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Name   Wang, Lei Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7107 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      wanglei@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:


2011.08.08~now:  Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  

2010.12.01~2011.08.05: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering /Earth Observation Data Integration & Fusion Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo. 

2010.04~2010.11:  Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering /Earth Observation Data Integration & Fusion Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo. 

2008.04~2010.03:  Postdoc Researcher, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo. 

2007.10~2008.03: Postdoc Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency.


Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2007. 

M.S., Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2004. 

B.S., Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2002. 

Research Interest:

Distributed land surface hydrological modeling (including the cold region hydrological processes) & Integrated Water Resources Management (Flood prediction, drought monitoring and seasonal forecasts, reservoir optimization, etc.).

Public Services:

Reviewer for international journals: Journal of Hydrology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Science in China (D), Journal of Meteorological Society of Japan, Remote Sensing of Environment, Biogeosciences, Ecohydrology, etc.

Selected Publications:
  1. Wang, L.*, A.W. Sichangi, T. Zeng, X. Li, Z. Hu, M. Genanu (2019), New methods designed to estimate the daily discharges of rivers in the Tibetan Plateau, Science Bulletin, in press. (SCI, IF = 4.136)
  2. Yao, T., Y. Xue*, D. Chen, F. Chen, L. Thompson, P. Cui, T. Koike, W. Lau, D. Lettenmaier, V. Mosbrugger, R. Zhang, B. Xu, J. Dozier, T. Gillespie, Y. Gu, S. Kang, S. Piao, S. Sugimoto, K. Ueno, L. Wang, W. Wang, F. Zhang, Y. Sheng, W. Guo, W. Ailikun, X. Yang, Y. Ma, S. Shen, Z. Su, F. Chen, S. Liang, Y. Liu, V. Singh, K. Yang, D. Yang, X. Zhao, Y. Qian, Y. Zhang, Q. Li (2018). Recent Third Pole’s rapid warming accompanies cryospheric melt and water cycle intensification and interactions between monsoon and environment: multi-disciplinary approach with observation, modeling and analysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0057.1, in press. (SCI, IF = 7.804)
  3. Zhang, X., L. Wang*, D. Chen (2018). How does temporal trend of reference evapotranspiration over the Tibetan Plateau change with elevation? International Journal of Climatology, 39, 2295-2305. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  4. Liu, W., L. Wang, F. Sun, Z. Li, H. Wang, J. Liu et al (2018). Snow hydrology in the upper Yellow River basin under climate change: A land surface modeling perspective. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 12676–12691. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  5. Lei, Y.*, T. Yao, K. Yang, B.W. Bird, L. Tian, X. Zhang, W. Wang, Y. Xiang, Y. Dai, L. Zhu, J. Zhou, L. Wang (2018), An integrated investigation of lake storage and water level changes in the Paiku Co basin, central Himalayas, Journal of Hydrology, 562, 599-608 . (SCI, IF = 3.727)
  6. Dong, W., Y. Lin, J.S. Wright, Y. Xie, Y. Ming, H. Zhang, R. Chen, Y. Chen, F. Xu, N. Lin, C. Yu, B. Zhang, S. Jin, K. Yang, Z. Li, J. Guo, L. Wang, G. Lin (2018). Regional disparities in warm season rainfall changes over arid eastern-central Asia. Scientific Reports, 8, 13051. (SCI, IF = 4.122)
  7. Sichangi, A.W., L. Wang*, Z. Hu (2018). Estimation of river discharge solely from remote-sensing derived data: an initial study over the Yangtze River. Remote Sensing, 10, 1385. (SCI, IF = 3.406)
  8. Dai, Y., L. Wang, T. Yao*, X. Li, L. Zhu, X. Zhang (2018). Observed and simulated lake effect precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau: An initial study at Nam Co Lake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 6746–6759. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  9. Wang, Y., L. Wang*, X. Li, D. Chen (2018). Temporal and spatial changes in estimated near-surface air temperature lapse rates on Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 38, 2907-2921. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  10. Bibi, S., L. Wang*, X. Li, J. Zhou, D. Chen, and T. Yao (2018). Climatic and associated cryospheric, biospheric, and hydrological changes on the Tibetan Plateau: a review. International Journal of Climatology, 38 (Suppl.1): e1-e17. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  11. Wang, L.*, J. Zhou*, J. Qi, L. Sun et al. (2017). Development of a land surface model with coupled snow and frozen soil physics. Water Resources Research, 53, 5085–5103. (SCI, IF = 4.36)
