Welcome to the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University

SONG Haibin


Haibin Song  Professor

Office Ocean building 408


Email: hbsong@tongji.edu.cn


Mailing AddressSchool of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China


       1992.12-1996.03:Tongji University, marine geology (research area: reflection seismology), Ph.D.

       1990.09-1992.12: Tongji University, marine geology (research area: comprehensive research on geophysical field ), M.Sc

       1986.09-1990.07: Tongji University, geophysical prospecting, B.Sc


       2014.07-present: professor, Tongji university

       2004-2014: Principle research professor, Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

       1998.07-2014.07: associate professor, Institute of Geophysics/ Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

       2000.11-2001.10: STA (Science and Technology Agency, Japan) Fellow, Geological Survey of Japan/ National Institute of

        Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

       1996.05-1998.06: Post-Doctor fellow, Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research interests  


1.Song, H., Chen, J., Pinheiro, L. M., Ruddick, B., Guan, Y., & Bai, Y. 2018,Seismic Oceanography. In S. Liang (Ed.), Comprehensive Remote Sensing, vol. 8, pp. 197230. Oxford: Elsevier.

2.Bai Y, Song H B*, Guan Y X, Yang S X, 2017,Estimating depth of polarity conversion of shoaling internal solitary waves in the northeastern South China Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 143, 9–17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.csr.2017.05.014.

3.Chen J X, Song H B*, Guan Y X, Yang S X, Bai Y, Geng M H, 2017, A preliminary study of submarine cold seeps by seismic oceanography techniques. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 60(1),117-129.

4.Chen L, Hu J, Yang D, Song H, Wang Z, 2017,Kinematic models for the opening of the South China Sea: An upwelling divergent flow origin, Journal of Geodynamics, 107(2017), 20-33.

5.Geng M H, Song H B*, Guan Y X, Chen J X, Bai Y, 2017, Characteristics and generation mechanism of gullies and mega-pockmarks in the Zhongjiannan Basin, western South China Sea: Interpretation, 5(3): SM49–SM59, doi: 10.1190/int-2016-0216.1.

6.Chen J X, Bai Y, Guan Y X, Yang S X, Song H B*, Liu B R, 2016, Geophysical analysis of abnormal seismic (oceanography) reflection characteristics of oceanic bottom boundary layer, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 59(5), pp: 573–586 DOI:10.6038/cjg20160620

7.Chen J X, Song H B*, Guan Y X, Yang S X, Bai Y, Liu B R, Geng M H. 2015, Morphologies, classification and genesis of pockmarks, mud volcanoes and associated fluid escape features in the northern Zhongjiannan Basin, South China Sea, Deep-Sea Research Part II, 1222015, 106-117.

8.Bai Y, Song H B, Guan Y X, Yang S X, Liu B R, Chen J X, Geng M H. 2015, Nonlinear internal solitary waves in the northeast South China Sea near Dongsha Atoll using seismic oceanography(in Chinese). Chin Sci Bull, 60, 944951

9.Liu B R, Song H B*, Guan Y X, Bai Y, Chen J X, Geng M H. 2015, Characteristics and formation mechanism of cold seep system in the northeastern continental slope of South China Sea from sub-bottom profiler data. Chinese J. Geophys.(in Chinese), 58(1), 247-256.

10.Chen J X, Guan Y X, Song H B*, Yang S X, Geng M H, Bai Y, Liu B R. 2015, Distribution characteristics and geological implications of pockmarks and mud volcanos in the northern and western continental margins of the South China Sea, Chinese J. Geophys.(in Chinese), 58(3), 919-938.

11.Bai Y, Song H B, Dong C Z, Liu B R, Chen J X, Geng M H. 2015, Ectraction of mixing parameters by seismic oceanography and applications: Case study of the internal waves in South China Sea and Mediterranean eddy. Chinese J. Geophys.(in Chinese), 58(7), 2473-2485.

12.Zhao C Y, Song H B, Yang Z W, Song Y, Tian L H. 2014, Tectonic and thermal evolution modeling for the marginal basins of the southern South China Sea. Chinese J. Geopphys.(in Chinese), 57(5), 1543-1553.

13.Yang W C, Song H B. 2014, Ocean-continent transition process revealed by worldwide comparison of crust and upper mantle structures. Geological Review, 60(1), 1-21.

