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Zhuo Wang



Dr. Zhuo Wang's research interests are primarily in the fields of tropical meteorology and climate dynamics, including tropical cyclones, intraseasonal variability, tropical-extratropical interaction, subseasonal to decadal prediction and predictability, and extreme events. Her research objective is to better understand the fundamental dynamics and physics governing atmospheric motions and to improve the prediction skills.


  • Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Hawaii, 2004
  • M.S. Meteorology, University of Hawaii, 2000
  • B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, 1997

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Recent Publications

Chang, C. C., Wang, Z., Ting, M., & Ming, Z. (2023). Summertime Subtropical Stationary Waves in the Northern Hemisphere: Variability, Forcing Mechanisms, and Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Activity. Journal of Climate, 36(3), 753-773.

Findell, K. L., Sutton, R., Caltabiano, N., Brookshaw, A., Heimbach, P., Kimoto, M., Osprey, S., Smith, D., Risbey, J. S., Wang, Z., Cheng, L., Diaz, L. B., Donat, M. G., Ek, M., Lee, J. Y., Minobe, S., Rusticucci, M., Vitart, F., & Wang, L. (2023). Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change A World Climate Research Programme Call to Action. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104(1), E325-E339.

Qi, Y., Zhang, R., & Wang, Z. (Accepted/In press). Large-scale background and role of quasi-biweekly moisture transport in the extreme Yangtze River rainfall in summer 2020. Climate Dynamics, 61(7-8), 3721-3736.

Boyd, K., Wang, Z., & Walsh, JE. (2022). A Genesis Potential Index for Polar Lows. Journal of Climate, 35(24), 4291-4302.

Chang, C. C., Wang, Z., Walsh, J., & STOLL, PATRICK. J. (2022). Modulation of North Atlantic Polar Low Activity and Associated Flow Patterns by Sudden Stratospheric Warmings. Journal of Climate, 35(13), 4013-4026.

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