Bio


Meng Zhao is a postdoctoral scholar in Konings' lab. Meng studies the intersection between hydrology and ecology, and their broader implications on climate, society, and policy making. He employs a variety of approaches including satellite remote sensing, GIS, Earth system modeling, and machine learning. Meng holds a Ph.D. in Earth system science from the University of California Irvine.

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Synergistic Satellite Assessment of Global Vegetation Health in Relation to ENSO-Induced Droughts and Pluvials JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES Du, J., Kimball, J. S., Sheffield, J., Velicogna, Zhao, M., Pan, M., Fisher, C. K., Beck, H. E., Watts, J. D., Wood, E. F. 2021; 126 (5)
  • Ecological restoration impact on total terrestrial water storage NATURE SUSTAINABILITY Zhao, M., Geruo, A., Zhang, J., Velicogna, I., Liang, C., Li, Z. 2021; 4 (1): 56-U85
  • Satellite detection of varying seasonal water supply restrictions on grassland productivity in the Missouri basin, USA REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT Geruo, A., Velicogna, I., Zhao, M., Colliander, A., Kimball, J. S. 2020; 239
  • Multicomponent Satellite Assessment of Drought Severity in the Contiguous United States From 2002 to 2017 Using AMSR-E and AMSR2 WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Du, J., Kimball, J. S., Velicogna, Zhao, M., Jones, L. A., Watts, J. D., Kim, Y. 2019; 55 (7): 5394-5412
  • Satellite Observations of Regional Drought Severity in the Continental United States Using GRACE-Based Terrestrial Water Storage Changes JOURNAL OF CLIMATE Zhao, M., Geruo, A., Velicogna, I., Kimball, J. S. 2017; 30 (16): 6297-6308
  • A Global Gridded Dataset of GRACE Drought Severity Index for 2002-14: Comparison with PDSI and SPEI and a Case Study of the Australia Millennium Drought JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY Zhao, M., Geruo, A., Velicogna, I., Kimball, J. S. 2017; 18 (8): 2117-2129
  • Development of a daytime cloud and haze detection algorithm for Himawari-8 satellite measurements over central and eastern China JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES Shang, H., Chen, L., Letu, H., Zhao, M., Li, S., Bao, S. 2017; 122 (6): 3528-3543
  • Recent ice cap snowmelt in Russian High Arctic and anti-correlation with late summer sea ice extent ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Zhao, M., Ramage, J., Semmens, K., Obleitner, F. 2014; 9 (4)