Chunxi Zhang

Research Interests
• Climate Modeling, Regional Atmospheric Modeling, Coupled Ocean-Atmospheric Modeling
• Physics parameterization schemes
• Regional Climate, Climate Change
• Numerical weather forecast
• Sep. 2002 - Jul. 2007
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Department of Atmospheric Science, Physics School, Peking University, Beijing, China.
• Sep. 1998 - Jul. 2002
B.S. in Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.
Professional experience
• Jan 2013 - present
Regional Atmospheric Modeling Specialist, International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), University of Hawaii.
• Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), University of Hawaii.
• Aug 2007 - Jul 2009
Postdoctoral Researcher, Joint Postdoc Program by Peking University and Shanghai Typhoon Institute, Shanghai, China.
Teaching experience
• 2006
Teaching Assistant for Weather Analysis, Peking University
• 2005
Teaching Assistant for Programming Language C++, Peking University
Unpublished Papers
• Zhang, C., and Y. Wang: Very-high-resolution dynamical downscaling of present-day and future climate for Guam and American Samoa. (In preparation)
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, and K. Hamilton: Monitoring and projecting snow on Hawaii Island. (In Revision)
• Zhang, C., and. Y. Wang, Future change of the Western North Pacific and South Pacific Tropical Cyclones by a 20-km-Mesh Regional Climate Model (In Revision)
• Sakazaki, T., K. Hamilton, C. Zhang, and Y. Wang, in press: Is there a stratospheric pacemaker controlling the daily cycle of tropical rainfall? Geophys. Res. Lett.,doi:10.1002/2017GL072549.
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, K. Hamilton, and A. Lauer: Dynamical downscaling of the climate for the Hawaiian Islands. Part II: projection for the late 21st century, J. Climate, 29, 8333-8354, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0038.1.
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, K. Hamilton, and A. Lauer, 2016: Dynamical downscaling of the climate for the Hawaiian Islands. Part I: Present Day. J. Climate, 29, 3027-3048, doi: 10.11175/JCLI-D-15-0432.1.
• Liao W., O.E. Timm, C. Zhang, C.T. Atkinson, D.A. LaPointe and M.D. Samuel, 2015: Will A Warmer and Wetter Future Cause Extinction of Native Hawaiian Forest Birds? Glob. Change Biol., doi: 10.1111/gcb.13005.
• Miyazaki, K., H.J. Eskes, K. Sudo, and C. Zhang, 2014: Global lightning NOx production estimated by an assimilation of multiple satellite datasets. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3277-3305, doi:10.5194/acp-14-3277-2014.
• Lauer, A., C. Zhang, O. Elison Timm, Y. Wang, and K. Hamilton, 2013: Downscaling of climate change in the Hawaii region using CMIP5 results: On the choice of the forcing fields. J. Climate, 26 (24), 10006-10030,doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00126.1.
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, A. Lauer, and K. Hamilton, 2012: Configuration and Evaluation of the WRF Model for the Study of Hawaiian Regional Climate. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 3259-3277, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00260.1.
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, A. Lauer, K. Hamilton, and F. Xie, 2012: Cloud base and top heights in the Hawaiian region determined with satellite and ground-based measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L15706, doi:10.1029/2012GL052355.
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, and K. Hamilton, 2011: Improved representation of boundary layer clouds over the Southeast Pacific in WRF-ARW using a modified Tiedtke cumulus parameterization scheme. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3489-3513, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-10-05091.1.
• Zhang, C., Q. Zhang, and Y. Wang, 2008: Climatology Of Hail in China: 1961-2005, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47,795-804, doi: 10.1175/2007JAMC1603.1.
• Zhang, C., Q. Zhang, Y. Wang, and X. Liang, 2008: Climatology of Cold Vortex in East Asia: 1979-2005, Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 100, 291-301, doi: 10.1007/s00703-008-0310-y.
• Zhang, C., Y. Wang, L. Wang, Q., Ding, and Z. Tao, 2008: High Resolution Satellite Image of a Very Short Range Torrential Rain, Acta Scientiaru Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 44, 746-749.
• Zheng, Y., J. Chen, G. Ge, Y. Huang, and C. Zhang, 2008: Review on the Synoptic Scale Meiyu Front System and Its Synoptics' Definition, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 44, 157-164.
• Wang, D., and co-authors, 2007: Advances in the study of rainstorm in Northeast China, Advances in Earth Science, 22, 549-560.
• Yan, J., H. Wang, Y. Zhang, and C. Zhang, 2007: Applying Satellite Data to Mesoscale Model ARPS, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 42, 791-795.
• Zheng, Y., C., Zhang, J. Chen, M. Chen, M. Chen, and Y. Wang, 2007: Climatic Background of Warm-Season Convective Weather in North China Based on the NCEP Analysis, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 43, 600-608.
• Zhu, P., Y. Zheng, and C. Zhang, 2005: A study on the extratropical transformation of typhoon Winnie (1997), Advances in atmospheric Sciences, 22, 730-740.
• Zhang, C., P. Zhu, Y. Zheng, H. Zhuo, M. Shao, X. Tan, and X. Yu, 2005: A Study to the Trigger Mechanism and Unstable Conditions of Spring Heavy Rainfall with Numerical Simulation, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 41, 746-753.
Book Chapters
• Wang, Y., C. Zhang, and A. Lauer, 2013: Dynamical downscaling of regional climate for the Hawaiian Islands: An overview. In J.M. Fernandez-Palacios, L. de Nascimento, et al. (eds.), Climate Change Perspectives from the Atlantic: Past, Present and Future, Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de La Laguna, 563-598.
Peer Reviewer for Journals
• Geoscientific Model Development • Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere • Weather and Forecasting • Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan • Advances in Atmospheric Sciences • Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans • PLOS One.