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LSU College of the Coast and Environment

Chunyan Li

Position: Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-2395

Fax: 225-578-2520

E-mail: cli@lsu.edu

Website: http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/cli/

Office: 208C Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, 1982

Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Institute of Oceanography, Academy of Science, PRC, 1985

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1996

Research Interests:

Physical oceanography, transport, coastal and estuarine circulations, innovative observations, modeling, extreme weather (such as hurricanes), induced water level changes including storm surges

Classes Taught:

OCS 4170. Physical Oceanography
OCS 7120. Dynamical Oceanography
OCS 7123. Oceanographic Data Analysis
OCS 7125. Estuarine Dynamics

OCS 4120 Weather Analysis

Professional Affiliations and Service Activities:


Lifetime Member: American Geophysical Union

Member: American Meteorological Society

Member: Coastal Estuarine Research Federation

Member: American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

Member: Gulf Coast Ocean Observing System Regional Association

Member: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

Selected Publications:

2014 Li, C., and C. Chen, Shelf Circulation Prior to and Post a Cold Front Event Measured from Vessel-based Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, Journal of Marine Systems, 139: 38-50.

2013 Li, C., Subtidal Water Flux through a Multi-inlet System: Observations Before and During a Cold Front Event and Numerical Experiments, JGR-Oceans, VOL. 118, 1–16, doi:10.1029/2012JC008109, 2013.

2011 Li, C., Free Surface Motions: Tides, Seiches, and Subtidal Variations. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 2, pp. 91–122. Waltham: Academic Press.

2009 Li, C., E. Weeks, and J. Rego. In Situ Measurements of Saltwater Flux through Tidal Passes of Lake Pontchartrain Estuary by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in September 2008, Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 36, L19609, doi:10.1029/2009GL039802.

2009 Li, C., and E. Weeks, 2009. Measurements of a Small Scale Eddy at a Tidal Inlet Using an Unmanned Automated Boat, Journal of Marine Systems, 75: 150-162.

2008 Li, C., N. Walker, A. Hou, I. Georgiou, H. Roberts, E. Laws, J. A. McCorquodale, E. Weeks, X. Li, J. Crochet,  Circular Plumes in Lake Pontchartrain Estuary under Wind Straining, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 80: 161-172.

2008 Li, C., C. Chen, D. Guadagnoli, and I. Y. Georgiou, Geometry-induced residual eddies in estuaries with curved channels: Observations and modeling studies, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 113, C01005, doi:10.1029/2006JC004031.

2006 Li, C., Modeling of Bathymetry Locked Residual Eddies in Well-mixed Tidal Channels with Arbitrary Depth Variations, Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 36: 1974-1993.

2006 Li, C., S. Armstrong and D. Williams, Residual Eddies in a Tidal Channel, Estuaries and Coasts, Vo. 29(1): 147-158.

2005 Li, C. and J. O’Donnell, The effect of channel length on the residual circulation in tidally dominated channels, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Vol. 35: 1826-1840.

2004 Li, C., A. Valle-Levison, L.P. Atkinson, K. Wong, and K, Lwiza,  Estimation of Drag Coefficient in James River EstuaryUsing Tidal Velocity Data from a Vessel-towed ADCP, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 109, C03034, doi:10.1029/2003JC001991.

2003 Li, C., J. Nelson, and J. Koziana, Cross-shelf passage of coastal water transport at the South Atlantic Bight observed with MODIS Ocean Color/SST, Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 30, NO. 5, 1257, doi:10.1029/2002GL016496.

2003 Li, C., 2003, Can Friction Coefficient Be Estimated From Cross Stream Flow Structure in Tidal Channels? Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 30, NO. 17, 1897, doi:10.1029/2003GL018087.

2002 Li, C., Axial convergence fronts in a barotropic tidal inlet – Sand Shoal Inlet, VA,Continental Shelf Research, 22: 2633-2653.

