*: Corresponding Author; †: Equal Contribution; ‡: Authors Ordered Alphabetically; §: Students Mentored.

C: Conference Paper; R: Technical Report; P: Preprint; Media Coverage: Press Release with Links


P4. Jongen, H. J.*, Lipson, M., Teuling, A. J., Grimmond, C. S. B., Baik, J.-J.‡, Best, M.‡, Demuzere, M.‡, Fortuniak, K.‡, Huang, Y.§‡, De Kauwe, M. G.‡, Li, R.‡, McNorton, J.‡, Meili, N.‡, Oleson, K.‡, Park, S.-B.‡, Sun, T.‡, Tsiringakis, A.‡, Varentsov, M.‡, Wang, C.‡, Wang, Z.-H.‡, & Steeneveld, G.-J. (2024). The water balance representation in Urban-PLUMBER land surface models. ESS Open Archive. Full Text.

P3. Li, Y.*, Wang, C., Tang, Q., Yao, S., Sun, B., Peng, H., & Xiao, S.* (2024). Unravelling disparities in Eulerian and Lagrangian moisture tracking models in monsoon- and westerlies-dominated basins around the Tibetan Plateau. EGUsphere. Full Text.

P2. Li, H., Zhao, Y., Wang, C., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Carmeliet, J., & Bardhan, R.* (2024). Harnessing cooling from urban trees: Interconnecting background climates, urban morphology, and tree traits. EGUsphere. Full Text.

P1. Henry, S.§, & Wang, C. (2023). Compound heat wave and PM2.5 pollution episodes in U.S. cities. arXiv. Full Text.


54. Li, P., Wang, Z.-H.*, & Wang, C. (2024). The potential of urban irrigation for counteracting carbon-climate feedback. Nature Communications, 15, 2437. Full Text.

53. Yu, Z.*, Chen, J., Chen, J., Zhan, W., Wang, C., Ma, W., Yao, X., Zhou, S., Zhu, K., & Sun, R. (2024). Enhanced observations from an optimized soil-canopy-photosynthesis and energy flux model revealed evapotranspiration-shading cooling dynamics of urban vegetation during extreme heat. Remote Sensing of Environment, 305, 114098. Full Text.

52. Yang, X., Wang, Z.-H.*, Wang, C., & Lai, Y.-C. (2024). Megacities are causal pacemakers of extreme heatwaves. npj Urban Sustainability, 4, 8. Full Text.

51. Lipson, M. J.*, Grimmond, S., Best, M., Abramowitz, G., Coutts, A., Tapper, N., Baik, J.-J.‡, Beyers, M.‡, Blunn, L.‡, Boussetta, S.‡, Bou-Zeid, E.‡, De Kauwe, M. G.‡, de Munck, C.‡, Demuzere, M.‡, Fatichi, S.‡, Fortuniak, K.‡, Han, B.-S.‡, Hendry, M.‡, Kikegawa, Y.‡, Kondo, H.‡, Lee, D.-I.‡, Lee, S.-H.‡, Lemonsu, A.‡, Machado, T.‡, Manoli, G.‡, Martilli, A.‡, Masson, V.‡, McNorton, J.‡, Meili, N.‡, Meyer, D.‡, Nice, K. A.‡, Oleson, K. W.‡, Park, S.-B.‡, Roth, M.‡, Schoetter, R.‡, Simón-Moral, A.‡, Steeneveld, G.-J.‡, Sun, T.‡, Takane, Y.‡, Thatcher, M.‡, Tsiringakis, A.‡, Varentsov, M.‡, Wang, C.‡, Wang, Z.-H.‡, & Pitman, A. (2024). Evaluation of 30 urban land surface models in the Urban-PLUMBER project: Phase 1 results. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 150, 126–169. Full Text.

50. Cordero, R. R.*, Feron, S., Damiani, A., Carrasco, J., Karas, C., Wang, C., Kraamwinkel, C., & Beaulieu, A. (2024). Extreme fire weather in Chile driven by climate change and El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Scientific Reports, 14, 1974. Full Text.

