Zhihua Wang

Asst Professor

  • 1347 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
20052022
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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 1347 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 72 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate
2019
3 Citations (Scopus)

A scenario analysis of thermal environmental changes induced by urban growth in Colorado River Basin, USA

Wang, Z. & Upreti, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 181, p. 125-138 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

urban growth
environmental change
river basin
surface energy
urban population
4 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental cooling provided by urban trees under extreme heat and cold waves in U.S. cities

Wang, C., Wang, Z., Wang, C. & Myint, S., Jun 15 2019, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 227, p. 28-43 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cooling
Cooling
heat
Ecosystems
ecosystem service

Estimating evapotranspiration over vegetated surfaces based on wet patch patterns

Li, P. & Wang, Z., Aug 1 2019, In : Hydrology Research. 50, 4, p. 1037-1046 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

evapotranspiration
soil moisture
eddy covariance
soil water
hydrological cycle

Intercomparison of the surface energy partitioning in CMIP5 simulations

Yang, J., Wang, Z. H. & Huang, H. P., Oct 1 2019, In : Atmosphere. 10, 10, 602.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
surface energy
partitioning
anomaly
warming
thermodynamics

Urban water capacity: Irrigation for heat mitigation

Wang, C., Wang, Z. & Yang, J., Nov 1 2019, In : Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 78, 101397.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

irrigation
heat
mitigation
water
cooling

Wastewater reclamation holds a key for water sustainability in future urban development of Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Wang, Z., von Gnechten, R., Sampson, D. A. & White, D., Jul 1 2019, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 13, 3537.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wastewater reclamation
urban development
metropolitan area
Sustainable development
agglomeration area
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Backward-Lagrangian-Stochastic Footprint Model for the Urban Environment

Wang, C., Wang, Z., Yang, J. & Li, Q., Feb 21 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Boundary-Layer Meteorology. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

footprint
large eddy simulation
canyon
turbulence
canopy
7 Citations (Scopus)

Cooling Effect of Urban Trees on the Built Environment of Contiguous United States

Wang, C., Wang, Z. & Yang, J., Aug 1 2018, In : Earth's Future. 6, 8, p. 1066-1081 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cooling
pedestrian
surface energy
shading
energy balance
5 Citations (Scopus)
Urban planning
Stochastic models
pollutant
eddy
canyon
2 Citations (Scopus)

Quantifying Water and Energy Fluxes Over Different Urban Land Covers in Phoenix, Arizona

Templeton, N. P., Vivoni, E., Wang, Z. & Schreiner-McGraw, A. P., Feb 27 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 123, 4, p. 2111-2128 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phoenix (AZ)
energy flux
land cover
water use
eddy covariance
2 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid Modification of Urban Land Surface Temperature During Rainfall

Omidvar, H., Song, J., Yang, J., Arwatz, G., Wang, Z., Hultmark, M., Kaloush, K. & Bou-Zeid, E., Jul 1 2018, In : Water Resources Research. 54, 7, p. 4245-4264 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land surface
surface temperature
pavement
rainfall
runoff
7 Citations (Scopus)

The Regional Impact of Urban Heat Mitigation Strategies on Planetary Boundary Layer Dynamics Over a Semiarid City

Song, J., Wang, Z. & Wang, C., Jun 27 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 123, 12, p. 6410-6422 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

planetary boundary layer
roofs
Roofs
roof
green roofs
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

Biospheric and anthropogenic contributors to atmospheric CO2 variability in a residential neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona

Song, J., Wang, Z. & Wang, C., Mar 27 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 122, 6, p. 3317-3329 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biospherics
Phoenix (AZ)
residential areas
Fluxes
traffic
10 Citations (Scopus)
Aerosols
optical depth
aerosol
Air pollution
atmospheric pollution
3 Citations (Scopus)

Large-eddy simulation of the impact of urban trees on momentum and heat fluxes

Li, Q. & Wang, Z., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

momentum
large eddy simulation
heat flux
heat
canyons
14 Citations (Scopus)

Planning for a sustainable desert city: The potential water buffering capacity of urban green infrastructure

Yang, J. & Wang, Z., Nov 1 2017, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 167, p. 339-347 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

buffering
desert
infrastructure
population growth
irrigation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Positive or Negative? Urbanization-Induced Variations in Diurnal Skin-Surface Temperature Range Detected Using Satellite Data

Huang, F., Zhan, W., Wang, Z., Wang, K., Chen, J. M., Liu, Y., Lai, J. & Ju, W., Dec 27 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 122, 24, p. 13,229-13,244

