Prof. Wen ZHOU

Education
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong
Staff title
Professor

Research Projects:

  • The project is called “Joint Probability Analysis of Extreme Water Level and Extreme Wave Condition” (CEDD Project number #9211193) (HKD 728,000.00) 2020, 01-12
  • “Observed trends and future changes in the intensity, frequency, and duration of very hot weather in Hong Kong,” RGC General Research Fund 11306417 (GRF) (314,900.00HKD)  2018-2020
  • “Biases of North Atlantic storm track and Ural blocking influence on East Asian winter monsoon projection,” RGC General Research Fund 11335316 (GRF) (540,824.00HKD)   2017-2019
  • “ENSO amplification of summer heat waves in South China,” National Nature Science Foundation of China Grant 41675062 (710,000.00RMB), 2017-2020
  • “Teleconnections and future changes in the East Asian winter monsoon under Arctic amplification,” RGC General Research Fund (GRF) 11305715 (591,152HKD), 2016- 2018
  • “Relationship between moisture budget over East Asia-Western North Pacific and two types of  ENSO cycle and its decadal variation,” National Natural Science Foundation of China  Grant 41375096 (900,000RMB), 2014-2017
  • “Response of East Asian monsoon and climate to tropical anomalies in a GCM with nudging,” France/HK Joint Research Scheme (FR/HKJRS) 9052010 (61,200HKD), 2013-2014
  • “The decadal variability of persistent drought over South China and its association with water vapor transport anomalies,” matching for PRC Grants (MFPRC) 9680018 (157,440HKD), 2012/1-2014/12
  • “Decadal variability of persistent drought in South China and its association with water vapor transport anomalies,” National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant 41175079 (640,000RMB), 2012/1-2015/12
  • “Downscaling projection of Macao climate extreme,” Macao government project 9231048 (900,000HKD), 2012/9-2014/8
  • “Characteristics of blocking events over Siberia for the present and future climate conditions, and the implications for the regional climate in South China,” RGC General Research Fund (GRF) 104410 (9041548) (582,540HKD), 2010/7-2014/3
  • “Analysis of the characteristics of blocking events over Siberia for present and future climate conditions and its implication for the regional climate over Southeast Asia,” Germany/HK Joint Research Scheme (Ger/HKJRS) 9053005 (59,200HKD), 2010/1-2011/12
  • “The impacts of South China monsoon climate variability and El Niño on Hong Kong air quality” HK government ECF Grant 9211008 (249,880HKD), 2008/4-2010/4
  • “Interdecadal variability of East Asian monsoon and ENSO,” National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant 40675051 (360,000RMB), 2007/01-2009/12
Other Information

Awards

  • 2008: Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • 2006: K C Wong Research Fellowship

Publications

I. Books / Book Chapters

  • Zheng, C. W., Z. N. Xiao, W. Zhou, X. B. Chen, and X. Chen, 2017: The Maritime Silk Road: A Great Peaceful Way Forward. ISSN 2365-7677 e-ISSN 2365-7685, Springer Oceanography, ISBN 978-981-10-7976-4 e-ISBN 978-981-10-7977-1 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7977-1
  • Wang, D. X., X. Wang, W. Zhou, and C. Y. Li, 2014: Comparisons of Two Types of El Niño Impacts on TC Genesis over the South China Sea. January 2014. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40695-9_17. In book: Typhoon Impact and Crisis Management, pp. 351-359

II. SCI papers

2019

  • Zhang, Y., W. Zhou*, and Y. T. Leung, 2019: Phase relationship between summer and winter monsoons over the South China Sea: Indian Ocean and ENSO forcing. Dyn. 52, 5229-5248.
  • Zhang, Y., W. Zhou*, Eric C.H. Chow, and Y. T. Leung, 2019: Delayed impacts of the IOD: cross-seasonal relationships between the IOD, Tibetan Plateau snow, and summer precipitation over the Yangtze–Huaihe River region. Climate Dynamics, 53, 4077-4093.
  • Xiao, F. A., D.X. Wang, L. Zeng, Q.‑Y. Liu, and W. Zhou, 2019: Contrasting changes in the sea surface temperature and upper ocean heat content in the South China Sea during recent decades. Climate Dynamics, 50, 115-128.   
  • Chow CH, M. Wen, L. Li, YT Leung, K Y Cheung, and W. Zhou*, 2019: Assessment of the environmental and societal impacts of Super typhoon Hato. Atmosphere, 10(6), 296.
  • Abolude, A. T., and W. Zhou*, 2019: A comparative computational fluid dynamic study on the effects of terrain type on hub-heightwind aerodynamic properties . IEEE Energies, 12(1), 83.
  • Abolude, A. T., and W. Zhou*, 2019: Assessment and performance evaluation of a wind turbine power output. IEEE Energies, 11(8), [1992]. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11081992.
  • Leung YT, W Zhou*, KY Cheung, HN Gong, and Y Zhang, 2019: Enhancement of lower tropospheric winter synoptic temperature variations in the Southwest China and the northern Indochina Peninsula after 2010. Climate Dynamics, In press.
  • Li, Y. , S. Yang, Y. Deng, X. Hu, M. Cai, and W. Zhou, 2019: Detection and attribution of upper-tropospheric warming over the tropical western Pacific. Climate Dynamics, In press.
  • Wei, W., Y. Wu, S. Yang , and W. Zhou, 2019: Role of the South Asian High in the onset process of the Asian summer monsoon during spring-to-summer transition, Atmosphere, 10(5), 239
  • Qiu S., and W. Zhou, 2019: Variation in summer rainfall over the Yangtze river region during warming and hiatus periods. Atmosphere, 10(4), 173
  • Gong, H. N, W. Zhou*, W. Chen, L. Wang, Y. T. Leung, K. Y. Cheung, and Y. Zhang, 2019: Modulation of the southern indian Ocean dipole on the impact of El Niño–Southern Oscillation on Australian summer rainfall . J. Climatol., 39, 2484-2490.
  • Zhang, Z.X, W. Zhou, and L. Yang, 2019: Analysis of dust wet deposition in the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphee. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health. 12, 217-227.
  • Akinsanola, A. A., and W. Zhou*, 2019: Projection of West African summer monsoon rainfall extremes from two CORDEX models. Climate Dynamic,52, 2017-2028.  
  • Akinsanola, A. A., and W. Zhou*, 2019: Ensemble-based CMIP5 simulations of West African summer monsoon rainfall: Current climate and future changes. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 136. 1021-1031.   
  • Akinsanola, A. A., and W. Zhou*, 2019: Dynamic and thermodynamic factors controlling increasing summer monsoon rainfall over the West African Sahel. Climate Dynamics, 52, 4501-4514. doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4394-x.

