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Name: SUN Fubao
Current Appointment: professor
Bachelor of Engineering, Hydraulic & Hydropower Engineering, Sept. 1998 - July 2002 Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China
Doctor of Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Sept. 2002-July 2007 Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China Thesis: Study on Watershed Evapotranspiration based on the Budyko Hypothesis
Areas of Specialization: Global change and surface water hydrology
Academic Awards:
2014 – Outstanding Young Scientist Award, European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna.
2012 – Sun et al Water Resources Research, Editors’ Choice Award, AGU, San Francisco
2012 – Sun et al 2012, Geophysical Research Letters, Featured Articles/ AGU Research Spotlight.
2011 – Sun et al 2011, Water Resources Research, Featured Articles/ AGU Research Spotlight.
2007 – First Class Prize (Top 20) of Excellent PhD Dissertations at Tsinghua University [The first time for the department since 1998 when this prize funded]
2007 – Outstanding PhD Graduate (Top 30) at Tsinghua University
Society Appointments:
Editor of Earth System Dynamics (EGU)
Editor of Environmental Research Letters
Editor of Geo-environmental disasters (Springer)
Deputy Secretary-general of national working group of China on the Panta Rhei decadal program of the IAHS
Co-Chair of earth system division of the Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
Reviewer for over 30 Journals including Nature Climate Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Water Resources Research etc.

Representative Publications: 

[1]    Yang, Tao; Sun, Fubao*; Gentine, Pierre; Liu, Wenbin; Wang, Hong; Yin, Jiabo; Du, Muye; Liu, Changming (2019), Evaluation and machine learning improvement of global hydrological model-based flood simulations, Environmental Research Letters.

[2]    Wenbin Liu*, Fubao Sun*, Shaobo Sun, Limai Guo, Hong Wang, Huijuan Cui (2019), Multi-scale assessment of eco-hydrological resilience to drought in China over the last three decades, Science of The Total Environment, 672, 201-211.

[3]    Limai Guo, Nan Shan, Yongguang Zhang, Fubao Sun, Wenbin Liu, Zhongjie Shi, Qian Zhang  (2019), Separating the effects of climate change and human activity on water use efficiency over the Beijing-Tianjin Sand Source Region of China, Science of The Total Environment, 690, 2019, 584-595.

[4]   Limai Guo, Fubao Sun*, Wenbin Liu, Yongguang Zhang, Hong Wang, Huijuan Cui, Hongquan Wang, Jie Zhang and Benxu Du  (2019), Response of Ecosystem Water Use Efficiency to Drought over China during 1982–2015: Spatiotemporal Variability and Resilience, Forests, 10(7), 598; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10070598.

[5]   Zhang, J., F. Sun*, W. Lai et al. (2019), Attributing changes in future extreme droughts based PDSI in China, Journal of Hydrology (In press)

[6]   Liu, W. and F. Sun* (2019), Increased adversely-affected population from water shortage below normal conditions in China with anthropogenic warming, Science Bulletin. (In press)

[7]   Yang, T., F. Sun*, W. Liu (2019), Using Geo-detector to attribute spatiotemporal variation of pan evaporation across China in 1961-2001, International Journal of Climatology, 1-9.(In press)

[8]  Sun, F., M. L. Roderick, & G. D. Farquhar (2018), Rainfall statistics, stationarity and climate change, PNAS, 110(10), 2305-2310.

[9] Liu,F., F. Sun*, W. Liu, T. Wang, H. Wang, X. Wang, W. H. Lim (2018), On wind speed pattern and energy potential in China, Applied Energy (Accepted).

[10]   Wang, H., F. Sun*, W. Liu (2018), The dependence of daily and hourly precipitation extremes on temperature and atmospheric humidity over China, Journal of Climate, doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0050.1. 

[11]  Liu,W.*, L. Wang, F. Sun*, Z Li, H. Wang, T. Yang, J. Zhou and J. Qi (2018), Snow hydrology in the upper Yellow River basin under climate  change: a modeling perspective, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, doi:10.1002/2018JD028984.

[12]  Wang, T., F. Sun*, J. Xia, W. Liu, Y. Sang, H. Wang (2018), An experimental detrending approach to attributing change of pan evaporation in comparison with the traditional partial differential method, Journal of Hydrology, 564, 501-508, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.021.

