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Rong Zhang

Senior Scientist, Ocean and Cryosphere Division, GFDL, NOAA

Faculty Member, AOS Program, Princeton University

Tel: +1-609-987-5061
Fax: +1-609-987-5063


Research Interests

  • Ocean’s role in climate and global teleconnections of abrupt climate change
  • Low-frequency variability in coupled ocean-atmosphere system, e.g. Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV)
  • Mechanisms and fingerprints of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) variability
  • Impact of AMOC on regional phenomena (e.g. Gulf Stream separation, ITCZ shift, Atlantic hurricane activity, and Arctic sea ice extent)


2001 Ph. D. Climate Physics and Chemistry, MIT

1997 M. A. Physics, Boston University

1995 B. E. Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University

Publications since 2004

CV and Full Publications