PhD in Climate Dynamics, 2012.8-2018.7 George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

Advisor: Dr. Edwin Schneider

B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, 2011 Nanjing University, Nanjing, China


Wang, Z., Schneider, E. K., Burls, N. J. (2018). The Sensitivity of Climatological SST to Mixed Layer Depth. Manuscript submitted.

Zuidema, P., Chang, P., Medeiros, B., Kirtman, B. P., Mechoso, R., Schneider, E. K., … Wang, Z. & Brandt, P. (2016). Challenges and Prospects for Reducing Coupled Climate Model SST Biases in the eastern tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: The US CLIVAR Eastern Tropical Oceans Synthesis Working Group. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00274.1

Dirmeyer, P. A., Wang, Z., Mbuh, M. J., Norton, H. E. (2014). Intensified land surface control on boundary layer growth in a changing climate. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2013GL058826

Dirmeyer, P. A., Fang, G., Wang, Z., Yadav, P., Milton, A., (2014): Climate change and sectors of the surface water cycle In CMIP5 projections. Hydrol. Earth Sys. Sci., 11, 8537-8569, doi:10.5194/hessd-11-8537-2014


Wang, Z. and Schneider, E. K. (2016, February).  Influence of Ocean Surface Currents on the Atmospheric Circulation, 2016 NCAR Winter CVCWG Meeting, Boulder, CO.

Wang, Z. and Schneider, E. K. (2018, December).  Effect of Shallowing Mixed Layer Depth in an AGCM-Slab Ocean Coupled Model. Poster at: AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer and TA for Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics

Guest Lecturer and TA for Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation

Honors & Awards

George Mason University Presidential Scholarship (2012-2015)

George Mason University Dissertation Completion Grant (Spring 2018)