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Jinbo Wang

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 300-323C

Pasadena, CA 91109





Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Ocean Circulation And Air Sea Interaction


  • B.S., Meteorology, Lanzhou University, China (2002)
  • M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, China (2005)
  • M.S., Physical Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program (2008)
  • Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program (2011)

Professional Experience

  • 2011-2012, Postdoc, Woods Hole Oceanographic institution
  • 2013-2015, Postdoc, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 2015-present, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Research Interests

Hydrodynamic instability, Quasi-geostrophic flow, eddy dynamics, application of satellite data in studying ocean circulation, Southern Ocean Circulation, Lagrangian particle simulation

Selected Publications

  1. Wang, J., L-L Fu, 2021: A note on the sea surface height, steric height, and bottom pressure (JPO, in prep).
  2. M. Archer, Z. Li, J. Wang, L. L. Fu, 2021: A multi-scale data assimilation system in support of the SWOT satellite mission, Part II: Performance evaluation with independent in-situ observations, (JGR Oceans, submitted).
  3. Z. Li, M. Archer, J. Wang, L. L. Fu, 2021: A multi-scale data assimilation system in support of the SWOT satellite mission, Part I: A four-dimensional algorithm and implementation, (JGR Oceans, submitted).
  4. J. Wang, L-L Fu, B. Haines, and coauthors, 2021: On the development of SWOT in-situ Calibration/Validation of the short-wavelength ocean topography, (JTECH, submitted).
  5. Su Z., H. Torres, P. Klein, A. F. Thompson, L. Siegelman, J. Wang, D. Menemenlis, C. Hill, 2020: High‐Frequency Submesoscale Motions Enhance the Upward Vertical Heat Transport in the Global Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2020JC016544.
  6. Qiu B., S. Chen, P. Klein, H. Torres, J. Wang, L-L. Fu, D. Menemenlis, 2020: Reconstructing Upper Ocean Vertical Velocity Field from Sea Surface Height in the Presence of Unbalanced Motion, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0172.1.
  7. Mazloff, M., S. Gille, B. Cornulle, J. Wang, 2020: The Importance of Remote Forcing for Regional Modeling of Internal Waves, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1029/2019JC015623.
  8. Li, Z., J. Wang, L.L. Fu, 2019; An Observing System Simulation Experiment for Ocean State Estimation to Assess the Performance of the SWOT Mission: Part 1-A Twin Experiment, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI: 10.1029/2018JC014869.
  9. F. d'Ovidio, A. Pascual, J. Wang, A. Doglioli, Z. Jing, S. Moreau, G. Gregori, S. Swart, S. Speich, F. Cyr, B. Legresy, Y. Chao, L. L. Fu, R. A. Morrow, 2019: Frontiers in fine scale in-situ studies: opportunities during the SWOT fast sampling phase, Frontiers, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00168.
  10. Rosemary M., L.L. Fu, F. Ardhuin, M. Benkiran, B. Chapron, E. Cosme, F. d'Ovidio, J. T. Farrar, S. T. Gille, G. Lapeyre, P.-Y. Le Traon, A. Pascual, A. Ponte, B. Qiu, N. Rascle, R. Samelson, C. Ubelmann, J. Wang, E. D. Zaron. 2019: Global observations of fine-scale ocean surface topography with the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission, Frontier, DOI:10.3389/fmars.2019.00232.
  11. Zhao, Z., J. Wang, D. Menemenlis, L. Fu, S. Chen, and B. Qiu, 2019: Decomposition of the Multimodal Multidirectional M2 Internal Tide Field. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.,36, 1157-1173,
  12. Torres H., P. Klein, L. Siegelman, C. Ubelmann, B. Qiu, S. Chen, D. Menemenlis, J. Wang, O. Vergara, 2019: Interactions between Balanced Motions and Internal Gravity Waves: Can we diagnose them from space? Doi: 10.1029/2019GL083675, GRL.
  13. Wang, J., Lee-Lueng Fu, H. S. Torres, S. Chen, B. Qiu, D. Menemenlis, 2019: On the spatial scales to be resolved by the surface water and ocean topography Ka-band Radar interferometer, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0119.1.
  14. Wang, J., Lee-Lueng Fu, 2019: On the long-wavelength validation of the SWOT KaRIn measurement, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol, 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0148.1.
