Dr. Zhan's research interests include developing land remote sensing data products and
applying them in numerical weather prediction and other related models to advance
atmospheric sciences and meet societal needs. His current research projects are:
Bolten, J., W.T. Crow, X. Zhan, C. Reynolds, and T.J. Jackson, 2008.
"Assimilation of a satellite-based soil moisture product in a two-layer
water balance model for a global crop production decision support system,"
accepted, in Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Hydrologic
Applications, S.K. Park (Ed.), Springer-Verlag.
Kumar, S.V., R. H. Reichle, C. D. Peters-Lidard, R.D. Koster, X. Zhan,
W.T. Crow, J.B. Eylander, and P.R. Houser. 2008. "A Land Surface Data
Assimilation Framework using the Land Information System: Description and
Applications". Advances in Water Resources, In print.
Zhan, X., W. T. Crow, T. J. Jackson, and P.E. O'Neill. 2008. Improving
Space-borne Radiometer Soil Moisture Retrievals with Alternative
Aggregation Rules for Ancillary Parameters. IEEE Geoscience and Remote
Sensing Letters. Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 261-265, April 2008.
Crow, W and X. Zhan. 2007. Continental-scale evaluation of remotely sensed
soil moisture products. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. Vol. 4, No.
3, pp. 451-455, July 2007.
Zhan, X., P. R. Houser, J.P. Walker, W. Crow. 2006. A method for
retrieving high resolution soil moisture from Hydros L-Band radiometer and
radar observations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
Vol. 44. No. 6: 1534-1544. June, 2006.
Crow, W.T., T. Chan, D. Entekhabi, P.R. Houser, A. Hsu, T.J. Jackson, E.
Njoku, P.E. O'Neill, J.C. Shi, X. Zhan. 2005. An Observing System
Simulation Experiment for Hydros Radiometer-Only Soil Moisture Products.
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 43(6):1289-1303.