Name: Yue Fang

Phone: +86 532 88965785

Address: Center for Ocean and Climate Research
First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
No. 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao, P. R. China 266061




09/1999 - 05/2005: Texas A&M University, Ph.D.

09/1994 - 06/1997: First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, M.S.

09/1988 - 06/1992: Ocean University of China, B.S.


Working Experience

09/2009 - present: Research Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

05/2005 - 06/2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at Berkeley, USA

07/1997 - 07/1999: Research Associate, Institute of Oceanology, CAS, China

07/1997 - 12/1997: Visiting Scientist, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea

08/1992 - 08/1994: Research Associate, State Oceanic Administration, China


Research Interests

Air-sea interaction and climate change

Ocean circulation and tide


Selected Publications

1. Tana, Y. Fang, B. Liu, S. Sun, H. Wang, 2017: Dramatic weakening of the ear-shaped thermal front in the Yellow Sea during 1950s–1990s. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 36(5):51–56.

2. Sun, S., Y. Fang, B. Liu, Tana, 2016: Coupling between SST and wind speed over mesoscale eddies in the South China Sea, Ocean Dynamics, 66:1467–1474.

3. Sun, S., J. Lan, Y. Fang, C. Tana, X. Gao, 2015:A triggering mechanism for the Indian Ocean Dipoles independent of ENSO, Journal of Climate, 28, 5063–5076.

4. Sun, S., Y. Fang, Tana, and B. Liu, 2014: Dynamical mechanisms for asymmetric SSTA patterns associated with some Indian Ocean Dipoles, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119,


5. Sun, S., Y. Fang, L. Feng, Tana, 2014: Influence of the Indian Ocean Dipole on the Indian Ocean Meridional Heat Transport. Journal of Marine Systems, Vol.134:81-88.

6. Fang, Y., Tana, S. Sun, B. Liu, 2013: Impact of the Climate Change on the Western Boundary Current in the South China Sea: An Assessment Based on Numerical Simulations. Malaysian Journal of Science, Vol. 32: 341-350.

7. Fang, G., G. Wang, Y. Fang, W. Fang, 2012: A review on the South China Sea western boundary current. Acta Oceanol. Sin., Vol.31, No.5, 1-10, DOI: 10.1007/s13131-012-0231-y.

8. Qiu, F., W. Fang, Y. Fang, P. Guo, 2012: Anomalous oceanic characteristics in the South China Sea associated with the large-scale forcing during 2006–2009. Journal of Marine Systems,Vol.100, 9–18, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.03.010.

9. Chiang, J. C. H., and Y. Fang, 2010: Was the north Pacific wintertime climate less stormy during the Mid-Holocene? Journal of Climate, Vol. 23, 4025-4037.

10. Chiang, J. C. H., Y. Fang, and P. Chang, 2009: Pacific Climate Change and ENSO activity in the Mid-Holocene. Journal of Climate. Vol. 22, 923-939. doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2644.1

11. Fang, G., Y. Wang, Z. Wei, Y. Fang, F. Qiao and X. Hu, 2008: Interocean circulation and heat and freshwater budgets of the South China Sea based on a numerical model. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Vol. 47, 55-72.

12. Fang, Y., J. C. H. Chiang, and P. Chang, 2008: Variation of mean sea surface temperature and modulation of El Nino-Southern Oscillation variance during the past 150 years. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 35, L14709, doi:10.1029/2008GL033761.

13. Chiang, J. C. H., Y. Fang, and P. Chang, 2008: The interhemispheric thermal gradient and tropical Pacific climate. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 35, L14704,


14. Chang, P., Y. Fang, R. Saravanan, L. Ji, and H. Seidel, 2006: The cause of fragile relationship between the Pacific El Nino and the Atlantic Nino. Nature, 443, 324-328, doi:10.1038.

15. Fang, G., Z. Wei, B. Choi, K. Wang, Y. Fang and W. Li, 2003. Interbasin freshwater, heat and salt transport through the boundaries of the East South China Seas from a variable-grid global ocean circulation model. Science in China, Vol. 46, 149-161.

16. Wei, Z., G. Fang, B. Choi, Y. Fang and Y. He, 2003. Sea surface height and transport stream function of the South China Sea from a variable-grid global ocean circulation model. Science in China, Vol. 46, 139-148.

17. Fang, G., W. Wei, Y. Fang, K. Wang and B. Choi, 2002. Mean sea surface heights of the South and East China Seas from ocean circulation model and geodetic leveling. Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol. 47, 326-329.

18. Wang, K., Y. Fang, 2001: Numerical study on the formation of the South China Sea warm current: I Barotropic case. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Vol. 19, (1) 1-9.

19. Fang, Y., G. Fang, K. Wang and, Z. Wei, 2001. Dynamics of the Kuroshio intrusion into the southeast China adjacent waters – A numerical study. Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, 3,28-33.

20. Fang Y., B. Choi and G. Fang, 2000. Global ocean tides from Geosat altimetry by quasi-harmonic analysis. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Vol. 18, 193-198.

21. Fang, Y., G. Fang and Q. Zhang, 2000. Numerical simulation and dynamic study of the wintertime circulation of the Bohai Sea. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Vol. 18,1-9.

22. Choi, B. H., D. H. Kim and Y. Fang, 1999. Tides in the east Asian seas from a fine-resolution global ocean tidal model. MTS Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 36-44.

23. Fang, G., W. Fang, Y. Fang and K. Wang, 1998. A survey of studies on the South China Sea upper ocean circulation. Acta Oceanographica Taiwanica, Vol. 37, 1-16.

24. Fang, Y., Q. Zhang and G. Fang, 1997. A numerical study on the path and origin of the Yellow Sea Warm Current. The Yellow Sea, Vol. 3, 18-26.

25. Fang Y., G. Fang and K. Yu, 1996. ADI barotropic ocean model for simulation of Kuroshio intrusion into China southeastern waters. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Vol. 14, 357-366.