Dr SONG Guiting

Research Scientist
Weather Modelling & Prediction Section

  • tony_song@nea.gov.sg

Dr SONG Guiting

Dr Song Guiting has many years of experience in atmospheric and oceanic modelling, weather forecasting and satellite remote sensing. He developed a high-resolution wind and ocean current forecast system for Terra Weather. He also led multiple research projects on modelling regional climate change over Mexico during his time with University of Guanajuato. Among his achievements, he developed a new and efficient algorithm to retrieve ocean wind field from SAR imagery. He is currently working on the development of an ensemble prediction system for Singapore. He also takes on the role of maintaining the MSS ocean wave and current forecast system.


    • 2006-2009
    • PhD in Meteorology, University of Hamburg, Germany
    • 2001-2006
    • PhD in Physical Oceanology, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    • 1997-2001
    • BSc in Meteorology, Ocean University of China

Working Experience

    • 2016-present
    • Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2014-2016
    • Principal Meteorologist, Terra Weather Pte Ltd, Singapore
    • 2012-2013
    • Associate Professor, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
    • 2010-2012
    • Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research Interests

  • High-resolution numerical weather and ocean prediction
  • Ocean-atmosphere coupled model
  • Regional storm surge prediction
  • Oil spill detection and tracking

G. Song, J. Panda, Y. Zhang, H. Chen, K. M. Krishna, 2014.

A new algorithm to classify the homogeneity of ERS-2 wave mode SAR imagette.

Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 42(1): 13-21.

Zhou Y., G. Song, H. Chen, P. Jagabandhu and B. Guo, 2014.

A review on ocean surface wind field retrieved from SAR image.

International Journal of Earth and Atmospheric Science, 1(1): 11-17.

Chen H., Paola M.R., Koh T., Song G, 2014.

The relative importance of the wind-driven and tidal circulations in Malacca Strait.

Continental Shelf Research, 88: 92-102.

K. Muni Krishna, G. Song, and Kantham NL, 2014.

Bio-physical changes in the Eastern Arabian Sea due to ocean-atmospheric teleconnections.

Journal of Geology & Geoscience, 3(5): 1-10.

K. Muni Krishna, G. Song, Dennis Jack and Manjunatha BR, 2014.

Tropical Indian Ocean surface and subsurface temperature fluctuations in a climate change scenario.

Journal of Geology & Geoscience, 3(3): 1-17.

G. Song, 2011.

Statistical analysis of global ocean wave and wind parameters retrieved with empirical SAR algorithms.

ISBN 978-3-8433-6774-5, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

Y. Hou, Y. Duan , G. Chen, P. Qi, G. Song and G. Si, 2009.

Statistical distribution of nonlinear random wave height in shallow water.

Science China-Earth Sciences, 53(2), 267-273.

Y. Hou, M. Li, G. Song, G. Si, P. Qi, and P. Hu, 2009.

Distribution of the nonlinear random ocean wave period.

Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 27(4), 919-923.

G. Song, Y. Hou, and P. Qi, 2006.

Wind vector retrieval using dual polarization imagery of ASAR.

Progress in Natural Science, 16(11), 1183-1187.

G. Song, Y. Hou, and Y. He, 2006.

Comparison of two wind algorithms for ENVISAT ASAR at high wind.

Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 24(1), 92-96.

Y. Hou, G. Song, J. Song, B. Yin, and X. Zhao, 2006.

Random distribution of nonlinear water wave height.

Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 36(5), 481-485. (in Chinese)

Y. Hou, G. Song, X. Zhao, J. Song, and Q. Zheng, 2006.

Statistical distribution of nonlinear random water wave surface elevation.

Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 24(1), 1-5.

J. Chen, G. Song, J. Chu, and L. Xu, 2003.

Oceanic temperature anomalous signal pathway in equatorial Pacific.

Advance in Water Science, 14(2), 152-157.

J. Chen, G. Song, J. Chu, and L. Xu, 2003.

Anomalous sea temperature of westward transferring north equatorial current and ENSO.

Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 22(4), 10-17.