[13]  Lim, W. H., Yamazaki, D., Koirala, S., Hirabayashi, Y., Kanae, S., Dadson, S. J., J.W. Hall, and F. Sun* (2018), Long-term changes in global socioeconomic benefits of flood defenses and residual risk based on CMIP5 climate models. Earth’s Future, 6.doi.org/10.1002/2017EF000671.

[14]  Liu W., W. H. Lim, F. Sun*, D. Mitchell, H. Wang, D. Chen, I. Bethke, H. Shiogama and E. Fischer (2018), Global Freshwater availability below normal conditions and population impact under 1.5°C and 2°C stabilization scenarios, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2018GL078789.

[15]  Wang, T., F. Sun*, H. L. Wee, H. Wang, W. Liu, and C. Liu, 2018: The predictability of annual evapotranspiration and runoff in humid and non-humid catchments over China: comparison and quantification. Journal of Hydrometeorology 19, 533-545.

[16]  Wang, T., Sun, F. *, Ge, Q., Kleidon, A., & Liu, W. (2018). The effect of elevation bias in interpolated air temperature data sets on surface warming in China during 1951–2015. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 2141–2151.

[17]  Liu, W., Sun, F.*, Lim, W. H., Zhang, J., Wang, H., Shiogama, H., and Zhang, Y. (2018), Global drought and severe drought-affected populations in 1.5 and 2°C warmer worlds, Earth System Dynamics, 9, 267-283.

[18]  Liu, W., F. Sun*, Y. Li, G. Zhang, Y. F. Sang, W. H. Lim, J. Liu, H. Wang, and P. Bai (2018), Investigating water budget dynamics in 18 river basins across the Tibetan Plateau through multiple datasets, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 351-371.

[19]  Wang, H., F. Sun*, T Wang, W Liu (2018), Estimation of Daily and Monthly Diffuse Radiation from Measurements of Global Solar Radiation a Case Study across China,Renewable Energy, 126 (2018) 226-241.

[20]  Wang, H., F. Sun*, W. Liu (2018), Spatial and Temporal Patterns as well as Major Influencing factors of Solar and Diffuse Radiation over China: 1960-2014, Solar Energy, 159, 601-615. 

[21]  Sang, Y.-F.*, Sun, F.*, Singh, V. P., Xie, P., and Sun, J. 2018),A discrete wavelet spectrum approach for identifying non-monotonic trends in hydroclimate data, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 757-766.

[22]  Liu, W., and F. Sun* (2017), Projecting and Attributing Future Changes of Evaporative Demand over China in CMIP5 Climate Models, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (4), DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0204.1.

[23]  Wang, H., F. Sun*, J. Xia, and W. Liu (2017), Impact of LUCC on streamflow based on the SWAT model over theWei River basin on the Loess Plateau in China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 1–17.

[24]  Wang, T,J. Zhang, F. Sun*, and W. Liu (2017), Pan evaporation paradox and evaporative demand from the past to the future over China: a review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Water, e1207. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1207.

[25]  Zhang, Y., F. H. S. Chiew, J. Pea-Arancibia, F. Sun, H. Li, and R. Leuning (2017), Global variation of transpiration and soil evaporation and the role of their major climate drivers, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JD027025.

[26]   Liu, F., G. Zhang, H. Wang, F. Sun and L. Sun (2017), Quantifying the Surface Covering, Binding and Bonding Effects of Biological Soil Crusts on Soil Detachment by Overland Flow, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (15), 2640–2648.

[27]  Liu, W., and F. Sun* (2016), Assessing estimates of evaporative demand in climate models using observed pan evaporation over China, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025166.

[28]  Zhang, J., F. Sun*, J. Xu, Y. Chen, Y.-F. Sang, and C. Liu (2016), Dependence of trends in and sensitivity of drought over China (1961–2013) on potential evaporation model, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 206–213, doi:10.1002/2015GL067473.

[29]  Sang, Y.-F.*, V. P. Singh, T. Gong, K. Xu, F. Sun*, C. Liu, W. Liu, and R. Chen (2016), Precipitation variability and response to changing climatic condition in the Yarlung Tsangpo River basin, China, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025370.

