L., 1992: The formation of a cooling-induced mesovortex in the trailing stratiform region of a midlatitude squall line. Monthly Weather Review, 120, 2763-2785. PDF

    16. Zhang, D.-L., 1992: Numerical simulation of the internal structure of a mesoscale convective system. In the book: East Asia & West Pacific Meteorology & Climate (II), Edited by W.J. Kyle and C.P. Chang, World Scientific, 421-428.

    17. Zhang, D.-L., and Z. Wang, 1993: A meso-beta-scale kinetic energy analysis of a midlatitude squall system. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 71, 469-490. PDF

    18. Zhang, D.-L., 1993: The development of mesovortices in the stratiform region of a midlatitude squall line. In the book: Climate, Environment & Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Edited by D. Ye, Q. Zeng, G. Wu & Z. Zhang, China Meteorological Press, 239-253.

    19. Kelly, R., J. Gyakum, D.-L. Zhang and P.J. Roebber, 1994: A diagnostic study of the early phases of sixteen north-Pacific cyclones. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 72, 515-530. PDF

    20. Gao, K., and D.-L. Zhang, 1994: The roles of diabatic model physics in the meso-beta-scale simulation of a midlatitude squall line. Acta Meteorologica Sinica (in Chinese), 52, 321-331.

    21. Zhang, D.-L., J.S. Kain, J.M. Fritsch and K. Gao, 1994: Comments on: "Parameterization of convective precipitation in mesoscale numerical models: A critical review." Monthly Weather Review, 122, 2222-2231. PDF Reply of J. Molinari and M. Dudek PDF .

    22. Blair, S., D.-L. Zhang and J. Mailhot, 1994: Numerical prediction of the 10-11 June 1985 squall line with the Canadian Regional Finite-Element model. Weather and Forecasting, 9, 157-172. PDF

    23. Blair, S., D.-L. Zhang and J. Mailhot, 1995: Numerical simulation of an intense convective system associated with the July 1987 Montreal flood. Part I: Gravity waves and the squall line. Atmosphere - Ocean, 33, 447-473.

    24. Blair, S., D.-L. Zhang and J. Mailhot, 1995: Numerical simulation of an intense convective system associated with the July 1987 Montreal flood. Part II: A trailing stratiform rainband. Atmosphere - Ocean, 33, 475-500.

    25. Huo, Z., D.-L. Zhang, J. Gyakum and A. Staniforth, 1995: A diagnostic analysis of the superstorm of March 1993. Monthly Weather Review, 123, 1740-1761. PDF

    26. Zhang, D.-L., and R. Harvey, 1995: Enhancement of extratropical cyclogenesis by a mesoscale convective system. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 52, 1107-1127. PDF

    27. Zhang, D.-L., and H.-R. Cho, 1995: Three-dimensional simulation of frontal rainbands and conditional symmetric instability in the Eady-wave model. Tellus, 47A, 45-61. PDF

    28. Gyakum, J.R., M. Carrera,D.-L. Zhang and co-authors, 1996: A regional model intercomparison using a case of explosive oceanic cyclogenesis. Weather and Forecasting, 11, 521-543. PDF

    29. Zhang, D.-L. and N. Bao, 1996: Oceanic cyclogenesis as induced by a mesoscale convective system moving offshore. Part I: A 90-h real-data simulation. Monthly Weather Review, 124, 1449-1469. PDF

    30. Zhang, D.-L. and N. Bao, 1996: Oceanic cyclogenesis as induced by a mesoscale convective system moving offshore. Part II: Genesis and thermodynamic transformation. Monthly Weather Review, 124, 2206-2225. PDF

    31. Gyakum, J., D.-L. Zhang, J. Witte, K. Thomas and W. Wintels, 1996: CASP II and Canadian cyclones during the 1989-92 cold seasons. Atmosphere - Ocean, 34, 1-16.

    32. Huo, Z., D.-L. Zhang and J. Gyakum, 1996: The life cycle of the intense IOP-14 storm during CASP II. Part I: Analysis and simulations. Atmosphere - Ocean, 34, 51-80.

    33. Huo, Z., D.-L. Zhang and J. Gyakum, 1996: The life cycle of the intense IOP-14 storm during CASP II. Part II: Sensitivity experiments. Atmosphere - Ocean, 34, 81-102.

