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Yiyong Luo
Assoc. Marine Research Scientist
312 Watkins

Educational Background

Ph.D., Environmental Science
M.S., Physical Oceanography
B.S., Physical Oceanography
Ocean University of Qingdao
Ocean University of Qingdao
Ocean University of Qingdao

Areas of Specialization


Yiyong Luo is a physical oceanographer specializing in ocean circulation and numerical modeling. His present interests include the large-scale ocean circulations of the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as their changes under global warming.


Luo, Y.,  and L. M. Rothstein, 2011: Response of the Pacific Ocean Circulation to Climate Change. Atmosphere-Ocean, doi:10.1080/07055900.2011.602325.

Luo, Y., Q. Liu, and L. M. Rothstein, 2011: Increase of South Pacific eastern subtropical mode water under global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01601, doi:10/1029/2010GL045878.

Luo, Y., Q. Liu, and L. M. Rothstein, 2009: Simulated response of North Pacific Mode Waters to global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L23609, doi:10/1029/2009GL040906.

Luo, Y., L. M. Rothstein, and R.-H. Zhang, 2009: Response of Pacific subtropical-tropical thermocline water pathways and transports to global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L04601, doi:10.1029/2008GL036705.

Luo, Y., and L. M. Rothstein, 2008: Water pathways in the subtropical and subpolar North Pacific from a high-resolution ocean GCM. Pacific Oceanography, 4, 6-26.

Luo, Y., M. D. Prater, E.G. Durbin, and L. M. Rothstein, 2006: Changes in the Northwest Atlantic Circulation for the 1992-95 high NAO period from a numerical model. Continental Shelf Research, 26(14), 1617-1635.

Luo, Y., L. M. Rothstein, R.-H Zhang, and A. J. Busalacchi, 2005: On the connection between South Pacific spiciness anomalies and decadal equatorial variability in an Ocean GCM. J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10002, doi:10.1029/2004JC002655.


Oceanic response in the Pacific to global warming. WGOMD-GSOP Workshop on Decadal Variability, Predictability, and Prediction: Understanding the Role of the Ocean, Boulder, CO, 20-23 September 2010.

Changes of Pacific STCs under Global Warming. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, 22-26 February 2010.


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