Talent details

Name:Yang Gao
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Associate Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201506/t20150619_4377381.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. in Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences (WuHan), China, 2009
B. S. in Resource Environments and Urban Planning & Management, China University of Geosciences (WuHan), China, 2003
B. S. in Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, B.E. , China, 2003
Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China, 20011.11. - Present.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China, 2009.7.-2011.10.

Research Interest

To extract and analyze the unique geographic elements of the cryosphere on the Third Pole;
To establish the geographic information system to simulate and investigate the relationship between geographic elements;
To identify the uncertainty in existing snow data, snow mass distribution and changing patterns, long-term snow trends and their control factors.
Research Field:
Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System in Cryosphere

Selected Publications

1. Tobias Bolch*, Joseph M. Shea, Shiyin Liu, Farooq M. Azam, Yang Gao, Stephan Gruber, Walter W. Immerzeel, Anil Kulkarni, Huilin Li, Adnan A. Tahir, Guoqing Zhang, Yinsheng Zhang, 2019. Chap 7, Status and Change of the Cryosphere in the Extended Hindu Kush Himalaya Region. In book: The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People. 209-255, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_7.
2. Yang Gao*, Weicai Wang, Tandong Yao, Ning Lu, Anxin Lu, 2018. Hydrological network and classification of lakes on the Third Pole. Journal of Hydrology. 560,582-594.
3. Weicai Wang, Yang Gao *, Pablo Iribarren Anacona, Yanbin Lei, Yang Xiang, Guoqing Zhang, Shenghai Li, Anxin Lu, 2018. Integrated hazard assessment of Cirenmaco glacial lake in Zhangzangbo valley, Central Himalayas. Geomorphology. 306, 292-305.
4. Yang Xiang*, Tandong Yao, Yang Gao, Guoqing Zhang, Weicai Wang, Lide Tian, 2018. Retreat rates of debris-covered and debris-free glaciers in the Koshi River Basin, central Himalayas, from 1975 to 2010. Environmental Earth Sciences.77 (285) , doi.org/10.1007/ s12665-018-7457-8.
5. Tian Lide*, Tandong Yao, Yang Gao, Lonnie Thompson, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Sher Muhammad, Jibiao Zong, Cheng Wang, Shenqiang Jin, Zhiguo Li, 2017. Two glaciers collapse in western Tibet. Journal of Glaciology. 63, 194-197.
6. Guoqing Zhang*, Guoxiong Zheng, Yang Gao, Yang Xiang, Yanbin Lei, Junli Li, 2017. Automated Water Classification in the Tibetan Plateau Using Chinese GF-1 WFV Data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 83, 33-43.
7. Weicai Wang*, Yang Xiang, Yang Gao, Anxin Lu, Tandong Yao, 2015. Rapid expansion of glacial lakes caused by climate and glacier retreat in the Central Himalayas. Hydrological processes. 29, 859-874.
8. Ning Lu*, Jun Qin, Yang Gao, Kun Yang, Kevin E. Trenberth, Maria Gehnec, Yunqiang Zhu, 2015. Trends and variability in atmospheric precipitable water over the Tibetan Plateau for 2000-2010. International Journal of Climatology. 35, 1394-1404.
9. Dambaru Ballab Kattel *, Tandong Yao, Wei Yang, Yang Gao, Lide Tian, 2015. Comparison of temperature lapse rates from the northern to the southern slopes of the Himalayas. International Journal of Climatology. 35, 4431- 4443.
10. Yang Xiang, Yang Gao*, Tandong Yao, 2014. Glacier change in the Poiqu River basin inferred from Landsat data from 1975 to 2010. Quaternary International. 349,392-401.
11. Dambaru Ballab Kattel *, Tandong Yao, Kun Yang, Lide Tian, Yang Gao, D. Joswiak, 2013. Temperature lapse rate in complex mountain terrain on the southern slope of the central Himalayas. Theor Appl Climatol. 113, 671–682.
12. Tandong Yao*, Lonnie Thompson, Wei Yang, Wusheng Yu, Yang Gao, et al., 2012. Different glacier status with atmospheric circulations in Tibetan Plateau and surroundings. Nature climate change. 9, 663-667.
13. Yang Gao*, Hongjie Xie, Tandong Yao, 2011. Developing snow cover parameters maps from MODIS, AMSR-E and blended snow products. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 77, 351-361.
14. Yang Gao, Ning Lu*, Tandong Yao, 2011. Evaluation of a cloud-gap-filled MODIS daily snow cover product over the Pacific Northwest USA. Journal of Hydrology. 404,157-165.
15. Weicai Wang, Tandong Yao*, Yang Gao, Xiaoxin Yang, Dambaru Ballab Kattel., 2011. A First-order Method to Identify Potentially Dangerous Glacial Lakes in a Region of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Mountain Research and Development. 31, 122-130.
16. Ning Lu*, Jun Qin, Kun Yang, Yang Gao, Xiangde Xu, Toshio Koike, 2011. On the use of GPS measurements for Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer precipitable water vapor evaluation over southern Tibet. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116, doi:10.1029/2011JD016160.
17. Yang Gao, Hongjie Xie*, Tandong Yao, Congsheng Xue, 2010. Integrated assessment of multi-temporal and multi-sensor combinations for reducing cloud obscuration of MODIS snow cover products for the Pacific Northwestern USA. Remote sensing of environment. 114, 1662-1675.
18. Yang Gao, Hongjie Xie*, Ning Lu, Tandong Yao Xie, Tiangang Liang, 2010. Toward advanced daily cloud-free snow cover and snow water equivalent products from Terra-Aqua MODIS and Aqua AMSR-E measurements. Journal of Hydrology. 385, 23-35.