    34. Zhang, D.-L., 1996: Book Review: "Dynamics of Atmospheric Motion (Dover Publications, Inc., 617pp)" by John A. Dutton, Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanic Society, 24, pg. 32.

    35. Liu, Y., D.-L. Zhang and M.K. Yau, 1997: A multiscale numerical study of Hurricane Andrew (1992). Part I: Explicit simulation and verification. Monthly Weather Review, 125, 3073-3093. PDF

    36. Zhang, D.-L. and K. MacGillivray, 1997: A numerical investigation of a moderate coastal storm with intense precipitation. Atmosphere-Ocean, 35, 161-187.

    37. Blair, S. and D.-L. Zhang, 1997: A numerical study of the along-line variability of a frontal squall line during PRE-STORM. Monthly Weather Review, 125, 2544-2561. PDF

    38. Kuo, Y.-H., J. Bresch, M.-D. Cheng, J. Kain, D.B. Parsons, W.-K. Tao and D.-L. Zhang, 1997: Summary of a mini-workshop on cumulus parameterization for mesoscale models. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 78, 475-491.

    39. (a) Zhang, D.-L., 1998: Roles of various diabatic physical processes in mesoscale models (in Chinese). Scientia Atmospherica Sinica, 22, 548-561.
    (b) Zhang, D.-L., 1998: The effects of diabatic physical processes on the simulations of mesoscale convective systems. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 22, 435-451.

    40. Huo, Z., D.-L. Zhang, and J. Gyakum, 1998: An application of potential vorticity inversion to improving the numerical prediction of the March 1993 superstorm. Monthly Weather Review, 126, 424-436. PDF

    41. Carrera, M., J. R. Gyakum and D. -L. Zhang, 1999: A numerical sensitivity study of secondary marine cyclogenesis to initial error and varying physical processes. Monthly Weather Review , 127, 641-660. PDF

    42. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Liu and M.K. Yau, 1999: Surface winds at landfall of Hurricane Andrew (1992) - A reply. PDF To the Comments of M. Powell and S. Houston PDF . Monthly Weather Review, 127, 1711-1721.

    43. Zhang, D.-L., E. N. Radeva and J. Gyakum, 1999: A family of frontal cyclones over the Western Atlantic ocean. Part I: A 60-h simulation. Monthly Weather Review, 127, 1725-1744. PDF

    44. Zhang, D.-L., E. N. Radeva and J. Gyakum, 1999: A family of frontal cyclones over the Western Atlantic ocean. Part II: Parameter studies. Monthly Weather Review , 127, 1745-1760. PDF

    45. Huo, Z., D.-L. Zhang and J. Gyakum 1999: The interaction of potential vorticity anomalies in extratropical cyclogenesis. Part I: Static piecewise inversion. Monthly Weather Review, 127, 2546-2561. PDF

    46. Huo, Z.-H., D.-L. Zhang and J. Gyakum 1999: The interaction of potential vorticity anomalies in extratropical cyclogenesis. Part II: Sensitivity to initial perturbations. Monthly Weather Review, 127, 2563-2575. PDF

    47. Liu, Y., D.-L. Zhang and M.K. Yau, 1999: A multiscale numerical study of Hurricane Andrew (1992). Part II: Kinematics and inner-core structures. Monthly Weather Review, 127, 2597-2616. PDF

    48. Zhang, D.-L. and E. Altshuler, 1999: The effects of dissipative heating on hurricane intensity. Monthly Weather Review, 127, 3032-3038. PDF

    49. Wang, J., and D.-L. Zhang, 2000: A numerical case study of frontal cyclogenesis over the east coast of North America. Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 14 , 173-192.

    50. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Liu and M.K. Yau, 2000: A multiscale numerical study of Hurricane Andrew (1992). Part III: Dynamically-induced vertical motion. Monthly Weather Review, 128, 3772-3788. PDF

    51. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Liu and M.K. Yau, 2001: A multiscale numerical study of Hurricane Andrew (1992). Part IV: Unbalanced flows. Monthly Weather Review, 129, 92-107. PDF

    52. Nagarajan, B., M.K. Yau and D.-L. Zhang, 2001: A numerical study of a mesoscale convective system during TOGA COARE. Part I: Model description and verification. Monthly Weather Review, 129, 2501-2520. PDF

    53. Zhang, D.-L., 2001: Multiscale modeling of hurricanes: A review. In the book: Dynamics of Atmospheric-Oceanic Circulation and Climate (Invited), 727-744.

