Professional Activity

Research Papers

  1. Zhang, G., H. Murakami, Z. Wang, etc., 2019: Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking: Predictability, in prep.
  2. Zhang, G., L. Silvers, M. Zhao, etc., 2019: Climate Controls of Tropical Cyclone Activity: Idealized Simulations, in prep.
  3. Zhang, G., H. Murakami, etc., 2019: Dynamical Seasonal Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Activity: Error Sources and Potential Improvements, in prep.
  4. Wang, Z., G. Zhang, T. Dunkerton, and F.-F., Jin, 2019: Variability of Tropical Cyclone Activity: A Global Perspective, submitted.
  5. Zhang, G., H. Murakami, T. Knutson, R. Mizuta, and K. Yoshida, 2019: Tropical cylone motion in a changing climate, in revision.
  6. Zhang, G., T. Knutson, and S. Garner, 2019: Impacts of Extratropical Weather Perturbations on Tropical Cyclone Activity: Idealized Sensitivity Experiments with a Regioal Atmoshperic Model. in press.
  7. Zhang, G., H. Murakami, R. Gudgel, and X. Yang, 2019: Dynamical Seasonal Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Activity: Robust Assessment of Prediction Skill and Predictability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 5506-5515.
  8. Zhang, G., and Z. Wang, 2019: North Atlantic Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking during the Hurricane Season: Association of Tropical and Extratropical Variability. J. Climate, 32, 3777–3801.
  9. Li, W., Z. Wang, G. Zhang, M. S. Peng, S. G. Benjamin, and M. Zhao 2018: Subseasonal Variability of Rossby Wave Breaking and Impacts on Tropical Cyclones during the North Atlantic Warm Season, J. Climate, 31, 9679–9695.
  10. Zhang, G., and Z. Wang, 2018: North Atlantic Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking during the Warm Season: Wave Life Cycle and Roles of Diabatic Heating. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 695–712.
  11. Zhang, G., Z. Wang, M. S. Peng, and G. Magnusdottir, 2017: Characteristics and Impacts of Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking during the Atlantic Hurricane Season. J. Climate , 30, 2363–2379.
  12. Hu, H., F. Dominguez, Z. Wang, D. Lavers, G. Zhang, and F. M, Ralph, 2017: Linking Atmospheric River Hydrological Impacts on the U.S. West Coast to Rossby Wave Breaking. J. Climate , 30, 3381–3399.
  13. Zhang, G., Z. Wang, T. J. Dunkerton, M. S. Peng, and G. Magnusdottir, 2016: Extratropical Impacts on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 1401-1418.
  14. Wang, Z., G. Zhang, M. S. Peng, and J.-H. Chen, and S.-J. Lin, 2015: Predictability of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones in the GFDL HiRAM Model. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2547-2554.
  15. Zhang, G. and Z. Wang, 2015: Interannual Variability of Tropical Cyclone Activity and Regional Hadley Circulation over the Northeastern Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2473-2481.
  16. Hankes, I, Z. Wang, G. Zhang and C. Fritz, 2014: Merger of African Easterly Waves and Formation of Cape Verde Storms. Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 1306-1319
  17. Zhang, G, Z. Wang, 2013: Interannual Variability of the Atlantic Hadley Circulation in Boreal Summer and Its Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Activity. J. Climate, 26, 8529–8544. 
    • NCL Code and Test Data [available upon request] for evaluating Hadley & Walker Circultion
  18. Zhang, G. and J. Su, 2012: Improving an Algorithm to Derive Melt Pond Coverage from MODIS Data (technical report).
  19. Wang, S., G. Zhang, X. Guo and D. Fu, 2010: Morphological Characteristics of Typhoon Eye over the Northwestern Pacific. Periodical of. Ocean Univ. China, S1 (Chinese).

Presentations

  1. Oct 2019: Sensitivity of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity to Weather Perturbations at the Tropical–Extratropical Interface. 19th Cyclone Workshop, Germany (oral)
  2. Sep 2019: Reconciling Predictability and Uncertainties in Seasonal Predictions and Future Projections of Tropical Cyclone Activity. GFDL/Princeton University (oral)
  3. Jul 2019: Tropical Cyclone Motion in a Changing Climate. The Large Ensembles Workshop (poster)
  4. Dec 2018: Tropical-Extratropical Interactions that Modulate Atlantic Hurricane Activity. AGU Fall Meeting (invited)
  5. Dec 2018: Seasonal Predictability of Tropical Cyclone Activity: Evaluation of Upper Limit and Unrealized Potential Using GFDL’s FLOR Prediction System. AGU Fall Meeting (oral)
  6. Sep 2018: Tropical-Extratropical Interactions that Modulate Atlantic Hurricane Activity. Yale University (invited)
  7. Nov 2017: Extratropical Impacts on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity: from Theory to Practice. GFDL/Princeton University (invited)
  8. Sep 2017: Extratropical Impacts on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity: from Theory to Practice. University of California, Berkeley (invited)
  9. Jun 2016: Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity and Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking: a Perspective from the Seasonal Prediction. Peking University (invited)
  10. Apr 2016: Tropical Cyclone Activity and Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking: Anticorrelation in the Atlantic Basin. AMS 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (oral)
  11. Apr 2016: Interannual Variability of Tropical Cyclone Activity and Regional Hadley Circulation over the Northeastern Pacific. AMS 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (poster)
  12. Dec 2015: Impacts of Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity. AGU Fall Meeting (poster)
  13. Dec 2014: Extratropical Impacts on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity: Rossby Wave Breaking and Mean Circulation. AGU Fall Meeting (oral)
  14. Apr 2014: Predictability of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones in the GFDL HiRAM Model. AMS 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (poster)
  15. Apr 2014: Impacts of Extratropical Forcing on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity. AMS 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (oral)
  16. Apr 2012: Interannual Variability of the Atlantic Hadley Circulation and Its Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Activity. AMS 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (oral)

Review Experience

  1. Journal of Climate, JGR-Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmosphere, International Journal of Climatology, Weather and Forecasting, Climate Dynamics, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
  2. IPCC WGI AR5 & AR6 Expert Review

Professional Societies

  1. American Meteorological Society
  2. American Geophysical Union