Faculty and Staff
YAN Xiaomei
Title: Associate researcher
Research Field: Physical Oceanography
Department: Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves
Tel/Fax: +86-0532-82896093

2017.01-present, Associate Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, CAS
2017.12-2018.12, Visiting Scholar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2011.08-2016.12, Assistant Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, CAS


2006.09-2011.07, Ph.D, Institute of Oceanology, CAS
2002.09-2006.07, B.S, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China


Research Interests
Western boundary currents dynamics; Eddy-mean flow interaction


Selected Publications
1. Yan, X., D. Kang, E.N. Curchitser, and C. Pang, 2019: Energetics of Eddy–Mean Flow Interactions along the Western Boundary Currents in the North Pacific. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 49, 789–810,
2. Yan Xiaomei, Xiao-Hua Zhu, Chongguang Pang, and Linlin Zhang, 2016, Effects of mesoscale eddies on the volume transport and branch pattern of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(10),7683-7700, doi:10.1002/2016JC012038.
3. Zhang Linlin, Xiaomei Yan, Che Sun, and Dunxin Hu, 2016, Variability of Antarctic Intermediate Water south of Australia and its relationship with frontal waves, Sci. China Earth Sci., 59, 1674-1682, doi:10.1007/s11430-015-0179-5
4. Yan, X. M., and C. Sun. 2015. An altimetric transport index for Kuroshio inflow northeast of Taiwan Island. Science China Earth Sciences, 1-10, doi: 10.1007/s11430-014-5024-z.
5. Yan, X. M., Y. Li, and Y. S. Xu. 2014. Analysis of temporal-spatial variations of turbulent diapycnal mixing in the northwestern Pacific. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 45(6): 1148-1157. (in Chinese)
6. Sun, C. and X. M. Yan. 2012. Interannual variations of surface winds over China marginal seas. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 30(6): 922-932.
7. Sun, C., X. M. Yan and X. Ma. 2012. Interdecadal variations of surface winds over China marginal seas. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 30(6): 908-921.
8. Sun, C., L. L. Zhang and X. M. Yan. 2011. Stream-coordinate structure of oceanic jets based on merged altimeter data. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 29(1): 1-9.
9. Ying, R. G., X. M. Yan and C. Sun. 2010. Hydrography of the Kuroshio northeast of Taiwan with a streamfunction projection method. 41(4): 633-638. (in Chinese)