
YueKin Tsang
Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Mathematics, University of Exeter
Harrison Building, North Park Road
Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
OFFICE:  Harrison, Rm 319 
PHONE:  +44 (0)1392 725280 
FAX:  +44 (0)1392 217965 
EMAIL:  y.tsang@exeter.ac.uk 

Research Interests
Publications

Passive scalar conditional statistics in a model of random advection
Emily S.C. Ching and Y.K. Tsang,
Phys. Fluids 9, 1353 (1997)

Intermittency of a passive scalar advected by a quasifrozen velocity field
Emily S.C. Ching, C.S. Pang, Y.K. Tsang and X.H. Wang,
Phys. Fluids 11, 2263 (1999)

Nondestructive determination of the longitudinal chromatic dispersion distribution along
an optical fiber
P.K.A. Wai, F. Moldoveanu, H.H. Chen and Y.K. Tsang,
Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 30 (5), 312 (2001)

Exponential decay of chaotically advected passive scalars in the zero diffusivity limit
YueKin Tsang, Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr. and Edward Ott,
Phys. Rev. E 71, 066301 (2005)

Intermittency in twodimensional turbulence with drag
YueKin Tsang, Edward Ott, Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr. and Parvez N. Guzdar,
Phys. Rev. E 71, 066313 (2005)
(A more extensive version is available at
arXiv:contmat/0503424)

Bounding biomass in the Fisher equation
Daniel A. Birch, YueKin Tsang and William R. Young,
Phys. Rev. E 75, 066304 (2007)
(Also selected to appear in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 13,
June 15, 2007, Issue 12)

Multifractality and scale invariance in human heartbeat dynamics
Emily S. C. Ching and YueKin Tsang,
Phys. Rev. E 76, 041910 (2007)
(Also selected to appear in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 13,
November 1, 2007, Issue 14)

Nearinertial parametric subharmonic instability
William R. Young, YueKin Tsang and Neil J. Balmforth,
J. Fluid Mech. 607, 25 (2008)

Energy–enstrophy stability of βplane Kolmogorov flow with drag
YueKin Tsang and William R. Young,
Phys. Fluids 20, 084102 (2008)

Forceddissipative twodimensional turbulence: a scaling regime controlled by drag
YueKin Tsang and William R. Young,
Phys. Rev. E 79, 045308(R) (2009)

Predicting the evolution of fast chemical reactions in chaotic flows
YueKin Tsang,
Phys. Rev. E 80, 026305 (2009)

Nonuniversal velocity probability densities in forced twodimensional turbulence: the effect of largescale dissipation
YueKin Tsang,
Phys. Fluids 22, 115102 (2010)

Scaling behavior in turbulent Rayleigh–Bénard convection revealed by conditional structure functions
Emily S. C. Ching, YueKin Tsang, T. N. Fok, Xiaozhou He and Penger Tong,
Phys. Rev. E 87, 013005 (2013)

Ellipsoidal vortices in rotating stratified flows: beyond the quasigeostrophic approximation
YueKin Tsang and David G. Dritschel,
J. Fluid Mech. 762, 196 (2015)

The effect of coherent stirring on the advection–condensation of water vapour
YueKin Tsang and Jacques Vanneste,
Proc. R. Soc. A 473, 20170196 (2017)

Parametrization of stochastic effects in coarsegrained advection–condensation models
YueKin Tsang and Geoffrey Vallis, in preparation (2017)

Extended enstrophy–energy stability and antiturbulence in twodimensional hydrodynamics
YueKin Tsang, in preparation (2017)

Multifractal measures of chaotically mixed passive scalars
Amir Ali Ahmadi, YueKin Tsang, Edward Ott and Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr., in preparation (2017)
Conference Presentations
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Teaching and class notes
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PHYS 4520 Physics in Meteorology, Spring 2011
University of Maryland, College Parks
PHYS 276 Experimental Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2004
PHYS 262 General Physics II, Spring 2003
PHYS 622 Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2001
PHYS 420 Principles of Modern Physics, Spring 2001
PHYS 374 Intermediate Theoretical Methods, Spring 2001
PHYS 715 Chaotic Dynamics, Spring 2000
PHYS 374 Intermediate Theoretical Methods, Spring 2000
PHYS 262 General Physics II, Fall 1999
PHYS 142 Principles of Physics II, Spring 1999
PHYS 141 Principles of Physics I, Fall 1998