Yong Wei

Senior Research Scientist, PI

Yong Wei in officePhD, Ocean Engineering, University of Hawaii, 2006

MS, Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China, 1998

BA, Civil Engineering, Ocean University of China, 1995

E-mail: Yong.wei@noaa.gov

Office: PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 2088B, NOAA Sand Point
Phone: 206-526-6630
Fax: 206-526-6485

Research Interests

Tsunami modeling and forecast, coastal hazard mitigation, coastal flooding, geophysical data analysis, computational methods and water wave mechanics, tsunami loads and effects on structures


Current Research Projects

  • Update UFC for Tsunami Coastal Inundation Mapping for DOD OCONUS (PI)

  • Tsunami Inundation modeling and debris tracking for the OSU Marine Science Institute Building (PI)

  • Development of probabilistic tsunami hazard maps of reference sites for benchmarking Hawaii Design Maps (PI)

  • Probabilistic Tsunami Design Maps for the ASCE 7-16 Standard (PI)

Selected Publications

Savastano, G., A. Komjathy, O. Verkhoglyadova, O. Yang, A. Mazzoni, M. Crespi, Y. Wei and A.J. Mannucci (2017), Real-time detection of tsunami ionospheric disturbances with a stand-alone GNSS receiver: a preliminary feasibility demonstration, Scientific Reports (Nature), 7, 46607, doi:10.1038/srep46607.

Atwater, B.F., ten Brink, U.S., Cescon, A.L., Feuillet, N. Fuentes, Z., Halley, R.B., Reinhardt, E.G., Roger, J.H., Spiske, M., Tuttle, M.P., Wei, Y., Weil Accardo, J. (2017): Brain-coral evidence for a near-field tsunami of pre-Columbian age along the Puerto Rico Trench at Anegada, British Virgin Islands, GeoSphere, 13(2).

Naito, C., H.R. Riggs, Y. Wei, and C. Cercone (2016): Shipping container impact assessment for tsunamis. J. Waterw. Port Coast. Ocean Eng., 05016003, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000348.

Wei, Y., H. Fritz, V. Titov, B. Uslu, C. Chamberlin, and N. Kalligeris (2015): Source models and near-field impact of the April 1, 2007 solomon islands tsunami. Pure Appl. Geophys., 172(3), doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0777-z, 3281-3305.

Wei, Y., A.V. Newman, G.P. Hayes, V.V. Titov, and L. Tang (2014). Tsunami forecast by joint inversion of real-time tsunami waveforms and seismic or GPS data: application to the Tohoku 2011 tsunami. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 171(12), doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0777-z, 3281-3305.

Wei, Y., C. Chamberlin, V.V. Titov, L. Tang and E.N. Bernard (2013). Modeling of 2011 Japan tsunami – lessons for near-field forecast. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 170(6-8), 1309-1331, doi: 10.1007/s00024-012-0519-z.

Zhou, H., Y. Wei, V.V. Titov (2012). Dispersive modeling of the 2009 Samoa tsunami. Geophysical Research Letters, L16603, doi: 1029/2012GL053068.

Tang, L., V.V. Titov, E.N. Bernard, Y. Wei, C.D. Chamberlin, M. Eble, C. Moore, B. Uslu, J.C. Newman, C. Pells, M. Spillane, H.O. Mofjeld, and L. Wright (2012). Direct energy estimation of the 2011 Japan tsunami using deep-ocean pressure measurements. J, Geophys. Res., 117, C08008, doi:10.1029/2011JC7635.

Arcas, D. and Y. Wei (2011). Evaluation of velocity-related approximation in the non-linear shallow water equations for the Kuril Islands, 2006 tsunami event at Honolulu, Hawaii.Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L12608, doi: 10.1029/2011GL047083, 6 pp.

Tang, L., V. Titov, Y. Wei, H.O. Mofjeld, M. Spillane, D. Arcas, E.N. Bernard, C. Chamberlin, E. Gica, and J. Newman (2008). Tsunami forecast analysis for the May 2006 Tonga tsunami. Journal of Geophysical Research – Ocean, 113, C12015, doi:10.1029/2008JC004922.

Wei, Y., E.N. Bernard, L. Tang, R. Weiss, V.V. Titov, C. Moore, M. Spillane, M. Hopkins, and U. Kanaglu (2008). Real-time experimental forecast of the Peruvian tsunami of August 2007 for U.S. coastlines. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L04609, doi:10.1029/2007GL032250.

Wei, Y., Mao, X.Z., and Cheung, K.F., (2006). Well-balanced finite volume model for long wave runup.  Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 132(2), 114-124.