Dr. Xi Zhang
Posted: Apr 01, 2022
Assistant professor at University of California Santa Cruz.
B.S., Space Physics, Peking University, 2007
Ph.D, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 2013
2015- Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Cruz
2013-2015 Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Arizona
2019 Ronald Greeley Early Career Award
2012 Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship, University of Arizona
2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad
Planetary science, in particular planetary climate. The goal of my research is to develop a fundamental understanding of the planetary climate system from observational, theoretical and modeling work. I work on the complicated climate systems on solar system planets, extra-solar planets and brown dwarfs.
Zhang, X., Strobel, D., and Imanaka, H., 2017, Haze Heats Pluto’s Atmosphere Yet Explains Its Cold Temperature, Nature, 551, 352-355
Zhang, X., West, R. A., Irwin, P., Nixon, C. A., and Yung Y. L., 2015, Aerosol Influence on Energy Balance of the Middle Atmosphere of Jupiter, Nature Communications, 6, 10231
Zhang, X., Liang, M. C., Montmessin, F., Bertaux, J. L., Parkinson, C., and Yung, Y. L., 2010, Photolysis of sulphuric acid as the source of sulphur oxides in the mesosphere of Venus, Nature Geoscience 3, 12, 834-837
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