NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences


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Name: Dezhou Yang

Title: Professor

Research Field: Physical Oceanography; Numerical simulation.
Tel/Fax: 86-532-82898931


2016-Professor, Institute of Oceanology, CAS

2018-2019 Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA
2017 Young scientist exchange program, AIMS and University of New South Wales, Australia 
2016 Visiting scholar, University of Maine, USA 
Ph.D. 2011. Graduate University of CAS
M.Sc. 2004. Graduate University of CAS
B.Sc. 2001. Ocean University of China


Scientific achievements

1. New findings: discover vertical structure of Kuroshio intrusion branch current and give a name for this structure which plays a vital role in onshore material transport from Kuroshio to coastal sea. Yang, et al., JGR, 2011, 2012; Xu, Yang, et al., JGR, 2018, Yang, et al. PO, 2018; Xu, Yang*, et al., JGR, 2020.

2. New theory: first propose the topographic beta spiral theory, which reveals a long-term missing link between the ocean theory and shelf dynamic theory and is one kind of very important and common spirals in the world oceans. Yang, et al., GRL, 2018; Yang et al., CSR, 2020.

3. Numerical modelset up a high resolution ocean current model in western Pacific Ocean, and model results have been released at Yang, et al. PO, 2018; Shi, Yang*, et al., Scientific Reports, 2018; Shi, Yang*, et al., JO, 2020; Shi, Yang*, et al., JOL, 2020.




Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDA19060203);

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No. 41876019; 41576023; 41376030);

Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDB42000000);

National Key Research, Development Program of China (Nos. 2017YFC1404000, 2016YFC1401601);

NKRDP, Sino-Australian Center for Healthy Coasts (No. 2016YFE0101500);

CAS-CSIRO BAU project (No. 133137KYSB20180141);

Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDB42040201).


Professional Memberships:

Guest Professor, Shandong University;

Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Oceanology and Limnology;

Member, Marine and fishery science and technology committee of Shandong Province;

Reviewer, National Science Foundation of China.

Research Interests: 
Numerical simulation; Interaction between open sea and coastal sea; Mesoscale eddies; Physical-biological coupled model.

Selected Publications (within 5 years):

1. Yang D.*, Huang R. X., Feng X., Qi J., Gao G., Yin B. (2020), Wind stress over the Pacific Ocean east of Japan drives the shelf circulation east of China, Continental Shelf Research,104122,

2. Xu, L., Yang, D.*, Jim Greenwood, Xingru Feng, Guandong Gao, Jifeng Qi, Xuan Cui, & Yin, B. (2020). Riverine and oceanic nutrients govern different algal bloom domain near the Changjiang Estuary in summer. Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeosciences, (Accepted).

3. Xu, L., Yang, D.*, Benthuysen, J. A., & Yin, B. (2019). Key Dynamical Factors Driving the Kuroshio Subsurface Water to Reach the Zhejiang Coastal Area. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 123(12):9061-9081.

4. Yang, D., Yin, B., Chai F., Feng, X., Xue H., & Qi, J., et al. (2018). The onshore intrusion of Kuroshio subsurface water from February to July and a mechanism for the intrusion variation. Progress in Oceanography, 167(2018), 97-115.

5. Yang, D., Huang, R. X., Yin, B., Feng, X., Chen, H., & Qi, J., et al. (2018). Topographic beta spiral and onshore intrusion of the Kuroshio Current. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(1):287-296.

6. Yang, D., Yin, B., Liu, Z., Bai, T., Qi, J., & Chen, H. (2012). Numerical study on the pattern and origins of kuroshio branches in the bottom water of southern East China Sea in summer. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 117(C2), doi:10.1029/2011JC007528.

7. Yang, D., Yin, B., Liu, Z., & Feng, X. (2011). Numerical study of the ocean circulation on the East China Sea shelf and a Kuroshio bottom branch northeast of Taiwan in summer. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116(C5), doi:10.1029/2010JC006777.

8. Yang, D., Yin, B., Sun, J., & Zhang, Y. (2013). Numerical study on the origins and the forcing mechanism of the phosphate in upwelling areas off the coast of zhejiang province, china in summer. Journal of Marine Systems, 123–124(4), 1-18.

9.Shi, Y., Yang D.*, Feng, X., Qi, J., Yang H. and Yin B. (2018), One possible mechanism for eddy distribution in zonal current with meridional shear, Scientific Reports, 10.1038/s41598-018-28465-z.

10. Shi Y., Yang D.* et al., (2020), The effect of background flow shear on the topographic Rossby wave, J. Oceanogr., DOI: 10.1007/s10872-020-00546-6.


Meetings (within 2 years)

2020, Keynote Speaker, Western Boundary Current-Subtropical Continental Shelf Interactions Workshop, University of Georgia.

2019, Invited speaker, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS.

2018, Oral, AGU meeting, Topographic beta spiral and onshore intrusion of the Kuroshio Current.

2018, Oral, Townsville, Australia, Kuroshio intrusion and its influence on the shelf ecosystem.



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