    54.(a) Lu, H., Z. Ke and D.-L. Zhang, 2001: Mesoscale characteristics of Hurricane Andrew (1992) (in Chinese). Scientia Atmospherica Sinica, 25,, 827-836.
    (b) Lu, H., Z. Ke and D.-L. Zhang, 2001: Mesoscale characters of the 1992 Hurricane Andrew (1992). Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 25, 346-356.

    55. Lu, H., Z. Ke and D.-L. Zhang, 2002: A possible developing mechanism of the slantwise updraft in the eyewall of Hurricane Andrew (1992) - Nonlinear convective and symmetrical instability (in Chinese). Scientia Atmospherica Sinica, 26, 83-90.

    56. Zhang, D.-L., 2002: A personal perspective on the reform of the Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 19 , 757-764. PDF

    57. Jin, M. and D.-L. Zhang, 2002: Observed variations of leaf area index and its relationship with surface temperatures during warm seasons. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics , 80, 117-129. PDF

    58. Zhu, T., D.-L. Zhang and F. Weng 2002: Impact of the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit data on hurricane prediction. Monthly Weather Review, 130, 2416-2432. PDF

    59. Zhang, D.-L., W. Cheng and J. Gyakum 2002: The impact of various potential vorticity anomalies on multiple frontal cyclogenesis events. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society , 128, 1847-1878. PDF

    60. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Liu and M.K. Yau, 2002: A multiscale numerical study of Hurricane Andrew ( 1992). Part V: Inner-core thermodynamics. Monthly Weather Review , 130, 2745-2763. PDF

    61. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Liu and M.K. Yau, 2002: On the formation of the hurricane eye. In Book Series on East Asia Meteorology, Vol. 1, Edited by C.P. Chang et al., World Scientific Publishing Company, 219-227.

    62. Zhang, D.-L., W. Zheng and Y.-K. Xue, 2003: A numerical study of early summer regional climate and weather over LSA-East. Part I: Model implementation and verification. Monthly Weather Review , 131, 1895-1909. PDF

    63. Wang, X. and D.-L. Zhang: 2003: Potential vorticity diagnosis of a simulated hurricane. Part I: Formulation and quasi-balanced flow. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences , 60, 1593-1607. PDF

    64. Zhang, D.-L., and X. Wang, 2003: Dependence of hurricane intensity and structures on vertical resolution and time-step size. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences , 20, 711-725. PDF

    65. Zhu, T., D.-L. Zhang and F. Weng, 2004: Numerical simulation of Hurricane Bonnie (1998). Part I: Eyewall evolution and intensity changes. Monthly Weather Review , 132, 225-241. PDF

    66. Yau, M.K., Y. Liu, D.-L. Zhang, and Yongsheng Chen, 2004: A multiscale numerical study of Hurricane Andrew (1992). Part VI: Small-scale inner-core structures and wind streaks. Monthly Weather Review , 132, 1410-1433. PDF

    67. Zhang, D.-L. and W.-Z. Zheng, 2004: Diurnal cycles of surface winds and temperatures as simulated by five boundary-layer parameterizations. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43, 157-169. PDF

    68. Nagarajan, B., M.K. Yau and D.-L. Zhang, 2004: A numerical study of a mesoscale convective system during TOGA COARE. Part II: Organization. Monthly Weather Review , 132,1000-1017. PDF

    69. Zhang, D.-L., 2004: Emergency response and disaster mitigation: A review of the US Information Management architecture (in Chinese). Natural Disaster Reduction in China, 52, 51-53.

    70. Cao, Z., and D.-L. Zhang, 2004: Track surface cyclones with moist potential vorticity. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 21, 830-835. PDF

    71. Wu, G.-X., H. Wang, and D.-L. Zhang, 2004: Editorial statement- Action and policy. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 21, 382. PDF

    72. Jin, M., R.E. Dickinson and D.-L. Zhang, 2005: The footprint of urban areas on global climate as characterized by MODIS. Journal of Climate, 18, 1551-1565. PDF

    73. Zhang, D.-L., and J. Zhu, 2005: Editorial - A special issue for the Third International Ocean-Atmosphere Conference. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 22(6).

