Dr. Wen ZHOU

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong

Associate Professor (School of Energy and Environment)

Dr. Wen ZHOU

Contact Information

Office: AC1-B5425
Phone: +(852)-3442-7816
Fax: +(852)-3442-0688
Email: wenzhou@cityu.edu.hk
Time slots for consultation

Research Interests

  • East Asia monsoon climate
  • Tropical intraseasonal oscillation
  • Different types of El Niño and their effects on climate
  • Climate extreme and climate change

Research Projects:

  • Linkage between Wintertime Blocking Episodes over Ural Mountain and Cold Surge over South China
  • Climatology of Winter Monsoon Surges over South China
  • The Impact of NAO and ENSO-related Large-scale Circulation on East Asian Winter Monsoon
  • Sea Level Changes in the Northern South China Sea under the Global Warming Scenario
  • The Impacts of South China Monsoon Climate Variability and E1 Nino on Hong Kong Air Quality
  • Climatological Drought over South China
  • The response of South China Sea and Its impact on the Weather and Climate over South China in the Summer Season
  • Interdecadal variation of the relationship between East Asian Monsoon –ENSO

Awards

  • 2008: Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • 2006: K C Wong Research Fellowship

Selected Publications since 2005

2016

  • Cheung H.N. and Zhou W. (2016): Simple Metrics for Representing East Asian Winter Monsoon Variability: Ural Blocking and Western Pacific Teleconnection Pattern. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. 33, 708-718.
  • Leung Y. T., Cheung, H. N. and Zhou W. (2016): Mechanism of the Meridional Displacement of the East Asian Trough and Its Response to ENSO Forcing. Climate Dynamics. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3077-8
  • Li X. Z., Zhou W. and Chen Y. Q. (2016): Detecting moisture origin over Southeast China: Seasonal variation and extreme rainfall. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 33, 319-329.
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W. and Huang G. (2016): Understanding and detecting Super Extreme Droughts in Southwest China through an integrated approach and index, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142, 529-535.  doi: 10.1002/pi.2593.
  • Li X. Z. and Zhou W. (2016): Modulation of the Interannual Variation of the India-Burma Trough on the Winter Moisture Supply over Southwest China. Climate Dynamics, 46, 147-158. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2575-4.
  • Leung Y. T., and Zhou W. (2016): Eddy contributions at multiple timescales to the evolution of persistent anomalous East Asian trough. Climate Dynamics. doi 10.1007/s00382-015-2702-2
  • Wang W. W., Zhou W., Li X. Z.,  Wang X. and Wang D.X. (2016): Synoptic-scale characteristics and atmospheric controls of summer heat waves in China.  Climate Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2741-8
  • Wang L., Huang G., Zhou W. and Chen W. (2016): Historical change and future scenarios of sea level rise in Macau and the adjacent waters. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 33, 462-475. Doi: 10.1007/s00376-015-5047-1. 

