Prof. WU Lixin
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS
Director, Qingdao National Laboratory of Marine Science and Technology, QNLM
Vice President, Ocean University of China, OUC
Director and Chair Professor, Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, MOE, OUC
Mailing Address: 238 Songling RD, Qingdao, 266100, China
PhD in Mechanics, Peking University, China
M.Sc in Mechanics, Peking University, China
B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
Vice President, Ocean University of China, China
Director, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, China
Director, OUC-WHOI Joint Center, China
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Director, Qingdao Collaborative Innovation Center of Marine Science and Technology, China
Director, Center for Sino-German Cooperation in Marine Sciences, China
Director, Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, MOE, Ocean University of China, China
Chair Professor, Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, MOE, OUC, China
Associate Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison, USA
Assistant Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, USA
Research Associate, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, UW-Madison, USA
Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Visualization and Reduced Modeling,
Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Dynamics of ocean general circulation
Ocean-atmosphere interaction and climate variability
Ocean turbulence and mixing
Modeling of global and regional climate system
Development of ocean observational instruments and system
Discovered global warming “hotspots” along all western boundary currents over the 20th century and their formation mechanisms;
Pioneered the first successful Argo floats-based estimation to systematically unravel seasonal characteristics and mechanisms of turbulent mixing in the southern oceans;
Pioneered the establishment of partial-coupling modelling framework to unravel causative mechanisms of climate variability modes in earth system models
Cai, W.*, G. Wang, B. Dewitte, L.-X.Wu*, A. Santoso, K. Takahashi, Y. Yang, A. Carreric, and M. J. McPhaden, 2018: Increased variability of Eastern Pacific El Niño under greenhouse warming. Nature, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0776-9.
Yang, H., Qiu, B., Chang, P., L. -X. Wu, Wang, S., Chen, Z., and Yang, Y., 2018: Decadal variability of eddy characteristics and energetics in the Kuroshio Extension: Unstable versus stable states. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123. doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014081.
Jing, Z.*, P. Chang, S. DiMarco and L. -X. Wu, 2018: Observed Energy Exchange between Low-Frequency Flows and Internal Waves in the Gulf of Mexico, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48, 995-1008.
Yang, P., Z. Jing*, and L. -X. Wu, 2018: An Assessment of Representation of Oceanic Mesoscale Eddy-Atmosphere Interaction in the Current Generation of General Circulation Models and Reanalyses, Geophysical Research Letters, 45(21)11509-11512.
Cai W., G. Wang, B. Gan, L. -X. Wu, A. Santoso, X. Lin, Z. Chen, F. Jia, T. Yamagata, 2018: Stabilised frequency of extreme positive Indian Ocean Dipole under 1.5 °C warming,Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03789-6.
Wang, S., Z. Jing, H. Liu, and L. -X. Wu, 2018: Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Submesoscale Eddies in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48,101-116.
Zhang, L., B. Gan, L. -X. Wu, W. Cai and H. Ma, 2018: Seasonal Dependence of Coupling between Storm Tracks and Sea Surface Temperature in the Southern Hemisphere Midlatitudes: A Statistical Assessment. Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0196.1
CAI W. -J., G.-J Wang,Santoso, A.,X. -P. Lin, L. -X. Wu, 2017:Definition of extreme El Niño and its impact on projected increase in extreme El Niño frequency. Geophysical Research Letters,44:11184-11190, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075635
Wang G.-J, W. -J. Cai, B. -L. Gan, L. -X. Wu, Santoso, A., &X. -P. Lin, et al., 2017: Continued increase of extreme El Niño frequency long after 1.5 °C warming stabilization. Nature Climate Change, 7(8), doi: 10.1038/nclimate3351
CAI W. -J., K. Li, H. Liao, H. -J. Wang, and L. -X. Wu, 2017: Weather Conditions Conducive to Beijing Severe Haze More Frequent under Climate Change. Nature Climate Change, 7(4): 257–262, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3249
