Weijia Kuang earned his B.Sc in space engineering from Changsha Institute of Technology in China in 1982. He then obtained his M.Sc in theoretical physics at Wuhan University in China in 1985. He continued his graduate study at University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his Ph.D in applied mathematics in 1992.
After graduation, Dr. Kuang went to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow and then a research associate. In 1998, Dr. Kuang joined the Joint Center of Earth systems Technology (JCET) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as a research associate professor.
In 2002, Dr. Kuang joined the Space Geodesy Branch in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as a geophycist/appled mathematician. He is currently in the Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory (61A) in NASA GSFC, working on several research projects which include geodynamo simulation, geomagnetic secular variation prediction on sub-decadal times scales, core-mantle interactions and implications to Earth's rotation variation, and magnetic terrestrial exoplanets and habitable worlds.
Geodynamo and planetary dynamos are the fundamental theories of the origins of the magnetic fields of the Earth, of other planets and moons in the solar system. They are also the keys to understand the spatial and temporal variations of planetary magnetic fields, their implications to the structures, the
dynamical processes from the deep interior to the surface, and to the planetary evolutions over geological time scales.
My interests in this discipline are on ground and satellite geomagnetic observations, global geomagnetic field modeling, and on geomagnetic variability due to oceaninc and lithospheric
processes.
Understanding internal magnetic field generation of exo-planetary systems, implications to the interactions with stellar winds and to the habitability of the planets.
Development and application of numerical algorithms and models in computational fluid dynamics, including parallel computation optimization on various platforms.
This is a NASA ESI supported project on assimilation of geomagnetic measurments with MoSST core dynamics model (a geodynamo and planetary dynamo developed at Harvard and in GSFC over the past two decades) using an ensemble Kalman Filtering algorithm.
This is a NASA ESI supported projects on investigating core-mantle interactions and their implications to length-of-day (LOD) variation and polar motion on decadal time scales, via geodynamo (MoSST) and geomagnetic data assimilation (MoSST_DAS) modeling efforts.
This project is on utilzation of Swarm magnetic data product for studying core dynamics and for geomagnetic data assimilation.
This project aims at develop a prototype next-generation field model based on geomagnetic measurements and geomagnetic data assimilation results, and applications to magnetospheric circulation modeling.
This project focuses on generattion of internal magnetic fields of terrestrial exo-planets with various interior structures, and the consequences on interactions with stellar winds, and magnetic protection of habitable envrionments.
Have supervised many graduate students and post doctoral fellows over the past 17 years in NASA GSFC and at various domestic and international universities.
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
M.Sc., Physics, Wuhan University, China, 1985 (Honor)
B.Sc., Space Engineering Science, Changsha Institute of Technology, China,1982
Lead, Core and Crustal Magnetics Group, NASA GSFC, 2005-Present
Associate Chief, Planetary Geodynamics Lab, NASA GSFC, 2015-2016
Member of Solid Earth Sub-group of NASA ESTO Computational Technology Committee, 2002, 2008.