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

skin temperature
diurnal variation
urbanization
urban areas
surface temperature
10 Citations (Scopus)

Projecting population growth as a dynamic measure of regional urban warming

Wang, C. & Wang, Z., Jul 1 2017, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 32, p. 357-365 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

population growth
urban climate
Population dynamics
warming
urban population
15 Citations (Scopus)

Radiative shading effect of urban trees on cooling the regional built environment

Upreti, R., Wang, Z. & Yang, J., Aug 1 2017, In : Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 26, p. 18-24 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shading
shade
cooling
mitigation
dry environmental conditions
6 Citations (Scopus)

The Analytical Objective Hysteresis Model (AnOHM v1.0): Methodology to determine bulk storage heat flux coefficients

Sun, T., Wang, Z., Oechel, W. C. & Grimmond, S., Jul 27 2017, In : Geoscientific Model Development. 10, 7, p. 2875-2890 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hysteresis
Heat Flux
Hysteresis
Analytical Model
heat flux
11 Citations (Scopus)
hysteresis
urban planning
surface temperature
air temperature
manmade structure
7 Citations (Scopus)

Thermodynamic characterisation of urban nocturnal cooling

Wang, Z. & Li, Q., Jan 24 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Heliyon.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat island
thermodynamics
cooling
environmental issue
energy balance
2016
4 Citations (Scopus)

A novel approach for unraveling the energy balance of water surfaces with a single depth temperature measurement

Yang, J., Wang, Z., Li, Q., Vercauteren, N., Bou-Zeid, E. & Parlange, M. B., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Limnology and Oceanography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surface energy
energy balance
surface water
water temperature
temperature
22 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the impact of enhanced hydrological processes on urban hydrometeorology with application to two cities in contrasting climates

Yang, J., Wang, Z., Georgescu, M., Chen, F. & Tewari, M., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Hydrometeorology. 17, 4, p. 1031-1047 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrometeorology
roof
climate
weather
atmospheric dynamics
63 Citations (Scopus)

Cooling and energy saving potentials of shade trees and urban lawns in a desert city

Wang, Z., Zhao, X., Yang, J. & Song, J., Jan 1 2016, In : Applied Energy. 161, p. 437-444 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy conservation
desert
Cooling
cooling
shading
13 Citations (Scopus)

Diurnal changes in urban boundary layer environment induced by urban greening

Song, J. & Wang, Z., Nov 11 2016, In : Environmental Research Letters. 11, 11, 114018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Roofs
roof
Boundary layers
boundary layer
infrastructure
28 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of pavement thermal properties on mitigating urban heat islands: A multi-scale modeling case study in Phoenix

Yang, J., Wang, Z., Kaloush, K. & Dylla, H., Nov 1 2016, In : Building and Environment. 108, p. 110-121 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat island
pavement
Pavements
heat
Thermodynamic properties
9 Citations (Scopus)

Empirical modeling and spatio-temporal patterns of urban evapotranspiration for the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona

Wang, C., Yang, J., Myint, S., Wang, Z. & Tong, B., Nov 1 2016, In : GIScience and Remote Sensing. 53, 6, p. 778-792 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

metropolitan area
evapotranspiration
modeling
trend analysis
MODIS
11 Citations (Scopus)
boundary layer
surface energy
atmosphere
partitioning
geometry
9 Citations (Scopus)

Size Matters: What are the characteristic source areas for urban planning strategies?

Wang, Z., Fan, C., Myint, S. & Wang, C., Nov 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 11, e0165726.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

City Planning
urban planning
Urban planning
Correlation methods
Temperature measurement
38 Citations (Scopus)

Spatio-temporal modeling of the urban heat island in the Phoenix metropolitan area: Land use change implications

Wang, C., Myint, S., Wang, Z. & Song, J., 2016, In : Remote Sensing. 8, 3, 185.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat island
metropolitan area
land use change
land cover
land use
5 Citations (Scopus)

Streamflow prediction in ungauged basins by regressive regionalization: A case study in Huai River Basin, China

Song, J., Xia, J., Zhang, L., Wang, Z., Wan, H. & She, D., Oct 1 2016, In : Nordic Hydrology. 47, 5, p. 1053-1068 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regionalization
streamflow
river basin
watershed
prediction
19 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal upscaling of surface urban heat island by incorporating an annual temperature cycle model: A tale of two cities

Huang, F., Zhan, W., Voogt, J., Hu, L., Wang, Z., Quan, J., Ju, W. & Guo, Z., Dec 1 2016, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 186, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

upscaling
heat island
surface temperature
land surface
urbanization
55 Citations (Scopus)

