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Tian Zhou

Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Zhou received his Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) Water Resources Engineering program in 2012. After spending three years as a postdoc in Land Surface Hydrology Group in University of Washington, Dr. Zhou joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2015 studying multi-scale hydrologic processes through numerical modeling and field/lab approaches.

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Research Interests

  • Large scale hydrological modeling
  • Human impacts on water resources
  • Surface water - groundwater interactions

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • M.S., Quaternary Geology, Lanzhou University
  • B.S., Geological Science, Lanzhou University

PNNL Publications


  • Zhou T, J Bao, M Huang, Z Hou, EV Arntzen, X Song, SF Harding, PS Titzler, H Ren, CJ Murray, WA Perkins, X Chen, JC Stegen, G Hammond, PD Thorne, and JM Zachara. 2018. "Riverbed Hydrologic Exchange Dynamics in a Large Regulated River Reach." Water Resources Research 54(4):2715-2730.  doi:10.1002/2017WR020508
  • Zhou T, N Voisin, G Leng, M Huang, and IP Kraucunas. 2018. "Sensitivity of regulated flow regime to climate change in the Western United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology 19(3):499-515.  doi:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0095.1
  • Voisin N, MCW Kintner-Meyer, D Wu, R Skaggs, T Fu, T Zhou, TB Nguyen, and IP Kraucunas. 2018. "Opportunities for joint water-energy management: sensitivity of the 2010 Western U.S. electricity grid operations to climate oscillations." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99(2):299-312.  doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0253.1
  • Zhang Y, M Pan, J Sheffield, A Siemann, C Fisher, M Liang, H Beck, N Wanders, R Maccracken, P Houser, T Zhou, DP Lettenmaier, R Pinker, J Bytheway, C Kummerow, and E Wood. 2018. "A Climate Data Record (CDR) for the global terrestrial water budget: 1984-2010." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 22(1):241-263.  doi:10.5194/hess-22-241-2018


  • Zhou T, M Huang, J Bao, Z Hou, EV Arntzen, RD Mackley, AR Crump, AE Goldman, X Song, Y Xu, and JM Zachara. 2017. "A New Approach to Quantify Shallow Water Hydrologic Exchanges in a Large Regulated River Reach." Water 9(9):703.  doi:10.3390/w9090703
  • Bisht G, M Huang, T Zhou, X Chen, H Dai, G Hammond, W Riley, JL Downs, Y Liu, and JM Zachara. 2017. "Coupling a Three-Dimensional Subsurface Flow and Transport Model with a Land Surface Model to Simulate Stream-Aquifer-Land Interactions (CP v1.0)." Geoscientific Model Development 10(12):4539-4562.  doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4539-2017
  • Yuan X, M Zhang, L Wang, and T Zhou. 2017. "Understanding and Seasonal Forecasting of Hydrological Drought in the Anthropocene." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21(11):5477-5492.  doi:10.5194/hess-21-5477-2017

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