Member of GSFC Science Director's Council and Deputy Director's Council, 2007-2009
Member of GSFC IT Pathfinder working group, 2003-2005
Member of NSF Geoinformatics, 2004
Group Leader, Interdisciplinary Focus Group, JCET, UMBC, 2000- 2002
Chen, J., C. R. Wilson, W. Kuang, and B. F. Chao. 2019. "Interannual Oscillations in Earth Rotation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124 (12): 13404-13414 [10.1029/2019jb018541]
Kuang, W., B. F. Chao, and J. Chen. 2019. "Reassessment of electromagnetic core-mantle coupling and its implications to the Earth's decadal polar motion." Geodesy and Geodynamics, 10 (5): 356-362 [10.1016/j.geog.2019.06.003]
Airapetian, V. S., R. Barnes, O. Cohen, et al. G. A. Collinson, W. C. Danchi, C. F. Dong, A. D. Del Genio, K. France, K. Garcia-Sage, A. Glocer, N. Gopalswamy, J. L. Grenfell, G. Gronoff, M. Güdel, K. Herbst, W. G. Henning, C. H. Jackman, M. Jin, C. P. Johnstone, L. Kaltenegger, C. D. Kay, K. Kobayashi, W. Kuang, G. Li, B. J. Lynch, T. Lüftinger, J. G. Luhmann, H. Maehara, M. G. Mlynczak, Y. Notsu, R. A. Osten, R. M. Ramirez, S. Rugheimer, M. Scheucher, J. E. Schlieder, K. Shibata, C. Sousa-Silva, V. Stamenković, R. J. Strangeway, A. V. Usmanov, P. Vergados, O. P. Verkhoglyadova, A. A. Vidotto, M. Voytek, M. J. Way, G. P. Zank, and Y. Yamashiki. 2019. "Impact of space weather on climate and habitability of terrestrial-type exoplanets." International Journal of Astrobiology, 1-59 [10.1017/s1473550419000132]
Genova, A., S. Goossens, E. Mazarico, et al. F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, W. Kuang, T. J. Sabaka, S. A. Hauck, II, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, and M. T. Zuber. 2019. "Geodetic evidence that Mercury has a solid inner core." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (7): 3625-3633 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018gl081135]
Henning, W. G., J. P. Renaud, A. M. Mandell, et al. P. Saxena, T. A. Hurford, S. Matsumura, L. S. Glaze, T. A. Livengood, V. Airapetian, E. Asphaug, J. K. Teske, E. Schwieterman, M. Efroimsky, V. V. Makarov, C. T. Berghea, J. Bleacher, A. Rushby, Y. Lee, W. Kuang, R. Barnes, C. Dong, P. Driscoll, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, N. C. Schmerr, A. D. Del Genio, A. G. Jensen, L. Kaltenegger, L. Elkins-Tanton, E. L. Shock, L. E. Sohl, E. Quintana, L. Schaefer, T. S. Barclay, Y. Fujii, K. Hamano, N. E. Petro, E. D. Lopez, and D. D. Sasselov. 2018. "Exoplanet Science Priorities from the Perspective of Internal and Surface Processes for Silicate and Ice Dominated Worlds." National Academy of Sciences 2018 Exoplanet Science Strategy White Paper,
Tangborn, A., and W. Kuang. 2018. "Impact of archeomagnetic field model data on modern era geomagnetic forecasts." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 276: 2-9 [10.1016/j.pepi.2017.11.002]
Kuang, W., B. F. Chao, and J. Chen. 2017. "Decadal Polar Motion of the Earth Excited by the Convective Outer Core From Geodynamo Simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122 (10): 8459-8473 [10.1002/2017jb014555]
Liu, L., B. F. Chao, W. Sun, and W. Kuang. 2016. "Assessment of the effect of three-dimensional mantle density heterogeneity on Earth rotation in tidal frequencies." Geodesy and Geodynamics, 7 (6): 396-405 [10.1016/j.geog.2016.09.002]
Matsui, H., E. Heien, J. Aubert, et al. J. M. Aurnou, M. Avery, B. Brown, B. A. Buffett, F. Busse, U. R. Christensen, C. J. Davies, N. Featherstone, T. Gastine, G. A. Glatzmaier, D. Gubbins, J.-L. Guermond, Y.-Y. Hayashi, R. Hollerbach, L. J. Hwang, A. Jackson, C. A. Jones, W. Jiang, L. H. Kellogg, W. Kuang, M. Landeau, P. Marti, P. Olson, A. Ribeiro, Y. Sasaki, N. Schaeffer, R. D. Simitev, A. Sheyko, L. Silva, S. Stanley, F. Takahashi, S.-I. Takehiro, J. Wicht, and A. P. Willis. 2016. "Performance benchmarks for a next generation numerical dynamo model." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17 (5): 1586-1607 [10.1002/2015gc006159]
