Hongyan Zhu

Hongyan Zhu
Hongyan Zhu

Contact Details:

  • Fax: +61 3 9669 4660
  • Phone: +61 3 9669 4177
  • Address:
    Bureau of Meteorology
    GPO Box 1289
    Melbourne, 3001

Personal Data:



  • Nanjing Meteorology Institute,1989-1993, B.Sc. (Meteorology)
  • Chinese Academy of Meteorology Science, 1995-1998, M.Sc. (Meteorology)
  • University of Munich, 1998-2002, Ph.D (Meteorology)

Interests and Research:


   Refereed Publications:

  • Jiang, X. and co-authors, 2014: , 2014: Exploring Key Processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO): 2 A Joint WGNE MJO Task Force / GEWEX GASS Project on the Vertical Structure and Diabatic Processes of the MJO Part I. Climate Simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmosphere (submitted).
  • Zhu, H., and H. Hendon, 2014: Role of large scale moisture advection for simulation of the MJO with increased entrainment. Quart. J. Roy Met. Soc. (Accepted manuscript online: 24 DEC 2014 04:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/qj.2510).
  • Zhu, H., M. Wheeler, A. Sobel, and D. Hudson, 2014: Seamless precipitation prediction skill in the tropics and extratropics from a global model. Mon. Wea. Rea. 142, 1556-1569.
  • Huang, X., X. Tu, and H. Zhu ,2014: The comparative effects of frictional convergence and vertical wind shear on the interior asymmetries of a hurricane. Natural Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-014-1256-7.
  • Liu, L. N. Davidson, and H. Zhu, 2013: Downstream development during the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones: observation evidence and influence on storm structure. Tropical Cyclone Research and Review, 1(4): 430-447.
  • Zhu, H., H. Hendon, M. Dix, Z. Sun, G. Dietachmayer and K. Puri, 2013: Vertical Structure and Diabatic Processes of the MJO. A Global Model Inter-comparison Project: preliminary results from ACCESS model. CAWCR Research Letters Issue 10, August 2013, pp 34-38.
  • Zhu, H., and A.H. Soble ,2011: Comparison of a single-column model in weak temperature gradient mode to its parent AGCM. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. , DOI:10.1002/qj.967.
  • Zhu, H., and H. Hendon,2010: Convection and MJO performance in UM7.1. CAWCR Technical report No. 022.
  • Zhu, H., H. Hendon and C. Jacob, 2009: Convection in a parameterized and super-parameterized model and its role in the representation of the MJO. J. Atmos. Sci. , 66, 2796-2811.
  • Zhu, H., and A. Thorpe, 2007: Dependence of ensemble spread on model uncertainties for extratropical cyclone simulations. Quart. J. Roy Met. Soc. 133, 2057-2064.
  • Zhu, H., and A. Thorpe, 2006: The predictability of extra-tropical cyclones: the influence of the initial condition and model uncertainties. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 1483-1497.
  • Smith, R. K., M. T. Montgomery, and H. Zhu, 2005: Buoyancy in tropical cyclone and other rapidly rotating atmospheric vortices. Dyn. Ocean Atmos. 40, 189-208.
  • Zhu, H., W. Ulrich, and R. K. Smith, 2004: Ocean effects on tropical cyclone intensification and inner-core asymmetries. J. Atmos. Sci. 58, 1924-1944.
  • Zhu, H., and R. K. Smith, 2003: Effects of vertical differencing in a minimal hurricane model. Quart. J. Roy Met. Soc. 129, 1051-1069.
  • Zhu, H., 2002: A minimal three-dimensional tropical cyclone model. Dissertation, University of Munich.
  • Nguyen, C. M., R. K. Smith, H. Zhu, and W. Ulrich, 2002: A minimal axisymmetric hurricane model. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc. 128, 2641-2661.
  • Zhu, H., and R. K. Smith, 2002: The importance of three physical processes in a three-dimensional tropical cyclone model. J. Atmos. Sci. 59, 1825-1840.
  • Zhu, H., R. K. Smith and W. Ulrich, 2001: A minimal three-dimensional tropical cyclone model. J. Atmos. Sci., 58, 1924-1944.
  • Zhu, H., L. Chen, and X. Xu, 2000: A numerical study of the interactions between a typhoon and mid-latitude circulation and its rainfall. Chinese Journal of Atmosphere Physics, Vol. 24, No. 5, 669-675.

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