Xiaoming Zhai

Dr

  • 3.11 Sciences

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Personal profile

Professional Activities

  • Co-organiser of workshop on Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics in Liverpool 2014
  • External examiner for PhD viva at Imperial College 2013
  • Invited speaker at the EGU General Assembly 2012
  • Co-organiser of the UK Ocean Modelling workshop at UEA 2012

Career

  • Senior Lecturer in Ocean Modelling, University of East Anglia (08/2017 - present)
  • Lecturer in Ocean Modelling, University of East Anglia (02/2012 - 08/2017)
  • PDRA in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford (02/2009 - 01/2012)
  • Postdoc in IFM-GEOMAR, Germany (02/2008 - 01/2009) 

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My main interest is the key physical processes in the ocean, and the role they play in global climate variability and change. Whenever possible, I like to first develop some simple analytical theories and then test them using a hierarchy of numerical models and available observations.  My recent research topics include: Dynamics of ocean general circulation and its variability; Role of eddies in the ocean; Near-inertial waves and mixing; Ocean energetics; Air-sea interactions.

Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Key Responsibilities

  • Course Director, BSc/MSci Meteorology and Oceanography

Biography

I am an oceanographer interested in the key physical processes in the ocean and the role they play in our climate system.  I first became interested in the field of physical oceanography when I was working on near-inertial waves and ocean eddies as a PhD candidate in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University.  After I finished my PhD at Dalhousie, I went to IFM-GEOMAR in Kiel, working in the Theory and Modelling group for one year as one of the institute-funded post-doctoral researchers.  I then spent three years in the ocean group at the University of Oxford before I joined the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA as a Lecturer in Ocean Modelling in February 2012.


PhD Studentships Available


The life cycle of wind-driven energy in the ocean

 

PhD Positions

Click here for other current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.  However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.


 

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~xam12yru/

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