Zhaoli Wang

Zhaoli Wang
South China University of Technology | SCUT

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Identifying the impacts of climatic factors on runoff change has become a central topic in climate and hydrology research. This issue, however, has received minimal attention in karst watersheds worldwide. Multi-resolution analysis (MRA), continuous wavelet transform (CWT), cross wavelet transform (XWT) and wavelet transform coherence (WTC) are use...
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The modeling and forecasting of short-duration and high-intensity floods are of importance for flood defenses and adaptations. One of the conventional ways to model or forecast such events is to utilize hydrological models driven by meteorological and hydrological station data. However, this suffers from complicated parameter specification and larg...
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Climate change and urbanization will further exacerbate tropical cyclones (TCs) causing severer flooding especially in coastal urbanized areas. In this study, the compound effects of climate change and urbanization on organized TC and its flood risk across the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) were explored and future projections of...
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Climate change and increasing urbanization have worsened urban floods and other water problems, and it is generally accepted that the optimization of the spatial layout of low impact development (LID) practices is a promising solution. Existing studies have focused on coupling the hydrological model with optimization methods, but little is known ab...
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Compound climate events can strongly impact vegetation productivity, yet the direct and lagged vegetation productivity responses to seasonal compound warm-dry and cold-dry events remain unclear. Here we use observationally-constrained and process-based model data and analyze vegetation productivity responses to compound events of precipitation and...
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Long‐range precipitation forecasting is crucial for flooding control and water resources management. However, making precise forecasting is rather difficult due to the complex climatic factors and large uncertainties arising from long lead times. Sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) is one of the strongest signals that influence regional precipit...
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Volumetric soil water content (VSWC) monitoring is an important aspect of environmental monitoring of farmland. Accurate and real-time determination of the VSWC is important for crop drought stress diagnosis and smart irrigation. Image technology is commonly used in agricultural information technology. Based on image technology, we simulated the op...
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Long-range precipitation forecasting is crucial for integrated water resources planning and elaborate management. However, due to the chaos and randomness nature of precipitation, it is rather difficult to make accurate forecast. This study introduces the Time-Varying Multipole Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Index and the Forecast Opinion Index, and...
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The excessive application of agricultural irrigation water and chemical fertilizer has increased crop yields to help meet the demand for food, but it has also led to major water environment problem, i.e. non-point source (NPS) pollution, which needs to be addressed to achieve sustainable development targets. Although numerous studies have focused o...
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Rainfall pattern (RP) and precipitation concentration (PC) are two critical indices for measuring rainfall. Detecting their changes under global warming helps to understand better the rainfall variability and the flooding formation. Using the Guangdong Province, China, as a study case, five criteria were used to determine the independent precipitat...
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Due to the increasingly frequent occurrence of urban waterlogging, the spatial optimization of low impact development (LID) practices has been commonly used to detain and reduce storm water runoff in the most cost-effective way. In this study, the flow transmission chain (FTC) was proposed to replace the routing portion of the Storm Water Managemen...
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The projection of reference crop evapotranspiration (ETo) based on global climate models (GCMs) is an important task in many fields under climate change background. However, ETo projections are typically hindered by the limited data availability or high uncertainty of the GCM-projected climate variable for ETo calculation (e.g., radiation and wind...
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Drought is one of the major environmental stressor, influencing the distribution, growth, and development of plants seriously. However, the exploration on the response of vegetation dynamics to drought is complicated and till today remains a challenge for China, a country with multiple eco-geographical regions. Targeted measures can be taken if com...
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Waterlogging events in urban areas are becoming increasingly more frequent, which has led to tremendous economic losses. Urban road networks have also suffered heavy interference and destruction due to this type of disaster, and the precise assessment of road network vulnerability is an effective measure by which to reduce losses. Therefore, in thi...
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While reliable drought prediction is fundamental for drought mitigation and water resources management, it is still a challenge to develop robust drought prediction models due to complex local hydro-climatic conditions and various predictors. Sea surface temperature (SST) is considered as the fundamental predictor to develop drought prediction mode...
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In water resources management and practices, the time-connected duration and frequency of episodic low streamflow events (and droughts) are often needed for a range of purposes such as water supply planning, low flow management, and drought planning. However, the existing graphical tools commonly used in hydrology such as flow duration curves (FDC)...
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Although the cellular automata (CA) model has been extensively applied in the simulation of ground cover changes, but it is rarely applied in the simulation of the driving forces of karst rock desertification (KRD). KRD has become one of the most serious ecological disasters in southwest China. Thus, it is necessary to accurately identify the drivi...
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Eco-hydrological processes affect the chemical weathering carbon sink (CS) of rocks. However, due to data quality limitations, the magnitude of the CS of rocks and their responses to eco-hydrological processes are not accurately understood. Therefore, based on Global Erosion Model for CO2 fluxes (GEM-CO2 model), hydrological site data, and multi-so...
