Researcher Profile

Guoqi Han

Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Xiaoshan, Zhejiang, China
Further Education: East China University of Water Resources (B.Sc.), Hohai University (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Canadian Atlantic Shelf, Northwest Atlantic

Brief synopsis of current research:
Conducting independent and collaborative research from field data, model results and remote sensing data and field experiments on physical, ecological and environmental issues in coastal and deep oceans. Modeling coastal and shelf circulation (hindcast, nowcast, forecast) using finite-element and finite-difference models at various time (tidal to decadal) scales. Interpreting and assimilating satellite data in finite difference models for shelf and basin-scale circulation, tidal currents and mixing, and climatic variability in the northwest Atlantic Simulating particle trajectories using 3-D particle tracking packages, to study transport mechanisms for phytoplankton and zooplankton. Conducting field experiments and developing and implementing numerical models, data assimilation schemes, and advanced data analysis packages.


Recent Publications:

Han G.: Three-dimensional modeling of tidal currents and mixing quantities over the Newfoundland Shelf, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2000.

Han G., R. Hendry, and M. Ikeda: Assimilating TOPEX/POSEIDON derived tides in a primitive equation model over the Newfoundland Shelf, Continental Shelf Res., 20, 84-108, 2000.

Han G., and C.L. Tang: Velocity and transport of the Labrador Current determined from altimetric, hydrographic and wind data, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 18,047-18,057, 1999.

Han G., J.W. Loder, and P. C. Smith: Seasonal-mean hydrography and circulation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the Eastern Scotian and Southern Newfoundland Shelves, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29(6), 1279-1301, 1999.

Han G., C.G. Hannah, P.C. Smith, and J.W. Loder: Seasonal variation of the three-dimensional circulation over the Scotian Shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 102(C1), 1011-1025, 1997.