NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yuan Dongliang


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Dongliang Yuan, Ph. D.

7 Nanhai Road, Qingdao 266071, P.R. China

Tel: 86-532-82898510, Email:


Ph. D.,    Department of Oceanography, Florida State University (September 1, 1991-August 15, 1995);

Summer School for Earth Sciences, Processes of Global Change, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA (August 1-15, 1995);

M.S.,     Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (September 1, 1988-July 20, 1991);

B.S.,      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University (September 1, 1984-July 1, 1988).


Outstanding Young Scientist career award by the NSF of China in 2008;

Chief Guest Editor of the special issue of Deep Sea Research II on “Kuroshio and Seas of China”;

Invited speaker at the MOCA-09 meeting DOES session at Montreal, CA;

Chair of Kuroshio and the Ocean Circulation in the Asian Marginal Seas” at 2009 Pacific and Asian Marginal Seas (PAMS) meeting at Pusan, Republic of Korea;

Chair of Interactions Between the Kuroshio and Marginal Seas of China and Their Environmental Impact” at 2008 Ocean Science Meeting at Orlando, FL;

Chair of “Marginal Sea: Physical and Biogeochemical Aspects I” at 2006 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Beijing;

Invited Speeker at “The 9th CAS Cross-Strait Young Atmospheric Scientists conference” in Kunming, China, 2006.

“Hundreds-Talent Program” professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2006;

Co-chair of Scientific Assessment of Coastal Ocean Informatics Systems at 2004 AGU fall meeting at San Francisco;

Chair of Tropical Oceanography and the impact of the El Niño at 2003 AGU fall meeting at San Francisco;

Fellowship, USRA (1998-2001);

Prize in National University General Physics Competition in China (1986);

Prize in University Mathematics Competition in Beijing University (1986);

Scholarship of Beijing University.


Full research professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS (Feb. 6, 2006-present);

Scientist II, ORA/NESDIS, NOAA (Feb. 1, 2005-Oct. 15, 2005);

Senior Scientist/Data Specialist, NASA Goddard Earth Science, Data and InformationServiceCenter, Distributed ActiveArchiveCenter (Oct. 1, 2002-Jan. 31, 2005);

Assistant Research Scientist, GEST/University of Maryland, Baltimore County, working at Code 971, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Oct. 1, 2000- Sept. 30, 2002);

Visiting Fellow, University Space Research Association, working at Code 971, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Feb. 1, 1998 – Sep. 30, 2000);

Postdoctor, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University (Oct. 1, 1995 – Jan. 31, 1998);

 Field and Lab Experience:

Lead regular hydrographic survey cruises in the western Pacific and the adjacent marginal seas as one of the chief scientists;

Experienced in large-scale numerical modeling and data assimilation;

Familiar with the format and quality of satellite ocean color, sea level, wind, and sea surface temperature data, the procedure of their processing, archiving, and sub-setting.

 Professional Membership:

American Geophysical Union, (1993-present);

American Meteorological Society, (1995-present);

Chinese-American Ocean and Atmosphere Association (life member)

Chinese Society of Oceanography and Limnology (2007-present).


Yuan, D., and Y. Hsueh, 2009: Dynamics of the cross-shelf circulation in the Yellow and East China Seas in winter. (Submitted to Deep Sea Research II)

Yuan, D., R. Li, H. Zhou, F. Wang, H. Lei, and D. Hu, 2009: Observation of cross-shelf penetrating fronts off the Changjiang mouth. (Submitted to Deep Sea Res. II)

He, L., and D. Yuan, 2009: Variability of Cross-shelf Penetrating Fronts off the Southeast Coasts of China based on multiple-satellite observations. (Submitted to Deep Sea Res. II)

Wang Z., D. Yuan, Y. Hou. (2009). Effects of meridional winds on a gap-leaping western boundary current. J. Oceanol. Limn. (in press)

Yuan, D., 2009: Long wave dynamics of the Indian Ocean Dipole events. J. Phys. Oceangr., 39, 1115-1132, doi:10.1175/2008JPO3900.1.

Yuan, D. 2009: Interannual horizontal heat advection in the surface mixed layer over the equatorial Pacific Ocean: Assimilation versus TAO analyses, Theoratical and Applied Climatology (CLIVAR Special issue), 97:3-15, doi:10.1007/s00704-008-0068-7

Yuan, D., and R. Li, 2008: Dynamics of the eddy-induced Kuroshio variability in the Luzon Strait. J. Trop. Oceanogr., 27(4), 1-9. (in Chinese with English abstract).

