Published in (* denotes paper led by Xue's students)

Under Review or Revision

[52] Zhang, L.* and Xue, Z., Downscaling CMIP6 Global Solutions to Regional Ocean Carbon Model: Connecting the Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico, and Global Ocean, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2021

[51] Ou, Y. *, Li, B., Xue, Z., Hydrodynamic and Biochemical Impacts on the Development of Hypoxia in the Louisiana–Texas Shelf Part II:  Statistical Modeling and Hypoxia Mechanisms, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2022.

[50] Ou, Y.* and Xue, Z., Hydrodynamic and Biochemical Impacts on the Development of Hypoxia in the Louisiana–Texas Shelf Part I: Numerical Modeling and Hypoxia Mechanisms, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2022.

[49] Bao, D.*, Xue, Z., Warner, J., Moulton, M., Yin, D., Hegermiller, C., A Numerical Investigation of Hurricane Florence-induced Compound Flooding in Cape Fear Estuary using a Dynamically Coupled Hydrological-Ocean Model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

[48] Wang, P*., Xue, Z., Hu, X., Zhang, L. Examine CO2 over Coastal Ocean in North America using Buoy data and simulations with WRF-VPRM coupled with an Ocean-Carbon model. Atmospheric Environment.

[47] Yin, D.*, Xue, Z., Bao, D., RafieeiNasab., Huang, Y., Morales, M., A Coupled Numerical Investigation of the Cape Fear River Basin during Hurricane Florence (2018). Hydrological Processes.



[46] Yin, D.*, Xue, Z., Warner, J., Bao, D. Hydrometeorology and Hydrology of flooding in Cape Fear River Basin during Hurricane Florence in 2018. Journal of Hydrology. 2021. 127-139. Doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.127139

[45] Haddadian, S., Ozdemir, C.E., Goodlow, B.L., Xue, Z., Bentley, S., Direct Numerical Simulations of Miniature Along-Shelf Current-Supported Turbidity Currents: Conceptual Investigation of Velocity Structure and Drag Coefficient. JGR Oceans. doi: 10.1029/2020JC016736

[44] Yin, D.*, Munoz, D., Bakhtyar, R, Xue, Z., Moftakhari, H., Ferreira, C., Mandli, K., Extreme water level simulation and component analysis in Delaware Estuary during Hurricane Isabel. 2021. JAWRA. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12947
[43] Munoz, D., Yin, D., Bakhtyar, R., Moftakhari, H., Xue, Z., Mandli, K., Ferreira, C., Inter-model comparison of Delft3D-FM and 2D HEC-RAS for Total Water Level Prediction in Coastal to Inland Transition Zones. 2021, JAWRA. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12952


[42]Ge, Q., Xue, Z., Chu, F. (2020). Rare Earth Element Distributions in Continental Shelf Sediment, Northern South China Sea. Water 2020, 12(12), 3540;

[41] Li, G., Xu, K., Xue, Z., Liu, H., Bentley, S., (2020). Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

[40] Liu, B., D'Sa, E, Maiti, K, Rivera-Monroy, V., Xue, Z. (2020) Biogeographical trends in phytoplankton community size structure using adaptive sentinel 3-OLCI chlorophyll a and spectral empirical orthogonal functions in the estuarine-shelf waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing of Environment. 252,

[39] Anderson, M., Maiti, K., Xue, Z., Ou, Y. (2020). Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Transport in the Surface Mixed Layer of the Louisiana shelf in northern Gulf of Mexico. JGR Ocean,

[38] Ou, Y. *, Xue, Z., Li, C., Xu, K., White, J., Bentley, S. J., & Zang, Z. (2020). A 3-dimensional numerical study of salinity variations in the Barataria Estuary, Louisiana. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

[37] Zang, Z. *, Xue, Z., Xu, K., Bentley, S. J., Chen, Q., D’Sa, E. J., et al. (2020). The role of sediment-induced light attenuation on primary production during Hurricane Gustav (2008). Biogeosciences. 17. 5043-5055.

[36] Zhao, X., Rivera-Monroy, V., Wang, H., Xue, Z., Tsai, C-F, Willson, C., Castaneda-Moya, E., Twilley, R. Modeling soil porewater salinity in mangrove forests (Everglades, Florida, USA) impacted by hydrological restoration and a warming climate. Ecological Modelling. 435 (15).

