Qian, W., J. Gan, Liu, J., He, B., Lu, Z., Guo, X., Wang, D., Guo, L., Huang, T., Dai, M.

(2018). Current status of emerging hypoxia in a eutrophic estuary: the lower reach of the Pearl

River estuary, China. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science,doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.03.004.


Cai, Z. Y. and J. Gan, 2017. Formation and dynamics of a long-lived eddy-train in the South China Sea:

a modeling study, J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0002.1 PDF


Liu Z, and J. Gan, 2017. Three-dimensional pathways of water masses in the South China Sea: A modeling

study. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 122 (7), 6039-6054, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012511. PDF


Zhao Y. Z., X. S. Liang and J. Gan, 2016. Nonlinear multi-scale interactions and internal dynamics

underlying a typical eddy-shedding event at Luzon Strait. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 121 (11), 8208-8229.


Liu Z. and J. Gan, 2016. Open boundary conditions for tidally and subtidally forced circulation in

a limited-area coastal model using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS),

J. Geophys. Res (Oceans), 121 (8), 6184-6203, doi:10.1002/2016JC011975. PDF


Gan J., Z. Liu and L. Liang, 2016. Numerical modeling of intrinsically and extrinsically forced seasonal

circulation in the China Seas: A kinematic study, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 121 (7), 4697-4715,

doi: 10.1002/2016JC011800. PDF.


Gan, J., Z. Liu and C. Hui, 2016. A three-layer alternating spinning circulation in the South China Sea,

J. Phys. Oceanogr. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-16-0044. PDF


Lin, P., P. Cheng, J. Gan, and J. Hu, 2016. Dynamics of wind-driven upwelling off the northeastern coast

of Hainan Island, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011000.PDF


Li, Q., Y. Wang, Y. Dong and J. Gan, 2015. Modeling long-term change of planktonic ecosystems in the

Northern South China Sea and the upstream Kuroshio Current, J. Geophys. Res (Oceans)., 120, 3913-3936,

doi:10.1002/2014JC010609. PDF


Liu, Z., and J. Gan, 2015. Upwelling induced by the frictional stress curl and vertical squeezing of the

vortex tube over a submerged valley in the East China Sea, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 120 (4),

2571-2587, doi:10.1002/2015JC010715. PDF


Gan, J., Z. Lu, Anson Cheung, M. Dai, L. Liang, P. J. Harrison, and X. Zhao, 2014. Assessing ecosystem

response to phosphorus and nitrogen limitation in the Pearl River plume using the Regional Ocean Modeling

System (ROMS), J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JC009951.PDF


Cao, Z., M. Dai, W. Evans, J. Gan and R. Feely, 2014. Diagnosing CO2 fluxes in the upwelling system off the

Oregon coast, Biogeosciences, 11, 7389-7412, doi:10.5194/bgd-11-7389-2014.


Wang, L. and J. Gan, 2014. Delving into three-dimensional structure of the West Luzon Eddy in a regional

ocean model. Deep Sea Research I, 90C (2014), pp. 48-61, 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.04.011.PDF


Zu, T., D. Wang, J. Gan and W. Guan, 2014. On the role of wind and tide in generating variability of Pearl

River plume during summer in a coupled wide estuary and shelf system. J. Mar. Syst.,



Liu, Z and J. Gan, 2014. Modeling study of variable upwelling circulation in the East China Sea: Response

to a coastal promontory. J. Phys. Oceanogr. v. 44, 1078-1094, .doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0170.PDF


Lu, Z. and J. Gan, 2013. Controls of seasonal variability of phytoplankton blooms in the Pearl River Estuary.

Deep-Sea Res. II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.12.011.PDF


Zu, T. and J. Gan, 2013. A numerical study of coupled estuary-shelf circulation around the Pearl River

Estuary during summer: Responses to variable winds, tides and river discharge. Deep-Sea Res. II.

doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.12.010 PDF


Han, A., M. Dai, J. Gan, S. Kao, X. Zhao, S. Jan, Q. Li, H. Lin, C.-T. Chen, L. Wang, J. Hu, L. Wang, and

F. Gong, 2013. 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. Biogeosciences, 10, 1-33,



Gan, J. J. Wang, L. Liang, L. Li and X. Guo, 2013. A Modeling study of the formation, maintenance, and

relaxation of upwelling circulation on the northeastern South China Sea Shelf. Deep-Sea Res. II,



M. Dai, J. Gan, A. Han, H. S. Kung and Z. Q. Yin, 2012. Physical Dynamics and Biogeochemistry of the

Pearl River Plume; Biogeochemical Dynamics at major River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Change,

edited by Thomas Bianchi, Mead Allison, and Wei-Jun Cai. p321-370. Cambridge University Press.


