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DGE Researcher Profile


Xiaochun Zhang

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab: Caldeira
Email: xzstanford@gmail.com; xczhang@stanford.edu
curriculum vitae

Research Summary

Research Interests

Modeling and data science on energy, climate, environment, transport and ecology, includes:

Energy System Analysis (Environmental, climatic, political, social and economic aspects of energy);

Climate Change (Integrated climate assessment model; Global climate model simplification; Climate policy analysis; Surface radiation fluxes);

Environmental and Ecological Research (Sustainable planning; Atmospheric environment modeling and simulation; Air pollution control engineering; Ecosystem analysis and modelling);

Decision and Risk Analysis (System dynamics modeling; Policy analysis; Risk analysis; Uncertainty analysis; Scenario Analysis. esp. on Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Transportation);

Selected publications and links are listed below. For more information, please visit Xiaochun Zhang's website and curriculum vitae.

Publications

2015

Zhang, X. and K Caldeira. Timescales and ratios of climate forcing due to thermal versus carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, Geophysical Research Letters, 2015, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063514

Zhang, X., N Myhrvold, Z Hausfather, K Caldeira. Climate benefits of natural gas as a bridge fuel and potential delay of near-zero energy systems, Applied Energy, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.016.

Zhang, X., N Myhrvold, K Caldeira. Assessing climate benefits of natural gas and coal electricity generation. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, Apr. 2015. EGU2015-13925.

2014

Zhang X., N. P. Myhrvold, K. Caldeira. Key factors for assessing climate benefits of natural gas versus coal electricity generation. Environmental Research Letters, 2014, 9(11), 114022, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114022

Zhang, X., N Myhrvold, K Caldeira. Evaluating the climate effects of natural gas vs coal electricity generation. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014, Dec. 2014. GC13B-0625.

2013

Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan. Modeling particulate matter emissions during mineral loading process under weak wind simulation. Science of the Total Environment, 2013(449): 168-173, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.050.

Ma, C., X Zhang, W Chen, G Zhang. China’s Special Marine Protected Area Policy: Tradeoff between Economic Development and Marine Conservation. Ocean and Coastal Management, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.02.007.

Zhang, X., L Cao, K Caldeira. Energy switching threshold for climatic benefits. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, Dec. 2013. GC13C-1095.

2012

Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan. Modeling the effect of humidity on the threshold friction velocity of coal particles. Atmospheric Environment, 2012 (56): 154 - 160.

Zhang, X., C Ma, S Zhan, W Chen. Evaluation and simulation for ecological risk based on emergy analysis and pressure- state- response model in a coastal city, China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2012 (13): 221-231.

Zhang, X., W Chen, C Ma, S Zhan, W Jiao. Regional Atmospheric Environment Risk Source Identification and Assessment. Environmental Science, 2012, 33(12): 4167-4172.

Ma, C., G Zhang, X Zhang, Y Zhao, H Li. Application of Markov model in wetland change dynamics in Tianjin coastal area, China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2012 (13): 252-262

Ma, C., G Zhang, X Zhang, B Zhou, T Mao. Simulation modeling for wetland utilization and protection based on system dynamic model in a coastal city, China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2012 (13): 202-213

2011

Ma, C., M Ju, X Zhang, H Li. Energy consumption and carbon emissions in a coastal city in China. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 2011 (4):1-9.

Ma, C., M Ju, H Li, X Zhang, C Cheng. Analysis of change and driving force in land ecosystem diversity in Tianjin. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium University Nankaiensis, 2011, 44(1): 68-73

2010

Zhang, X., S Gu, X Zhao, X Cui, L Zhao, S Xu, M Du, S Jiang, Y Gao ,C Ma and Y Tang. Radiation partitioning and its relation to environmental factors above a meadow ecosystem on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010, 115, d10106, doi:10.1029/2009JD012373.

Ma, C., X Zhang, L Zhang, M Ju, H Li, X Mo. Modified sustainable development model of Tianjin municipality based on the eco-footprint method. Journal of Safety and Environment, 2010, 10(1):127-131

2009

Zhang, X., C Ma, S Gu, X He, Y Gao. Complexity of ecosystem dynamics. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Nankaiensis, 2009, 42(2): 99-104.

Zhan, S., X Zhang, C Ma. Coal classification based on environmental protection and burning quality. Journal of China Coal Society, 2009, 34 (11): 1535-1539.

Han, G., S Zhan, X Zhang, C Ma. Influence factors and mathematical model of coal dust particles threshold velocity. Journal of China Coal Society, 2009, 34(10): 1359-1363

2008

Ma, C., W Meng, M Ju, H Li, X Zhang, C Hao. Dynamic assessment of China’s sustainable development possibility based on the eco-environmental footprint during the period of 1997-2006. Journal of Safety and Environment, 2008, 8 (6): 75-80.

Qiao, Y., S Gu, Y Tang, M Du, L Zhao, Y Li, X Zhang, S Jiang, Characteristics of diffuse radiation on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Nankaiensis, 2008, 41(3): 69-78.


Links
 
Xiaochun @ Stanford
Xiaochun @ Google scholar