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Selected Recent Publications (2000-present):

Yang, J., and J. F. Price, 2000. Water-mass formation and potential vorticity balance in an abyssal ocean circulation. Journal of Marine Research, 58(5), 789-808.

Yang, J., J. Comiso, R. Krishfield, and S. Honjo, 2001. Synoptic storms and the development of the 1997 warming and freshening event in the Beaufort Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 799-802.

Comiso, J. C., J. Yang, S. Honjo, and R. Krishfield, 2003. The detection of change in the Arctic using satellite and buoy data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(C12), 3384, doi: 10.1029/2002JC001347.

Yang, J. and T. M. Joyce, 2003. How do high-latitude North Atlantic climate signals negotiate the crossover between the Deep Western Boundary Current and the Gulf Stream? Geophysical Research Letters, 30(2), 1070, doi:10.1029/2002GLO15366.

Yang, J., 2003. On the importance of resolving the western boundary layer in ocean general circulation models. Ocean Modeling, 5, 357-379.

Yang, J., J. Comiso, D. Walsh, R. Krishfield, and S. Honjo, 2004.  Storm-driven mixing in the upper Arctic Ocean and potential impact on the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(C4), doi:10.1029/2001JC001248.

Joyce, T., C. Frankignoul, J. Yang, and H. Phillips, 2004. Ocean response and feedback to the SST dipole in the tropical Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 31, 2525-2540.

Yang, J., 2005. The Arctic and Subarctic-Ocean Flux of Potential Vorticity and the Arctic Ocean circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35, 2387-2407.

Proshutinsky, A., J. Yang, and 11 other co-authors, 2005.  Arctic Ocean Study – Synthesis of Model Results and Observations, EOS, 86, 368-371.

Yang, J., and T. Joyce, 2006.  Local and equatorial forcing of seasonal variations of the North Equatorial Countercurrent in the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36, 238–254.

Yang, J., 2006.  The seasonal variability of the Arctic Ocean Ekman transport and its contribution to the oceanic heat and salt fluxes. Journal of Climate, 19(20), 5366-5387.

Yang, J. and J. Comiso, 2007. An unexpected seasonal variability of salinity in the Beaufort Sea upper layer in 1996–1998.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C05034, doi:10.1029/ 2004JC002716.

Yang, J., and J. F. Price, 2007. Potential-vorticity constraint on the flow between two basins.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 2251-2266.

Yang, J., 2007.  An oceanic current against the wind:  How does Taiwan Island steer warm water into the East China Sea?  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 2563-2569.

Lin, X., J. Yang, P Zhai, and D. Wu, 2008.  Explaining the global distribution of peak-spectrum variability of sea surface height. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L14602, doi:10.1029/ 2008GL034312.

Yang J., D. Wu, and X. Lin, 2008.  On the dynamics of the South China Sea Warm Current.  J. Geophys. Res., 113, C08003, doi:10.1029/2007JC004427.

Wu D., Y. Wang, X. Lin, and J. Yang, 2008. On the mechanism of the cyclonic circulation in the Gulf of Tonkin in the summer.   J. Geophys. Res., 113, C09029, doi:10.1029/2007JC004208.

Kida, S., J. Price, and J. Yang, 2008.  The Upper-Oceanic Response to Overflows: A Mechanism for the Azores Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38, 880-895.

Kida, S., J. Yang, and J. Price, 2009.  Marginal sea overflows and open ocean interactions. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39, 387-403.

Legg, S., and CPT Co-PIs, 2009.  Improving oceanic overflow representation in climate models:  the gravity current entrainment climate process team.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90(5), 657-670.

Yang, J., 2009.  Interannual and seasonal variability of upwelling and downwelling in the Beaufort Sea.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C00A14, 13 PP., doi:10.1029/2008JC005084.

Pickart, R., G. W. K.  Moore, D. J. Torres, P. S. Fratantoni, R. A. Goldsmith, and J. Yang, 2009.  Upwelling on the continental slope of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea:  Storms, ice and oceanographic response.  JGR-Oceans, 114, C00A13, doi:10.1029/2008JC00509.

Ma, C., J. Yang, D. Wu, and X. Lin, 2010.   The Kuroshio Extension:  a leading mechanism for the seasonal sea-level variability along the west coast of Japan.  Ocean Dynamics, 60(3), 667-672, doi:10.1007/s10236-009-0239-9.

Ma, C., D. Wu, X. Lin, and J. Yang, 2010.  An open-ocean forcing in the East China and Yellow seas.  J. Geophys. Res., 115, C12056.doi:10.1029/2010JC006179.

Lin, X., J. Yang, J. Guo, Z. Zhang, Y. Yin, X. Song, and S. Zhang,  2011.  An asymmetric upwind flow, Yellow Sea Warm Current: 1.  New Observations in the western Yellow Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C04026, doi:10.1029/2010JC006513.

Lin, X., and J. Yang, 2011.  An asymmetric upwind current –Yellow Sea Warm Current: 2.  Arrested topographic waves in response to the northwesterly wind.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C04027, 10.1029/2010JC006514.

Andres, M., Y.-O. Kwon, and J. Yang, 2011. Observations of the Kuroshio’s barotropic and baroclinic responses to basin-wide wind forcing.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C04011, 12 PP., doi:10.1029/2010JC006863.

Ma, C., X. Lin, D. Wu, and J. Yang, 2012. On the mechanism of seasonal variation of the Tsushima Warm Current. Continental Shelf Research, 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.

Yang, J., and L. J. Pratt, 2013. On the effective capacity of dense-water reservoir for the Nordic Seas overflow: some effects of topography and wind stress. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43(2), 418–431, doi:

Andres, M.,J. Yang, and Y.-O. Kwon, 2013.  Adjustment of a wind-driven two-layer system with mid-basin topography.  Journal of Marine Research, 70, 851-882.

Yang, J., et al. 2013. Wind-driven exchanges between two basins: Some topographic and latitudinal effects. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4585-4599, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20333.

Seo, H., and J. Yang, 2013. Dynamical response of the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer process to uncertainties in sea-ice concentration. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118,12,383-12,402, doi:10.1002/2013JD020312.

Yang, J., X. Lin, and D. Wu, 2013. Mechanisms for the seasonal variation in Luzon Strait. JGR-Ocean, 118, 6854-6866, dpo:10.1002/2013JC009367.

Lin, X., Y. Yin, P. Zhai, and J. Yang, 2014. A mechanism for the latitudinal dependence of peak-spectrum sea surface height variability. JGR-Ocean, doi:10.1002/2013JC009642.

Yang, Jiayan,  and Lawrence J. Pratt, 2014. Some Dynamical Constraints on Upstream Pathways of the Denmark Strait Overflow. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 3033–3053, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0227.1.

Yang, J., 2015. Local and remote wind-stress forcing of the seasonal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) transport at 26.5N. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010317.

Kida, S., B. Qiu, J. Yang, and X. Lin, 2015. The annual cycle of the Japan Sea Throughflow. J. Phys. Oceanogr., accepted.

Yang, J., A. Proshutinsky, and X. Lin, 2015a. Dynamics of an idealized Beaufort Gyre: 1. Too small beta effect and no western boundary, J. Geophy. Res. (FAMOS special issue), submitted.

Yang, J., A. Proshutinsky, and X. Lin, 2015b. Dynamics of an idealized Beaufort Gyre: 2. Role of eddies, J. Geophys. Res.(FAMOS special issue), submitted.