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Landscape patterns have a substantial effect on non-point source (NPS) pollution in watersheds. Facilitating sustainable development of mountain-rural areas is a major priority for China. Knowledge of the impacts of various landscapes on water quality in these areas is critical to meeting environmental goals. This study applied the Soil and Water A...
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Compound dry and hot conditions frequently cause large impacts on ecosystems and societies worldwide. A suite of indices is available for the assessment of droughts and heatwaves, yet there is no index available for incorporating the joint variability of dry and hot conditions at the sub-monthly scale. Here we introduce a daily-scale index, called...
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Soil erosion has become one of the most serious environmental problems worldwide, and rainfall is considered a crucial factor in water erosion. Rainfall erosivity is defined as the ability of precipitation to trigger soil erosion. The accurate assessment of rainfall erosivity is essential before taking appropriate measures to stop or slow down wate...
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A three-dimensional (3D) image sensor based on Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) requires a time-to-digital converter (TDC) with a wide dynamic range and fine resolution for precise depth calculation. In this paper, we propose a novel high-performance TDC for a SPAD image sensor. In our design, we first present a pulse-width self-restricted (PWS...
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Urban inundation management should take various forms to deal with different flood situations, rapid population growth, and climate change. Research on the advantages and disadvantages of grey infrastructure, such as deep tunnels and pipe networks, is necessary to apply hybrid green-grey infrastructure scientifically and efficiently. A novel urban...
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Availability of precipitation data at high spatial and temporal resolution is crucial for the understanding of precipitation behaviors that are determinant for environmental aspects such as hydrology, ecology, and social aspects like agriculture, food security, or health issues. This study evaluates the performance of 3B42-V7 satellite-based precip...
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Rapid urbanisation and economic growth in developing Asian countries have exacerbated their exposure to flood hazards, particularly evident in low-lying urban cities that are currently facing increasing risks from extreme precipitations, likely made worse by the impending climate change. We present a set of simplified indices representative of the...
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In recent decades, the severe drought across agricultural regions of China has had significant impact on agriculture. The standardized precipitation evapotranspiration index (SPEI) has been widely used for drought analyses; however, SPEI is prone to be affected by potential evapotranspiration (PET). We thus examined the correlations between soil mo...
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Compound dry and hot conditions regularly lead to large impacts on natural ecosystems and human society across the world. While a suite of indices exists for the assessments of droughts and heatwaves, respectively, so far no index has been developed to incorporate the joint variability of dry and hot conditions at sub-monthly scale. Here, we introd...
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Anthropogenic activities have a tremendous impact on water ecosystems worldwide, especially in China. To quantitatively evaluate the hydrological alteration connected with aquatic lives and river ecological risks, we took the Beijiang River located in South China as the case study and used ecosurplus (defined as ecological carrying capacity exceedi...
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Flooding is a major natural disaster that has brought tremendous losses to mankind throughout the ages. Even so, floods can be controlled by appropriate measures to minimize loss and damage. Flood risk assessment is an essential analytic step in preventing floods and reducing losses. Identifying previous flood risk and predicting future features ar...
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Extreme precipitation can cause disasters such as floods, landslides and crop destruction. A further study on extreme precipitation is essential for enabling reliable projections of future changes. In this study, the trends and frequency distribution changes in extreme precipitation across different major river basins around the world during 1960-2...
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Floods are generally considered to be the most common natural disaster worldwide. Climate change and human activity are two key driving factors of flood formation, and it is difficult to determine how to quantitatively detect their relative impacts on flood susceptibility. As an important non-engineering measure of preventing floods and reducing lo...
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Recent events across many regions around the world have shown that short-term droughts (i.e. daily or weekly) with sudden occurrence can lead to huge losses to a wide array of environmental and societal sectors. However, the most commonly-used drought indices can only identify drought at monthly scale. Here, we introduced a daily-scale drought inde...
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Sunshine duration (SD) is a key index with which to quantitatively measure the intensity and duration of solar radiation. The exploration of spatiotemporal characteristics and potential influential factors for SD could help us better understand solar radiation variability. In this study, we first explore the spatiotemporal variability of SD across...
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Semi-alicyclic colorless and transparent polyimide (CPI) films usually suffer from the high linear coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) due to the intrinsic thermo-sensitive alicyclic segments in the polymers. A series of semi-alicyclic CPI films containing rigid-rod amide moieties were successfully prepared in the current work in order to redu...
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In large-scale arable farming, multiple sequential operations involving multiple machines must be carried out simultaneously due to restrictions of short time windows. However, the coordination and planning of multiple sequential operations is a nontrivial task for farmers, since each operation may have its own set of operational features, e.g., op...