[35] Zang Z*, Xue Z, Xu K, Bentley S, Chen Q, Ozdemir, C., Sahin, C. A Numerical Investigation of Wave-Supported Gravity Flow during Cold Fronts over the Atchafalaya Shelf. JGR-Ocean.

[34] Liu, H., Xu, K., Ou, Y., Bales, R., Zang, Z. and Xue, Z., 2020. Sediment Transport near Ship Shoal for Coastal Restoration in the Louisiana Shelf: A Model Estimate of the Year 2017–2018. Water, 12(8), p.2212.

[33] Yin, D. *, Xue, Z., Gochis, D. J., Yu, W., Morales, M., & Rafieeinasab, A. (2020). A Process-Based, Fully Distributed Soil Erosion and Sediment Transport Model for WRF-Hydro. Water.12 (6), 1840.

[32] Robichaux, P., Xu, K., Bentley, S., Miner, M., Xue, Z. Morphological evolution of a mud-capped dredge pit on the Louisiana shelf: Nonlinear infilling and continuing consolidation, Geomorphology, 2020, 107030,

[31] Steinmuller, H. E., Hayes, M. P., Hurst, N. R., Sapkota, Y., Cook, R., White, J. R., Xue, Z., & Chambers, L. (2020). Does edge erosion alter coastal wetland soil properties? A multi-method biogeochemical study. CATENA, 187: 104373.


[30] Rivera-Monroy VH, Elliton C, Narra S, Meselhe E, Zhao X, White E, Sasser CE, Visser JM, Meng X, Wang H, Xue Z. Wetland Biomass and Productivity in Coastal Louisiana: Base Line Data (1976–2015) and Knowledge Gaps for the Development of Spatially Explicit Models for Ecosystem Restoration and Rehabilitation Initiatives. Water. 2019 Oct;11(10):2054.

[29] Zang Z*, Xue Z., Xu K, Bentley S, Chen Q, D’Sa E, and Ge Q. A Two Decadal (1993–2012) Numerical Assessment of Sediment Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Water. 2019, 11(5), 938;

[28] Ge, Q., Xue, Z., Ye, L., Xu, D., Yao, Z., & Chu, F. (2019). Distribution Patterns of Major and Trace Elements and Provenance of Surface Sediments on the Continental Shelf off Western Guangdong Province and Northeastern Hainan Island. Journal of Ocean University of China, 18(4), 849–858.

[27] Ge Q, Xue Z, Ye L, Xu D, Zhao J, and Chu F. The spatial distribution of major and trace elements of surface sediments in the northeastern Beibu Gulf of the South China Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 38 (30, 93-102)


[26] Mariotti  G,  Huang H, Xue Z, Dubravko J, Li B, Zang, Z. Biased wind measurements in estuarine waters. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans:. 2018. DOI: 10.1029/2017JC013748

[25] Xue Z, Gochis DJ, Yu W, Keim BD, Rohli RV, Zang Z, Sampson K, Dugger A, Sathiaraj D, Ge Q. 2018. Modeling Hydroclimatic Change in Southwest Louisiana Rivers. Water. 10(5).596

[24] Zang Z*, Xue Z, Bao S, Chen J, Walker N, Haag AS, Ge Q, Yao Z. 2018.  A numerical study of sediment dynamics during Hurricane Gustav. Ocean Modelling. 126.29-42.

[23]Lohrenz, SE, Cai, W-J, Chakraborty, S., Guo, X., He, R., Xue, Z., Fennel, K., Howden, S., Tian, H. 2018. Satellite estimation of coastal pCO2 and air-sea flux of carbon dioxicde in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing Environment.


[22] Zang Z*, Xue Z, Bi N, Yao Z, Wu X, Wang H. 2017. Seasonal Variation of Suspended-Sediment Distribution in the Yellow Sea. Continental Shelf Research.

[21] Yao Z, Xue Z, He R, Bao X, Xie J, Ge Q. 2017. Climate projections of spatial variations in coastal storm surges along the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. east coast. Journal of Ocean University of China, 16: 1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s11802-017-3012-6.

[20] Ge Q, Xue Z, Yao Z, Zang Z, Chu F. 2017. Anti-phase relationship between the East Asian winter monsoon and summer monsoon during the Holocene? Journal of Ocean University of China, 16: 175-183.


[19] Yao Z, Xue Z, He R, Bao X, Song J. 2016. Statistical downscaling of IPCC sea surface wind and wind energy predictions for U.S. east coastal ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Journal of Ocean University of China, 15: 577-582. DOI: 10.1007/s11802-016-2869-0.

