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2017

Ye, H., J. Sheng, D. Tang, E. Siswanto, M. Kalhoro, and Y. Sui, 2017. Storm-induced changes in pCO2 at the sea surface over the northern South China Sea during Typhoon Wutip. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 4761-4778, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012643. [link]

Wang, P., J. Sheng and C. Hannah, 2017. Assessing the performance of formulations for nonlinear feedback of surface gravity waves on ocean currents over coastal waters. Continental Shelf Research, 146, 102-117. [link]

Guo, L., and J. Sheng, 2017. Impacts of climate changes on ocean surface gravity waves over the eastern Canadian shelf. Ocean Dynamics, 67, 621.637, Doi: 10.1007/s10236-017-1046-3. [link]

2016

Zhu, L.S., J. Sheng, and X. Ji, 2016. Tidally-averaged water and salinity transport velocities over estuarine and coastal waters, with an application to the Pearl River Estuary. Ocean Dynamics, 66, 1125-1142, doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-0975-6. [link]

Ni, X., J. Sheng, and W. Feng, 2016. Simulation of free surface flow using the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method with radiation open boundary conditions. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33, 2435-2460, Doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0179.1. [link]

Wang, P., and J. Sheng, 2016. A comparative study of wave-current interactions over the eastern Canadian shelf under severe weather conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 121, 5252-5281, doi: 10.1002/ 2016JC01175. [link]

Béguer-Pon, M., K. Ohashi, J. Sheng, M. Castonguay, and J. J. Dodson, 2016. Modeling the migration of the American eel in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 549, 183-198, doi: 10.3354/meps11706. [pdf]

Taylor, A., K. Ohashi, J. Sheng, and M. Litvak, 2016. Oceanic distribution, behaviour, and a winter aggregation area of adult Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. PloS One, 11, e0152470, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152470. [pdf]

Dever, M., D. Hebert, B.J.W. Greenan, J. Sheng, and P.C. Smith, 2016. Hydrography and coastal circulation along the Halifax Line and the connections with the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Atmosphere-Ocean, 54, 199-217, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2016.1190132. [pdf]

Shan, S., J. Sheng, OK. Ohashi, and M. Dever, 2016. Assessing the performance of a multi-nested ocean circulation model using satellite remote sensing and in-situ observations. Satellite Oceanography and Meteorology, 1, 39-59. doi: 10.18063/SOM.2016.01.004. [pdf]

Wu, Y., J. Sheng, D. Senciall, and C. Tang, 2016. A comparative study of satellite-based operational analyses and ship-based in-situ measurements of sea surface temperatures over the eastern Canadian shelf. Satellite Oceanography and Meteorology, 1, 29-38, doi: 10.18063/SOM.2016.01.003. [pdf]

Béguer-Pon, M., S. Shan, K. R. Thompson, M. Castonguay, J. Sheng and J. J. Dodson, 2016. Exploring the role of the physical marine environment on the silver eel migration using a biophysical particle-tracking model. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv169. [pdf]

Urrego-Blanco, J., J. Sheng, Fred Dupont, 2016. Performance of one-way and two-way nesting techniques using the shelf circulation modelling system for the eastern Canadian shelf. Atmosphere-Ocean, 54, 75-92, doi:10.1080/07055900.2015.1130122. [pdf]

Chambers, C., G. Brassington, J. Sheng, I. Simmonds, and K. Walsh, 2016. Sea level pressure response to the specification of eddy-resolving sea surface temperature in simulations of Australian East Coast Lows. Satellite Oceanography and Meteorology. 1, 2-18, doi: 10.18063/SOM.2016.01.001. [pdf]

Ohashi, K., and J. Sheng, 2016. Investigating the effect of the physical environment and swimming behaviours on the movement of particles in the Gulf of St. Lawrence using an individual-based numerical model. Atmosphere-Ocean, 54, 278-298, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2015.1090390. [pdf]

2015

Chang, Y-L, J. Sheng, K. Ohashi, M. Béguer-Pon, Y. Miyazawa, 2015. Impacts of interannual ocean circulation variability on Japanese eel larval migration in the western North Pacific Ocean. Public Library of Science (PLOS), 10, e0144423, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144423. [pdf]

Guo, L., W. Perrie, Z. Long, B. Toulany, and J. Sheng, 2015. The impacts of climate change on the autumn North Atlantic wave climate. Atmosphere-Ocean, 53, 491-509, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2015.1103697. [pdf]

Guo, L., and J. Sheng, 2015. Statistical estimation of extreme ocean waves over the eastern Canadian shelf from 30-year numerical wave simulation. Ocean Dynamics, 65, 1489-1507, doi 10.1007/s10236-015-0878-y. [pdf]

Ji, X., J. Sheng, J. Zheng, and W. Zhang, 2015. Numerical study of seasonal circulation and variability over the inner shelf of the northern South China Sea. Ocean Dynamics, 65, 1103-1120, doi: 10.1007/s10236-015-0862-6. [pdf]

Yan, Z., Y. Sui, J. Sheng and D. Tang, 2015. Changes in local oceanographic and atmospheric conditions shortly after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Ocean Dynamics, 65, 905-918, doi: 10.1007/s10236-015-0848-6. [pdf]

