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Zeli Tan

Land System Modeling
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Feng D., Z. Tan, and Q. He. 2023. "Physics-informed neural networks of the Saint-Venant equations for downscaling a large-scale river model." Water Resources Research 59, no. 2:Art. No. e2022WR033168. PNNL-SA-174830. doi:10.1029/2022WR033168
  • Feng D., Z. Tan, D. Xu, and L. Leung. 2023. "Understanding the Compound Flood Risk along the Coast of the Contiguous United States." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 27, no. 21:3911-3934. PNNL-SA-181995. doi:10.5194/hess-27-3911-2023
  • Liao C., T. Zhou, D. Xu, Z. Tan, G. Bisht, M.G. Cooper, and D. Engwirda, et al. 2023. "Topological relationship-based flow direction modeling: stream burning and depression filling." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 15, no. 11:Art. No. e2022MS003487. PNNL-SA-183275. doi:10.1029/2022MS003487
  • Zhuang Q., M. Guo, J.M. Melack, X. Lan, Z. Tan, Y. Oh, and L. Leung. 2023. "Current and future global lake methane emissions: A process-based modeling analysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 128, no. 3:Art. No. e2022JG007137. PNNL-SA-176712. doi:10.1029/2022JG007137


  • Abeshu G.W., H. Li, Z. Zhu, Z. Tan, and L. Leung. 2022. "Median bed-material sediment particle size across rivers in the contiguous US." Earth System Science Data 14, no. 2:929-942. PNNL-SA-163836. doi:10.5194/essd-14-929-2022
  • Li H., Z. Tan, H. Ma, Z. Zhu, G.W. Abeshu, S. Zhu, and S. Cohen, et al. 2022. "A new large-scale suspended sediment model and its application over the United States." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 26, no. 3:665-688. PNNL-SA-147911. doi:10.5194/hess-26-665-2022
  • Liao C., T. Zhou, D. Xu, R. Barnes, G. Bisht, H. Li, and Z. Tan, et al. 2022. "Advances in hexagon mesh-based flow direction modeling." Advances in Water Resources 160. PNNL-SA-160344. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2021.104099
  • Tan Z., L. Leung, H. Li, and S. Cohen. 2022. "Representing global soil erosion and sediment flux in Earth System Models." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 14, no. 1:e2021MS002756. PNNL-SA-165541. doi:10.1029/2021MS002756
  • Woolway R.L., B. Denfeld, Z. Tan, J. Jansen, G.A. Weyhenmeyer, and S. La Fuente. 2022. "Winter inverse lake stratification under historic and future climate change." Limnology and Oceanography Letters 7, no. 4:302-311. PNNL-SA-167310. doi:10.1002/lol2.10231


  • Grant L., I. Vanderkelen, L. Gudmundsson, Z. Tan, M. Perroud, V. Stepanenko, and A. Debolskiy, et al. 2021. "Attribution of global lake systems change to anthropogenic forcing." Nature Geoscience 14, no. 11:849-854. PNNL-SA-156423. doi:10.1038/s41561-021-00833-x
  • Guo M., Q. Zhuang, H. Yao, M. Golub, L. Leung, and Z. Tan. 2021. "Intercomparison of thermal regime algorithms in 1-D lake models." Water Resources Research 57, no. 6:e2020WR028776. PNNL-SA-156419. doi:10.1029/2020WR028776
  • Guo M., Q. Zhuang, H. Yao, M. Golub, L. Leung, and Z. Tan. 2021. "Validation and Sensitivity Analysis of a 1-D Lake Model across Global Lakes." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126, no. 4:e2020JD033417. PNNL-SA-156424. doi:10.1029/2020JD033417
  • McDowell N.G., Z. Tan, M.D. Hurteau, and R. Prasad. 2021. "Trade-offs of forest management scenarios on forest carbon exchange and threatened and endangered species habitat." Ecosphere 12, no. 10:Art. No. e03779. PNNL-SA-167413. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3779
  • Tan Z., L. Leung, H. Li, T.K. Tesfa, Q. Zhu, X. Yang, and Y. Liu, et al. 2021. "Increased extreme rains intensify erosional nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes to the northern Gulf of Mexico in recent decades." Environmental Research Letters 16, no. 5:054080. PNNL-SA-160296. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abf006
  • Woolway R.L., S. Sharma, G.A. Weyhenmeyer, A. Debolskiy, M. Golub, D.J. Mercado, and M. Perroud, et al. 2021. "Phenological shifts in lake stratification under climate change." Nature Communications 12, no. 1:2318. PNNL-SA-161779. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22657-4


