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Wanchang Zhang
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Name: Wanchang Zhang Professor, Ph.D

Vice Director of CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

Director of Global Disaster Division, Academy Key Laboratory of Digital Earth

Institute of Remote Sensing & Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

No.9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China

Tel: 86-10-82178131; Fax: 86-10-82178009; E-mail: zhangwc@radi.ac.cn

Dr. Wanchang Zhang was promoted as a research scientist of “100 Young Talent Program” sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences, engaged in the research field of Global Changes at Institute for Atmospheric Physics, CAS, and Research Scientist and Director of Global Disaster Research Division Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS, meanwhile he holds the position of a full Professor in the field of Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Hydrology, Water Resource Management and Environmental Monitoring at Center for Hydro-sciences Research, Nanjing University. Before 1992, he worked at Cold & Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), Chinese Academy of Science, and earned his first master degree in Geography over there. His research interest in that duration was in snow/ice chemistry and ice core science studies for paleo-climate, environmental reconstruction. From 1993 to 1996, he studied and worked aboard with Monbusho scholarship at the Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Science and got his second master degree in Hydrospheric- Atmospheric Science at IHAS Special Program sponsored by UNISCO in Nagoya University, Japan, thereafter, he was promoted as a research fellow of Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), and got his PhD degree in Remote Sensing & GIS at the Department of the Earth & Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Japan. Since 2000, Dr. Zhang works as research professor in China and his research interest has also been extended considerably. Current research interests include the water circulation study, Soil Science and environmental monitoring research, hydrological education and application of geo-statistics and modeling to the study and management of water resources. The more specific interests have been focused on:

* Application of remote sensing and GIS to surface radiation and energy budget measurement. Integration of remote sensing and GIS data to be coupled with surface hydro-climatic models for water resource and hydrological process studies.

* Integration of remote sensing and GIS to resolve spatio-temporal scale problems in remote sensing for global change, resource management and Land use/land cover change analyses as well as commercial applications.

* Simulation of basic hydrologic processes in arid and semiarid regions over a range of temporal and spatial scales by identifying scale-dependent dominant processes, describing spatial variability of system states and quantifying the acquired data and model scale-dependent resolution.

* Utilize new technologies (Remote Sensing & GIS) for hydrologic measurements and watershed characterization which accommodate process modeling from point to basin scale

* Evaluate potential climatic change impacts on semiarid rangeland water resources by investigating the interactions of long-term climatic, hydrologic and vegetation records and land use and management practices over a range of watershed sizes.

* Solutions to the problems associated with the highly variable distribution of water resources and soil properties in time and space, especially in semiarid regions.

* Modeling surface and subsurface hydrologic processes at the hill-slope and watershed scales, evaluating the effect of forest management practices on hydrologic processes and environmental changes.

* Development of a Four Dimensional Land Data Assimilation System for being used in surface hydrologic & meteorological studies.

Dr. Wanchang Zhang has got several academic awards and honors in his research career. He keeps the committee number of IEEE from 2005, and was invited as co-chair of several international conferences in recent years. He has published more than 260 peer reviewed domestic and international journal papers till now, and served as editorial board number and reviewer in many domestic and international journals.

Current Appointment:

PhD, Professor/PhD Supervisor, “100 Talent Profs.” of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS);

Vice Director of CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation;

Director of Global Disaster Division, Academy Key Laboratory of Digital Earth, Institute of Remote Sensing & Digital Earth, CAS


Education:
Ph.D. in Earth System Science, Remote Sensing & GIS at the Department of the Earth & Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Japan. 2000;

M. Sc. in Hydrospheric - Atmospheric Sciences, Institute for Hydrospheric - Atmospheric Sciences (IHAS), Nagoya University, Japan. 1996;

M. Sc. in Geography (Glaciology), Cold & Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), CAS. 1987.


Areas of Specialization:

² Earth System Science by Remote Sensing & GIS:

