Weifeng (Gordon) Zhang, PhD, is an Associate Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He is a physical oceanographer and has over 20 years of experience in studying ocean circulation and internal wave dynamics in various ocean environments, including the shelf edge and Slope Sea on the northeast coast of the United States, the Arctic ocean, and Antarctic coastal seas.
His research combines numerical ocean modeling and observations to achieve a deep understanding the physical and biophysical processes in the ocean, including ocean circulation in slope canyons, mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics, frontal circulation, and internal wave dynamics. Additionally, he studies the influence of hydrodynamic processes on underwater acoustic propagation, primary productivity, larval dispersal, coral reef ecology, and animal behaviors.
He has a BS and ME in Fluid Mechanics from Zhejiang University in China and received his PhD degree in Oceanography from Rutgers University.