Thébault, E., C. C. Finlay, C. D. Beggan, et al. P. Alken, J. Aubert, O. Barrois, F. Bertrand, T. Bondar, A. Boness, L. Brocco, E. Canet, A. Chambodut, A. Chulliat, P. Coïsson, F. Civet, A. Du, A. Fournier, I. Fratter, N. Gillet, B. Hamilton, M. Hamoudi, G. Hulot, T. Jager, M. Korte, W. Kuang, X. Lalanne, B. Langlais, J.-M. Léger, V. Lesur, F. J. Lowes, S. Macmillan, M. Mandea, C. Manoj, S. Maus, N. Olsen, V. Petrov, V. Ridley, M. Rother, T. J. Sabaka, D. Saturnino, R. Schachtschneider, O. Sirol, A. Tangborn, A. Thomson, L. Tøffner-Clausen, P. Vigneron, I. Wardinski, and T. Zvereva. 2015. "International Geomagnetic Reference Field: the 12th generation." Earth Planet Sp, 67 (1): 79 [10.1186/s40623-015-0228-9]
Tangborn, A., and W. Kuang. 2015. "Geodynamo model and error parameter estimation using geomagnetic data assimilation." Geophysical Journal International, 200 (1): 664-675 [10.1093/gji/ggu409]
Chao, B. F., and W. Kuang. 2015. "Preface to the Special Issue on "Geomagnetic Research for Taiwan: Present and Future"." Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 26 (1): 000 [10.3319/tao.2014.10.29.01(grt)]
Sun, Z., and W. Kuang. 2015. "An ensemble algorithm based component for geomagnetic data assimilation." Terrestrial Atmospheric Oceanic Sciences, 26: [103319/TAO.2014.08.19.05]
Kuang, W., and A. V. Tangborn. 2015. "Dynamic responses of the Earth's core to assimilation of observed geomagnetic secular variation." Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 2 (40): [10.1186/s40645-015-0071-4]
Kuang, W., W. Jiang, J. Roberts, and H. V. Frey. 2014. "Could giant basin-forming impacts have killed Martian dynamo?" Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (22): 8006-8012 [10.1002/2014GL061818]
Tyler, R. H., and W. Kuang. 2014. "Resonant tidal excitation of internal waves in the Earth's fluid core." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, [10.1016/j.pepi.2014.03.006]
Fang, M., B. H. Hager, and W. Kuang. 2013. "Degree one loading by pressure variations at the CMB." Journal of Earth Science, 24 (5): 736-749 [10.1007/s12583-013-0367-5]
Lin, R.-F., and W. Kuang. 2011. "A fully nonlinear, dynamically consistent numerical model for solid-body ship motion. I. Ship motion with fixed heading." Proceedings Royal Society A, 467 (2128): 911-927 [10.1098/rspa.2010.0310]
Kuang, W., and A. V. Tangborn. 2011. "Interpretation of Core Field Models." Geomagnetic Observations and Models, 5: Dordrecht (Netherlands): 295-309, ISBN: 978-90-481-9857-3. [10.1007/978-90-481-9858-0_12]
Finlay, C. C., S. Maus, C. D. Beggan, et al. T. N. Bondar, A. Chambodut, T. A. Chernova, A. Chulliat, V. P. Golovkov, B. Hamilton, M. Hamoudi, R. Holme, G. Hulot, W. Kuang, B. Langlais, V. Lesur, F. J. Lowes, H. Luhr, S. Macmillan, M. Mandea, S. McLean, C. Manoj, M. Menvielle, I. Michaelis, N. Olsen, J. Rauberg, M. Rother, T. J. Sabaka, A. Tangborn, L. Tffner-Clausen, E. Thebault, A. W. Thomson, I. Wardinski, and T. I. Zvereva. 2010. "International Geomagnetic Reference Field: the eleventh generation." Geophysical Journal International, 183 (3): 1216-1230 [10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04804.x]
Fournier, A., G. Hulot, D. Jault, et al. W. Kuang, A. V. Tangborn, N. Gillet, E. Canet, J. Aubert, and F. Lhuillier. 2010. "An Introduction to Data Assimilation and Predictability in Geomagnetism." Space Science Review, 155 (1-4): 247-291 [10.1007/s11214-010-9669-4]
Jiao, L., W. Kuang, and S. Ma. 2010. "Magnetic anomalies observed by Galilean satellites and interpretations." Progress in Geophysics, 54: 7 [ 10.3969/j.issn.1004-2903.2010.04.03]
Kuang, W., Z. Wei, R. Holme, and A. V. Tangborn. 2010. "Prediction of geomagnetic field with data assimilation: a candidate secular variation model for IGRF-11." Earth Planets Space, 62: 775-785 [10.5047/eps.2010.07.008]
Liu, D., W. Kuang, and A. V. Tangborn. 2009. "High-Order Compact Implicit Difference Methods For Parabolic Equations in Geodynamo Simulation." Adv. Math. Phys., 2009: 1-23 [10.1155/2009/568296]
Wang, T., W. Kuang, and S. Ma. 2009. "Numerical simulation of Martian historical dynamo: Impact of the Rayleigh number on the dynamo state ." Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 52 (3): 402-410.
