Paper publications
  1. Yang, K., Z. La, Y.Y. Chen, L. Zhao, J. Qin, H. Lu, W.J. Tang, M.L. Han, B.H. Ding, and N. Fang, 2016. Land surface model calibration through microwave data assimilation for improving soil moisture simulations, Journal of Hydrology, 533: 266-276. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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, Soil moisture microwave land data assimilation using CLM and DART, CIESS Climate Forum, October 12, 2015, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. (Oral) 
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)