2018

  • Gong N., L. Wang, W. Zhou, W. Chen, R.G.Wu, L.Liu, D. Nath, M. Y. T. Leung, 2018: Revisiting the Northern Mode of East Asian Winter Monsoon Variation and Its Response to Global Warming. J. Climate. 31, 9001-9014.
  • Chow, C. H., C. Y. Li, and W. Zhou*, 2018: Influence of tropical cyclones on Hong Kong air quality. Atmos. Sci., 35, 1177-1188. [Impact factor: 1.63; Journal ranking: 50/95 (Atmospheric Science); Citations: 3; 2016 Scopus]
  • Wang, L., G. Huang, W. Chen, and W. Zhou, 2018: Towards a theoretical understanding of multiscalar drought indices based on the relationship between precipitation and standardized precipitation index. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. doi:10.1007/s00704-018-2578-2  
  • Leung, Y. T., and W. Zhou*, 2018: Circumglobal teleconnection and eddy control of variation in summer precipitation over Northwest China. Climate Dynamics, 51, 1351-1362.
  • Leung, Y. T., S. Qiu, and W. Zhou*, 2018: Modulations of rising motion and moisture on summer precipitation over the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River region. Climate Dynamics. 51, 4259-4269.  
  • Gong N., L. Wang, W. Zhou, W. Chen, R.G.Wu, L.Liu, D. Nath, M. Y. T. Leung, 2018: Revisiting the Northern Mode of East Asian Winter Monsoon Variation and Its Response to Global Warming. J. Climate. 31, 9001-9014.
  • Qian, C., W. Zhou, X.-Q. Yang, and J. C. L. Chan, 2018: Statistical prediction of non-Gaussian climate extremes in urban areas based on the first-order difference method. J. Climatol., 38, 2889-2898.
  • Leung, Y. T., W. Zhou*, M. Shun, and P. W. Chan, 2018: Large-scale circulation control of the occurrence of low-level turbulence at HKIA. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 35, 435-444.
  • Wang, L., G. Huang, W. Chen, W. Zhou, and W. Q. Wang, 2018: Wet-to-dry shift over Southwest China in 1994 tied to the warming of tropical warm pool. Climate Dynamics, 51, 3111-3123. doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4068-8.
  • Li, C. Y., and W. Zhou*, 2018: Revisiting the intraseasonal, interannual, and interdecadal variability of tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters. doi:10.1080/16742834.2018.1459460. (SCIE)
  • Cheung, H. N., N. Keenleyside, N.-E. Omrani, and W. Zhou, 2018: Remarkable link between projected uncertainties of Arctic sea ice decline and winter Eurasian climate. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 35, 38-51.
  • Xiao, F. A., L. L. Zeng, Q.‑ Liu, W. Zhou, and D. X. Wang, 2018: Extreme subsurface warm events in the South China Sea during 1998/99 and 2006/07: Observations and mechanisms. Climate Dynamics, 50, 115-128.  
  • Li, , J. Chen, X. Wang, X. Luo, D. Yang, W. Zhou, Y. Tan, and H. Yan, 2018: Remote impact of North Atlantic sea surface temperature on rainfall in southwestern China during boreal spring. Climate Dynamics, 50, 541-553.
  • Chen, J. P., X. Wang, W. Zhou, C. Z. Wang, Q. Xie, G. Li, and S. Chen, 2018: Unusual rainfall in Southern China in decaying August during extreme El Niño 2015/16: Role of the western Indian Ocean and north tropical Atlantic SST. Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0827.1.