    74. Zhang, D.-L., and C. Q. Kieu, 2005: Shear-forced vertical circulations in tropical cyclones. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L13822, doi:10.1029/2005GL023146. PDF

    75. Zhang, D.-L., 2005: A review of centenary advances and prospects in atmospheric sciences (in Chinese). Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 63, 812-824. PDF

    76. Cao, Z., and D.-L. Zhang, 2005: Sensitivity of cyclone tracks to the initial moisture distribution: A moist potential vorticity perspective. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 22, 807-820. PDF

    77. Zhang, D.-L., and C. Q. Kieu, 2006: How tropical cyclones resist destruction from vertical shear. Conference Notebook, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 87, 22-23.

    78. Wu, G., H. Wang, and D.-L. Zhang, 2006: Editorial statement. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 23, 542.

    79. Zhu, T., and D.-L. Zhang, 2006: Numerical simulation of Hurricane Bonnie (1998). Part II: Sensitivity to cloud microphysical processes. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 109-126. PDF

    80. Zhang, D.-L., S. Zhang, and S. Weaver, 2006: Low-level jets over the Mid-Atlantic states: Warm-season climatology and a case study. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45, 194-209. PDF

    81. Zhu, T. and D.-L. Zhang, 2006: The impact of the storm-induced SST cooling on hurricane intensity. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 23, 14-22. PDF

    82. Li, M., L. Zhong, W. C. Boicourt, S. Zhang and D.-L. Zhang, 2006: Hurricane-induced storm surges, currents and destratification in a semi-enclosed bay. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L02604, doi:10.1029/2005GL024992. PDF

    83. Liu, H., D.-L. Zhang, and B. Wang, 2006: Recent advances in regional climate modeling research and applications (in Chinese). Climatic and Environmental Research, 11, 649-668. PDF

    84. Li, X., S. Zhang, and D.-L. Zhang, 2006: Thermodynamic, cloud microphysical, and rainfall responses to initial moisture perturbations in the tropical deep convective regime. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D14207, doi:10.1029/2005JD006968. PDF

    85. Zhang, D.-L., and C. Q. Kieu, 2006: Potential vorticity diagnosis of a simulated hurricane. Part II: Quasi-balanced contributions to forced secondary circulations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 2898-2914. PDF

    86. Li, Z. , L. Chiu, S. Weng, D.-L. Zhang, J. Du, J. Huang, M. Jin, H. Jung, F.-C. Ko, S. Lu, S. Yang, and D. Yuan, 2007: The rapid growth of publications by atmospheric and oceanic scientists of Chinese origin. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88, 846-848. PDF

    87. Halverson, J.B., M. Black, S. Braun, D. Cecil, M. Goodman, A. Heymsfield, G. Heymsfield, R. Hood,T. Krishnamurti, G. McFarquhar, J. Molinari, R. Rogers, J. Turk, C. Velden, D.-L. Zhang, E. Zipser, and R. Kakar, 2007: NASA's Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes (TCSP) Experiment: Investigating tropical cyclogenesis and hurricane intensity change. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88, 867-882. PDF

    88. Li, M., L. Zhong, W. C. Boicourt, S. Zhang and D.-L. Zhang, 2007: Hurricane-induced destratification and restratification in a partially-mixed estuary. Journal of Marine Research, 65, 169-192. PDF

    89. Lu, H., W. Zhong, and D.-L. Zhang, 2007: Current understanding of wave characteristics in tropical storms (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 31, 1140-1151.

