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Jiaxu Zhang

Postdoc
CCS-2/CNLS

Ocean circulation; climate modeling; climate variability

Jiaxu Zhang

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690, Room 134
Mail Stop: B258
Phone: (505) 665-4698
Fax: (505) 665-2659

jiaxu@lanl.gov
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Research highlight
  • 2017: J. Zhang, Z. Liu, E. C. Brady, D. W. Oppo, P. U. Clark, A. Jahn, S. A. Marcott, K. Lindsay, Asynchronous warming and δ18O evolution of deep Atlantic water masses during the last deglaciation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114, 11075-11080.
  • 2015-2016: Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • Ph.D. (2016) Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI.
  • M.S. (2009) Earth and Planetary Dynamics, Hokkaido University. Sapporo, Japan.
  • B.S. (2007) Marine Sciences, Ocean University of China. Qingdao, China.
  • Employment:
    • 2017-Present Postdoc Research Associate, CCS-2 and CNLS, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
    • 2016-2017 Honorary Fellow, Center for Climatic Research, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
    • 2011-2012 Graduate Student Visitor, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.
    • 2009-2016 Research Assistant, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

Research Interests:

  • Large-scale oceanic circulation
  • Paleoclimate modeling and climate dynamics
  • Coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction and climate variability

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. W. Cheng, W. Weijer, W. Kim, G. Danabasoglu, S. Yeager, P. Gent, D. Zhang, J. Chiang, J. Zhang, Can the salt-advection feedback be detected in internal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation? J. Clim., submitted.
  2. B. Thibodeau, C. Not, J. Zhu, A. Schmittner, D. Noone, C. Tabor, J. Zhang, Z. Liu, Last century warming over the Canadian Atlantic shelves linked to weak Atlantic Meridional Overturning circulation. Sci. Adv., submitted.
  3. S. Gu, Z. Liu, A. Jahn, J. Rempfer, J. Zhang, F. Joos, Neodymium isotopes in the ocean model of the Community Earth System Model (CESM1.3). Geosci. Model Dev., submitted.
  4. J. Zhu, Z. Liu, E. Brady, B. Otto-Bliesner, S. Marcott, J. Zhang, X. Wang, J. Nusbaumer, T. Wong, A. Jahn, D. Noone, Investigating the direct meltwater effect in terrestrial oxygen-isotope paleoclimate records using an isotope-enabled Earth system model. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, doi: 10.1002/2017GL076253 (2017).
  5. S. Gu, Z. Liu, J. Zhang, J. Rempfer, F. Joos, E. Brady, D. Oppo, Coherent response of Antarctic Intermediate Water and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the last deglaciation: Reconciling contrasting neodymium isotope reconstructions from the tropical Atlantic. Paleoceanography 32, 1036-1053 (2017).
  6. J. Zhang, Z. Liu, E. C. Brady, D. W. Oppo, P. U. Clark, A. Jahn, S. A. Marcott, K. Lindsay, Asynchronous warming and δ18O evolution of deep Atlantic water masses during the last deglaciation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114, 11075-11080 (2017).
  7. J. Zhu, Z. Liu, E. Brady, B. Otto-Bliesner, J. Zhang, D. Noone, R. Tomas, J. Nusbaumer, T. Wong, A. Jahn, C. Tabor, Reduced ENSO variability at the LGM revealed by an isotope-enabled Earth system model. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073406 (2017).
  8. J. Zhu, Z. Liu, J. Zhang, W. Liu, AMOC response to global warming: Dependence on the background climate and response timescale. Clim. Dynam. 44, 3449-3468 (2015).
  9. L. Back, K. Russ, Z. Liu, K. Inoue, J. Zhang, Global hydrological cycle response to rapid and slow global warming. J. Clim. 26, 8781-8786 (2013).
  10. Z. Liu, A. E. Carlson, F. He, E. C. Brady, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, B. P. Briegleb, M. Wehrenberg, P. U. Clark, S. Wu, J. Cheng, J. Zhang, D. Noone, J. Zhu, Younger Dryas cooling and the Greenland climate response to CO2. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 11101-11104 (2012).
  11. H. Lin, P. Jiang, J. Zhang, J. Wang, S. Qin, S. Sun, Genetic and marine cyclonic eddy analyses on the largest macroalgal bloom in the world. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45, 5996-6002 (2011).
  12. L. Zhang, L. Wu, J. Zhang, Simulated response to recent freshwater flux change over the Gulf Stream and its extension: Coupled ocean-atmosphere adjustment and Atlantic-Pacific teleconnection. J. Clim. 24, 3971-3988 (2011).
  13. L. Zhang, L. Wu, J. Zhang, Coupled ocean-atmosphere response to recent freshwater changes over the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension region. J. Clim. 24, 1507-1524 (2011).
  14. L. Wu, Y. Sun, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, S. Minobe, Coupled ocean-atmosphere response to idealized freshwater forcing over the western tropical Pacific. J. Clim. 23, 1945-1954 (2010).
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