Jinyu Sheng

Professor
NSERC/MARTEC/MSC Industrial Research Chair
LRF Chair in Modeling and Prediction of Marine Environmental Extremes

Email: jinyu.sheng@dal.ca

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  • Coupled atmosphere-ocean observations and modelling for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia 

    Ritchie, Harold, Serge Desjardins, Jinyu Sheng, and Liang Wang. 2004. "Coupled atmosphere-ocean observations and modelling for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia." Combined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting: 3-4
    A high resolution eddy resolving coastal model, using the free-surface version of CANDIE, is developed for atmospheric-ocean modeling system of Lunenburg Bay (LB). The model is used to study the three-dimensional barotropic ...
  • The Influence of Circulation and Water Temperature on the Distribution and Abundance of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of St. Lawrence-Scotian Shelf System 

    Zakardjian, B. A., J. A. Runge, Y. Gratton, Y. Lu, et al. 2000. "The Influence of Circulation and Water Temperature on the Distribution and Abundance of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of St. Lawrence-Scotian Shelf System." 2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting.
    As part of GLOBEC-Canada, we have developed a 3-D model that couples the life-cycle of Calanus with the hydrodynamics of the Gulf of St. Lawrence- Scotian Shelf (GSL-SS) system, as described by the Canada-Dietrich (CANDIE) ...
  • Simulating Circulation on the Scotian Shelf using a Sigma-Coordinate Model 

    Ohashi, K., J. Sheng, H. Ritchie, K. R. Thompson, et al. "Simulating Circulation on the Scotian Shelf using a Sigma-Coordinate Model." 40th CMOS Congress 2006 - Weather, Oceans and Climate, Exploring the Connections.
    Circulation on the Scotian Shelf in 2001 is simulated using the Princeton Ocean Model. We use a nested-grid setup, adapted from the operational circulation forecast system known as DalCoast. The outer model covers the ...
  • Simulating seasonal variability of circulation and hydrography on the Scotian Shelf 

    Ohashi, Kyoko, Jinyu Sheng, Keith R. Thompson, and Harold Ritchie. 2006. "Simulating seasonal variability of circulation and hydrography on the Scotian Shelf." Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 9. 2006: 123-137
    A three-dimensional shelf circulation model is used to simulate the seasonal variability of circulation and hydrography on the Scotian Shelf over the eastern Canadian seaboard. The model is a modified form of an operational ...
  • The barotropic ocean response to fast moving tropical cyclones affecting Atlantic Canada 

    Mecking, J., R. Greatbatch, C. Fogarty, and J. Sheng. "The barotropic ocean response to fast moving tropical cyclones affecting Atlantic Canada." Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
    Atlantic Canadian coastal waters are occasionally affected by tropical cyclones (TC) which can have devastating effects in the form of a storm surge and/or meteorological tsunami. The current operational storm surge model ...
  • A new two-way nested-grid ocean modelling technique applied to the scotian shelf and slope 

    Zhai, Xiaoming, Jinyu Sheng, and Richard Greatbatch. 2003. "A new two-way nested-grid ocean modelling technique applied to the scotian shelf and slope." Estuarine and Coastal Modeling - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference.Estuarine and Coastal Modeling - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference. 342-357
    A nested-grid ocean circulation model is developed for the Scotian Shelf and adjacent slope. The nested model consists of a fine-resolution inner model embedded inside a coarse-resolution outer model. The inner model covers ...
  • Numerical Study on Uptake and Spreading of Chlorofluorocarbons in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean 

    Zhao, J., J. Sheng, R. Greatbatch, K. Azetsu-Scott, et al. "Numerical Study on Uptake and Spreading of Chlorofluorocarbons in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean." Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
    Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are anthropogenic compounds released to the atmosphere since 1930s. They enter the surface ocean by gas exchange and are then transported to the deep ocean by circulation, convection and subduction. ...
  • A numerical study of circulation and associated variability in the Intra-Americas Sea 

    Lin, Yuehua, Jinyu Sheng, and Richard J. Greatbatch. 2010. "A numerical study of circulation and associated variability in the Intra-Americas Sea." 11th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. 388: 137-156
    A three-dimensional, data-assimilative, regional ocean circulation model is used in simulating circulation, hydrography and associated variability in the Intra-Americas Sea (IAS). The model domain covers the region between ...
  • Transport variability through the Yucatan Channel: the influence of the Florida Current and flow compensation around Cuba 

    Lin, Y., J. Sheng, and R. Greatbatch. "Transport variability through the Yucatan Channel: the influence of the Florida Current and flow compensation around Cuba." CMOS Congress 2008 - Water, Weather, and Climate Science Informing Decisions.
    Water enters and leaves the Gulf of Mexico via the Yucatan Channel and the part of the Florida Current that flows between Cuba and Florida. Both observation and model results suggest that the transport through the Yucatan ...
  • Improve the utility of a coastal circulation model by assimilating hydrographic observations into the model momentum equation 