(1) Hydrology, Water Resource and Water Environment;

(2) Land-Atmosphere Interaction Studies for Flooding & Drought Forecasting System;

(3) Four Dimensional Land surface Data Assimilation System;

(4) Integration of remote sensing and GIS for global change, resource management and Land use/land cover change analyses as well as commercial applications;

(5) Remote Sensing & GIS Application for Flooding & Drought Mapping

² Environment Remote Sensing:

(1) Application of remote sensing and GIS to surface radiation and energy budget measurement

(2) Remote Sensing & GIS Mapping on Global Change Sensitive Parameters

(3) Environment and Ecosystem monitoring

² Disaster Monitoring and Assessment with Remote Sensing & GIS:

(1) Geo-hazard Risk Assessment by Remote Sensing & GIS

(2) Flooding and Drought Risk Assessment by Remote Sensing & GIS

(3) Fire Monitoring and Forecasting by Remote Sensing & GIS Integrated Modelling System

(4) Flooding & Drought Forecasting System by GCM and Distributed Hydrological Model Coupled System

Academic Awards
2006 Recipient of the “One Hundred Talent Scientist”, CAS.
1997 Recipient of the “JSPS Fellow” of Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.
1993 Recipient of Monbusho scholarship Award in Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan.

1992 Recipient of “STA fellow” Award in Japanese Agency of Science & Technology, Japan

Society Appointments:
Member of:
committee number of IEEE from 2005
International Association for Engineering Geology and the environment (IAEG).

Tender evaluation expert for International Cooperation Project

Councilor of Oceanology Remote Sensing Professional Committee of China Ocean Academic Society, China Oceanology & Limnology Society

Editorial Committee of “Journal of Urban Planning and Development” from 2005

Refereed Journal Articles (* marked author is the correspondence author):

1) Yan, C.A., Zhang, W. C*, 2014. Effects of model segmentation approach on the performance and parameters of Hydrological Simulation Program – Fortran (HSPF) models. Hydrology Research. doi: 10.2166/nh. 2014.182 SCI

2) Huicong Jia, Donghua Pan, Yi Yuan & Wanchang Zhang, 2014. Using a BP Neural Network for Rapid Assessment of Populations with Difficulties Accessing Drinking Water Because of Drought, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2013.879025 SCI

3) Yuanming LIU, Wanchang ZHANG*, Zhijie ZHANG, Liang ZHOU, 2012. A conceptual data model coupling with physically-based distributed hydrological models based on catchment discretization schemas. Environmental Modelling & Software. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2004.1369935 SCI

4) XU Jingwen, ZHANG Wanchang*, ZHENG Ziyan, CHEN Jing and JIAO Meiyan, 2012. Early flood warning for Linyi watershed by the GRAPES/XXT model using TIGGE data. Acta Meteor. Sinica, 26(1):103–111, doi:10.1007/s13351-012-0110-7. SCI

5) Zheng Ziyan, Zhang Wanchang*, Xu Jingwen, et al., 2012. Numeric Simulation and Evaluation of a New Hydrologic Model Integrated with GRAPES, Acta Meteor. Sinica, 26(5), 653–663, doi:10.1007/s 13351-012-0509-1. SCI

6) Xu Jingwen, Zhang Wanchang*, Zheng Ziyan, et al., 2012. Establishment of a hybrid rainfall runoff model for use in the Noah LSM. Acta Meteor. Sinica, 26(1), 85–92, doi: 10.1007/s13351-012-0108-1. SCI

7) Liu Yonghe*, Zhang Wanchang, Zhang Kexin, Pei Hongqin. 2012. Multi-fractal analysis of daily rainfall from a monsoon watershed in Eastern China. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 107(3-4): 591-598. SCI

8) Chen Jiongfeng, Zhang Wanchang*, Gao Junfeng, Cao Kai, 2012. Assimilating multi-site measurements for semi-distributed hydrological model updating. QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL. 282: 122-129. SCI

