Chen Changsheng

Job Title: 


Montgomery Charter Professor
Department of Fisheries
Oceanography School for Marine
Science and Technology University
of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Zhongshan N. Road 3663,Shanghai 200062, China

Research Interests

Professor Chen is a coastal oceanographer who is interested in modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation, oceanic frontal processes, turbulent mixing/bottom boundary layer dynamics, chaotic mixing, western boundary currents, internal waves and tides, and biological/physical interaction. His recent research covers a broad range of scales, from global to basin, coastal ocean, and estuaries. He is leader of the Marine Ecosystem Dynamics

Modeling Research Laboratory, which has developed an innovative unstructured grid, finite-volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM) for the ocean community.


NSF. Collaborative research: Inter-annual variability of coastal phytoplankton bloom and their relationship to large-scale forcings: A model study in the Gulf of Maine.
NSF. Collaborative research: Effects of a warming climate on Arctic shelf and basin calacus populations: Implications for Pan-Arctic ecosystem dynamics.
NSF. Collaborative research: Development of a high-resolution, unstructured grid, finite-volume coupled ice-ocean model for the Arctic Ocean.
MIT-Sea Grant: Development and validation of a water quality model system for Massachusetts coastal waters.
Massachusetts Ocean Partnership (MOP). Development of an ocean circulation hindcast database and specific products for coastal ocean management.
NOAA. Tropical and extra-tropical inundation mode evaluation.
Tian, Rucheng; Chen, Changsheng; Qi, Jianhua; et al. 2015. Model study of nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in the Gulf of Maine: patterns and drivers for seasonal and interannual variability, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72(2): 388-402
Ge, Jianzhong; Ding, Pingxing; Chen, Changsheng. 2015. Low-salinity plume detachment under non-uniform summer wind off the Changjiang Estuary, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science,  156(SI): 61-70 .
Li, Ruixiang, C. Chen, H. Xia, R. C. Beardsley, M. Shi, Z. Lai, H. Lin, Y. Feng, C. Liu, Q. Xu, Y. Ding, Y. Zhang. 2014. Observed wintertime tidal and subtidal currents over the continental shelf in the northern South China Sea. J. Geophys. Res. 10.1002/2014JC009931, 22.
Tian, R., C. Chen, J. Qi, R. Ji, R. C. Beardsley, C. Davis. 2014. Model study of nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in the Gulf of Maine: patterns and drivers for seasonal and interannual variability. ICES J. Mar. Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu090.
Chen, C., Z. Lai, R. C. Beardsley, J. Sasaki, J. Lin, H. Lin, R. Ji, Y. Sun. 2014. The March 11, 2011 Tohoku M9.0 earthquake-induced tsunami and coastal inundation along the Japanese coast: A model assessment. Prog. Oceanogr.. XXX, 21.
Chen, C., R. Li, L. Pratt, R. Limeburner, R. C. Beardsley, A. Bower, H. Jiang, Y. Abualnaja, Q. Xu, H. Lin, X. Liu, J. Lan,

T. Kim. 2014. Process modeling studies of physical mechanisms of the formation of an anticyclonic eddy in the central Red Sea. J. Geophys. Res. 10.1002/2013JC009351,
Xue, P., C. Chen, J. Qi, R. C. Beardsley, R. Tian, L. Zhao, H. Lin. 2014. Mechanism studies of seasonal variability of dissolved oxygen in Mass Bay: A multi-scale FVCOM/UG-RCA application. J. Mar. Sys. 131, 102-119.
Boucher, J. M., C. Chen, Y. Sun, R. C. Beardsley. 2014. Effects of interannual environmental variability on the transport- retention dynamics in haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus larvae on Georges Bank. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 487: 201– 215, 2013, doi: 10.3354/meps10462.
Sun, Y., C. Chen, R. C. Beardsley, Q. Xu, J. Qi, and H. Lin. 2013. Impact of current-wave interaction on storm surge simulation: A case study for Hurricane Bob. J. Geophys. Res. 118. 2685-2701, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20207.
Lai, Z., C. Chen, R. Beardsley, H. Lin, R. Ji, J.Sasaki, and J. Lin. 2013. Initial spread of 137Cs from the Fukushima Dai_ichi Nuclear Power Plant over the Japan continental shelf: a study using a high-resolution, global-coastal nested ocean model. Biogeosciences 10, 5439-5449, 2013, doi:10.5194/bg-10-5439-2013.
Ding, Y., C. Chen, R. C. Beardsley, X. Bao, M. Shi, Y. Zhang, Z. Lai, R. Li, H. Lin, N. T. Viet. 2013. Observational and model studies of the circulation in the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea. J. Geophys. Res. 118, 1–16, doi:10.1002/2013JC009455,
Beardsley R. C., C. Chen, Q. Xu. 2013. Coastal flooding in Scituate (MA): A FVCOM study of the 27 December 2010 nor’easter. J. Geophys.  Res. 118, 6030–6045, doi:10.1002/2013JC008862,
Chen, C., R. C. Beardsley, R. A Luettich Jr., J. J. Westerink, H. Wang, W. Perrie, Q. Xu, A. S. Donahue, J. Qi, H. Lin, L. Zhao, P. C. Kerr, Y. Meng, B. Toulany. 2013. Extratropical storm inundation testbed: Intermodel comparisons in Scituate, Massachusetts. J. Geophys. Res. 118, 1–20, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20397.