Linjiong Zhou

Associate Research Scholar

  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS), Princeton University

  • 201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Email: linjiong.zhou .at. OR linjiong .at.
  • Phone: (609)-452-6555

Research Interests:

  • Model development and application
  • Dynamics and physics coupling
  • Cloud microphysics parameterization
  • Energy balance and water budget


  • 2015: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD
  • 2010: Sun Yat-Sen University, BS

Professional Experiences:

  • 2017.09-present: Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University, Princeton
  • 2015.09-2017.09: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Princeton
  • 2014.03-2015.08: Visiting Scholar, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook
  • 2013.10-2013.11: Visiting Scholar, National Taiwan University, Taipei
  • 2010.07-2015.05: Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing
  • 2007.06-2010.06: Laboratory Assistant, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou


  • 2016-now: GFDL six-category cloud microphysics scheme (GFDL MP)
  • 2015-now: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) with FV3
  • 2014-2015: Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere Dynamical Core (FV3) in Community Atmospheric Model version 5 (CAM5)
  • 2014-2015: Flexible Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System Model, Finite-volume version (FGOALS-f)
  • 2013-2014: Chen-Liu-Reisner (CLR) two-moment cloud microphysics scheme in FAMIL
  • 2010-2015: Finite-volume Atmospheric Model of IAP/LASG (FAMIL)


  • Chen, Jan-Huey, Shian-Jiann Lin, Linjiong Zhou, et al., 2018: Tropical Cyclone Forecasts in the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS). To be submitted.
  • Zhou, Linjiong, Shian-Jiann Lin, Jan-Huey Chen, et al., 2018: Enabling and Improving Convective-Scale Predictions using the Variable-Resolution FV3-based Next Generation Global Prediction System. Submitted.
  • Harris, Lucas, et al., Linjiong Zhou, et al., 2018: Explicit nested-grid prediction of convective-scale motions in a skillful global model. Submitted.
  • Liu, Ping, et al., Linjiong Zhou, et al., 2017: Climatology of tracked persistent maxima of 500-hPa geopotential height. Clim. Dyn., 1-17.
  • Wang, Yuwei, et al., Linjiong Zhou, Yongyun Hu, 2016: Effects of obliquity on the habitability of exoplanets around M dwarfs. Astrophys. J. Lett., 823, L20.
  • Zhou, Linjiong, Minghua Zhang, Qing Bao, et al., 2015: On the Incident Solar Radiation in Some CMIP5 Models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 1930-1935.
  • Zhou, Linjiong, Qing Bao, Yimin Liu, et al., 2015: Global Energy and Water Balance: Characteristics from Finite-volume Atmospheric Model of the IAP/LASG (FAMIL1). J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7, 1-20.
  • Yu, Haiyang, Qing Bao, Linjiong Zhou, et al., 2014: Sensitivity of Precipitation in Aqua-planet Experiments of an AGCM. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 7, 1-6.
  • Bao, Qing, et al., Linjiong Zhou, 2014: FGOALS-s2 Brief. Flexible Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System Model, T. Zhou, et al., Ed., Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 33-37.
  • Zhou, Linjiong, Qing Bao, and Haiyang Yu, 2014: High-Resolution FAMIL. Flexible Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System Model, T. Zhou, et al., Ed., Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 339-349.
  • Bao, Qing, et al., Linjiong Zhou, 2013: The Flexible Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System Model Version: FGOALS-s2. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 543-560.
  • Zhou, Linjiong, Yimin Liu, Qing Bao, et al., 2012: Computational Performance of the High-Resolution Atmospheric Model FAMIL. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 5, 355-359.
  • Liu, Yimin, et al., Linjiong Zhou, 2012: Revisiting Asian Monsoon Formation and Change Associated with Tibetan Plateau Forcing: II. Change. Climate Dynam., 39, 1183-1195.
  • Dai, Yifeng, Yimin Liu and Linjiong Zhou, 2011: Observation analysis of urbanization effect on surface air temperature trends in East China. Journal of the Meteorological Sciences, 31, 365-371. (in Chinese)

(updated: 3/12/2018)