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Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer

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Dr Ming-Xi Yang straddles the boundary between chemical oceanography and atmospheric chemistry, having spent a substantial amount of time on both research ships and aircraft. Dr Ming-Xi Yang's work often starts at the air-sea interface, and extends to 100 m below and 1000 m above.

Other key projects

The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS)

Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports (ORCHESTRA)

Global Methane Budget (MOYA)

Recent publications

  • Sims, RP; Schuster, U; Watson, AJ; Yang, M; Hopkins, FE; Stephens, JA; Bell, TG. 2017 A measurement system for vertical seawater profiles close to the air–sea interface. Ocean Science, 13 (5). 649-660. 10.5194/os-13-649-2017
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  • Bell, TG; Landwehr, S; Miller, SD; de Bruyn, WJ; Callaghan, AH; Scanlon, B; Ward, B; Yang, M; Saltzman, ES. 2017 Estimation of bubble-mediated air–sea gas exchange from concurrent DMS and CO2 transfer velocities at intermediate–high wind speeds. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (14). 9019-9033. 10.5194/acp-17-9019-2017
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  • Yang, M; Prytherch, J; Kozlova, E; Yelland, M; Parenkat Mony, D; Bell, TG. 2016 Comparison of two closed-path cavity-based spectrometers for measuring air–water CO2 and CH4 fluxes by eddy covariance. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 10.5194/amt-9-5509-2016
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  • Hopkins, FE; Bell, TG; Yang, M; Suggett, DJ; Steinke, M. 2016 Air exposure of coral is a significant source of dimethylsulfide (DMS) to the atmosphere. Scientific Reports, 6. 36031. 10.1038/srep36031
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  • Yang, M; Bell, TG; Blomquist, BW; Fairall, CW; Brooks, IM; Nightingale, PD. 2016 Air-sea transfer of gas phase controlled compounds. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 35 (1). 012011-012019. 10.1088/1755-1315/35/1/012011
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  • Yang, M; Bell, TG; Hopkins, FE; Kitidis, V; Cazenave, P; Nightingale, PD; Yelland, MJ; Pascal, RW; Prytherch, J.; Brooks, I. M.; Smyth, TJ. 2016 Air-sea fluxes of CO2 and CH4 from the Penlee Point Atmospheric Observatory on the south-west coast of the UK. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (9). 5745-5761. 10.5194/acp-16-5745-2016
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Selected key publications

Yang, M., R. Beale, P. Liss, M. Johnson, B. Blomquist, and P. Nightingale, Air–sea fluxes of oxygenated volatile organic compounds across the Atlantic Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 7499-7517, doi:10.5194/acp-14-7499-2014, 2014.

Yang, M., P. Nightingale, R. Beale, P. Liss, B. Blomquist, and C. Fairall, Atmospheric deposition of methanol over the Atlantic Ocean, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 110, 50, 20034–20039, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317840110, 2013.

Yang, M., B. Huebert, B. Blomquist, S. Howell, L. Shank, C. McNaughton, A. Clarke, L. Hawkins, L. Russell, D. Covert, D. Coffman, T. Bates, P. Quinn, N. Zagorac, A. Bandy, S. de Szoeke, P. Zuidema, S. Tucker, W. Brewer, K. Benedict, and J. Collett, Atmospheric sulfur cycling in the Southeastern Pacific – longitudinal distribution, vertical profile, and diel variability observed during VOCALS-REx, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5079-5097, doi:10.5194/acp-11-5079-2011, 2011.

Yang, M., B. Blomquist, C. Fairall, S. Archer, and B. Huebert, Air-sea Exchange of Dimethylsulfide (DMS) in the Southern Ocean – Measurements from SO GasEx compared to temperate and tropical regions, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C00F05, doi:10.1029/2010JC006526, 2011.

Yang, M., B. Blomquist, and B. Huebert, Constraining the concentration of the hydroxyl radical in a stratocumulus-topped marine boundary layer from sea-to-air eddy covariance flux measurements of dimethylsulfide, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 9225-9236, 2009.

Yang, M., S. Howell, J. Zhuang, and B. Huebert, Attribution of Aerosol Light Absorption to black carbon, brown carbon, and dust in China – Interpretations of atmospheric measurements during EAST-AIRE, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2035-2050, 2009.

Other activities

Western Channel Observatory Task Team member

PML Library Committee member