Department of Mathematics, HKUST  

  GAN, Jian-Ping   甘劍平

  PhD McGill

  Chair Professor

Office: Room 3482  

Telephone: 7421  

Email: magan@ust.hk  

Home Page:
https://www.math.ust.hk/~magan  

Prof. Gan conducts hard-core scientific study of ocean circulation, marine ecosystem dynamics and numerical ocean modeling in the China Seas. The research inter-links the processes over estuary-shelf-open ocean basin. Interdisciplinary research in coupled physical-biogeochemical dynamics through numerical modeling, field measurement and process study in the ocean are developed.

Research Interests

  • Ocean circulation and ecosystem modeling; ocean dynamics and coastal oceanography

Awards & Honors

  • Second Class, 2014 State Natural Science Award  (2014)

       Selected Publications

Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]  

Article   

  1. Sediment dynamics of muddy coasts and estuaries in China: An introduction  (2018)
    • Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. , v. 206, 30 June 2018

  2. Current status of emerging hypoxia in a eutrophic estuary: The lower reach of the Pearl River Estuary, China  (2018)
    • Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. , v. 205, 31 May 2018, p. 58-67

  3. Three-Dimensional Pathways of Water Masses in The South China Sea: A Modeling Study  (2017)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 122, (7), July 2017, p. 6039-6054

  4. Tracing the Origin of the Oxygen-Consuming Organic Matter in the Hypoxic Zone in a Large Eutrophic Estuary: The Lower Reach of the Pearl River Estuary, China  (2017)
    • Biogeosciences. , v.14, (18), September 2017, p. 4085-4099

  5. Formation and Dynamics of a Long-Lived Eddy Train in the South China Sea: A Modeling Study  (2017)
    • Journal of Physical Oceanography. , v. 47, (11), November 2017, p. 2793-2810

  6. Seasonal Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Carbon Under Complex Circulation Schemes on a Large Continental Shelf: The Northern South China Sea  (2017)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 122, (12), December 2017, p. 9415-9428

  7. Dynamics of wind-driven upwelling off the northeastern coast of Hainan Island  (2016)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 121, (2), February 2016, p. 1160-1173

  8. Nonlinear Multiscale Interactions and Internal Dynamics Underlying a Typical Eddy-Shedding Event at Luzon Strait  (2016)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 121, (11), November 2016, p. 8208-8229

  9. Open Boundary Conditions for Tidally and Subtidally Forced Circulation in a Limited-Area Coastal Model Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)  (2016)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 121, (8), August 2016, p. 6184-6203

  10. Numerical Modeling of Intrinsically and Extrinsically Forced Seasonal Circulation in the China Seas: A Kinematic Study  (2016)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 121, (7), July 2016, p. 4697-4715

  11. A Three-Layer Alternating Spinning Circulation in the South China Sea  (2016)
    • Journal of Physical Oceanography. , v. 46, (8), August 2016, p. 2309-2315

  12. A numerical study of coupled estuary-shelf circulation around the Pearl River Estuary during summer: Responses to variable winds, tides and river discharge  (2015)
    • Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. , v. 117, July 2015, p. 53-64

  13. Modeling long-term change of planktonic ecosystems in the Northern South China Sea and the upstream Kuroshio Current  (2015)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. , v. 120, (6), June 2015, p. 3913-3936

  14. Upwelling induced by the frictional stress curl and vertical squeezing of the vortex tube over a submerged valley in the East China Sea  (2015)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. , v. 120, (4), April 2015, p. 2571-2587

  15. Comparison of typhoon-induced near-inertial oscillations in shear flow in the northern South China Sea  (2015)
    • Acta Oceanologica Sinica. , v. 34, (11), November 2015, p. 38-45

  16. Dissolved organic carbon in the South China Sea and its exchange with the Western Pacific Ocean  (2015)
    • Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. , v. 122, December 2015, p. 41-51

  17. Controls of seasonal variability of phytoplankton blooms in the Pearl River Estuary  (2015)
    • Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. , v. 117, July 2015, p. 86-96

  18. A modeling study of the formation, maintenance, and relaxation of upwelling circulation on the Northeastern South China Sea shelf  (2015)
    • Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. , v. 117, July 2015, p. 41-52

  19. Modeling Study of Variable Upwelling Circulation in the East China Sea: Response to a Coastal Promontory  (2014)
    • Journal of Physical Oceanography. , v. 44, (4), 2014, p. 1078-1094

  20. Diagnosing CO2 fluxes in the upwelling system off the Oregon-California coast  (2014)
    • Biogeosciences. , v. 11, (22), November 2014, p. 6341-6354

  21. Delving into three-dimensional structure of the West Luzon Eddy in a regional ocean model  (2014)
    • Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. , v. 90, (1), 2014, p. 48-61

  22. On the role of wind and tide in generating variability of Pearl River plume during summer in a coupled wide estuary and shelf system  (2014)
    • Journal of Marine Systems. , v. 136, (1), 2014, p. 65-79

