Xiaoyue Hu

Headshot photo of Xiaoyue Hu of AOML.

Research Interests

Indo-Pacific ocean circulation and its interactions with climate

Planetary wave dynamics

Oceanographic observation

Xiaoyue Hu, PhD.

Postdoctoral Associate (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division 


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“As we study the ocean, we use theory, observations, and numerical models to describe ocean dynamics. None is sufficient by itself.”

Xiaoyue Hu is interested in the upper ocean variations and dynamics in exchanges between basins. Dr. Hu mainly uses observations from cruises and model simulations to do her research. Her series of studies of the interbasin exchanges includes: 1) the associated oceanic wave dynamics and long-term trends of the IOD-ENSO teleconnection under global warming; 2) the interannual sea level variability forced by waves from both the Pacific and Indian Oceans in the Sulawesi Sea; 3) the impact of ENSO on the sea level and current variabilities at the entrance of ITF in the Indonesian seas.

Xiaoyue Hu joined the XBT (eXpendable BathyThermograph) science team at AOML to expand her research to include the Atlantic Ocean, and to have a better understanding of the global oceans. She loves going out to sea and has gained sea-going experience during her work in the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indonesian Seas.

Current Work

Interactions and exchanges between the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Ocean-atmosphere exchanges in the North Atlantic basin (AOML XBT Project)

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2019, Ph.D. Physical Oceanography (2019) Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing & Qingdao, China

2017, Visiting Graduate Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

2012, B.S. Marine Science, College of Ocean and Earth Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Hu X., H. Xue, L. Liang (2022) Impact of ENSO in the entrance of the Indonesian Throughflow: The oceanic wave propagation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127(12): e2022JC018782.

Yuan D., X. Yin, X. Li, C. Corvianawatie, Z. Wang, Y. Li, Y. Yang, X. Hu, and others (2022) A Maluku Sea intermediate western boundary current connecting Pacific Ocean circulation to the Indonesian Throughflow. Nature Communications, 13: 2093.

Li X., D. Yuan, Y. Li, Z. Wang, J. Wang, X. Hu, and others (2021) Moored observations of currents and water mass properties between Talaud and Halmahera Islands at the entrance of the Indonesian seas. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(12): 3557-3572.

Chinese Society for Oceanography National Marine Science and Technology Award 2021

China Scholarship Council Joint Ph.D. Student Program Scholarship 2016

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Excellent Student Awards 2014 & 2015

Xiamen University Excellent Graduated Student Award 2012

Chinese Department of Education National Scholarship Award 2010