  12. Zhang, G.*, T. Yao, C.K. Shum, S. Yi, K. Yang, H. Xie, W. Feng, T. Bolch, L. Wang, A. Behrangi, H. Zhang, W. Wang, Y. Xiang, J. Yu (2017). Lake volume and groundwater storage variations in Tibetan Plateau’s endorheic basin. Geophysical Research Letter, 44, 5550–5560. (SCI, IF = 4.34)
  13. Li, J., D. Liu, T. Wang*, Y. Li*, S. Wang, Y. Yang, X. Wang, H. Gao, S. Peng, J. Ding, M. Shen, and L. Wang (2017). Grassland restoration reduces water yield in the headstream region of Yangtze River. Scientific Reports, 7(0), 2162. (SCI, IF = 4.122)
  14. Guo, X., L. Tian*, L. Wang, W. Yu, D. Qu (2017). River recharge sources and the partitioning of catchment evapotranspiration fluxes as revealed by stable isotope signals in a typical high-elevation arid catchment. Journal of Hydrology, 549, 616–630. (SCI, IF = 3.727)
  15. Ding, B.*, K. Yang*, W. Yang, X. He, Y. Chen, Lazhu, X. Guo, L. Wang, H. Wu, T. Yao (2017). Development of a Water and Enthalpy Budget-based Glacier mass balance Model (WEB-GM) and its preliminary validation. Water Resources Research, 53, 3146–3178. (SCI, IF = 4.36)
  16. Li, X.*, L. Wang, X. Guo, D. Chen (2017). Does summer precipitation trend over and around the Tibetan Plateau depend on elevation? International Journal of Climatology, 37 (Suppl.1): 1278–1284. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  17. Guo, X., L. Wang*, L. Tian, X. Li (2017). Elevation-dependent reductions in wind speed over and around the Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 37, 1117-1126. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  18. Wang, L.*, L. Sun, M. Shrestha, X. Li, W. Liu, J. Zhou, K. Yang, H. Lu, D. Chen (2016b). Improving Snow Process Modeling with Satellite-Based Estimation of Near-Surface-Air-Temperature Lapse Rate. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 12005–12030. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  19. Wang, L.*, X. Li*, Y. Chen, K. Yang, D. Chen, J. Zhou, W. Liu, J. Qi, J. Huang (2016a). Validation of the Global Land Data Assimilation System based on measurements of soil temperature profiles. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 218, 288–297. (SCI, IF = 4.039)
  20. Makokha, G.O., L. Wang*, J. Zhou, X. Li, A. Wang, G. Wang, D. Kuria (2016). Quantitative Drought Monitoring in a Typical Cold River Basin over Tibetan Plateau: an integration of meteorological, agricultural and hydrological droughts. Journal of Hydrology, 543, 782–795. (SCI, IF = 3.727)
  21. Arthur, S.W., L. Wang*, K. Yang, D. Chen, Z. Wang, X. Li, J. Zhou, W. Liu, D. Kuria (2016). Estimating continental river basin discharges using multiple remote sensing data sets. Remote Sensing of Environment, 179, 36-53. (SCI, IF = 6.457)
  22. Liu, W., L. Wang*, J. Zhou, Y. Li, F. Sun, G. Fu, X. Li, Y. Sang (2016). A worldwide evaluation of basin-scale evapotranspiration estimates against the water balance method. Journal of Hydrology, 538, 82-95, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.04.006. (SCI, IF = 3.727)
  23. Guo, X.*, L. Wang, L. Tian (2016). Spatio-temporal variability of vertical gradients of major meteorological observations around the Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 36, 1901-1916. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  24. Zhou, J.*, L. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. Guo, D. He (2016). Spatiotemporal variations of actual evapotranspiration over the Lake Selin Co and surrounding small lakes (Tibetan Plateau) during 2003–2012. Science China-Earth Sciences, 59(12), 2441-2453. (SCI, IF = 2.058)
  25. Dong, W., Y. Lin*, J. Wright, Y. Ming, Y. Xie, B. Wang, Y. Luo, W. Huang, J. Huang, L. Wang, L. Tian, Y. Peng, F. Xu (2016). Summer rainfall over the southwestern Tibetan Plateau controlled by deep convection over the India. Nature Communications, 7, 10925. (SCI, IF = 12.353)
