Professor Hua Wang

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Room G21 PEMS South (Bldg 26) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA


Professor Xiao (Hua) Wang graduated from Ocean University of China, and holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from James Cook University in Australia. He is the Founding Director of the Sino-Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM), University of New South Wales, Australia, and an Associate Editor for Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (IF 2.32) and Limnology and Oceanography: Methods (IF 1.992), respectively. He has over 25 years experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. His research concerns the modelling of ocean circulation, sediment transport dynamics, and understanding coastal management issues. He has over 90 publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, international conference abstracts, and government/technical reports. His work has been funded by a variety sources including the Australia Research Council, the EU Framework, and the US Office of Naval Research.

Prof. Wang is the Coordinator for China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship program at UNSW Canberra. He initiated and subsequently managed the MOU for academic exchange and research collaboration between UNSW and OUC since 2008. This agreement has resulted in a total of 45 OUC HDRs enrolled at UNSW (including 22 completions) and numerous academics visits between two institutions.

Prof. Wang has been involved in several international collaborative projects with both European and US scientists. He was a Visiting Scientist at Princeton University USA in 1995; a Visiting Scientist in the Institute of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences-CNR, Italy in 1999; a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna Italy in 2001; and a guest investigator in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2005. From 1999-2004, he has spent approximately one month per year in Bolonga, Italy to conduct his study of the Adriatic Sea. Since 2005, he has spent one month per year in China to study the sediment dynamics in the Yellow and East China Seas.

Book Chapters

Qiao L; Liang S; Song D; Wu W; Wang XH, 2019, 'Jiaozhou Bay', in Wang X (ed.), , Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 5 - 23,

Li L; Ye T; Wang XH; He Z; Shao M, 2018, 'Changes in the Hydrodynamics of Hangzhou Bay Due to Land Reclamation in the Past 60 Years', in , Elsevier Academic Press, London, UK, pp. 77 - 93,

Wang XH; Jalon Rojas I, 2018, 'Remarks', in Wang XH (ed.), , Elsevier Academic Press

Jalon Rojas I; Wang XH, 2018, 'Introduction', in Wang XH (ed.), , Academic Press

Andutta F; Wang XH; Li L; Williams D, 2013, 'Hydrodynamics and sediment transport in a macro-tidal estuary: Darwin Harbour', in Wolanski E (ed.), Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond, edn. 2013, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 111 - 129,

Wang XH; Andutta F, 2013, 'Sediment Transport Dynamics in Ports, Estuaries and Other Coastal Environments', in Manning A (ed.), SEDIMENT TRANSPORT PROCESSES AND THEIR MODELLING APPLICATIONS, edn. 1st, INTECH, Janeza Trdine 9, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 3 - 35,

Zhao L; Wang XH, 2007, 'The Enlightenment on Our Marine Disaster and Income from Australian Marine Parks Zone Plan', in Zhao L; Wang XD (ed.), Economics Study on Marine Disaster and Marine Income, edn. 1, Economic Science Press, Beijing, China, pp. 276 - 303

Edited Books

Wang X, 2018, Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries: Physics, Biology and Their Interactions, Elsevier Academic Press, London, UK,

Journal articles

Li L; Ye T; Wang XH; Xia Y, 2019, 'Tracking the multidecadal variability of the surface turbidity maximum zone in Hangzhou Bay, China', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 40, pp. 9519 - 9540,

Cheng Z; Wang XH; Jalón-Rojas I; Liu Y, 2019, 'Reconstruction of sedimentation changes under anthropogenic influence in a medium-scale estuary based on a decadal chronological framework', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 227,

Ma Y; Xu N; Sun J; Wang XH; Yang F; Li S, 2019, 'Estimating water levels and volumes of lakes dated back to the 1980s using Landsat imagery and photon-counting lidar datasets', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 232,

Zhang Z; Ma Y; Xu N; Li S; Sun J; Wang XH, 2019, 'Theoretical background noise rate over water surface for a photon-counting lidar and its application in land and sea cover classification', Optics Express, vol. 27, pp. A1490 - A1505,

Xiao Y; Wang XH; Ritchie EA; Rizwi F; Qiao L, 2019, 'The development and evolution of the Burdekin River estuary freshwater plume during Cyclone Debbie (2017)', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 224, pp. 187 - 196,

Andutta FP; Patterson RG; Wang XH, 2019, 'Monsoon driven waves superpose the effect from macro-tidal currents on sediment resuspension and distribution', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 223, pp. 85 - 93,

Huang Z; Wang XH, 2019, 'Mapping the spatial and temporal variability of the upwelling systems of the Australian south-eastern coast using 14-year of MODIS data', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 227, pp. 90 - 109,

Jalon-Rojas I; Wang XH; Fredj E, 2019, 'Technical note: On the importance of a three-dimensional approach for modelling the transport of neustic microplastics', Ocean Science, vol. 15, pp. 717 - 724,

Yuan Y; Jalón-Rojas I; Wang XH, 2019, 'Impact of coastal infrastructure on ocean colour remote sensing: A case study in Jiaozhou Bay, China', Remote Sensing, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 9,

Jalón-Rojas I; Wang XH; Fredj E, 2019, 'A 3D numerical model to Track Marine Plastic Debris (TrackMPD): Sensitivity of microplastic trajectories and fates to particle dynamical properties and physical processes', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 141, pp. 256 - 272,

Yuan Y; Jalón-Rojas I; Wang XH; Song D, 2019, 'Design, construction, and application of a regional ocean database: A case study in Jiaozhou Bay, China', Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, vol. 17, pp. 210 - 222,

Xiao Z; Wang XH; Roughan M; Harrison D, 2019, 'Numerical modelling of the Sydney Harbour Estuary, New South Wales: Lateral circulation and asymmetric vertical mixing', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 217, pp. 132 - 147,

Ma Y; Zhang W; Sun J; Li G; Wang XH; Li S; Xu N, 2019, 'Photon-counting lidar: An adaptive signal detection method for different land cover types in coastal areas', Remote Sensing, vol. 11,

Wang M; Wu Z; Yang F; Ma Y; Wang XH; Zhao D, 2018, 'Multifeature extraction and seafloor classification combining LiDAR and MBES data around yuanzhi island in the south China sea', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 18,

Liao F; Wang XH, 2018, 'A numerical study of coastal-trapped waves in Jervis Bay, Australia', Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 48, pp. 2555 - 2569,

Gu C; Li H; Xu F; Cheng P; Wang XH; Xu S; Peng Y, 2018, 'Numerical study of Jiulongjiang river plume in the wet season 2015', Regional Studies in Marine Science, vol. 24, pp. 82 - 96,

Ma Y; Li S; Wu Y; Liu R; Wang XH; Ma X, 2018, 'Method for determining the footprint center of a satellite laser altimeter based on marked waveforms by CCRs', Applied Optics, vol. 57, pp. 8928 - 8935,

Yang G; Wang XH; Ritchie EA; Qiao L; Li G; Cheng Z, 2018, 'Using 250-M surface reflectance MODIS Aqua/Terra product to estimate turbidity in a macro-tidal harbour: Darwin Harbour, Australia', Remote Sensing, vol. 10,

Wang XH; Gan J; Lowe R, 2018, 'Sediment dynamics of muddy coasts and estuaries in China: An introduction', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 206, pp. 1,

Li L; Guan W; Hu J; Cheng P; Wang XH, 2018, 'Responses of water environment to tidal flat reduction in Xiangshan Bay: Part I hydrodynamics', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 206, pp. 14 - 26,

Sun YJ; Jalón-Rojas I; Wang XH; Jiang D, 2018, 'Coastal upwelling by wind-driven forcing in Jervis Bay, New South Wales: A numerical study for 2011', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 206, pp. 101 - 115,

Ma Y; Li S; Zhang W; Zhang Z; Liu R; Wang XH, 2018, 'Theoretical ranging performance model and range walk error correction for photon-counting lidars with multiple detectors', Optics Express, vol. 26, pp. 15924 - 15934,

Gao GD; Wang XH; Song D; Bao X; Yin BS; Yang DZ; Ding Y; Li H; Hou F; Ren Z, 2018, 'Effects of wave-current interactions on suspended-sediment dynamics during strong wave events in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao, China', Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 48, pp. 1053 - 1078,

