Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Weifeng Gordon Zhang
Weifeng Zhang's photoWeifeng Gordon Zhang
Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 2521
Building: Bigelow 105A

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 12
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543


Ph.D., 2009, Oceanography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

M.E., 2003, Fluid Mechanics, Zhejiang University, China

B.S., 2000, Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University, China

Professional Experiences

2015 – present      Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2011 – 2015          Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2009 – 2011          Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2004 – 2009          Research Assistant, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Research Interests

My research focuses on physical and biological processes in coastal oceans, including interactions of coastal flow features with topography and with processes in estuaries and the open ocean. I combine numerical models with observational analysis to improve the understanding of coastal ocean systems and the effect of natural and anthropogenic forces on the coastal environments that are directly connected to the well-being of our society. My research interests cover a broad range of topics in oceanography, including:

Coastal ocean circulation

Frontal dynamics

Internal wave dynamics

Polynya circulation

Gravity currents

Data assimilation

Model-based observing system design

Biophysical interactions

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