Projects per year
- 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
- 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
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- Course Director, BSc/MSci Meteorology and Oceanography
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.
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1/09/18 → 31/08/23
Zhai, X. & Wang, G.
31/03/18 → 31/05/22
GEOMETRIC: Geometry and Energetics of Ocean Mesoscale Eddies and Their Representation in Climate models
Marshall, D., Zhai, X., Maddison, J. & Nurser, A.
1/10/17 → 31/03/22
15/03/14 → 13/03/17
Liu, T., He, Y., Zhai, X. & Liu, X., 1 Apr 2022, In: Remote Sensing. 14, 7, 1690.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Zhai, X. & Yang, Z., Mar 2022, In: Ocean Modelling. 171, 101960.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Yang, Z., Jing, Z. & Zhai, X., 1 Oct 2022, In: Journal of Physical Oceanography. 52, 10, p. 2397–2416 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Spatial and seasonal variations of near-inertial kinetic energy in the upper South China Sea: Role of synoptic atmospheric systemsLi, J., Zhai, X., Liu, J., Yan, T., He, Y., Chen, Z. & Cai, S., 17 Sep 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Progress in Oceanography. 102899.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Wilder, T., Zhai, X., Munday, D. R. & Joshi, M., Sep 2022, In: Journal of Physical Oceanography. 52, 9, p. 2129-2142 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Xiaoming Zhai (Member)2021
Activity: Membership › External peer review panel
Xiaoming Zhai (Member)2020
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