Dr. Shiyuan (Sharon) Zhong

Shiyuan (Sharon)  Zhong
  • Professor
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Geography Building
  • 673 Auditorium Road, Room 208
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-432-4743


Atmospheric science and climatology. Regional climate change, boundary layer processes, and atmospheric dispersion.


I am a professor in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University. The research of my group focuses primarily on atmospheric boundary layer and mesoscale processes with an emphasis on those induced by topography and landscape heterogeneity, the transport and dispersion of air pollutants especially smoke from prescribed and wildland fires, and regional climate and climate change with a particular emphasis on the Great Lakes region. Our approach combines multi-scale numerical modeling with observational data to better understand the dynamics of small- to regional-scale atmospheric processes and their complex interactions with the environment. If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about our work, do not hesitate to contact me.