As the junior NSERC/MARTEC/MSC Industrial Research Chair, my main research objective is to collaborate with the senior chair Dr. Greatbatch on the development of high-resolution ocean modelling systems for the eastern Canadian seaboard. These modelling systems include prognostically evolving temperature, salinity and sea-ice.
My other research interests include nonlinear dynamics of coastal currents and retention and advection of chemical and biological materials in the ocean.
1. Physical processes over shelf seas and coastal waters
2. Numerical modeling and two-way interactive nesting
3. Retention and advection of chemical and biological materials in the ocean.
1. Development and application of the semi-prognostic method and related techniques for improving the utility of ocean circulation models
2. Development of a new nesting technique based on the semi-prognostic method
3. Numerical study of seasonal circulation over the eastern Canadian seaboard.
4. Nonlinear dynamics of the Gaspe Current
5. Numerical study of ecological connections among reefs over the Meso- American Barrier Reef System (MBRS) of the northwest Caribbean Sea.
6. Barotropic and baroclinic ocean response to fast moving storms.
7. Development of a high-resolution ocean circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, as part of CMEP.
8. Air-sea flux of chlorofluorocarbons and carbon dioxide in response to climate forcing, as part of SOLAS.
9. Effects of surface heating/cooling, sea-ice and freshwater runoff on the general circulation and temperature/salinity distribution on the eastern Canadian shelf.
1. NSERC/MARTEC/MSC Industrial Research Chair Program (Greatbatch and Sheng).
2. Regional scale ecological connections among reefs (Sale, Sheng, Hatcher, Ruddick and two others).
3. Development of a high-resolution ocean circulation model for Lunenburg Bay, as part of CMEP (Cullen, Thompson,Ritchie, Hay, Sheng and others)
4. Air-sea flux of carbon dioxide in response to the climate forcing, as part of SOLAS (Azetso-Scott, Sheng and three others).
5. Sensitivity study on the numerical simulation of passive tracers using an ocean general circulation model (Sheng, Wright and Jones).
1. To use numerical models to improve our understanding of the dynamic processes in the coastal and shelf seas.
2. To determine how surface heating/cooling, sea-ice and freshwater runoff affect the general circulation and temperature/salinity distribution on the eastern Canadian shelf.
3. To investigate the effects of physical processes on chemical and biological distributions in estuaries and shelf seas.
4. To develop a coupled atmosphere/ocean/ice modelling system for marine environmental prediction over the eastern Canadian sea-board.