I earned a BS and MS in physical oceanography at the Ocean University of Qingdao, China (now, Ocean University of China) and a PhD in physical oceanography from the University of Washington under Dr. Kathryn A. Kelly's supervision. After graduation, I worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Drs. Sarah Gille and Janet Sprintall for postdoctoral research. I am currently working as an associate scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami and NOAA/AOML.
Current and Pending Research Projects
Kelly, K. A., and S. Dong, 2012. Sources and Predictability of Anomalies in North Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water Volumes. Deep Sea Research, special issue (accepted).
Wang, C., S. Dong, A.T. Evan, G.R. Foltz, and S.-K. Lee, 2012. Multidecadal co-variability of North Atlantic sea surface temperature, African dust, Sahel rainfall and Atlantic hurricanes. J. Climate (in press).
Dong, S., M. Baringer, G. Goni, and S. Garzoli, 2011. Importance of the assimilation of Argo Float Measurements on the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic. Geophysical Research Letters, 115, C05013, doi:10.1029/2009JC005542.
Dong, S., S. Garzoli, and M. Baringer, 2011. The role of inter-ocean exchanges on decadal variations of the northward heat transport in the South Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(8):1498-1511.
Dong, S., S. T. Gille, J. Sprintall, and E.J. Fetzer, 2010. Dong_Garzoli_Baringer_2011.pdf Assessing the potential of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) surface temperature and relative humidity in turbulent heat flux estimates in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C05013, doi:10.1029/2009JC005542.
Wang, C., and S. Dong, 2010. SIs the basin-wide warming in the North Atlantic Ocean related to atmospheric carbon dioxide and global warming? Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L08707, doi:10.1029/2010GL042743.
Wang, C., S. Dong, and E. Munoz, 2010. Seawater density variations in the North Atlantic and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Climate Dynamics, 34, 953-968, doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0560-5.
Dong, S., S. L. Garzoli, M. O. Baringer, C. S. Meinen, and G. J. Goni, 2009. Interannual variations in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and its Relationship with the Net Northward Heat Transport in the South Atlantic. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L20606, doi:10.1029/2009GL039356.
Wang, C., Z. Song, F. Qiao, and S. Dong, 2009. What Signals Are Removed and Retained by Using an Anomaly Field in Climatic Research? International Journal of Climatology, Vol. 2009, 7pp, doi:10.1155/2009/329754.
Dong, S., S. L. Garzoli, and M. O. Baringer, 2009. An assessment of the seasonal mixed-layer salinity budget in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C12001, doi:10.1029/2008JC005258.
Xu, Y., J. Li, and S. Dong, 2009. Ocean circulation from altimetry: progress and challenges. Ocean Circulation and El Nino: New research. Edited by F. Columbus, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Dong, S., J. Sprintall, S. T. Gille, and L. Talley, 2008. Southern Ocean mixed depth from Argo float profiles. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C06013, doi:10.1029/2006JC004051.
Dong, S., S. Hautala, and K. A. Kelly, 2007. Interannual variations in upper ocean heat content and heat transport convergence in the Western North Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37:2682-2697.
Dong, S., S. T. Gille, and J. Sprintall, 2007. An assessment of the Southern Ocean mixed-layer heat budget. Journal of Climate, 20:4425-4442.
Dong, S., J. Sprintall, and S. T. Gille, 2006. Location of the Polar Front from AMSR-E Satellite sea surface temperature measurements. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36:2075-2089.
Dong, S., S. T. Gille, J. Sprintall, and C. L. Gentemann, 2006. Validation of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) sea surface temperature in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111:C04002, doi:10.1029/2005JC002934.
Kelly, K. A., and S. Dong, 2004. The Relationship of Western Boundary Current Heat Transport and Storage to Mid-Latitude Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction, in . Earth's Climate: The Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction, edited by C. Wang, S.-P. Xie, and J. A. Carton, pp. 347-363, American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 147.
Dong S., and K. A. Kelly, 2004. Heat budget in the Gulf Stream region: the importance of heat storage and advection. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 34:1214-1231.
Dong S., and K. A. Kelly, 2003. Annual and interannual variations in geostrophic velocity in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(c6), doi:10.1029/2002JC001357, 3172-3180.
Frankignoul C., G. D. Coetlogon, T. M. Joyce, and S. Dong, 2001. Gulf Stream variability and ocean -atmosphere interaction. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 31:3516-3529.
Du, Y., H. Lu, S. Dong, and T. Ling, 1999. Observation and fuzzy mathematics analysis of the skin-bulk temperature difference in the coastal area of Qingdao. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 30(1):81-87.
Work in Progress
Garzoli, S. L., M. O. Baringer, S. Dong, R. C. Perez, and Q. Yao, 2011. South Atlantic meridional fluxes. Deep Sea Research (in revision).
Dong, S., and K. A. Kelly, 2012. How Well Do Climate Models Reproduce North Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water? (in preparation).