How can the Indian Ocean dipole influence next summer’s rainfall?

Project specs




Zhang Yue


Hong Kong

Funding agency

This work was jointly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China Grants 42192563, 42005010, 42120104001, as well as the Hong Kong RGC General Research Fund 11306417.




The Indian Ocean Dipole causes periods of drought and flooding in East Asia. However, understanding more about the physical mechanism of this phenomenon improves our seasonal predictions of summer rainfall in this part of the world. By understanding the link between the Indian Ocean Dipole and the intensity of next summer’s rainfall, action can be taken by communities and governments to reduce the flooding risk and help people to better cope with climate disasters.

Researcher Profile

Dr. ZHANG Yue was awarded her Ph.D. in 2019 from the City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Prof. ZHOU Wen. She works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the City University of Hong Kong after graduation. She was awarded the Research Tuition Scholarship and Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Degree Students based on her academic merits during her study. Dr. ZHANG Yue has been working on the influence and associated mechanism of tropical sea surface temperature anomalies on Asian monsoon activities, especially focusing on the cross-seasonal relationship between the Indian Ocean dipole and the monsoon activities. From 2017 to 2022, she published 13 papers and obtained one project funding from the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

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