Biographical Sketch

Jun A. Zhang

Hurricane Research Division
Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory
NOAA
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
(305) 361-4557 Fax:(305)361-4402


Professional Interests

Jun Zhang's main research interests are air-sea interactions, turbulence, and boundary layer meteorology. He has recently studied turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer using research aircraft and portable wind tower observations, dissipative heating in the surface layer both over the ocean and land, hurricane boundary layer height using dropsonde data, air-sea thermodynamic exchange using buoy observations, vertical and horizontal turbulence mixing processes in the low-level troposphere of intense hurricane eyewall reagion, and evaluation of planetary boundary layer (PBL) schemes used in the WRF and HWRF models simulating hurricnes.

Education

December 2007 Ph.D. Applied Marine Physics Rosenstiel School of Marine and atmospheric Science
University of Miami
December 2004 M.S. Applied Marine Physics Rosenstiel School of Marine and atmospheric Science
University of Miami
July 2000 B.S. Naval Architecture and
Ocean Engineering
Dalian University of Technology
Liaoning, China

Awards and Honors

2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research
Associate Fellowship
National Research Council
2002-2005 Fellowship University of Miami
1999-2000 Baogang Fellowship Shanghai, China
1996-1999 First Prize Scholarship Dalian University of Technology


Refereed Journal publications

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  1. Zhang, J. A., M. T. Montgomery, F. D. Marks, Jr., and R. K. Smith , 2013: Comments on "Symmetric and Asymmetric Structures of Hurricane Boundary Layer in Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Models and Observations". J. Atmos. Sci., submitted.

  2. Montgomery, M. T., J. A. Zhang, and R. K. Smith, 2013: An analysis of the observed low-level structure of rapidly intensifying and mature Hurricane Earl (2010). Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., In press.

  3. Li, X., W. Zheng, X. Yang, J. A. Zhang, W. G. Pichel, and Z. Li, 2013: Coexistence of atmospheric gravity waves and boundary layer rolls observed by SAR. J. Atmos. Sci., in press.

  4. Byrne, D., and J.A. Zhang 2013: Height dependent transition from three- to two-dimentional turbulence in the hurricane boundary layer. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, p.1-4,doi:10.1002/grl.50335.

  5. Ming, J., J.A. Zhang, R.F. Rogers, F.D. Marks, Y. Wang, and N. Cai, 2013: An observational study of the atmospheric boundary layer structure during landfall of Typhoon Marokot (2009), J. Atmos. Sci., submitted.

  6. Zhang, B., W. Perrie, J.A. Zhang, E.W. Uhlhorn, and Y. He, 2013: High-resolution hurricane vector wind from wide-swath SAR observations. Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted.

  7. Zhang, J.A., R.F. Rogers, P. Reasor, E.W. Uhlhorn, and F.D. Marks, 2013: Asymmetric hurricane boundary layer structure from dropsonde composites in relation to the environmental vertical wind shear. Mon. Wea. Rev., in press.

  8. Shpund, J., J.A. Zhang, M. Pinsky, and A. Khain, 2013: Microphysical Structure of the Marine Atmospheric Mixed Layer under Strong Wind and Sea-Spray Formation as seen from a 2-D Explicit Microphysical Model. Part III: Height Dependent Sea-Spray Droplet Size Distribution Parameterization. J. Atmos. Sci., in press.

  9. Gopalakrishnan, S. G., F. Marks, Jr, J. A. Zhang, X. Zhang, J. Bao, and V. Tallapragada, 2013: A study of the impacts of vertical diffusion on the structure and intensity of the tropical cyclones using the high resolution HWRF system. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 524-541.

  10. Li, X., J. A. Zhang, X. Yang, W. G. Pichel, M. DeMaria, D. Long, and Z. Li, 2013: Tropical cyclone morphology from spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 215-230.

  11. Rogers, R., S. Aberson, A. Aksoy, B. Annane, M. Black, J. Cione, N. Dorst, J. Dunion, J. Gamache, S. Goldenberg, S. Gopalakrishnan, J. Kaplan, B. Klotz, S. Lorsolo, F. Marks, S. Murillo, M. Powell, P. Reasor, K. Sellwood, E. Uhlhorn, T. Vukicevic, J.A. Zhang, and X. Zhang, 2013: NOAA's Hurricane Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX): A Progress Report Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 859-882.

  12. Cione, J. J., E. A. Kalina, J. A. Zhang, and E. W. Uhlhorn, 2013: Observations of air-sea interaction and intensity change in hurricanes. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2368-2382.

  13. Shpund, J., J. A. Zhang, M. Pinsky, and A. Khain, 2012: Microphysical structure of the marine atmospheric mixed layer under strong wind and sea spray formation as seen from a 2-D Explicit Microphysical Model. Part II: the effect of sea spray. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 3501-3514.

  14. Zhang, J.A., S.G. Gopalakrishnan, F.D. Marks, R.F. Rogers, and V. Tallapragada, 2012: A developmental framework for improving hurricane model physical parameterization using aircraft observations. Trop. Cycl. Res. Rev., 1 (4):419-429, doi:10.6057/2012TCRR04.01.

  15. Zhang, J. A., and W. M. Drennan, 2012: An observational study of vertical eddy diffusivity in the hurricane boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 3223-3226.