2017

  • Abolude, A. T., W. Zhou*, and Y. T. Leung, 2017: Regional impact assessment of monsoon variability on wind power availability and optimization in Asia. Atmosphere, 8, 219.
  • Chen, J., X. Wang, W. Zhou, and Z. Wen, 2017: Interdecadal change in the summer SST-precipitation relationship around the late 1990s over the South China Sea. Climate Dynamics, 51, 2229-2246. doi:10.1007/s00382-017-4009-y (In press).
  • Lin, X. B., P. Wen, W. Zhou, and R. G. Wu, 2017: Effects of tropical cyclone activity on the boundary moisture budget over eastern China monsoon region. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 34, 700-712.
  • Li, C. Y., W. Zhou*, C. M. Shun, and T. C. Lee, 2017: Change in destructiveness of landfalling tropical cyclones over China in recent decades. Climate, 30, 3367-3379.  
  • Zhang, Z. X., W. Zhou, M. Wenig, and L. G. Yang, 2017: Impact of long-range desert dust transport on coastal East Asia: Analysis of urban dust concentration and wet deposition with model simulation. Air Qual. Atmos. Health, 10, 325-337.
  • Wang, W. W., and W. Zhou*, 2017: Statistical modeling and trend detection of extreme sea level records in the Pearl River Estuary. Atmos. Sci., 34, 383-396.
  • Li, X. Z., Y. Q. Chen, and W. Zhou, 2017: Response of winter moisture circulation to the India-Burma trough and its modulation by the South Asian waveguide. Climate, 30, 1197-1210.  
  • Leung, Y. T., H. N. Cheung, and W. Zhou*, 2017: Meridional displacement of the East Asian trough and its response to ENSO forcing. Climate Dynamics, 48, 335-352.
  • Zhang, Z. X., W. Zhou, M. Wenig, and L. Yang, 2017: Impact of long-range desert dust transport on hydrometeor formation over coastal East Asia. Atmos. Sci., 34, 101-105.
  • Zhou, W.*, C. Y. Li, and C. H. Chow, 2017: Intraseasonal variation of visibility in Hong Kong. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 34, 26-38.
  • Zhou, W.*, 2017: Impact of Arctic amplification on East Asian winter climate. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, doi:1080/16742834.2017.1350093. (SCIE)
  • Qiu, S., W. Zhou*, Y. T. Leung, and X. Z. Li, 2017: Regional moisture budget associated with drought/flood events over China. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 4, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40645-017-0148-3 (SCIE)

2016

  • Cheng, H. N., W. Zhou*, Y. T. Leung, C. M. Shun, S. M. Lee, and H. W. Tong, 2016: A strong phase reversal of the Arctic Oscillation in midwinter 2015/16: Role of the stratospheric polar vortex and tropospheric blocking. Geophys. Res. Atmos., doi:10.1002/2016JD025288.
  • Leung, Y. T., and W. Zhou*, 2016: Direct and indirect ENSO modulation of winter temperature over the Asian–Pacific–American region. Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep36356.  
  • Feng, T. X., Q. Yang, W. Zhou, R. H. Huang, L. Wu, and D. J. Yang, 2016: Synoptic-scale waves in sheared background flow over the western North Pacific. Atmos. Sci., 73, 4583-4603. [Impact factor: 3.23; Journal ranking: 19/95 (Atmospheric Science); Citations: 2; 2016 Scopus]
  • Cheung, H. N., and W. Zhou*, 2016: Simple metrics for representing East Asian winter monsoon variability: Ural blocking and western Pacific teleconnection pattern. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 33, 695-705.
  • Wang, W. W., W. Zhou*, and E. Y. Y. Ng, 2016: Urban heat islands in Hong Kong: Statistical modeling and trend detection. Natural Hazards, 83, 885-907.
  • Li, X. Z., W. Zhou*, and Y. Q. Chen, 2016: Detecting the origins of moisture over Southeast China: Seasonal variation and extreme rainfall. Atmos. Sci., 33, 319-329.
  • Wang, L., W. Chen, W. Zhou, and G. Huang, 2016: Understanding and detecting super-extreme droughts in southwest China through an integrated approach and index. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142, 529-535.
  • Li, X. Z., and W. Zhou*, 2016: Modulation of the interannual variation of the India-Burma trough on the winter moisture supply over southwest China. Climate Dynamics, 46, 147-158. doi:1007/s00382-015-2575-4.
  • Leung, Y. T., and W. Zhou*, 2016: Eddy contributions at multiple timescales to the evolution of persistent anomalous East Asian trough. Climate Dynamics, 46, 2287-2303.
  • Wang, W. W., W. Zhou*, X. Z. Li, X. Wang, and D. X. Wang, 2016: Synoptic-scale characteristics and atmospheric controls of summer heat waves in China. Climate Dynamics, 46, 2923-2941. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2741-8.
  • Wang, L., G. Huang, W. Zhou, and W. Chen, 2016: Historical change and future scenarios of sea level rise in Macau and the adjacent waters. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 33, 462-475.  