9) Zhang Wanchang* Gao Yongnian, 2011. Topographic correction algorithm for remotely sensed data accounting for indirect irradiance, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(7): 1807-1824. DOI: 10.1080/ 01431161003623441. SCI

10) ZHENG ZiyanZHANG Wanchang*XU Jingwen, 2011. A trial of ensemble flood simulation experiment based upon TIGGE data with a coupled atmosphere-hydrology model. IWRM2010, IAHS 350-104, ISBN 978-1-907161-25-4, Hydrological Cycle and Water Resources Sustainability in Changing Environments, 734-742. SCIE

11) Liu Yonghe, Zhang Wanchang*, Shao Yuehong, 2011. A comparison of four distributions of precipitation amounts used in stochastic daily precipitation models, Advances in Atmospheric Science. 12(5): 168-176. SCI

12) YongnianGao, Wanchang Zhang*, 2009. LULC Classification and Topographic Correction of ETM+ Imagery in the Yangjia River Basin: the Influence of DEM Resolution. Sensors, 2009(3): 1980-1995. doi:10.3390/s90301980.SCI

13) Y.-H. Liu, W.-C. Zhang* and J.-W. Xu, 2009. Another fast and simple DEM depression-filling algorithm based on priority queue structure, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 2(5): 213−218. SCI

14) Y.-H. Liu, W.-C. Zhang*, Y.-H. Shao and J.-Y. Zhang, 2009. A Comparison of Several 5-Minute Radar-Rainfall Estimation Models. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett.. 2(6): 1−6. SCI

15) YongnianGao, Wanchang Zhang*, 2009. A simple empirical topographic correction method for ETM+ imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(9): 2259-2275. DOI: 10.1080/01431160802549336. SCI

16) Hongming He, Jie Zhou, Wanchang Zhang*. 2008. Modelling the impacts of environmental changes on hydrological regimes in the Heihe River Watershed, China. Global and Planetary Change 61, 175-193. SCI

17) Yong, B., Zhang, W.-C*., Niu G. Y., etal., 2008. Spatial statistical properties and scale transform analyses on the topographic index derived from DEMs in China. Computer & Geosciences, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo. 2008.03.006. SCI

18) W. -C. Zhang*, J. Chen, K. Ogawa and Y. Yamaguchi, 2005. An approach to estimating evapotranspiration in the Urumqi River Basin, Tianshan, China, by means of remote sensing and a geographical information system technique. Hydrological Processes, V19, N9, p 1839-1854. DOI: 10.1002/ hyp.5639. SCI

19) Junfeng Ji, Jun Chen, Li Jin, Wanchang Zhang, William Balsam, Huayu Lu, 2004. Relating magnetic susceptibility (MS) to the simulated Thematic Mapper (TM) bands of the Chinese loess: the application of TM image for soil MS mapping on Loess Plateau. Journal of Geographic Research, Vol. 109, B05102, doi: 10.1029/ 2003JB002769. SCI

20) W. -C. Zhang*, Y. Yamaguchi and K. Ogawa, 2001. Evaluation of the effect of pre-processing of the remotely sensed data on the actual evapotranspiration, surface soil moisture mapping by an approach using Landsat TM, DEM and meteorological data. Geocarto International. 15 (4): 57-67. SCI

21) W. -C, Zhang*; Ogawa, Katsuro; Besheng, Ye; Yamaguchi, Yasushi, 2000. Monthly stream flow model for estimating the potential changes of river runoff on the projected global warming. Hydrological Processes. 14(10): 1851-1868. SCI

22) W. -C. Zhang*, Y. S. Zhang, K. Ogawa and Y. Yamaguchi, 1999. Observation and estimation of daily actual evapotranspiration and evaporation on a glacierized watershed at the Headwater of Urumqi River, Tianshan, China. Int. J. Hydrol. Processes. 13: 1589-1601. SCI