  16. Zhang, J. A., and E. W. Uhlhorn, 2012: Hurricane sea-surface inflow angle and an observation-based parametric model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 3587-3605.

  17. Zhang, J. A., and M. T. Montgomery, 2012: Observational estimates of the horizontal eddy diffusivity and mixing length in the low-level region of intense hurricanes. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 1306-1316.

  18. Zhang, J. A., P. Zhu, F. J. Masters, R. F. Rogers, and F. D. Marks, 2011: On momentum transport and dissipative heating during hurricane landfalls. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1397-1404.

  19. Zhang, J. A., R. F. Rogers, D. S. Nolan, and F. D. Marks, 2011: On the characteristic height scales of the hurricane boundary layer. Mon. Wea. Rev., 2523-2535.

  20. Zhang, J. A., F. D. Marks, M. T. Montgomery, and S. Lorsolo, 2011: An Estimation of Turbulent Characteristics in the Low-Level Region of Intense Hurricanes Allen (1980) and Hugo (1989). Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 1447-1462.

  21. Zhu, P, J. A. Zhang, F. J. Masters, 2010: Wavelet analysis of turbulence under hurricane landfalls. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3793-3805.

  22. Haus, B., D. Jeong, M. A. Donelan, J. A. Zhang, and I. Savelyev, 2010: The relative rates of air-sea heat transfer and frictional drag in very high winds. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, doi:10.1029/2009GL042206.

  23. Lorsolo, S., J. A. Zhang, F. D. Marks, and J. Gamache, 2010: Estimation and mapping of hurricane turbulent energy using airborne Doppler measurements. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3656-3670.

  24. Zhang, J. A., 2010: Estimation of dissipative heating using low-level in-situ aircraft observations in the hurricane boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 1853-1862.

  25. Zhang, J. A., 2010: Spectra characteristics of turbulence in the hurricane boundary layer. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., DOI:10.1002/qj.610.

  26. Nolan, S. D., J. A. Zhang and D. P. Stern, 2009: Validation and comparisons of planetary boundary layer parameterizations in Tropical Cyclones by Comparison of in-situ observations and high-resolution simulations of hurricane Isabel (2003). Part I: Initialization, track and intensity, and the outer core boundary layer. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3651–3674.

  27. Nolan, S. D., D. P. Stern, and J. A. Zhang, 2009: Validation and comparisons of planetary boundary layer parameterizations in Tropical Cyclones by Comparison of in-situ observations and high-resolution simulations of hurricane Isabel (2003). Part II: Inner core boundary layer and eyewall structure. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3675–3698.

  28. Zhang, J. A., W. M. Drennan, P. G. Black, and J. R. French, 2009: Turbulence structure of the hurricane boundary layer between the outer rain bands. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2455-2467.

  29. Zhang, J. A., P. G. Black, J. R. French, and W. M. Drennan, 2008: First direct measurements of enthalpy flux in the hurricane boundary layer: The CBLAST results. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(11):L14813, doi:10.1029/2008GL034374.

  30. Zhang, J. A., K. B. Katsaros, P. G. Black, S. Lehner, J. R. French, and W. M. Drennan, 2008: Effects of roll vortices on turbulent fluxes in the hurricane boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 128(2), 173-189.

  31. Black, P. G., E. A. D’Asaro, W. M. Drennan, J. R. French, P. P. Niiler, T. B. Sanford, E. J. Terrill, E. J. Walsh, and J. A. Zhang, 2007: Air-Sea Exchange in Hurricanes: Synthesis of Observations from the Coupled Boundary Layer Air-Sea Transfer Experiment. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 88, 357-374.

  32. Drennan, W. M., J. A. Zhang, J. R. French, and P. G. Black, 2007: Turbulent Fluxes in the Hurricane Boundary Layer, II. Latent Heat Flux. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1103-1115.

  33. French, J. R., W. M. Drennan, J. A. Zhang, and P. G. Black, 2007: Turbulent Fluxes in the Hurricane Boundary Layer, I. Momentum Flux. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1089-1102.

  34. Wang, Ji, Yujun Liu, Zhuoshang Ji, Yanping Deng, Peijun Guo, Shiliang Jin, and Jun Zhang 2006: A Comprehensive Line-Heating Process for Automatic Formation of Double-Curved Plates. Selected Papers of Chin. Soc. Naval Architect. Marine Engin., Shipbuild. China, 17 180-189.

  35. Wang, Ji, Yujun Liu, Zhuoshang Ji, Yanping Deng, and Jun Zhang 2006: Effective Algorithims for Inspection and Reforming of Double-Curved Plates. J. Ship Prod., 22(1), 41-47.

  36. Wang, Ji, Yujun Liu, Zhuoshang Ji, Yanping Deng, and Jun Zhang 2006: Forced convection boundary condition for subcooled water in the simulation of line heating process. J. Harbin Engin. Univ., 27(2), 166-171.

  37. Liu Yujun, Tao Chen, Jun Zhang, and Yanping Deng 2004: Mathematical Modles for Dead Load Forming of Hull Saddle Shaped Steel Plates. Shipbuild. China, 45(2), 73-80.