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Dr. Meng Xia

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    Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

    Phone: (410) 621-3551 | Email: mxia@umes.edu  | Fax: (410) 651-7739

     Curriculum Vitae

    Research Investigator, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environments, Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research,  2008-2011
    Water Resource Scientist, Dynamics Solution LLC, Knoxville, TN, 2007-2008


    North Carolina State University (2007)
    Ph.D., Physical Oceanography
    First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China (2002)
    M.S., Physical Oceanography 
    Ocean University of Qingdao (1999)
    B.S., Physical Oceanography


    1.  River Plume and Estuary Dynamics
    2. Ecological, Biogeochemistry and Larval Transport Process, TMDL modeling
    3. Nearshore Wave-Current Dynamics and Sediment Transport Process
    4. River Watershed modeling


    1. Meng Xia, Lian Xie, Leonard.J, Pietrefesa, Michael Whitney (2011) The ideal response of estuary surface plume to numerical setting and wind forcing: an application to a shallow northern Gulf of Mexico bay “Journal of Geophysical Research-Ocean” Vol (116), C08035, 14 PP., 2011 doi:10.1029/2010JC006689
    2. Meng Xia, Paul Craig, Christopher M. Wallen, Andy Stoddard, Jan Mandrup-Poulsen, Machuan Peng, Blake Schaeffer, Zhijun Liu (2011) Numerical Simulation of Salinity and Dissolved Oxygen in Perdido Bay and Adjacent Coastal Ocean. “Journal of Coastal Research”  27(1), 73-86 
    3. Meng Xia, Lian Xie, Leonard.J, Pietrefesa (2010) Winds and the orientation of a Coastal Plane Estuary Plume “Geophysical Research letters” 37, L19601, doi: 10.1029 /2010 GL044494
    4. Meng Xia, Paul Craig, Blake Schaffer Andrew Stoddard, Zhijun Liu, Machuan Peng, Hongyan Zhang, Christopher M. Wallen , Nathan Bailey, Jan Mandrup-Poulsen. (2010) “The numerical modeling of Dissolved Oxygen dynamics and its Susceptibility for Caloosahatchee River Estuary and adjacent bay. “ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering” 136(10), pp 1032-1044
    5. Zhijun Liu, Sayedul. H. Choudhury, Meng Xia et al. (2009) The Water Quality Assessment of Caloosahatchee River Watershed and Estuary. “Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A, 44(10), 972-984 
    6. Zhijun Liu, Noor. B. Hashim, William. L. Kingery, David. H. Huddleston and Meng Xia (2009) Hydrodynamic Modeling of St. Louis Bay Estuary and Watershed Using EFDC and HSPF.  Journal of Coastal Research. Special Issue 52, 107-116  
    7. Meng Xia, Lian Xie, Leonard.J, Pietrefesa., Machuan Peng. (2008) Cape Fear River Estuary Storm Surge Modeling, Journal of Coastal Research.24 (4C) 159-167 
    8. Meng Xia, Lian Xie, Leonard.J, Pietrefesa. (2007) The plume modeling in Cape Fear River Estuary and adjacent ocean, Estuaries and Coasts, 30(4) 698-709 
    9. Machuan Peng, Leonard.J, Pietrefesa., Shaowu Bao, Huiqing Liu, Meng Xia and Tingzhuang.Yan. (2007). LIDAR vs. GEODAS Land Elevation Data in Hurricane Induced Inundation Modeling, Ocean Sciences Discussions (4) 399-414 
    10. Meng Xia, Lian Xie, Leonard.J, Pietrefesa. (2006) Cape Fear River Estuary Plume Modeling: Model Configuration and Sensitivity Experiments.  /_In_/ M.L. Spaulding eds., ASCE Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 9. pp 66-84


    Dr. Meng Xia received his Ph.D from North Carolina State University in 2007 and his M.S. degree from First Institute of Oceanography in China in 2002. Before coming to UMES, he served as Research Investigator in the Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research at University of Michigan.

    The addition of Dr. Meng Xia, who joined UMES in 2011, greatly strengthens the marine science expertise within the Department of Natural Sciences. A physical oceanographer by training. His research interests focus on estuarine and coastal dynamics, specifically river plume and estuary dynamics, larval transport processes, TMDL modeling, watershed modeling, wave current dynamics and sediment transport processes. 

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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