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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Weather and Climate Dynamics Division

Seasonal-to-Decadal Variability and Predictability Division

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phone (609) 452-5385

Focus Areas:

  • Weather Extremes
  • Climate Variability and Predictability
  • Tropical–Extratropical Interactions

Gan Zhang

My research aims to improve the predictions of tropical cyclones and other warm-season phenomena. I am particularly interested in bridging the gap between theoretical research and applied research on geophysical fluid dynamics.

Much of my recent research is to explore how tropical cyclone activity is affected by 1) the coupled atmosphere–ocean-land variability, 2) the tropical large-scale circulation, and 3) the tropical–extratropical interactions. I tackle these questions using climate re-analyses, satellite products, and models that span a spectrum of complexity (“model hierarchies”).