Professor of Hydrogeology & Hydrology
Ph.D. - Ohio State University: 1990
Land Surface Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology, Contaminant Hydrology,
Office: LFG 204
Phone: (702) 895-2447
Zhongbo Yu has conducted research on development and application of distributed
hydrologic models for hydrology and climate studies; characterization
and evaluation of surface water, groundwater, and groundwater contamination;
multiphase and multicomponent transport in saturated and unsaturated
porous media; image processing and computing visualization. His current
studies include the distributed modeling of hydrologic response to atmospheric
forcing in the Susquehanna river basin, field monitoring and numerical
modeling of dynamic hydrologic processes in small watersheds, and interactions
among atmosphere, land surface, and groundwater.
Wang, X., Y. Cui, Y. Pan, X. Li, Z. Yu and M.H. Young, 2008. Effects of rainfall characteristics on infiltration and redistribution patterns in revegetation-stabilized desert ecosystems, Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/ j.jhydrol.2008.06.002.
Lu, H., Y Zhu, T. H. Skaggs, and Z. Yu, 2008. Comparison of measured and simulated water storage in dryland terraces of the loess plateau, China. Agricultural Water Management. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2008.08.010.
Yu, Z., Y. Huang, A. Baron, X. Chen, C. Yang, D. Kreamer, and M. Johnson, 2008. Contaminants in groundwater and the subsurface. In Groundwater: Modeling, Management and Contamination edited by L.F. Konig and J.L. Weiss, Nova Science Publishers, 131-150.
Yin, J., M. Young, and Z. Yu, 2008. Effects of paleoclimate and time-varying canopy structures on paleowater fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D06103, doi:10.1029/2007JD009010.
Yin, J., M.H. Young, L. Chen, and Z. Yu, 2008. Modeling surface
runoff on a semi-arid watershed using a physically based model. World
Environmental & Water Resources Congress. 10 p.
Other course topics include contaminant hydrology, watershed hydrology, and distributed hydrologic modeling.