Dr Jian Zhong PhD

Dr Jian Zhong

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Zhong's current research focuses on modelling the flow and thermal structures of the urban atmospheric boundary layer using a Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model and a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model. Favourable weather conditions for measurement campaigns (i.e. the deployment of the biotelemetry/bio-aerial-systems) will be identified via pre-deployment modelling, primarily using a mesoscale meteorological model (WRF, Weather Research and Forecasting) and a WRF-LES model. Subsequent analysis and interpretation of measured data will be conducted with the aid of post-deployment modelling for the measurement periods.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Safety Engineering, Central South University, P.R. China, 2006-2010
  • MSc courses (Integrated PhD) in Safety Technology and Engineering, Central South University, P.R. China, 2010-2011
  • PhD in Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK, 2011-2015

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Harrison, RM, Mackenzie, A, Xu, H, Alam, MS, Nikolova, I, Zhong, J, Singh, A, Zeraati-Rezaei, S, Stark, C, Beddows, DCS, Liang, Z, Xu, R & Cai, X 2018, 'Diesel exhaust nanoparticles and their behaviour in the atmosphere', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 474, no. 2220, 20180492. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2018.0492

Nikolova, I, Cai, X, Alam, MS, Zeraati-Rezaei, S, Zhong, J, Mackenzie, AR & Harrison, R 2018, 'The influence of particle composition upon the evolution of urban ultrafine diesel particles on the neighbourhood scale', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 17143-17155. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17143-2018

Zhong, J, Nikolova, I, Cai, X, MacKenzie, AR & Harrison, RM 2018, 'Modelling traffic-induced multicomponent ultrafine particles in urban street canyon compartments: Factors that inhibit mixing', Environmental Pollution, vol. 238, pp. 186-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.03.002

Nikolova, I, Cai, X, Alam, MS, Zeraati-rezaei, S, Zhong, J, Mackenzie, AR & Harrison, RM 2018, 'The influence of particle composition upon the evolution of urban ultrafine diesel particles on the neighbourhood scale', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, pp. 1-39. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-1018

Barlow, JF, Best, M, Bohnenstengel, SI, Clark, P, Grimmond, CSB, Lean, H, Christen, A, Emeis, S, Haeffelin, M, Harman, I, Lemonsu , A, Martilli, A, Pardyjak, E, Rotach, M, Ballard, S, Boutle, I, Cai, X, Carpentieri, M, Coceal, O, Di Sabatino, S, Dou, J, Drew, D, Edwards, JM, Fallmann, J, Fortuniak, K, Gornall, J, Gronemeier, T, Halios, CH, Hertwig, D, Hirano, K, Holtslag, AAM, Luo, Z, Mills, G, Nakayoshi, M, Schl├╝nzen, KH, Smith, S, Soulhac, L, Steeneveld, G-J, Sun, T, Theeuwes, N, Thomson, D, Voogt, JA, Ward, H, Xie, Z-T & Zhong, J 2017, 'Developing a research strategy to better understand, observe and simulate urban atmospheric processes at kilometre to sub-kilometre scales', Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0106.1

Zhong, J, Cai, X & Bloss, W 2017, 'Large eddy simulation of reactive pollutants in a deep urban street canyon: Coupling dynamics with O3-NOx-VOC chemistry', Environmental Pollution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.076

Zhong, J, Cai, X & Bloss, W 2016, 'Modelling photochemical pollutants in a deep urban street canyon: Application of a coupled two-box model approximation', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 143, pp. 86-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.027

Zhong, J, Cai, X & Bloss, W 2016, 'Coupling dynamics and chemistry in the air pollution modelling of street canyons: A review', Environmental Pollution, vol. 214, pp. 690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.04.052

Zhong, J, Cai, X & Bloss, W 2015, 'Modelling the dispersion and transport of reactive pollutants in a deep urban street canyon: using large-eddy simulation', Environmental Pollution, vol. 200, no. 42-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.02.009

Zhong, J, Cai, X & Bloss, W 2014, 'Modelling segregation effects of heterogeneous emissions on ozone levels in idealised urban street canyons: Using photochemical box models', Environmental Pollution, vol. 188, pp. 132-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2014.02.001

Abstract

Jian, Z, Cai, X & Bloss, W 2013, 'Turbulent and photochemical processes in a deep street canyon - a Large-Eddy Simulation' 13th EMS Annual Meeting / 11th ECAM, Reading, United Kingdom, 9/09/13 - 13/09/13, pp. EMS2013-636.

Conference contribution

Thomas, R, Cropley, F, MacKenzie, AR, Reynolds, J, Sadler, J, Chapman, L, Quinn, A, Zhong, J & Cai, X 2018, From the shed to the skies: a journey of sensor development and deployment involving bicycles, drones and eagles. in Geophysical Research Abstracts. vol. 20, 16720, European Geosciences Union, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8/04/18.

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