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The Comprehensive Commercial Logging Ban in All Natural Forests (CCLB) policy, introduced in April 2015, aims to protect all natural forests in China. It has impacted both China’s domestic timber supply and imports. We investigated price transmission in China’s hardwood lumber imports resulting from the implementation of this policy. We selected th...
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Pavement skid resistance is an important guarantee for driving safety. However, it is very difficult to determine the exact friction in a field environment. In order to overcome the limitations of traditional evaluation methods, the effect mechanism of surface 3D (three-dimensional) texture on skid resistance was firstly analyzed. Then the surface...
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Trueperella pyogenes (T. pyogenes) is an important opportunistic pathogen in livestock and wild animals. However, only one commercial T. pyogenes vaccine is currently available, and its immunoprotective effect is not ideal. Pyolysin (PLO) is one of the important virulence factors expressed by T. pyogenes and one of the targets for the development o...
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Cu2Se with high theoretical capacity and good electronic conductivity have attracted particular attention as anode materials for sodium ion batteries (SIBs). However, during electrochemical reactions, the large volume change of Cu2Se results in poor rate performance and cycling stability. To solve this issue, nanosized-Cu2Se is encapsulated in 1D n...
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An improved approach to derive pseudo water vapor mass mixing ratio and in- cloud potential temperature was developed in this paper to better initialize numerical weather prediction (NWP) and build convective-scale predictions of severe weather events. The process included several steps. The first was to identify areas of deep moist convection, uti...
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Two random conjugated polymers (CPs), namely, PIDTT-TBT and PIDTT-TFBT, in which indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene (IDTT), 3-octylthiophene, and benzothiadiazole (BT) were in turn utilized as electron-donor (D), π-bridge, and electron-acceptor (A) units, were synthesized to comprehensively analyze the impact of reducing thiophene π-bridge and furthe...
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The soybean fatty acid desaturase family is composed of seven genes, but the function of each gene has not been reported. Bioinformatics was used to analyse the structure of genes in this family, as well as the correlation between Δ12-fatty acid desaturase II (FAD2) expression and oleic acid content on different days after flowering of soybean. In...
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The BeiDou navigation satellite system (BDS) developed by China can provide users with high precision, as well as all-weather and real-time positioning and navigation. It can be widely used in many applications. However, new challenges emerge with the development of 5G communication system and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The BDS needs to...
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The effects of the package materials on the hot workability and stress-strain characteristics of high-Nb TiAl alloy with a nominal composition of Ti-46Al-8Nb (in at.%) were systematically studied via “sandwich structure” hot compression. TiAl sheet fabrication was conducted by hot pack rolling, and the microstructural characteristics and deformatio...
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Air pollution (mainly PM2.5) is one of the main environmental problems about air quality. Air pollution prediction and early warning is a prerequisite for air pollution prevention and control. However, it is not easy to accurately predict the long-term trend because the collected PM2.5 data have complex nonlinearity with multiple components of diff...
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Highways passing through cities cause additional pollution inside the city. However, most of the current studies are using ground-based monitoring technologies, which make it difficult to capture the dispersion patterns of pollutants near elevated highways or transportation interchanges. The purpose of this study is to discover short-term three-dim...
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Since the emergence of the first cases in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection has been quickly spreading out to other provinces and neighboring countries. Estimation of the basic reproduction number by means of mathematical modeling can be helpful for determining the potential and severity of an outbreak and providing critical...
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Efficient pretreatment is a prerequisite for lignocellulosic biomass biorefinery due to the structure of lignocellulose. This study is a first-time investigation into the structural changes of Miscanthus biomass treated with 60Co γ-ray irradiation in different doses up to 1200 kGy. The structural properties of the treated sample have been systemati...
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3-Hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) has been recognized as one of the top value-added building block chemicals, due to its numerous potential applications. Over the past decade, biosynthesis of 3-HP via the malonyl-CoA pathway has been increasingly favored because it is balanced in terms of ATP and reducing equivalents, does not require the addition of...
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Due to the differences in the contributions of land use types to ecosystem health and human wellbeing, there is a trade-off and a coordinating relationship between ecosystem health and human wellbeing, which affects the sustainable development of a river basin. To explore the impacts of the responses of ecosystem health and human wellbeing and the...
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Low-intensity (10 μmol m−2 s−1) white LED (light-emitting diode) light effectively delayed senescence and maintained the quality of postharvest pakchoi during storage at 20 °C. To investigate the mechanism of LED treatment in maintaining the quality of pakchoi, metabolite profiles reported previously were complemented by transcriptomic profiling to...
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In 2008, an unexpected and severe ice storm affected the forest of southern China. This storm caused damage in regeneration of an important dominant tree, Schima superba (Gugertree). To study this damage, we set up permanent monitoring plots in an ice-storm-damaged subtropical evergreen broad-leaved secondary forest dominated by S.superba in Jiangl...