Kuang, W., A. Tangborn, Z. Wei, and T. J. Sabaka. 2009. "Constraining a numerical geodynamo model with 100 years of surface observations." Geophysical Journal International, 179 (3): 1458-1468 [10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04376.x]
Jiang, W., and W. Kuang. 2008. "An MPI based MoSST core dynamics model." Phys Earth Planet Inter, 170: 46-51 [ 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.07.020]
Kuang, W., A. V. Tangborn, W. Jiang, et al. D. Liu, Z. Sun, J. Bloxham, and Z. Wei. 2008. "MoSST_DAS: the first generation geomagnetic data assimilation framework." Commu Comp Phys, 3: 85-108.
Lin, R. Q., and W. Kuang. 2008. "Nonlinear Roll Damping in DiSSEL Ship Motion Model." J Marine Sci Tech, 13: -127-137 [ 10.1007/s00773-007-0262-9]
Kuang, W., and W. Jiang. 2008. "Sudden termination of Martian dynamo? Implications from subcritical dynamo simulation." Geophys Res Lett , 35: 5 [10.1029/2008GL034183]
Wang, T., W. Kuang, and S. Ma. 2008. "Numerical simulation of Martian historical dynamo: impact of the Rayleigh number on the dynamo state." Science in China, 52 (3): 402-410 [ 10.3724/SP.J.1005.2008.00225]
Sun, Z., A. V. Tangborn, and W. Kuang. 2007. "Data assimilation in a sparsely observed one-dimensional modeled MHD system." Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 14 (2): 181-192 [10.5194/npg-14-181-2007]
Zhou, S., W. Kuang, W. Jiang, et al. P. Gary, J. Palencia, and G. Gardner. 2007. "High-speed network and Grid computing for high-end computation: application in geodynamics ensemble simulations." Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 19 (5): 573-582 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/cpe.1060]
Iang, W., W. Kuang, B. Chao, M. Fang, and C. M. Cox. 2007. "Understanding time-variable gravity due to core dynamical processes with numerical geodynamo model." Dynamic Planet 2005, 130: 473-479 [ 10.1007/978-3-540-49350-1_69]
Lin, R. Q., and W. Kuang. 2007. "Modeling the Effects of Ship Appendages on the Six-degree of Freedom Ship Motions." ICMRT, 31.
Liu, D., A. V. Tangborn, and W. Kuang. 2007. "Observing system simulation experiments in geomagnetic data assimilation." J. Geophys. Res., 112 (B8): B08103 [10.1029/2006JB004691]
Lin, R. Q., and W. Kuang. 2006. "Nonlinear ship-wave interaction model, part 2: Ship boundary condition." Journal of Ship Research, 50 (2): 181-186.
