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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. 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

    111. 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

    112. 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

    113. 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

    114. 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 .

    115. 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

    116. 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

    117. 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

    118. 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

    119. 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

    120. 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

    121. 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

    122. 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

    123. 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

    124. 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

    125. 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

    126. 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

    127. 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

    128. 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

    129. 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.

    130. 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

    131. 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

    132. 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

    133. 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.

    134. 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

    135. 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

    136. 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

    137. 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

    138. 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

    139. 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

    140. 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

    141. 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

    142. 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, under revision.

    143. 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, in press.

    144. 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.

    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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