Name

Wei ZHAO

 

Professional

Title

Associate Professor

Address

No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Road, Chengdu 610041, People’s Republic of China

E-mail

zhaow@imde.ac.cn

Professional

Expertise

Land surface water and heat exchange monitoring by remote sensing method, land surface soil moisture estimation and scaling effect, mountain eco-environment monitoring based spatial technology

Education

Sep. 2006 – Jul. 2012

PhD Degree

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of   Geographical Sciences and Natural resource research, Beijing, China

Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2011

Visiting scholar

University of Strasbourg, France

Sep. 2002 – Jul. 2006

Bachelor Degree

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

 

Employment Record (including international working experience )

Nov. 2012 – present

Associate   Professor

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Chengdu Sichuan, China

Jul. 2012 – Nov. 2015

Research   Assistant

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Chengdu Sichuan, China

 

Running Projects

[1]     The General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China

[2]     the Hundred Young Talents Program of the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS

[3]     the Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS

[4]     the 135 Strategic Program of the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS,

[5]     the CAS “Light of West China” Program

Academic Society Activities

[1]     Member of Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society, IEEE

[2]     Secretary of the Professional Committee of Digital Mountain, Chinese National Committee of International Society of Digital Earth

[3]     Vice Secretary of the Mountain Branch of the Geographical Society of China

[4]     Secretary of the Sino-Nepal Joint Research Center for Geography, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China

 

Awards

[1]     2012 Outstanding doctoral graduate thesis Award of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research

[2]     2015 Outstanding oral presentation, International Symposium on Earth Observation for One Belt and One Road,

[3]     2017 The 14th National Youth Geography Science and Technology Award of the Geographical Society of China

[4]     2017 The 3rd Youth Geography Science and Technology Award of the Geographical Society of Sichuan

[5]     2017 Innovation program for youth talent of the National Remote Sensing Center

 

 

Publications

Journal Publications:

[1]     Zhao, W., Wu, H., Yin, G., & Duan, Si-Bo (2019). Normalization of the temporal effect on the MODIS land surface temperature product using random forest regression. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 152: 109-118

[2]     Zhao, W., He, J., Yin, G., Wen, F., & Wu, H. (2019). Spatiotemporal variability in land surface temperature over the mountainous region affected by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake from 2000 to 2017. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, online, DOI: 10.1029/2018JD030007

[3]     Zhao, W., Duan, S.-B., Li, A., & Yin, G. (2019). A practical method for reducing terrain effect on land surface temperature using random forest regression. Remote Sensing of Environment, 221, 635-649

[4]     Zhao, W., He, J., Wu, Y., Xiong, D., Wen, F. & Li, A.*, (2019). An Analysis of Land Surface Temperature Trends in the Central Himalayan Region Based on MODIS Products. Remote Sensing, 11(8), p.900.

[5]     Zhao, W., Li A., Huang Q., Gao Y., Li F., & Zhang L. (2019). An improved method for assessing vegetation cooling service in regulating thermal environment: A case study in Xiamen, China. Ecological Indicators, 98: 531-42. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.11.033.

[6]     He, J., Zhao, W.*, Li, A., Wen, F., & Yu, D. (2019). The impact of the terrain effect on land surface temperature variation based on Landsat-8 observations in mountainous areas. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 40, 1808-1827.

