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Ruoying He

Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor

Jordan Hall 4149



Dr. He is a Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. His research expertise spans from coastal circulation dynamics and air-sea interaction to biophysical interactions. As the director of the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group, he conducts coastal ocean observations, remote sensing data analyses, and  leads the development of prediction models of ocean circulation, air-sea-wave interactions, physical-biogeochemical couplings, as well as data assimilation.  Dr. He served as an Associated Editor for Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, and as a guest editor for Ocean Dynamics. He also serves on the editorial boards of several other scientific journals and on the organizing committees of several major international science meetings. He was the co-chair of Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Dynamics in 2017, and a member of National Academy of Sciences-Loop Current study committee. He is presently also a member of NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board,  a member of Integrated Ocean Observing System- National Modeling Team, and a science team member of International GODAE OceanView project.

Research Description

Research interests in my research team include: 1) Coastal ocean circulation dynamics; 2)Marine physical-biogeochemical interactions; 3) Air-sea interactions; 3) Satellite oceanography; 4) Numerical modeling and data assimilation; 5) Coastal ocean observing systems. Our approach is to use in situ and remote sensing observations, numerical models, and data analysis and assimilation methods to examine fundamental ocean circulation physics, and to gain an integrated understanding of their interactions with the atmosphere and with ocean biological, geological, and chemical processes.


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Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, University of South Florida (2002)
B.S., Oceanography, Ocean University of China (1996)

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