Zhang, H., J. Sheng, 2015. Examination of extreme sea levels due to storm surges and tides over the northwest Pacific. Continental shelf Research, 93, 81-97, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.12.001. [pdf]

2014

Urrego-Blanco, J., and J. Sheng, 2014. Formation and distribution of sea ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: A process-oriented study using a coupled ocean-ice model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 7099-7122, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010185. [pdf]

Urrego-Blanco, J., and J. Sheng, 2014. Study on subtidal circulation and variability in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Scotian Shelf and Gulf of Maine using a nested-grid coupled ocean-ice model. Ocean Dynamics, 64, 385-412, doi: 10.1007/s10236-013-0688-z. [pdf]

Shan, S., J. Sheng, B. Greenan, 2014. Physical processes affecting circulation and hydrography in the Sable Gully of Nova Scotia. Deep-Sea Research, 104, 35-50, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.019. [pdf]

Shan, S., J. Sheng, B. Greenan, 2014. Modelling study of three-dimensional circulation and particle movement over the Sable Gully of Nova Scotia, Ocean Dynamics. 64, 117-142, doi: 10.1007/s10236-013-0672-7. [pdf]

2013

Zhang, H., J. Sheng, 2013. Estimation of extreme sea levels over the eastern continental shelf of North America. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1-21, doi: 10.1002/2013JC009160. [pdf]

Ohashi, K., and J. Sheng, 2013. Influence of St. Lawrence River discharge on the circulation and hydrography in Canadian Atlantic waters. Continental Shelf Research, 48, 32-49, doi: 10.1016/ j.csr.2013.03.005. [link]

Titus, L., J. Sheng, R. Greatbatch, and I. Folkins, 2013. Improving statistical downscaling of general circulation models. Atmosphere-Ocean, 51, 213-225, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2013.774259. [link]

2012

Oliver, E., J. Sheng, K. Thompson , and J. Urrego Blanco, 2012. Extreme surface and Near Bottom Currents in the northwest Atlantic. Natural Hazards, 64, 1425-1446, doi: 10.1007/s11069-012-0303-5. [link]

Shan, S., and J. Sheng, 2012. Examination of circulation, flushing time and dispersion in Halifax Harbour of Nova Scotia, Canada. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 47, 353-374, doi: 10.2166/wqrjc.2012.041. [link]

Zhao, J., Y. R. Rao, and J. Sheng, 2012. Numerical study of dispersion and hydrodynamic connectivity of near-surface waters in Lake Huron. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 47, 238-251, doi: 10.2166/wqrjc.2012.121. [link]

Tang, L., J. Sheng, and Y. Cai, 2012. Storm-Induced circulation in the Pearl River Estuary of China during super typhoon Koryn. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 47, 314-332, doi: 10.2166/wqrjc.2012. 111. [link]

Urrego-Blanco, J., and J. Sheng, 2012. Interannual variability of circulation and hydrography over the eastern Canadian shelf. Atmosphere-Ocean, 50, 277-300, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2012.680430. [link]

Lin, Y., J. Sheng, and R.J. Greatbatch, 2012. A numerical study of the circulation and monthly to seasonal variability in the Caribbean Sea: The role of Caribbean eddies. Ocean Dynamics, 62, 193-211, doi: 10.1007/s10236-011-0498-0. [link]

2011

Guarracino, M., D. Dowd, J. Sheng, and J.J. Cullen, 2011. Calibration of a coupled biological.physical model for prediction in a coastal inlet. Continental Shelf Research, 31, 1713-1727. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2011.07.012. [link]

Hasegawa, D., J. Sheng, K.R. Thompson, and D. Greenberg, 2011. Far-field effects of tidal energy extraction in the Minas Passage on tidal circulation in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine using a nested-grid coastal circulation model. Ocean Dynamics, 61, 1845-1868, doi:10.1007/s10236-011-0481-9. [link]

Shan, S., J. Sheng, K.R. Thompson, and D. Greenberg, 2011. Simulating three-dimensional circulation and hydrography of Halifax Harbour using a multi-grid coastal circulation model. Ocean Dynamics, 61, 951-976, doi: 10.1007/s10236-011-0398-3. [link]

Ji, X., J. Sheng, L. Tang, D. Liu, and X. Yang, 2011. Process study of dry-season circulation in the Pearl River Estuary and adjacent coastal waters using a triple-nested coastal circulation model. Atmosphere-Ocean, 49, 138-162, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2011.580165. [link]

Ji, X., J. Sheng, L. Tang, D. Liu, and X. Yang, 2011. Process study of circulation in the Pearl River Estuary and adjacent coastal waters in the wet season using a triply-nested circulation model. Journal of Ocean Modelling, 38, 138-160, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.02.010. [link]

Lin, Y., J. Sheng, R. J. Greatbatch; A numerical study of the circulation and monthly-to-seasonal variability in the Caribbean Sea: the role of Caribbean eddiesOcean Dynamics, Springer-Verlag; DOI 10.1007/s10236-011-0498-0, 2011.