    Zhai, L., and J. Sheng. "Improve the utility of a coastal circulation model by assimilating hydrographic observations into the model momentum equation."
    A numerical scheme is presented to assimilate hydrographic observations into the momentum equation of a limited-area coastal ocean circulation model. This new scheme has an advantage that hydrographic assimilation is only ...
  • Improving regional climate change projections of temperature for Halifax, Nova Scotia via a new statistical downscaling approach 

    Titus, Lee, I. Folkins, R. Greatbatch, and J. Sheng. 2010. "Improving regional climate change projections of temperature for Halifax, Nova Scotia via a new statistical downscaling approach." 90th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.
    In order to best assess the expected climate change impacts on a species, ecosystem or natural resource in a region, climate variables and climate change scenarios must be developed on a regional or even site-specific scale ...
  • Investigation of three-dimensional circulation and hydrography over the Pearl River Estuary of China using a nested-grid coastal circulation model 

    Tang, Liqun, Jinyu Sheng, Xiaomei Ji, Wenhong Cao, et al. 2009. "Investigation of three-dimensional circulation and hydrography over the Pearl River Estuary of China using a nested-grid coastal circulation model." Ocean Dynamics 59(6): 899-919.
    The Pearl River Estuary (PRE) in South China's Guangdong Province is a subtropical estuary with highly irregular topography and dynamically complicated circulations. A nested-grid coastal circulation modelling system is ...
  • Development of a Five-Level Nested-Grid Coastal Circulation Prediction System for the Inner Scotian Shelf 

    Yang, B., and J. Sheng. "Development of a Five-Level Nested-Grid Coastal Circulation Prediction System for the Inner Scotian Shelf." CMOS Congress 2008 - Water, Weather, and Climate Science Informing Decisions
    A five-level nested-grid ocean coastal circulation prediction system known as NCOPS-LB was developed for predicting three-dimensional (3D) circulations and hydrographic distributions over the inner Scotian Shelf as part ...
  • Three-Dimensional Numerical Study of Barotropic Tidal Circulation in Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia 

    Wang, L., and J. Sheng. "Three-Dimensional Numerical Study of Barotropic Tidal Circulation in Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia." 36th CMOS Congress 2002 - The Northern Environment.
    We developed a high-resolution, eddy-resolving coastal ocean circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia using the free-surface version of CANDIE, as part of an interdisciplinary research project known as MEPS (Marine ...
  • A high-resolution coastal circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia 

    Sheng, Jinyu, and Liang Wang. 2004. "A high-resolution coastal circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia." : 372-387
    A high-resolution coastal circulation model is used to study the three-dimensional barotropic circulation in Lunenburg Bay and adjacent Upper and Lower South Coves, Nova Scotia. The model is driven by tidal forcing and ...
  • A two-way nested-grid ocean-circulation model for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System 

    Sheng, Jinyu, and Liqun Tang. 2004. "A two-way nested-grid ocean-circulation model for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System." 54(2): 232-242
    A two-way nested-grid ocean-circulation model is developed for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System (MBRS), using a newly developed two-way interactive nesting technique. The unique feature of this new nesting technique ...
  • A new two-way nesting technique for ocean modeling based on the smoothed semi-prognostic method 

    Sheng, Jinyu, Richard J. Greatbatch, Xiaoming Zhai, and Liqun Tang. 2005. "A new two-way nesting technique for ocean modeling based on the smoothed semi-prognostic method." Ocean Dynamics 55(3-4): 162-177.
    A new two-way nesting technique is presented for a multiple nested-grid ocean modeling system. The new technique uses the smoothed semi-prognostic (SSP) method to exchange information between the different subcomponents ...
  • A Modelling Study of Physical Processes of Ocean Circulation over the Meso-American Barrier Reef System 

    Tang, L., and J. Sheng. "A Modelling Study of Physical Processes of Ocean Circulation over the Meso-American Barrier Reef System."37th CMOS Congress 2003 - Impacts and Innovation
    We use a two-way nested-grid ocean circulation model to study the physical processes of circulation and temperature/salinity distributions over the Meso-American Barrier Reef System (MBRS) of the western Caribbean Sea. The ...
  • Storm-Induced Circulation on the Scotian Shelf and Slope using Two-Way Nested-Grid Ocean Circulation Modelling System 

    Sheng, J., X. Zhai, and R. J. Greatbatch. "Storm-Induced Circulation on the Scotian Shelf and Slope using Two-Way Nested-Grid Ocean Circulation Modelling System." 38th CMOS Congress 2004 - Human Dimensions of Weather and Climate.
    The Scotian Shelf and slope are affected frequently by winter storms and extratropical storms, and occasionally by hurricanes such as Gustav in 2002 and Juan in 2003. The main objective of this study is to study the ...
  • An examination of seasonal mean circulation and salinity distributions in the Pearl River Estuary of China using a nested-grid coastal ocean circulation model 

    Sheng, Jinyu, Liqun Tang, Xiaomei Ji, and Dabin Liu. 2010. "An examination of seasonal mean circulation and salinity distributions in the Pearl River Estuary of China using a nested-grid coastal ocean circulation model." 11th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 388: 108-127
    A three-level nested-grid coastal ocean modeling system was developed recently by Tang et al. (2009) for the Pearl River Estuary (PRE) in South China's Guangdong Province. The modeling system has three downscaling ...

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