Zuo Hongchao, male, professor and doctoral supervisor of Lanzhou University, is currently working in the College of Atmospheric Sciences, Lanzhou University, where his research interests are atmospheric physics and atmospheric environment. He graduated from Lanzhou University with a bachelor's degree, and graduated from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (formerly the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) with a master's degree and a Ph.D.
His main research interests are: boundary layer and land surface processes, air pollution diffusion and transportation, climate change, etc. He was invited to the United States Naval Postgraduate School (NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL) Department of Atmospheric Sciences for long-term cooperative research. He has won the 'Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of the Lanzhou Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences'; 'Excellent Scholarship for the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences'; and he participated in the 'Heihe Experiment (HEIFE)' (lot number 8487004) and won the first prize of Natural Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He presided over and participated in a number of fund and 973 projects, and has published more than 100 papers.
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Important research topics that he participated in in recent years
 Presided over the 973 project'Comparative Study on the Land-Atmosphere Interaction in Typical Arid and Semi-arid Areas' (No. 2012CB956202), and the project was concluded.
 Presided over the special climate change project of China Meteorological Administration 'The physical Meaning of Evaporating Dish and the Climate Signals it Reveals', and the project was concluded.
 Presided over the fund project 'Research on the Cross-Coupling Effect of Turbulent Transport and Vertical Velocity on Non-uniform Underlying Surfaces', and the project was concluded.
 Presided over the funded project 'Using Micro-meteorological Observations to Study the climatic Signals Revealed by the Evaporation of the Evaporating Pan', and the project was concluded.
 Presided over the funded project 'Observation and Research on Key Issues of Drought and Uniform Bare Soil-Atmosphere Interaction', and the project was concluded.
 Presided over the fund project 'Observation and Parameterization of Earth-Atmosphere Interaction in Farmland Covered by Plastic Film', and the project was concluded.
 Presided over the funded project 'Observation and Research on the Non-turbulent Motion and Turbulent Interaction of the Stable Boundary Layer on the Uniform Underlying Surface in the Arid Region of Northwest China', in research.
 Wang Shixin，Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2019: Asymmetric impact of East Asian jet’s variation on midsummer rainfall in North China and Yangtze River Valley. Climate Dynamics，53，pp.6199-6213.
 Wang Shixin，Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2018: Interpreting rainfall anomalies using rainfall's non-negative nature. Geophysical Research Letters，46，pp.426-434.
 Lu Sha，Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2018: Improvement and Validation of the Common Land Model on Cropland Covered by Pastic Film in the Arid Region of China. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology，57，pp.2071-2089.
 Wang Shixin，Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2017: How East Asian westerly jet’s meridional position affects the summer rainfall in Yangtze-Huaihe River Valley? Climate Dynamics，51，pp.4109-4121.
 Guo Yang，Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2017: Impact of Mesoscale Motions on Monin-Obukhov Similarity and Surface Energy Balance over a Homogeneous Surface. Advances in Meteorology，151，pp.1-15.
 Dong Longxiang，Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2017: Simulation of Heavy Gas Dispersion in a Large Indoor Space Using CFD Model. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries，46，pp.1-12.
 Wang Shixin and Zuo Hongchao. 2016: Effect of the East Asian Westerly Jet’s Intensity on Summer Rainfall in the Yangtze River Valley and Its Mechanism. Journal of Climate，29，pp.2395-2406.
 Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2016: Observational study on complementary relationship between pan evaporation and actual evapotranspiration and its variation with pan type. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology，222，pp.1-9.
 Chen Bolong, Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2013: A mathematical and physical model study on the 20 cm pan evaporation. Chinese Journal of Geophysics- Chinese Edition，56，pp.422-430.
 Yang Qidong, Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2012: Modelling the effects of plastic mulch on water, heat and CO2 fluxes over cropland in an arid region；JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY，452，pp.102-118.
 Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2012: On the atmospheric movement and the imbalance of observed and calculated energy in the surface layer. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES，55，pp.1518-1532.
 An Xingqin, Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2007: Atmospheric environmental capacity of SO2 in winter over Lanzhou in China: A case study. Advances in Atmospheric Science，24，pp.688-699.
 Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2005: Characteristics of climatic trends and correlation between pan-evaporation and environmental factors in the last 40 years over China. Chinese Science Bulletin，50，pp.1235-1241.
 Zuo Hongchao, etal. 2005: Seasonal transition and its boundary layer characteristics in Anduo area of Tibetan Plateau. Progress in Natural Science，15，pp. 239-245.
 Zuo Hongchao, et al. 2004: Observation and numerical simulation of the characteristics of the boundary layer of the inhomogeneous underlying surface (I): Complete physical images of the cold island effect and inverse humidity. Plateau Meteorology, 23, 155-162 Page.
 Zuo Hongchao, et al. 2004: Observation and numerical simulation of the characteristics of the boundary layer of the inhomogeneous underlying surface (II): Numerical simulation of the inverse humidity phenomenon. Plateau Meteorology, 23, 163-170.
 Zuo Hongchao, Hu Yinqiao. 1994: Microclimate characteristics and seasonal changes of oasis and Gobi in Hexi area. Plateau Meteorology, 13, pp. 246-256.
 Zuo Hongchao, Hu Yinqiao. 1992: Overall transport coefficient of desert and Gobi in Heihe area. Plateau Meteorology, 11, 371-380.