Lin, Y., R.J. Greatbatch and J. Sheng. The influence of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current intrusion on the transport of the Florida Current., Ocean Dynamics, 60:1075-1084, DOI 10.1007/s10236-010-0308-0, 2010.

Lin, Y., J. Sheng and R. J. Greatbatch. A numerical study of circulation and associated variability in the Intra-Americas Sea, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conferenced on Estuarine and Coastal Modelling, Seattle, WA, November 5-7, 2009. Editor: M. L. Spaulding, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, USA, 2010.

Sheng J, L Tang, X Ji & D Liu, An examination of seasonal mean circulation and salinity distributions in the Pearl River Estuary of China ..., Proc Est Coast Mod, 108-127, 2010.

Lin , Y., R. J. Greatbatch, and J. Sheng, Correction to "A model study of the vertically integrated transport variability through the Yucatan Channel: Role of Loop Current evolution and flow compensation around Cuba", J. Geophys. Res., 115, C04028, doi:10.1029/2010JC006176, 2010.

Sheng, J., and B. Yang, A nested-grid ocean circulation model for simulating three-dimensional circulation and hydrography over Canadian coastal waters, Journal of Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, J Terr, Atm Oceanic Sci, 21, 27-44, 2010.

Cullen, J.J., A. Hay, H. Ritchie, S. Hartwell, S. Kirchhoff, T. Bowen, M. Dowd, B. Greenan, J. Hamilton, C. Hannah, M. Lewis, W. Perrie, J. Sheng, P. Smith, H. Thomas, and A. Ve zina. The Lunenburg Bay Project. CMOS Bulletin SCMO 36 (6): 199-205, 2009.

Y. Lin, R.J. Greatbatch, J. Sheng, A model study of the vertically integrated transport variability through the Yucatan Channel: The Role of the Loop Current evolution and flow compensation by Cuba, J. Geophys. Res, 114, C08003, doi: 10.1029/2008JC005199, 2009.

Mecking, J.V., Fogarty C.T., R.J. Greatbatch, J. Sheng, and D. Mercer, Using atmospheric model output to simulate the meteorological tsunami response to Tropical Storm Helene (2000), J. Geophys. Res, 114, C10005, doi: 10.1029/2009JC005290, 2009.

Ohashi, K., J. Sheng, K. R. Thompson, C. Hannah and H. Ritchie, The Effect of Stratification on the Tidal Circulation Over the Scotian Shelf and Gulf of Maine: A Numerical Study. Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, Ocean Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s10236-009-0212-7, 2009.

Ohashi, K., J. Sheng, K. Thompson, C. Hannah and H. Ritchie, Numerical study of Three-Dimensional Shelf Circulation on the Scotian Shelf using a Shelf Circulation Model, Continental Shelf Research, p2138-2156, 2009.

Sheng, J., J. Zhao, and L. Zhai, Examination of circulation, dispersion and connectivity in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia using a nested-grid circulation model - Journal of Marine Systems, 77, 350-365, doi:10.1016/j.marsys.2008.01.013, 2009.

Soto, I., S. Andrefouet, C. Hu, F. E., Muller-Karger, C. Wall, J. Sheng, and B. G. Hatcher, Physical connectivity in Mesoamerica inferred from 9 years of ocean color observations, Coral Reefs, 28, DOI 10.1007/s00338-009-0465-0, 415-425, 2009.

Sheng, J., J. Zhao, and L. Zhai, Examination of circulation, dispersion, and retention in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia using a nested-grid circulation model, J Mar Sys, 77, 350-365, 2009.

Tang L, J Chen, J Sheng & D Liu, Advances in simulation of estuarial dynamic processes reacting to storm surge in estuarial areas, Ad Sci Tech Water Resour, 29, 2009 (in Chinese).

Chen J, L Tang, J Sheng & D Liu, Advances in typhoons wind Field and pressure field, Ocean Eng, 27, 2009 (in Chinese).

Zhai, L., and J. Sheng, Improving the utility of a coastal circulation model by assimilating hydrographic observations into the model momentum equation, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L24603, doi:10.1029/2008GL035640, 2008.

Yang, B., and J. Sheng, Process study of coastal circulation on the inner Scotian Shelf using a nested-grid ocean circulation model, with a special emphasis on the storm-induced circulation during tropical storm Alberto in 2006, Ocean Dyn.,58, 375-396, 2008.

Zhai, L., J. Sheng, and R. J. Greatbatch, Baroclinic dynamics of wind-driven circulation in a stratified bay: A numerical study using models of varying complexity, Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2008.05.005, 2008.

Yerubandi, R. R., and J. Sheng, Application of a nested-grid hydrodynamic model for circulation and thermal structure n the coastal boundary layer of Lake Huron, Aquatic Ecosystem Health Management, 11, 161-166, 2008.

Sheng, J., and B. Yang, A five-level nested-grid coastal circulation prediction system for Atlantic Canadian coastal waters, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 10, in press, 2008.

Zhai, L., and J. Sheng, Assimilating hydrographic observations into a nested-grid coastal circulation model, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, Proc Est Coast Mod, 274-290, 2008.

Zhai, L., J. Sheng, and R. J. Greatbatch, Application of a nested-grid ocean circulation model to a shallow coastal embayment: Verification against observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C02024, doi:10.1029/2007JC004230, 2008.

