Dr. Xiaoping Yuan

Xiaoping Yuan
Dr. Xiaoping Yuan
Wissenschaftler
Telegrafenberg
Gebäude A 27, Raum 101
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-27522
xiaoping.yuan@gfz-potsdam.de

Funktion und Aufgaben:

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

My research interests include earth surface process modelling, river erosion, sediment transport and deposition, predicting and inverting basin stratigraphy, mechanics of upper crustal extension, gravity instabilities of sedimentary deltas, deformation pattern of normal faulting, mechanics of low-angle normal fault, formation of listric normal fault, and forward modelling of tectonic deformation.

My recent work focuses on Earth surface processes controlled by climate and its interaction with tectonic deformation, as well as how these processes together have shaped Earth’s topography as we see today. This is achieved by numerical simulations of tectonic and surface processes. On this subject, we develop a new efficient numerical method to couple river erosion and sediment deposition in a large-scale landscape evolution model for inverse analysis, which requires a large number of forward simulations. We undertake the inverse analysis of two sediment-routing systems in an attempt to unravel the history of river erosion, climate, and tectonics that is compatible with the observed geometry of stratigraphy. Quantifying the dynamics of river incision, continental sediment deposition is a fundamental problem in geomorphology that has great relevance for our understanding of landscape evolution. We develop a new efficient method to solve fluvial incision model taking into account continental sediment deposition. The new model can be used to invert for paleo-climatic and tectonic conditions by comparing sediment deposition in sediment-routing systems.

The link to the published articles is :

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xiaoping_Yuan3/contributions

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

PhD, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, 2016 
MSc, China University of Geosciences Beijing, 2012 
BSc, China University of Geosciences Beijing, 2009 

Auszeichnungen:

(selected from >20 awards)
2014 Outstanding contribution in reviewing “International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences”
2012 Beijing Excellent Graduates
2012 China University of Geosciences (Beijing) Excellent Graduates 
2012 Excellent Master Thesis Award, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
2011 Excellent Student Award, Beijing (17/~15000)
2011 Top-10 Talented Graduate Students Award, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) 
2008 Beijing Undergraduate Mathematics Competition, Third prize
2006-2008 China University of Geosciences (Beijing) Mathematics Competition, First prize and #1 (3 times)


 

Conference Presentations and Invited Seminars (selected):

2019

20. Nanjing University, China, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. A new efficient method linking continental erosion to marine sedimentation: Application to the SE Tibetan Plateau and the South China Sea

19. China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. A new efficient method linking continental erosion to marine sediment deposition: Application to the SE Tibetan Plateau and the South China Sea

18. EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, oral

Yuan et al. Inverse analysis of Pearl River source-to-sink system, South China Sea: Implications for SE Tibetan uplift and monsoon intensification

2018

17. AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Washington D.C., U.S., oral

Yuan et al. A new efficient, O(n) and implicit method to solve the Stream Power Law taking into account sediment transport and deposition

16. TOTAL, Pau, France, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Inversion of source to sink processes: Model development

15. GeoMod2018, Barcelona, Spain, oral

Yuan et al. A new efficient, O(n) and implicit method to solve the Stream Power Law taking into account sediment transport and deposition

14. Wuhan University, China, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Linking river erosion to sediment transport and deposition for ocean, and for continent

13. GFZ Potsdam, Germany, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Linking river incision to deposition for ocean, and for continent: An implicit and O(n) method

12. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, poster

Yuan et al. A new efficient, O(n) and implicit method to solve the Stream Power Law taking into account sediment transport and deposition

2017

11. AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, U.S., poster

Yuan et al. Source-to-Sink: An implicit and O(n) landscape evolution model and its application to the Ogooue Delta, Gabon

10. Free University of Berlin, Germany, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Linking continental erosion to marine sediment transport and deposition

9. EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, poster

Yuan et al. Linking continental erosion and marine transport and sedimentation

2016

8. AGU Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, U.S., poster

Yuan et al. Mechanical properties of the Sevier Desert detachment: an application of Critical Coulomb Wedge theory

7. University of Bremen, Germany, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Extensional collapses in the overpressured sedimentary upper crust based on limit analysis

2015

6. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, oral

Yuan et al. Hanging-wall deformation above a normal fault: sequential limit analyses

5. TOTAL, Paris, France, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Sequential Limit Analysis: Extensional deformation above a pre-existing fault

2014

4. GeoMod2014, Potsdam, Germany, poster

Yuan et al. Stability of over-pressured cohesive and frictional materials based on Sequential Limit Analysis

3. TOTAL, Pau, France, Invited Seminar

Yuan et al. Sequential Limit Analysis: Gravitational collapse in over-pressured Coulomb wedge

2. TectonoMechanics2014, Zurich, Switzerland, oral

Yuan et al. Tectonic and gravity extensional collapses in over-pressured Coulomb wedges by limit analysis, with application to the active margin off Antofagasta (Northern Chile)

1. EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, oral

Yuan et al. Tectonic and gravity extensional collapses in over-pressured Coulomb wedges by limit analysis, with application to the active margin off Antofagasta (Northern Chile)

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