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Dr. Jiayan Yang

Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography

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Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-3297
jyang@whoi.edu
Building: Clark 303A

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #21
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

Dynamics of semi-enclosed marginal seas; interactions between shelf/marginal seas and the open ocean; numerical and theoretical studies of ocean circulation; Arctic ocean-ice interactions.

Work Experience

  • NOAA Climate and Global Changes Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991-93
  • Visiting Scientist, Center of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, January - April, 1994
  • Assistant Scientist, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-98
  • Visiting Scientist, University Space Research Association, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 1996-99
  • Associate Scientist, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-2002
  • Associate Scientist with Tenure, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002-2007
  • Senior Scientist, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-present

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University, 1991 (Physical Oceanography)
M.Sc., University of Washington, 1987 (Physical Oceanography)
B.Sc., Shandong College of Oceanography, P. R. China, 1983 (Applied Mathematics)