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Dr. Ming Zhao

Curriculum Vitae

Project Scientist III
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory / NOAA
Princeton University Forrestal Campus / US Route 1
201 Forrestal Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Research Interests

  • Moist convection, clouds, atmospheric boundary layer turbulence and their parameterizations in global climate models
  • Tropical cyclone and climate
  • Convection-cloud-climate feedback
  • Weather and climate extremes in a changing climate
  • Numerical simulations and numerical methods


  • University of British Columbia, Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D.,  2003
  • Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Atmospheric Remote Sensing, M.S.,  1993
  • Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics, B.S.,. 1990

Professional Employment/Experience/Responsibilities

Grant and Journal Review Experiences

  • NASA Grant Proposal and Review Panelist (MAP, Nov. 27-29, 2012)
  • DOE Grant Proposal and Review Panelist (RGCM-ASR, May 21-22, 2012)
  • National Science Foundation Grant Proposal
  • NOAA Climate Program Funding Proposal
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Nature Communications
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Journal of Climate
  • Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • Advances in Atmospheric Sciences