Shusen Wang

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Senior Research Scientist

Current research and/or projects


My interest in land surface modelling began with my first research project on soil microclimate modelling in 1985. Since then, I have had the opportunity to study the interactions among the climate-terrestrial ecosystem-aquifer systems using numerical modelling approaches and remote sensing technologies. Currently my research groups are focusing on developing innovative EO technologies and modelling systems for water and ecosystem research. My research goals include assessing the impacts of environmental changes (e.g., climate change) on water resources and ecosystem productivity, and contributing to Natural Resources Canada’s mandate to ensure the sustainable management of ecosystem and water resources under changing climatic conditions.

Research and/or project statements

Current Research Projects:

  • Land surface modelling and data assimilation.
  • Applications of remote sensing for water, ecosystem and climate change research.
  • Terrestrial water cycle and surface water-groundwater interactions.

Education and awards

Ph.D. in land surface modelling, University of Alberta.

Key publications

  1. Wang, S., 2019, Freezing temperature controls winter water discharge for cold region watershed. Water Resources Research, 55, 10,479-10,493. DOI: 10.1029/2019WR026030.

  2. Wang, S., Zhou, F., Russell, H. A. J., 2017. Estimating snow mass and peak river flows for the Mackenzie River basin using GRACE satellite observations. Remote Sensing, 9, 256, doi: 10.3390/rs9030256. 

  3. Wang, S. and H. Russell, 2016, Forecasting snowmelt-induced flooding using GRACE satellite data: A case study for the Red River watershed. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42: 1-11, DOI: 10.1080/07038992.2016.1171134.

  4. Wang, S. and J. Li, 2016, Terrestrial water storage climatology for Canada from GRACE satellite observations in 2002-2014. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42: 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/07038992.2016.1171132.

  5. Wang, S., M. Pan, Q. Mu, X. Shi, J. Mao, C. Brümmer, R. S. Jassal, P. Krishnan, J. Li, T. A. Black, 2015, Comparing evapotranspiration from eddy covariance measurements, water budgets, remote sensing, and land surface models over Canada. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16: 1540-1560, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0189.1.

  6. Wang, S., J. Huang, D. Yang, G. Pavlic, J. Li, 2015, Long-term water budget imbalances and error sources for cold region drainage basins. Hydrological Processes, 29: 2125–2136, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10343.

  7. Wang, S., D. W. McKenney, J. Shang, and J. Li, 2014, A national-scale assessment of long-term water budget closures for Canada’s watersheds, Journal of Geophysical Research, 119: 8712–8725, DOI: 10.1002/2014JD021951.

  8. Wang, S., J. Huang, J. Li, A. Rivera, D.W. McKenney, and J. Sheffield, 2014, Assessment of water budget for sixteen large drainage basins in Canada. Journal of Hydrology, 512: 1-15, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.058.

  9. Wang, S., Yang, Y., Luo, Y., and Rivera, A., 2013, Spatial and seasonal variations in evapotranspiration over Canada's landmass, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17: 3561–3575. DOI: 10.5194/hess-17-3561-2013.

  10. Medlyn, B. E., et al., 2015, Using Ecosystem Experiments to Improve Vegetation Models. Nature Climate Change, 5, 528-534, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2621.

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