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Dr. Xuejin Zhang
Information Technology Specialist
Hurricane Research Division
phone: 305-361-4558
fax: 305-361-4402

NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Professional Interests

Dr. Zhang is an associate scientist employed in AOML's Hurricane Research Division and the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), a cooperative institute of NOAA's AOML, at the University of Miami. His primary research interest is numerical model development and application. He studies tropical cyclone forecast and simulation, land-air-sea interaction, regional climate, data quality control and homogenization, and parallel computing during his more than two-decade career. His expertises are on numerical algorithm, atmospheric dynamics, and model initialization.

Dr. Zhang received a B.S. in Climatology from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, now known as Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, in China (1991), M.S. in Synoptic Dynamics from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (1996), and Ph.D. in Atmosheric Science from the North Carolina State University (2007). He is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Current Research Projects

    Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

    1. Alaka, G.J. Jr., X. Zhang, and S.G. Gopalakrishnan. High-definition hurricanes: Improving forecasts with storm-following nests. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103(3):E680-E703, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0134.1 2022
    2. Hazelton, A., K. Gao, M. Bender, L. Cowan, G.J. Alaka Jr., A. Kaltenbaugh, L. Gramer, X. Zhang, L. Harris, T. Marchok, M. Morin, A. Mehra, Z. Zhang, B. Liu, and F. Marks. Performance of 2020 real-time Atlantic hurricane forecasts from high-resolution global-nested hurricane models: HAFS-globalnest and GFDL T-SHiELD. Weather and Forecasting, 37(1):143-161, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-21-0102.1 2022
    3. Hazelton, A., Z. Zhang, B. Liu, J. Dong, G. Alaka, W. Wang, T. Matchok, A. Menra, S. Gopalakrishnan, X. Zhang, M. Bender, V. Tallapragada, and F. Marks. 2019 Atlantic hurricane forecasts from the Global-Nested Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS): Composite statistics and key events. Weather and Forecasting, 36(2):519-538, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-20-0044.1 2021

        Awards and Honors

        2013NOAA Team Member of the Month (May 2013)NOAA
        2012Certificate of AppreciationAOML
        2009Certificate of MeritAOML
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