Gan, J., H. Ho and L. Liang, 2012. Dynamics of intensified downwelling circulation over a widened shelf in

the northeastern South China Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., v. 43, No. 1, 80-94, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-02.1.PDF


Chen, G., J. Gan, Q. Xie, X. Chu, D. Wang, and Y. Hou, 2012. Eddy heat and salt transports in the South

China Sea and their seasonal modulations, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 117, C05021, doi:10.1029/2011JC007724.PDF


Han, A., M. Dai, S. Kao, J. Gan, Q. Li, L. Wang, W. Zhai and L. Wang, 2012. Nutrient dynamics and

biological consumption in a large continental shelf system under the influence of both a river plume and coastal upwelling,

Limnol. Oceanogr., 57(2), 2012, 486-502,doi:10.4319/lo2012.57.2.0486.PDF


Liu, Z. and J. Gan, 2012. Variability of the Kuroshio in the East China Sea derived from satellite altimetry data, Deep Sea Res. I,

doi:10.116/j.dsr2011.10.008. PDF


Lu, Z., J. Gan and M. Dai, 2011. Modeling seasonal and diurnal pCO2 variations in the northern South China Sea,

J. Mar. Syst. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.10.003. PDF


Hu, J., J. Gan, Z. Sun, J. Zhu, and M. Dai, 2011. Observed Three-dimensional Structure of a Cold Eddy

in the Southwestern South China Sea. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), doi:10.1029/2010JC006810. PDF


Wang, D., B. Hong, J. Gan, H. Xu, 2010. Numerical investigation on propulsion of the counter-wind current

in the northern South China Sea in winter. Deep-Sea Res. I, 57, 1206-1221. PDF


Lu, Z., J. Gan, M. Dai, Anson Y.Y. Cheung, 2010. The influence of coastal upwelling and a river plume on

the subsurface chlorophyll maximum over the shelf of the northeastern South China Sea. J. Mar. Syst.,

doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2010.03.002. PDF

Gan., J. Z. Lu, M. Dai, Anson Y. Y. Cheung, H. Liu, and P. Harrison, 2010. Biological response to intensified 
upwelling and to a river plume in the northeastern South China Sea: a modeling study. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 
doi:10.1029/2009JC005569. PDF
Gan, J., Cheung, Y.Y., Guo, X.G., Li, L., 2009. Intensified upwelling over a widened shelf in the northeastern
South China Sea. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), doi:10.1029/2007JC004660. PDF
P. Swapna, J. Gan, Alexis Lau and Jimmy Fung, 2009. On the warm/cold regime shift in the South China Sea: 
Observation and modeling study, Deep-Sea Res. I, 10.1016/j.dsr.2009.03.008. PDF 
Gan, J., L. Li, D. Wang and X. Guo, 2009, Interaction of river plume with coastal upwelling circulation in the 
northeastern South China Sea. Continental Shelf Res., doi:10.1016/j.csr.2008.12.002. PDF
Gan, J. and H. Ho, 2008, Identification of spatial variability and eddies in the circulation of the South China Sea. 
Advances in Geosciences, b672-v12-ch17, Ocean Science Series. PDF
Zu, T. and J. Gan, 2008. Process-oriented study of the circulation and river plume in the Pearl River Estuary: 
Response to the wind and tidal forcing. Advances in Geosciences, b672-v12-ch16, Ocean Science Series. PDF
Qu., T, J. Gan, A. Ishida,Y. Kashino, and T. Tozuka, 2008, Semiannual variation in the western tropical pacific 
ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L16602, doi:10.1029/2008GL035058. PDF
Zu, T., J. Gan, S.Y. Erofeeva, 2008. Numerical study of the tide and tidal dynamics in the South China Sea, 
Deep-Sea Res. I, 10.1016/j.dsr.2007.10.007. PDF
Qu, T., Y. Du, J. Gan and D. Wang, 2007. Mean seasonal cycle of isothermal depth in the South China Sea, 
J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 112, C02020, doi:10.1029/2006JC003583. PDF
Gan, J., and T. Qu, 2007, Coastal jet separation and associated flow variability in the southwest South China Sea.
Deep-Sea Res. I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2007.09.008. PDF
Wang, L., K. Lau, C. Fung and J. Gan, 2007. 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. Tellus, 59A, 
doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2007.00249.
Harrison, P.J., K. Yin, J.H.W. Lee, J. Gan, H. Liu, 2007. Physical-Biological Coupling in the Pearl River Estuary. 
Continental Shelf Res., 28(12), 1405-1415, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.02.011. PDF
Gan, J., H. Li, E. N. Curchitser and D. B. Haidvogel, 2006. Modeling South China Sea circulation. 
Response to seasonal forcing regimes. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 111, C06034, doi:10.1029/2005JC003298. PDF
Gan, J. and J. S. Allen, 2005, Modeling upwelling circulation off the Oregon coast. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 
110, doi:10.1029/2004JC002692.PDF
Spitz, Y. H., J. S. Allen and J. Gan, 2005. Modeling ecosystem processes on the Oregon shelf during the 
2001 summer upwelling. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 110, doi:10.1029/2005JC002870.PDF
Gan, J. and J. S. Allen, 2005. On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model off Oregon. 
Part 1: Response to idealized wind forcing, Ocean Modelling, 8/1-2 pp 115-133,
doi:10.1016/j.ocemod2003.12.006. PDF
Gan, J., J. S. Allen and R. Samelson, 2005. On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model 
off Oregon. Part 2: Response to wind forcing from a regional mesoscale atmospheric model, Ocean Modelling,
8/1-2 pp 155-173, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod2003.12.007. PDF
Mao, Q., P. Shi, K. Yin, J. Gan, Y. Qia, 2004. Tides and tidal currents in the Pearl River Estuary,
Continental Shelf Res., 24(16), 1797-1808.PDF
Gan, J., R. Grant Ingram, Richard J. Greatbatch and T. van der Baaren, 2004. Variability of circulation 
induced by the separation of Gaspe Current in Baie des Chaleurs (Canada): Observational studies, Estuarine, 
Coastal and Shelf Science, 61 (2004) 393-402. PDF
Gan, J. and J. S. Allen, 2002. A modeling study of shelf circulation off northern California in the region of 
the Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment. 2, Simulations and comparisons with observations, J. Geophys. Res.
(Oceans), 107(C11), 3184, doi:10.1029/2001JC001190. PDF 
Gan, J. and J. S. Allen, 2002. A modeling study of shelf circulation off northern California in the region of 
the Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment, Response to relaxation of upwelling, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans) , 
107(C9), 3123, doi:10.1029/2000JC000768. PDF
Gan, J., L. Mysak and D. Straub, 1998. Simulation of the South Atlantic Ocean circulation and its seasonal
variability. J. Geophys. Res.(Oceans), 103, 10,241-10,251. PDF
Gan, J., R. Ingram and R. Greatbatch, 1997. On the unsteady separation/intrusion of Gaspe Current and 
variability in Baie des Chaleurs, Modeling Studies, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 102, 15,567-15,581.PDF
Gan, J. and R. Ingram, 1996, Sensitivity study of upper ocean model in a coastal bay, J. Mar. Syst., 7, 203-219.PDF 
Gan, J., R. Ingram, R. Greatbatch and P. Chen, 1995. Upper ocean modeling in a coastal bay. J. Geophys. Res. 
(Oceans), 100, 15, 15,977-15,997. PDF
P. Chen, R. Ingram and J. Gan, 1993. A numerical study of hydraulic jump and mixing in a stratified channel 
with a sill. Estuary and Coastal Modeling III, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference. (ed. by M. Spauldng 
et al.), Oak Brook, Illinois, 119-113. PDF
Gan, J. and G. Ingram, 1992. Internal hydraulics, solitons and associated mixing in a stratified sound, J. 
Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 97, 9669-9688. PDF