[30]  Du, C. Y., F. Sun*, J. Yu, X. Liu, and Y. Chen. New interpretation of the role of water balance in an extended Budyko hypothesis in arid regions, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences2016, 20(1), 393-409.

[31]  Liu, W. L. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Li, F. Sun, G. Fu, X. Li, Y-F. Sang (2016), A worldwide evaluation of basin-scale evapotranspiration estimates against the water balance method, Journal of Hydrology, 538: 82-95.

[32]  Roderick, M. L., Sun, F., Lim, W. H., and Farquhar, G. D.: A general framework for understanding the response of the water cycle to global warming over land and ocean, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 1575-1589, doi:10.5194/hess-18-1575-2014, 2014.

[33]  Yin D., M. L. Roderick, G. Leech, F. Sun (2014), On the relation between temperature and drought. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2014GL061370.

[34]  Zhan, C.S., S.S. Jiang, F. Sun, Y.W. Jia, C.W. Niu, and W. F.Yue, (2014), Quantitative contribution of climate change and human activities to runoff changes in the Wei River basin, China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences,18,3069-3077.

[35]  Wang, Y., Roderick, M. L., Shen, Y., and Sun, F. (2014), Attribution of satellite-observed vegetation trends in a hyper-arid region of the Heihe River basin, Western China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 3499-3509.

[36]  Sun, F., M. L. Roderick, and G. D. Farquhar (2012), Changes in the variability of global land precipitation, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L19402, doi:10.1029/2012GL053369.

[37]   Roderick, M. L., F. Sun, and G. D. Farquhar (2012), Water Cycle Varies over Land and Sea, Science, 336, 1230-1231.

[38]  Zhang, Y., R. Leuning, F. Chiew, E. Wang, L. Zhang, C. Liu, F. Sun, M. Peel, Y. Shen, M. Jung (2012), Decadal trends in evaporation from global energy and water balances, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 379-391.

[39]  Lim, W. H., M. L. Roderick, M. T. Hobbins, S. C. Wong, P. J. Groeneveld, F. Sun, G. D. Farquhar (2012), The Aerodynamics of Pan Evaporation, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 152, 31-43.

[40]  Sun, F., M. L. Roderick, W. H. Lim, and G. D. Farquhar (2011), Hydroclimatic projections for the Murray-Darling Basin based on an ensemble derived from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR4 climate models, Water Resources Research, 47, W00G02, doi:10.1029/2010WR009829.

[41]  He, B*., T. Oki, F. Sun*, D. Komori, S. Kanae, Y. Wang, H. Kim, and D. Yamazaki (2011), Estimating monthly total nitrogen concentration in streams by using artificial neural network, Journal of Environmental Management. 92(1), 172-177.

[42]  Sun,F., M. L. Roderick, G. D. Farquhar, W. H. Lim, Y. Zhang, N. Bennett, and S. H. Roxburgh (2010), Partitioning the variance between space and time, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L12704, doi:10.1029/2010GL043323.

[43]  Yang, H., D. Yang, Z. Lei, and F. Sun (2008), New analytical derivation of the mean annual water-energy balance equation, Water Resources Research, 44, W03410, doi:10.1029/2007WR006135.

[44]   Yang, D., F. Sun, Z. Liu, Z. Cong, G. Ni, and Z, Lei (2007), Analyzing spatial and temporal variability of annual water-energy balance in non-humid regions of China using the Budyko hypothesis, Water Resources Research, 43, W04426, doi:10.1029/2006WR005224.

[45]  Yang, D., F. Sun, Z. Liu, Z. Cong, and Z, Lei (2006), Interpreting the complementary relationship in non-humid environments based on the Budyko and Penman hypotheses. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L18402, doi:10.1029/2006GL027657.

Major Research Projects:
1. Chinese Academy of Sciences "100-Talents Program", 2000,000 RMB + 500,000 RMB
2. Open Fund of " State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology", 460,000 RMB
3. Ministry of Science and Technology, "Social-economic and human risk of global climate change" The 2nd Program, 6,265,000 RMB
4. Ministry of Science and Technology, "Change of water resources with climate change in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regions ", 940,000 RMB
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