[18] Xue Z, He R, Fennel K, Cai W-J, Lohrenz S, Huang W-J, Tian H, Ren W, Zang Z. 2016. Modeling pCO2 variability in the Gulf of Mexico. Biogeosciences, 13: 4359-4377.

[17] Ledwell JR, He R, Xue Z, DiMarco SF, Spencer LJ, Chapman P. 2016. Dispersion of a tracer in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans: 1110-1132. DOI: 10.1002/2015JC011405.

[16] Justic D, Duke-Sylvester SM, Visser JM, Xue Z, Liang J. 2016. Chapter 11 - Coastal Ecosystem Modeling in the Context of Climate Change: An Overview With Case Studies. In: Developments in Environmental Modelling, Sven Erik J (ed.) Elsevier, pp: 227-260.


[15] Zeng X, He R, Xue Z, Wang H, Wang Y, Yao Z, Guan W, Warrillow J. 2015. River-derived sediment suspension and transport in the Bohai, Yellow, and East China Seas: A preliminary modeling study. Continental Shelf Research, 111: 112-125.

[14] Xue Z, Zambon J, Yao Z, Liu Y, He R. 2015. An Integrated Ocean Circulation, Wave, Atmosphere and Marine Ecosystem Prediction System for the South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 8: 80-91.

[13] Tian H, Ren W, Yang J, Tao B, Cai W-J, Lohrenz S, Hopkinson C, Liu M, Yang Q, Lu C, Zhang B, Banger K, Pan S, He R, Xue Z. 2015. Climate extremes dominate seasonal and interannual variations in carbon export from the Mississippi River Basin. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29: 1333-1347. DOI: 10.1002/2014GB005068.


[12] Xue Z, Paul Liu J, DeMaster D, Leithold EL, Wan S, Ge Q, Nguyen VL, Ta TKO. 2014. Sedimentary processes on the Mekong subaqueous delta: Clay mineral and geochemical analysis. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 79, Part A: 520-528. DOI:

[11] Liu S-h, Feng A-p, Du J, Xia D-x, Li P, Xue Z, Hu W-f, Yu X-x. 2014. Evolution of the buried channel systems under the modern Yellow River Delta since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary International, 349: 327-338. DOI:

[10] Ge Q, Liu JP, Xue Z, Chu F. 2014. Dispersal of the Zhujiang River (Pearl River) derived sediment in the Holocene. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 33: 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s13131-014-0407-8.

2013 and earlier

[9] Xue Z, He R, Fennel K, Cai W, Lohrenz S, Hopkinson C. 2013. Modeling Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Circulation and Biogeochemical Processes in the Gulf of Mexico. Biogeosciences, 10: 7219-7234.

[8] Xue Z, He R, Liu JP, Warner JC. 2012. Modeling transport and deposition of the Mekong River sediment. Continental Shelf Research, 37: 66-78.

[7] Bian S, Hu Z, Xue Z, Lv J. 2012. An observational study of the carrying capacity of suspended sediment during a storm event. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 184: 6037-6044.

[6] Xue Z, Liu JP, Ge Q. 2011. Changes in Hydrology and Sediment Delivery of the Mekong River in the last 50 years: Connection to Damming, Monsoon, and ENSO. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36: 296-308.

5] Xue Z, Liu J, Demaster D, Nguyen V, Oanh Ta TK. 2010. Late Holocene Evolution of the Mekong Subaqueous Delta, Southern Vietnam. Marine Geology, 269: 46-60.

[4] Ge Q, Chu F, Xue Z, Liu J, Fang Y. 2010. Paleoenvironmental records from the northern South China Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 29: 46-62.

[3] Xue Z, Feng A, Yin P, Xia D. 2009. Coastal Erosion induced by Human Activities: A Northwest Bohai Sea case study. Journal of Coastal Research, 25: 723-733.

[2] Liu J, Xue Z, Ross K, Wang H, Yang Z, Li A, Gao S. 2009. Fate of sediments delivered to the sea by Asian large rivers: Long-distance transport and formation of remote alongshore clinothems. The Sedimentary Record, 7: 4-9.

[1] Feng S, Xue Z, Chi W. 2008. Topographic Features around Zhongshan Station, Southwest of the Prydz Bay. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 26: 469-474.