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Professor YAO, Zhonghua

Professor YAO, Zhonghua

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

    • 3917 1456
    • Room 304, Hui Oi Chow Building, The University of Hong Kong

    Research Interest

    • Planetary Space Sciences and Explorations



    • Yao, Z. H., et al. (2022), On the Relation Between Auroral Morphologies and Compression Conditions of Jupiter's Magnetopause: Observations From Juno and the Hubble Space Telescope, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 127(10), e2021JA029894
    • Yao, Z., W. R. Dunn et al. (2021), Revealing the source of Jupiter’s x-ray auroral flares, Science Advances, 7(28), eabf0851,
    • Bonfond, B., Z. Yao et al. (2021), Are Dawn Storms Jupiter's Auroral Substorms?, AGU Advances, 2(1), e2020AV000275, doi:10.1029/2020AV000275.
    • Zhang, B., P. A. Delamere, Z. Yao, B. Bonfond, D. Lin, K. A. Sorathia, O. J. Brambles, W. Lotko, J. S. Garretson, and V. G. Merkin (2021), How Jupiter's Unusual Magnetospheric Topology Structures Its Aurora, Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd1204.
    • Guo, R., Z. Yao, Y. Wei, L. C. Ray, I. Rae, C. S. Arridge, A. Coates, P. Delamere, N. Sergis, and P. Kollmann (2018), Rotationally driven magnetic reconnection in Saturn’s dayside, Nature Astronomy, 2, 640-645, doi:10.1038/s41550-018-0461-9.