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Wenguang Zhao

Wenguang Zhao

Senior Research Scientist



Mailing Address

Kimberly Research and Extension Center
University of Idaho
3793 N 3600 E
Kimberly, ID 83341

My research focus is on modeling radiation, energy balance, sensible and latent heat fluxes in SVAT system both from micrometeorological measurement and remote sensing images.

Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2000
M.S., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1986
B.S., Sun Yet-Sen University, 1983

  • Remote sensing
  • Micrometeorology
  • Water resources
  • Instrumentation
  • Data processing

  • Wenguang Zhao, Russell J. Qualls and Pedro R. Berliner, 2008. A Two-Concentric-Loop Iterative (TCLI) method in estimation of displacement height and roughness length for momentum and sensible heat, International Journal of Biometeorology, Vol. 52, pp.849-858, doi: 10.1007/s00484-008-0181-4.
  • Wenguang Zhao and Russell Qualls, 2006. Modeling of long-wave and net radiation energy distribution within a homogeneous plant canopy via multiple scattering processes, Water Resources Research Vol. 42, W08436, doi:10.1029/2006 WR004581.
  • Wenguang Zhao and Russell Qualls, 2005. A multiple-layer canopy scattering model to simulate short wave radiation distribution within a wheat canopy, Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, W08409, doi:10.1029/2005WR004016.
  • Wenguang Zhao, Russell J. Qualls and Pedro R. Berliner, 2003. Modeling of the short wave radiation distribution in an agroforestry system, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 118, pp.185-206
  • Wenguang Zhao, Albert Olioso, Jean-Pierre Lagouarde, Jean-Marc Bonnefond, Mark Irvine, Yann Kerr, John Mcaneney and Olivier Marloie, 2002. Estimation of aerodynamic parameters under non-neutral stability conditions from Alpilles measurement, Agronomie, Vol. 22, pp.619-625


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
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Moscow, ID 83844-2340

Phone: 208-885-0111