General Info

Postdoc in the framework of the GWING program (Gravity Wave Interactions in the Global Atmosphere), a sub-project of MS-GWaves (Multiscale Dynamics of Gravity Waves), funded by DFG

Working on building an upper-atmospheric ICON model, and on using it to facilitate gravity wave research, including gravity wave parameterizations, their interactions with the general circulation, and their role in climate change.



Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Room 417

Bundesstr. 53

20146 Hamburg




Email: guidi.zhou@we dont want

Tel: +49 (0)40 41173 424

Fax: +49 (0)40 41173 298



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Research Interests

  • Dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere
  • Gravity wave dynamics and its interaction with the general circulation
  • Atmospheric modelling
  • Large-scale ocean-atmosphere interaction, especially decadal and in the extratropics
  • Climate dynamics and climate change
  • High performance scientific computing


Curriculum Vitae

Born Place

Qingdao, China


Scientific Career



  • PhD (Sep. 2011 - Jan. 2016)

GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research and Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany

Thesis title: Extratropical Sea Surface Temperature Impacts on Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation

Supervisors: Mojib Latif, Richard Greatbatch; also worked with Wonsun Park and Claus Böning


  • Master (Sep. 2008 - Jun. 2011)

College of Physical and Environmental OceanographyOcean University of China, Qingdao, China

Thesis title: Coupled SWAN-Wave Boundary Layer Model and Wind-Wave Interaction


  • College (Sep. 2004 - Jul. 2008)

College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Thesis title: Characteristics of Directional Spectra of Sea Surface Wave under Typhoon Wind Forcing in Near Shore Area


Full CV from here