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Fuqing Zhang

Fuqing Zhang

  • Professor of Meteorology
  • Director, Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques
  • Joint Appointment with the Department of Statistics
  • E. Willard & Ruby S. Miller Faculty Fellow
627A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-0470


  1. Postdoc -- National Center for Atmospheric Research (2000-2001)
  2. PhD -- North Carolina State University (2000)
  3. MS/BS -- Nanjing University (1994/1991)


Link to my Full CV or Link to my Book and Journal Publications or My Google Scholar 

Website for the ADAPT center (

Website for Our Realtime Hurricane Prediction System (

Website for My Research Team (


Research Interests

  • Dynamic and mesoscale meteorology, tropical cyclones and hurricanes
  • Gravity wave, sea breeze, mountain-plains circulation, diurnal cycle
  • Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, atmospheric predictability
  • Regional scale climate, air pollution meteorology
  • Spatial covariance, Kalman filtering, parameter estimation


  • 2008-present Professor, Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2009-present Professor, Department of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2006-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • 2001-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • 2000-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Elected Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • 2015 Houghton Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2015 Rossby Fellow, International Meteorological Institute, Stockholm University
  • 2015 Banner Miller Award, American Meteorological Society
  • 2012 Paul F. Robertson Award for the EMS Breakthrough of the Year, Penn State
  • 2007 Outstanding Publication Award, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty Research, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M
  • 2004 Young Investigator Award, Office of Navy Research, Department of Navy

Selected Editorship

  • 2012-  Editorial board member, Science China
  • 2010-14  Editor, Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
  • 2008-14  Editor, Monthly Weather Review
  • 2011-12   Co-chief editor, Atmospheric Science Letters
  • 2009-11  Guest editor, Computing in Science & Engineering
  • 2008   Associate editor, Weather and Forecasting

Selected News Coverage of our Research

Meetings and Workshops Co-organized