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Shanshui Yuan
Shanshui Yuan
O&M 814-4
810 Eller O&M Building
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3147


Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 2016 (anticipated)

M.E., Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Hohai University, 2012

B.E., Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Hohai University, 2009

Travel funding to attend the Community Earth System Model (CESM) Tutorial, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, 2015

Travel funding to attend Alpine Summer School, The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

Valsavarenche, Italy, 2015

International Education Fee Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2015

OGAPS Research Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2015

WMHS Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2011 and 2012

Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis, Hohai University, 2011

University-level Award for Outstanding Academic Research, 2010

Award for Outstanding Bachelor's Degree Thesis, Hohai University, 2009

Outstanding Scholastic Performance Scholarship, Hohai University, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

KISTERS Scholarship for Collection and Processing of Water Information, Hohai University, 2008

GEOG 203: PLANET EARTH, Instructor, Spring 2015

GEOG 434: HYDROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT, Lab Instructor, Fall 2014, Fall 2013

GEOG 201: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2012

GEOG 202: GEOGRAPHY OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2012

Shanshui Yuan

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Land-atmosphere interactions, Drought monitoring, evaluation and prediction, Soil moisture, Climate and land surface modeling


Selected Publications

Quiring, S. M., T. W. Ford and S. Yuan (2015) Climate of the Critical Zone. Developments in Earth Surface Processes, 79-111.

Yuan, S. and S. M. Quiring (2014) Drought in the U.S. Great Plains (1980-2012): A sensitivity study using three different methods for estimating potential evapotranspiration in the Palmer Drought Severity Index. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres: 19, 10,996–11,010, doi:10.1002/2014JD021970.

Yang, X., L. Ren, S. Jiang, S. Yuan and L. Shi (2012) Analysis of trend and influencing factors of runoff variation in headwater basin of West Liaohe River, Journal of Hohai University (Natural Science), Vol. 40, No.l, Jan. 2012. doi: 10. 3876/j. issn.HXXH980.2012 .01. 8

Yuan, S. and L. Ren, W. Song, and F. Yuan (2011) Application of Burning-in Method in Digital Basin in Plain Area, Sciencepaper Online,

Yuan, S. L. Ren, F. Yuan (2010) A Research on Variations of Noah LSM-simulated Runoff Associated with Future Climate Change Scenarios, Sciencepaper Online,

Ren, L., S. Jiang, F. Yuan, B. Yong, L. Gong and S. Yuan (2011) Evolution of methodology in hydrology and its explanation, Advances in Water Science, 22(4):586-592. doi: CNKI: 32.1309.P.20110709.1622.012.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Steven M. Quiring

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association of Geographers
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences
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