  • Cheng Y., M. Huang, M. Chen, K. Guan, C. Bernacchi, B. Peng, and Z. Tan. 2020. "Parameterizing perennial bioenergy crops in Version 5 of the Community Land Model based on site-level observations in the Central Midwestern United States." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 12, no. 1:Article No. e2019MS001719. PNNL-SA-143259. doi:10.1029/2019MS001719
  • Guo M., Q. Zhuang, Z. Tan, N. Shurpali, S. Juutinene, P. Kortelainen, and P. Martikainen. 2020. "Rising methane emissions from boreal lakes due to increasing ice-free days." Environmental Research Letters 15, no. 6:064008. PNNL-SA-152283. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab8254
  • Guseva S., T. Bleninger, K. Johnk, B. Polli, Z. Tan, W. Thiery, and Q. Zhuang, et al. 2020. "Multimodel simulation of vertical gas transfer in a temperate lake." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24, no. 2:697-715. PNNL-SA-149683. doi:10.5194/hess-24-697-2020
  • Tan Z., C. Liao, L. Leung, and V.L. Bailey. 2020. Future Response of Coastal Wetlands to Environmental Stresses: Algorithm Comparison of Numerical Models. PNNL-30523. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Future Response of Coastal Wetlands to Environmental Stresses: Algorithm Comparison of Numerical Models
  • Tan Z., L. Leung, H. Li, T.K. Tesfa, Q. Zhu, and M. Huang. 2020. "A substantial role of soil erosion in the land carbon sink and its future changes." Global Change Biology 26, no. 4:2642-2655. PNNL-SA-150643. doi:10.1111/gcb.14982
  • Vanderkelen I., N. van Lipzig, D.M. Lawrence, B. Droppers, M. Golub, S.N. Gosling, and A. Janssen, et al. 2020. "Global heat uptake by inland waters." Geophysical Research Letters 47, no. 12:Article No. e2020GL087867. PNNL-SA-153787. doi:10.1029/2020GL087867


  • Mao Y., T. Zhou, L. Leung, T.K. Tesfa, H. Li, K. Wang, and Z. Tan, et al. 2019. "Flood Inundation Generation Mechanisms and Their Changes in 1953-2004 in Global Major River Basins." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, no. 22:11672-11692. PNNL-SA-147906. doi:10.1029/2019JD031381


  • Tan Z., H. Yao, and Q. Zhuang. 2018. "A small temperate lake in the 21st century: Dynamics of water temperature, ice phenology, dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll a." Water Resources Research 54, no. 7:4681-4699. PNNL-SA-133195. doi:10.1029/2017WR022334
  • Tan Z., L. Leung, H. Li, and T.K. Tesfa. 2018. "Modeling sediment yield in land surface and Earth system models: Model comparison, development and evaluation." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 10, no. 9:2192-2213. PNNL-SA-133207. doi:10.1029/2017MS001270
  • Treat C., M. Marushchak, C. Voigt, Y. Zhang, Z. Tan, Q. Zhuang, and T. Virtanen, et al. 2018. "Tundra landscape heterogeneity, not interannual variability, controls the decadal regional carbon balance in the Western Russian Arctic." Global Change Biology 24, no. 11:5188-5204. PNNL-SA-135490. doi:10.1111/gcb.14421


  • Tan Z., L. Leung, H. Li, T.K. Tesfa, M. Vanmaercke, J. Poesen, and X. Zhang, et al. 2017. "A global data analysis for representing sediment and particulate organic carbon yield in Earth System Models." Water Resources Research 53, no. 12:10674-10700. PNNL-SA-130974. doi:10.1002/2017WR020806
  • Tan Z., Q. Zhuang, N. Shurpali, M. Marushchak, C. Biasi, W. Eugster, and K. Walter Anthony. 2017. "Modeling CO2 emissions from Arctic lakes: Model development and site-level study." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 9, no. 5:2190-2213. PNNL-SA-129018. doi:10.1002/2017MS001028
  • Thonat T., M. Saunois, P. Bousquet, I. Pison, Z. Tan, Q. Zhuang, and P.M. Crill, et al. 2017. "Detectability of Arctic methane sources at six sites performing continuous atmospheric measurements." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17, no. 13:8371-8394. PNNL-SA-128395. doi:10.5194/acp-17-8371-2017

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