Fellowship institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Project Title:Improving Prediction and Visualization of Coastal Inundation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Fan Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program working in Dr. Ming Li’s Ocean Modeling group at Horn Point Laboratory. His research has focused on the atmosphere-ocean interactions during extreme weather events (e.g., hurricanes and winter storms). He is currently working on developing a high-resolution numerical model that has the capacity to forecast storm surge and inundation in the Chesapeake Bay region, including the city of Baltimore. He is also interested in how the storms enhance the mixing process in the coastal region, which has a big impact on the fishing industry. During his free time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains. One of his favorite saying is: "If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you."
See Fan's posts to Fellowship Experiences, Maryland Sea Grant's blog written by and about graduate fellows and their research.