2015

  • Li C. Y. and Zhou W. (2015): Multiscale control of summertime persistent heavy precipitation events over South China in association with synoptic, intraseasonal, and low-frequency background. Climate Dynamics, 45, 1043-1057. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2347-6  
  • Leung Y. T., Cheung H. N. and Zhou W. (2015): Energetics and dynamics associated with two typical mobile trough pathways over East Asia in boreal winter. Climate Dynamics, 44, 1611-1626. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2355-6  
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W. and Huang G. (2015): Teleconnected influence of tropical Northwest Pacific Sea surface temperature on interannual variability of autumn precipitation in Southwest China. Climate Dynamics, 45, 2527-2539. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2490-8 .
  • Qian C., Zhou W., Fong S. K. and Leong K. C. (2015): Two approaches for statistical prediction of non-Gaussian climate extremes: A case study of Macao hot extremes during 1912-2012. Journal of Climate, 28,623-636. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00159.1 
  • Ye K. H., Tam C.-Y., Zhou W. and Sohn S.-J. (2015): Seasonal prediction of June rainfall over South China: Model assessment and statistical downscaling. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32, 680-689. doi:10.1007/s00376-014-4047-x.
  • Leung Y. T. and Zhou W. (2015): Vertical structure, physical properties and energy exchange of the East Asian trough in boreal winter. Climate Dynamics, 45, 1635-1656. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2419-7.
  • Leung Y. T. and Zhou W. (2015): Variation of circulation and East Asian climate associated with anomalous strength and displacement of the East Asian trough. Climate Dynamics, 45, 2713-2732. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2504-6. 
  • Li C. Y. and Zhou W. (2015): Interdecadal changes in summertime tropical cyclone precipitation over Southeast China during 1960-2009. Journal of Climate, 28, 1494-1509. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00246.1
  • Cheung H. N., Zhou W. , Lee S. M. and Tong H. W. (2015): Interannual and interdecadal variability of the number of cold days in Hong Kong and their relationship with large-scale circulation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 1438-1454. doi 10.1175/MWR-D-14-00335.1
  • Cheung H. N. and Zhou W. (2015): Implications of Ural blocking for East Asian winter climate in the CMIP5 models. Part I: Biases in the historical scenario. Journal of Climate, 28, 2203-2216. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00308.1
  • Cheung H. N. and Zhou W. (2015): Implications of Ural blocking for East Asian winter climate in the CMIP5 models. Part II: Projection and uncertainty in future climate conditions. Journal of Climate, 28, 2217-2233. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00309.1  
  • Xia J. J., Yan Z. W., Jia G. S., Zeng H. Q., Joes P., Zhou W. and Zhang A. Z. (2015): Projections of advance the start of growing season during the 21st century based on CMIP5 simulations. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32, 831-838.  doi:10.1007/s00376-014-4125-0.
  • Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Lee T. C. (2015): Climatological characteristics and observed trends of tropical cyclone-induced rainfall and their influences on the long-term rainfall variations in Hong Kong. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 2192-2206. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00332.1
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W., and Huang G. (2015): Drought in Southwest China: A review. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 8, 339-344. DOI: 10.3878/AOSL20150043.
  • Li X. Z., Zhou W. and Chen Y. Q. (2015): Assessment of regional drought trend and risk over China: A drought climate division perspective. Journal of Climate. 28, 7025-7037.
  • Wang, W. W., Zhou W., Fong S. K., Leong K. C., Tang I. M., Chang S. W., and Leong W. K.(2015): Extreme rainfall and summer heat waves in Macao based on statistical theory of extreme values. Climate Research. 66, 91-101.
  • Xia J. J., Yan Z. W., Zhou W.,  Fong S. K., Leong K. C., Tang I. M., Chang S. W., Leong W. K. and Jin S. F. (2015): Projection of the Pearl River Delta's potential submerged area due to sea level rise during the 21st century based on CMIP5 simulations.  Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 34, 78-84.

2014

  • Wang W.W., Zhou W. and Chen D.L.(2014): Summer high temperature extremes in southeast China: Bonding with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and East Asian summer monsoon coupled system. Journal of Climate, 27, 4122-4138.
  • Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2014): Interdecadal change in South China Sea tropical cyclone frequency in association with zonal sea surface temperature gradient. Journal of Climate, 27, 5468-5480.
  • Wang L., Chen W. and Zhou W. (2014): Assessment of future drought in Southwest China based on CMIP5 multimodel projections. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31, 1035-1050.
  • Liu Y.Y., Wang L., Zhou W. and Chen W. (2014): Three Eurasian teleconnection patterns: Spatial structures, temporal variability, and associated winter climate anomalies. Climate Dynamics, 42, 2817-2839.
  • Song J., Li C. Y., and Zhou W. (2014): High and low latitude types of the downstream influences of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Climate Dynamics, 42, 1097-1111, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1844-3.
  • Qu X., G. Huang G., and Zhou W. (2014): Consistent responses of East Asian summer mean rainfall to global warming in CMIP5 simulations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 117, 123-131. doi:10.1007/s00704-013-0995-9.
  • Wang W. W., Zhou W., Li Y., Wang X. and Wang D. X. (2014): Statistical modeling and CMIP5 simulations of hot spell changes in China. Clim. Dyn., 44, 2859-2872. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2287-1
  • Li X.Z., Zhou W., Chen D.L., Li C. Y. and Song J. (2014): Water vapor transport and moisture budget over Eastern China: Remote forcing from the two types of El Niño. Journal of Climate, 27, 8778-8792.
  • Ling J., Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Jia X.L.(2014): To begin or not to begin? A case study on the MJO initiation problem. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 115, 231-241, doi:10.1007/s00704-013-0889-x.
  • Zhang Z. X., Wenig M., Zhou W., Diehl T., Chan K.-L., and Wang L. N. (2014): The contribution of different aerosol sources to the aerosol optical depth in Hong Kong.  Atmospheric Environment. 83, 145-154. 
  • Wang X., Zhou W., Li C.Y. and Wang D.X. (2014): Comparison of the impact of two types of El Niño on tropical cyclone genesis over the South China Sea. International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.3865.  
  • Li C.Y., Zhou W. and T. Li (2014): Influences of the Pacific-Japan teleconnection pattern on synoptic-scale variability in the western North Pacific. Journal of Climate. 27,140-154 .

