Associate Professor

 2014Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, TAMU
 2010M. S., Meteorology, Peking University
 2007B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University
Work Experience
 2017-currentNanjing University
Nanjing, China
Associate Professor
 2014-2017Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Postdoc Research Staff
Selected Publications
 1.Zhou, C.*, Wang, M., Zelinka, M. D., Liu, Y., Dong, Y., & Armour, K. C.(2023). Explaining forcing efficacy with pattern effect and state dependence. Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2022GL101700.
 2.Wang, Q., C. Zhou*, X. Zhuge, C. Liu, F. Weng, and M. Wang, 2022: Retrieval of cloud  properties from thermal infrared radiometry using convolutional neural network. Remote Sensing of Environment, 278,
 3.Zhou, C.*, Y. Liu, and Q. Wang, 2022: Calculating the climatology and anomalies of surface cloud radiative effect using  cloud property histograms and cloud radiative kernels. Adv. Atmos. Sci., doi: 10.1007/s00376-021-1166-z.
 4.Samset, B.H., Zhou, C., Fuglestvedt, J.S. et al. Earlier emergence of a temperature response to mitigation by filtering annual variability. Nature Communications, 13, 1578 (2022).
 5.Zhou, C.*, M. D. Zelinka, A. E. Dessler, and M. Wang, 2021: Greater  committed  warming after accounting for the pattern effect. Nature Climate Change, doi:
 6.Zhou, C.*, J. Lu, Y. Hu, and M.D. Zelinka, 2020: Responses of the Hadley  Circulation to Regional Sea Surface Temperature Changes. J. Climate, 33, 429–441,
 7.Zhou C.*(2018), Coherent backscatter enhancement in single scattering, Optics Express, 26(10), A508-A519, doi: 10.1364/OE.26.00A508.
 8.Zhou, C.*, M. D. Zelinka, and S. A. Klein, 2017: Analyzing the dependence of  global cloud feedback on the spatial pattern of sea surface temperature  change with a Green's function approach, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 9,  doi:10.1002/2017MS001096.
 9.Zhou, C.*, M. D. Zelinka, and S. A. Klein, 2016: Impact of decadal cloud  variations on the Earth’s energy budget. Nature Geoscience, 9, 871–874,  doi: 10.1038/ngeo2828.
 10.Zelinka, M. D., C. Zhou and  S. A. Klein, 2016: Insights from a Refined Decomposition of Cloud  Feedbacks. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL069917.
 11.Zhou, C., and P. Yang, 2015: Backscattering peak of ice cloud particles. Optics Express, 23(9), 11995-12003.
 12.Zhou, C.*, M. D. Zelinka, A. E. Dessler, and S. A. Klein, 2015: The relationship between inter-annual and long-term cloud feedbacks, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066698.
 13.Zhou, C., A. E. Dessler, M. D. Zelinka, P. Yang, and T. Wang, 2014: Cirrus feedback on interannual climate fluctuations, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 9166–9173, doi:10.1002/2014GL062095.
 14.Zhou, C., M. D. Zelinka, A. E. Dessler, and P. Yang, 2013a: An Analysis of the Short-Term Cloud Feedback Using MODIS Data. Journal of Climate, 26, 4803–4815.
 15.Zhou, C., P. Yang, A. E. Dessler and F. Liang, 2013b: Statistical properties of horizontally oriented plates in optically thick clouds from satellite observations, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Lett., 10, 986-990.
 16.Zhou, C., P. Yang, A. E. Dessler, Y.-X. Hu and B. A. Baum, 2012: Study of  horizontally oriented ice crystals with CALIPSO observations and comparison with Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Simulations, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 1426-1439.
 17.Hu, Y.-Y., C. Zhou and J. Liu, 2011: Observational evidence for poleward expansion of the Hadley Circulation, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 28, 33-44.
Awards, Honors, Positions and Services

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, NASA, 2012-2014.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Pipes Fellowship in Geosciences, TAMU, 2013.

PLS Spot Award for Excellence in publications and exceptional postdoctoral achievement, AEED, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2017.

PLS Directorate Award in recognition of excellence in publication, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2017.

Dengfeng B scholar, Nanjing University, 2017.

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