Han, W., P. Webster, J.-L. Lin, W. T. Liu, R. Fu, D. Yuan, and A. Hu, 2008: Dynamics of intraseasonal sea level and thermocline variability in the equatorial Atlantic during 2002-2003, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 945-967.

Yuan, D., J. Zhu, C. Li, and D. Hu, 2008: Cross-shelf circulation in the Yellow and East China Seas indicated by MODIS satellite observations. J. Mar. Sys., 70/1-2, 134-149, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.04.002.

Yuan, D., W. Han, and D. Hu, 2007: Anti-cyclonic eddies northwest of Luzon during summer-fall observed by satellite altimeters. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L13610, doi: 10.1029/2007GL029401.

Han, W., D. Yuan, W.T. Liu, and D.J. Halkides, 2007: Intraseasonal variability of Indian Ocean sea surface temperature during northern winter: MJO versus submonthly forcing and processes. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C04001, doi:10.1029/2006JC003791.

Wu, L., F. Wang, D. Yuan, and M. Cui, 2007: Evolution of freshwater plumes and salinity fronts in the northern Bay of Bengal. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C08017, doi:10.1029/2005JC003308.

Yuan, D., W. Han, and D. Hu, 2006: Surface Kuroshio path in the Luzon Strait area derived from satellite remote sensing data. J. Geophys. Res., 111, C11007, doi:10.1029/2005JC003412.

Yuan, D., 2006: Dynamics of the cold water event off the southeast coast of the United States in the summer of 2003. J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 36, No. 10, 1912–1927.

Yuan, D., and W. Han, 2006: Roles of equatorial waves and western boundary reflection in the seasonal circulation of the equatorial Indian Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr. Vol. 36, No. 5, 930-944.

Yuan, D., F.L. Qiao, and J. Su, 2005: Cross-shelf penetrating fronts off the southeast coast of China observed by MODIS. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 19, L19603, 10.1029/2005GL023815.

Yuan, D., 2005: Role of the Kelvin and Rossby waves in the seasonal cycle of the equatorial Pacific Ocean circulation. J. Geophys. Res., 110(C04004),10.1029/2004JC002344.

Yuan, D., M.M. Rienecker, and P.S. Schopf, 2004: Long wave dynamics of the interannual variability in a numerical hindcast of the equatorial Pacific Ocean circulation during the 1990s. J. Geophys. Res., 109(C05019), doi: 10.1029/2003JC001936.

Yuan, D., and M.M. Rienecker, 2003: Inverse estimation of sea surface heat flux over the equatorial Pacific Ocean: Seasonal cycle. J. Geophys. Res., 108(C8), 3247, doi:10.1029/2002JC001367.

Yuan, D., 2002: A numerical study of barotropicly forced intrusion in DeSoto Canyon. J. Geophys. Res., 107(C2), 10.1029/2001JC000793.

Yuan, D., 2002: A numerical study of the South China Sea deep circulation and its relation to the Luzon Strait transport. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 21(2), 187-202.

Hetland, R., Y. Hsueh, and D. Yuan, 2001: On the decay of a baroclinic jet flowing along a continental slope. J. Geophys. Res., 106(C9), 19,797-19,807.

Yuan, D., and Y. Hsueh, 1998: Inverse determination of surface heat flux over the Yellow Sea in winter 1986 from sea surface temperature data. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 984-990.

Dewar, W. K., Y. Hsueh, T. J. McDougall, and D. Yuan, 1998: Calculation of pressure in ocean simulations. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 577-588.

Hsueh, Y., and D. Yuan, 1997: A numerical study of the currents, heat advection and sea level fluctuations in the Yellow Sea in winter 1986. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 27, 2313-2326.

Conference Proceedings

Yuan, D., and M.M. Rienecker, 2001: Inverse estimation of surface heat flux over the equatorial Pacific from sea surface temperature observations. WCRP/SCOR Workshop on intercomparison and validation of ocean-atmosphere flux fields, Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland, USA, May 21-24, 2001.

Yuan, D., and A. Savtchenko, 2003: Horizontal sea surface temperature gradients: MODIS satellite observations versus Reynolds analysis. Proceedings of IGARSS 2003 meeting, Toulouse, France, 2003 IEEE, ISBN: 0-7803-7930-6. (EI)

Savtchenko, A.K., D. Ouzounov, A. Gopalan, D. Yuan, D. Nickless, and D. Ostrenga, 2003: MODIS Data from Terra and Aqua Satellites. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), v 5, 2003, p 3028-3030. (EI)

Numerous abstracts published in proceedings of domestic and international conferences, meetings, and workshops.

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