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Ou Wang

Education
  • B.S. Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of Qingdao, China (1992)
  • Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University (2002)

Research Interests
  • Ocean state estimation through adjoint method and Kalman filter
  • Adjoint sensitivity studies of ocean state
  • Global and regional sea level change
  • Large-scale ocean dynamics and thermodynamics

Projects

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The Estimation of the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) produces estimates of the complete time-evolving state of the ocean by synthesizing nearly all extant observations with state-of-the-art models.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2007-Present)
  • University of California, Los Angeles - Assistant Researcher (2006-2007)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology - Postdoctoral Research Associate (2003-2006)
  • Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography - Physical Oceanography Section (1998-2003)
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate (2002-2003)
    • Research Assistant (1998-2002)

Selected Publications
  1. Ito, Takamitsu, Ou Wang, Transit Time Distribution Based on the ECCO-JPL Ocean Data Assimilation, Journal of Marine Systems, 2016, Vol 167, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.10.015.
  2. Ichiro Fukumori, Ou Wang, William Llovel, Ian Fenty, Gael Forget, A near-uniform fluctuation of ocean bottom pressure and sea level across the deep ocean basins of the Arctic Ocean and the Nordic Seas, Progress in Oceanography, 2015, 134, 152-172, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.013.
  3. Ichiro Fukumori, Ou Wang, Origins of heat and freshwater anomalies underlying regional decadal sea level trends, Geophysical Research Letter, 2013, 40(3), 563-567, doi:10.1002/grl.50164.
  4. Ou Wang, Ichiro Fukumori, Tong Lee, Benny Cheng, On the cause of Eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean T-S variations associated with El Nino, Geophysical Research Letter, 2004, 31, L15309, doi:10.1029/2004GL020188.
  5. Ou Wang, Ichiro Fukumori, Tong Lee, Gregory C. Johnson, Eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean T-S variations with El Nino, Geophysical Research Letter, 2004, 31, L04305, doi:10.1029/2003GL019087.
  6. Robert O. Reid and Ou Wang, Bottom-trapped Rossby waves in an exponentially stratified ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2004, 961-967.

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