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Résumé of dr. Y. (Yijian) Zeng

Zeng

Yijian Zeng received his PhD cum laude on 16 February 2012. His PhD research focussed on analysing coupled transport of moisture and heat in soil, with consideration of airflow mechanism.

His research interests include:

  • Two-phase heat and mass transfer
  • Parameterization of land surface processes
  • Climate change impacts on hydrological cycle
  • Energy, mass and gas exchange between land and atmosphere
  • Data assimilation

Current activities

  • CEOP-AEGIS
  • CORE-CLIMAX

Academic memberships

  • AGU student membership since 2006
  • INTERPORE student membership since 2009
  • IAMG student membership since 2010

Other academic activities

  • NCCR Summer School, Locarno, Switzerland, September 9-14, 2012;
  • CAHMDA-V organizing committee member, ITC Faculty, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, July 9-13, 2012;
  • Participation in the first SMOS Science Workshop, Arles, France, September 27-29, 2011;
  • Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Second China-Japan Graduated Student Forum (over 130 participants from 17 universities and 6 institutes in China and Japan), CUGB, Beijing, China, September 24-27, 2009;
  • Granted participation in Summer school on role of interfacial area in two-phase flow and transport in Porous Media, University Utrecht, Netherlands, July 19-24, 2009;
  • Participation in ESA-MOST Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme: Land Training Course, Wuhan University, China, October 13-18, 2008.

Invited talks

  • Invited speaker for the Boussinesq Lecture 2012, "Coupled dynamics in soil: understanding the transport mechanisms by field experiments and numerical simulation", Boussinesq Center for Hydrology, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, October 11, 2012 (www.boussinesqcenter.nl/bc/?p=283);
  • Invited presentation for the 2010 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center for Hydrology, "Analysis of Thermal and Air Effect on Evaporation using a Two-phase Heat and Mass Flow Model", Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, October 7, 2010 (www.boussinesqcenter.nl/bc/?p=81).

Prizes and awards

Awards

Publications

ISI Journal Articles

Lv, S., Wen, J., Zeng, Y., Tian, H. and Su, Z. (2014) An improved two - layer algorithm for estimating effective soil temperature in microwave radiometry using in situ temperature and soil moisture measurements. In: Remote sensing of environment, 152 (2014) pp. 356-363. Full text | Full text

Wen, J., Su, Z., Zhang, T.T., Tian, H., Zeng, Y., Liu, R., Kang, Y. and van der Velde, R. (2014) New evidence for the links between the local water cycle and the underground wet sand layer of a mega - dune in the Badain Jaran Desert, China. In: Journal of arid land : open access, 6 (2014)4 pp. 371-377. Full text | Full text

Su, Z., de Rosnay, P., Wen, J., Wang, L. and Zeng, Y. (2013) Evaluation of ECMWF's soil moisture analyses using observations on the Tibetan Plateau : open access. In: Journal of geophysical research : D: Atmospheres, 118 (2013)11 pp. 5304-5318. Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y. and Su, Z. (2013) Reply to comment by Binayak P. Mohanty and Zhenlei Yang on “A simulation analysis of the advective effect on evaporation using a two-phase heat and mass flow model”. In: Water resources research, 49 (2013)11 pp. 7836-7840. Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Wan, L. and Wen, J. (2011) Numerical analysis of air - water - heat flow in unsaturated soil : is it necessary to consider airflow in land surface models. In: Journal of geophysical research : D: Atmospheres, 116 (2011)D20107, 18 p. Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Wan, L. and Wen, J. (2011) A simulation analysis of the advective effect on evaporation using a two - phase heat mass flow model. In: Water resources research, 47 (2011)10W10529, 18 p. Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y., Su, Z. and ... [et al.] (2009) Diurnal pattern of the drying front in desert and its application for determining the effective infiltration. In: Hydrology and earth system sciences (HESS) : open access, 13 (2009)6 pp. 703-714. Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y., Li Wan, Su, Z. and ... [et al.] (2009) Diurnal soil water dynamics in the shallow vadose zone : field site of China University of Geosciences, China. In: Environmental geology, 58 (2009)1 pp. 11-23. Full text | Full text