Zhai, L., J. Sheng, and R. J. Greatbatch, Observations of the dynamic response of a coastal embayment to wind, tide and buoyancy forcing, Continental Shelf Research, 27, 2534-2555, 2007.

Yang, B., J. Sheng, and B. G. Hatcher, Numerical study of circulation and temperature-salinity distribution in the Bras d.Or Lakes, Ocean Dynamics, 57, doi:10.1007/s10236-007-0120-7,245-268. 2007.

Sheng, J., L. Wang, and 7 others, Upper ocean response of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System to Hurricane Mitch and coastal freshwater inputs: a study using SeaWiFS remote sensing data and a nested-grid ocean circulation model, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C07016, doi:10.1029/2006JC003900, 2007.

Wang, L., J. Sheng, A. E. Hay, and D. J. Schillinger, Storm-induced circulation in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia: Observations and numerical simulations, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 873-895, 2007.

Thompson, K. R., K. Ohashi, J. Sheng, J. Bobanovic, and J. Ou, Suppressing bias and drift of coastal circulation models through the assimilation of seasonal climatologies of temperature and salinity, Continental Shelf Research, 27, 1303-1316, 2007.

Zhao, J., J. Sheng, R. J. Greatbatch, K. Azestu-Scott, and E. P. Jones, Estimation of inventory and spreading of CFC-11 and CFC-12 in the North Atlantic Ocean using a three-dimensional ocean circulation model with the modified semi-prognostic method, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C06027, doi:10.1029/2004JC002814, 2006.

Sheng, J., X. Zhai, and R. J. Greatbatch, Numerical study of the storm-induced circulation on the Scotian Shelf during Hurricane Juan using a nested-grid ocean model, Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2005.07.007, 2006.

Sheng, J., Circulation and variability over the Meso-American Barrier Reef System: Application of a triply nested ocean circulation model, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 9, 270-290, 2006.

Ohashi, K., J. Sheng, K. R. Thompson, and H. Ritchie, Simulating circulation and seasonal variability on the Scotian Shelf, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 9, 123-137, 2006.

Sheng, J., and Y. R. Rao, Circulation and thermal structure in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: Application of a nested-grid hydrodynamic model, Continental Shelf Research, 26, 1496-1518, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2006.01.019, 2006.

Tang, L., and J. Sheng, A triply two-way nested-grid ocean circulation model and its application for a coastal zone, Journal of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, 4, 111-118, 2006.

Tang, L., J. Sheng, B. G. Hatcher, and P. F. Sale, Numerical study of circulation, dispersion and connectivity of surface waters in the Belizean shelf, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C01003, doi:10.1029/2005JC002930, 2006.

Sheng, J., R.J. Greatbatch, X. Zhai, and L. Tang, 2005. A new two-way nesting technique based on the smoothed semi-prognostic method, Ocean Dynamics, 55, doi: 10.1007/s10236-005-00005-6, 162-177.

Sheng, J., L. Tang, and L Wang, 2005. Simulating the upper ocean circulation on the Belize shelf: An application of a triply nested-grid ocean circulation model, Journal of Ocean University of China, 4, 315-328.

Wang, L., J. Sheng, 2005. Development of a high-resolution coastal circulation model for the ocean observatory in Lunenburg Bay, Journal of Ocean University of China, 349-356.

X. Zhai, R.J. Greatbatch and J. Sheng, 2005, Doppler-shifted inertial oscillations on a beta-plane, J. Phys. Ocean., 35, 1480-1488.

X. Zhai, R.J. Greatbatch and J. Sheng, 2004, Diagnosing the role of eddies in driving the circulation of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L23304, doi:10.1029/2004GL021146.

Greatbatch, R.J., J. Sheng, C. Eden, L. Tang, X. Zhai and J. Zhao, 2004, The semi-prognostic method, Cont. Shelf Res., 24/18, 2149-2165.

Sheng, J., and L. Wang, 2004. Numerical study of tidal circulation and nonlinear dynamics in Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia. J. Geophys. Res.,109, C10018, doi:10.1029/2004JC002404.

Zhang, S., J. Sheng, and R.J. Greatbatch, 2004. A coupled ice-ocean modeling study of the northwest Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys Res.,109, C04009, doi:10.1029/2003JC001924.

Zhao, J., R.G. Greatbatch, J. Sheng, C. Eden, and K. Azetsu-Scott, 2004. Impact of an adiabatic correction technique on the simulation of CFC-12 in a model of the North Atlantic Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett.,31, L12309, doi:10.1029/2004GL020206.

Zhai, X., R.J. Greatbatch, and J. Sheng, 2004. Advective spreading of storm-induced inertial oscillations in a model of the northwest Atlantic ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L14315, doi:10.1029/2004GL020084.

Sheng, J., and L. Wang, 2004. A High-Resolution Coastal Circulation Model for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 372-387.

Sheng, J., and L. Tang, 2004. A two-way nested-grid ocean-circulation model for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System, Ocean Dynamics, 54: 232-242.

X. Zhai, J. Sheng and R. J. Greatbatch, 2004, A new two-way nested-grid ocean modelling technique applied to the Scotian Shelf and Slope, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 342-357.

Zakardjian, B., J. Sheng Runge, I. McLaren, S. Plourde, K.R. Thompson, and Y. Gratton, 2003. Effects of temperature and circulation on the population dynamics of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Scotian Shelf: Study with a coupled, three-dimensional hydrodynamic, stage-based life history model. J. Geophys. Res., 108, C11, 8016, doi:10.1029/2002JC001410.

Sheng, J., and L. Tang, 2003. A numerical study of circulation in the Western Caribbean Sea, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, 10, 2049-2069.

Sheng, J., 2002. Circulation and drift pathways in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, In: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. M. Spaulding, ed., 364-383.

Mercer, D., J. Sheng, R. J. Greatbatch, and J. Bobanovic, 2002. Barotropic waves generated by storms moving rapidly over shallow water. J. Geophys. Res., 107, C10, 3152, doi:10.1029/2001JC001140, 16-1 - 16-17.

Thompson, K.R., J. Sheng, L. Cong, and P.C. Smith, 2002. Assessing the forecast skill of an operational model for predicting circulation on the Scotian Shelf. J. Geophys. Res., in press.

Sheng, J., 2002. Circulation and Drift Pathways in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 364-383.

Sheng, J., R. J. Greatbatch and D. Wright, 2001. Improving the utility of ocean circulation models through adjustment of the momentum balance, J. Geophys. Res., 16711-16728.

Sheng, J., 2001. Dynamics of a buoyancy-driven coastal jet: The Gaspé Current, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 3146-3162.

Greatbatch, R. J., J. Bobanovic, J. Sheng and K. Thompson, 2001. Oceanography, Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, 1461-1470.

Sheng, J., K.R. Thompson, L. Cong, P.C. Smith and D. Lawrence, 2001. Effect of wind and local density on the subtidal circulation of the inner Scotian Shelf, Cont. Shelf Res., 21, 1-19.

Sheng, J., 2000. The Gaspé Current and cyclonic motion over the northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence. In: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, M. Spaulding and H. Butler, ed., 686-704.

Reiss, C.S., G. Panteleev, C. T. Taggart, J. Sheng, and B. deYoung, 2000. Observation on larval fish transport and retention on the Scotian Shelf in relation to geostrophic circulation. Fish. Oceanogr., 9, 195-213.

Sheng, J., D. Wright, R. J. Greatbatch and D. Dietrich, 1998. CANDIE: A new version of the DieCAST ocean circulation model, J. Atm. and Oceanic Tech., 15, 1414-1432.

Thompson, K. R., and J. Sheng, 1997. Assessing the predictive skill of a 3D barotropic model of subtidal current variability on the Scotian Shelf, J. Geophys. Res. 24,987-25,003.

Sheng, J., and K. R. Thompson, 1996. Summer surface circulation on the Newfoundland Shelf and Grand Banks: The role of local density gradients and remote forcing, Atmos.-Ocean, 34, 257-284.

Sheng, J., and K. R. Thompson, 1996. A robust method for diagnosing regional shelf circulation from vertical density profiles, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 25,647- 25,659.

Sheng, J., and A. E. Hay, 1995. Sediment eddy diffusivities in the nearshore zone from multifrequency acoustic backscatter. Cont. Shelf Res. 15, 129-147.

Sheng, J., and K. R.Thompson, 1993. A modified Galerkin-Spectral model for three-dimensional, barotropic, wind-driven shelf circulation, J. Geophys. Res., 98 (C4), 7011-7022.

Sheng, J., and A. E. Hay, 1993. Spherical wave backscatter from cylinders: thin-wire standard targets, J. Acoustic Soc. Am., 94, 2756-2765.

Hay, A., and J. Sheng, 1992. Vertical profiles of suspended sand concentration and size from multifrequency acoustic backscatter, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 15,661-15,677.

Sheng, J., and A. E. Hay, 1988. An examination of the spherical scatterer approximation in aqueous suspensions of sand, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 83, 598-610.

Sheng, J., and A. Hay, 1987. Sound scattering in aqueous suspensions of sand: comparison of theory and experiment, In Progress in Underwater Acoustics.

Hay, A. E., L. Huang, E. Colbourne, J. Sheng, A. Bowen, 1989. A high multi-channel data acquisition system for remote acoustic sediment transport studies, In Proc. OCEANS'88.


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Refereed Data Reports



Geshelin, Y., J. Sheng, and R. J. Greatbatch, 1999. Monthly mean climatologies of temperature and salinity in the western North Atlantic. Can. Data Rep. Hydrogr. Ocean. Sci. 153.

Cong, L.Z., J. Sheng and K.R. Thompson, 1996. A retrospective study of particle retention on the Scotian Shelf over last 38 years, Can. Tech. Rep. Hydrogr. Ocean. Sci..


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Contributed Conference Presentations



Sheng, J., B. Yang, and B. Hatcher, Circulation and hydrographic structures in the Bras d.Or Lakes of Nova Scotia: A numerical study, JONSMOD Meeting, Plymouth, United Kingdom, June, 2006.

