Paper publications
  1. 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 Sensing, 7: 6358-6379.
  2. Qin, J., L. Zhao, Y.Y. Chen, K. Yang, Y.P. Yang, Z.Q. Chen, and H. Lu, 2015. Inter-comparison of spatial upscaling methods for evaluation of satellite-based soil moisture, Journal of Hydrology, 523: 170-178. 
  3. Han, M.L., K. Yang, J. Qin, R. Jin, Y.M. Ma, J. Wen, Y.Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Lazhu, and W.J. Tang, 2015. An algorithm based on the standard deviation of passive microwave brightness temperature for monitoring soil surface freeze/thaw state on the Tibetan Plateau, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 53(5): 2775-2783. 
  4. Zhao, L.K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Y. Chen, W. J. Tang, H. Lu, and Z. L. Yang, 2014. The scale-dependence of SMOS soil moisture accuracy and its improvement through land data assimilation in the central Tibetan Plateau. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152: 345-355, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.005.
  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. 
  6. Xue, B. L., L. Wang, K. Yang, L. D. Tian, J. Qin, Y. Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Y. M. Ma, T. Koike, Z. Y. Hu, and X. P. 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, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 118: 8857-8868, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50696.
  7. Qin, J., K. Yang, N. Lv, Y. Y. Chen, L. Zhao, M. L. Han., 2013. Spatial upscaling of in-situ soil moisture measurements based on MODIS-derived apparent thermal inertia. Remote Sens. Environ, 138:1-9. 
  8. Yang., K., J. Qin, L. Zhao, Y. Y. Chen, W. J. Tang, M. L. Han, Lazhu., Z. Q. Chen, N. Lv, B. H. Ding, H. Wu, and C. G. Lin,. 2013. A Multi-Scale Soil Moisture and Freeze-Thaw Monitoring Network on the Third Pole for Multi-sphere Interaction Studies, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 94(12): 1907–1916, DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00203.1.
  9. 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, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 118: 4466-4475, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50301.
  10. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Y. Chen, W. J. Tang, C. Montzka, H. Wu, C. G. Lin, M. L. Han, 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.
  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, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 51: 399-410.
  12. Chen, Y. Y., K. Yang, W. J. 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 Earth Sci, 55: 1001–1011, DOI: 10.1007/s11430-012-4433-0.
  13. Yang, W., X. F., Guo, T-D, Yao, K. Yang, L. Zhao, S. Li, M. L. Zhu, 2011. Summertime surface energy budget and ablation modeling in the ablation zone of a maritime Tibetan glacier, JGR-Atmosphere, 116, D14116, doi:10.1029/2010JD015183.
  14. Guo, X. F., K. Yang, L. Zhao, W. Yang, S. H. Li, M. L. Zhu, T. D. Yao, Y. Y. Chen, 2011. Critical Evaluations of Scalar Roughness Length Parameterizations over a Melting Valley Glacier, Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 139: 307–332.
Conference presentations
  1. Zhao, L., Z. L. Yang, and T. Hoar, CLM4-DART based global soil moisture estimation by assimilating AMSR-E microwave signals, CAHMDA-VI, September 2014, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. (Poster)
  2. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, and Z.L. Yang, The scale-dependence of SMOS soil moisture accuracy and its improvement through land data assimilation in the central Tibetan Plateau, CAHMDA-VI, September 2014, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. (Poster)
  3. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, and Y. Chen, Optimal Exploitation of AMSR-E Signals for Improving Soil Moisture Estimation Through Land Data Assimilation, CAHMDA-V, July 2012, ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands. (Poster)
  4. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Y. Chen, and C. Montzka,  Spatiotemporal analysis of soil moisture at a Tibetan Plateau soil moisture/temperature monitoring network, HS6.2 Remote sensing of soil moisture, EGU General Assembly, April 2012, Vienna, Austria. (Oral)