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 a 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

Jing Zhang's research focus on regional climate and weather studies for the polar regions. Recent and ongoing research projects include: dynamic downscaling for glacier/ice-sheet impact studies, regional reanalysis for the Arctic coast, mesoscale wind flows over complex terrain, Arctic circulation, cyclones, and poleward moisture transport, land/ice/snow surface processes and interactions with the atmosphere, development of a snow/ice enhanced WRF-ice model for surface mass balance modeling and real-time Alaska weather forecasting.

Recent Publications

  • Jing Zhang, T. Wei, X. Zhang (1995). (Moist potential vorticity diagnosis of a Meiyu frontal heavy rain process simulation during summer 1991). (4) 9, pp. 468-479. Journal of Meteorological Research (formerly Acta Meteorologica Sinica) .
  • J., Zhang, Y., Ding (1999). (AN IMPROVED LAND-SURFACE PROCESS MODEL AND ITS SIMULATION EXPERIMENT——PART I: LAND-SURFACE PROCESS MODEL AND ITS “OFF-LINE” TESTS AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSES). (3) 13, pp. 257–277. Journal of Meteorological Research (formerly Acta Meteorologica Sinica) .
  • Yuh Lang Lin, Jongil Han, Jing Zhang, Feng Ding, S Arya, Fred Proctor (2000). (Large eddy simulation of wake vortices in the convective boundary layer). & Proceedings 저널 프로시딩즈| 기술보고서| 해외연구초록| Reference DB| 공학설계| 부품규격| 항공우주특허| 원문신청| 논문스크랩| 연구자 DB 해외개발| 국내개발| 우주기술전략지도| AIAA 연차보고서| 저널번역| 일본항공우주| 국내연구성과| IP 제공정보| 부품개발현황 ARIC 용어사전| 교육도서| 인물사건| Web Link| 항공 우주 Spec 항공우주기사| 학술행사안내| 과제 기관소식| 해외개발 소식| 뉴스레터 자유게시판| 오피니언| 실험실/업체 홍보| 갤러리.
  • X., Zhang, J., Zhang (2001). (Heat and freshwater budgets and pathways in the Arctic Mediterranean in a coupled ocean/sea-ice model). (2) 57, pp. 207–234. Journal of oceanography.
  • X., Zhang, J., Walsh, J., Zhang, U., Bhatt, M., Ikeda (2004). (Climatology and Interannual Variability of Arctic Cyclone Activity: 1948–2002.). (12) 17, Journal of Climate.
  • X., Zhang, J., Walsh, J., Zhang, U., Bhatt, M., Ikeda (2004). (Intensifying Arctic cyclone activity). (7) 85, pp. 949. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
  • J., Zhang, J., Walsh (2006). (Thermodynamic and hydrological impacts of increasing greenness in northern high latitudes). (5) 7, pp. 1147–1163. Journal of Hydrometeorology.
  • J., Zhang, U., Bhatt, W., Tangborn, C., Lingle (2007). (Climate downscaling for estimating glacier mass balances in northwestern North America: Validation with a USGS benchmark glacier). (21) 34, Geophysical Research Letters.
  • U., Bhatt, J., Zhang, C., Lingle, L., Phillips, W., Tangborn (2007). (Examining glacier mass balances with a hierarchical modeling approach). (2) 9, pp. 60–67. Computing in Science & Engineering.
  • J., Zhang, J., Walsh (2007). (Relative impacts of vegetation coverage and leaf area index on climate change in a greener north). (15) 34, Geophysical Research Letters.
  • J., Zhang, U., Bhatt, W., Tangborn, C., Lingle (2007). (Response of glaciers in northwestern North America to future climate change: An atmosphere/glacier hierarchical modeling approach). (1) 46, pp. 283–290. Annals of Glaciology.
  • X., Zhang, A., Sorteberg, J., Zhang, R., Gerdes, J., Comiso (2008). (Recent radical shifts of atmospheric circulations and rapid changes in Arctic climate system). (22) 35, Geophysical Research Letters.
  • J., Zhang, X., Zhang (2010). (A soil moisture assimilation scheme using satellite-retrieved skin temperature in meso-scale weather forecast model). (2) 95, pp. 333–352. Atmospheric Research.
  • S., Bourne, U., Bhatt, J., Zhang, R., Thoman (2010). (Surface-based temperature inversions in Alaska from a climate perspective). (2) 95, pp. 353–366. Atmospheric Research.
  • Mohammed SAYEMUZZAMAN, Keith Schimmel, Michael PORTER, Solomon Bililign, Ademe Mekonnen, Yuh Lang Lin, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Jing Zhang, Kendra WHITEHEAD, Candice YOUNG (2012). (CLIMATE MISCONCEPTION REMEDIATION WITH 3-D VISUALIZATIONS). 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte.
  • C., Petrich, H., Eicken, J., Zhang, J., Krieger, Y., Fukamachi, K., Ohshima (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.
  • 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.
  • X., Zhang, J., He, J., Zhang, I., Polyakov, R., Gerdes, J., Inoue, P., Wu (2013). (Enhanced poleward moisture transport and amplified northern high-latitude wetting trend). (1) 3, pp. 47–51. Nature Climate Change.
  • Q., Wu , J., Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Tao (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.
  • M., Shulski, J., You, J., Krieger, W., Baule, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Horowitz (2014). (Quality assessment of meteorological data for the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea Coastal Region using automated routines). (doihttps://www.jstor.org/stable/24363725) Arctic.
  • F., Liu, J., Krieger, 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.
  • L., Trusel, M., Truffer, R., Hock, R., Motyka, M., Huss, 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.
  • J., Zhang, J., Krieger, U., Bhatt, C., Lu, 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.
  • W., Tao, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Chen (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.
  • P., Bieniek , U., Bhatt, J., Walsh, J., Zhang, J., Krieger, R., Lader (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.
  • J., Zhang, F., Liu, W., Tao, J., Krieger, M., Shulski, 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.
  • F., Ziemen, R., Hock, A., Aschwanden, C., Khroulev, C., Kienholz, A., Melkonian, J., Zhang (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.
  • W., Tao, J., Zhang, Y., Fu, 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.
  • 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.
  • G., Villamil-Otero, J., Zhang, J., He, 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.
  • J., Zhang, S., Stegall, 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.
  • A., Bliss, R., Hock, G., Wolken, E., Whorton, C., Aubry-Wake, J., Braun, A., Gusmeroli, W., Harrison, A., Hoffman, A., and Liljedahl, J. Zhang (2019). (Glaciers and Climate of the Upper Susitna Basin, Alaska). (https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-155) Earth System Science Data.
  • C., Zhang, J., Zhang (2019). (Modelling study of Foehn Wind Events in Antarctic Peninsula with WRF Forced by CCSM). (DOI: 10.1007/s13351-018-8067-9) Journal of Meteorological Research.
  • L. Luo, J. Zhang, R. Hock, Y. Yao (2021). (Case Study of Blowing Snow Impacts on the Antarctic Peninsula Lower Atmosphere and Surface Simulated with a Snow/ice Enhanced WRF Model). (https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033936) Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere.