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Xiaochun (Adam) Wang

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, P.R. China (1986)
  • 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)
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu (2001)

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

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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. (Jan. 2008 - present)
    • Assistant Researcher
  • Raytheon ITSS, Pasadena, California, U.S.A (Jan. 2004 - December 2008)
    • Senior Physics Engineer
  • JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A. (Jan. 2002-Dec. 2003)
    • 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. 1992-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 Publications
  1. 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, 56, 219-231, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.08.012.
  2. Wang, X., and Y. Chao, 2004: Simulated Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the Tropical Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol 31, L02302, doi:10.1029/2003GL018146.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Wang, X., and G. Wu, 1997: Regional Characteristics of Summer Precipitation Anomalies over China. Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 153-163, Vol. 11, No. 2.
  10. Wu G., F. Song, J. Wang, and X. Wang, 1995: Neighborhood Response of Rainfall to Tropical Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Data Analysis, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 663-676, Vol. 19, No. 6
  11. 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.
  12. Wang, X., Y.Cai, and Y. Liang, 1994: The Detection of the Inhomogeneity of Yearly-mean Surface Temperature Data Using the Bivariate-Test Method. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 856-867, Vol. 18, Sup.
  13. Wang, X., 1994: On the Abrupt Seasonal Change in the General Circulation over South and Southeast Asia Area. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 303-309, Vol. 18, No. 3.
  14. Yan, Z., Z. Li, and X. Wang, 1993: An Analysis of Decade-to-century-scale Climate Jumps in History, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 663-672, Vol. 17, No. 6.
  15. Liang, Y., X. Wang, Z. Kong, N. Du, and D.Cheng, 1991: The Application of Successive Discriminate Analysis in the Reconstruction of Paleoclimate. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1731-1734, Vol. 36, No. 22.

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