Dr. Daqing Yang

Research Scientist - Cold Region Hydrology Research
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate to conserve and protect aquatic ecosystems

  • Cold region hydrology and climate
  • Arctic large river hydrology and change   
  • Snow cover and snowfall data and measurements 
  • Climate change and human impact to regional hydrology 
  • Applications of remote sensing data in cold regions

Professional activities / interests

Subject editor for IAHS publications (cold region hydrology, and northern research basin water balance), and WMO technical reports (solid precipitation measurement intercomparison, and integrated global observing strategy - cryosphere theme)

Proposal evaluations for funding agencies (NSERC and NSF) and manuscript reviews for professional journals (Journal of Geophysical Research, Water Resources Research, Hydrological Processes)

Supervisor of graduate students at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF); Co-supervisor of postdoctoral fellows at NHRC and UAF

Conference session organization, e.g. 2011 IUGG IAHS session "Cold Regions Hydrology in a Warming Climate”, and 2011 AGU Fall Meeting session “Lakes and Reservoirs in Cold Region Hydrology"

Education and awards

1999: Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award, World Meteorological Organization

1998: Climate Research Branch Equinox Award, MSC, Environment Canada

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China, Hydrology, Ph.D., 1988

Hohai University, Nanjing, China, Hydrometeorology, M.Sc., 1984

Xinjiang University, Urumqi, China, Hydrology, B.Sc., 1981

Key publications

Yang, D., Marsh, P., Gelfan., A. 2011: Cold Regions Hydrology in a Changing Climate, IAHS Red Book, No 346, 208pp.

Ge, S., D. Yang, D. Kane, 2011: Yukon river basin long-term (1977-2006) hydrologic and climatic analysis, Hydrological Processes (accepted).

Yang, D., Y. Zhao, R. Armstrong, and D. Robinson, 2009: Yukon river streamflow response to seasonal snowcover changes, Hydrol. Process. 23, 109–121, DOI: 10.1002/7216

Rawlins M. A., H. Ye, D. Yang, A. Shiklomanov, and  K. McDonald, 2009: Divergence in seasonal hydrology across northern Eurasia: emerging trends and water cycle linkages, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D18119, doi:10.1029/2009JD011747.

Ye, B., D. Yang, Z. Zhang, and D. L. Kane, 2009:  Variation of hydrological regime with permafrost coverage over Lena Basin in Siberia, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D07102, doi:10.1029/2008JD010537.

Ma, L., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, B. Ye, D. Yang, and D. Qin, 2009: Evaluation of precipitation from the ERA-40, NCEP-1, and NCEP-2 Reanalyses and CMAP-1, CMAP-2, and GPCP-2 with ground-based measurements in China, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D09105, doi:10.1029/2008JD011178.

Sugiura, K., T. Ohata, and D. Yang, 2009: Application of a snow particle counter to solid precipitation measurements under the Arctic condition, Cold Regions Science and Technology 58 (2009) 77–83.

Woo, M-K., D. Kane, S. Carey, D. Yang, 2008:  Progress in permafrost hydrology in the new millennium, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Volume 19 Issue 2, 237-254.  

Majhi, I., and D. Yang, 2008: Streamflow characteristics and changes in Kolyma basin in Siberia, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Vol. 9, 267-279.

Ye, H., D. Yang, D. Robinson, 2008: Winter Rain-on-Snow and its Association with Air Temperature in Northern Eurasia, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 34, No2, 112-135.

Yang, D., Y. Zhao, R. Armstrong, D. Robinson, and M.-J. Brodzik,  2007: Streamflow response to seasonal snow cover mass changes over large Siberian watersheds, J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S22, doi:10.1029/2006JF000518.

Tian, Xiangjun; Dai, Aiguo; Yang, Daqing; Xie, Zhenghui, 2007: Effects of precipitation-bias corrections on surface hydrology over northern Latitudes, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 112, No. D14, D14101.

Costard, F.; Gautier, E.; Brunstein, D.; Hammadi, J.; Fedorov, A.; Yang, D.,  Dupeyrat, L. 2007: Impact of the global warming on the fluvial thermal erosion over the Lena River in Central Siberia, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 34, No. 14, L14501.

Woo, M.K., R. Thorne, K. Szeto, and D. Yang, 2007: Streamflow hydrology in the boreal region under the influences of climate and human interference, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B;  doi:10.1098/rstb.2007.2197.

Sugiura, K., T. Ohata, and D. Yang, 2006: Catch characteristics of precipitation gauges in high-latitude regions with high winds. J. Hydrometeor., 7, 984–994.

Yang, D., D. Kane, Z. Zhang, D. Legates and B. Goodison, 2005: Bias-corrections of long-term (1973-2004) daily precipitation data over the northern regions, Geophysical Research Letter, 32, L19501, doi:10.1029/2005GL024057.

Yang, D., B, Liu, and B. Ye, 2005: Stream temperature changes over Lena River basin in Siberia, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L05401, doi:10.1029/2004GL021568.

Yang, D., B. Ye, A. Shiklomanov, 2004: Streamflow characteristics and changes over the Ob river watershed in Siberia. J. of Hydrometeorology 5(4), 69-84.

Yang, D., B. Ye, and D. Kane, 2004: Streamflow changes over Siberian Yenisei river basin. J. of Hydrology, 296(1-4), 59-80.