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Welcome to Dr. Zong-Liang Yang's Land Environment and Atmospheric Dynamics Group at UT-Austin. The LEAD group consists of graduate research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and visiting scholars.  We view the earth system in a holistic way, linking the atmosphere, ocean, biosphere, cryosphere, and solid earth as an integrated system. We use powerful methodologies such as satellite remote sensing, earth system modeling, and high performance computing which are now profoundly changing research in earth system sciences. We place a strong emphasis on the societal impact of the research in earth system sciences. Specifically, we are working to answer a wide variety of earth science questions below.

  • How does land shape climate, or vice versa, on all time and space scales?

  • What has been the impact of human activity on the Earth?

  • What is the future of our environment in the face of changing climate, land use and human demands?

  • What is our prospect for regional and global river reanalysis? How can we predict river flows at continental and global scales?

  • How accurate are climate models in simulating biosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere interactions?

  • What are their uncertainties? How can we improve them? How can we make decision under uncertainties?

  • Are current satellite datasets alone sufficient for monitoring our environmental conditions? How can we integrate satellite data in decision making process?

Seasonal Precipitation Prediction Project Coastal Zone Interdisciplinary Science Project Climate Change/Air Quality Project
Seasonal Precipitation Prediction Project Coastal Zone Interdisciplinary Science Project Climate Change/Air Quality Project

Dr. Yang's CV (short, long), statement of research interests; statement of teaching objectives

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