[Media coverage: The New York Times, The Conversation]

49. Lu, M.*, Zhou, C., Wang, C., Jackson, R. B., & Kempes, C. P.* (2024). Worldwide scaling of waste generation in urban systems. Nature Cities, 1, 126–135. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Santa Fe Institute, Phys.org, Techzle, Waste Management Review, Inside Waste, Envirotec, The Conversation]

48. Dong, Y., Liu, J., Cheng, X., Fan, F., Lin, W., Zhou, C., Wang, S.*, Xiao, S.*, Wang, C.*, Li, Y., & Li, C. (2023) Wastewater-influenced estuaries are characterized by disproportionately high nitrous oxide emissions but overestimated IPCC emission factor. Communications Earth & Environment, 4, 395. Full Text.

47. Wang, C.*, Song, J., Shi, D., Reyna, J., Horsey, H., Feron, S. C., Zhou, Y., Ouyang, Z., Li, Y., & Jackson, R. B. (2023). Impacts of climate change, population growth, and power sector decarbonization on urban building energy use. Nature Communications, 14, 6434. Full Text.

[Media coverage: OU News, Stanford Sustainability News, The Hill, SciTechDaily, Mirage.News, Science Blog, Tech Xplore]

46. Feron, S., Cordero, R. R.*, Damiani, A., Oyola, P., Ansari, T., Pedemonte, J. C., Wang, C., Ouyang, Z., & Gallo, V. (2023). Compound climate-pollution extremes in Santiago de Chile. Scientific Reports, 13, 6726. Full Text.

45. Yang, X., Wang, Z.-H.*, Wang, C., & Lai, Y.-C. (2023). Finding causal gateways of precipitation over the contiguous United States. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(4), e2022GL101942. Full Text.


44. Li, Y.*, Wang, C., Huang, R., Yan, D., Peng, H.*, & Xiao, S. (2022). Spatial distribution of oceanic moisture contributions to precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(24), 6413–6426. Full Text.

43. Yang, S., Liu, J.*, Wang, C., Zhang, T., Dong, X., & Liu, Y. (2022). Vegetation dynamics influenced by climate change and human activities in the Hanjiang River Basin, central China. Ecological Indicators, 145, 109586. Full Text.

42. Huang, X., Song, J.*, Wang, C., & Chan, P. W. (2022). Realistic representation of city street-level human thermal stress via a new urban climate-human coupling system. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 169, 112919. Full Text.

41. Yang, X., Wang, Z.-H.*, Wang, C., & Lai, Y.-C. (2022). Detecting the causal influence of thermal environments among climate regions in the United States. Journal of Environmental Management, 322, 116001. Full Text.

C2. Zhu, B.*†, Lui, N.*†, Irvin, J.*†, Le, J., Tadwalkar, S., Wang, C., Ouyang, Z., Liu, F. Y., Ng., A. Y., & Jackson, R. B. (2022). METER-ML: A multi-sensor Earth observation benchmark for automated methane source mapping. In Gruca, A., Robinson, C., Yokoya, N., Zhou, J., and Ghamisi, P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Complex Data Challenges in Earth Observation (CDCEO 2022), pp. 33–43. IJCAI-ECAI 2022: the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 25th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, Austria, July 23–29, 2022. Full Text. (conference paper)

40. Ouyang, Z.*, Sciusco, P., Tong, J., Feron, S., Lei, C., Li, F., John, R., Fan, P., Li, X., Williams, C., Chen, G., Wang, C., & Chen, J.* (2022). Albedo changes caused by future urbanization contribute to global warming. Nature Communications, 13, 3800. Full Text.

[Media coverage: MSU News]

39. Wang, C.*, Miller, J., Jackson, R. B., & Carstensen L. L. (2022). Combating climate change in an era of longevity. Generations Journal, 46(2), 1–10. Full Text.

R6. The Stanford Center on Longevity (Wang, C. as one of the contributors). (2021). The New Map of Life. Report by The New Map of Life Initiative at Stanford Center on Longevity, 81 pages. Full Text.

