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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 in the upper ocean 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 and their impacts on marine ecosystem dynamics. 

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

1, Upper Ocean Physics

2, Physical Influences On Marine Ecosystem Dynamics

3, Interactions Between Deep Ocean and Shallow Waters

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Upper Ocean Dynamics
  • Physical-biological interactions

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

Graduate Program Foundation Areas