National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Dr. Chidong Zhang

Ocean Climate Research Division Director
Staff Affiliation: 
PMEL Division: 
Ocean Climate
PMEL Project: 
Climate-Weather Interface

Dr. Chidong Zhang is the Ocean Climate Research Division Director and currently serves as the Acting Engineering Development Division Director. His expertise is in large-scale air-sea interaction and atmospheric dynamics in the tropics. His special research interests include the subseasonal variability (the Madden-Julian Oscillation), its interaction with El Nino, and African and American monsoons, and using uncrewed systems (saildrones, ocean gliders) to observe hurricanes. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Fellow of the American Meteorology Society. He serves as a co-chair of the Science Steering Committee of the international program Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) and the Chair of US Clivar Science Steering Committee.

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