Donnellan, A., J. Rundle, J. Ries, et al. G. Fox, M. Pierce, J. Parker, R. Crippen, E. DeJong, Ben Chao, Weijia Kuang, D. Mcleod, M. Matu'ura, and J. Bloxham. 2004. "Illuminating earth's interior through advanced computing." Computing in Science & Engineering, 6 (1): 36-44 [10.1109/mcise.2004.1255819]
Kuang, W. 2003. "Multidisciplinary studies of deep Earth: From geodynamo to geodesy." Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, 8 (1-4): 113-123 [Full Text (Link)]
Kuang, W., and B. F. Chao. 2001. "Topographic core-mantle coupling in geodynamo modeling." Geophysical Research Letters, 28 (9): 1871-1874 [10.1029/2000gl012237]
Kuang, W. 1999. "Force balances and convective state in the earth's core." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 116 (1-4): 65-79 [10.1016/s0031-9201(99)00116-8]
Henning, W., J. Renaud, P. Saxena, et al. P. Whelley, A. Mandell, S. Matsumura, L. Glaze, T. Hurford, T. Livengood, C. Hamilton, M. Efroimsky, V. Makarov, C. Berghea, S. Guzewich, K. Tsigaridis, G. Arney, D. Cremons, S. Kane, J. Bleacher, R. Kopparapu, E. Kohler, Y. Lee, A. Rushby, W. Kuang, R. Barnes, J. A. Richardson, P. Driscoll, N. Schmerr, A. Del Genio, A. Davies, L. Kaltenegger, L. Elkins-Tanton, Y. Fujii, L. Schaefer, S. Ranjan, E. Quintana, T. Barclay, K. Hamano, N. Petro, J. Kendall, E. Lopez, and D. Sasselov. 2018. "Highly Volcanic Exoplanets, Lava Worlds, and Magma Ocean Worlds: An Emerging Class of Dynamic Exoplanets of Significant Scientific Priority." ArXiv e-prints
Genova, A., S. J. Goossens, E. Mazarico, et al. F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, W. Kuang, T. J. Sabaka, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2018. "New Insights into Mercury’s Interior with the MESSENGER Mission." Proceedings of the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A., March 19-23, 2018. Paper # 1659: [Full Text (Link)]
Weijia Kuang earned his B.Sc in space engineering from Changsha Institute of Technology in China in 1982. He then obtained his M.Sc in theoretical physics at Wuhan University in China in 1985. He continued his graduate study at University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his Ph.D in applied mathematics in 1992.
After graduation, Dr. Kuang went to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow and then a research associate. In 1998, Dr. Kuang joined the Joint Center of Earth systems Technology (JCET) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as a research associate professor.
In 2002, Dr. Kuang joined the Space Geodesy Branch in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as a geophycist/appled mathematician. He is currently in the Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory (61A) in NASA GSFC, working on several research projects which include geodynamo simulation, geomagnetic secular variation prediction on sub-decadal times scales, core-mantle interactions and implications to Earth's rotation variation, and magnetic terrestrial exoplanets and habitable worlds.