14.Bai Y, Song H B*, Guan Y X, Chen J X, Liu B R. 2014, Structural characteristics and genesis of pockmarks in the northwest of the South China Sea derived from reflective seismic and multibeam data. Chinese J. Geophys.(in Chinese), 57(7), 2208-2222.

15.Chen J X, Zhang B J, Song H B. 2014, Far offset refractive velocity properties of the Cenozoic strata in the northern South China Sea, Chinese J. Geophys.(in Chinese), 57(7), 2223-2234.

16.Chen L, Zhang Z J, Song H B. 2013, Weak depth and along-strike variations in stretching from a multi-episodic finite stretching model: Evidence for uniform pure-shear extension in the opening of the South China Sea. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 78 (2013), 358370

17.Chen L, Zhang Z J, Song H B, Li F, Franke D. 2013, Numerical modeling of extensional sedimentary basin formation with MATLAB: Application to the northern margin of the South China Sea. Computers & Geosciences 51 (2013), 153165.

18.Chen J X, Song H B*, Bai Y, Pinheiro L, Huang X H, Liu B R. 2013, The vertical structure and physical properties of the Mediterranean eddy. Chinese J. Geopphys.(in Chinese), 56(3), 943-952.

19.Huang X H, Song H B*, Bai Y, Liu B R, Chen J X. 2013, Estimation of geostrophic velocity from seismic images of mesoscale eddy in the South China Sea. Chinese J. Geopphys.(in Chinese),56(1), 181-187.

20.Song H B, Bai Y*, Pinheiro L, Dong C Z, Huang X H, Liu B R, 2012, Analysis of ocean internal waves imaged by multichannel reflection seismics, using Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 9(3), 302311

21.Song H B, Pinheiro L M, Ruddick B, Huang X H. 2012, Seismic Oceanography: a new geophysical tool to investigate the thermohaline structure of the oceans. In: Marco Marcelli(ed.), Oceanography. InTech press. pp113-128

22.Huang X H, Song H B*, Bai Y, Chen J X, Liu B R, 2012, Estimation of seawater movement based on reflectors from a seismic profile, Acta Oceanol. Sin., 31(5), 1-8

23.Song H B, Pinheiro L M, Ruddick B*, Teixeira F C. 2011, Meddy, spiral arms, and mixing mechanisms viewed by seismic imaging in the Tagus Abyssal Plain (SW Iberia). Journal of Marine Research, 69(4-6), 827-842

24.Huang X H, Song H B*, Pinheiro L, Bai Y, 2011,Ocean temperature and salinity distributions inverted from combined reflection seismic and XBT data, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 54(3), 307-314.

25.Song Y, Zhao C Y, Zhang G C, Song H B*, Shan J N, Chen L, 2011, Tectonic-thermal modeling for Qiongdongnan Basin and Pearl River Mouth Basin in the northern South China Sea, Chinese Journal Of Geophysics, 54(6), 942-955

26.Song H B, Chen L, Zhang J, Zhao C Y, Dong C Z, 2010, A MATLAB program for 1D strain rate inversion, Computers & Geosciences, 3616-23.

27.Pinheiro L, Song H B*, Ruddick B, Dubert J, Ambar I, Mustafa K, Bezerra R, 2010, Detailed 2-D imaging of the Mediterranean Outflow and Meddies off W Iberia from Multichannel Seismic Data, Journal of Marine Systems, 79, 80-100

28.Zhao C Y, Song H B, Qian R Y, et al. 2010Research on tectono-thermal evolution modeling method for superimposed basin with the Jianghan Basin as an example. Chinese J. Geophys., 531),92-102

29.Song Y, Song H B*, Chen L, Dong C Z, Huang X H, 2010, Sea water thermohaline structure inversion from seismic data, Chinese Journal Of Geophysics, 53(6), 989-996

30.Ruddick B, Song H B*, Dong C Z, Pinheiro L, 2009, Water column seismic images as smoothed maps of temperature gradient.  Oceanography, 22(1), 192-205.

31.Song H B,  Pinheiro L, Wang D X, Dong C Z, Song Y, Bai Y. Seismic images of ocean meso-scale eddies and internal waves. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 2009, 52(6), 1251-1257

32.Chen L, Song H B*, 2009, The estimation of instantaneous frequency of seismic signal, Chinese J. Geophys., 52(1), 206-214(in Chinese with English abstract)

33.Chen L, Song H B*, Dong C Z, Zhang J, Zhao C Y, 2008, 2D strain rate forward modeling, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 51(6), 1194-1202(in English) (51(6), 1819-1825(in Chinese)

34.Song H B, Dong C Z, Chen L, Song Y, 2008, Reflection seismic methods for studying physical oceanography: Introduction of seismic oceanography, Progress in Geophysics, 23(4), 11561164(in Chinese with English abstract)

35.Song H B , Wu S G, Jiang W W, 2007, The characteristics of BSRs and their derived heat flow on the profile 973 in the northeastern South China Sea, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 50(5), 1508-1517(in Chinese with English abstract)

36.Wang S H, Yan W, Song H B, 2007, The change of gas hydrate reservoir and its effect on environment in Xisha Trough since the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of China University of Geosciences, 18(1):39-48.

37.Wang S H, Yan W, Song H B. The thickness of gas hydrate stable zone and resource quantity of South China Sea. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2006,17(4), 815-828.

38.Wang S H, Yan W, Song H B, et al. 2005, Change of gas hydrate reservoir in southern South China Sea from the Last Glacial Maximum to present and its effect on environment.Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 48(5),1192-1200(in English) (48(5),1117-1124(in Chinese)

39.Song H B, Matsubayashi O, Kuramoto S, 2003, Velocity structure of double BSRs in the eastern Nankai Trough accretionary prism: results from full waveform inversion, Butsuri-Tansa, 55(5), 349-356

40.Song Haibin, 2003, Seismic studies of marine gas hydrates, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering(China), 54(Suppl.), 47-56

41.Song H B, Matsubayashi O, Kuramoto S, 2003, Full waveform inversion of gas hydrate-related bottom simulating reflectors, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 46(1), 44-52(in English) (46(1), 42-46,in Chinese)

42.Song H B, Matsubayashi O, Yang S X et al., 2002, Physical property models of gas hydrate-bearing sediments and AVA character of bottom simulating reflector, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 45(4), 569-579(in English) (45(4), 545-556,in Chinese)

43.Song H B, Matsubayashi O,Kuramoto S, 2001, Seismic data processing of western Nankai Trough and the character of its BSR, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 44(6),785-790(in English)( 44(6),799-804,in Chinese)

44.Song H B, Geng J H et al., 2001, A preliminary study of gas hydrates in Dongsha region north of South China Sea, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 44(5), 684-691(in English)(44(5),687-695,in Chinese)

45.Song H B, Ma Z T, Zhang G Q, 1997, A preliminary study on an inverse problem for stratified transversely isotropic media, Chinese Journal of Geophysics,40(1),115-126(in English) (40(1),105-119,in Chinese)

46.Song H B, Ma Z T, Zhang G Q, 1996, Simultaneous inversion of layered compressional velocity and shear velocity by using plane wave seismogram, Science in China (Ser. D),39(6),618-628 (in English) (26(3),282-288,in Chinese)




Introduction to Geophysics(undergraduate course)

Marine Geophysics》《Seismic Oceanography(postgraduate course)

Frontiers of Marine Geophysics(doctoral course)


current students

MasterXitong Huang, Yewei Chen, Shaoqin Sun, Hao Li

DoctorMinghui Geng, Yunyan Geng, Kun Zhang

former students

MasterLin Chen, Jiong Zhang, Changyu Zhao, Minghui Geng, Zhenhua Wang

DoctorShuhong Wang, Lin Chen, Chongzhi Dong, Yang Song, Xinghui Huang, Yang Bai, Boran Liu, Jiangxin



1. June, 1999: first national-wide 100 excellent Ph.D dissertation award by the State Council

2. Nov.,1998: Fu Chengyi prize by the Chinese Geophysical Society

Serving on academic journal

1.2014-: editorial committee member of “Journal of Tropical Oceanography”

2.2003-: editorial committee member of “Natural Gas Geoscience”

3.2000-: editorial committee member of “Progress in Geophysics”

Serving on academic organization

1.2013-2016  IODP EPSP China delegate

2.2008-  member of a council, Chinese Geophysical Society (CGS)

3.2014- Vice-director, committee of marine geophysics, Chinese Geophysical Society (CGS)

4.2004-: Secretary-general of committee of marine geophysics, Chinese Geophysical Society (CGS)

5.1999-2003: deputy secretary-general of committee of marine geophysics, Chinese Geophysical Society (CGS)


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