  23. Assessing Ecosystem Response to Phosphorus and Nitrogen Limitation in the Pearl River Plume Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)  (2014)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. , v. 119, (12), December 2014, p. 8858-8877

  24. Diagnosing CO2 Fuxes in the Upwelling System off the Oregon coast  (2014)
    • Biogeosciences: Discussions. , v. 11, May 2014, p. 7389-7412

  25. Inter-shelf nutrient transport from the East China Sea as a major nutrient source supporting winter primary production on the northeast South China Sea shelf  (2013)
    • Biogeosciences. , v. 10, (12), December 2013, p. 8159-8170

  26. Why are some marginal seas sources of atmospheric CO2?  (2013)
    • Geophysical Research Letters. , v. 40, (10), May 2013, p. 2154-2158

  27. Dynamics of Intensified Downwelling Circulation over a Widened Shelf in the Northeastern South China Sea  (2013)
    • Journal of Physical Oceanography. , v. 43, (1), January 2013, p. 80-94

  28. Eddy heat and salt transports in the South China Sea and their seasonal modulations  (2012)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research. , v. 117, (5), 2012

  29. Nutrient dynamics and biological consumption in a large continental shelf system under the influence of both a river plume and coastal upwelling  (2012)
    • Limnology and oceanography. , v. 57, (2), March 2012, p. 486-502

  30. Variability of the Kuroshio in the East China Sea derived from satellite altimetry data  (2012)
    • Deep-sea research. Part 1. Oceanographic research papers. , v. 59, 2012, p. 25-36

  31. Modeling Seasonal and Diurnal pCO2 Variations in the Northern South China Sea  (2012)
    • Journal of marine systems. , v. 92, (1), 2012, p. 30-41

  32. Observed three-dimensional structure of a cold eddy in the southwestern South China Sea  (2011)
    • Journal of geophysical research. , v. 116, May 2011

  33. Dynamics of the carbonate system in a large continental shelf system under the influence of both a river plume and coastal upwelling  (2011)
    • Journal of geophysical research. , v. 116, May 2011

  34. The influence of coastal upwelling and a river plume on the subsurface chlorophyll maximum over the shelf of the northeastern South China Sea  (2010)
    • Journal of marine systems. , v. 82, (1-2), 2010, JUL, p. 35-46

  35. Numerical investigation on propulsion of the counter-wind current in the northern South China Sea in winter  (2010)
    • Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. , v. 57, (10), 2010, p. 1206-1221

  36. Biological response to intensified upwelling and to a river plume in the northeastern South China Sea: A modeling study  (2010)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 115, (9), 2010, Article number C09001

  37. Intensified upwelling over a widened shelf in the northeastern South China Sea  (2009)
    • Journal OF GEOPHYSICAL research-oceans. , v. 114, 2009, SEP 23

  38. On the warm/cold regime shift in the South China Sea: Observation and modeling study  (2009)
    • Deep-sea research PART i-oceanographic research Papers. , v. 56, (7), July 2009, Pages 1039-1056

  39. Excess total organic carbon in the intermediate water of the South China Sea and its export to the North Pacific  (2009)
    • Geochemistry GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS. , v. 10, 2009, DEC 2

  40. Interaction of a river plume with coastal upwelling in the northeastern South China Sea  (2009)
    • Continental shelf research. , v. 29, (4), 2009, MAR 15, p. 728-740

  41. Physical-biological coupling in the Pearl River Estuary  (2008)
    • Continental shelf research. , v. 28, (12), 2008, Jul, p. 1405-1415

  42. Semiannual variation in the western tropical Pacific Ocean  (2008)
    • Geophysical research letters. , v. 35, (16), 2008, AUG 28

  43. Coastal jet separation and associated flow variability in the southwest South China Sea  (2008)
    • Deep-sea research PART i-oceanographic research Papers. , v. 55, (1), 2008, JAN, p. 1-19

  44. Numerical study of the tide and tidal dynamics in the South China Sea  (2008)
    • Deep-sea research PART i-oceanographic research Papers. , v. 55, (2), 2008, FEB, p. 137-154

  45. Mean seasonal cycle of isothermal depth in the South China Sea  (2007)
    • Journal OF GEOPHYSICAL research-oceans. , v. 112, (C2), 2007, FEB 20

  46. The relative vorticity of ocean surface winds from the QuikSCAT satellite and its effects on the geneses of tropical cyclones in the South China Sea  (2007)
    • TELLUS Series a-dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography. , v. 59, (4), August 2007, Pages 562-569

  47. Modeling South China sea circulation: Response to seasonal forcing regimes  (2006)
    • Journal OF GEOPHYSICAL research-oceans. , v. 111, (C6), 2006, JUN 24, article number C06034

  48. On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model off Oregon. Part 1: Response to idealized wind forcing  (2005)
    • J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. , v 110, (1-12), 2005

  49. Modeling of ecosystem processes on the Oregon shelf during the 2001 summer upwelling  (2005)
    • Journal OF GEOPHYSICAL research-oceans. , v. 110, (C10), 2005, OCT 22

