Our group aims to better understand how the ocean works and how the ocean is affected by and responds to the ever-changing climate

We are a group of physical oceanographers in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware. Our research is mainly on the roles of the global ocean in the climate system. We are particularly interested in the connection and exchange between the upper and deep layers of the global ocean and their implications for climate change. Our previous and current research generally falls into two topics: 1) influences of mesoscale eddies on the physical, biological and geological processes in the deep ocean, and 2) vertical transport of heat, salt and other tracers and its variation with climate. Our studies are mainly carried out by analyzing in situ and satellite measurements, examining ocean synthesis products, and conducting numerical simulations. The Liang Group can be reached @ xfliang at udel.edu.

Group News

2021


July

Our paper entitled “A Comparison of the Variability and Changes in Global Ocean Heat Content from Multiple Objective Analysis Products During the Argo Period” was accepted by the Journal of Climate. A preprint can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352906970_A_Comparison_of_the_Variability_and_Changes_in_Global_Ocean_Heat_Content_from_Multiple_Objective_Analysis_Products_During_the_Argo_Period


May

Yang Zhang’s paper on the Regional Trends in Southern Ocean Eddy Kinetic Energy was published in JGR-Oceans. The paper can be found at https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020JC016973


January

Minghai Huang’s paper on the roles of mesoscale eddies in connecting the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico was accepted by GRL. A preprint of this paper can be found at https://www.essoar.org/doi/10.1002/essoar.10504535.1.

 

2020


October

Yingli Zhu’s paper on the upper and deep ocean coupling in the Gulf of Mexico was accepted by JGR-Oceans. A preprint of this paper can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344712974_Coupling_of_the_Surface_and_Near-bottom_Currents_in_the_Gulf_of_Mexico


July

The paper describing the discrepancies of salinity from a set of gridded Argo products was accepted by the Journal of Climate. A preprint can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343267855_Global_Patterns_of_Spatial_and_Temporal_Variability_in_Salinity_from_Multiple_Gridded_Argo_Products


March

Fanglou’s manuscript on hidden ocean upwellings was sent out for review in Nature Communications.


January

A manuscript led by Chao Liu describing the discrepancies of salinity from a set of gridded Argo products was submitted to the Journal of Climate.