Shaowu Bao - Coastal Carolina University
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Shaowu Bao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Marine Science

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Coastal Science Center 151D

Office hours: by appointment


Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University  
M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing  
B.S., Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, Jiangsu

Shaowu Bao's vita

Research Interests

Atmosphere-ocean-wave interaction processes
Numerical weather prediction
Tropical meteorology and hurricane forecast
Climate change impacts on coastal regions

Courses Taught

CMSS 534/Physics 434 Atmospheric Physics
CMSS 611 Marine Environment Modeling and Data Analysis

Recent Publications


Tsui, M.T.K., Uzun, H., Ruecker, A., Majidzadeh, H., Ulus, Y., Zhang, H., Bao, S., Blum, J.D., Karanfil, T. and Chow, A.T., 2020. Concentration and isotopic composition of mercury in a blackwater river affected by extreme flooding events. Limnology and Oceanography.

Bao, S., Bernardet, L., Thompson, G., Kalina, E., Newman, K. and Biswas, M., 2020. Impact of the Hydrometeor Vertical Advection Method on HWRF’s Simulated Hurricane Structure. Weather and Forecasting, 35(2), pp.723-737

Majidzadeh, H., Uzun, H., Chen, H., Bao, S., Tsui, M.T.K., Karanfil, T. and Chow, A.T., 2020. Hurricane resulted in releasing more nitrogenous than carbonaceous disinfection byproduct precursors in coastal watersheds. Science of The Total Environment, 705, p.135785.



Harvey, J., Kumar, S. and Bao, S., 2019, December. Machine Learning-Based Models for Assessing Impacts Before, During and After Hurricane Florence. In 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (pp. 714-721). IEEE.

Pietrafesa, L.J., Zhang, H., Bao, S., Gayes, P.T. and Hallstrom, J.O., 2019. Coastal Flooding and Inundation and Inland Flooding due to Downstream Blocking. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7(10), p.336.

Kumar, S.A., Bao, S., Singh, V. and Hallstrom, J., 2019. Flooding disaster resilience information framework for smart and connected communities. Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments, 5(1), pp.3-15.

Zhai, J., Hallstrom, J., Bao, S. and Gayes, P., and Pietrafesa, L. 2019. Mobile Infrastructure for Monitoring, Modeling, and Forecasting of Coastal Weather Events. Phase I: Building the Smart Drifter. Journal of Computer and Communications, 7(07), p.85.



Jisan, M.A., Bao, S., Pietrafesa, L.J., Shen, D., Gayes, P.T. and Hallstrom, J., 2018. Hurricane Matthew (2016) and its impact under global warming scenarios. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 4(1), pp.97-109.

Yu, X., Ladewig, S., Bao, S., Toline, C.A., Whitmire, S. and Chow, A.T., 2018. Occurrence and distribution of microplastics at selected coastal sites along the southeastern United States. Science of the Total Environment, 613, pp.298-305.



Majidzadeh, H., Uzun, H., Ruecker, A., Miller, D., Vernon, J., Zhang, H., Bao, S., Tsui, M.T., Karanfil, T. and Chow, A.T., 2017. Extreme flooding mobilized dissolved organic matter from coastal forested wetlands. Biogeochemistry, 136(3), pp.293-309.

Jisan, M.A., Bao, S. and Pietrafesa, L.J., 2017. Ensemble Projection of the Sea Level Rise Impact on Storm Surge and Inundation in the Coastal Bangladesh. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci Discuss. https://doi. org/10.5194/nhess-2017-216.



Bao, S., Li, X., Shen, D., Yang, Z., Pietrafesa, L.J. and Zheng, W., 2016. Ocean upwelling along the Yellow Sea coast of China revealed by satellite observations and numerical simulation. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(1), pp.526-536.

 Xu, Q., Li, X., Bao, S. and Pietrafesa, L.J., 2016. SAR observation and numerical simulation of mountain lee waves near Kuril Islands Forced by an Extratropical Cyclone. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54(12), pp.7157-7165. 



Bernardet, L., Tallapragada, V., Bao, S., Trahan, S., Kwon, Y., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Biswas, M., Brown, T., Stark, D. and Carson, L., 2015. Community support and transition of research to operations for the hurricane weather research and forecasting model. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96(6), pp.953-960.

Yu, Z., Ji, C., Xu, J., Bao, S. and Qiu, J., 2015. Numerical simulation and analysis of the Yangtze River Delta Rainstorm on 8 October 2013 caused by binary typhoons. Atmospheric Research, 166, pp.33-48.