Xiao-Hai Yan

Xiao-Hai Yan

Mary A.S. Lighthipe Professor of Marine Studies

Office Location
209 Robinson Hall
272 The Green
Newark, DE 19716


  • School of Marine Science and Policy
  • Center for Remote Sensing, Director



  • Post Doc., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • Ph.D., Satellite and Physical Oceanography, State University of New York, 1989
  • M.S. Equiv. Remote Sensing, Shanghai Institute of Tech. Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1981
  • B.S. Equiv. Ocean Sciences, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1977


Research Interests

Physical oceanography; ocean remote sensing; climate change; air-sea interaction; ocean circulation; image processing; environmental monitoring



List of published works


More Information

Curriculum Vitae

Learn more about Dr. Yan and his research team on his personal website

NASA-Delaware Space Grant Program, Associate Director, 2005-Present

Center for Remote Sensing