Faculty

Jian Zhao

Assistant Professor
Faculty
Jian Zhao
Assistant Professor
Horn Point Laboratory

Bio

I am a physical oceanographer seeking to understand multi-scale oceanic processes and their roles in the global climate system. My approach is observational, using both traditional and modern innovative instrument platforms – such as autonomous underwater vehicle– coupled with numerical modeling, to explore fundamental physical processes. 

My previous and current studies are primarily centered on the following topics:

1, interactions between deep ocean and shallow waters.

2, Mesoscale and sub-mesoscale processes and their influences on the biogeochemistry.

3, Abyssal circulation and its role in climate change.

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Mesoscale and sub-mesoscale processes and their influences on the biogeochemistry
  • Ocean's role in climate
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Education

  • University of Miami, 2014, Ph.D., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
  • Ocean University of China, 2010, M.S., Physical Oceanography
  • Ocean University of China, 2008, B.S., Marine Science