    90. Yang, M.-J., D.-L. Zhang, and H.-L. Huang, 2008: A modeling study of Typhoon Nari (2001) at landfall. Part I: Topographic effects. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 3095-3115. PDF

    91. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2008: Genesis of Tropical Storm Eugene (2005) from merging mesovortices associated with ITCZ breakdowns. Part I: Observational and modeling analyses. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 3419-3439. PDF

    92. Wu, G., H. Wang, and D.-L. Zhang, 2008: Editorial: AAS has been accepted for coverage by the Science Citation Index in 2009. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25, 705-708. PDF

    93. Liu, H., D.-L. Zhang, and B. Wang, 2008: Daily to Submonthly Weather and Climate Characteristics of the Summer 1998 Extreme Rainfall over the Yangtze River Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D22101, doi:10.1029/2008JD010072. PDF

    94. Park S. K., D.-L. Zhang, and H. H. Kim, 2008: Impact of dropwindsonde data on the track forecasts of a tropical cyclone - An observing-systems simulation experiment study . Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 44, 85-92. PDF

    95. Zhong, W., H. Lu, and D.-L. Zhang: 2008: Diagnoses of quasi-balanced flows in an asymmetric intense hurricane. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 51, 657 - 667.

    96. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2009: Genesis of Tropical Storm Eugene (2005) from merging vortices associated with ITCZ breakdowns. Part II: Roles of vortex merger and ambient potential vorticity. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66, 1980-1996. PDF

    97. Deng, G., D.-L. Zhang, T. Zhu and A. Wang, 2009: Use of the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit data to improve typhoon prediction. Progress in Natural Sciences, 19, 369-376. PDF

    98. Shi, S.-J., J.-H. Jin, and D.-L. Zhang, 2009: The wavenumber-1 asymmetric rainfall distribution of Tropical Storm Bilis (2006) during the landfall (in Chinese). Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 28, 34-42.

    99. Zhong, W., D.-L. Zhang, H. Lu, and L. Tian, 2009: Contribution of quasi-balanced and unbalanced circulations to deep moist convection in Typhoon Nari (2001) (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 33, 751-759.

    100. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2009: An analytical model for the rapid intensification of tropical cyclones. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 135, 1336-1349. PDF

    101. Hogsett, W., and D.-L. Zhang, 2009: Numerical simulation of Hurricane Bonnie (1998). Part III: Energetics. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66, 2678-2696. PDF

    102. Zhong, W., D.-L. Zhang, and H. Lu, 2009: A theory for mixed vortex Rossby-gravity waves in tropical cyclones. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66, 3366-3381. PDF

    103. Zhang, M., D.-L. Zhang, and A. Wang, 2009: Numerical simulation of torrential rainfall and vortical hot towers in a midlatitude mesoscale convective system. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 2, 189-193. PDF

    104. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Shou, and R. Dickerson, 2009: Upstream urbanization exacerbates urban heat island effects. Geophysical Research Letters, L24401, doi:10.1029/2009GL041082. PDF Nature's highlight.

    105. Zhang, W., D.-L. Zhang, A. Wang, and X. Cui, 2009: An investigation of the genesis of Typhoon Durian (2001) from a monsoon trough (in Chinese). Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 67, 811-827.

    106. Zhong, W., H. Lu, and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: Mesoscale barotropic instability of vortex-Rossby waves in tropical cyclones. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 27, 243-252. PDF

    107. Gallus, W. A., Jr., B. A. Colle, D.-L. Zhang, and P. Schumacher, 2010: Editorial. Weather and Forecasting, 25, 3-4. PDF

    108. Shou, Y., and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: Impact of environmental flows on the urban daytime boundary layer structures over the Baltimore metropolitan region. Atmospheric Science Letters, 11, 1 - 6. PDF

    109. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: Genesis of Tropical Storm Eugene (2005) from merging vortices associated with ITCZ breakdowns. Part III: Sensitivity to various genesis parameters. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67, 1745-1758. PDF

    110. Zhong, W., H. Lu, and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: Diagnoses of quasi-balanced flows in an asymmetric intense hurricane. Part II: Wave structure. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 53, 901 - 914.

    111. Liu, H., D.-L. Zhang, and B. Wang, 2010: Impact of horizontal resolution on the regional climate simulations of the Summer 1998 extreme rainfall along the Yangtze-River Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research , 115, D12115, doi:10.1029/2009JD012746. PDF

    112. Kieu, C. Q., H. Chen, and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: An examination of the pressure - wind relationship in intense tropical cyclones. Weather and Forecasting, 25, 895-907. PDF

    113. Zhong, L., M. Li, and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: How do uncertainties in Hurricane model forecasts affect storm surge predictions in a semi-enclosed bay? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 90, 61-72. PDF

    114. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: A piecewise potential vorticity inversion algorithm and its application to hurricane inner-core anomalies. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67, 2616-2631. PDF

    115. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: On the consistency between dynamical and thermodynamic equations with prescribed vertical motion in an analytical tropical cyclone model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136, 1927-1930. PDF Reply to Comments of M. Montgomery and R. Smith .