Sheng, J., and R. Rao, Development of a nested-grid hydrodynamic model for simulating circulation and thermal structure in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Ohashi, K., J. Sheng, H. Ritchie, K. R. Thompson, and C. G. Hannah, Simulating circulation on the Scotian Shelf using a sigma-coordinate model, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Yang, B., and J. Sheng, Application of a nested-grid hydrodynamic model to study circulation and hydrographic structures in the Bras d.Or Lakes of Nova Scotia (poster), 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Zhai, L., and J. Sheng, Numerical study of baroclinic dynamics in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Zhao, J., J. Sheng, and L. Zhai, Assessing the performance of a high-resolution coastal circulation model in simulating the storm-induced circulation in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Sheng, J., Assessing the performance of a nested-grid coastal circulation modeling system for Canadian Coastal Waters (poster), 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hololulu, USA, February, 2006

Wang, L., J. Sheng, C. Hu and B. G. Hatcher, Storm-induced circulation on the Meso-American Barrier Reef System during Hurricane Mitch: Coupling remote sensing data and a nested-grid ocean circulation modeling system (poster), 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hololulu, USA, February, 2006.

Andrefouet, S., F. Muller-Karger, C. S., Moses, L. Wang, C. Hu, C. Steinberg, J. Sheng, B. G. Hatcher, S. Ouillon, P. Douiller, Environmental assessments of coral reef edcosystems using EOS platforms and numerical ocean circulation models, A NASA interdisciplinary research effort, 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hololulu, USA, February, 2006.

Sheng, J., Numerical simulation of seasonal circulation on the Belizean shelf: Application of a triply nested-grid ocean circulation model, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 9, Charleston, USA, November, 2005.

Sheng, J., Simulating seasonal circulation and particle dispersion on the Belizean shelf using a three-level nested-grid ocean circulation model, The Second Forum on Marine Science: New Development and Challenge, Qingdao, China, June, 2005.

Wang, L., and J. Sheng, An interdisciplinary ocean observatory in Lunenburg Bay and development of a high-resolution coastal circulation model, The Second Forum on Marine Science: New Development and Challenge, Qingdao, China, June, 2005.

Greatbatch, R., and J. Sheng, Semi-prognostic method, The Second Forum on Marine Science: New Development and Challenge, Qingdao, China, June, 2005.

Sheng, J., R. J. Greatbatch, and X. Zhai, A three-dimensional ocean circulation model of the western Caribbean Sea: Circulation and seasonal variability, JONSMOD/MEDMOD Meeting, Warnemuende, Germany, June, 2004.

Sheng, J., L. Wang, and L. Zhai, Assessing the performance of a high-resolution coastal circulation model using observations made in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia during Hurricane Juan, 39th Annual CMOS Congress, Vancouver, Canada, May, 2005.

Sheng, J., X. Zhai, and R. Greatbatch, Numerical study of storm-induced circulation on the Scotian Shelf using a two-way nested-grid ocean circulation model, JONSMOD Workshop, Warnemunde, Germany, 2004.

Sheng, J., X. Zhai, and R. Greatbatch, Storm-induced circulation on the Scotian Shelf and Slope using a two-way nested-grid ocean circulation modeling system, 38th Annual CMOS Congress, Edmonton, Canada, 2004.

Ritchie, H., S. Desjardins, J. Sheng, L. Wang, Coupled atmosphere-ocean modeling for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia, 84th Annual AMS (American Meteorological Society) Congress, Seattle, USA, 2004.

Hatcher, B., B. Dixon, B. Fryer, D. Heath, J. Kritzer, B. Ruddick, J. Sheng, and L. Tang, Connecting the dots: Ecological linkages in large marine ecosystems, ASLO/TOS (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/The Oceanography Society) Ocean Research 2004 Conference, Honolulu, USA, 2004.

Pantalone, P., B. Ruddick, B. Hatcher, J. Sheng, L. Tang, N. Bernier and K. Thompson, Numerical biophysical model of connectivity among coral reefs: quantitative predictions of larval fish dispersal patterns ASLO/TOS Ocean Research 2004 Conference, Honolulu, USA, 2004.

Sheng, J., and L. Wang, A high-resolution coastal circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 8, Monterey, USA, 2003.

Zhai, X., J. Sheng, and R. Greatbatch, A new two-way nested-grid ocean modeling technique applied to the Scotian Shelf and Slope water, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 8, Monterey, USA, 2003.

Zhao, L., J. Sheng, R. Greatbatch, K. Azetsu-Scott and C. Eden, Numerical study on uptake and spreading of chlorofluorocarbons in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, 37th Annual CMOS Congress, Ottawa, Canada, 2003.

Wang, L., and J. Sheng, A three-dimensional coastal circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia, 37th Annual CMOS Congress, Ottawa, Canada, 2003.

Tang, L., and J. Sheng, A modelling study of physical processes of ocean circulation over the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, 37th Annual CMOS Congress, Ottawa, Canada, 2003.

Sheng, J., A three-dimensional ocean circulation model of the western Caribbean Sea: Circulation and seasonal variability, JONSMOD/MEDMOD Meeting, Liege, Belgium, 2002.

