Dr. Xin Zhang's Webb Page


Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA 92093-0213


Tel: 858 534 7153

Email: xzhang@ucsd.edu




Measuring shortwave

Buttom turbulence

IR sea surface features



Paper list: (Manuscript PDF files)


Zhang, X , Chen, K. and Wan, J. 1987 A Heuristic Method for Feature-Based Scene Matching. ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA Vol.13, No.1 62-65

Zhang, X and Yun, C. 1989. Computer-Based Feature Extraction and Clustering of Suspended Sediments. ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA Vol.15, No.2 149-155

Webb, S. C., Zhang, X. and Crawfort, W 1991. Infragravity waves in the deep ocean. J. Geophys. Res. 96:2723-27-36

Jacobs, D.C. , Cox, C.S. and Zhang, X. 1993. Observations of the near-field double frequency pressure spectrum in the upper ocean using the Cartesian Diver profiling instrument, Natural Physical Sources of Underwater Sound, Kluwer, B. Kerman ed., p175-188.

Zhang, X and Cox, C. S. 1994. Measuring the two dimensional structure of a wavy water surface optically: A surface gradient detector, Exp. Fluids 17. Vol. 4, 225-237 ((pdf file))

X. Zhang, Dabiri, D., and Gharib, M., 1994. A Novel Technique for Free-surface Elevation Mapping, Physics of Fluids , Vol. 6, No. 9, s11

Zhang, X and Cox, C. S. 1994. The spectrum of capillary-gravity and capillary wind waves observed in a wave tank. Air-Sea Interface Symposium, Marseille, France, June 24-30,1993, In "The Air-Sea Interface", M.A. Donelan, W.H. Hui, and W.J. Plant, eds. The University of Toronto Press, Toronto. p357-365

Zhang, X 1994. Wavenumber spectra of very short wind waves: an application of 2-D Slepian windows to the spectral estimation. J. Atoms. and Oceanic Tech., Vol.11, No.2, Part II, P489-505. ((pdf file))

M. Gharib, Dabiri, D., and Zhang, X. 1994. Interaction of Small-Scale Turbulence with a Free Surface. In Free Surface Turbulence, Rood EP, Katz J, eds. FED-ASME Vol. 181. New York: Am. Soc. Mech. Eng. p. 97-102.

Zhang, X 1995. Capillary-gravity and capillary waves generated in a wind wave tank: Observations and Theories, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 289,51-82.

Zhang, X., and Cox, C. S., 1995. Feature Correlation for Particle Image Velocimetry: An application of Pattern Recognition, SPIE, VOL. 2546, 47-53. ((pdf file))

Zhang, X. 1995. Color Tomography for 3-D Fluid Density Inversion, SPIE, VOL. 2546, 321-330. ((pdf file))

Zhang, X. 1996. An Algorithm for Calculating Water Surface Elevations from Surface Gradient Image Data, Exp. Fluids 21 43-48. ((pdf file))

Zhang X., D. Dabiri, and M. Gharib 1996. Optical mapping of fluid density interface: concepts and implementations, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 67, No. 5, pp 1858-1868

Longuet-Higgins, M. and X. Zhang, 1997. Experiments on capillary-gravity waves of solitary type on deep water. Phys. Fluids. July,1997 p1963-1968((pdf file))

Dabiri D, X.Zhang, and M. Gharib 1997. Free surface slope and elevations, Atlas in Visualization III, edited by the Visualization Society of Japan, CRC press. p1-22.

Cox, C. S. and Zhang, X., 1997. Optical methods for study of sea surface roughness and microscale turbulence, SPIE, VOL. 3172. ((pdf file))

Zhang, X., C. S. Cox, and X. Wang, 1997. A further evaluation on feature correlation for PIV and PTV, SPIE, VOL. 3172.

Zhang, X. 1999. Observations on waveforms of capillary and gravity-capillary waves. Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, Vol. 18, No. 3, 373-388((pdf file))

Zhang, X, J. and C.S. Cox, 1999. Vortical motines under short wind waves, in Wind-Driven Air-Sea Interface, Electromagnetic and Acoustic Sensing, Wave Dynamics and Turbulent Fluxes, Edited by M. L. Banner. pp277-284((pdf file))

Zhang, X, J. Klinke, and B. Jahne, 1999. A study of advection of short wind waves by long waves from surface slope images, in Wind-Driven Air-Sea Interface, Electromagnetic and Acoustic Sensing, Wave Dynamics and Turbulent Fluxes, Edited by M. L. Banner. pp93-100((pdf file))

Zhang, Xin 2002 Enhanced dissipation of short gravity and gravity capillary waves due to parasitic capillaries, Phys. Fluids, 14, 11, L81-84((pdf file))

Zhang, Xin 2003 Surface image velocimetry for measuring short wind wave kinematics, Exp. Fluids, 35,653-665((pdf file))

Zhang, X. 2003, “Observation on modulation of short wind waves”, IEEE IGARSS 2003 Symposium Vol IV, 2697-2699. ((pdf file))

Xin Zhang and Soren Harrison 2004, A laboratory observation of the surface temperature and velocity distributions on a wavy and windy air-water interface, Phys. Fluids, 16, 1, L5-8((pdf file))

Zhang, X and Garbe, C. 2004, Studying dynamical processes of air-sea exchanges with air-water interface image techniques, Recent Res. Devel. Fluid Dynamics, 5(2004) 57-87((pdf file))

Zhang, X. 2005,  Short wind waves and surface wind drift, JFM, vol. 541, pp. 345–370. ((pdf file))

Zhang, X and Cai, WJ 2007,  On some biases of estimating the global distribution of air-sea CO2 flux by bulk parameterizations, GRL 34,L01608,doi:10.1029/2006GL027337, (pdf file)

Zhang, X, 2007, Comment on “Measurements of air-sea gas exchange at high wind speeds in the Southern Ocean: Implication for global parameterizations” by D. T. Ho, et al.  GRL. VOL. 34, L23603, doi:10.1029/2007GL029983, (pdf file)

W.J. Cai, X. Hu, W.J. Huang, L.Q. Jiang, Y. Wang, T.H. Peng, and X. Zhang (2010), Alkalinity distribution in the western North Atlantic Ocean margins, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C08014, doi:10.1029/2009JC005482. (pdf file)

Zhang, X, 2012, Contribution to the global air-sea CO2 exchange budget by asymmetric bubble-mediated gas transfer, submitted for publication, Tellus B 2012, 64, 17260, DOI: 10.3402/tellusb.v64i0.17260. (pdf file)

Zhang, Y. and Zhang, X, 2012, Ocean haline skin layer and turbulent surface convections, J. Geophys. Res., 117, c04017, doi:10.1029/2011JC007464. (pdf file)

Cox, C. S.. and Zhang, X, 2011, Contours of slopes of a rippled water surface, submitted for publication, Optics Express v19, n20, 18789. (pdf file)