  50. Modeling upwelling circulation off the Oregon coast  (2005)
    • Journal OF GEOPHYSICAL research-oceans. , v. 110, (C10), 2005, OCT 20

  51. On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model off Oregon. Part 2: Response to wind forcing from a regional mesoscale atmospheric model  (2005)
    • Ocean modelling. , v. 8, (1-2), 2005, p. 155-173

  52. On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model off Oregon. Part 1: Response to idealized wind forcing  (2005)
    • Ocean modelling. , v. 8, (1-2), 2005, p. 115-133

  53. Tides and tidal currents in the pearl river estuary  (2004)
    • Continental shelf research. , v. 24, (16), 2004, OCT, p. 1797-1808

  54. Tides and tidal currents in the Pearl River Estuary  (2004)
    • Continental Shelf Res.. , v. 24, 2004, p. 179-188

  55. Variability of circulation induced by the separation of Gaspe Current in Baie des Chaleurs (Canada): observational studies  (2004)
    • ESTUARINE COASTAL and shelf science. , v. 61, (3), 2004, NOV, p. 393-402

  56. A modeling study of shelf circulation off northern California in the region of the Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment: Response to relaxation of upwelling winds  (2002)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research. , v. 107, (9), 2002, p. 6-1

  57. A modeling study of shelf circulation off northern California in the region of the Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment 2. Simulations and comparisons with observations  (2002)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research. , v. 107, (11), 2002, p. 5-1

  58. Simulation of the South Atlantic Ocean circulation and its seasonal variability  (1998)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 103, May 1998, p. 10241-10251

  59. On the unsteady separation/intrusion of the Gaspe current and variability in Baie des Chaleurs: Modeling studies  (1997)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. , v. 102, July 1997, p. 15567-15581

  60. Sensitivity study of an upper ocean model in a coastal bay  (1996)
    • Journal of marine systems. , v. 7, February 1996, p. 203-219

  61. Upper ocean modeling in a coastal bay  (1995)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research. , v. 100, August 1995, p. 15977-15997

  62. Internal hydraulics, solitons and associated mixing in a stratified sound  (1992)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research. , v. 97, June 1992, p. 9669-9688

Conference paper   

  1. Coastal upwelling, river plume and bio-geochemical responses in the eastern Guangdong  (2010)
    • 3rd Joint CMOS-CGU Congress, 44th Annual CMOS Congress and 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of CGU (CMOS-CGU 2010), Crowne Plaza, Ottawa, 31 May - 4 Jun 2010.

  2. Variability of Kuroshio in the East China Sea derived from remote sensing data  (2010)
    • 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Taipei (Taiwan), 22-25 Jun 2010.

  3. Variations of pCO sub(2) in the Oligotrophic Northern South China Sea: a Modeling Study  (2010)
    • 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Taipei (Taiwan), 22-25 Jun 2010.

  4. Topographically Induced Upwelling Intensification over the Shelf in the Northern South China Sea  (2008)
    • 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida (USA), 2-7 Mar 2008.

  5. Modeling South China Sea circulation: from basin gyre to estuarine circulation  (2008)
    • 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (AGU), Cairns (Australia), 29 Jul-Aug 1 2008.

  6. Numerical Study of Tide and Tidal Currents in the South China Sea  (2006)
    • Prpceedings - 2006 West Pacific Geophysical Meeting. , Beijing, China. 24-27 July 2006

  7. Modeling upwelling circulation over continental shelf in the North South China Sea  (2006)
    • West Pacific Geophysical Meeting, American Geophysics Union, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), West. Pac. Geophys. Meet. Suppl..,U42A05, Beijing. , July 2006

  8. Variability of Circulation and Transport in the South China Sea  (2006)

  9. Development of a Multi-scale Circulation Model in the South China Sea.  (2004)
    • 2nd Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting, Singapore. , 20-24 June 2005

  10. Multi-scale Ocean Modeling in the South China Sea  (2004)
    • 5th Young Scientist Meeting of Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Shanghai, China. , 1-5 Nov. 2004

  11. A numerical study of hydraulic jump and mixing in a stratified channel with a sill. Estuary and Coastal Modeling III  (1993)
    • Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois. , 1993, p. 119-133

Book   

  1. Advances in Geosciences (Ocean)  (2009)
    • World Scientific. , 12, 248

Book chapter   

  1. Physical Dynamics and Biogeochemistry of the Pearl River Plume  (2012)
    • Biogeochemical Dynamics at Large River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Climate Change. , Edited by Thomas Bianchi, Mead Allison, and Wei-Jun Cai, 2012

  2. Process-oriented study of the circulation and river plume in the Pearl River Estuary: Response to the wind and tidal forcing  (2009)
    • Advances in Geosciences. , Vol. 12: Ocean Science, World Scientific Publishing Company, pp. 213-230

  3. Identification of spatial variability and eddies in the circulation of the South China Sea  (2009)
    • Advances in Geosciences. , Vol. 12: Ocean Science, World Scientific Publishing Company, pp. 231-248