Associate Professor


 Sep. 2003-Jun. 2000Nanjing University Ph D of atmospheric sciences, meteorology
 Sep. 1998-Jun. 2000Nanjing University MS of atmospheric sciences, meteorology.
 Sep. 1994-Jun.1998Nanjing University Undergraduate of meteorogy.
Work Experience
 Dec. 2006-currentAssociate Professor,
Nanjing University
School of Atmospheric Sciences
 Oct.2010-Jul. 2011Postdoc
Taiwan Central University
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Nanjing University
School of Atmospheric Sciences
Research Interests

   Mesoscale meteorology including Meiyu heavy rainfall, mesoscale convective systems and tropical cyclone

Teaching Interests

   C programming language (2003 Spring, 2004 fall)
   Automation in China's weather service (2005/2006/2007 fall)
   Fluid dynamics, Required course for undergraduate student (2006/2007 spring)
   Dynamic Meterology, Required course for undergraduate student (2008-present fall)
   The Unsolved Mysteries in the Atmosphere, Elective course for freshman (2017-present fall)
   Massive Online Open Course (MOOC): Dynamic Meterology www.icourse163.org/course/NJU-1003608005

Selected Publications
 1.Zhang Yi and Z.-M. Tan, 2002: An analytical study of the diurnal wind variation  in a variable eddy viscosity semi-geostrophic Ekman boundary layer  model, Meteoro. Atmos. Phys., 81,207-217.
 2.Zhang Yi and Tan Zhemin, 2007: Effects of surface drag on low-level frontogenesis within baroclinic waves. Science in China Series D, 50(2), 306-319.
 3.Yang, M.-J., D.-L. Zhang, X.-D. Tang, and Y. Zhang, 2011: A modeling study of Typhoon Nari (2001) at landfall: 2. Structural changes and terrain-induced asymmetries, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D09112, doi: 10.1029/2010JD015445.
 4.CHU Kekuan, Zhang Yi, 2016: Adjoint Sensitivity Study on Idealized Explosive Cyclogenesis. J. Meteor. Res., 30(4), 547-558, doi: 10.1007/s13351-016-5261-5.
 5.Zhang Yi, Tan Zhemin, and Chu Kekuan, 2016: Effect of Surface Drag on Upper-level Frontogenesis within a Developing Baroclinic Wave. J. Meteor. Res., 30(5), 706-718, doi:  10.1007/s13351-016-6018-x.
 6.Zhao, K., M. Wang, M. Xue, P. Fu, Z. Yang, X. Chen, Y. Zhang, W. Lee, F. Zhang, Q. Lin, and Z. Li, 2017: Doppler radar analysis of a tornadic miniature supercell during the Landfall of Typhoon Mujigae (2015) in South China. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00301.1, 98(9), 1821-1831.
 7.Wang, Q. W., Y. Zhang, K. F. Zhu, Z. M. Tan, and M. Xue, 2021: A case study of the initiation of parallelconvective lines back-building from the south side of a mei-yu front over complex terrain. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 38(5), 717−736
 8.Lei, LL; Ge, YJ; Tan ZM; Zhang Y; Chu kk; Qiu X; Qian, QF, 2022: Evaluation of a Regional Ensemble Data Assimilation System for Typhoon Prediction. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 39 (11) , 1816-1832.
 9.Tan, ZM; Lei, LL; Wang YQ, Xu YL, Zhang, Y, 2022: Typhoon Track, Intensity, and Structure: From Theory to Prediction. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 39 (11) , pp.1789-1799.
 10.Zhou Linfan; Lei LL, Tan ZM, Zhang Y, Di D, 2022: Impacts of Observation Forward Operator on Infrared Radiance Data Assimilation with Fine Model Resolutions, Monthly Weather Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-22-0084.1
 11.Gao Y, Zhang Y, Lei L and Tang J, 2023: Multi-scale characteristics of an extreme rain event in Shandong Province, produced by Typhoon Lekima (2019). Front. Earth Sci. 10:1093545. doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.1093545.
Awards, Honors, Positions and Services

First Prize of National Science and Technology Award Nominated by Ministry of Education (6/6), 2006

First Prize of Jiangsu Science and Technology Progress Award (9/13), 2014

The 12th 'My Favorite Teacher' of Nanjing University, 2016

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