2013

  • Li X.Z., Zhou W., Li C. Y. and J. Song (2013): Comparison of the annual cycles of moisture supply over southwest and southeast China. Journal of Climate. 26, 10139-10158.
  • Qu X., Huang G., and Zhou W. (2013): Consistent responses of East Asian summer mean rainfall to global warming in CMIP5 simulations.  Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Doi 10.1007/s00704-013-0995-9.
  • Wang W.W., Zhou W., Wang X., Fong S.K., Leung K. C. (2013): Summer high temperature extremes in southeast China associated with the East Asian jet stream and circumglobal teleconnection. J. Geophys. Res. 118, 8306–8319, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50633.
  • Ling J., Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Jia X. L. (2013): To begin or not to begin? A case study on the MJO initiation problem. Theor. Appl. Climatol., doi: 10.1007/s00704-013-0889-x.
  • Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2013): Modulation of Western North Pacific tropical cyclone activities by the ISO. Part Ⅰ: Genesis and intensity. Journal of Climate, 26, 2904-2918.   
  • Li C.Y, and Zhou W. (2013): Modulation of Western North Pacific tropical cyclone activities by the ISO. Part Ⅱ: Tracks and landfalls. Journal of Climate. 26, 2919-2930.   
  • Ling J, Li C. Y., Zhou W., Jia X. L. and Zhang C. D. (2013): Effect of boundary layer latent heating on MJO simulations. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 101-115.
  • Wang X., Zhou W., Wang D.X. and Wang C.Z (2013): The impacts of the summer Asian jet stream biases on surface air temperature in mid-eastern China in IPCC AR4 models, Int. J. Climatol., 14, 107-111, doi: 10.1002/joc.3419. 
  • Cheung H. N., Zhou W., Mok H. Y.,Wu M. C., and Shao Y. (2013): Revisiting the climatology of atmospheric blocking in the northern hemisphere. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 397–410, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2006-y.
  • Kim J.-S., Zhou W., Cheung H. N., and Chow C. H. (2013): Variability and risk analysis of Hong Kong air-quality based on Monsoon and El Niño conditions. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 280-290, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2074-z.
  • Cheung H.N., Zhou W., Shao Y. P., Chen W., Mok H.Y., and Wu M.C. (2013): Observational climatology and Characteristics of wintertime atmospheric blocking over Ural-Siberia. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1587-6.  
  • Zhou Q., Chen W. and Zhou W. (2013): Solar cycle modulation of the ENSO impact on the winter climate of East Asia, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50453.
  • Wang X., Wang C.Z., Zhou W., Liu L. and Wang D.X. (2013): Remote influence of North Atlantic SST on the equatorial westerly wind anomalies in the western Pacific for initiating an El Nino event: an Atmospheric General Circulation Model Study. Atmospheric Science Letters. 14, 107-111, doi: 10.1002/asl2.425.
  • Song J, Li, C. Y  and Zhou W. (2013): High and low latitude types of the downstream Influences of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Climate Dynamics. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1844-3.