Chen, Z., B. -L. Gan, L. -X. Wu and F. Jia, 2017: Pacific-North American teleconnection and North Pacific Oscillation: historical simulation and future projection in CMIP5 models.Climate Dynamics, 16: 1-25, doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3881-9
LUO B. -H., D. -H. Luo, L. -X. Wu, Ian Simmonds, 2017: Atmospheric circulation patterns which promote winter Arctic sea ice decline, Environmental Research Letters, 12: 1-13, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa69d0
YANG H. -Y., L. -X. Wu, S. -T. Sun and Z. –H. Chen, 2017: Role of the South China Sea in regulating the North Pacific Double-Gyre system. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47: 1555-1567, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0272.1
YANG H. -Y., L. -X. Wu, S. -T. Sun and Z. –H. Chen, 2017: Selective response of the South China Sea circulation to summer monsoon. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47: 1617-1635, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0288.1
Li, R., Z. Jing, Z. –H. Chen, and L. -X. Wu , 2017: Response of the Kuroshio Extensionpath state to near-term globalwarming in CMIP5 experiments withMIROC4h, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122,2871–2883, doi:10.1002/2016JC012468
Duan, J., Z. –H. Chen, and L. -X. Wu, 2017: Projected changes of the low-latitudenorth-western Paci ﬁc wind-drivencirculation under global warming, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 4976–4984,doi:10.1002/2017GL073355
Chen, Z.,B. -L. Gan and L. -X. Wu, 2017: Response of the north pacific oscillation to global warming in the models of the intergovernmental panel on climate change fourth assessment report. Chinese Journal of Oceanology & Limnology (C11), 1-11.
XU L. -X., S. -P. Xie, Z. Jing, L. -X. Wu, P. -L. Li, and Y. Du, 2017: Observing subsurface changes of two anticyclonic eddies passing over the Izu-Ogasawara Ridge. Geophysical Research Letters, 44:1857-1865, doi: 10.1002/2016GL072163
LI S. -J., L. -P. Zhang, and L. -X. Wu, 2017: Decadal potential predictability of upper ocean heat content over the twentieth century. Climate Dynamics, 49:3293-3307, doi 10.1007/s00382-016-3513-9
GAN B. -L., L. -X. Wu, F. Jia, S. -J. Li, W. -J. Cai, H. Nakamura, M. A. Alexander, and A. J. Miller, 2017: On the Response of the Aleutian Low to Greenhouse Warming. Journal of Climate, 30(10):3907-3925, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0789.1.
LIU Y. -Z, J. Zhao and L. -X. Wu, 2017. The variation of turbulent diapycnal mixing at 18°N in the South China Sea stirred by wind stress. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 36(5): 26–30, doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1067-2.
LIANG, X., Q. Yang, L. Nerger, S. N. Losa, B. Zhao, F. Zheng, L. Zhang, and L.-X. Wu, 2017: Assimilating Copernicus SST data into a pan-Arctic ice-ocean coupled model with a local SEIK filter. Journal of Atmospheric & Oceanic Technology, 34, 1985-1999, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0166.1.
JING Z., L. -X. Wu, and X. -H. Ma, 2016: Energy Exchange between the Mesoscale Oceanic Eddies and Wind-Forced Near-Inertial Oscillations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47:721-733, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0214.1
JING Z., L. -X. Wu, X. -H. Ma, and P. Chang, 2016: Overlooked Role of Mesoscale Winds in Powering Ocean Diapycnal Mixing. Scientific Reports, 6:37180, doi: 10.1038/srep37180
LUO D. -H., S. -H. Feng, and L. -X. Wu, 2016: The eddy-dipole mode interaction and the decadal variability of the Kuroshio Extension system. Ocean Dynamics, 66(10):1-6, doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-0991-6
MA X.-H., Z. Jing, P. Chang, X. Liu, R. Montuoro, R. J. Small, F. O. Bryan, R. J. Greatbatch, P. Brandt, D. -X. Wu, X.-P. Lin, and L.-X. Wu, 2016: Western Boundary Currents Regulated by Interaction Between Ocean Eddies and the Atmosphere. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature 18640
2018 Recipient, Award Nomination for Distinguished Individual of Returned Oversea Chinese, China
2017 Recipient, National Award for Innovation and Advance, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China Association for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, China
Fund (million Yuan)
Inter-Sphere Interactions of the Earth System in the West Pacific Ocean
Physical Oceanography and Climate(II)*
16 mil (*with support from Shandong Provincial Govt.)
Deep Ocean Smart Float
"Two Oceans, One Sea" and Transparentizing the Oceans