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Curriculum Vitae:

Xiaochun (Adam) Wang

Education
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu (2001)
  • Master of Science, Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China (1989)
  • Master of Science,Applied Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1996)
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, P.R. China (1986)

Research Interests
  • Regional and coastal ocean modeling
  • Large-scale air-sea interaction
  • ENSO and PDO dynamics

Projects

ROMS - Regional Ocean Modeling System Icon ROMS - Regional Ocean Modeling System
The goal of the JPL ROMS group is to provide real-time and retrospective analysis of remote sensing data and ocean model simulations in the Pacific Ocean. We are particularly interested in the U.S. West Coastal Ocean with focused areas around Southern Cal

OurOcean Icon OurOcean
The JPL OurOcean Portal provides both real-time and retrospective analysis of remote sensing data and ocean model simulations in the Pacific Ocean.


Professional Experience
  • Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. (Oct. 2008 - present)
    • Associate Project Scientist
  • Raytheon ITSS, Pasadena, California, U.S.A (Jan. 2004 - Oct. 2008)
    • Senior Physics Engineer
  • JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A. (Jan. 2002-Jan. 2004)
    • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Dept. of Meteorology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A. (Aug. 1996-Dec. 2001)
    • Research Assistant
  • Dept. of Math. Sci., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Jan. 1995-Aug. 1996)
    • Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China (1989-1994)
    • Research Associate (1992-1994)
    • Practice Researcher (1989-1992)

Selected Awards
  • Achievement Award, Raytheon Technical Services Company, 2008
  • Peer Award, Raytheon Technical Services Company, 2007
  • Team Award, Raytheon Technical Services Company, 2005
  • Global Change Scholarship, American Meteorological Society, 2001
  • Pan Pacific Scholarship, University of Hawaii, 1996
  • J. Gordon Kaplan Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, Alberta, 1995

