Dr. Ming Zhao
|Project Scientist II
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory / NOAA
Princeton University Forrestal Campus / US Route 1
201 Forrestal Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
- 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
- Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2003
- M.Sc. in Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China, 1993
- B.Sc. in Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China, 1990
- Co-lead (with Chris Golaz) of GFDL Model Development Team Atmospheric Working Group (AWG) for the development of GFDL CM4 (2013-2016).
- Co-lead (with Chris Golaz) of GFDL Convection Cloud and Climate Initiative (CCCI) for advancement in understanding the connections among convection, clouds and climate sensitivity in GCMs (2012-2022).
- Member of NOAA CPO CMIP5 Task Force MAPP Program.
- Member of the U.S CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group (2011-present).
- Project scientist II (2007-present), GFDL/UCAR, core member of Global Atmospheric Model Development Team (GAMDT) working on GFDL HIgh Resolution Atmospheric Model (HIRAM) and AM3 model development.
- Associate research scholar (2006-2007),
GFDL/Princeton University, core member of Global Atmospheric Model Development Team (GAMDT) work on GFDL HIgh Resolution Atmospheric Model (HIRAM) and AM3 model development.
- Research associate (2004-2006), GFDL/Princeton University, GFDL liaison scientist for the atmospheric CPT project and also working on idealized radiative convective equilibrium with and without ambient rotation using GCM physics.
- Post doctoral fellow (2003-2004), Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Victoria, Canada, work on large-eddy simulation of convection and clouds for a project entitled Modelling Clouds and Climate (MOC2).
- Meteorologist and head of short-range weather forecast branch (1993-1998), Shanghai Meteorological Center, Shanghai, China.
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
- 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