  26. Bao, H.*, T. Koike, K. Yang, L. Wang, M. Shrestha, P. Lawford (2016). Development of an enthalpy-based frozen soil model and its validation in a cold region in China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 5259–5280. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  27. W. Liu*, L. Wang, D. Chen, K. Tu, C. Ruan, Z. Hu (2016). Large-scale circulation classification and its links to observed precipitation in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau. Climate Dynamics, 46, 3481–3497. (SCI, IF = 3.774)
  28. W. Liu*, A. Zhang, L. Wang, G. Fu, D. Chen, C. Liu, and T. Cai (2015). Projecting the future climate impacts on streamflow in Tangwang River basin (China) using a rainfall generator and two hydrological models. Climate Research, 62, 79-97. (SCI; IF = 1.859)
  29. Shrestha, M., T. Koike, Y. Hirabayashi, Y. Xue, L. Wang, G. Rasul, and B. Ahmad (2015), Integrated simulation of snow and glacier melt in water and energy balance-based, distributed hydrological modeling framework at Hunza River Basin of Pakistan Karakoram region, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 120, 4889–4919. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  30. Z. Hu*, L. Wang, Z. Wang, Y. Hong, and H. Zheng (2015). Quantitative assessment of climate and human impacts on surface water resources in a typical semi-arid watershed in the middle reaches of the Yellow River from 1985 to 2006. International Journal of Climatology, 35, 97–113. (SCI, IF = 3.1)
  31. Zhou, J., L. Wang*, Y. Zhang, Y. Guo, X. Li, and W. Liu (2015). Exploring the water storage changes in the largest lake (Selin Co) over the Tibetan Plateau during 2003-2012 from a basin-wide hydrological modeling. Water Resources Research, 51, 8060–8086. (SCI, IF = 4.36)
  32. Yang, H., S. Piao, Z. Zeng, P. Ciais, Y. Yin, P. Friedlingstein, S. Sitch, A. Ahlstrom, M. Guimberteau, C. Huntingford, S. Levis, P.E. Levy, M. Huang, Y. Li, X. Li, M.R. Lomas, P. Peylin, B. Poulter, N. Viovy, S. Zaehle, N. Zeng, F. Zhao, Lei Wang (2015). Multicriteria evaluation of discharge simulation in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 120, 7488–7505. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  33. Wang, L.*, T. Koike, M. Ikeda, C.T. Nyunt, D.N. Tinh, O. Saavedra, T.V. Sap, L.C. Nguyen, K. Tamagawa, T. Ohta (2014). Optimizing multidam releases in large river basins by combining distributed hydrological inflow predictions with rolling-horizon decision making. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(10), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000452. (SCI, IF = 3.197)
  34. Li, X.*, L. Wang, D.-L. Chen, K. Yang, A. Wang (2014). Seasonal evapotranspiration changes (1983-2006) of four large basins on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119,13079–13095. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  35. Shrestha, M.*, L. Wang, T. Koike, H. Tsutsui, Y. Xue, and Y. Hirabayashi (2014). Correcting basin-scale snowfall in a mountainous basin using a distributed snowmelt model and remote sensing data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 18, 747–761. (SCI, IF = 4.256)
  36. Ding, B., K. Yang, J. Qin, L. Wang, Y. Chen, X. He (2014). The dependence of precipitation types on surface elevation and meteorological conditions and its parameterization. Journal of Hydrology, 513, 154-163. (SCI, IF = 3.726)
  37. Yang, K.*, H. Wu, Y. Chen, J. Qin, L. Wang (2014), Toward a satellite-based observation of atmospheric heat source over land, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119, 3124–3133. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  38. Xue, B., L. Wang*, K. Yang, L. Tian, J. Qin, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Y. Ma, T. Koike, Z. Hu, X. Li (2013b), Modeling the land surface water and energy cycles of a mesoscale watershed in the central Tibetan Plateau during summer with a distributed hydrological model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 8857–8868. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  39. Xue, B., L. Wang*, X. Li, K. Yang, D. Chen, L. Sun (2013a). Evaluation of evapotranspiration estimates for two river basins in Tibetan Plateau by a water balance method. Journal of Hydrology, 492, 290-297. (SCI, IF = 3.726)