38. Jackson, R. B.*, Ahlström, A., Hugelius, G., Wang, C., Porporato, A., Ramaswami, A., Roy, J., & Yin, J. (2022). Human well-being and per capita energy use. Ecosphere, 13(4), e3978. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Stanford News, Phys.org, Bloomberg, NPR, NPR One, Axios, InsideHook, Treehugger, Anthropocene, OilPrice.com]

37. Yang, X., Wang, Z.-H.*, & Wang, C. (2022). Critical transitions in the hydrological system: early-warning signals and network analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(7), 1845–1856. Full Text.

36. Cordero, R., Sepúlveda, E., Feron, S.*, Wang, C., Damiani, A., Fernandoy, F., Neshyba, S., Rowe, P. M., Asencio, V., Carrasco, J., Alfonso, J. A., MacDonell, S., Sechmeyer, G., Carrera, J. M., Jorquera, Llanillo, P., J., Dana, J., Khan, A. L., & Casassa, G. (2022). Black carbon in the Southern Andean snowpack. Environmental Research Letters, 17(4), 044042. Full Text.

[Media coverage: La Tercera]

35. Cordero, R., Sepúlveda, E., Feron, S.*, Damiani, A.*, Fernandoy, F., Neshyba, S., Rowe, P. M., Asencio, V., Carrasco, J., Alfonso, J. A., Llanillo, P., Wachter, P., Sechmeyer, G., Stepanova, M.*, Carrera, J. M., Jorquera, J., Wang, C., Malhotra, A., Dana, J., Khan, A. L., & Casassa, G. (2022). Black carbon footprint of human presence in Antarctica. Nature Communications, 13, 984. Full Text.

[Media coverage: CNN, NPR, The Guardian, Phys.org, The Conversation, Canada’s National Observer, New Scientist, World Economic Forum, COSMOS, The Mandarin, CNET, La Tercera]


34. Wang, C.*, Sierra Huertas, D., Rowe, J. W., Finkelstein, R., Carstensen, L. L., & Jackson, R. B. (2021). Rethinking the urban physical environment for century-long lives: from age-friendly to longevity-ready cities. Nature Aging, 1, 1088–1095. Full Text.

[Media coverage: World Economic Forum, Healthy Longevity Guide]

R5. Wang, C., & Jackson, R. B. (2021). Supporting Century-Long Lives Through Efficient Energy Use and Livable Urban Environments. Report prepared for The New Map of Life Initiative at Stanford Center on Longevity, 63 pages. Full text.

R4. The Stanford Center on Longevity (Wang, C. as one of the contributors). (2021). The New Map of Life: 100 Years to Thrive. Report by The New Map of Life Initiative at Stanford Center on Longevity, 41 pages. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Forbes, World Economic Forum, Next Avenue]

33. Liu, J., Xiao, S., Wang, C., Yang, Z.*, Liu, D. Guo, X., Liu, L., & Lorke, A. (2021). Spatial and temporal variability of dissolved methane concentrations and diffusive emissions in the Three Gorges Reservoir. Water Research, 207, 117788. Full Text.

32. Li, Y., Wang, C., & Su, F.* (2021). Evaluation of CMIP6 models over two Third Pole subregions with contrasting circulation systems. Journal of Climate, 34(22), 9133–9152. Full Text.

31. Cordero, R., Feron, S.*, Sepúlveda, E., Damiani, A., Carrera, J. M., Jorquera, J., Alfonso, J. A., Fuenzalida, R., Rivas, M., MacDonell, S., Sechmeyer, G., Wang, C., Ouyang, Z., & Lhermitte, S. (2021). Evaluation of MODIS-derived estimates of the albedo over the Atacama Desert using ground-based spectral measurements. Scientific Reports, 11, 19822. Full Text.

[Media coverage: La Tercera]

30. Li, Y., Wang, C., Peng, H., Xiao, S., & Yan, D.* (2021). Contribution of moisture sources to precipitation changes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(9), 4759–4772. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Hydro90 (Chinese)]

29. Huang, X., Song, J.*, Wang, C., Chui, T. F. M., & Chan, P. W. (2021). The synergistic effect of urban heat and moisture islands in a compact high-rise city. Building and Environment, 205, 108274. Full Text.

