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

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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 a Co-leader of the Sino-Australian Research Consortium 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 30 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 100 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 more than 50 OUC HDRs enrolled at UNSW 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.

Current and Graduated Postgraduate Students

Name of Student

Thesis Title

Degree

Year  Completed

Do-Seong Byun The effects of tidally-driven sediment resuspension on the ecosystem dynamics in the Southwest coast of Korea (UNSW@ADFA) PhD 2004
       
Lulu Qiao The shear front and sediment transport in the Yellow River estuary (Ocean University of China, China) PhD 2008
       
Vihang Bhatt The effect of the fluid-mud layer on ocean dynamics in coastal seas (UNSW@ADFA) PhD 2010
       
Donghui Jiang An operational sea state and circulation forecast system for Jervis Bay, NSW PhD 2012
       
Fan Zhang Management of Australia Defence Force activities in Australian Marine Protected Areas, by analysing the Environmental Management Systems of Jervis Bay and Shoalwater Bay training areas PhD 2012
       
Wen Wu To compare the legislative frameworks, management characteristics and impact of the ecosystems of the marine protected areas in Australia and in China PhD 2012
       
Qun Liang Estimating benefits of IMOS in managing Marine Protected Areas MSc 2010
       
Dehai Song A Skewness-based Analysis and Numerical Simulations on Tidal Asymmetries, Dynamics, and Suspended Sediment Transport PhD 2013
       
Li Li Modelling the Sediment Dynamics in Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory PhD 2013
       
Zhibing Li Modelling sediment transport in Port of Abbot Point and its adjacent Great Barrie Reef waters PhD 2017
       
Shengnan Chen Comparative Research on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks Related to Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Australia and China PhD 2015
       
Guan Dong Gao Land reclamation and its impact on hydrodynamics and sediment transport in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao PhD 2017
       
Fatemeh Ziaeyan Bahri Correlation between East Australian Current and Sea Level Rise along the east coast of Australia PhD 2018
       
Amanda Xiao Modelling hydrodynamics and sediment transport in Sydney Harbour PhD 2018
       
Haifeng Zhang Investigating sea surface temperature diurnal variation over the Tropical Warm Pool using MTSAT-1R PhD 2017
       
Zhixin Cheng Hydrodynamic Study of Sediment Transport Patterns in Estuary and Coastal Area --- Case Study on Yalu River Estuary MPhil 2016
       
Wenyun Guo Numerical study of sediment dynamics in Shanghai Port ECNU Joint Training PhD 2017
       
Maozeng Jiang Legal and Governance Frameworks for Scientific Research Risk Management in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Areas PhD 2018
       
Fanglou Liao Coastally trapped wave observations and modelling in Jervis Bay and its adjacent shelf PhD 2019
       
Bo Dong Analysis of the drivers and impacts of governments’ biofuel research investment policy: a comparison between Australia and China PhD 2017
       
Saiful Marbun Impacts of marine and fisheries industrialisation and the Blue Economy Policy in Indonesia on the local communities and the environment in Indonesia MPhil 2015
       
Yuanchi Xiao Using eReefs data to analyze sediment transport dynamics in the Burdekin River Estuary in the GBR region MPhil 2018
       
Gang Yang Research on the Sediment Transport Patterns in the Area of Wei Fang Harbor using the Satellite Remote Sensing Method MPhil 2018
       
Zhixin Cheng Modelling sediment dynamics in Darwin Harbour under the Australian monsoon PhD 2020
       
Yuan Yuan Dynamics response to human interventions in a small embayment: thermohaline circulation, waves and sea ice formation PhD  On-going
       
Senyang Xie Land reclamation and its impact on hydrodynamics and substance transport in the Jiulong Estuary-Xiamen Bay, China PhD  On-going
       
Md Wasif E Elahi  Estuarine circulation and sediment transport during cyclone induced storm surge in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta  PhD  On-going 
       
Yuwei Hu Studies of Australian Coastal Extreme Events Based on Satellite Sea Surface  Temperature (SST) and Sea Surface Height (SSH) Datasets PhD On-going 
       
Anna Maggiorano Study of the effects of the Indo-Australian monsoon on the Australian North-Western shelf dynamics  PhD  On-going  
       
Gang Yang  Research on the Sediment Transport Patterns in the Area of Wei Fang Harbor using the Satellite Remote Sensing Method  PhD  On-going 
       
Wan Liu  Climate change impacts and management of algal blooms in coastal rivers  MPhil 2020

Book Chapters

Qiao L; Liang S; Song D; Wu W; Wang XH, 2019, 'Jiaozhou Bay', in Wang X (ed.), Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries: Physics, Biology and Their Interactions, Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 5 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811977-8.00002-9

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 Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries: Physics, Biology and Their Interactions, Elsevier Academic Press, London, UK, pp. 77 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811977-8.00005-4

Chen K; Xie S; Chen H, 2018, 'Marine Environmental Status and Blue Bay Remediation in Xiamen', in Wang X (ed.), Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries Physics, Biology and their Interactions, Elsevier Academic Press, United Kingdom, pp. 95 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811977-8.00006-6

Wang XH; Jalon Rojas I, 2018, 'Remarks', in Wang XH (ed.), Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries Physics, Biology and their Interactions, Elsevier Academic Press

Jalon Rojas I; Wang XH, 2018, 'Introduction', in Wang XH (ed.), Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries Physics, Biology and their Interactions, 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, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5_7

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/51022

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 XH, (ed.), 2018, Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries: Physics, Biology and Their Interactions, Elsevier Academic Press, London, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/C2016-0-02378-1

Journal articles

Cheng Z; Jalon-Rójas I; Wang XH; Liu Y, 2020, 'Impacts of land reclamation on sediment transport and sedimentary environment in a macro-tidal estuary', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106861

Sui X; Wang X; Zhao L, 2020, 'Using the resource-environment-economy coordination degree model to guide China's national blue bay remediation action plan in Qingdao', JOURNAL OF OCEANOLOGY AND LIMNOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00343-020-9268-5

Xiao ZY; Wang XH; Song D; Jalón-Rojas I; Harrison D, 2020, 'Numerical modelling of suspended-sediment transport in a geographically complex microtidal estuary: Sydney Harbour Estuary, NSW', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106605

Su D; Yang F; Ma Y; Wang XH; Yang A; Qi C, 2020, 'Propagated Uncertainty Models Arising from Device, Environment, and Target for a Small Laser Spot Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry and its Verification in the South China Sea', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 58, pp. 3213 - 3231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2019.2951144

Ma Y; Xu N; Zhang W; Wang XH; Sun J; Feng X; Sun Y, 2020, 'Increasing Water Levels of Global Lakes between 2003 and 2009', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 17, pp. 187 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2019.2920387

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2019.1633701

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106295

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111287

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.0A1490

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.04.037

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.04.036

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.002

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-15-717-2019

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11080946

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.052

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10304

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.11.004

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11040471

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18113828

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-18-0106.1

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2018.07.004

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.008928

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs10070997

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.036

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.003

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.022

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.015924

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-17-0259.1

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.002482

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-17-0046.1

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18366503.2018.1534522

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.020

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-017-1103-y

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075008

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.04.023

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.11.016

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.01.012

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2016.1268737

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.03.017

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JC012210

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