23) Ning Nie, Zhijie Zhang, Wanchang Zhang*, Huadong Guo, Xiaoxia Sun, Natarajan Ishwarane, 2015. Changes of Terrestrial Water Storage (ΔTWS) over the Amazon Basin during 1948-2012 Reconstructed from the Latest GRACE and GLDAS Products. Global Change and Planetary Science. Accepted. SCI

24) Ning Nie ∙ Zhijie Zhang ∙ Wanchang Zhang* ∙ Huadong Guo ∙ Natarajan Ishwaran, 2014. 2010~2012 Drought and Flood Events in the Amazon Basin Observed by GRACE Satellite. Natural Hazards. Accepted. SCI

25) Lu Yi, Wanchang Zhang*, Cai Deng, 2015. A new topographic index considering the spatial heterogeneity of soil hydraulic and physical properties. Hydrologic Processes. In publication. SCI

26) Huicong Jia, Donghua Pan, Yi Yuan & Wanchang Zhang, 2014. Using a BP Neural Network for Rapid Assessment of Populations with Difficulties Accessing Drinking Water Because of Drought, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2013.879025 SCI

27) Chang-An Yan, Wanchang Zhang and Zhijie Zhang, 2014. Hydrological Modeling of the Jiaoyi Watershed (China) Using HSPF Model. The Scientific World Journal, 2014, Article ID 672360, 9 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/672360. SCI

28) Chang-An Yan, Wanchang Zhang, Zhijie Zhang, Yuanming Liu, Cai Deng and Ning Nie. 2014. Assessment of Water Quality and Identification of Pollution Risk Regions Based on Field Observations & GIS in the Honghe River Watershed of Huaihe Basin, China. The Scientific World Journal. (Accepted). SCI

29) Chang-An Yan, Wanchang Zhang and Zhijie Zhang, 2014. Comparisons of SWAT and HSPF on streamflow simulations in the Linyi Watershed of Huaihe River Basin, China. Hydrological Processes. (Under Review). SCI

30) , 任立良, 陈喜, 张运, 张万昌, 符淙斌, 牛国跃, 2009,大尺度水文模型TOPX构建及其与区域环境系统集成模式RIEMS的耦合. 《地球物理学报》. 2009, 52(8): 23-30. SCIE

Major Research Projects:

1. One Hundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences: “Distributed Hydrological Model Coupled with WRF/GRAPES-meso for Flooding & Drought Forecasting” (2006-2009)

2. National Key Technology R&D Program of China (2010CB951404-4): “Development of an Integrated Modeling System for Snow/ice-Hydrology-Ecosystem Forecasting Simulations” (2010-2014)

3. Chinese Natural Science Foundation (40971024): “Study of a Watershed Scale Soil Moisture Remote Sensing 4DDA System” (2009-2012)

4. Chinese Natural Science Foundation (41175088): “Construction of a TOPMODEL Based and Xinanjiang Hydrological Model Concept Integrated Hydrological Forecasting Model to be Coupled with a Regional Climate Modeling System” (2011-2015)

5. International Cooperation Project (S2012GR0477):“ Earth Observation and Understanding of effects of Global Change to World Heritage” (2013-2015)

6. International Cooperation Project (Y3YI2700KB): “ Construction of a Global Disaster Data Bank for Earth Quake” (2014-2016)

Office Address:
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Wanchang Zhang PhD, Professor/PhD Supervisor, 100 Talent Profs. of CAS
Vice Director of CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation
Director of Global Disaster Division, Academy Key Laboratory of Digital Earth
Institute of Remote Sensing & Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Telephone (0ffice): 010-82178131; Mobile: 13815406507
Address: No.9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China
Tel: 86-10-82178008; Fax: 86-10-82178009; E-mail: zhangwc@radi.ac.cn
Personal Homepage:
http://people.ucas.ac.cn/~ZhangWanchang
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