Senior Vice President, Research and Education

Dr. Tingjun Zhang

Dr. Tingjun Zhang is an internationally known climate dynamist with particular interest in land-atmosphere-cryosphere interactions. Dr. Zhang is a senior research scientist and fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Zhang has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in the national and international scientific journals. His research interests include climate and climate change in cold regions, heat and mass transfer in porous media, interactions between changes in frozen ground/snow cover conditions and hydrological/carbon cycles, numerical modeling of geophysical phenomena and comparison with measurements, application of satellite remote sensing data to study snow, near-surface soil freeze/thaw status, and northern phenomena. Since 1993, Dr. Zhang has obtained more than 30 research grants and contracts from the U.S. NSF, NASA, NOAA, DOE and IARC. He has organized numerous national and international scientific conferences and workshops. Dr. Zhang is currently serving on several editorial boards of the national and international scientific journals and has also been invited to serve as Guest Editors. Dr. Zhang was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report from 2003 through 2007, in charge of the assessment of changes in frozen ground worldwide. Together with Al Gore, IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.




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