Monographs/Edited Books

Zeng, Y. (2013) Coupled Dynamics in Soil : Experimental and Numerical Studies of Energy, Momentum and Mass Transfer : e-book. Berlin, Springer, 2013. Springer Theses : Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research , ISBN: 978-364234073-4. Full text

Zeng, Y. and Su, Z. (2013) STEMMUS : Simultaneous Transfer of Engery, Mass and Momentum in Unsaturated Soil : ITC-WRS Report : also as e-book. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2013. ISBN: 978-90-6164-351-7. Full text

PhD theses

Zeng, Y., Su, Z. (promoter) , Wan, L. (promoter) and Wen, J. (assistant promoter)  (2012) Coupled dynamics in soil : understanding the transport mechanism of liquid water, water vapor, dry air and heat by field experiments and numerical simulation. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2012. ITC Dissertation 200, ISBN: 978-90-6164-325-8. Full text

Conference Proceedings (full papers)

Su, Z., Ma, Y., van der Velde, R., Dente, L., Wang, L., Timmermans, J., Menenti, M., Sobrino, J., Li, Z.L., Verhoef, W., Jia, L., Wen, J., He, Y., Wan, L., Li, W., Liu, Q.H., Yu, Q., Li, X., Zhong, L., Zeng, Y., Tian, X., Li, L., Qin, C., Timmermans, W.J., van Helvoirt, M.D., van der Tol, C., Salama, M.S. and Vekerdy, Z. (2013) Drought monitoring, prediction and adaptation under climatic changes. In: Proceedings of Dragon 2 final results and Dragon 3 kickoff symposium, 25-29 June 2012, Beijing / ed. by L. Ouwehand. Noordwijk: European Space Agency (ESA), 2013. ISBN: 92-9092-268-1. 13 p. Full text

Su, Z., Ma, M., Menenti, M., Sobrino, J.A., Li, Z.L., Verhoef, W., Jia, L., Wen, J., He, Y., Wan, L., Hiu, Q.H., Yu, Q., Li, Xin, van der Velde, R., Dente, L., Zhong, L., Zeng, Y., Tian, X., Li, L., Qin, C., Wang, L., van Helvoirt, M.D., Timmermans, W.J., van der Tol, C., Salama, M.S., Vekerdy, Z. and Ucer, M. (2010) Drought monitoring, prediction and adaptation under climatic changes. In: Proceedings of the symposium : Dragon 2 programme mid - term results 2008 - 2010, 17-21 May 2010, Guilin City, China / editor H. Lacoste-Francis. - Noordwijk : European Space Agency (ESA), 2010. - ; 19 cm. ISBN 978-92-9221-248-3. (ESA - SP : special publication, ISSN 1609-042X ; 684) 13 p. Full text

Zeng, Y., Wan, L., Su, Z. and Saito, H. (2008) The study of diurnal soil water dynamics in coarse sand with modified HYDRUS1D code + powerpoint. In: Proceedings of the HYDRUS shortcourse and workshop, June 26-29, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Agriculture, Japan. pp. 39-51 + 20 slides. Full text | Full text | Full text

Scientific and Professional Publications

Su, Z., Timmermans, W.J. and Zeng, Y. (2013) 2nd collocation meeting of EC FG7, ESA, and EUMETSAT ECV projects, 15-16 May 2013, Brussels, Belgium : Meeting report. In: GEWEX News, 23(2013)3, pp. 10-11. Full text

Su, Z., Zeng, Y., Timmermans, J., van der Velde, R., Salama, M.S., van der Tol, C., Timmermans, W.J. and van Helvoirt, M.D. (2012) CAHMDA-V : Catchments in a changing climate : 8-11 July 2012, Enschede, The Netherlands : Meeting report. In: GEWEX News, 22(2012)4, pp. 8-9. Full text