Chen, J., C. R. Wilson, W. Kuang, and B. F. Chao. 2019. "Interannual Oscillations in Earth Rotation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124 (12): 13404-13414 [10.1029/2019jb018541]
Kuang, W., B. F. Chao, and J. Chen. 2019. "Reassessment of electromagnetic core-mantle coupling and its implications to the Earth's decadal polar motion." Geodesy and Geodynamics 10 (5): 356-362 [10.1016/j.geog.2019.06.003]
Airapetian, V. S., R. Barnes, O. Cohen, et al. G. A. Collinson, W. C. Danchi, C. F. Dong, A. D. Del Genio, K. France, K. Garcia-Sage, A. Glocer, N. Gopalswamy, J. L. Grenfell, G. Gronoff, M. Güdel, K. Herbst, W. G. Henning, C. H. Jackman, M. Jin, C. P. Johnstone, L. Kaltenegger, C. D. Kay, K. Kobayashi, W. Kuang, G. Li, B. J. Lynch, T. Lüftinger, J. G. Luhmann, H. Maehara, M. G. Mlynczak, Y. Notsu, R. A. Osten, R. M. Ramirez, S. Rugheimer, M. Scheucher, J. E. Schlieder, K. Shibata, C. Sousa-Silva, V. Stamenković, R. J. Strangeway, A. V. Usmanov, P. Vergados, O. P. Verkhoglyadova, A. A. Vidotto, M. Voytek, M. J. Way, G. P. Zank, and Y. Yamashiki. 2019. "Impact of space weather on climate and habitability of terrestrial-type exoplanets." International Journal of Astrobiology 1-59 [10.1017/s1473550419000132]
Genova, A., S. Goossens, E. Mazarico, et al. F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, W. Kuang, T. J. Sabaka, S. A. Hauck, II, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, and M. T. Zuber. 2019. "Geodetic evidence that Mercury has a solid inner core." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (7): 3625-3633 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018gl081135]
Henning, W. G., J. P. Renaud, A. M. Mandell, et al. P. Saxena, T. A. Hurford, S. Matsumura, L. S. Glaze, T. A. Livengood, V. Airapetian, E. Asphaug, J. K. Teske, E. Schwieterman, M. Efroimsky, V. V. Makarov, C. T. Berghea, J. Bleacher, A. Rushby, Y. Lee, W. Kuang, R. Barnes, C. Dong, P. Driscoll, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, N. C. Schmerr, A. D. Del Genio, A. G. Jensen, L. Kaltenegger, L. Elkins-Tanton, E. L. Shock, L. E. Sohl, E. Quintana, L. Schaefer, T. S. Barclay, Y. Fujii, K. Hamano, N. E. Petro, E. D. Lopez, and D. D. Sasselov. 2018. "Exoplanet Science Priorities from the Perspective of Internal and Surface Processes for Silicate and Ice Dominated Worlds." National Academy of Sciences 2018 Exoplanet Science Strategy White Paper
Tangborn, A., and W. Kuang. 2018. "Impact of archeomagnetic field model data on modern era geomagnetic forecasts." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 276 2-9 [10.1016/j.pepi.2017.11.002]
Kuang, W., B. F. Chao, and J. Chen. 2017. "Decadal Polar Motion of the Earth Excited by the Convective Outer Core From Geodynamo Simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122 (10): 8459-8473 [10.1002/2017jb014555]
Liu, L., B. F. Chao, W. Sun, and W. Kuang. 2016. "Assessment of the effect of three-dimensional mantle density heterogeneity on Earth rotation in tidal frequencies." Geodesy and Geodynamics 7 (6): 396-405 [10.1016/j.geog.2016.09.002]
Matsui, H., E. Heien, J. Aubert, et al. J. M. Aurnou, M. Avery, B. Brown, B. A. Buffett, F. Busse, U. R. Christensen, C. J. Davies, N. Featherstone, T. Gastine, G. A. Glatzmaier, D. Gubbins, J.-L. Guermond, Y.-Y. Hayashi, R. Hollerbach, L. J. Hwang, A. Jackson, C. A. Jones, W. Jiang, L. H. Kellogg, W. Kuang, M. Landeau, P. Marti, P. Olson, A. Ribeiro, Y. Sasaki, N. Schaeffer, R. D. Simitev, A. Sheyko, L. Silva, S. Stanley, F. Takahashi, S.-I. Takehiro, J. Wicht, and A. P. Willis. 2016. "Performance benchmarks for a next generation numerical dynamo model." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17 (5): 1586-1607 [10.1002/2015gc006159]