Sheng, J., Comparison of diagnostic, prognostic and semi-prognostic methods in simulating currents and tracer transports in the northwest Atlantic, 36th Annual CMOS Congress, Rimouski, Canada, 2002.

Tang, L., and J. Sheng, Numerical studies of seasonal circulation in the western Caribbean Sea, 36th Annual CMOS Congress, Rimouski, Canada, 2002.

Wang, L., and J. Sheng, Three-dimensional numerical study of barotropic tidal circulation in Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia, 36th Annual CMOS Congress, Rimouski, Canada, 2002.

Mercer, D., J. Sheng and R. J. Greatbatch, Barotropic waves generated by storms moving rapidly over shallow water, 25th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, USA, 2002.

Sheng, J., Circulation and drift pathways in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 7, St. Petersburg, USA, 2001.

Mercer, D., J. Sheng and R. J. Greatbatch, Barotropic waves generated by storms moving rapidly over shallow water, 35th Annual CMOS Congress, Winnipeg, Canada, 2001.

Sheng, J. and R. J. Greatbatch, The seasonal circulation in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, 34th Annual CMOS Congress, Victoria, Canada, 2000.

Sheng, J., The Gaspe Current and cyclonic motion over the northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 6, New Orleans, USA, 1999.

Sheng, J., Dynamics of a buoyancy-driven coastal jet: The Gaspe Current, 33th Annual CMOS Congress, Montreal, Canada, 1999.

Sheng, J., and K.R. Thompson, Predicting circulation over eastern Canadian Shelves: progress and prospects, 32th Annual CMOS Congress, Halifax , Canada, 1998.

Sheng, J., and K. R. Thompson, Assimilating coastal sea level into a 3D shelf circulation model, in EOS, Trans, AGU, 75 88, Fall Conference, San Francisco, USA, 1994.

Sheng, J., and K. R. Thompson, Subtidal circulation variability on the Scotian Shelf: A retrospective modelling study, 24th Annual CMOS Congress, Ottawa, Canada, 1994.

Sheng, J., and K. R. Thompson, Circulation on the Scotian Shelf forced by mesoscale variability in the wind field, 23rd Annual CMOS Congress, Fredericton, Canada, 1993.

Sheng, J., and K. R. Thompson, Local and remote forcing of three-dimensional circulation on the Scotian Shelf, 22nd Annual CMOS Congress, Quebec, Canada, 1992.

Sheng, J., and A. E. Hay, Estimates of suspended sand concentration, size, and vertical diffusivity from multifrequency acoustic backscatter measurements in the nearshore zone, in EOS, Trans, AGU, 71, 1368-1369, Fall Conference, San Francisco, USA, 1990.


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Invited Seminars and Workshop Participation
(Since 1997)




Sheng, J., B. Yang, and B. Hatcher, Circulation and hydrographic structures in the Bras d.Or Lakes of Nova Scotia: A numerical study, JONSMOD Meeting, Plymouth, United Kingdom, June, 2006.

Sheng, J., and R. Rao, Development of a nested-grid hydrodynamic model for simulating circulation and thermal structure in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Ohashi, K., J. Sheng, H. Ritchie, K. R. Thompson, and C. G. Hannah, Simulating circulation on the Scotian Shelf using a sigma-coordinate model, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Yang, B., and J. Sheng, Application of a nested-grid hydrodynamic model to study circulation and hydrographic structures in the Bras d.Or Lakes of Nova Scotia (poster), 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Zhai, L., and J. Sheng, Numerical study of baroclinic dynamics in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Zhao, J., J. Sheng, and L. Zhai, Assessing the performance of a high-resolution coastal circulation model in simulating the storm-induced circulation in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia, 40th Annual CMOS Congress, Toronto, Canada, May, 2006.

Sheng, J., Assessing the performance of a nested-grid coastal circulation modeling system for Canadian Coastal Waters (poster), 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hololulu, USA, February, 2006.

Wang, L., J. Sheng, C. Hu and B. G. Hatcher, Storm-induced circulation on the Meso-American Barrier Reef System during Hurricane Mitch: Coupling remote sensing data and a nested-grid ocean circulation modeling system (poster), 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hololulu, USA, February, 2006.

Andrefouet, S., F. Muller-Karger, C. S., Moses, L. Wang, C. Hu, C. Steinberg, J. Sheng, B. G. Hatcher, S. Ouillon, P. Douiller, Environmental assessments of coral reef edcosystems using EOS platforms and numerical ocean circulation models, A NASA interdisciplinary research effort, 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hololulu, USA, February, 2006.

Sheng, J., Numerical simulation of seasonal circulation on the Belizean shelf: Application of a triply nested-grid ocean circulation model, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 9, Charleston, USA, November, 2005.

Sheng, J., Simulating seasonal circulation and particle dispersion on the Belizean shelf using a three-level nested-grid ocean circulation model, The Second Forum on Marine Science: New Development and Challenge, Qingdao, China, June, 2005.

Wang, L., and J. Sheng, An interdisciplinary ocean observatory in Lunenburg Bay and development of a high-resolution coastal circulation model, The Second Forum on Marine Science: New Development and Challenge, Qingdao, China, June, 2005.

