Jinlun Zhang


University of Washington/APL

zhang [at] apl.washington.edu


1013 NE 40th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Brief Biography

Dr. Zhang is interested in quantifying and understanding polar climate change. He investigates the properties of polar ice-ocean systems by developing and using large-scale sea ice and ocean models such as the Pan-arctic Ice-Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS). He also studies the impact of changes in sea ice on marine planktonic ecosystems by developing and using coupled biophysical models such as the Biology-Ice-Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (BIOMAS). His research results have been published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, the Journal of Geophysical Research, the Journal of Climate, Monthly Weather Review, Geophysical Research Letters, Deep Sea Research, and other scientific journals. Dr. Zhang joined the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington in 1994.


Sea Ice

Science Specialties

global change, oceanography, and sea ice/ocean/marine ecosystem modeling.

Current Research

Changes in sea ice, polar climate, and Arctic marine planktonic ecosystem.