My name is Feng Zhu. I like math, science, programming, chess, music, photography, and soccer.
I graduated from UW-Madison with an MS in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in Spring 2016. Now I am a Ph.D. student in Earth Sciences at USC, doing research on paleoclimatology.
When I was in China, I developed a simplified 2-D Cloud Resolving Model from scratch. Modeling atmospheric dynamics is much fun!
The development of cutting-edge numerical methods makes it possible to address analytically unresolvable problems.
"Can a butterfly in Brazil really cause a tornado in Texas?"
Investigating data in the frequency domain gives lots of insights that cannot be seen in the time domain.
Making sense of data.
Given that I like math and Chess, machine learning and AI stuff are automatically interesting to me.
Trying to do really good science with my advisor Prof. Julien Emile-Geay.
I am glad that I did some serious mathematical studies in a very strong math department during my second year at Madison.
Did lots of work in a relatively short time. Thanks to my advisor Dr. Guoqiang Xu and my friends who supported and helped me, I made it!
The place where dream starts.
Developing analysis and visualization Python packages for the climate records over the common era, including correlation analysis, spectral analysis, etc.
Evaluated potential satellite data sets with observation system simulation experiments (OSSEs). Developed a tropical cyclone relocation system to evaluate the impact of relocation on satellite data assimilation.
Developed a new 2D Cloud Resolving Model (CRM). Embedded the 2D CRM into the mesoscale model GRAPES. Realized the ﬁrst case of super-parameterization in China. Evaluated the impact of super-parameterization on cloud fraction simulation over East Asian Monsoon Region.
Evaluated the impact of 3D-VAR assimilation of GPSPW data in the region of Tibetan Plateau on precipitation prediction in the area of Middle and Lower Reaches of Yangtze River.
Teaching lab sections for the course. Duties include mini-lectures, hands-on experiments demo, lab quiz design and grading, course discussion and exam grading, etc.
Feng Zhu, Guoqiang Xu, Xiaohui Zheng, and Yuhong Wang, 2015: Superparameterization in GRAPES: The Construction of SP-GRAPES and Associated Preliminary Results. Journal of Meteorological Research, 29(2), 272-292, doi: 10.1007/s13351-015-4074-2.
Feng Zhu, Guoqiang Xu, Li Li, Xiaohui Zheng, and Shengjun Zhang, 2014: An Assessment of the Impact on Precipitation Prediction in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River Made by Assimilating GPSPW Data in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (in Chinese), 38(1), 171-189, doi: 10.3878/j.issn.1006-9895.2013.13117.
Why Is It Theoretically Possible That An Improved Initial Condition Can Degrade the Forecast in Fraternal-twin OSSEs?
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Awarded by Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
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