Talent details

Name:Guoqing Zhang
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201408/t20140820_4188422.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D., China University of Geosciences (Beijing) jointed with University of Texas at San Antonio, 2011
B. S., East China University of Technology, 2002
Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, 2020.09-
Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, 2014.06-2020.08
Visiting Scholar, University of Zurich, 2017.12-2018.12
Assistant Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, 2013.08-2014.05
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, 2011.06-2013.07

Research Interest

Dr. Zhang's primary research interest has been focused on lake changes including area, level and volume over the Tibetan Plateau using passive multi-spectral/optical remote sensing data including Landsat/Sentinel-2, and active remote sensing data including laser altimeters, ICESat/ICESat-2, and spaceborne gravimetry data from the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment, GRACE; and GRACE-Followon twin-satellite missions. His research leads to answer some critical scienctific questions related to how lakes have been changing, what are the contributing factors to such changes, and what are the future of these lakes and water resousces in the Tibetan Plateau, under the warming climate. In addition, he has been mapping glacial lakes and conducting hazard assessment by glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) over the Himalayas and beyond, especially combining with fields survey such as lake bathmetry measurements and remote sensing.

Selected Publications

1. Zhang, G., T. Yao, H. Xie, K. Yang, L. Zhu, C. K. Shum, T. Bolch, S. Yi, S. Allen, L. Jiang, W. Chen, and C. Ke (2020), Response of Tibetan Plateau lakes to climate change: Trends, patterns, and mechanisms, Earth-Sci Rev, 208, 103269, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103269  

2. Zhang, G., W. Chen, G. Li, W. Yang, S. Yi, and W. Luo (2020), Lake water and glacier mass gains in the northwestern Tibetan Plateau observed from multi-sensor remote sensing data: Implication of an enhanced hydrological cycle, Remote Sens Environ, 237, 111554, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111554  

3. Zhang, G., T. Yao, W. Chen, G. Zheng, C. K. Shum, K. Yang, S. Piao, Y. Sheng, S. Yi, J. Li, C. M. O'Reilly, S. Qi, S. S. P. Shen, H. Zhang, and Y. Jia (2019), Regional differences of lake evolution across China during 1960s2015 and its natural and anthropogenic causes, Remote Sens Environ, 221, 386-404, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.11.038  

4. Zhang, G., T. Yao, C. K. Shum, S. Yi, K. Yang, H. Xie, W. Feng, T. Bolch, L. Wang, A. Behrangi, H. Zhang, W. Wang, Y. Xiang, and J. Yu (2017), Lake volume and groundwater storage variations in Tibetan Plateau's endorheic basin, Geophys Res Lett, 44(11), 5550-5560, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073773  

5. Zhang, G., T. Yao, S. Piao, T. Bolch, H. Xie, D. Chen, Y. Gao, C. M. O'Reilly, C. K. Shum, K. Yang, S. Yi, Y. Lei, W. Wang, Y. He, K. Shang, X. Yang, and H. Zhang (2017), Extensive and drastically different alpine lake changes on Asias high plateaus during the past four decades, Geophys Res Lett, 44(1), 252-260, doi: 10.1002/2016GL072033  

6. Zhang, G., T. Yao, H. Xie, W. Wang, and W. Yang (2015), An inventory of glacial lakes in the Third Pole region and their changes in response to global warming, Global Planet Change, 131, 148-157, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.05.013  

7. Zhang, G., T. Yao, H. Xie, J. Qin, Q. Ye, Y. Dai, and R. Guo (2014), Estimating surface temperature changes of lakes in the Tibetan Plateau using MODIS LST data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(14), 8552-8567, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021615  

8. Zhang, G., T. Yao, H. Xie, K. Zhang, and F. Zhu (2014), Lakes' state and abundance across the Tibetan Plateau, Chinese Sci Bull, 59(24), 3010-3021, doi: 10.1007/s11434-014-0258-x  

9. Zhang, G., T. Yao, H. Xie, S. Kang, and Y. Lei (2013), Increased mass over the Tibetan Plateau: From lakes or glaciers, Geophys Res Lett, 40(10), 2125-2130, doi: 10.1002/grl.50462  

10. Zhang, G., H. Xie, S. Kang, D. Yi, and S. Ackley (2011), Monitoring lake level changes on the Tibetan Plateau using ICESat altimetry data (2003-2009), Remote Sens Environ, 115(7), 1733-1742, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.03.005