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ZHANG Tangtang

Curriculum Vitae

Degree: PhD


R&D Scopes: Satellite microwave remote sensing and land surface process in arid and semi-arid region

Address: 320 Donggang West Road, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

E-mail: ttzhang

Research works

Aug 2017-Aug 2018: Visting Scholarship at UCLA, Department of Civil and Environment Engineering

Jan 2012-present : Associate professor, Department of Plateau Atmospheric Physics research

Dec 2008-Dec 2011: Research assistant, Department of Plateau Atmospheric Physics research

Sep 2005-Nov 2008: PhD, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep 2002--July 2005: M.Sc, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep 1998--July 2002: B. Sc, Shan Xi Normal University

Jan 2007--Apr 2007: Internship student, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands

Research Project

2017.1-2020.12NSFC, Observation of soil thermal conductivity and soil hydraulic conductivity and the improvement of parameterization scheme in land surface model, PI.

2010.1-2012.12NSFC,Research on Estimates of Land Surface Top-layer Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration with Microwave Remote Sensing over Chinese Loess Plateau”, PI.


1. Van der Velde, R., Jun Wen, Tangtang Zhang, Rientjes, T.H.M., Joseph, A.T. and Su, Z. Drought monitoring and drought prediction in China using remote sensing, land surface models LSM and data assimilation: preliminary results of the Loess Plateau Field Experiment in 2005 LOPEX05. In: Proceedings of the 2005 dragon symposium: Dragon programme mid-term results, 27 June - 1 July 2005 Santorini, Greece / ed. by H. Lacoste, H. Noordwijk : ESA, 2006. ISBN 92-9092-922-7 (ESA SP; 611) pp. 201-209.

2. ZHANG Tangtang, Wen Jun, Rogier van der Velde, Wei Zhigang, Liu Rong, Liu Yuanyong, Li Zhenchao. 2008, Soil moisture retrieval method based on the ENVISAT/ASAR data. Journal of Plateau meteorology, 27(2):279-285. (In Chinese with English abstract)

3. Tangtang Zhang, Jun Wen, Rogier van der Velde, Zhenchao Li, Yuanyong Liu, Rong Liu. 2008, Estimation of the total atmospheric water vapor content and land surface temperature based on AATSR thermal data. Sensors. 8, 1832-1845.

4. ZHANG Tangtang, Wen Jun, Rogier van der Velde et al. 2009, Land surface temperature retrieval using ENVISAT/AATSR data over east Gansu of Loess Plateau. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 52(4), 911-918.In Chinese with English abstract)

5. Tangtang Zhang, Jun Wen, Zhongbo Su, Rogier van der Velde, Joris Timmermans, Rong Liu, Yuanyong Liu, Zhenchao Li. 2009, Soil moisture mapping over Chinese Loess Plateau Using ENVISAT/ASAR data. Advances in Space Research. 43, 1111-1117.

6. Xianhong MENG, Shihua Lu, Tangtang ZHANG, Juxin Guo, Yan Bao, Siqiong Luo and Yuanpu Liu. 2009, Oasis effect modeling in conjunction with satellite-derived land surface parameters in Jinta Oasis in western China. Journal of Geophysical Research. 114, D06114 doi: 10.1029/2008JD010360

7. Z. Su, L Wan, Z. Yang, T.Zhang,et al. 2009, Diurnal pattern of the drying front in desert and its application for determining the effective infiltration. HESS, (13):703-714.

8. X.Meng, S. Lu,T. Zhang,Y. Ao,S. Li,Y. Bao, L.Wen, and S. Luo. 2012, Impacts of inhomogeneous landscapes in oasis interior on the oasis self-maintenance mechanism by integrating numerical model with Satellite data. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3729–3738.

9. Tangtang Zhang, Jun Wen, Zhigang Wei, Rogier van der Velde, Zhenchao Li, Rong Liu, Shaoning Lv, Hao Chen. 2014, Land-atmospheric water and energy cycle of winter wheat, Loess Plateau, China. International Journal of Climatology. 34: 3044-3053.

10. Tangtang Zhang, Mekonnen Gebremichael, xianhong Meng, Jun Wen, Mudassar Iqbal, Dongyu Jia, Ye Yu,and Zhenchao Li. 2018, Climate-related trends of actual evapotranspiration over the Tibetan Plateau(1961-2010). International journal of Climatology. 38(Suppl.1):48-56.

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