Urban heat island mitigation strategies: A state-of-the-art review on Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong

Aflaki, A., Mirnezhad, M., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Omrany, H., Wang, Z. & Akbari, H., Apr 21 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Cities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat island
Singapore
heat
Hong Kong
mitigation
2015
65 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing Hydrologic Modelling in the Coupled Weather Research and Forecasting–Urban Modelling System

Yang, J., Wang, Z., Chen, F., Miao, S., Tewari, M., Voogt, J. A. & Myint, S., 2015, In : Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 155, 1, p. 87-109 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

weather
modeling
canopy
roof
heat island
65 Citations (Scopus)
Environmental impact
Dynamic loads
Climate change
Thermal effects
Sustainable development
1 Citation (Scopus)
boundary layer
weather
modeling
24 Citations (Scopus)

Impacts of mesic and xeric urban vegetation on outdoor thermal comfort and microclimate in Phoenix, AZ

Song, J. & Wang, Z., Dec 1 2015, In : Building and Environment. 94, p. 558-568 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal comfort
microclimate
water
vegetation
scenario
21 Citations (Scopus)

Optimizing urban irrigation schemes for the trade-off between energy and water consumption

Yang, J. & Wang, Z., Nov 15 2015, In : Energy and Buildings. 107, p. 335-344 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Irrigation
Water
Energy utilization
Soils
Evapotranspiration
28 Citations (Scopus)

Prioritizing urban sustainability solutions: Coordinated approaches must incorporate scale-dependent built environment induced effects

Georgescu, M., Chow, W. T. L., Wang, Z., Brazel, A., Trapido-Lurie, B., Roth, M. & Benson-Lira, V., Jun 1 2015, In : Environmental Research Letters. 10, 6, 061001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

urban climate
Climate
Sustainable development
sustainability
Water Quality
20 Citations (Scopus)

Realistic Representation of Trees in an Urban Canopy Model

Ryu, Y. H., Bou-Zeid, E., Wang, Z. & Smith, J. A., Dec 16 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Boundary-Layer Meteorology. p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

canopy
canyon
latent heat flux
urban site
sensible heat flux
2 Citations (Scopus)

Supplementary data of "Impacts of mesic and xeric urban vegetation on outdoor thermal comfort and microclimate in Phoenix, AZ"

Song, J. & Wang, Z., Dec 1 2015, In : Data in Brief. 5, p. 918-920 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat
urban area
uncertainty
water
simulation
2014
17 Citations (Scopus)

A new perspective of urban-rural differences: The impact of soil water advection

Wang, Z., 2014, In : Urban Climate. 10, P1, p. 19-34 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land surface
advection
surface temperature
soil water
surface energy
7 Citations (Scopus)

Improved reconstruction of soil thermal field using two-depth measurements of soil temperature

Huang, F., Zhan, W., Ju, W. & Wang, Z., Nov 7 2014, In : Journal of Hydrology. 519, PA, p. 711-719 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil temperature
soil
test
network analysis
thermal conductivity
20 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of subfacet heterogeneity and material properties on the urban surface energy budget

Ramamurthy, P., Bou-Zeid, E., Smith, J. A., Wang, Z., Baeck, M. L., Saliendra, N. Z., Hom, J. L. & Welty, C., 2014, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 53, 9, p. 2114-2129 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surface energy
energy budget
sensible heat flux
roof
role reversal
26 Citations (Scopus)

Interfacing the Urban Land–Atmosphere System Through Coupled Urban Canopy and Atmospheric Models

Song, J. & Wang, Z., 2014, In : Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 154, 3, p. 427-448 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

urban system
canopy
mixed layer
land surface
humidity
18 Citations (Scopus)

Land surface energy partitioning revisited: A novel approach based on single depth soil measurement

Yang, J. & Wang, Z., Dec 16 2014, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 41, 23, p. 8348-8358 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surface energy
soil depth
heat flux
land surface
soils
24 Citations (Scopus)

Monte Carlo simulations of radiative heat exchange in a street canyon with trees

Wang, Z., Dec 1 2014, In : Solar Energy. 110, p. 704-713 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy balance
Interfacial energy
Parameterization
Physics
Heat transfer
37 Citations (Scopus)

Physical parameterization and sensitivity of urban hydrological models: Application to green roof systems

Yang, J. & Wang, Z., 2014, In : Building and Environment. 75, p. 250-263 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parameterization
Roofs
roof
parameterization
heat