DGE Researcher Profile

Chao Li

Title:Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab: Michalak

Research Summary
  • Hydroclimatology: bias of climate model simulations; extreme and record-breaking precipitation and temperature
  • Stochastic Hydrology: synthetic generation of precipitation and streamflow time series
  • Hydroinformatics: design and evaluation of hydrometric monitoring networks

Publications and Presentations

Journal publications


Li, C. and V. P. Singh (2013) "A multi-model regression-sampling algorithm for generating rich patterns of monthly streamflow", Water Resources Research, in revision.

Li, C., V. P. Singh, and A. K. Mishra (2013) "Monthly river flow simulation with a joint conditional density estimation network", Water Resources Research, 49 (6), 3229-3242, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20146.

Li, C., V. P. Singh, and A. K. Mishra (2013) "A bivariate mixed distribution with a heavy-tailed component and its application for single-site daily rainfall simulation", Water Resources Research, 49 (2), 767–789, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20063.


Li, C., V. P. Singh, and A. K. Mishra ( 2012) "Entropy theory-based criterion for hydrometric network evaluation and design: Maximum information minimum redundancy", Water Resources Research, 48 (5), doi:10.1029/2011WR011251.

Li, C., V. P. Singh, and A. K. Mishra ( 2012) "Simulation the entire range of daily precipitation using a hybrid probability distribution", Water Resources Research, 48 (3), doi:10.1029/2011WR011446.


Yang, Y., S. Shang, and C. Li (2010) "Correcting the smoothing effect of ordinary Kriging estimates in soil moisture interpolation", Advances in Water Science, 21(2), 208-213 (in Chinese).


Yamamoto, J. K., and C. Li (2009) "Comparacão de métodos para teste de bigaussian dade", revista Geociências

Li, C., S. Shang, F. Yi, and C. Sun (2009) "Uncertainty analysis of sample semivariogram for field soil water content and its application", Journal of Sichuan University, 41(S2), 84-91.

Conference presentations

Li, C. and Anna M. Michalak, 2013, A Nested Kernel Density Estimator for Improved Characterization of Precipitation Extremes, AGU Fall Meeting, 12th December 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Li, C., A. K. Mishra, and V. P. Singh, 2012, Stochastic model for hydrologic drought prediction under climate change scenarios, AGU Fall Meeting, 6th December 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Li, C., V. P. Singh, and A. K. Mishra, 2012, Towards a probabilistic model for monthly river flow: synthesizing and downscaling, 2012 Student Research Week at Texas A&M University.

Li, C., S. Shang, 2008, Uncertainty analysis of sample semivariogram for field soil water content and its application, International Symposium of IAHS-PUB and 2nd International Symposium of CHINA-PUB, Chengdou, Sichuan, China.