[7]     Li, A., Deng, W., Zhao, W.*, Liu, B., Zhang, J., Kong, B., Nan, X., Bian, J., Koirala, H.L., Gilani, H., Sati, V.P., Gomes, P.I.A., & Khanal, N.R. (2018). A geo-spatial database about the eco-environment and its key issues in South Asia. Big Earth Data, 2, 298-319

[8]     Zhao, W., Sánchez, N., Lu, H., & Li, A. (2018). A spatial downscaling approach for the SMAP passive surface soil moisture product using random forest regression. Journal of Hydrology, 563, 1009-1024

[9]     Zhao, W., Sánchez, N., & Li, A. (2018). Triangle Space-Based Surface Soil Moisture Estimation by the Synergistic Use of in situ Measurements and Optical/Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: An Alternative to Conventional Validations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56, 4546-4558

[10] Zhao, W., Li, A., & Zhao, T. (2017). Potential of Estimating Surface Soil Moisture with the Triangle-Based Empirical Relationship Model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (11), 6494 - 6504

[11] Zhao, W., Li, A., Nan, X., Zhang, Z., & Lei, G. (2017). Postearthquake Landslides Mapping from Landsat-8 Data for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Using a Pixel-Based Change Detection Method. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10 (5), 1758-1768

[12] Zhao, W., Li, A., Jin, H., Zhang, Z., Bian, J., & Yin, G. (2017). Performance Evaluation of the Triangle-Based Empirical Soil Moisture Relationship Models Based on Landsat-5 TM Data and In Situ Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (5), 2632-2645

[13] Huang, P., Zhao, W.*, & Li, A. (2017). The Preliminary Investigation on the Uncertainties Associated with Surface Solar Radiation Estimation in Mountainous Areas. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 14 (7), 1071-1075

[14] Xia, H.#, Zhao, W.#, Li, A., Bian, J., & Zhang, Z. (2017). Subpixel Inundation Mapping Using Landsat-8 OLI and UAV Data for a Wetland Region on the Zoige Plateau, China. Remote Sensing, 9 (1), 31

[15] Zhao, W., & Li, A. (2015). A Review on Land Surface Processes Modelling over Complex Terrain. Advances in Meteorology, 2015, 17.

[16] Li, A., Zhao, W.*, & Deng, W. (2015). A Quantitative Inspection on Spatio-Temporal Variation of Remote Sensing-Based Estimates of Land Surface Evapotranspiration in South Asia. Remote Sensing, 7, 4726-4752.

[17] Zhao, W., & Li, A. (2015). A comparison study on empirical microwave soil moisture downscaling methods based on the integration of microwave-optical/IR data on the Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36, 4986-5002

[18] Zhao, W., Li, A., & Deng, W. (2014). Surface Energy Fluxes Estimation Over the South Asia Subcontinent Through Assimilating MODIS/TERRA Satellite Data with In Situ Observations and GLDAS Product by SEBS Model. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7, 3704-3712.

[19] Zhao, W., Li, A., Bian, J., Jin, H., & Zhang, Z. (2014). A Synergetic Algorithm for Mid-Morning Land Surface Soil and Vegetation Temperatures Estimation Using MSG-SEVIRI Products and TERRA-MODIS Products. Remote Sensing, 6, 2213-2238.

[20] Zhao, W., & Li, A. (2013). A Downscaling Method for Improving the Spatial Resolution of AMSR-E Derived Soil Moisture Product Based on MSG-SEVIRI Data. Remote Sensing, 5, 6790-6811.

[21] Zhao, W., & Li, Z.-L. (2013). Sensitivity study of soil moisture on the temporal evolution of surface temperature over bare surfaces. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, 3314-3331.

[22] Zhao, W., Li, Z.-L., Wu, H., Tang, B.-H., Zhang, X., Song, X., & Zhou, G. (2013). Determination of bare surface soil moisture from combined temporal evolution of land surface temperature and net surface shortwave radiation. Hydrological Processes, 27, 2825-2833.

Books

[1]     A. Li, W. Deng, and W. Zhao, "Land Cover Change and Its Eco-environmental Responses in Nepal," ed: Springer, 2017.

[2]     Deng WeiLi Ainong et al. South Asia Geography. Sichuan Science and Technology Press, 2016. Chapter 3, 7, 8, 12, and 13(In Chinese)

[3]     Li Ainong eds. Mountain Remote sensing. Science press2016 Chapter 7, 8, and 9(In Chinese)