Greatbatch, R., and J. Sheng, Semi-prognostic method, The Second Forum on Marine Science: New Development and Challenge, Qingdao, China, June, 2005.

Sheng, J., R. J. Greatbatch, and X. Zhai, A three-dimensional ocean circulation model of the western Caribbean Sea: Circulation and seasonal variability, JONSMOD/MEDMOD Meeting, Warnemuende, Germany, June, 2004.

Sheng, J., L. Wang, and L. Zhai, Assessing the performance of a high-resolution coastal circulation model using observations made in Lunenburg Bay of Nova Scotia during Hurricane Juan, 39th Annual CMOS Congress, Vancouver, Canada, May, 2005.

Sheng, J., A two-way nested ocean circulation model, with application to the Caribbean Sea and Scotian Shelf, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, May, 2004.

Sheng, J., A two-way nested ocean circulation model, with application to the Caribbean Sea and Scotian Shelf, Department of Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, May, 2004.

Sheng, J., A two-way nested ocean circulation model, with application to the Caribbean Sea and Scotian Shelf, National Central University, Taiwan, May, 2004.

Sheng, J., B. Ruddick, and L. Tang, CANDIE-ECONAR nested model, GEF (Work Bank) Connectivity Modeling Meeting, Miami, April, 2004.

Sheng, J., L. Tang, and R. Greatbatch, A triply nested ocean circulation model for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System, IOCARIBE-GOOS Modeling Pilot Project Workshop, US Virgin Islands, February, 2004.

Sheng, J., L. Tang, and R. J. Greatbatch, A triply nested ocean circulation model for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System, An International Workshop on Environmental Assessments of Coral Reef Ecoystems, Hawaii, February, 2004.

Mercer, D., J. Sheng, and R. J. Greatbatch, Tsunami-like waves generated by the Great Hurricane of 1938, 2th International Workshop on Extratropical Transition (ET), Halifax, Canada, 2004.

Sheng, J., A two-way nested ocean circulation model for the western Caribbean Sea, Hohai University, Nanjing, China, May, 2003.

Sheng, J., and L. Wang, A numerical study of tidal circulation in Lunenburg Bay, Physical Oceanography and Meteorological Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Canada, April, 2003.

Sheng, J., A two-way nested ocean circulation model for the Meso-American Barrier Reef System, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool, UK, February, 2003.

Sheng, J., Hydrodynamic models for ECONAR, International Workshop on Reef Connectivity, Akumal, Mexico, January, 2003.

Sheng, J., IAS modelling in Canada, International Workshop on Assessing GODAE Fields for the IAS and its Coastal Zones, Barbados, November, 2002.

Sheng, J., Numerical study of circulation and seasonal variability over the Western Caribbean Sea, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada, September, 2002.

Sheng, J., Numerical study of circulation and seasonal variability over the Western Caribbean, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA, August, 2002.

Sheng, J., and L. Tang, A three-dimensional ocean circulation model of the Western Caribbean Sea, Physical Oceanography and Meteorological Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Canada, May, 2002.

Sheng, J., Numerical study of circulation and seasonal variability over the Western Caribbean Sea, University of Maine, USA, April, 2002.

Sheng, J., Circulation over the eastern Canadian Shelf, CFCAS Workshop on Marine Environmental Prediction, Halifax, Canada, 2001.

Mercer, D., J. Sheng and R. J. Greatbatch, Barotropic waves generated by storms moving rapidly over shallow water, International Workshop on Operational Marine Forecasting, Dartmouth, Canada, 2001.

Sheng, J., Barotropic waves generated by storms moving rapidly over the Grand Banks, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada, November, 2001.

Mercer, D., J. Sheng, R. J. Greatbatch and J. Bobanovic, Barotropic waves generated by rapidly moving storms, Physical Oceanography and Meteorological Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Canada, September, 2001.

Sheng, J., Circulation and Drift Pathways in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Hohai University, Nanjing, China, July, 2001.

Sheng, J., Circulation and Drift Pathways in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, National Research Center for Marine Environment Forecasts, Beijing, China, June, 2001 and August, 2001.

Sheng, J., Circulation and Drift Pathways in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada, January, 2001.

Sheng, J., Seasonal variability in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada, May, 2000.

Sheng, J., Seasonal variability in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, Physical Oceanography and Meteorological Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Canada, May, 2000.

Sheng, J., Dynamics of a buoyancy-driven coastal Jet: The Gaspe Current, Physical Oceanography and Meteorological Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Canada, April, 1999.

Sheng, J., Predicting subtidal circulation over the eastern Canadian seaboard, Physical Oceanography and Meteorological Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Canada, September, 1998.

Sheng, J., Progress in modelling shelf circulation with CANDIE, Workshop on Data Assimilative Modelling of the Coastal Ocean, Halifax, Canada, 1998.

Sheng, J., Predicting subtidal circulation over the eastern Canadian seaboard, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada, September, 1998.

Sheng, J., Predicting subtidal circulation over the eastern Canadian seaboard, Department of Physics, Memorial University, Canada, May, 1997.

Sheng, J., Assimilating coastal sea-levels and current-meter data into a 3D shelf model, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada, January, 1997.

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