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Zhao Biqiang
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Space physics
Zip Code  
  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
Dr. Biqiang Zhao

2009-present, Associate professor of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • B.S., 2001, Theoretical Physics, Central China Normal University in Hubei Province
  • Ph.D., 2006, Space Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Post-doctor, Space Physics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:
My previous and current research focuses on two important topics of the ionospheric field. My first task is to investigate how the ionosphere behaves during the extremely space weather events and figure out the mechanisms that control the process of ionospheric storm evolution especially at middle to low latitudes. My second work deals with the climatology study of the ionospheric parameters which aims to find out possible causes that produce various anomaly phenomena in the ionosphere such as winter anomaly, semiannual anomaly and December anomaly.
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Supported Projects:

  1. Zhao, B., J. Zhu, B. Xiong, X. Yue, M. Zhang, M. Wang, and W. Wan (2014), An empirical model of the occurrence of an additional layer in the ionosphere from the occultation technique: Preliminary results, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 10,204–10,218, doi:10.1002/ 2014JA020220.
  2. Zhao, B., M. Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Ren, X. Yue, J. Zhu, W. Wan, B. Ning, J. Liu, and B. Xiong (2013), East-west differences in F-region electron density at midlatitude: Evidence from the Far East region, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118(1), 542–553, doi:10.1029/2012JA018235. 
  3. Zhu, J., B. Zhao, W. Wan, B. Ning (2013),  An investigation of the formation patterns of the ionospheric F3 layer in low and equatorial latitudes, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 102, 48–58. 
  4. B. Zhao, W. Wan, J. Lei, Y. Wei, Y. Sahai, and B. Reinisch (2012), Positive ionospheric storm effects at Latin America longitude during the superstorm of  20–22 November 2003: revisit, Ann. Geophys., 30, 831-840.
  5. Zhao, B., W. Wan, X. Yue, L. Liu, Z. Ren, M. He, and J. Liu (2011), Global characteristics of occurrence of an additional layer in the ionosphere observed by COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL045744.
  6. Zhao, B., W. Wan, B. Reinisch, X. Yue, H. Le, J. Liu, and B. Xiong (2011), Features of the F3 layer in the low-latitude ionosphere at sunset, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JA016111.
  7. Liu, J., L. Liu, B. Zhao, W. Wan, and R. A. Heelis (2010), The responses of the topside ionosphere to recurrent geomagnetic activity, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JA015810.
  8. Zhao, B., M. Wang, T. Yu, W. Wan, J. Lei, L. Liu, and G. Xu Ionospheric total electron content variations prior to 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, INT. J. REMOTE SENSING., Vol. 31, No. 13, 3545–3557,2010.
  9. J. Liu, B. Zhao, and L. Liu, Time delay and duration of ionospheric total electron content responses to geomagnetic disturbances. Ann. Geophys., 28, 795-805,2010.
  10. Zhao, B., W. Wan, L. Liu, Z. Ren, Characteristics of the ionospheric total electron content of the equatorial ionization anomaly in the Asia/Australian region during 1996-2004, Ann. Geophys., 27, 3861–3873, 2009.
  11. Zhao, B., W. Wan, et al., Ionospheric response to the geomagnetic storm on 13–17 April 2006 in the West Pacific region. J. Atmos. and Solar-Terr. Phys., (2008), doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.09.029
  12. Zhao, B., M. Wang, T. Yu, W. Wan, J. Lei, L. Liu, and B. Ning (2008), Is an unusual large  enhancement of ionospheric electron density linked with the 2008 great Wenchuan earthquake?, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A11304, doi:10.1029/2008JA013613.
  13. Zhao, B., W. Wan, et al. (2008), Ionosphere disturbances observed throughout Southeast Asia of the superstorm of 20–22 November 2003, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A00A04, doi:10.1029/2008JA013054.
  14. Zhao, B., W. Wan, L. Liu, K. Igarashi, M. Nakamura, L. J. Paxton, S.-Y. Su, G. Li, and Z. Ren (2008), Anomalous enhancement of ionospheric electron content in the Asian-Australian region during a geomagnetically quiet day, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A11302, doi:10.1029/2007JA012987.
  15. Zhao, B, W. Wan, L. Liu, and T. Mao, (2007), Morphology in the total electron content under geomagnetic disturbed conditions: results from global ionosphere maps, Ann. Geophys., 25, 1555-1568.
  16. Zhao, B., W. Wan., L. Liu., T. Mao, and Z. Ren, (2007), Features of annual and semiannual  variations derived from the global ionospheric maps of total electron content, Ann. Geophys., 25,  2513-2527.
  17. Zhao, B., W. Wan and L. Liu (2005), Responses of equatorial anomaly to the October-November 2003 superstorms, Ann. Geophys., 23, 693-706.
  18. Zhao, B., W. Wan, L. Liu, X. Yue, and S. Venkatraman, (2005), Statistical characteristics of the total ion density in the topside ionosphere during the period 1996–2004 using empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis, Ann. Geophys., 23, 3615-3631.
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