Dr. Tianjun ZHOU

Deputy-director & Professor

LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 9804, Beijing 100029, China P.R.

Address: HuaYanLi No.40, QiJiaHuozi, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China P.R.
Fax: +86-10-8299 5172 (o)

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I am a scientist in the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. My research interests include coupled atmosphere-ocean modeling and climate dynamics, East Asian climate change and climate variability, air-sea interaction and Asian-Australian monsoon predictability.

Research Areas

  • Coupled atmosphere-ocean modeling and climate dynamics
  • East Asian climate change and climate variability
  • Air-sea interaction and Asian-Australian monsoon predictability
  • Numerical simulation of ocean circulation


  • Ph.D. (1999), Meteorology, Peking University, China
  • M. S. (1994), Meteorology, Nanjing University, China 
  • B. S. (1991), Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing University, China


Work Experience
  • Sep - Dec, 2009: Visiting professor, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center (HyARC), Nagoya University, Japan
  • 2004 - present: Professor, Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jan - Feb 2009: Visiting scientist, Climate Research Division, Environment Canada, Canada
  • May 2008-July 2008: Visiting Professor, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland
  • 9 Jun 2006-9 Aug 2006: Visiting scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA
  • Jul. 2001- 2003: Associate professor, Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Nov. 2001-Feb. 2002: Visiting scientist, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and Geophysical Institute of Bergen University, Norway 
  • Jul. 1999-Jun. 2001: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • May 2000 - Jan 2001: Postdoctoral fellow, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD), CNRS, France
  • Jul. 1994-Aug. 1996: Research assistant, Chinese Meteorological Administration
Teaching Experience
  • 2004-present, Numerical simulation of ocean general circulation and air-sea interaction (three chapters) ,Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2006, Air-sea interaction in Ocean-Atmosphere coupled models, ECCE Summer School for Advanced Study in Climate and Environment, July 30 - August 12, 2006, Beijing, China
  • 2001-2002: Atmospheric Science: An Introduction , Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Honors & Distinctions

Boards and Committees

  • 2010 - present: Lead Author (LA), IPCC WG1 AR5
  • 2011.06 - 2015.10: Member, GEWEX Radiation Panel (GRP), GEWEX/WCRP
  • 2010.01 - 2015.12: Regular Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
  • 03/2009 - present: Member, Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP), CLIVAR/WCRP
  • 2007 - present: Member, China National Committee for International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)
  • 2011 - present: Editor, Asian Pacific Journal of Atmosphric Sciences (APJAS)
  • 2011 - present: Editor, Acta Meteorologica Sinica
  • 2010- present: Editor, Chinese JAS
  • 2008 - present: Editor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL)
  • 2009 - present: Editor of Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences


Please see the following website for a whole list of the publications: