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Xiao-Hai Yan

Mary A.S. Lighthipe Chair Professor, Director of Center for Remote Sensing,


B.S. Equiv. Ocean Sciences, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1977
M.S. Equiv. Remote Sensing, Shanghai Institute of Tech. Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1981
Ph.D., Satellite and Physical Oceanography, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, 1989
Post Doc., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1989

Research Interests

Satellite Oceanography, Ocean Remote Sensing; Physical Oceanography/Ocean Circulation, Climate Change; Remote Sensing of Estuaries, Coastal and Open Ocean Waters; Subsurface and Deeper Ocean Remote Sensing; Deeper Ocean Response to/Modulation of Climate Change; Polar and Subpolar Oceanography; and Mechanisms of Current Ongoing Global Surface Warming Hiatus.

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View a list of Dr. Yan's publications here.

Current Research Group

Dr. Young Heon Jo, Assisitant Professor (on leave)

Dr. Yuwu Jiang, Visiting Professor

Dr. Hua Su, Post-Doctoral Associate

Mr. Matt Shatley, Technician

Mr. Feili Li, Ph. D. Candidate

Ms. Weiwei Zhang, Ph. D. Candidate

Mr. Zhaoyun Chen, Ph. D. Candidate, UD/XMU Dual Degree Program

Ms. Autumn Kidwell, Ph. D. Student

Mr. Federico Iener, Ph. D. Student

Mr. Jin Sha, Ph. D. Student

Mr. Enhui Liao, Ph. D. Student

Mr. Xiangbai Wu, Ph. D. Student, UD/XMU Dual Degree Program

Mr. Xinyou Lin, Ph. D. Student, UD/XMU Dual Degree Program

Ms. Xiuli Yan, Visiting Ph.D. Student

Mr. Wenfang Lu, Ph. D. Student


• Ocean Observation• Physical Oceanography• Remote Sensing


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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