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Xinping Hu

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Center for Instruction, Room 350
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX  78412  

xinping.hu@tamucc.edu

Project List:

Dynamics of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Dissolved Oxygen Following Natural or Manmade Petroleum Carbon Release into Marine Environments

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2016

Hu, X., Cai, W. - J., Rabalais, N. N., & Xue, J. (2016). Coupled oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics in coastal ocean and its use as a potential indicator for detecting water column oil degradation. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 311–318.
Wang, H., Hu, X., & Sterba-Boatwright, B. (2016). A new statistical approach for interpreting oceanic fCO2 data. Marine Chemistry, 183, 41–49.

2015

Hu, X., Pollack, J. B., McCutcheon, M. R., Montagna, P. A., & Ouyang, Z. (2015). Long-Term Alkalinity Decrease and Acidification of Estuaries in Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(6), 3401–3409.
Huang, W. - J., Cai, W. - J., Wang, Y., Hu, X., Chen, B., Lohrenz, S. E., et al. (2015). The response of inorganic carbon distributions and dynamics to upwelling-favorable winds on the northern Gulf of Mexico during summer. Continental Shelf Research, 111, 211–222.
Xue, J., Cai, W. - J., Hu, X., Huang, W. - J., Lohrenz, S. E., & Gundersen, K. (2015). Temporal variation and stoichiometric ratios of organic matter remineralization in bottom waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico during late spring and summer. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120(12), 8304–8326.

Conference Presentations - 10

2016

Wang, H., Hu, X., & Rabalais, N. N. (2016). What Drives Oxygen Consumption in the Northern Gulf of Mexico? – A Stable Isotope Perspective. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Wang, H., Hu, X., & Rabalais, N. N. (2016). What Drives Oxygen Consumption in the Northern Gulf of Mexico? – A Stable Isotope Perspective. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.

2015

Cai, W. - J., Laruelle, G. G., Hu, X., Yin, K., & Regnier, P. (2015). Ocean margins as an increasing sink for the atmospheric carbon dioxide. In Goldschmidt 2015. Prague, Czech Republic : 08/16/15-08/21/15.
Hu, X., Bacosa, H., & Liu, Z. (2015). Photo-oxidation of Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil in Gulf Waters-A Preliminary Result. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Wang, H., Sterba-Boatwright, B., & Hu, X. (2015). A new statistical approach for interpreting ocean fCO2 record. In Chemical Oceanography Gordon Research Conference. Holderness, NH : 7/26/2015-8/1/2015: Poster.

2014

Rabalais, N. N., Smith, L. M., Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Hu, X., & Cai, W. J. (2014). Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Gulf of Mexico Shelf Hypoxia. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Rabalais, N. N., Smith, L. M., Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Hu, X., & Cai, W. J. (2014). Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Gulf of Mexico Shelf Hypoxia. In Gordon Research Conference on – Ocean Global Change Biology. Winterville, NH : 7/6/2014-7/11/2014: Poster.
Wang, H., Hu, X., Turner, R. E., Cai, W. - J., & Rabalais, N. (2014). Stable Isotope Composition of Remineralizing Organic Carbon in the Northern Gulf of Mexico in the Summer 2013. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Xue, J., Cai, W. - J., Hu, X., & Huang, W. (2014). Relative rates and stoichiometry ratios of organic matter respiration in bottom water of the northern Gulf of Mexico during summertime. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Hu, X. P., Cai, W. J., & Rabalais, N. (2013). Organic carbon remineralization stoichiometry – a useful indicator for detecting oil degradation in water column. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.