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Yanxin Wang

Yanxin WangYanxin Wang stands in front of a river.

 

Email: Yanxin.Wang@uea.ac.uk

ORCiD

 

Profile

I got a Bachelor Degree of Science in Atmospheric Science from Ocean University of China and a master degree of Natural Science in Physical Oceanography from Xiamen University. My undergraduate dissertation is about to forecast the bottom temperature of Coastal East China Sea based on the atmospheric conditions. The subject of my Master’s thesis is “Variability of the Kuroshio Extension sea surface temperature front”.

 

Current Research

‘Antarctic shelf sea processes’

I will use the glider data to assess the small-scale spatial and temporal characteristics of the water masses on Antarctic shelf. All the temporal and spatial variability will be compared with the coupled climate models available for CMIP. Of particular interest will be the comparison of the Weddell, Ross and Amundsen Seas. By comparing the observational and modeling estimates, I will assess the capability of state-of-the art ocean and climate models and find their deficiencies. Idealised and sensitivity experiments with the aim of better representation of Antarctic water masses and shelf processes will also be undertaken so that I can identify key Antarctic shelf processes that have to be included in future climate models.

 

Publications

Wang, Yanxin, Xiaoyi Yang, and Jianyu Hu. Position variability of the Kuroshio Extension sea surface temperature front. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 35.7 (2016): 30-35.

 

Conferences

  • International Workshop on South China Sea Coastal and Ocean Meso-scale Processes, 05/2016, Hongkong
  • Poster presentation “Position variability of the Kuroshio Extension sea surface temperature front”
  • The Third Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 01/2017, Xiamen
  • Poster presentation “Intensity variability of the Kuroshio Extension sea surface temperature front”

 

Supervisory Team

Professor Karen Heywood

Professor David Stevens