GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Rong Zhang

Senior Scientist, 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, Cambridge, MA, USA

1997 M. A. Physics
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

1995 B. E. Electronic Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China

Publications since 2004

CV and Full Publications