Xi Zhang

2018 Hellman Fellow


Assistant Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences
UC Santa Cruz

Project Title: Deep Atmosphere of Jupiter: Insights from the Juno Spacecraft

Supported by the Hellman Fellowship, the Zhang group plans to build a computer model to simulate multiple banded clouds, large hurricane-like vortices, strong convective thunderstorms, and extremely fast jets on Jupiter, and compare to the recent observations from the NASA Juno spacecraft.