Thébault, E., C. C. Finlay, C. D. Beggan, et al. P. Alken, J. Aubert, O. Barrois, F. Bertrand, T. Bondar, A. Boness, L. Brocco, E. Canet, A. Chambodut, A. Chulliat, P. Coïsson, F. Civet, A. Du, A. Fournier, I. Fratter, N. Gillet, B. Hamilton, M. Hamoudi, G. Hulot, T. Jager, M. Korte, W. Kuang, X. Lalanne, B. Langlais, J.-M. Léger, V. Lesur, F. J. Lowes, S. Macmillan, M. Mandea, C. Manoj, S. Maus, N. Olsen, V. Petrov, V. Ridley, M. Rother, T. J. Sabaka, D. Saturnino, R. Schachtschneider, O. Sirol, A. Tangborn, A. Thomson, L. Tøffner-Clausen, P. Vigneron, I. Wardinski, and T. Zvereva. 2015. "International Geomagnetic Reference Field: the 12th generation." Earth Planet Sp 67 (1): 79 [10.1186/s40623-015-0228-9]
Tangborn, A., and W. Kuang. 2015. "Geodynamo model and error parameter estimation using geomagnetic data assimilation." Geophysical Journal International 200 (1): 664-675 [10.1093/gji/ggu409]
Chao, B. F., and W. Kuang. 2015. "Preface to the Special Issue on "Geomagnetic Research for Taiwan: Present and Future"." Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 26 (1): 000 [10.3319/tao.2014.10.29.01(grt)]
Sun, Z., and W. Kuang. 2015. "An ensemble algorithm based component for geomagnetic data assimilation." Terrestrial Atmospheric Oceanic Sciences 26 [103319/TAO.2014.08.19.05]
Kuang, W., and A. V. Tangborn. 2015. "Dynamic responses of the Earth's core to assimilation of observed geomagnetic secular variation." Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2 (40): [10.1186/s40645-015-0071-4]
Kuang, W., W. Jiang, J. Roberts, and H. V. Frey. 2014. "Could giant basin-forming impacts have killed Martian dynamo?" Geophysical Research Letters 41 (22): 8006-8012 [10.1002/2014GL061818]
Tyler, R. H., and W. Kuang. 2014. "Resonant tidal excitation of internal waves in the Earth's fluid core." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors [10.1016/j.pepi.2014.03.006]
Fang, M., B. H. Hager, and W. Kuang. 2013. "Degree one loading by pressure variations at the CMB." Journal of Earth Science 24 (5): 736-749 [10.1007/s12583-013-0367-5]
Lin, R.-F., and W. Kuang. 2011. "A fully nonlinear, dynamically consistent numerical model for solid-body ship motion. I. Ship motion with fixed heading." Proceedings Royal Society A 467 (2128): 911-927 [10.1098/rspa.2010.0310]
Kuang, W., and A. V. Tangborn. 2011. "Interpretation of Core Field Models." Geomagnetic Observations and Models 5 295-309 [10.1007/978-90-481-9858-0_12]
Finlay, C. C., S. Maus, C. D. Beggan, et al. T. N. Bondar, A. Chambodut, T. A. Chernova, A. Chulliat, V. P. Golovkov, B. Hamilton, M. Hamoudi, R. Holme, G. Hulot, W. Kuang, B. Langlais, V. Lesur, F. J. Lowes, H. Luhr, S. Macmillan, M. Mandea, S. McLean, C. Manoj, M. Menvielle, I. Michaelis, N. Olsen, J. Rauberg, M. Rother, T. J. Sabaka, A. Tangborn, L. Tffner-Clausen, E. Thebault, A. W. Thomson, I. Wardinski, and T. I. Zvereva. 2010. "International Geomagnetic Reference Field: the eleventh generation." Geophysical Journal International 183 (3): 1216-1230 [10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04804.x]
Fournier, A., G. Hulot, D. Jault, et al. W. Kuang, A. V. Tangborn, N. Gillet, E. Canet, J. Aubert, and F. Lhuillier. 2010. "An Introduction to Data Assimilation and Predictability in Geomagnetism." Space Science Review 155 (1-4): 247-291 [10.1007/s11214-010-9669-4]
Jiao, L., W. Kuang, and S. Ma. 2010. "Magnetic anomalies observed by Galilean satellites and interpretations." Progress in Geophysics 54 7 [ 10.3969/j.issn.1004-2903.2010.04.03]
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