2015

  • Li C. Y. and Zhou W. (2015): Multiscale control of summertime persistent heavy precipitation events over South China in association with synoptic, intraseasonal, and low-frequency background. Climate Dynamics, 45, 1043-1057. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2347-6  
  • Leung Y. T., Cheung H. N. and Zhou W. (2015): Energetics and dynamics associated with two typical mobile trough pathways over East Asia in boreal winter. Climate Dynamics, 44, 1611-1626. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2355-6  
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W. and Huang G. (2015): Teleconnected influence of tropical Northwest Pacific Sea surface temperature on interannual variability of autumn precipitation in Southwest China. Climate Dynamics, 45, 2527-2539. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2490-8 .
  • Qian C., Zhou W., Fong S. K. and Leong K. C. (2015): Two approaches for statistical prediction of non-Gaussian climate extremes: A case study of Macao hot extremes during 1912-2012. Journal of Climate, 28,623-636. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00159.1 
  • Ye K. H., Tam C.-Y., Zhou W. and Sohn S.-J. (2015): Seasonal prediction of June rainfall over South China: Model assessment and statistical downscaling. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32, 680-689. doi:10.1007/s00376-014-4047-x.
  • Leung Y. T. and Zhou W. (2015): Vertical structure, physical properties and energy exchange of the East Asian trough in boreal winter. Climate Dynamics, 45, 1635-1656. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2419-7.
  • Leung Y. T. and Zhou W. (2015): Variation of circulation and East Asian climate associated with anomalous strength and displacement of the East Asian trough. Climate Dynamics, 45, 2713-2732. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2504-6. 
  • Li C. Y. and Zhou W. (2015): Interdecadal changes in summertime tropical cyclone precipitation over Southeast China during 1960-2009. Journal of Climate, 28, 1494-1509. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00246.1
  • Cheung H. N., Zhou W. , Lee S. M. and Tong H. W. (2015): Interannual and interdecadal variability of the number of cold days in Hong Kong and their relationship with large-scale circulation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 1438-1454. doi 10.1175/MWR-D-14-00335.1
  • Cheung H. N. and Zhou W. (2015): Implications of Ural blocking for East Asian winter climate in the CMIP5 models. Part I: Biases in the historical scenario. Journal of Climate, 28, 2203-2216. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00308.1
  • Cheung H. N. and Zhou W. (2015): Implications of Ural blocking for East Asian winter climate in the CMIP5 models. Part II: Projection and uncertainty in future climate conditions. Journal of Climate, 28, 2217-2233. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00309.1  
  • Xia J. J., Yan Z. W., Jia G. S., Zeng H. Q., Joes P., Zhou W. and Zhang A. Z. (2015): Projections of advance the start of growing season during the 21st century based on CMIP5 simulations. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32, 831-838.  doi:10.1007/s00376-014-4125-0.
  • Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Lee T. C. (2015): Climatological characteristics and observed trends of tropical cyclone-induced rainfall and their influences on the long-term rainfall variations in Hong Kong. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 2192-2206. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00332.1
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W., and Huang G. (2015): Drought in Southwest China: A review. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 8, 339-344. DOI: 10.3878/AOSL20150043.
  • Li X. Z., Zhou W. and Chen Y. Q. (2015): Assessment of regional drought trend and risk over China: A drought climate division perspective. Journal of Climate. 28, 7025-7037.
  • Wang, W. W., Zhou W., Fong S. K., Leong K. C., Tang I. M., Chang S. W., and Leong W. K.(2015): Extreme rainfall and summer heat waves in Macao based on statistical theory of extreme values. Climate Research. 66, 91-101.
  • Xia J. J., Yan Z. W., Zhou W.,  Fong S. K., Leong K. C., Tang I. M., Chang S. W., Leong W. K. and Jin S. F. (2015): Projection of the Pearl River Delta's potential submerged area due to sea level rise during the 21st century based on CMIP5 simulations.  Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 34, 78-84.

2014

  • Wang W.W., Zhou W. and Chen D.L.(2014): Summer high temperature extremes in southeast China: Bonding with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and East Asian summer monsoon coupled system. Journal of Climate, 27, 4122-4138.
  • Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2014): Interdecadal change in South China Sea tropical cyclone frequency in association with zonal sea surface temperature gradient. Journal of Climate, 27, 5468-5480.
  • Wang L., Chen W. and Zhou W. (2014): Assessment of future drought in Southwest China based on CMIP5 multimodel projections. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31, 1035-1050.
  • Liu Y.Y., Wang L., Zhou W. and Chen W. (2014): Three Eurasian teleconnection patterns: Spatial structures, temporal variability, and associated winter climate anomalies. Climate Dynamics, 42, 2817-2839.
  • Song J., Li C. Y., and Zhou W. (2014): High and low latitude types of the downstream influences of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Climate Dynamics, 42, 1097-1111, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1844-3.
  • Qu X., G. Huang G., and Zhou W. (2014): Consistent responses of East Asian summer mean rainfall to global warming in CMIP5 simulations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 117, 123-131. doi:10.1007/s00704-013-0995-9.
  • Wang W. W., Zhou W., Li Y., Wang X. and Wang D. X. (2014): Statistical modeling and CMIP5 simulations of hot spell changes in China. Clim. Dyn., 44, 2859-2872. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2287-1
  • Li X.Z., Zhou W., Chen D.L., Li C. Y. and Song J. (2014): Water vapor transport and moisture budget over Eastern China: Remote forcing from the two types of El Niño. Journal of Climate, 27, 8778-8792.
  • Ling J., Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Jia X.L.(2014): To begin or not to begin? A case study on the MJO initiation problem. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 115, 231-241, doi:10.1007/s00704-013-0889-x.
  • Zhang Z. X., Wenig M., Zhou W., Diehl T., Chan K.-L., and Wang L. N. (2014): The contribution of different aerosol sources to the aerosol optical depth in Hong Kong.  Atmospheric Environment. 83, 145-154. 
  • Wang X., Zhou W., Li C.Y. and Wang D.X. (2014): Comparison of the impact of two types of El Niño on tropical cyclone genesis over the South China Sea. International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.3865.  
  • Li C.Y., Zhou W. and T. Li (2014): Influences of the Pacific-Japan teleconnection pattern on synoptic-scale variability in the western North Pacific. Journal of Climate. 27,140-154 .

