Zhihua Wang

Asst Professor

  • 1315 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
20052022
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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 1315 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 71 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate
Article
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
99 Citations (Scopus)

A coupled energy transport and hydrological model for urban canopies evaluated using a wireless sensor network

Wang, Z., Bou-Zeid, E. & Smith, J. A., Jul 2013, In : Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 139, 675, p. 1643-1657 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

canopy
sensor
energy
vegetation
heat island
50 Citations (Scopus)

Analyzing the sensitivity of WRF's single-layer urban canopy model to parameter uncertainty using advanced Monte Carlo simulation

Wang, Z., Bou-Zeid, E., Au, S. K. & Smith, J. A., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 50, 9, p. 1795-1814 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

canopy
simulation
parameter
urban atmosphere
heat island
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
36 Citations (Scopus)

A novel approach for the estimation of soil ground heat flux

Wang, Z. & Bou-Zeid, E., Mar 15 2012, In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 154-155

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil temperature
heat flux
heat
soil
surface energy
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
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
58 Citations (Scopus)

A Spatially-Analytical Scheme for Surface Temperatures and Conductive Heat Fluxes in Urban Canopy Models

Wang, Z., Bou-Zeid, E. & Smith, J. A., 2011, In : Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 138, 2, p. 171-193 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat flux
surface temperature
canopy
weather
suburban area
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
20 Citations (Scopus)

Bending of a poroelastic beam with lateral diffusion

Scherer, G. W., Prévost, J. H. & Wang, Z., Sep 2009, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 46, 18-19, p. 3451-3462 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lateral
Finite element method
shear stress
Finite Element
Pore pressure
13 Citations (Scopus)

Bending of fluid-saturated linear poroelastic beams with compressible constituents

Wang, Z., Prévost, J. H. & Coussy, O., 2009, In : International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 33, 4, p. 425-447 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluids
fluid
edge effect
flexure
Poisson ratio
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
7 Citations (Scopus)
surface energy
soil temperature
surface temperature
closures
energy balance
49 Citations (Scopus)

Compartment fire risk analysis by advanced Monte Carlo simulation

Au, S. K., Wang, Z. & Lo, S. M., Sep 2007, In : Engineering Structures. 29, 9, p. 2381-2390 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk analysis
Fires
Failure analysis
Monte Carlo simulation
Monte Carlo methods
60 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
5 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
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
25 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
8 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
64 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
2 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
64 Citations (Scopus)
Environmental impact
Dynamic loads
Climate change
Thermal effects
Sustainable development
1 Citation (Scopus)
boundary layer
weather
modeling

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
11 Citations (Scopus)
boundary layer
surface energy
atmosphere
partitioning
geometry
10 Citations (Scopus)
Steel
Fires
steels
Heating
heat
3 Citations (Scopus)
paints
Heat Conduction
Green's function
Heat conduction
Paint
23 Citations (Scopus)

Green's function solution for transient heat conduction in concrete-filled CHS subjected to fire

Wang, Z. & Tan, K. H., Sep 2006, In : Engineering Structures. 28, 11, p. 1574-1585 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Green's function
Heat conduction
Fires
Concretes
Steel
25 Citations (Scopus)

Heat transfer analysis using a Green's function approach for uniformly insulated steel members subjected to fire

Wang, Z., Au, S. K. & Tan, K. H., Aug 2005, In : Engineering Structures. 27, 10, p. 1551-1562 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Green's function
Fires
Boundary conditions
Heat transfer
Steel
56 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrometeorological determinants of green roof performance via a vertically-resolved model for heat and water transport

Sun, T., Bou-Zeid, E., Wang, Z., Zerba, E. & Ni, G. H., Feb 2013, In : Building and Environment. 60, p. 211-224 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Roofs
heat
roof
determinants
water
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
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
9 Citations (Scopus)
Aerosols
optical depth
aerosol
Air pollution
atmospheric pollution
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
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
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
20 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
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
13 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
27 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
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
4 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
5 Citations (Scopus)

Radiative heat transfer for structural members exposed to fire: An analytical approach

Wang, Z. & Tan, K. H., Mar 2008, In : Journal of Fire Sciences. 26, 2, p. 133-152 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Structural members
Fires
Scattering
Fluxes
Heat transfer
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
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
19 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