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Zhe Feng

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352


Dr Feng's research interest focuses on using multi-platform remote sensing observations (e.g. radar and satellite) and high resolution model simulations to understand the structure, life cycle, processes and impact of convective cloud systems, to retrieve cloud microphysical properties and their radiative impact, to evaluate and improve high resolution model simulation of convective clouds.

Research Interests

  • Analysis of radar/satellite observations and high resolution simulations of convective clouds
  • Impact of climate change to mesoscale organized convection and extreme precipitation
  • Interactions between convection and boundary layer through cold pools
  • Environment and lifecycle of tropical and mid-latitude convection
  • Remote sensing of clouds and cloud property retrievals

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Dakota
  • M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Dakota
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union

Awards and Recognitions

  • American Geophysical Union Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing Award for Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 2013.
  • Best Graduate Dissertations Award, Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA), 2013.
  • Peter V. Hobbs Prize, American Meteorological Society 13th Conference on Cloud Physics, 2009.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Overall, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of North Dakota, 2009.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of North Dakota, 2007.
  • Sun Yet-Sen University Scholarship, 2000-2003.

PNNL Publications




  • Wu D, X Dong, B Xi, Z Feng, A Kennedy, G Mullendore, M Gilmore, and WK Tao. 2013. "Impacts of Microphysical Scheme on Convective and Stratiform Characteristics in Two High Precipitation Squall Line Events." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(19):11,119-11,135.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50798


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