Selected Publications
  1. Shen, S.S.P., X. Wang, R. Li, and Y. Liang, 1995: Optimal Weighting Scheme for Averaging Regional Temperature I: Theoretical Analysis. Chinese Sciences Bulletin, 1351-1356, Vol. 40, No. 16.
  2. Shen, S.S.P., and X. Wang, 1997: Optimal Average of Regional Temperature with Sampling Error Estimation. Atmosphere-ocean, 147-160, Vol. 35, No. 2.
  3. Wang, X., and G. Wu, 1997: The analysis of the relationship of spatial modes of summer precipitation anomalies over China and the general circulation. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 133-142, Vol. 21, No. 2.
  4. Wang, X., and G. Wu, 1997: Regional characteristics of summer precipitation anomalies over China. Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 153-163, Vol. 11, No. 2.
  5. Wang, X., and S.S.P. Shen, 1999: Estimation of spatial degrees of freedom of a climate field. J. Climate, 1280-1291, Vol. 12, No. 5. (cited by 43)
  6. Jin, F.-F., M. Kimoto, and X. Wang, 2001: A model of decadal ocean-atmosphere interaction in the North Pacific basin. Geophys. Res. Lett., 1531-1534, Vol. 28, No. 8. (cited by 25)
  7. Wang, X., F.-F. Jin, and Y. Wang, 2003: A tropical ocean recharge mechanism for climate variability. Part I: Equatorial heat content changes induced by the off-equatorial wind. J. Climate, 3585-3598, Vol. 16, No. 22. (Cited by 25)
  8. Wang, X., F.-F. Jin, and Y. Wang, 2003: A tropical ocean recharge mechanism for climate variability, Part II: A unified theory for decadal and ENSO modes. J. Climate, 3599-3616, Vol. 16, No. 22. (Cited by 23)
  9. Wang, X., Y. Chao, 2004: Simulated sea surface salinity variability in the tropical Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, L02302, doi:10.1029/2003GL01846. (cited by 56).
  10. Wang, X., Y. Chao, C. Dong, J. Farrara, Z. Li, J. C. McWilliams, J. D. Paduan, L. K. Rosenfeld, C. K. Shum, and Y. Wang, 2006: Tidal simulation using Regional Ocean Modeling System. In Proceedings of the Symposium on 15 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry, European Space Agency, SP-614.
  11. Li, P., Y. Chao, Q. Vu, Z. Li, J. Farrara, H. Zhang, X. Wang, 2006: OurOcean - An integrated solution to ocean monitoring and forecasting. In Proceedings of 2006 Oceans Conference.
  12. Wang, X., Y. Chao, C. Dong, J. Farrara, Z. Li, J. C. McWilliams, J. D. Paduan, L. K. Rosenfeld, 2009, Modeling tides in Monterey Bay, California. Deep Sea Research II, 219-231, Vol. 56, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.08.012. (cited by 52),
  13. Song, Y.T., R. Gross, X. Wang, and V. Zlotnicki, 2010: A non-Boussinesq terrain following OGCM for oceanographic and geodetic applications. Advances in Geosciences, 18 (Ocean Sciences, Eds. Gan et al.), 63-86.
  14. Breaker, L., Y.-H., Tseng, and X. Wang, 2010: On the natural oscillations of Monterey Bay: observations, modeling, and origins. Progress in Oceanography, 86, 380-395.
  15. Wang, X., Y. Chao, C. K. Shum, Y. Yi, and H. S. Fok, 2012: Comparison of two methods to assess ocean tide models. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology, 29, 1159-1167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00166.1
  16. Farrara, J., Y. Chao, Z. Li, X. Wang, X. Jin, H. Zhang, P. Li, Q. Vu, P. O. Olsson, G. C. Schoch, M. Halverson, M. A. Moline, J. C. McWilliams, F. Colas, 2013: A data-assimilative ocean forecasting system for the Prince William Sound and its evaluation of its performance during Sound Predictions 2009. Continental Shelf Research, 63, 193- 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2012.11.008
  17. Colas, F. X. Wang, X. Capet, Y. Chao, and J. C. McWilliams, 2013: Untangling the roles of wind, run-off and tides in Prince William Sound. Continental Shelf Research, 63, 79-89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2012.05.002.
  18. Wang, X., Y. Chao, D. R. Thompson, S. A. Chien, J. Farrara, P. Li, Q,. Vu, and H. Zhang, 2013: Multi-model ensemble forecasting and glider path planning in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. 63, 223-234, Continental Shelf Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2012.07.006 (cited by 9)
  19. Wang, X., Y. Chao, H. Zhang, J. Farrara, Z. Li, X. Jin, K. Park, F. Colas, J. C. McWilliams, C. Paternostro, C. K. Shum, Y. Yi, C. Schoch, and P. Olsson, 2013: Modeling tides and their influence on circulation in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Continental Shelf Research, 63, 126-137, http://dx.doi.org/j.csr.2012.08.016 (cited by 9)
  20. Halpern, D., D. Menemenlis, X. Wang, 2015: Impact of Data Assimilation on ECCO2 Equatorial Undercurrent and North Equatorial Countercurrent in the Pacific Ocean. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology, 32, 131-142, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00025.1