2012

  • Yuan F., Chen W. and Zhou W. (2012): Analysis of circulation for persistent precipitation over South China in June 2010. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 29, 769-781.
  • Yan. Y. F., Qi. Y.Q. and Zhou W. (2012): Variability of tropical cyclone occurrence date in the South China Sea and its relationship with SST warming. Dynamic of Atmospheres and Oceans, 55-56, 45-59.
  • Cheung H.N., Zhou W., Mok H.Y. and Wu M.C. (2012): Relationship between Ural-Siberian blocking and East Asian winter monsoon in relation to Arctic oscillation and El Niño/Southern Oscillation, Journal of Climate. Doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00225.1.
  • Li C. Y., Zhou W., Chan J.C .L. and Huang P. (2012): Asymmetric modulation of the Western North Pacific cyclogenesis by the Madden-Julian Oscillation under ENSO conditions. Journal of Climate. Doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00337.1.
  • Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2012): Changes in western Pacific tropical cyclones associated with the El Nino-southern oscillation cycle. Journal of Climate. Doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00430.1.
  • Li X.Z. and Zhou W. (2012): Quasi-four-year coupling between El Niño-Southern Oscillation and water vapor transport over East Asia-WNP, Journal of Climate. Doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00433.1.
  • Wu Q.Z., Wang Z.F., Chen H.S., Zhou W. and Wenig M. (2012): An evaluation of air quality modeling over Pearl River Delta during November 2006. Meteorol Atmos Phys. Doi: 10.1007/s00703-011-0179-z.
  • Wang X., Zhou W., Wang D.X. and Wang C.Z. (2012): The impacts of the summer Asian jet stream biases on surface air temperature in middle eastern China in IPCC AR4 models, Int. J. Climatol. Doi: 10.1002/joc.3419.
  • Chen H.P., Sun J.Q., Chen X.L. and Zhou W. (2012): CGCM projections of heavy rainfall events in China, Int. J. Climatol., 32, 441-450.
  • Wang X., Wang D.X., Zhou W. and Li C.Y. (2012): Interdecadal modulation of the influence of La Nina events on Mei-yu rainfall over the Yangtze River Valley. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 29,157-168, doi: 10.1007/s00376-011-1021-8.
  • Wang X., Zhou W., Li C.Y. and Wang D.X. (2012): Effects of the East Asian summer monsoon on tropical cyclone genesis over the South China Sea on interdecadal timescales, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29, 249-262.
  • Zhou W., Chen W. and Wang D.X. (2012): The implications of ENSO signal for South China monsoon climate, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. Doi: 10.1080/14634988.2012.652050.
  • Jiang N.B., Cheung K., Luo K.H., Beggs. P. L. and Zhou W. (2012): On two different objective procedures for classifying synoptic weather types over east Australia. Int. J. Climatol. Doi: 10.1002/joc.2373.