    116. Hogsett, W., and D.-L. Zhang, 2010: Genesis of Typhoon Chanchu (2006) from a Westerly Wind Burst associated with the MJO. Part I: Evolution of a vertically tilted precursor vortex. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67, 3774-3792. PDF

    117. Hogsett, W., and D.-L. Zhang, 2011: Genesis of Typhoon Chanchu (2006) from a Westerly Wind Burst associated with the MJO. Part II: Roles of deep convection in tropical transition. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 1377-1396. PDF

    118. Yang, M.-J., D.-L. Zhang, X.-D. Tang, and Y. Zhang, 2011: A modeling study of Typhoon Nari (2001) at landfall. Part II: Structural changes and terrain-induced asymmetry. Journal of Geosphysical Research, 116, D09112, doi:10.1029/2010JD015445. PDF

    119. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Shou, R. Dickerson, and F. Chen, 2011: Impact of upstream urbanization on the urban heat island effects over the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan region. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 2012-2029. PDF

    120. Chen, H., D.-L. Zhang, J. Carton, and R. Atlas, 2011: On the rapid intensification of Hurricane Wilma (2005). Part I: Model prediction and structural changes. Weather and Forecasting, 26, 885-901. PDF

    121. Loughner, C. P., D. J. Allen, R. R. Dickerson, K. E. Pickering, D.-L. Zhang, and Y. Shou, 2011: Impact of fair-weather cumulus clouds and the Chesapeake Bay breeze on pollutant transport and transformation. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 4060-4072. PDF

    122. Zhang, D.-L., L. Tian, and M.-J. Yang, 2011: Genesis of Typhoon Nari (2001) from a mesoscale convective system. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D23104, doi:10.1029/2011JD016640. PDF

    123. Liu, H., and D.-L. Zhang, 2012: Analysis and prediction of hazard risks caused by tropical cyclones in Southern China with fuzzy mathematical and grey models. Applied Mathematical Modeling, 36, 626-637. PDF

    124. Kieu, C. Q., and D.-L. Zhang, 2012: Is the isentropic surface always impermeable to the potential vorticity substance? Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 29, 29-35. PDF

    125. Zhang, M., and D.-L. Zhang, 2012: Sub-kilometer simulation of a torrential-rain-producing mesoscale convective system in East China. Part I: Model verification and convective organization. Monthly Weather Review, 140, 184-201. PDF

    126. Zhang, D.-L., and H. Chen, 2012: Importance of the upper-level warm core in the rapid intensification of a tropical cyclone. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L02806, DOI:10.1029/2011GL050578. PDF

    127. Shou, Y., and D.-L. Zhang, 2012: Recent advances in the urban heat island effects research (in Chinese). Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 70, 338-353. PDF

    128. Zhang, D.-L., and L. Zhu, 2012: Roles of upper-level processes in tropical cyclogenesis. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L17804, DOI:10.1029/2012GL053140. PDF

    129. Loughner, C. P., D. J. Allen, D.-L. Zhang, K. E. Pickering, R. R. Dickerson, and L. Landry, 2012: Roles of urban tree canopy and buildings in urban heat island effects: Parameterization and preliminary results. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 1775-1793. PDF

    130. Shen, Y., D.-L. Zhang, and X. Shen, 2012: Effects of vertical wind shear on the structures and intensity of Hurricane Bonnie (1998) (in Chinese). Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 70, 949-960.

    131. Chen, H., and D.-L. Zhang, 2013: On the rapid intensification of Hurricane Wilma (2005). Part II: Convective bursts and the upper-level warm core. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 146-172. PDF

    132. Liu, H., D.-L. Zhang, J. Chen, and Q. Xu, 2013: Prediction of tropical cyclone frequency with a wavelet neural network prediction model incorporating natural orthogonal expansion and combined weights. Natural Hazards, 65, 63-78. PDF

    133. Zhang, D.-L., Y. Lin, P. Zhao, X. Yu, S. Wang, H. Kang, and Y. Ding, 2013: The Beijing extreme rainfall of 21 July 2012: "Right results" but for wrong reasons. Geophysical Research Letters, 40,1426-1431, DOI:10.1029/2013GL055438. PDF

    134. Liu J., X. Shen, D.-L. Zhang, Y. Xu, and M. Bi, 2013: Impact of typhoon intensity on the development of a pre-TC squall line (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 37, 1025-1037.

