Qi Quan



Dr. Qi Quan's research focuses on the features, variability and dynamics of the circulation in the South China Sea by data analysis and numerical simulation. 

Educational Background

2018, Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

2014, M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

2011, B.Sc. in Marine Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Work Experience

2019.09-present, Postdoc, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

2018.10-2019.05, Engineer, South China Sea Marine Survey and Technology Center, State Oceanic Administration, Guangzhou, China

Honors and Awards

2013, National scholarship for postgraduate students


1. Quan, Q., and H. Xue, 2019: Influence of abyssal mixing on the multi-layer circulation in the South China Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0020.1. (IF=3.389)

2. Quan, Q., and H. Xue, 2018: Layered model and insights into the vertical coupling of the South China Sea circulation in the upper and middle layers. Ocean Model., 129, 75-92, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.06.006. (IF=3.095)

3. Quan, Q., H. Xue, H. Qin, X. Zeng, and S. Peng, 2016: Features and variability of the South China Sea western boundary current from 1992 to 2011. Ocean Dyn., 66, 795-810, doi:10.1007/s10236-016-0951-1. (IF=1.869)

4. Quan, Q., X. Mao, and W. Jiang, 2014: Numerical computation of the tidally induced Lagrangian residual current in a model bay. Ocean Dyn., 64, 471–486, doi:10.1007/s10236-014-0696-7. (IF=1.869)

5. Quan, Q., X. Mao, X. Yang, Y. Hu, H. Zhang, and W. Jiang, 2013: Seasonal variations of several main water masses in the Southern Yellow Sea and East China Sea in 2011. J. Ocean Univ. China, 12, 524-536, doi:10.1007/s11802-013-2198-5. (IF=0.699)