2011

  • Li X. Z., Wen Z.P. and Zhou W. (2011): Long-term Change in Summer Water Vapor Transport over South China in Recent Decades. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 89A, 271-282.
  • Wang X., Wang C. Z., Zhou W., Wang D.X. and Song J. (2011): Teleconnected influence of North Atlantic Sea surface temperature on the El Nino onset. Clim Dyn., 37, 663-676. Doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0833-z.
  • Wang W.W., Wang D.X., Zhou W., Liu Q.Y., Yu Y.Q. and Li C.Y. (2011): Impact of the South China Sea throughflow on the Pacific low-latitude western boundary current: a numerical study for seasonal and interannual timescales. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 28, 1367-1376. Doi: 10.1007/s00376-011-0142-4.
  • Yan Z.W., Xia J.J., Qian C. and Zhou W. (2011): Changes in seasonal cycle and extremes in China during the period 1960-2008. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 28, 269-283. Doi:10.1007/s00376-010-0006-3.
  • Xia J. J., Yan Z.W. and Zhou W. (2011): Changes in seasonality in China under enhanced atmospheric CO2 concerntration. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 4, 12-17.
  • Feng J., Chen W., Tam C.-Y. and Zhou W. (2011): Different impacts of El Niño and El Niño Modoki on China rainfall in the decaying phases. Int. J. Climatol., 31, 2091-2101.
  • Zhou R.J., Liu P.B., Zhou W., Cai H.K. and Chen Y.J. (2011): The analysis of quasi-biennial oscillation characteristics of stratospheric aerosol. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 54, 1174-1181.
  • Zhu Y.L., Wang H.J., Zhou W. and Ma J.H. (2011): Recent changes in the summer precipitation pattern in east China and the background circulation.  Clim Dyn., 36, 1463-1473. Doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0852-9.
  • Wei K., Chen W. and ZhouW. (2011): Changes in the East Asian cold season since 2000, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 28, 69-79. Doi: 10.1007/s00376-010-9232-y.
  • Song J., Li C.Y., Pan J. and Zhou W. (2011): Climatology of Anticyclonic and Cyclonic Rossby Wave Breaking on the Dynamical Tropopause in the Southern HemisphereJ. Climate, 24,1239-1251.Doi:10.1175/2010JCL13157.1.
  • Song J., Zhou W., Wang X. and Li C.Y. (2011): Zonal Asymmetry of the Annular Mode and Its Downstream Subtropical Jet: An Idealized Model Study, J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1946-1973, doi:10.1175/2011JAS3656.1.

2010

  • Luo D., Zhou W. and Wei K. (2010): Dynamics of eddy-driven North Atlantic Oscillations in a localized shifting jet: zonal structure and downstream blocking. Clim. Dyn., 34,73-100, Doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0559-y.
  • Lin Z.D., Lu. R.Y. and Zhou W. (2010): Change in early-summer meridional teleconnection over the western North Pacific and East Asia around the late 1970s.  International Journal of Climatology. 30, 2195-2204. Doi: 10.1002/joc.2038.
  • Liu Q.Y., Wang D.X., Zhou W., Xie Q. and Zhang Y. (2010): Covariationof the Indonesian throughflow and South China Sea throughflow associated with the 1976/1977 regime shift. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27, 87–94.
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W., Chan J.C.L., Barriopedro D. and Huang R.H.(2010): Effect of the climate shift around mid 1970s on the relationship between wintertime Ural blocking circulation and East Asian climate. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 153-158. Doi:10.1002/joc.1876
  • Wu Q.Z., Wang Z.F., Gbaguidi A., Tang X. and Zhou W. (2010): Numerical Study of the effect of traffic restriction  on air quality in beijing. SOLA, 6A, 17-20.
  • Zhou L.T., Tam F., Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L.(2010): Influence of South China Sea SST and the ENSO on winter rainfall over South China. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27, 832-844. Doi:10.1007/s00376-009-9102-7.
  • Liu Q.Y. and Zhou W. (2010): The relationship between the northwestern Pacific typhoon activity and the upper-ocean heat content at interdecadal time scale. Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 6, 4-8. (in Chinese)
  • Huang J., Wang X., Zhou W., Wang D.X. and Zhou F. (2010): The Characteristics of Sea Fog with Different Airflow over the Huanghai Sea in boreal spring. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 29, 3-12.
  • Yan Y. F., Qi Y.Q. and Zhou W. (2010): International heat content variability in the South China Sea and its response to ENSO, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 50, 400-414. Doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2010.07.002.
  • Wang W.W., Yu Y.Q., Li C., Zhou W., Liu Q.Y. and Wang D.X. (2010): An investigation of the South China Sea throughflow and its impact on upper layer heat content of the South China Sea using LICOM. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 32, 1-11. (In Chinese)
  • Wang D.X., Zhou W., Yu X. L., Xie Q. and Wang X. (2010): Marine atmospheric boundary layers associated with summer monsoon onset over the South China Sea in 1998. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sicence letters, 3, 1-8.