    135. Luo, Y., W. Qian, R. Zhang, and D.-L. Zhang, 2013: Gridded hourly precipitation analysis from high-density rain-gauge network over the Yangtze-Huai Rivers Basin during the 2007 Meiyu season and comparison with CMORPH. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1243-1258. PDF

    136. Cecelski, S., and D.-L. Zhang, 2013: Genesis of Hurricane Julia (2010) within an African Easterly wave: Low-level vortices and upper-level warming. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 3799-3817. PDF

    137. Luo, Y., Y. Gong, and D.-L. Zhang, 2014: Initiation and organizational modes in an extreme-rain-producing mesoscale convective system along a Meiyu front in East China. Monthly Weather Review,142, 203-221. PDF

    138. Liu H., J. Yang, D.-L. Zhang, and B. Wang, 2014: Roles of synoptic to quasi-biweekly disturbances in generating the Summer 2003 heavy rainfall in East China. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 886-904. PDF

    139. Li, J., J. Du, D.-L. Zhang, C. Cui, and Y. Liao, 2014: Ensemble-based analysis and sensitivity of mesoscale forecasts of a vortex over southwest China. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, 766-782. PDF

    140. Zhong, W., and D.-L. Zhang, 2014: An eignmode analysis of mixed Rossby-gravity waves on barotropic vortices. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 2186-2203. PDF

    141. Cecelski, S., D.-L. Zhang, and T. Miyoshi, 2014: Genesis of Hurricane Julia (2010) within an African Easterly wave: Developing and non-developing members from WRF-LETKF ensemble forecasts. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 2763-2781. PDF

    142. Zhang, D.-L., Z. Cao, J. Ma, and A. Wu, 2014: Summer non-convective severe wind frequency over Ontario and its correlation with tropical Pacific sea-surface temperature. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 1170-1182. PDF

    143. Rabenhorst, S., D. N. Whiteman, D.-L. Zhang, and B. Demoz, 2014: A case study of Mid-Atlantic nocturnal boundary-layer events during WAVES 2006. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in press.

    144. Cecelski, S., and D.-L. Zhang, 2014: Genesis of Hurricane Julia (2010) within an African easterly wave: Sensitivity analysis of WRF-LETKF ensemble forecasts. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 3180-3201.

    145. Zhang, D.-L., L. Zhu, X. Zhang, and V. Tallapragada, 2014: Sensitivity of idealized hurricane intensity and structures under varying background flows and initial vortex intensities to different vertical resolutions in HWRF. Monthly Weather Revieaw, under revision.

    146. Wang D., J. Miao, and D.-L. Zhang, 2014: Numerical simulations of local circulation and its response to land-use change over the Yellow Mountain of China. Journal of Meteorological Research, under revision.

    147. Cao, Z., and D.-L. Zhang, 2014: Analysis of missed summer heavy rainfall events. Submitted to Weather and Forecasting.

    148. Zhu, L., S. F. Cecelski, D.-L. Zhang, and X. Shen, 2014: Genesis of Tropical Storm Debby (2006) within an African Easterly wave: Roles of the bottom-up and midlevel pouch processes. Submitted to Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

    149. Wei, N., Y. Li, D.-L. Zhang, Z. Mai, and S.-Q. Yang, 2014: A statistical analysis of the relationship between upper-tropospheric cold lows and tropical cyclone track and intensity changes over Western North Pacific. Submitted to Monthly Weather Review.

    Courses Taught

  • AOSC 610: Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Oceans I
  • AOSC 611: Dynamic of the Atmosphere and Oceans II
  • AOSC 602: Mesoscale Meteorology
  • AOSC 600: Synoptic Meteorology

    Other Courses Taught (at McGill University):

  • 195-558B Numerical Methods and Laboratory
  • 195-515B Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans

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