2013

  • Li X.Z., Zhou W., Li C. Y. and J. Song (2013): Comparison of the annual cycles of moisture supply over southwest and southeast China. Journal of Climate. 26, 10139-10158.
  • Qu X., Huang G., and Zhou W. (2013): Consistent responses of East Asian summer mean rainfall to global warming in CMIP5 simulations.  Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Doi 10.1007/s00704-013-0995-9.
  • Wang W.W., Zhou W., Wang X., Fong S.K., Leung K. C. (2013): Summer high temperature extremes in southeast China associated with the East Asian jet stream and circumglobal teleconnection. J. Geophys. Res. 118, 8306–8319, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50633.
  • Ling J., Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Jia X. L. (2013): To begin or not to begin? A case study on the MJO initiation problem. Theor. Appl. Climatol., doi: 10.1007/s00704-013-0889-x.
  • Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2013): Modulation of Western North Pacific tropical cyclone activities by the ISO. Part Ⅰ: Genesis and intensity. Journal of Climate, 26, 2904-2918.   
  • Li C.Y, and Zhou W. (2013): Modulation of Western North Pacific tropical cyclone activities by the ISO. Part Ⅱ: Tracks and landfalls. Journal of Climate. 26, 2919-2930.   
  • Ling J, Li C. Y., Zhou W., Jia X. L. and Zhang C. D. (2013): Effect of boundary layer latent heating on MJO simulations. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 101-115.
  • Wang X., Zhou W., Wang D.X. and Wang C.Z (2013): The impacts of the summer Asian jet stream biases on surface air temperature in mid-eastern China in IPCC AR4 models, Int. J. Climatol., 14, 107-111, doi: 10.1002/joc.3419. 
  • Cheung H. N., Zhou W., Mok H. Y.,Wu M. C., and Shao Y. (2013): Revisiting the climatology of atmospheric blocking in the northern hemisphere. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 397–410, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2006-y.
  • Kim J.-S., Zhou W., Cheung H. N., and Chow C. H. (2013): Variability and risk analysis of Hong Kong air-quality based on Monsoon and El Niño conditions. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 280-290, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2074-z.
  • Cheung H.N., Zhou W., Shao Y. P., Chen W., Mok H.Y., and Wu M.C. (2013): Observational climatology and Characteristics of wintertime atmospheric blocking over Ural-Siberia. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1587-6.  
  • Zhou Q., Chen W. and Zhou W. (2013): Solar cycle modulation of the ENSO impact on the winter climate of East Asia, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50453.
  • Wang X., Wang C.Z., Zhou W., Liu L. and Wang D.X. (2013): Remote influence of North Atlantic SST on the equatorial westerly wind anomalies in the western Pacific for initiating an El Nino event: an Atmospheric General Circulation Model Study. Atmospheric Science Letters. 14, 107-111, doi: 10.1002/asl2.425.
  • Song J, Li, C. Y  and Zhou W. (2013): High and low latitude types of the downstream Influences of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Climate Dynamics. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1844-3.