Presentations

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Wang, L., Dente, L., Wen, J. and van der Velde, R. (2013) Blending different soil moisture products over Tibetan Plateau : poster + abstract. Presented at: TR32 International Symposium : Patterns in Soil - Vegetation - Atmosphere - Systems : Monitoring, Modelling & Data Assimilation, 11-14 March 2013, Bonn, Germany. 1 p. + 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Wen, J., Dente, L., van der Velde, R. and Wang, L. (2013) Blending different soil moisture products over Tibetan Plateau and its validation : powerpoint. Presented at: Terrestrial Water Cycle Observation and Modeling from Space : Innovation and Reliability of Data Products : WATGLOBS : 26-30 April, 2013, Beijing, China. 14 slides. Full text

Su, Z., Timmermans, W.J., Boer, B., Timmermans, J. and Zeng, Y. (2013) Coordinating earth observation data validation for RE - analysis for CLIMAte ServiceS : CORE - CLIMAX : powerpoint. Presented at: GEO European projects' workshop-7, 15-16 April 2013, Barcelona, Spain. 30 slides. Full text

Zeng, Y. and Su, Z. (2013) Investigating airflow effect on evaporation by using a two - phase heat and mass transfer model (STEMMUS) : abstract + powerpoint. Presented at: TR32 International Symposium : Patterns in Soil - Vegetation - Atmosphere - Systems : Monitoring, Modelling & Data Assimilation, 11-14 March 2013, Bonn, Germany. 14 slides + 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Wen, J., Dente, L., van der Velde, R., Wang, L. and Ferrazzoli, P. (2013) Toward a blended different soil moisture product over Tibetan Plateau : powerpoint. Presented at: ESA-MOST China Dragon Cooperation 2013 Dragon Symposium, 3-7 June 2013, Palermo, Italy. 15 slides. Full text

Zeng, Y., Dente, L., Su, Z., Jun, W., van der Velde, R. and Wang, L. (2012) A Combined Soil Moisture Product of the Tibetan Plateau using Different Sensors Simultaneously : poster. Presented at AGU 2012 annual fall meeting, Session IN53B: Quality Assessment of Satellite-Derived Land Surface Variables III Posters. 3-7 December, San Fransico, United States. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Zeng, Y. and Su, Z. (2012) Impact of land model physics on the assimilation of soil moisture and temperature profiles : poster. Presented at National Centres of Comptetence in Research (NCCR) summer school, Locarno, Switzerland 9-14 September 2012. 1 p. Full text

Dente, L., Ferrazzoli, P., van der Velde, R., Su, Z., Wen, J. and Zeng, Y. (2012) Synergistic use of AMSR-E and ASCAT data for the soil moisture retrieval over the Maqu region : poster. Presented at the 2012 Dragon 2 symposium, 25-29 June 2012, Beijing, China. 1 p. Full text

Zeng, Y., Wan, L., Su, Z. and ... [et al.] (2009) The Determination of the Effective Rainfall in the Badain Jaran Desert : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-428-2, 2009. EGU General assembly, 2009. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Su, Z., Ma, Y., Menenti, M., Sobrino, J.A., Li, Z.L., Verhoef, W., Jia, L., Wen, J., He, Y., Wan, L., Liu, Q., Yu, Q., Li, Xin, van der Velde, R., Dente, L., Zhong, L., Zeng, Y., Xin Tian, Wang Lichun and Vekerdy, Z. (2009) Drought monitoring, prediction and adaptation under climatic changes : some recent progress : abstract. In: 2009 Dragon 2 symposium : abstract book, Barcelona, Spain, 22-26 June 2009 / ed. by Y.L. Desnos, Li Zengyuan. - Frascati : European Space Agency (ESA), 2009. pp. 93-95. Full text

Zeng, Y., Wan, L., Wen, J., Su, Z. and ... [et al.] (2008) Lakes in desert ? : expedition to the Badain Jaran desert : powerpoint. Presented at the 1st Japan - China graduate student forum : water for life and the environment, 22-25 October 2008, University of Tsukuba, Japan. 25 slides. Full text

Zeng, Y., Wan, L. and Su, Z. (2006) The variation of soil temperature and its effects on the movement of water vapor in the surface zone : abstract. Presented at the Western Pacific geophycis meeting : Vadose zone hydrology posters. 24-27 July, 2006, Beijing, China. American Geophysical Union : Abstract H11D-0059. 1 p. Full text | Full text