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Wenwei Xu

Wenwei Xu

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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., 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.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas