This talk will present the results on the long-term modelling of wave climate in the northwest Pacific Ocean region using coupled FVCOM-SWAVE and FVCOM modelling system with the implementation of a parameter typhoon model. The model was driven by the ECMWF reanalysis wind and sea surface pressure data over a 35-year period from 1979 to 2013, which was modified and refined by the measured typhoon parameters. The model results were used to assess the impact of typhoons on the wave climate, as well as the extreme conditions of the wave and surge and directional and seasonal variation over the coastal waters along the China coasts.
Shunqi Pan is Professor of Coastal Engineering and Director of Hydro-environmental Research Centre at School of Engineering, Cardiff University. He has more than 25 years research experience in coastal engineering, ranging from physical and numerical modelling of coastal and estuarine processes, particularly with interaction with the nearshore coastal defense structures, as well as modelling of large-scale waves/tides/surge prediction under extreme conditions, resource characterization for marine renewable energy and the impact of climate change on coasts and estuaries in recent years.
Since 2000, he has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for some 25 research projects funded by EPSRC, NERC and other sources, and secured more than £3m research funds. He has published more than 120 papers in international journals and conferences. He received the Halcrow Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 2007.
Currently, he is a member of the EPSRC peer-review college, an Associate Editor of Water Science and Engineering, and a member of the editorial board of China Ocean Engineering, having previously served in the editorial board of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK) Maritime Engineering Journal (2009-2012). He is an Environmental Partner member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM, UK). He also has developed strong international research collaborations, particularly in China and Japan.