2001 Li, C., 3D analytic model for testing numerical tidal models, J. of Hydraulic Engineering, vol. 127, 709-717.

2000 Li, C., A. Valle-Levinson, L. Atkinson, and T.C. Royer, Inference of tidal elevation in shallow water using a vessel-towed ADCP, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), vol. 105, 26,225-26,236.

1999 Li, C. and A. Valle-Levinson, A two-dimensional analytic tidal model for a narrow estuary of arbitrary lateral depth variation: The intratidal motion, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), vol. 104, 23,525-23,543.

1998 Li, C., A. Valle-Levison, K. Wong, and K, Lwiza, Separating baroclinic flow from tidally induced barotropic flow in estuaries, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), Vol. 103, 10,405-10,417.

1997 Li, C. and J. O’Donnell. Tidally induced residual circulation in estuaries with lateral depth variation, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), Vol. 102, 27,915 – 27,929.

Recent Publications:

2017Li, C., Xiaofeng Li, Guosheng Zhang, Kevin M. Boswell, Matthew E. Kimball, Dongliang Shen, Jun Lin, Estuarine Plume: A Case Study by Satellite SAR Observations and In Situ Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2641161.

2016 Li, C., and Q. Zheng, Breakdown of Hydrostatic Assumption in Tidal Channel with Scour Holes, Frontiers (Marine Science), 3:199. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00199.

2016 Lin, J., *C. Li (corresponding author), K. M. Boswell, M. Kimball, L. Rozas, Examination of Winter Circulation in a Northern Gulf of Mexico Estuary, Estuaries and Coasts, Vol. 39, 1-21. DOI 10.1007/s12237-015-0048-y.

2016 Lin, J, *C. Li (corresponding author), S. Zhang, Hydrodynamic effect of a large offshore mussel suspended aquaculture farm, Aquaculture 451 (2016) 147–155.2014 Li, C., and C. Chen, Shelf Circulation Prior to and Post a Cold Front Event Measured from Vessel-based Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, Journal of Marine Systems, 139: 38-50.

2013 Li, C., Subtidal Water Flux through a Multi-inlet System: Observations Before and During a Cold Front Event and Numerical Experiments, JGR-Oceans, VOL. 118, 1–16, doi:10.1029/2012JC008109, 2013.

2012 Falcini, F., Khan, N.S., Macelloni, L., Horton, B.P., Lutken, C.B., McKee, K.L., Santoleri, R., Colella, S., Li, C., Volpe, G., D’Emidlo, M., Salsusti, A., Jerolmack, D.J., 2012. Linking the historic 2011 Mississippi River flood to coastal wetland sedimentation. Nature Geoscience, 5, 803-807.

2011 Li, C., J. R. White, C. Chen, H. Lin, E. Weeks, K. Galvan, and S. Bargu, Summertime Tidal Flushing of Barataria Bay: Transports of Water and Suspended Sediments, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 116, C04009, DOI:10.1029/2010JC006566.

2011 Li, C., and W. Cai, On the Calculation of Eddy Diffusivity in the Shelf Water from Radium Isotopes: High Sensitivity to Advection, Journal of Marine Systems, 86: 28-33.

2011 Li, C., H. Roberts, G. Stone, E. Weeks, Y. Luo, Wind surge and saltwater intrusion in Atchafalaya Bay under onshore winds prior to cold front passage, Hydrobiologia, 658:27–39, DOI 10.1007/s10750-010-0467-5.

2010 Rego, J. L., and C. Li. Nonlinear Terms in Storm Surge Predictions: Effect of Tide and Shelf Geometry with Case Study from Hurricane Rita, J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 115,  C06020,  doi: 10.1029 / 2009JC005285.

2010 Rego, J., and C. Li, Storm surge propagation in Galveston Bay during Hurricane Ike, Journal of Marine Systems, 82:  265-279.

2010 Feng, Z., and C. Li. Cold-front-induced Flushing of the Louisiana Bays, Journal of Marine Systems, 82: 252-264.

2010 Li, C., E. Weeks, B. W. Blanchard, 2010, Storm surge induced flux through multiple tidal passes of Lake Pontchartrain estuary during Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 87 (2010) 517–525.