Jing Zhang


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Science and Technology


Gibbs Hall 302G
B.S.Climatology / Nanjing University
M.S.Synoptic Dynamics / Nanjing University
Ph.D.Synoptic Dynamics / Peking University


Jing Zhang is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Department of Physics, North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT). Zhang received her Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Peking University and her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Atmospheric Sciences from Nanjing University. Before Zhang joined NCAT she was a research assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Research Interests

Regional climate and weather studies by the means of numerical modeling and data analysis. Recent and ongoing research include: mesoscale wind field study over complex topography in the Arctic; data assimilation and its application for regional reanalysis; regional climate downscaling for environmental impact studies; the role of stratosphere and troposphere interaction in the Arctic storm development; vegetation-land-air interactions and climate impacts of greening north; surface mass balance modeling for the Antarctic Peninsula. Through these activities, Zhang wishes to gain better understanding of regional changes in the polar regions.

Recent Publications

  • C., Zhang, J., Zhang (2019). (WRF Modelling study of the Foehn Wind Events along the Antarctic Peninsula Forced by the CMIP5/CCSM4 Simulations). (DOI: 10.1007/s13351-018-8067-9) ). Journal of Meteorological Research.
  • A., Bliss, J. Zhang (2019). (Glaciers and Climate of the Upper Susitna Basin, Alaska). (https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-155) ). Earth System Science Data.
  • S., Stegall, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2018). (Wind-SST-Sea Ice Relations in the Marginal Ice Zone of the Chukchi-Beaufort Seas). (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9adb) ). Environmental Research Letters.
  • J., He, G., Villamil-Otero, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2018). (Role of Extratropical Cyclones in the Recently Observed Increase in Poleward Moisture Transport into the Arctic Ocean). (doi: 10.1007/s00376-017-7116-0) ). Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.
  • W. Tao, J. Zhang, X. Zhang (2017). (The Role of Stratosphere Vortex Downward Intrusion in a Long-lasting Late-summer Arctic Storm). (dot: 10.1002/qj.3055) ). Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.
  • Y., Fu, W., Tao, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2017). (Driving Roles of Tropospheric and Stratospheric Thermal Anomalies in the Intensification and Persistence of 2012 Arctic Superstorm). (doi: 10.1002/2017GL074778) ). Geophysical Research Letters.
  • J., Krieger, F., Liu, M., Shulski, W., Tao, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2016). (Mesoscale Climatology and Variation of Surface Winds over the Chukchi Beaufort Coastal Areas). (doi:https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0436.1) ). Journal of Climate.
  • U., Bhatt, P., Bieniek , J., Krieger, R., Lader, J., Walsh, J., Zhang (2016). (Dynamical downscaling of ERA-Interim temperature and precipitation for Alaska, Dynamical Downscaling of ERA-Interim Temperature and Precipitation for Alaska). (doi:https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0153.1) ). J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology.
  • U., Bhatt, J., Krieger, C., Lu, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2016). (Alaskan Regional Climate Changes in Dynamically Downscaled CMIP5 Simulations). ). Proceeding of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and Program, Springer.
  • J., Chen, W., Tao, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2016). (Arctic Storm and Its Impact on the Surface Winds over the Chukchi-Beaufort Seas). ). Proceeding of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and Program, Springer.
  • A., Aschwanden, R., Hock, C., Khroulev, C., Kienholz, A., Melkonian, J., Zhang, F., Ziemen (2016). (Modeling the evolution of the Juneau Icefield between 1971 and 2100 using the Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM)). (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2016.13) ). Journal of Glaciology.
  • R., Hock, M., Huss, R., Motyka, M., Truffer, L., Trusel, J., Zhang (2015). (Run-away thinning of the low elevation Yakutat Glacier, Alaska, and its sensitivity to climate change). (doi: 10.3189/2015JoG14J125) ). Journal of Glaciology.
  • W., Baule, W., Horowitz, J., Krieger, M., Shulski, J., You, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2014). (Quality assessment of meteorological data for the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea Coastal Region using automated routines). (doihttps://www.jstor.org/stable/24363725) ). Arctic.
  • J., Krieger, F., Liu, J., Zhang (2014). (Toward producing the Chukchi–Beaufort high-resolution atmospheric reanalysis (CBHAR) via the WRFDA data assimilation system). (doi:https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00063.1) ). Monthly Weather Review.
  • W., Tao, Q., Wu , J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2014). (Interannual Variability and Long-Term Changes of Atmospheric Circulation over the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.). (doi:https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00063.1https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00610.1) ). Journal of Climate.
  • R., Gerdes, J., He, J., Inoue, I., Polyakov, P., Wu, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2013). (Enhanced poleward moisture transport and amplified northern high-latitude wetting trend). (1) 3, pp. 47–51 ). Nature Climate Change.
  • X., Fan, J., Krieger, J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2013). (Assimilating QuikSCAT ocean surface winds with the Weather Research and Forecasting model for surface wind-field simulation over the Chukchi/Beaufort Seas). (doi:10.1007/s10546-013-9805-2) ). Boundary-layer meteorology.
  • Solomon Bililign, Yuh Lang Lin, Ademe Mekonnen, Michael PORTER, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Mohammed SAYEMUZZAMAN, Keith Schimmel, Kendra WHITEHEAD, Candice YOUNG, Jing Zhang (2012). (CLIMATE MISCONCEPTION REMEDIATION WITH 3-D VISUALIZATIONS). ). 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte.
  • H., Eicken, Y., Fukamachi, J., Krieger, K., Ohshima, C., Petrich, J., Zhang (2012). (Coastal landfast sea ice decay and breakup in northern Alaska: Key processes and seasonal prediction). (C2) 117, ). Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012).
  • S., Stegall, J., Zhang (2012). (Wind Field Climatology, Changes, and Extremes in the Chukchi-Beaufort Seas and Alaska North Slope during 1979-2009.). (23) 25, ). Journal of Climate.