Physics and Chemistry of Gas Migration and Fluid Dynamics


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We would like to propose a special issue of TAO to combine the most recent scientific findings in fluid dynamics, gas and fluid chemical and physical processes. In addition, this is a special issue in memory of Professor Dr. Tsanyao Yang who passed away a year ago.

This special issue will have guest editors, who will ensure that the review work is peer reviewed by external subject experts and otherwise meets the standards of TAO.

  • Dr. Christian Berndt, Professor, GEOMAR, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Yuji Sano, Professor, University of Tokyo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Jung-Nan Oung, Director, Chinese Petroleum Company, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Saulwood Lin, Associate Professor, National Taiwan University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elaborate field programs, emphasizing on pathway, migration, minerals, physical and chemical processes on gas and fluid in the past several years, reveal rich deposits of natural gas hydrates, hydrocarbon in addition to understand fluid and gas dynamics in the ocean. Several years of studies on land and scientific expeditions, including r/v OR1, r/v Marion DuFresne, r/v Natsushima, r/v Marcus G. Langseth, r/v Sonne, to name a few, to collect data and samples to facilitate better understand the source of gas, occurrence of hydrocarbon and oil, gas hydrate culminated in areas as shallow as near the sea floor to potential reservoirs at depth in the Tarim Basin, in the South China Sea, and circulation of the Indian Ocean. Unusual chemical signals, processes, chemosynthetic benthic communities have also been identified in these areas. In some active gas vents, huge amounts of gas as appear as an acoustic anomaly on top of sea floor in carrying high quantities of methane and other gas to the ocean. The existence of helium in the mid Indian Ocean also provide another special proxy to identify source of fluid and gas in the ocean. One would wonder why these different processes, physical, geological, chemical, and biological studies and fabulous results could be linked together without a cross linkage or a special mechanism or a person. In fact, it is Professor Tsanyao Yang who had travelled and conducted joint researches with these experts in various of fields that bring these together. Upon his passed away, a great lost to his family and to his friends, in order to put all these join works into a solid memory, his friends decided to put efforts together to joint publish researches in a special issue.

Our proposed SPECIAL Volume will provide an opportunity for all the critical science conducted within these projects to be presented in one coherent and integrated form. The volume will include up to 20 original scientific research papers (covering the results of geophysical data analyses, heat flow, geological, and geochemical analyses of water, sediment core samples from various sampling and coring expeditions and drilling on land, all related to Prof. Tsanyao Yang) that will be complimented by an introductory synthesis article, to be written by the guest editors, that will fully integrate findings across the multiple disciplines. In addition, we like to propose to include an article to list words of memory of his friends and beloved as a print version of our memory. We believe this volume will provide substantial and complete volume of studies and research of this area to the scientific community, in addition to be a part of all his friends memory of Professor Dr. Tsanyao Yang.


Guest Editors (based on alphabetic order of last name)
  • Christian Berndt, GEOMAR/ Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Saulwood Lin, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University (Executive/Leading Guest Editor, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Jun-Nan Oung, Chinese Petroleum Company
  • Yuji Sano, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo


Important dates
  • Manuscript submission deadline: January 15th, 2017
  • Revision in final form: May 15th, 2017
  • Tentative publication: December 31st, 2017



Manuscripts should be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) via

Submission Steps: Registration > Submit New Manuscript > Choose Article Type: Special Issue > Proceed to finish every step

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Within 100 pages: NT$500 per page.
Exceeding 100 pages: NT$1000 per page.
Color pages: NT$4000 per page.