2009

  • Li C.Y, Jia X.L., Ling J., Zhou W. and Zhang C.D (2009): Sensitivity of MJO Simulations to Diabatic Heating Profiles.  Clim. Dyn., 32, 167-187.
  • Gu W., Li C. Y., Wang X., Zhou W. and  Li W.J. (2009): Linkage between Mei-yu Precipitation and North Atlantic SST on the decadal timescale. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26, 101-108.
  • Song J., Li C. Y., Zhou W. and Pan J. (2009): The linkage between Pacific-North American Teleconnection Pattern and the North Atlantic Oscillation. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26, 229-239.
  • Wang L., Chen W., Zhou W. and Huang R.H.(2009): Interannual variations of  East Asian trough axis at 500hPa and its association with the East Asian winter monsoon pathway. J. Climate, 22, 600-614.
  • Tong H.W., Chan J.C.L. and Zhou W. (2009): The Role of MJO and Mid-latitude Fronts in the South China Sea Summer Monsoon Onset. Clim. Dyn., 33, 827-841. Doi:10.1007 s00382-008- 0490-7
  • Wang X., Wang D.X. and Zhou W. (2009): Decadal variability of Twentieth-century El Niño and La Niña occurrence from observations and IPCC AR4 coupled models. Geophys.Res.Lett.,  36, L11701. Doi:10.1029/2009GL037929.
  • Zhou W., Chan J.C.L., Chen W., Ling J., Pinto J.G. and Shao Y.P. (2009): Synoptic-scale controls of persistent low temperature and icy weather over Southern china in January 2008. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3978-3991. Doi:10.1175/2009MWR2952.1.
  • Song J., Zhou W., Li C.Y. and Qi L.X. (2009): Signature of the Antarctic Oscillation in the Northern Hemisphere. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. 105, 55-67. Doi: 10.1007/s00703-009-0036-5.
  • Gu W.,  Li C.Y., Li W.J., Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L. (2009): Interdecadal unstationary relationship between NAO and east China's summer precipitation patterns. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L13702. Doi:10.1029/2009GL038843.
  • Yuan J.N., Zhou W., Huang H.J. and Liao F. (2009): Observational analysis of asymmetric distribution of convection associated with tropical cyclone “CHANCHU” and “PRAPIROON” making landfall along the south china coast. Journal of tropical meteorology. 16, 171-180. (In Chinese)
  • Yan H.M., Zhou W., Yang H. and Cai Y. (2009): Definition of an East Asian winter monsoon index and its variation characteristics. Transactions of Atmospheric Sciences. 32, 367-376. (In Chinese)
  • Yan H. M., Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2009): Influence of subtropical dipole pattern in Southern Indian Ocean on ENSO event, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 52, 2436-2449. (In Chinese)

2008

  • Wong L.M., Chan J.C.L. and Zhou W. (2008): A simple empirical model for estimating the intensity change of tropical cyclones after landfall along the South China coast. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 47, 326-338. Doi:10.1175/2007JAMC1663.
  • Yuan Y., Zhou W., Chan J.C.L. and Li C.Y. (2008): Impacts of the basin-wide Indian Ocean SSTA on the South China Sea summer monsoon onset. International Journal of Climatology. 28, 1579-1587. Doi:10.1002/JOC.1671
  • Yuan Y., Yang H., Zhou W. and Li C.Y. (2008): Influences of the Indian Ocean Dipole on the Asian summer monsoon in the following Year. International Journal of Climatology. 28,1849-1859. Doi:10.1002/JOC.167
  • Yuan Y., Zhou W., Yang H. and Li C.Y. (2008): Warming in the northwestern Indian Ocean Associated with the El Nino Event. Adv. Atmos. Sci.. 25, 246-252.
  • Yuan Y., Chan J.C.L., Zhou W. and Li C.Y. (2008): Decadal and Interannual Variability of the Indian Ocean Dipole.  Adv. Atmos. Sci., 25, 856-866.
  • Cheng X.H., Qi Y.Q. and Zhou W. (2008): Trends of sea level variations in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool.  Glob. Planet. Change. 63, 57-66.
  • Cheung H.N. and Zhou W. (2008): Interdecadal variation of winter monsoon over South China, HKMetS Bulletin. 18, 49- 60.

