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Shenjie Zhou

Shenjie ZhouEmail: Shenjie.Zhou@uea.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-9124-6270 | ResearchGate

Biography
2014-2015: MSc Oceanography (Distinction), Department of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK
2010-2014: BSc Marine Sciences, School of Marine Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

Research experience
2015.4 - 2015.9
Department of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton
Supervisor: Professor Sybren Drijfhout
Title: Northern North Atlantic Heat Budget in Warming Hiatus Period

2013.12 - 2014.6
School of Marine Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Supervisor: Professor Biao Zhang
Title: Assessment of Sea Surface Salinity Derived by Aquarius/SAC-D in Pacific Northwest

2012.06 - 2013.12
School of Marine Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Supervisor: Professor Xiang. S. Liang
Title: Generating and Control of Karman Vortex Street

PhD title: Weather’s impact on Ocean Circulation
Momentum and energy fluxes at the air-sea interface, which play a fundamental role in driving the circulations of both then oceans and atmosphere in our climate systems, are observed to vary on a vast range of spatial and temporal scales. A significant part of these air-sea fluxes is caused by mesoscale weather systems that are too small and too short-lived to be properly resolved by the current generation of global climate models. Recent modelling studies suggest that the ocean circulation can be very sensitive to air-sea fluxes associated with unresolved weather systems such as polar lows and tip jets. However, a systematic study of the impact of these weather systems on global ocean circulation is still lacking. Furthermore, the underlying physical mechanisms remain unclear.

The overall aim of the project is to improve our understanding of mesoscale weather system effects on regional and global ocean circulations. This is an exciting new research area with many important climatic implications including, for example future mesoscale weather parameterization in global climate models.

Supervisors
Main supervisor: Dr Xiaoming Zhai, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA
Co-supervisor: Prof Ian Renfrew, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA

Other activities
43 days (17 Oct- 2 Dec 2015) of sea-going experience on the RAPID Cruise DY039 (RV Discovery) as ADCP data processor.