2012

  • Yuan F., Chen W. and Zhou W. (2012): Analysis of circulation for persistent precipitation over South China in June 2010. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 29, 769-781.
  • Yan. Y. F., Qi. Y.Q. and Zhou W. (2012): Variability of tropical cyclone occurrence date in the South China Sea and its relationship with SST warming. Dynamic of Atmospheres and Oceans, 55-56, 45-59.
  • Cheung H.N., Zhou W., Mok H.Y. and Wu M.C. (2012): Relationship between Ural-Siberian blocking and East Asian winter monsoon in relation to Arctic oscillation and El Niño/Southern Oscillation, Journal of Climate. Doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00225.1.
  • Li C. Y., Zhou W., Chan J.C .L. and Huang P. (2012): Asymmetric modulation of the Western North Pacific cyclogenesis by the Madden-Julian Oscillation under ENSO conditions . Journal of Climate. Doi : 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00337.1.
  • Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2012): Changes in western Pacific tropical cyclones associated with the El Nino-southern oscillation cycle. Journal of Climate. Doi : 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00430.1.
  • Li X.Z. and Zhou W. (2012): Quasi-four-year coupling between El Niño-Southern Oscillation and water vapor transport over East Asia-WNP, Journal of Climate. Doi : 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00433.1.
  • Wu Q.Z., Wang Z.F., Chen H.S., Zhou W. and Wenig M. (2012): An evaluation of air quality modeling over Pearl River Delta during November 2006. Meteorol Atmos Phys. Doi: 10.1007/s00703-011-0179-z.
  • Wang X., Zhou W. , Wang D.X. and Wang C.Z. (2012): The impacts of the summer Asian jet stream biases on surface air temperature in middle eastern China in IPCC AR4 models, Int. J. Climatol. Doi: 10.1002/joc.3419.
  • Chen H.P., Sun J.Q., Chen X.L. and Zhou W. (2012): CGCM projections of heavy rainfall events in China , Int. J. Climatol., 32, 441-450.
  • Wang X., Wang D.X., Zhou W. and Li C.Y. (2012): Interdecadal modulation of the influence of La Nina events on Mei-yu rainfall over the Yangtze River Valley. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences , 29,157-168, doi: 10.1007/s00376-011-1021-8.
  • Wang X., Zhou W. , Li C.Y. and Wang D.X. (2012): Effects of the East Asian summer monsoon on tropical cyclone genesis over the South China Sea on interdecadal timescales, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29, 249-262.
  • Zhou W. , Chen W. and Wang D.X. (2012): The implications of ENSO signal for South China monsoon climate, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. Doi: 10.1080/14634988.2012.652050.
  • Jiang N.B., Cheung K., Luo K.H., Beggs. P. L. and Zhou W. (2012): On two different objective procedures for classifying synoptic weather types over east Australia. Int. J. Climatol . Doi : 10.1002/joc.2373.

2011

  • Li X. Z., Wen Z.P. and Zhou W. (2011): Long-term Change in Summer Water Vapor Transport over South China in Recent Decades. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan , 89A, 271-282.
  • Wang X., Wang C. Z., Zhou W. , Wang D.X. and Song J. (2011): Teleconnected influence of North Atlantic Sea surface temperature on the El Nino onset. Clim Dyn. , 37, 663-676. Doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0833-z.
  • Wang W.W., Wang D.X., Zhou W. , Liu Q.Y., Yu Y.Q. and Li C.Y. (2011): Impact of the South China Sea throughflow on the Pacific low-latitude western boundary current: a numerical study for seasonal and interannual timescales. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences , 28, 1367-1376. Doi: 10.1007/s00376-011-0142-4.
  • Yan Z.W., Xia J.J., Qian C. and Zhou W. (2011): Changes in seasonal cycle and extremes in China during the period 1960-2008. Adv. Atmos. Sci. , 28, 269-283. Doi:10.1007/s00376-010-0006-3.
  • Xia J. J., Yan Z.W. and Zhou W. (2011): Changes in seasonality in China under enhanced atmospheric CO2 concerntration. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters , 4, 12-17.
  • Feng J., Chen W., Tam C.-Y. and Zhou W. (2011): Different impacts of El Niño and El Niño Modoki on China rainfall in the decaying phases. Int. J. Climatol. , 31, 2091-2101.
  • Zhou R.J., Liu P.B., Zhou W. , Cai H.K. and Chen Y.J. (2011): The analysis of quasi-biennial oscillation characteristics of stratospheric aerosol. Chinese Journal of Geophysics , 54, 1174-1181.
  • Zhu Y.L., Wang H.J., Zhou W. and Ma J.H. (2011): Recent changes in the summer precipitation pattern in east China and the background circulation.  Clim Dyn., 36, 1463-1473. Doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0852-9.
  • Wei K., Chen W. and ZhouW. (2011): Changes in the East Asian cold season since 2000, Adv. Atmos. Sci. , 28, 69-79. Doi: 10.1007/s00376-010-9232-y.
  • Song J., Li C.Y., Pan J. and Zhou W. (2011): Climatology of Anticyclonic and Cyclonic Rossby Wave Breaking on the Dynamical Tropopause in the Southern HemisphereJ . Climate , 24,1239-1251.Doi:10.1175/2010JCL13157.1.
  • Song J., Zhou W. , Wang X. and Li C.Y. (2011): Zonal Asymmetry of the Annular Mode and Its Downstream Subtropical Jet: An Idealized Model Study, J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1946-1973, doi:10.1175/2011JAS3656.1.