28. Wang, Z.-H.*, Wang, C., & Yang, X. (2021). Dynamic synchronization of extreme heat in complex climate networks in the contiguous United States. Urban Climate, 38, 100909. Full Text.

R3. Miller, J., Horwitz, I.‡, Johfre, S.‡, Jonas, A.‡, Roche, M.‡, Sierra Huertas, D.‡, Streeter, J.‡, Wang, C.‡, Deevy, M., & Carstensen L. L. (2021). Effectively Reducing Race Differences in Old Age Demands a Life Course Approach. Article prepared for AARP International in Building Equity in Longevity, Washington, DC: AARP Thought Leadership, 4 pages. Full Text.

27. Wang, C.*, Wang, Z.-H., Kaloush, K. E., & Shacat, J. (2021). Cool pavements for urban heat island mitigation: A synthetic review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 146, 111171. Full Text.

26. Wang, C.*, Wang, Z.-H., & Ryu, Y.-H. (2021). A single-layer urban canopy model with transmissive radiation exchange between trees and street canyons. Building and Environment, 191, 107593. Full text.

[Media coverage: Fudan UEEE Lab (Chinese)]

25. Wang, C.*, Wang, Z.-H., Kaloush, K. E., & Shacat, J. (2021). Perceptions of urban heat island mitigation and implementation strategies: survey and gap analysis. Sustainable Cities and Society, 66, 102687. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Fudan UEEE Lab (Chinese)]


R2. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H., & Kaloush, K. E. (2020). Critical Review and Gap Analysis of Impacts from Pavements on Urban Heat Island. Report prepared for National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) by National Center of Excellence (NCE) on SMART Innovations, 55 pages. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Urban Climate Research Center]

C1. Wang, C.* (2020). Landscape phenology and soil moisture dynamics influenced by irrigation in a desert urban environment. In Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Ghaffarianhoseini A., and Nasmith N. (Eds.), Imaginable Futures: Design Thinking, and the Scientific Method, pp. 670–679. 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) 2020. Auckland, New Zealand, November 26–27, 2020. Full Text. (conference paper)

24. Zhang, F.†, Wang, C.†, & Wang, Z.-H.* (2020). Responses of natural vegetation to climate in dryland ecosystems: A case study between Xinjiang and Arizona. Remote Sensing, 12(21), 3567. Full Text.

23. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H.*, & Li, Q. (2020). Emergence of urban clustering among U.S. cities under environmental stressors. Sustainable Cities and Society, 63, 102481. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Fudan UEEE Lab (Chinese)]

22. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H.*, & Sun, L.§ (2020). Early-warning signals for critical temperature transitions. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(14), e2020GL088503. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Phys.org, ASU News, Stanford Earth Matters Magazine, Down To Earth, earth.com, Newswise, AGU China (Chinese)]

21. Wang, C., & Wang, Z.-H.* (2020). A network-based toolkit for evaluation and intercomparison of weather prediction and climate modeling. Journal of Environmental Management, 268, 110709. Full Text.


20. Yang, J.,*†, Hu, L.,*†, & Wang, C. (2019). Population dynamics modify urban residents’ exposure to extreme temperatures across the United States. Science Advances, 5(12), eaay3452. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Phys.org, New Scientist, KJZZ 91.5 FM, Inverse]

19. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H.*, & Yang, J. (2019). Urban water capacity: Irrigation for heat mitigation. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 78, 101397. Full Text.

18. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H.*, Wang, C. Y., & Myint, S. W. (2019). Environmental cooling provided by urban trees under extreme heat and cold waves in U.S. cities. Remote Sensing of Environment, 227, 28–43. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Fudan UEEE Lab (Chinese)]


17. Wang, C., Li, Q., & Wang, Z.-H.* (2018). Quantifying the impact of urban trees on passive pollutant dispersion using a coupled large-eddy simulation–Lagrangian stochastic model. Building and Environment, 145, 33–49. Full Text.

[Media coverage: Atmósfera]

16. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H.*, & Yang, J. (2018). Cooling effect of urban trees on the built environment of contiguous United States. Earth’s Future, 6(8), 1066–1081. Full Text.