  40. Li, X., L. Wang*, D. Chen, K. Yang, B. Xue, L. Sun (2013). Near-surface air temperature lapse rates in the mainland China during 1962-2011. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 7505–7515. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  41. Zhang, Y.*, G. Cheng, X. Li, X. Han, L. Wang, H. Li, X. Chang, G.N. Flerchinger (2013). Coupling of a simultaneous heat and water model with a distributed hydrological model and evaluation of the combined model in a cold region watershed. Hydrological Processes, 27, 3762-3776. (SCI, IF = 3.181)
  42. Wang, L.*, T. Koike, M. Wang, J. Liu, J. Sun, H. Lu, H. Tsusui, K. Tamagawa, X. Xu (2012). Use of integrated observations to improve 0-36h flood forecasting: development and application of a coupled atmosphere-hydrology system in the Nanpan River Basin, China. Journal of Meteorological Society of Japan, 90C, 131-144. (SCI, IF = 5.023)
  43. Wang, F.*, L. Wang, H. Zhou, O. Saavedra, T. Koike, W. Li (2012). Ensemble hydrological prediction based real-time optimization of multi-objective reservoir during flood season in a semiarid basin with global numerical weather predictions. Water Resources Research, 48, W07520. (SCI, IF = 4.36)
  44. Shrestha, M.*, L. Wang, T. Koike, Y. Xue, and Y. Hirabayashi (2012). Modeling the spatial distribution of snow cover in the Dudhkoshi region of the Nepal Himalayas. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 204-222. (SCI, IF = 3.79)
  45. Wang, F.*, L. Wang, T. Koike, H. Zhou, K. Yang, A. Wang, W. Li (2011). Evaluation and application of a fine-resolution global dataset in a semiarid mesoscale river basin with a distributed biosphere hydrological model. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 116, D21108. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  46. Jaranilla-Sanchez, P.A.*, L. Wang, T. Koike (2011). Modeling the hydrologic responses of the Pampangga River Basin in the Philippines: A quantitative approach for identifying droughts. Water Resources Research, 47, W03514. (SCI, IF = 4.36)
  47. Shrestha, M.*, L. Wang, T. Koike, Y. Xue, Y. Hirabayashi (2010). Improving the snow physics of WEB-DHM and its point evaluation at the SnowMIP sites. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 2577-2594. (SCI, IF = 4.256)
  48. Saavedra, O.*,T. Koike, K. Yang, T. GRAF, X. Li, L. Wang, X. Han (2010). Decision support for dam release during floods using a distributed biosphere hydrological model driven by quantitative precipitation forecasts. Water Resources Research, 46, W10544. (SCI, IF = 4.36)
  49. Wang, L.*, C.T. Nyunt, T. Koike, O. Saavedra, L.C. Nguyen, T.V. Sap (2010c). Development of an integrated modeling system for improved multi-objective reservoir operation. Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China, 4(1), 47-55.
  50. Wang, L.*, Z. Wang, T. Koike, H. Yin, D. Yang, S. He (2010b). The assessment of surface water resources for the semi-arid Yongding River Basin from 1956 to 2000 and the impact of land use change. Hydrological Processes, 24, 1123-1132. (SCI, IF = 3.181)
  51. Wang, L.*, T. Koike, K. Yang, R. Jin, H. Li (2010a). Frozen soil parameterization in a distributed biosphere hydrological model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 557-571. (SCI, IF = 4.256)
  52. Wang, L.*, T. Koike, D. Yang, K. Yang (2009c). Improving the hydrology of the Simple Biosphere Model 2 and its evaluation within the framework of a distributed hydrological model. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54(6), 989-1006. (SCI, IF = 2.061)
  53. Wang, L.*, T. Koike, K. Yang, P. Yeh (2009b). Assessment of a distributed biosphere hydrological model against streamflows and MODIS land surface temperature in the upper Tone River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 377, 21-34. (SCI, IF = 3.727)
  54. Wang, L.*, T. Koike, K. Yang, T. Jackson, R. Bindlish, D. Yang (2009a). Development of a distributed biosphere hydrological model and its evaluation with the Southern Great Plains Experiments (SGP97 and SGP99). Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114, D08107. (SCI, IF = 3.38)
  55. Wang, L.*, T. Koike (2009). Comparison of a distributed biosphere hydrological model with GBHM. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-JSCE, 53, 103-108.

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