RESEARCH PROJECTS

Postdoc period (2012 to present)
NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Project: Developing Consistent Earth System Data Records (ESDRs) for the Global Terrestrial Water Cycle. (PI: Dr. Eric F. Wood; Co-PI: Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier)
Task: Global scale hydrological modeling and data assimilation.

NASA MEaSUREs Project: Development of Pre-SWOT ESDRs for Global Surface Water Storage Dynamics. (PI: Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier; Co-I: Dr. Bart Nijssen)
Task: Global reservoir water storage modeling.

Ph.D. period (2007 to 2012)
US EPA Grant: Onondaga Creek Habitat Restoration (PI: Dr. Theodore A. Endreny)
Task: Investigating the hydroecological impacts of river restoration measures

NSF Grant: Collaborative Research: Impacts of In-Stream Restoration on Hydrological, Chemical and Biological Heterogeneity in the Hydrological, Chemical, and Biological Heterogeneity in the Hyporheic Zone. (Co-PI: Dr. Theodore A. Endreny)
Task: Investigating the mixing processes between surface water and hyporheic zone.

USDA Forest Service Project: i-Tree Hydro Software Suite (Project Leader: Dr. David Nowak)
Task: Developing the i-Tree Hydro hydrologic model.



REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Zhou, T., I. Haddeland, B. Nijssen, and D. P. Lettenmaier 2015 (accepted): Human induced changes in the global water cycle.AGU Geophysical Monograph Series

Zhou, T., B. Nijssen, H. Gao, and D. P. Lettenmaier 2015 : The contribution of reservoirs to global land surface water storage variations. Journal of Hydrometeorology

Zhou, T., B. Nijssen, G. J. Huffman, and D. P. Lettenmaier, 2014: Evaluation of real-time satellite precipitation data for global drought monitoring. Journal of Hydrometeorology

Nijssen, B., S. Shukla, C. Lin, H. Gao, T. Zhou, J. Sheffield, E. F. Wood, and D. P. Lettenmaier, 2014: A prototype Global Drought Information System based on multiple land surface models. Journal of Hydrometeorology

Zhou, T. and T. Endreny, 2014 (in review): Shaping the bedform of straight flumes to simulate meander bend hydrodynamics and hyporheic flux: computational fluid dynamic analysis. Hydrological Processes

Zhou, T. and T. Endreny, 2013: Reshaping of the hyporheic zone beneath river restoration structures: flume and hydrodynamic experiments. Water Resources Research

Zhou, T. and T. Endreny, 2012: Meander hydrodynamics initiated by river restoration deflectors. Hydrological Processes

Zhou, T., B. Pan, X. Liu, H. Su, and Z. Hu, 2008: The discovery of ice-wedge casts in Ordos Plateau, China and permafrost boundary establishment (in Chinese with English abstract). Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology

Pan, B., H. Su, C. Hu, X. Hu, T. Zhou, and J. Li, 2007: Discovery of a 1.0 Ma Yellow River terrace and redating of the fourth Yellow River terrace in Lanzhou area. Progress in Natural Science,