  15. L. D. Talley, I. Rosso, I. Kamenkovich, M. E. Mazloff, J. Wang, E. Boss, A. R. Gray, K. S. Johnson, R. Key, S. C. Riser, N. L. Williams, and J.L. Sarmiento, 2019, Southern Ocean biogeochemical float deployment strategies, with example from the Greenwich Meridian line (GO-SHIP A12), Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,
  16. Torres, H., P. Klein, D. Menemenlis, B. Qiu, Z. Su, J. Wang, S. Chen, Lee-Lueng Fu, 2018, Partitioning ocean motions into balanced motions and internal gravity waves from space, JGR, doi: 10.1029/2018JC014438.
  17. V. Tamsitt, R. P. Abernathey, M. R. Mazloff, J. Wang, and L. D. Talley, 2018: Transformation of deep water masses along Lagrangian upwelling pathways in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 10.1002/2017JC013409.
  18. Qiu, B., S. Chen, P. Klein, J. Wang, H. Torres, L.-L. Fu, and D. Menemenlis, 2018: Seasonality in Transition Scale from Balanced to Unbalanced Motions in the World Ocean. J Phys Oceanogr, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0169.1.
  19. Su, Z., J. Wang, P. Klein, A. F. Thompson, and D. Menemenlis, 2018: Ocean submesoscales as a key component of the global heat budget. Nature Communications, 9, 775, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02983-w.
  20. Tamsitt, V. and Coauthors, 2018: Spiraling pathways of global deep waters to the surface of the Southern Ocean. Nat Commun, 8, 172, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00197-0.
  21. Sebille, E. van and Coauthors, 2018: Lagrangian ocean analysis: fundamentals and practices. Ocean Model, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.11.008.
  22. Wang, J., L.-L. Fu, B. Qiu, D. Menemenlis, J. T. Farrar, Y. Chao, A. Thompson, and M. Flexas, 2018: An observing system simulation experiment for the calibration and validation of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography sea surface height measurement using in-situ platforms. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., doi:10.1175/JTECH-D- 17-0076.1.
  23. Wang, J., M. R. Mazloff, and S. T. Gille, 2016: The effect of the Kerguelen Plateau on the ocean circulation. doi:10.1175/jpo-d-15-0216.1.
  24. LaCasce J., J. Wang, 2015: Estimating Subsurface Velocities from Surface Fields with Idealized Stratification. J Phys Oceanogr, 45, 2424-2435, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0206.1.
  25. Wang, T., Y. Du, W. Zhuang, J. Wang (2015), Connection of Sea Level Variability between Tropical Western Pacific and Southern Indian Ocean during Recent Two Decades. Science China-D.
  26. Liu, L., Peng, S., Wang, J., & Huang, R. X. (2014). Retrieving density and velocity fields of the ocean's interior from surface data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119, 8512-8529, doi:10.1002/2014JC010221.
  27. Wang, J., M. R. Mazloff, S. T. Gille (2014), Pathways of Agulhas Waters poleward of 29S, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, doi:10.1002/2014JC010049.
  28. Wang, J., G. Flierl, J. LaCasce, J. McClean, A. Mahadevan (2013), Reconstructing the ocean's interior from surface data, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 16111626, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0204.1.
  29. Wang, J., M. Spall, G. Flierl, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (2013), Nonlinear radiating instabilities of an eastern boundary current, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43(7), 14391452, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0174.1.
  30. Wang, J., M. Spall, G. Flierl, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (2012), A new mechanism for the generation
of quasi-zonal jets in the ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L10601, doi:10.1029/2012GL051861.
  31. Wang, J., W.H. Qian, and X. Zhang (2007), Relationship between the tropical cyclone genesis over the Northwest Pacific and sea surface temperature anomalies. Progress in Natural Sciences, 17(11): 69-73.
  32. Wang, J., and W.H. Qian (2005), Statistical analysis of tropical cyclone impact on the China mainland during the last half century. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 48(5): 1069-1077.