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Former grad student at Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO
Postdoctoral Research Associate
DU Nicholas School - Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2016
PhD dissertation research: integrated modeling of multi-scale hydrodynamics and sediment transport, landscape evolution (Rudy Slingerland and Chris Duffy, advisers). Currently a postdoc in Wenhong Li's lab in the Nicholas School of the environment at Duke, focusing on hydroclimatology modeling.
Virtual experiments guide calibration strategies for a real-world watershed application of coupled surface-subsurface modeling . Yu, Xuan; Christopher Duffy; Yu Zhang; Gopal Bhatt; Yuning Shi (2016): Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21 (11):
Fully-Coupled Hydrologic Processes for Modeling Landscape Evolution. Zhang, Y., R. Slingerland, and C. Duffy (2016): Environmental Modelling & Software, 82:89-107
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
FULLY-COUPLED HYDROLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSES FOR MODELING LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION . Zhang, Y. (2016): Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, p. 196
Geomorphic equilibrium and the spatial variation of the geomorphic diffusivity at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Zhang, Y., Slingerland, R.L., Duffy, C., Gu, X., Lin, H., and West, N. (2016): 2016 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 Dec.
Water-regolith-energy Interaction in Landscape Evolution and Its Influence on Forming Asymmetric Landscape: An Example from the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory of Central Pennsylvania. Zhang, Yu, Rudy L Slingerland, Yuning Shi, Christopher Duffy and Nicole West (2015): EP33D-06 Landscape Evolution from a Critical Zone Science Perspective II, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
A New Hydrologic-Morphodynamic Model for Regolith Formation and Landscape Evolution. Zhang, Y., Slingerland, R.L., Duffy, C. (2013): Abstract EP33A-0858 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.
04 Aug 2016 - A cohort of twenty international graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career faculty spent five days at Penn State for an intense,...
26 May 2016 - The Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model (PIHM) developer workshop aimed to help developers understand the PIHM code and learn how to contribute...
16 May 2016 - Jorden Hayes (Southern Sierra CZO) was an invited speaker and visitor to the Shale Hills CZO All-Hands meeting in May 2016
13 May 2015 - The annual SSHCZO All Hands meeting featured Dr. Dorothy Merritts, Harry W. and Mary B. Huffnagle Professor of Geosciences and Chair of the...
Fully coupled hydrological and morphological processes for modeling landscape evolution
231A Sackett Building.
PhD Candidate Yu Zhang will present "A Next Generation Landscape Evolution Model with Applications to the Shale Hills CZO."
105 Forest Resources Building.
A Recap of the CZO LiDAR Workshop held in Berkeley, CA December 2011
301 Steidle Building.