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Qiong Zhang

Qiong Zhang

Universitetslektor

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Works at Department of Physical Geography
Telephone 08-16 48 76
Email qiong.zhang@natgeo.su.se
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Room X423
Postal address Inst för naturgeografi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Current position and service

- Senior lecturer in paleoclimate modelling 
- Co-leader of the Bolin centre research area 5
- Coordinating the WG on millennium climate model studies in EC-Earth 
- Subject editor of Tellus B
 
Education
- PhD, Meteorology, Nanjing University, China, 1999
- MS, Meteo., Lanzhou Insitution of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, 1996
- BS, Meteorology, Nanjing Insitution of Meteology, 1993
 
Postdoc experience
- Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing, 1999-2001
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001-2003
 
In 2007 I moved to Sweden as a research scientist in Department of Metrology in Stockholm University, by collaborating with paleo-proxy experts within Bolin Centre, I started my research career in paleoclimate modelling. Within years of communication with multidisciplinary scientists, we have established a climate research group within Bolin Centre involving the paleo-proxy data expert, climatologist, climate modeller, statistician and historian. 

 

Teaching

- Lectures related to climate modelling in several doctoral, master and bachelor courses in Department of Meteorology (MISU) and Department of Physical Geography (NG).

- Developing a new course 'Climate model simulation for past, present and future'. The course intends to teach the students to understand the climate models, know how to design a model experiment and analyze the model output to investigate the climate response. The course is designed for master student, also fit  for PhD students who would like to use the climate model data. We expect the students will be skillful in using the model data on different scientific questions. Any suggestions and comments for the course content are welcome.

Research

Major research: paleoclimate climate modelling with EC-Earth, stable water isotope measurements and modelling
 
- Study regions: 3A (Arctic, Africa and Asia). 
- Climate models: EC-Earth, CESM, CAM3-iso.
- Climate data: instrumental observation, contemporary atmospheric reanalysis, satellite measurements and paleo-proxy reconstructions. 
 
Paleoclimate simulations with EC-Earth
- EC-Earth: a fully coupled high-resolution (~100 km) climate model.
- Avaiblable simulations:
Pre-industrial (1850AD), mid-Holocene (6000 years BP), Last Glacial Maximum (21,000 years BP), Last Inter-Glacial (128,000 years BP),  as well as a set of  ‘Green Sahara’ sensitivity experiments under pre-industrial and mid-Holocene climate conditions.
 
If you are interested to explore your questions by using these simulation data, please contact me. Master students are particular welcome to use the model simulations for your thesis project.
 
Stable water isotope measurements and modelling
Most of the past climate information are obtained from stable water isotopes signals recorded in natural archives such as Greenland and Antarctic ice cores, or speleothem in caves. Now we attempt to combine the modern stable water isotopes measurements from space to ground, together with atmospheric modelling, to further understand the physical processes of hydrological cycle in climate system. This will help us to explain what happened in past as shown in paleo-proxy isotope data.
 
Ongoing research projects
- Greenland in a warming Arctic, VR, 2015–2017, PI.
- Atmospheric modelling using space-based observations of stable water isotopes, Swedish National Space Board, 2012–2015, PI.
- A statistical framework for comparing paleoclimate data and climate models, VR, 2013–2016, Co-I.
 
Current PhD Students (as main-supervisor)
- Abubakr Salih (MISU), defenced on 11 December 2015
 

Last updated: March 23, 2018

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