Zhongya Cai

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Marine Environmental Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2017
  • Master in Environmental Science, Ocean University of China, China, 2013
  • Bachelor in Environmental Science, Ocean University of China, China, 2010

Professional Experiences

  • 2020.03 – present: Assistant Professor, University of Macau, Macau, China
  • 2018.03 – 2020.02: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • Multiple-scale circulation and dynamics in South China Sea
  • Cross-slope/shelf exchanges
  • Numerical simulation

Publication

Luo, C., Lin, L., Shi, J.  Liu Z. Cai, Z.Y., Guo X., Gao H. Seasonal variations in the water residence time in the Bohai Sea using 3D hydrodynamic model study and the adjoint method. Ocean Dynamics (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-020-01438-5

Liu Z.Q.,  Gan J.P., Hu J.Y., Wu H.,  Cai, Z.Y., Deng Y.F.i (2021), Progress of studies on circulation dynamics in the East China Sea: the Kuroshio exchanges with the shelf currents. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Physical Oceanography. (accepted)

Cai, Z.Y., Gan J.P. (2020) Dynamics of the cross-layer exchange for the layered circulation in the South China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2020JC016131

Gan J.P., Liu Z.Q., Hui C.W., Tang Y., Cai Z.Y., Li J.L., (2020). The Changing Circulation of Asia Pacific Marginal Seas in the South China Sea: a Physical View. Springer Book: Changing Asia-Pacific Marginal Seas, 10.1007/978-981-15-4886-4

Cai, Z.Y., Gan J.P., Liu Z.Q., Hui R., Li J. (2019) Progress on the formation dynamics of the layered circulation in the South China Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 181(202), 102246.

Cai, Z.Y., Gan J.P. (2019) Coupled external-internal dynamics of layered circulation in the South China Sea: A modeling study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,124. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC014962

Cai, Z.Y., Gan J. P. (2017) Formation and dynamics of a long-lived eddy-train in the South China Sea: a modeling study, Journal of Physical Oceanography,doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0002.1

Lei L., Liu, Z., Xie L., Gao H., Cai Z.Y., Chen Z., Zhao J. (2015) Dynamics governing the response of tidal current along the mouth of Jiaozhou Bay to land reclamation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,120,2958–2972, doi:10.1002/2014JC010434.

Cai, Z.Y., Liu Z., Guo X., Gao H., Wang Q. (2014), Influences of intratidal variations in density field on the subtidal currents: Implication from a synchronized observation by multiships and a diagnostic calculation, J Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119,2017–2033, doi:10.1002/2013JC009262.

Conference Presentations

Cai, Z.Y., Gan J.P.,On dynamics of the vertical exchange among the three-layer circulations in the South China Sea. The Fourth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Science 2019, January 6-9, Xiamen.

Cai, Z.Y., Internal dynamics response to external forcing of layered circulation in the South China Sea. Young Scientists Forum on ocean dynamics, 2018, November 1-3, Qingdao.

Cai Z.Y., Gan J.P., Formation and dynamics of a long-lived eddy-train in the South China Sea: a modeling study. The Third Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Science 2017, January 9-11, Xiamen.

Cai Z.Y., Gan J.P., Dynamic Linkage Between Vertical Structure of South China Sea Circulation and the Lateral Forcing from Strait. AOGS (Oceania Geosciences Society) annual meeting 2016, 31 July – 5 August, Beijing.

Cai Z.Y., Gan J.P., Dynamic Investigation of Formation Process of Long-lived Anti-Cyclonic Eddy Train in the South China Sea, Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016, 21-26 February, New Orleans, America.

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau

Room: N21-5028
Telephone: (853) 8822-9097; Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: zycai@um.edu.mo

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