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Lixin Qu
Lixin Qu
Phone:
(979) 845-5472
Email:
lixinqu@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 618
Address:

Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 618 MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843


Degrees:

Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2014-2019 (expected)

M.Sc. Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

B.Sc. Information and Computing Science, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

 

Awards:

James Sharp Graduate Scholarship, 2014 and 2018

Chapman Award for Graduate Research, 2017

Donald and Melba Ross Scholarship, 2017

A.T. Webber ‘22 and A.T. Webber, Jr. ‘49 Fellowship in Oceanography, 2016

Robert O. Reid Oceanography Fellowship, 2015


Lixin Qu

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Submesoscale processes
  • Near-inertial waves
  • Coastal mixing processes and turbulence
  • Theory and numerical simulation of flow in coastal environments

Selected Publications

  • Qu, L. and R. D. Hetland (in prep). Non-geostrophic baroclinic instability over sloping bathymetry: dense flow case.
  • Qu, L., R. D. Hetland, and L. N. Thomas (in prep). Near-inertial waves in a baroclinic vortex.
  • Qu, L. and R. D. Hetland (submitted). Non-geostrophic baroclinic instability over sloping bathymetry: buoyant flow case. Journal of Physical Oceanography.
  • Luo, L., D. Wang, T. Zu, L. Qu, S. Ou, and J. Wang (in revision). Buoyant plume off the Pearl River Estuary induced by an extreme precipitation event during spring and summer 2016. Continental Shelf Research.
  • Qu, L. and R. D. Hetland (in revision). Temporal resolution of wind forcing required for river plume prediction. Journal of Geophysical Research.
  • Qu, L., X. Lin, R. D. Hetland, and J. Guo (2018). The asymmetric continental shelf wave in response to the synoptic wind event in a semi-enclosed double-shelf basin. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123(1), 131-148. doi:10.1002/2017JC013025.
  • Qu, L., and X. Lin (2014). The effect of continental shelf slope around island on the Island Rule. Journal of Ocean University of China, 44(Sup.), 001-006. (In Chinese with English abstract)

Additional Information

AdvisorDr. Robert Hetland

Research Experience:

Near-inertial Waves

Graduate researcher for studying near-inertial waves in a baroclinic vortex. This research is applied to the Texas-Louisiana shelf – the ventilation near the shelf bottom indicated by energetic mixing is caused by the wave trapping within vortices and hence modulates the variation of bottom hypoxia.

 

Submesoscale Baroclinic Instabilities

Graduate researcher for studying non-geostrophic baroclinic instability over sloping bathymetry. This study attempts to understand the suppression of submesoscale baroclinic instabilities in highly energetic, coastal buoyancy-driven flows.

 

River Plume Prediction

Graduate researcher for studying the effects of wind forcing on the structure and evolution of river plumes. This research quantifies the temporal resolution of wind forcing required for river plume prediction.

 

Continental Shelf Waves

Graduate researcher for studying asymmetric structures of continental shelf waves in semi-enclosed basins. This research is applied to the Yellow Sea, a semi-enclosed marginal sea of the Pacific, and reveals the effect of asymmetric structure on regulating the Yellow Sea Warm Current.

 

Northern South China Sea Forecast System

Researcher for developing a high-resolution ocean circulation forecast model in the northern South China Sea. The system is fully operational and provides real-time analysis and 7 days forecast data for investigating coastal environments in that region. See details at the system website.

 

Grants:

Effects of near-inertial oscillations on baroclinic instabilities in a large buoyancy driven current, Texas Sea Grant, June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019, $1,687.5, PI: L. Qu.

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