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Wenwei Xu

Wenwei Xu

Marine Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1529 West Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, Washington 98382


Wenwei Xu is an Earth Scientist who is passionate about creating solutions to solve challenging scientific problems related to the earth’s environment.

Research Interests

  • Tropical Cyclones track modeling
  • Deep learning / Artificial Intelligence
  • Hydrological and hydraulics modeling
  • Geographical Information System

Education and Credentials

  • 9/11-2/14 MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • 9/07-6/11 BS, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China

PNNL Publications


  • Khangaonkar T.P., A. Nugraha, W. Xu, W. Long, L. Bianucci, A. Ahmed, and T.M. Mohamedali, et al. 2018. "Analysis of Hypoxia and Sensitivity to Nutrient Pollution in Salish Sea." Journal of Geophysical Research. C. (Oceans) 123, no. 7:4735-4761. PNNL-SA-135617. doi:10.1029/2017JC013650


  • Khangaonkar T.P., W. Long, and W. Xu. 2017. "Assessment of Circulation and Inter-Basin Transport in the Salish Sea including Johnstone Strait and Discovery Islands Pathways." Ocean Modelling 109. PNNL-SA-122703. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.11.004


  • Xu W., and T. Khangaonkar. 2015. Temperature Model of the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project Reservoirs. . PNNL-25094. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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Marine Sciences Laboratory
1529 W. Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 683-4151
Fax: (360) 681-3699