Talent details

Name:Weicai Wang
Title & Affiliation:Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201612/t20161205_4716027.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China

Education and Appointments


Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China, 2013

M. S. in Environmental Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China, 2008

B. S. in Environmental Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China, 2005


2016.06-present Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China

2013.06-2016.05 Assisstant Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China

Research Interest

Research Interests: Glacial lake mapping, Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) risk assessment, Glacial lake monitoring and early warning system 

Research Fields: Glacial lake mapping, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) risk assessment, glacial lake monitoring and early warning system 

Selected Publications

Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)
Part 1: 5 representative publications 
1. Gao, J.*, Yao, T.D., Masson-Delmotte, V., Steen-Larsen, H.C. and Wang, W.C., 2019. Collapsing glaciers threaten Asia's water supplies. Nature, 565(7737): 19-21.
2. Yao, T.D., Xue, Y.K.*, Chen, D.L., Chen, F.H., Thompson, L., Cui, P., Koike, T., Lau, W.K.M., Lettenmaier, D., Mosbrugger, V., Zhang, R.H., Xu, B.Q., Dozier, J., Gillespie, T., Gu, Y., Kang, S.C., Piao, S.L., Sugimoto, S., Ueno, K., Wang, L., Wang, W.C., Zhang, F., Sheng, Y.W., Guo, W.D., Ailikun, Yang, X.X., Ma, Y.M., Shen, S.S.P., Su, Z.B., Chen, F., Liang, S.L., Liu, Y.M., Singh, V.P., Yang, K., Yang, D.Q., Zhao, X.Q., Qian, Y., Zhang, Y. and Li, Q., 2019. Recent Third Pole's Rapid Warming Accompanies Cryospheric Melt and Water Cycle Intensification and Interactions between Monsoon and Environment: Multidisciplinary Approach with Observations, Modeling, and Analysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(3): 423-444.
3. Allen, S.K.*, Zhang, G.Q., Wang, W.C., Yao, T.D. and Bolch, T., 2019. Potentially dangerous glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau revealed using a large-scale automated assessment approach. Science Bulletin, 64(7): 435-445. 
4. Wang, W.*, Gao, Y., Anacona, P.I., Lei, Y., Xiang, Y., Zhang, G., Li, S. and Lu, A., 2018. Integrated hazard assessment of Cirenmaco glacial lake in Zhangzangbo valley, Central Himalayas. Geomorphology, 306: 292-305. 
5. Gao, Y.*, Wang, W., Yao, T., Lu, N. and Lu, A., 2018. Hydrological network and classification of lakes on the Third Pole. Journal of Hydrology, 560: 582-594.
Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1)
1. Tandong Yao*, Lonnie Thompson, Deliang Chen, Yinsheng Zhang, Ninglian Wang, Lin Zhao, Tao Che, Baiqing Xu, Guangjian Wu, Fan Zhang, Qiuhong Tang, Walter Immerzeel, Tobias Bolch, Francesca Pellicciotti, Xin Li, Wei Yang, Jing Gao and Weicai Wang, 2020. Third Pole climate warming and cryosphere system changes. WMO Bulletin, 69(1): 38-44.
2. Zhang, G.Q.*, Bolch, T., Allen, S., Linsbauer, A., Chen, W.F. and Wang, W.C., 2019. Glacial lake evolution and glacier-lake interactions in the Poiqu River basin, central Himalaya, 1964-2017. Journal of Glaciology, 65(251): 347-365.
3. Xiang, Y.*, Yao, T., Gao, Y., Zhang, G., Wang, W. and Tian, L., 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(7).
4. Lei, Y.*, Yao, T., Yang, K., Bird, B.W., Tian, L., Zhang, X., Wang, W., Xiang, Y., Dai, Y., Lazhua, Zhou, J. and Wang, L., 2018. An integrated investigation of lake storage and water level changes in the Paiku Co basin, central Himalayas. Journal of Hydrology, 562: 599-608.
5. Zhang, G.*, Yao, T., Shum, C.K., Yi, S., Yang, K., Xie, H., Feng, W., Bolch, T., Wang, L., Behrangi, A., Zhang, H., Wang, W., Xiang, Y. and Yu, J., 2017. Lake volume and groundwater storage variations in Tibetan Plateau's endorheic basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(11): 5550-5560.
6. Zhang, G.*, Yao, T., Piao, S., Bolch, T., Xie, H., Chen, D., Gao, Y., O'Reilly, C.M., Shum, C.K., Yang, K., Yi, S., Lei, Y., Wang, W., He, Y., Shang, K., Yang, X. and Zhang, H., 2017. Extensive and drastically different alpine lake changes on Asia's high plateaus during the past four decades. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(1): 252-260.
7. Yu, W.*, Yao, T., Tian, L., Ma, Y., Wen, R., Devkota, L.P., Wang, W., Qu, D. and Chhetri, T.B., 2016. Short-term variability in the dates of the Indian monsoon onset and retreat on the southern and northern slopes of the central Himalayas as determined by precipitation stable isotopes. Climate Dynamics, 47(1-2): 159-172. 
8. Li, Z., Tian, L., Wu, H., Wang, W., Zhang, S., Zhang, J. and Li, X., 2016. Changes in glacier extent and surface elevations in the Depuchangdake region of northwestern Tibet, China. Quaternary Research, 85(1): 25-33.
9. Tandong Yao, Wusheng Yu, Guangjian Wu, Baiqing Xu, Wei Yang, Huabiao Zhao, Weicai Wang, Shenghai Li, Ninglian Wang, Zhongqin Li, Shiyin Liu, Chao You, 2019. Glacier anomalies and relevant disaster risks on the Tibetan Plateau and surroundings. Chinese Science Bulletin, 64(27): 2770-2782. (in Chinese with English abstract)
10. Guangjian Wu, Tandong Yao, Weicai Wang, Huabiao Zhao, Wei Yang, Guoqing Zhang, Shenghai Li, Wusheng Yu, Yanbin Lei, Wentao Hu, 2019. Glacial Hazards on Tibetan Plateau and Surrounding Alpines. Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 34(11): 1285-1292
11. Ninglian Wang, Tandong Yao, Baiqing Xu, An'an Chen, Weicai Wang, 2019. Spatiotemporal Pattern, Trend, and Influence of Glacier Change in Tibetan Plateau and Surroundings under Global Warming. Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 34(11): 1220-1232
12. Tandong Yao, Guangjian Wu, Baiqing Xu, Weicai Wang, Jing Gao, Baosheng An, 2019. Asian Water Tower Change and Its Impacts. Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 34(11): 1203-1209
13. Tandong Yao, Fahu Chen, Peng Cui, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu, Liping Zhu, Fan Zhang, Weicai Wang, Likun Ai, Xiaoxin Yang, 2017. From Tibetan Plateau to Third Pole and Pan-Third Pole. Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 32(9): 924-931