2007

  • Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L. (2007): ENSO and South China Sea summer monsoon onset. International Journal of Climatology, 27, 157-167.
  • Zhou W., Li C.Y. and Wang X. (2007): Possible connection between Pacific oceanic interdecadal pathway and East Asian winter monsoon. Geophys.Res.Lett., 34, L01701. Doi:  10.1029/2006GL027809.
  • Wang X., Li C.Y. and Zhou W. (2007): Interdecadal mode and its propagating characteristics of SSTA in the South Pacific.  Meteorol Atmos. Phys., 98, 115-124. Doi: 10.1007/s00703-006-0235-2.
  • Zhou W., Wang X., Zhou T. J., Li C.Y. and Chan J.C.L. (2007): Interdecadal variability of the relationship between the East Asian winter monsoon and ENSO.  Meteorol Atmos. Phys., 98. 283-293. Doi:10.1007/s00703-007-0263-6.
  • Luo D., Gong T., Diao Y.N. and Zhou W. (2007): Storm tracks and annular modes.  Geophys.Res.Lett., 34. Doi:10.1029/2007GL030436.
  • Chen C.M. and Zhou W. (2007): A study of significant factors using F-test, Tropical Meteorology, 23 , 161-164. (In Chinese)
  • Liang k.J., Zhou W. and Chen C.M (2007): Comparison among Forecast Models of variation tendency in meteorological data of Macao single station, Climatic and Environmental Research, 12, 595-603.  (In Chinese)

2006

  • Huang G. and Zhou W. (2006):  PCA stepwise regression Forecasting model of climatic filed of North China summer rainfall, Climatic and Environmental Research, 11, 296-301. (In Chinese)
  • Zhou W., Li C. Y. and Chan J.C.L. (2006): The interdecadal variations of the summer monsoon rainfall over South China. Meteorol Atmos. Phys., 93, 165-175, doi:10.1007/S00703-006-0184-9. 
  • Song J., Zhou W., Pan J. and Li C.Y. (2006): Global influence of the Northern Hemisphere second mode of the zonal average of the zonal wind, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L18703. Doi:10.1029/2006GL026380.
  • Li C. Y., Zhou W., Jia X.L. and Wang X. (2006): Decadal/interdecadal variations of the ocean temperature and its impacts on the climate, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 23, 964-981.
  • Wang X., Li C. Y. and Zhou W. (2006): Interdecadal variation of the relationship between Indian rainfall and SSTA modes in the Indian Ocean., International Journal of Climatology, 26, 595-606.

2005

  • Zhou W. and Chan J.C.L. (2005): Intraseasonal oscillations and the South China Sea summer monsoon onset. International Journal of C1imatology, 25, 1585-1609.
  • Zhou W., Chan J. C. L. and Li C. Y. (2005): South China Sea summer monsoon onset in relation to the off-equatorial ITCZ. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 22, 665-676.
  • Chan J. C.L. and Zhou W. (2005): PDO, ENSO and the early summer monsoon rainfall over South China. Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, L08810. Doi: 10.1029/2004GRL022015.

Service to community

Jan. 2007 – present Fellow, Hong Kong Meteorological Society, Hong Kong, China
Jan. 2007 – present Member, American Meteorological Society, USA
Aug. 2007 – present Member, Physical Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

May 2008 – present

Scientific Advisor, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China

Dec. 2004 – present Reviewer, Chinese Science Bulletin Journal, China

Oct. 2004 – present

Reviewer, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Journal, China

Jan 2005 – present

Reviewer, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, China

Jan. 2006 – present

Reviewer, Geophysical Research Letters, USA

Jan 2006 – present Reviewer, Tropical meteorology, China
Jan. 2007 – present Reviewer, Climatic and Environmental Research, China
Jan. 2009 – present Reviewer, Journal of Climate, USA
Jan. 2009 – present Reviewer, Climate Dynamics, USA

 

Consultancy

Sep. 2007 – Oct. 2007 Expert witness report on a flood insurance claim, Deacons
Apr. 2008 – May. 2008 Expert report on snowstorm in south China,  Guy Carpenter