CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Dr. Xiuhua Zhu

Profile Picture Xiuhua Zhu

Research interests

Climate change, climate variability, climate dynamics

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since June 2010: CliSAP, Universität Hamburg
  • April 2008-May 2010: PostDoc, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • October 2007-March 2008: Postdoc, Universität Hamburg
  • March-September 2007: Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • March 2003-February 2007: PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Johann Jungclaus and Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke. Thesis: Low Frequency Variability of the Meridional Overturning Circulation.
  • July 2003: Master degree in Physical Oceanography South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS
  • July 2000: Bachelor degree in Marine Meteorology, Ocean University of China

Peer reviewed publications

Zhu, X., K. Fraedrich, Z. Liu, and R. Blender, 2010: A demonstration of long term memory and climate predictability. Journal of Climate, Vol. 23, No. 18.

Zhu, X., O. Bothe, and K. Fraedrich, 2010: Atmospheric bridging between Europe and Central Asia: Influence on Tibetan Plateau summer drought and wetness. Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.06.015.

Blender, R., X. Zhu, D. Zhang, and K. Fraedrich, 2010: Yangtze runoff, precipitation, and the east asian monsoon in a 2800 years climate control simulation. Quaternary International, in press.

Bothe O., K. Fraedrich, and X. Zhu, 2010: The large-scale circulations and summer drought and wetness on the Tibetan plateau. Intern. J. of Climatol., 30, 844-855.

Bothe O., K. Fraedrich, and X. Zhu, 2010: Large-scale circulations and Tibetan plateau summer drought and wetness in a high-resolution climate model. Intern. J. of Climatol., DOI: 10.1002/joc.2124.

Zhang, D., R. Blender, X. Zhu, and K. Fraedrich, 2010: The climate in China during the last 1200 years in an ensemble simulation. Theoretical and applied Meteorology, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0305-8.

Orlowsky B., O. Bothe, K. Fraedrich, F.-W.Gerstengarbe, and X. Zhu, 2010: Statistical analogue resampling for future climates of the Yangtze river basin. Journal of Climate, vol. 23, No. 13, 3509-3524.

Fraedrich, K., X. Zhu, 2009: Yangtze discharge memory. Quaternary Sciences, 29, 696-700.
Fraedrich, K., R. Blender, X. Zhu, 2009: Continuum climate variability: long-term memory, extremes, and predictability. International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 23, 5403-5416.

Frisius T., K. Fraedrich, X. Zhu, and W. Wang, 2009: A spectral barotropic model of the wind-driven world ocean. Ocean modeling, 30, 310-322.

Zhu. X., J. Jungclaus, 2008: Interdecadal Variability of the MOC as an ocean internal mode, Climate dynamics, 31(6): 731-741.(Download PDF)

Zhu, X., K. Fraedrich, and R. Blender, 2006: Variability Regimes of Simulated Atlantic MOC. Geophysical Research Letter, 33, L21603, doi:10.1029/2006GL027291.(Download PDF)


Zhu, X., 2007: Low frequency variability of the meridional overturning circulation. Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Reports of Earth System Science, No. 39, 158pp, ISSN 1614-1199.

Wang W., X. Zhu, and Y. Hou, 2005: The Role of Ocean Dynamics in the Spring Warm Pool of the South China Sea. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. 29(4): 565-572.

Zhu X., W. Wang, and D. Wang, 2003: The interannual mode of the sea surface temperature in the South China Sea in relation to the Asian Summer Monsoon forcing. Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 22(4), 42-50.