About the Author
Zhihua Zhang is a Tenured Research Professor & Senior Scientist and an associate director of Polar Climate and Environment Key Laboratory in Beijing Normal University, China. His research interests are Mechanisms of Climate Change, Climatic Time Series Analysis, Signal & Image Processing, and Applied Mathematics. Recently, he has published more than 40 first-authored papers and is editoring a special volume on carbon emissions reduction for the Journal of Cleaner Production as the managing guest editor. Zhihua Zhang is an Editor-in-Chief of "American Journal of Climate Change", an associate editor of "Arabian Journal of Geosciences", an Editorial Board Member of "Advances in Meteorology", an Associate Editor of "EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing", an Editorial Board Member of "International Journal of Global Warming", and an Editorial Board Member of "Journal of Applied Mathematics". Zhihua Zhang's research is supported by National Key Science Program for Global Change Research, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Key Program) and NSFC. Jianping Li, Ph.D, a full professor at Beijing Normal University, Vice-Chair of the IUGG Union Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change (CCEC), Executive Secretary-General of the International Commission of Climate (ICCL )/ IAMAS , Fel low of IUGG , Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), an Affiliate Faculty of University of Hawaii, and Editor of a number of Climate journals. His major research interests include climate dynamics and climate change, monsoon and annular modes. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and has edited several books as well.