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Xiangyu Luo

Advanced Study & Development
Post Doctorate RA B
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Terrestrial hydrological cycles at local to continental scales.
  • Water, energy and carbon cycles in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • M.Eng. in Hydrology and Water Resources, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Beijing, China.
  • B.Eng. in Hydraulic and Hydropower Construction Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union

PNNL Publications


  • Luo X, H Li, LY Leung, TK Tesfa, A Getirana, F Papa, and LL Hess. 2017. "Modeling surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin using MOSART-Inundation v1.0: impacts of geomorphological parameters and river flow representation." Geoscientific Model Development 10(3):1233-1259.  doi:10.5194/gmd-10-1233-2017

Selected Publications


  • Luo X, X Liang, and JS Lin. 2016. “Plant Transpiration and Groundwater Dynamics in Water-limited Climates: Impacts of Hydraulic Redistribution.” Water Resources Research 52(6): 4416-4437. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017316


  • Luo X, X Liang, and HR McCarthy. 2013. “VIC+ for Water-limited Conditions: A Study of Biological and Hydrological Processes and Their Interactions in Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum.” Water Resources Research 49(11): 7711-7732. DOI: 10.1002/2012WR012851


  • Jia Y, H Wang, Z Zhou, Y Qiu, X Luo, J Wang, D Yan, and D Qin. 2006. "Development of the WEP-L Distributed Hydrological Model and Dynamic Assessment of Water Resources in the Yellow River Basin." Journal of Hydrology 331(3): 606-629. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.06.006

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