Dr. Long Zhao

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ZHAO, Long

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C1100
Austin, TX 78712, U.S.


Education and Appointment

2008: B.E., Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University
2013: Ph.D., Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

Research Interests

Soil moisture microwave land data assimilation


ISI-indexed journal papers
  1. Yang, K., Lazhu, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, J. Qin, H. Lu, W. Tang, M. Han, B. Ding, and N. Fang, 2016: Land surface model calibration through microwave data assimilation for improving soil moisture simulations, J. Hydrol., 533, 266–276, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.12.018.[learn more]
  2. Han, M., K. Yang, J. Qin, R. Jin, Y. Ma, J. Wen, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Lazhu, and W. Tang, 2015: An algorithm based on the standard deviation of passive microwave brightness temperatures for monitoring soil surface freeze/thaw state on the Tibetan Plateau, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 53(5), 2775-2783, doi:10.11-09/TGRS.2014.2364823.[learn more]
  3. Lu, H., K. Yang, T. Koike, L. Zhao, and J. Qin, 2015: An Improvement of the Radiative Transfer Model Component of a Land Data Assimilation System and Its Validation on Different Land Characteristics, Remote Sens., 7(5), 6358-6379, doi:10.3390/rs70506358.[learn more]
  4. Qin, J., L. Zhao, Y. Chen, K. Yang, Y. Yang, Z. Chen, and H. Lu, 2015: Inter-comparison of spatial upscaling methods for evaluation of satellite-based soil moisture, J. Hydrol., 523, 170-178, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.061.[learn more]
  5. Xu, C., Y.M. Ma, A. Panday, Z.Y. Cong, K. Yang, Z.K. Zhu, J.M. Wang, P.M. Amatya, and L. Zhao, 2014: Similarities and differences of aerosol optical properties between southern and northern sides of the Himalayas, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3133–3149, doi:10.5194/acp-14-3133-2014.[learn more]
  6. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, H. Lu, and Z. Yang, 2014: The scale-dependence of SMOS soil moisture accuracy and its improvement through land data assimilation in the central Tibetan Plateau, Remote Sens. Environ., 152, 345-355, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.005.[learn more]
  7. Chen, Y., K. Yang, J. Qin, L. Zhao, W. Tang, and M. Han, 2013: Evaluation of AMSR-E retrievals and GLDAS simulations against observations of a soil moisture network on the central Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(10), 4466-4475, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50301.[learn more]
  8. Qin, J., K. Yang, N. Lu, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, and M. Han, 2013: Spatial upscaling of in-situ soil moisture measurements based on MODIS-derived apparent thermal inertia, Remote Sens. Environ., 138, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.003.[learn more]
  9. Xue, B., L. Wang, K. Yang, L. Tian, J. Qin, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Y. Ma, T. Koike, Z. Hu, and X. Li, 2013: Modeling the land surface water and energy cycles of a mesoscale watershed in the central Tibetan Plateau during summer with a distributed hydrological model, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(16), 8857-8868, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50696.[learn more]
  10. Yang, K., J. Qin, L. Zhao, Y. Chen, W. Tang, M. Han, Lazhu, Z. Chen, N. Lu, B. Ding, H. Wu, and C. Lin, 2013: A Multi-Scale Soil Moisture and Freeze-Thaw Monitoring Network on the Third Pole, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94(12), 1907–1916, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00203.1.[learn more]
  11. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, and Y. Chen, 2013: Optimal Exploitation of AMSR-E Signals for Improving Soil Moisture Estimation Through Land Data Assimilation, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51(1), 399-410, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2198483.[learn more]
  12. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, C. Montzka, H. Wu, C. Lin, M. Han, and H. Vereecken., 2013: Spatiotemporal analysis of soil moisture observations within a Tibetan mesoscale area and its implication to regional soil moisture measurements, J. Hydrol., 482, 92-104, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.033.[learn more]
  13. Chen, Y., K. Yang, W. Tang, J. Qin, and L. Zhao, 2012: Parameterizing soil organic carbon's impacts on soil porosity and thermal parameters for Eastern Tibet grasslands, Sci. China Ser. D, 55(6), 1001-1011, doi:10.1007/s11430-012-4433-0.[learn more]
  14. Guo, X., K. Yang, L. Zhao, W. Yang, S. Li, M. Zhu, T. Yao, and Y. Chen, 2011: Critical Evaluations of Scalar Roughness Length Parameterizations over a Melting Valley Glacier, Bound.-Layer Meteor., 139(2), 307-332, doi:10.1007/s10546-010-9586-9.[learn more]
  15. Yang, W., X. Guo, T. Yao, K. Yang, L. Zhao, S. Li, and M. Zhu, 2011: Summertime surface energy budget and ablation modeling in the ablation zone of a maritime Tibetan glacier, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116, D14116, doi:10.1029/2010JD015183.[learn more]