EDUCATION
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA   PhD in Climate Dynamics,   2012.8-present
Advisor:  Dr. Edwin K. Schneider
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China   B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, June 2011 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Climate dynamics, air-sea interaction, atmospheric general circulation.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Publication:
Zuidema, P., Chang, P., Medeiros, B., Kirtman, B. P., Mechoso, R., Schneider, E. K., … & 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

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

Class Project:

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

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)