Li S; Zhang W; Ma Y; Wang XH; Yang F; Su D, 2018, 'Theoretical surface type classifier based on a waveform model of a satellite laser altimeter and its performance in the north of Greenland', Applied Optics, vol. 57, pp. 2482 - 2489,

Liao F; Wang XH, 2018, 'A study of low-frequency, wind-driven, coastal-trapped waves along the southeast coast of Australia', Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 48, pp. 301 - 316,

Wang M; Wang XH, 2018, 'Introduction to the national blue bay remediation action plan in China', Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, vol. 10, pp. 256 - 262,

Lu J; Wang XH; Babanin AV; Aijaz S; Sun Y; Teng Y; Jung KT; Qiao F, 2017, 'Modeling of suspended sediment concentrations under combined wave-current flow over rippled bed', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 199, pp. 59 - 73,

Oey LY; Wang XH; Ezer T; Noh Y; Hogg AMC, 2017, 'Editorial—the 7th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO 2015)', Ocean Dynamics, vol. 67, pp. 1645 - 1647,

Wang XH; Zhang H, 2017, 'Effects of Australian Summer Monsoon on Sea Surface Temperature Diurnal Variation Over the Australian North-Western Shelf', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, pp. 9856 - 9864,

Xiong J; Wang XH; Wang YP; Chen J; Shi B; Gao J; Yang Y; Yu Q; Li M; Yang L; Gong X, 2017, 'Mechanisms of maintaining high suspended sediment concentration over tide-dominated offshore shoals in the southern Yellow Sea', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 191, pp. 221 - 233,

Chen S; Pearson S; Wang XH; Ma Y, 2017, 'Public participation in coastal development applications: A comparison between Australia and China', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 136, pp. 19 - 28,

Gao GD; Wang XH; Bao XW; Song D; Lin XP; Qiao LL, 2017, 'The impacts of land reclamation on suspended-sediment dynamics in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao, China', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 206, pp. 61 - 75,

Hu Z; Pan D; He X; Song D; Huang N; Bai Y; Xu Y; Wang X; Zhang L; Gong F, 2017, 'Assessment of the MCC method to estimate sea surface currents in highly turbid coastal waters from GOCI', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 38, pp. 572 - 597,

Guo W; Wang XH; Ding P; Ge J; Song D, 2017, 'A system shift in tidal choking due to the construction of Yangshan Harbour, Shanghai, China', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 206, pp. 49 - 60,

Zhang H; Beggs H; Wang X; Kiss A; Griffin C, 2016, 'Seasonal patterns of SST diurnal variation over the Tropical Warm Pool region', Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, vol. 121, pp. 8077 - 8094,

Zhang H; Beggs H; Majewski L; Wang XH; Kiss A, 2016, 'Investigating sea surface temperature diurnal variation over the Tropical Warm Pool using MTSAT-1R data', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 183, pp. 1 - 12,

Hu J; Wang XH, 2016, 'Progress on upwelling studies in the China seas', Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 54, pp. 653 - 673,

Guo W; Song D; Wang XH; Ding P; Ge J, 2016, 'Contributions of different tidal interactions to fortnightly variation in tidal duration asymmetry', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 121, pp. 5980 - 5994,

Yang Y; Wang YP; Gao S; Wang XH; Shi BW; Zhou L; Wang DD; Dai C; Li GC, 2016, 'Sediment resuspension in tidally dominated coastal environments: new insights into the threshold for initial movement', Ocean Dynamics, vol. 66, pp. 401 - 417,

Wang XH; Wang DP; Sun Z; He Z; Liu H; Guan W; Chen D; Ding P; He Q; Wang H; Bao X; Gan J; Geyer WR; Li L; Liu JT; Lowe R; Winterwerp JC; Wolanski E; Yin K; You ZJ; Zhu J, 2016, 'International scientists discuss impact on China's estuarine and coastal environment by intensive anthropogenic activities - The 2nd workshop on sediment dynamics of muddy coasts and estuaries: Physics, biology and their interactions, Zhoushan, China, 23-26 October, 2015', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 168, pp. ii - iii,

Cheng Z; Wang XH; Paull D; Gao J, 2016, 'Application of the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager to mapping the diurnal and seasonal variability of surface suspended matter in a macro-tidal estuary', Remote Sensing, vol. 8,

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