2010

  • Luo D., Zhou W. and Wei K. (2010): Dynamics of eddy-driven North Atlantic Oscillations in a localized shifting jet: zonal structure and downstream blocking. Clim . Dyn. , 34,73-100, Doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0559-y.
  • Lin Z.D., Lu. R.Y. and Zhou W. (2010): Change in early-summer meridional teleconnection over the western North Pacific and East Asia around the late 1970s.  International Journal of Climatology . 30, 2195-2204. Doi: 10.1002/joc.2038.
  • Liu Q.Y., Wang D.X., Zhou W., Xie Q. and Zhang Y. (2010): Covariationof the Indonesian throughflow and South China Sea throughflow associated with the 1976/1977 regime shift. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27, 87–94.
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W. , Chan J.C.L., Barriopedro D. and Huang R.H.(2010): Effect of the climate shift around mid 1970s on the relationship between wintertime Ural blocking circulation and East Asian climate. I nternational Journal of Climatology , 30, 153-158. Doi:10.1002/joc.1876
  • Wu Q.Z., Wang Z.F., Gbaguidi A., Tang X. and Zhou W. (2010): Numerical Study of the effect of traffic restriction  on air quality in beijing. SOLA, 6A, 17-20.
  • Zhou L.T., Tam F., Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L.(20 10): Influence of South China Sea SST and the ENSO on winter rainfall over South China. Adv. Atmos. Sci. , 27, 832-844. Doi:10.1007/s00376-009-9102-7.
  • Liu Q.Y. and Zhou W. (2010): The relationship between the northwestern Pacific typhoon activity and the upper-ocean heat content at interdecadal time scale. Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 6, 4-8. (in Chinese)
  • Huang J., Wang X., Zhou W. , Wang D.X. and Zhou F. (2010): The Characteristics of Sea Fog with Different Airflow over the Huanghai Sea in boreal spring. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 29, 3-12.
  • Yan Y. F., Qi Y.Q. and Zhou W. (2010): International heat content variability in the South China Sea and its response to ENSO, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans , 50, 400-414. Doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2010.07.002.
  • Wang W.W., Yu Y.Q., Li C., Zhou W. , Liu Q.Y. and Wang D.X. (2010): An investigation of the South China Sea throughflow and its impact on upper layer heat content of the South China Sea using LICOM. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 32, 1-11. (In Chinese)
  • Wang D.X., Zhou W. , Yu X. L., Xie Q. and Wang X. (2010): Marine atmospheric boundary layers associated with summer monsoon onset over the South China Sea in 1998. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sicence letters , 3, 1-8.

2009

  • Li C.Y, Jia X.L., Ling J., Zhou W. and Zhang C.D (2009): Sensitivity of MJO Simulations to Diabatic Heating Profiles.  Clim . Dyn., 32, 167-187.
  • Gu W., Li C. Y., Wang X., Zhou W. and  Li W.J. (2009): Linkage between Mei-yu Precipitation and North Atlantic SST on the decadal timescale. Adv. Atmos. Sci ., 26, 101-108.
  • Song J., Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Pan J. (2009): The linkage between Pacific-North American Teleconnection Pattern and the North Atlantic Oscillation . Adv. Atmos. Sci ., 26, 229-239.
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W. and Huang R.H.(2009): Interannual variations of  East Asian trough axis at 500hPa and its association with the East Asian winter monsoon pathway. J. Climate, 22, 600-614.
  • Tong H.W., Chan J.C.L. and Zhou W. (2009): The Role of MJO and Mid-latitude Fronts in the South China Sea Summer Monsoon Onset.  Clim . Dyn ., 33, 827-841. Doi:10.1007 s00382-008- 0490-7
  • Wang X., Wang D.X. and Zhou W. (2009): Decadal variability of Twentieth-century El Niño and La Niña occurrence from observations and IPCC AR4 coupled models. Geophys.Res.Lett .,  36 , L11701. Doi:10.1029/2009GL037929.
  • Zhou W. , Chan J.C.L., Chen W., Ling J., Pinto J.G. and Shao Y.P. (2009): Synoptic-scale controls of persistent low temperature and icy weather over Southern china in January 2008. Mon. Wea. Rev. , 137, 3978-3991. Doi:10.1175/2009MWR2952.1.
  • Song J., Zhou W. , Li C.Y. and Qi L.X. (2009): Signature of the Antarctic Oscillation in the Northern Hemisphere. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics . 105, 55-67. Doi: 10.1007/s00703-009-0036-5.
  • Gu W. ,  Li C.Y., Li W.J., Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L. (2009): Interdecadal unstationary relationship between NAO and east China's summer precipitation patterns. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L13702. Doi :10.1029 /2009GL038843.
  • Yuan J.N., Zhou W., Huang H.J. and Liao F. (2009): Observational analysis of asymmetric distribution of convection associated with tropical cyclone “CHANCHU” and “PRAPIROON” making landfall along the south china coast. Journal of tropical meteorology. 16, 171-180. (In Chinese)
  • Yan H.M., Zhou W. , Yang H. and Cai Y. (2009): Definition of an East Asian winter monsoon index and its variation characteristics. Transactions of Atmospheric Sciences . 32, 367-376. (In Chinese)
  • Yan H. M., Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2009): Influence of subtropical dipole pattern in Southern Indian Ocean on ENSO event, Chinese Journal of Geophysics , 52, 2436-2449. (In Chinese)

