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., 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.
 2.Zhou C. (2018), Coherent backscatter enhancement in single scattering, Optics Express, 26(10), A508-A519, doi: 10.1364/OE.26.00A508.
 3.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.
 4.Zhou, C., and P. Yang, 2015: Backscattering peak of ice cloud particles. Optics Express, 23(9), 11995-12003.
 5.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.
 6.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.
 7.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.
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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