  21. Balmaseda, M.A., F. Hernandez, A. Storto, M.D. Palmer, O. Alves, L. Shi, G.C. Smith, T. Toyoda, M. Valdivieso, B. Barnier, D. Behringer, T. Boyer, Y-S. Chang, G.A. Chepurin, N. Ferry, G. Forget, Y. Fujii, S. Good, S. Guinehut, K. Haines, Y. Ishikawa, S. Keeley, A. Köhl, T. Lee, M.J. Martin, S. Masina, S. Masuda, B. Meyssignac, K. Mogensen, L. Parent, K.A. Peterson, Y.M. Tang, Y. Yin, G. Vernieres, X. Wang, J. Waters, R. Wedd, O. Wang, Y. Xue, M. Chevallier, J-F. Lemieux, F. Dupont, T. Kuragano, M. Kamachi, T. Awaji, A. Caltabiano, K. Wilmer-Becker, F. Gaillard, 2015: The Ocean Reanalyses Intercomparison Project (ORA-IP). J. Operational Oceanography, 8, 80-97, DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2015.1022329
  22. Valdivieso, M., K. Haines, M. Balmaseda, Y.-S. Chang, M. Drevillon, N. Ferry, Y, Fujiim A. Kohl, A. Storto, T. Toyoda X. Wang, J. Waters, Y. Xue, Y. Yin, B. Barnier, F. Hernandez, A. Kumar, T. Lee, S. Masina, K. A. Peterson, 2015, An assessment of air-sea heat fluxes from ocean and coupled reanalyses, Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2843-3.
  23. Toyoda, T., Y. Fujii, T. Kuragano, M. Kamachi, Y. Ishikawa, S. Masuda, K. Sato, T. Awaji, F. Hernandez, N. Ferry, S. Guinehut, M. J. Martin, K. A. Peterson, S. A. Good, M. Valdivieso, K. Valdivieso A. Stortom S. Masina, A. Kohl, H. Zuo, M. Balmaseda, Y. Yin, L., Shi, O. Alves, G. Smith, Y.-S. Chang, G. Vernieres, X. Wang, G. Forget, P. Heimbach, O. Wang, I. Fukumori, T. Lee, 2015, Intercomparison and validation of the mixed layer depth fields of global ocean syntheses, Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2637-7
  24. Toyoda, T., Y. Fujii, T. Kuragano, N. Kosugi, D. Sasano, M. Kamachi, Y. Ishikawa, S. Masuda, K. Sato, T. Awaji, F. Hernandez, N. Ferry, S. Guinehut, M. Martin, K. A. Peterson, S. A. Good, M. Valdivieso, K. Haines, A. Haines, S. Masina, A. Kohl, Y. Yin, L. Shi, O. Alves, G. Smith, Y.-S. Chang, G. Vernieres, X. Wang, G. Forget, P. Heimbach, O. Wang, I. Fukumori, T. Lee, H. Zuo, M. Balmaseda, 2015, Interannual‑decadal variability of wintertime mixed layer depths in the North Pacific detected by an ensemble of ocean syntheses, Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2762-3
  25. Shi, L., O. Alves, R. Wedd, M. A. Balmaseda, Y. Chang, G. Chepurin, N. Ferry, Y. Fujii, F. Gaillard, S. A. Good, S. Guinehut, K. Haines, F. Hernandez, T. Lee, M. Palmer, K.A. Peterson, S. Masuda, A. Storto, T. Toyoda, M. Valdivies, G. Vernieres, X. Wang, Y. Yin, 2015, An assessment of upper ocean salinity content from the Ocean Reanalyses Inter-comparison Project (ORA-IP), Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2868-7
  26. Storto, A., S. Masina, M. Balmaseda, S. Guinehut Y. Xue, T. Szekely, I. Fukumori, G. Forget, Y.-S. Chang, S. A. Good, A. Hohl, G. Vernieres, N. Ferry, K. A. Peterson, D. Behringer, M. Ishii, S. Masuda, Y. Fujii, T. Toyoda, Y. Yin, M. Valdivieso, B. Barnier, T. Boyer, T. Lee, J. Gourrion, O. Wang, P. Heimback, A. Rosati, R. Kovach, F. Hernandez, M. J. Martin, M. Marti, T. Marti, K. Mogensen, O. Alves, K. Haines, X. Wang, 2015, Steric sea level variability (1993-2010) in an ensemble of ocean reanalyses and objective analyses, Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2554-9
  27. Wang, X., L. Zhao, Z. Li, D. Menemenlis, 2015, Regional ocean forecasting systems and their applications: Design considerations of such a system for the South China Sea, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, 18(4), 443-453, DOI: 10.1080/14634988.2015.1112123
  28. Chevallier, M, G. C. Smith, F. Dupont, J.-F. Lemieux, G. Forget, Y. Fujii, F. Hernandez, R. Msadek, K. A. Peterson, A. Storto, T. Toyoda, M. Valdivieso, G. Vernieres, H. Zuo, M. Balmaseda, Y.-S. Chang, N. Ferry, G. Garric, K. Haines, S. Keeley, R. M. Kovach, T. Kuragano, S. Masina, Y. Tang, H. Tsujino, X. Wang, 2015, Clim, Dyn, Intercomparison of the Arctic sea ice cover in global ocean-sea ice reanalyses from the ORA-IP project, DOI 10.1007/s00382-016-2985-y
  29. Zhao, L.-Q;, X. Wang, 2018, Numerical investigation of parallel plane jets at low Reynolds number, European Journal of Mechanics /B Fluids, 67, 211-219
  30. Hu, Z.-Z., A. Kumar, J. Zhu, B. Huang, Y. Tseng, X. Wang, 2017, On the Shortening of the Lead Time of Ocean Warm Water Volume to ENSO SST Since 2000, Nature Scientific Reports, 7: 4294, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04566-z
  31. Yi, J., J. Johnson, X. Wang, 2017, On the estimation of wind speed diurnal cycles using CYGNSS and ASCAT measurements, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letter, Vol. 16, No. 2, 168-171
  32. Wang, X., Y. Zou, X. He, 2018, Evaluation of ocean forecasting in the East China Sea, Chapter 14 in Coastal Environment, Disaster, and Infrastructure, X. San Liang and Yuanzhi Zhang, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80319.
  33. Wu, Q. , X. Wang, X. He, W. Liang, 2018, Validation and Application of SMAP SSS Observation in Chinese Coastal Seas, Chapter 15 in Coastal Environment, Disaster, and Infrastructure, X. San Liang and Yuanzhi Zhang, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80318
  34. Lin, Z., X. Wang, P. Xiu, F. Chai, Q. Wu, 2019, Boundary phosphate transport of the East China Sea and its influence on biological processes, J, of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7, 79-104

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