2008

  • Wong L.M., Chan J.C.L. and Zhou W. (2008): A simple empirical model for estimating the intensity change of tropical cyclones after landfall along the South China coast. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology . 47, 326-338. Doi:10.1175/2007JAMC1663.
  • Yuan Y., Zhou W. , Chan J.C.L. and Li C.Y. (2008): Impacts of the basin-wide Indian Ocean SSTA on the South China Sea summer monsoon onset. International Journal of Climatology . 28, 1579-1587. Doi:10.1002/JOC.1671
  • Yuan Y., Yang H., Zhou W. and Li C.Y. (2008): Influences of the Indian Ocean Dipole on the Asian summer monsoon in the following Year. International Journal of Climatology. 28,1849-1859. Doi:10.1002/JOC.167
  • Yuan Y., Zhou W. , Yang H. and Li C.Y. (2008): Warming in the northwestern Indian Ocean Associated with the El Nino Event. Adv. Atmos. Sci.. 25, 246-252.
  • Yuan Y., Chan J.C.L., Zhou W. and Li C.Y. (2008): Decadal and Interannual Variability of the Indian Ocean Dipole.  Adv. Atmos. Sci ., 25, 856-866.
  • Cheng X.H., Qi Y.Q. and Zhou W. (2008): Trends of sea level variations in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool.  Glob. Planet. Change. 63, 57-66.
  • Cheung H.N. and Zhou W. (2008): Interdecadal variation of winter monsoon over South China, HKMetS Bulletin . 18, 49- 60.

2007

  • Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L. (2007): ENSO and South China Sea summer monsoon onset. International Journal of Climatology , 27, 157-167.
  • Zhou W. , Li C.Y. and Wang X. (2007): Possible connection between Pacific oceanic interdecadal pathway and East Asian winter monsoon. Geophys.Res.Lett ., 34, L01701. Doi:  10.1029/2006GL027809.
  • Wang X., Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2007): Interdecadal mode and its propagating characteristics of SSTA in the South Pacific.  Meteorol Atmos. Phys., 98, 115-124. Doi : 10.1007/s00703-006-0235-2.
  • Zhou W. , Wang X., Zhou T. J., Li C.Y. and Chan J.C.L. (2007): Interdecadal variability of the relationship between the East Asian winter monsoon and ENSO.  Meteorol Atmos. Phys., 98. 283-293. Doi:10.1007/s00703-007-0263-6.
  • Luo D., Gong T., Diao Y.N. and Zhou W. (2007): Storm tracks and annular modes.   Geophys.Res.Lett., 34. Doi:10.1029/2007GL030436.
  • Chen C.M. and Zhou W. (2007): A study of significant factors using F-test, Tropical Meteorology, 23 , 161-164. (In Chinese)
  • Liang k.J., Zhou W. and Chen C.M (2007): Comparison among Forecast Models of variation tendency in meteorological data of Macao single station , Climatic and Environmental Research , 12, 595-603.  (In Chinese)

2006

  • Huang G. and Zhou W. (2006):  PCA stepwise regression Forecasting model of climatic filed of North China summer rainfall, Climatic and Environmental Research, 11, 296-301. (In Chinese)
  • Zhou W. , Li C. Y. and Chan J.C.L. (2006): The interdecadal variations of the summer monsoon rainfall over South China. Meteorol Atmos. Phys.,  93, 165-175, doi:10.1007/S00703-006-0184-9. 
  • Song J., Zhou W., Pan J. and Li C.Y. (2006): Global influence of the Northern Hemisphere second mode of the zonal average of the zonal wind, Geophys . Res. Lett ., 33, L18703. Doi:10.1029/2006GL026380.
  • Li C. Y., Zhou W., Jia X.L. and Wang X. (2006): Decadal/interdecadal variations of the ocean temperature and its impacts on the climate, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 23, 964-981.
  • Wang X., Li C. Y. and Zhou W. ( 2006): Interdecadal variation of the relationship between Indian rainfall and SSTA modes in the Indian Ocean., International Journal of Climatology, 26, 595-606.

2005

  • Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L. (2005): Intraseasonal oscillations and the South China Sea summer monsoon onset. International Journal of C1imatology , 25, 1585-1609.
  • Zhou W. , Chan J. C. L. and Li C. Y. (2005): South China Sea summer monsoon onset in relation to the off-equatorial ITCZ. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 22, 665-676.
  • Chan J. C.L. and Zhou W. ( 2005): PDO, ENSO and the early summer monsoon rainfall over South China. Geophys . Res. Lett. 32, L08810. Doi: 10.1029/2004GRL022015.

Service to community

Jan. 2007 – present Fellow, Hong Kong Meteorological Society, Hong Kong, China
Jan. 2007 – present Member, American Meteorological Society, USA
Aug. 2007 – present Member, Physical Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

May 2008 – present

Scientific Advisor, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China

Dec. 2004 – present Reviewer, Chinese Science Bulletin Journal, China

Oct. 2004 – present

Reviewer, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Journal, China

Jan 2005 – present

Reviewer, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, China

Jan. 2006 – present

Reviewer, Geophysical Research Letters, USA

Jan 2006 – present Reviewer, Tropical meteorology, China
Jan. 2007 – present Reviewer, Climatic and Environmental Research, China
Jan. 2009 – present Reviewer, Journal of Climate, USA
Jan. 2009 – present Reviewer, Climate Dynamics, USA

Consultancy

Sep. 2007 – Oct. 2007 Expert witness report on a flood insurance claim, Deacons
Apr. 2008 – May. 2008 Expert report on snowstorm in south China,  Guy Carpenter
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Research Interests
  • East Asia monsoon climate
  • Tropical intraseasonal oscillation
  • Different types of El Niño and their effects on climate
  • Climate extreme and climate change