Zheng joined the Polar Science Center as a post-doctoral research associate in 2013. He received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in 2012, supervised by Dr. Thomas Ackerman. His PhD work focused on the analysis of observations of high-level clouds in the tropics and the mid-latitudes, and the evaluation of their representation in cloud resolving model. His current work focuses on the interactions between cloud and sea ice through various processes, using an atmospheric regional model (Polar WRF) and a cloud resolving model (System for Atmospheric Modeling).
Liu, Z., A. Muhlbauer, and T. Ackerman (2015), ‘Evaluation of high-level clouds in cloud resolving model smulations with ARM and KWAJEX observations’, J. Adv. Model. Earth. Syst., 7, doi: 10.1002/2015MS000478.
Liu, Z., A. Schweiger, and R. Lindsay (2014), Observations and Modeling of Atmospheric Profiles in the Arctic Seasonal Ice Zone, Monthly Weather Review, 143(1), 39-53.