Bowen ZHOU

Associate Professor


zhoubowen@nju.edu.cn
C414,School of Atmospheric Sciences
http://meso.nju.edu.cn/web/?p=2518

Career Overview

Professor Zhou's current research focuses on studies of the atmospheric boundary layer turbulence including both daytime convective boundary layer and nighttime stable boundary layer, using large-eddy simulation as the primary research tool. He is also working on developing physics-based boundary layer parameterization (PBL) schemes for numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. Ongoing projects include studying the role of coherent structures in the convective boundary layer, understandings the characteristics and governing mechanisms of horizontal turbulent mixing in tropical cyclone boundary layers, and developing scale-aware PBL schemes for high-resolution NWP models.

Education
 2012Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of California, Berkeley
 2009M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of California, Berkeley
 2008B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Engineering,National University of Singapore
Work Experience
 2014 - currentNanjing University
School of Atmospheric Sciences
Associate professor
 2013 - 2014Postdoc
Earth Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Research Interests

   Atmospheric Boundary Layer
   Turbulence Modeling
   Large-eddy Simulation
   Flow Over Complex Terrain

Teaching Interests

   Numerical Methods
   Dynamic Meteorology
   Boundary Layer Meteorology

Selected Publications
 1.Zhou, B., S. Sun, J. Sun, F. Zhu, 2019. The universality of the normalized vertical velocity variance in contrast to the horizontal velocity variance in the convective boundary layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Online, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0325.1
 2.Zhou, B., S. Sun, K. Yao and K. Zhu. 2018. Re-examining the gradient and counter-gradient representation of the local and non-local heat fluxes in the convective boundary layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Online, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-17-0198.1
 3. Zhou, B., M. Xue, and K. Zhu. 2018. Grid-Refinement-Based Approach for Modeling the Convective Boundary Layer in the Gray Zone: Algorithm Implementation and Testing. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 75(4), 1143-1161.
 4.Zhou, B., M. Xue, K. Zhu. 2017. A Grid-Refinement-Based Approach for Modeling the Convective Boundary Layer in the Gray Zone: A Pilot Study. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74(11), 3497-3513. .
 5.Zhou, B., K. Zhu, M. Xue. 2017. A physically based horizontal subgrid-scale turbulent mixing parameterization for the convective boundary layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74(8), 2657-2674.
 6.Zhou, B., Simon, J. and F. K. Chow. 2014. The convective boundary layer in the Terra Incognita. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 71(7), 2545-2563.
 7.Zhou, B. and F. K. Chow. 2014. Nested large-eddy simulations of the intermittently turbulent stable atmospheric boundary layer over real terrain. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 71(3), 1021-1039.
 8.Zhou, B. and F. K. Chow. 2013. Nighttime turbulent events in a steep valley: a nested large-eddy simulation study. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 70(10), 3262-3276.
 9.Zhou, B. and F. K. Chow. 2012. Turbulence modeling for the stable atmospheric boundary layer and implications for wind energy. Flow Turbulence and Combustion 88, 255-277.
 10.Zhou, B. and F.K. Chow. 2011. Large-eddy simulation of the stable boundary layer with explicit filtering and reconstruction turbulence modeling. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 68(9), 2142-2155.
Looking for PhD students to work on:

   Boundary Layer Parameterization

   Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer

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