Changsheng Chen

Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Changsheng Chen is Professor of Physical Oceanography at the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Adjunct Scientist at the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Dr. Chen is a coastal oceanographer who is interested in modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation, oceanic frontal processes, turbulent mixing/bottom boundary layer dynamics, chaotic mixing, western boundary current, internal waves and tides, and biological/physical interaction.

His recent research is mainly focused on the coastal and estuarine modeling and ecosystem dynamics in the US eastern continental shelf. He is leader of the Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Research Laboratory, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMASS.


Sample publications

  • Chen, C., Z. Lai, R. C. Beardsley, Q. Xu, H. Lin and N. T. Viet, 2012. Current separation and upwelling over the southeast shelf of Vietnam in the South China Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03033, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007150.
  • Chen, C., H. Haung, R. C. Beardsley, Q. Xu, R. Limeburner, G. W Gowles, Y. Sun, J. Qi and H. Lin, 2011. Tidal dynamics in the Gulf of Maine and New England Shelf: An application of FVCOM. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C12010, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007054
  • C. Chen, Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, Jun Wei, Robert C. Beardsley, Zhigang Lai, Pengfei Xue, Sangjun Lyu, Qichun Xu, Jianhua Qi, and Geoffrey W. Cowles, 2009. Application and comparison of Kalman filters for coastal ocean problems: An experiment with FVCOM, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C05011, doi:10.1029/2007JC004548.