[Featured as Issue Cover]

15. Song, J.*, Wang, Z.-H., & Wang, C. (2018). The regional impact of urban heat mitigation strategies on planetary boundary-layer dynamics over a semiarid city. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(12), 6410–6422. Full Text.

14. Wang, C., Wang, Z.-H.*, Yang, J., & Li, Q. (2018). A backward-Lagrangian-stochastic footprint model for the urban environment. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 168, 59–80. Full Text.


R1. Wang, Z.-H., Kaloush, K. E., & Wang, C. (2017). Sustainability and Scaling of Urban Transportation Networks. Report No. NTC2016-SU-R-04. Report prepared for National Transportation Center at Maryland (NTC), 33 pages. Full Text.

13. Wang, C.*, Wang, C. Y., Myint, S. W., & Wang, Z.-H. (2017). Landscape determinants of spatio-temporal patterns of aerosol optical depth in the two most polluted metropolitans in the United States. Science of the Total Environment, 609, 1556–1565. Full Text.

12. Wang, C., & Wang, Z.-H.* (2017). Projecting population growth as a dynamic measure of regional urban warming. Sustainable Cities and Society, 32, 357–365. Full Text.

11. Song, J.*, Wang, Z.-H., & Wang, C. (2017). Biospheric and anthropogenic contributors to atmospheric CO2 variability in a residential neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(6), 3317–3329. Full Text.


10. Wang, Z.-H.*, Fan, C., Myint, S. W., & Wang, C. (2016). Size matters: What are the characteristic source areas for urban planning strategies? PLoS One, 11(11), e0165726. Full Text.

9. Xiao, S.*, Wang, C., Wilkinson, R. J., Liu, D., Zhang, C., Xu, W., Yang, Z., Wang, Y., & Lei, D. (2016). Theoretical model for diffusive greenhouse gas fluxes estimation across water-air interfaces measured with the static floating chamber method. Atmospheric Environment, 137, 45–52. Full Text.

8. Wang, C., Liu, J.*, Dong, X., & Yu, D. (2016). Runoff response to RCP scenarios of CMIP5 climate change projections in Qingjiang River Basin. Journal of Central China Normal University (Natural Sciences), 50(3), 449–456. Full Text (in Chinese).

7. Wang, C., Liu, J.*, Dong, X., & Yu, D. (2016). Research of runoff change in Qingjiang River Basin based on CMIP5 climate model. Water Resources and Power, 34(7), 16–20. Full Text (in Chinese).

2015 and earlier

6. Wang, C.*, & Li, X. (2015). Primary assessment of the daytime aquatic environment in summer at Three Gorges Reservoir and Yangtze River’s Yichang section. Science and Technology Innovation Herald, 12(3), 111–114. Full Text (in Chinese).

5. Xiao, S.*, Yang, H., Liu, D., Zhang, C., Lei, D., Wang, Y., Peng, F., Li, Y., Wang, C., Li, X., Wu, G., & Liu, L. (2014). Gas transfer velocities of methane and carbon dioxide in a subtropical shallow pond. Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 66, 23795. Full Text.

4. Xiao, S.*, Liu, W., Yang, H., Lei, D., Wang, Y., Peng, F., Li, Y., Wang, C., Zhang C., Li, X., Wu, G., Liu, L., & Ouyang, K. (2014). Extreme methane bubbling emissions from a subtropical shallow eutrophic pond. Austin Biometrics and Biostatistics, 1(2), id1006. Full Text.

3. Wang, C., Xiao, S.*, Li, Y., Zhong, H., Li, X., & Peng, F. (2014). Methane formation and consumption processes in Xiangxi Bay of the Three Gorges Reservoir. Scientific Reports, 4, 4449. Full Text.

2. Wang, C.* (2014). Current research of sediment incipient motion velocity. Science and Technology Innovation Herald, 11(27): 32–36. Full Text (in Chinese).

1. Wang, C.*, & Luo Z. (2012). An approach for calculating the outflow of a hydropower plant with guaranteed output under sparse data conditions. New Technology & New Products of China, 19: 70–71. Full Text (in Chinese).

Note: A full list of journal publications, conference papers, and technical articles and reports is available in Dr. Chenghao Wang‘s CV.