Res Associate Environ Science, EE Climate Model, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 3-8
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Interested in applications on clouds and renewable energy, Dr. Zhou's current work on evaluating WRF-Solar model using different model configurations is a good start to advance the WRF-Solar for better solar irradiance forecast. He has rich experiences using WRF to conduct simulations at different scales and have accomplished a series of research projects on radiative transfer, clouds and precipitating systems at various stages. These experiences provide him a unique skill set to study the cloud-related processes using numerical modeling approach. Besides research, he has had several enriching experiences in teaching and communication including STRIDE program for example. These experiences helped him to better engage with the research team and colleagues while keeping self-motivated.
- Cloud microphysics and radiative transfer
- Extreme weather events in a changing climate
- Influences of complex terrain on the PBL characteristics and convection
- WRF modeling, climate, and cloud resolving models, large eddy simulation
- Brookhaven National Laboratory: Research Intern, 2017-present
- Stony Brook University, Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, 2018.
- University of Wyoming, M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, 2013.
- Sun Yat-sen University, China, B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, 2008.
- American Meteorology Society
- American Geophysical Union
- Zhou X, Khairoutdinov MF (2017) Changes in Temperature and Precipitation Extremes in Superparameterized CAM in Response to Warmer SSTs. Journal of Climate 30:9827–9845. doi: 10.1175/jcli-d-17-0214.1
- Zhou X, Geerts B (2013) The Influence of Soil Moisture on the Planetary Boundary Layer and on Cumulus Convection over an Isolated Mountain. Part I: Observations. Monthly Weather Review 141:1061–1078. doi: 10.1175/mwr-d-12-00150.1
- Winner of the 1st STRIDE data visualization competition, 2017, Stony Brook University
- Professor Xiangding Wu Memorial Award, 2013-2014, SoMAS, Stony Brook University