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Man Zhang
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


I joined NOAA/GSL, affiliating with CIRES in 2013. Before this appointment, I was a research scientist in ensemble data assimilation group at CSU/CIRA. My research was to apply the hybrid variational-ensemble data assimilation system developed at CIRA to the NOAA operational Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) modeling system to directly assimilate satellite observations in the Tropical Cyclone (TC) inner core. In 2013-2015, I supported NOAA/ESRL's Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Model (NIM) development. Since the beginning of 2016, I have been working on the development of the Common Community Physics Package and various DTC UFS and T&E projects.

Research Interests
  • Numerical weather prediction
  • High Impact weather modeling
  • Advanced data assimilation technology 

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology - Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Research Scientist (2013-present), CU/CIRES and NOAA/GSL
  • Research Scientist (2010-2013), CSU/CIRA
  • Research associate (2004-2007)
  • Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland 

The Unified Forecasting System Congratulatory Letter, sent by Craig McLean on June 1, 2020. The congratulatory letter recognized me as part of the expert team that worked on the vital initiative to develop and release the UFS Weather Model.