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Hong-Yi Li

Hong-Yi Li

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-6914

PNNL Publications


  • Li S, L Xiong, H Li, LYR Leung, and Y Demissie. 2016. "Attributing runoff changes to climate variability and human activities: Uncertainty analysis using four monthly water balance models." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30(1):251-269.  doi:10.1007/s00477-015-1083-8


  • Li H, LYR Leung, A Getirana, M Huang, H Wu, Y Xu, J Guo, and N Voisin. 2015. "Evaluating Global Streamflow Simulations by a Physically-based Routing Model Coupled with the Community Land Model." Journal of Hydrometeorology 16(2):948-971.  doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0079.1
  • Li H, LYR Leung, TK Tesfa, N Voisin, MI Hejazi, L Liu, Y Liu, JS Rice, H Wu, and X Yang. 2015. "Modeling stream temperature in the Anthropocene: An earth system modeling approach." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 7(4):1661-1679.  doi:10.1002/2015MS000471
  • Hejazi MI, N Voisin, L Liu, LM Bramer, DC Fortin, JE Hathaway, M Huang, GP Kyle, LYR Leung, H Li, Y Liu, PL Patel, TC Pulsipher, JS Rice, TK Tesfa, CR Vernon, and Y Zhou. 2015. "21st Century United States Emissions Mitigation Could Increase Water Stress more than the Climate Change it is Mitigating." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112(34):10635-10640.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1421675112
  • Kraucunas IP, LE Clarke, JA Dirks, JE Hathaway, MI Hejazi, KA Hibbard, M Huang, C Jin, MCW Kintner-Meyer, K Kleese van Dam, LYR Leung, H Li, RH Moss, MJ Peterson, JS Rice, MJ Scott, AM Thomson, N Voisin, and TO West. 2015. "Investigating the Nexus of Climate, Energy, Water, and Land at Decision-Relevant Scales: The Platform for Regional Integrated Modeling and Analysis (PRIMA)." Climatic Change 129(3-4):573-588.  doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1064-9
  • Yang X, C Liu, Y Fang, R Hinkle, H Li, VL Bailey, and B Bond-Lamberty. 2015. "Simulations of Ecosystem Hydrological Processes Using a Unified Multi-Scale Model." Ecological Modelling 296:93-101.  doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.10.032
  • Ye S, H Li, S Li, LYR Leung, Y Demissie, Q Ran, and G Blschl. 2015. "Vegetation regulation on streamflow intra-annual variability through adaption to climate variations." Geophysical Research Letters 42(23):10307-10315.  doi:10.1002/2015GL066396
  • Zhou Y, MI Hejazi, SJ Smith, JA Edmonds, H Li, LE Clarke, KV Calvin, and AM Thomson. 2015. "A Comprehensive View of Global Potential for Hydro-generated Electricity." Energy and Environmental Science 8(9):2622-2633.  doi:10.1039/c5ee00888c


  • Fang Y, C Liu, M Huang, H Li, and LYR Leung. 2014. "Steady state estimation of soil organic carbon using satellite-derived canopy leaf area index." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 6(4):1049-1064.  doi:10.1002/2014MS000331
  • Li H, and M Sivapalan. 2014. "Functional approach to exploring climatic and landscape controls on runoff generation. 2. Timing of runoff storm response." Water Resources Research 50(12):9323-9342.  doi:10.1002/2014WR016308
  • Li H, M Sivapalan, F Tian, and C Harman. 2014. "Functional approach to exploring climatic and landscape controls of runoff generation. 1. Behavioral constraints on runoff volume." Water Resources Research 50(12):9300-9322.  doi:10.1002/2014WR016307
  • Ali M, S Ye, H Li, M Huang, LYR Leung, A Fiori, and M Sivapalan. 2014. "Regionalization of subsurface stormflow parameters of hydrologic models: Up-scaling from physically based numerical simulations at hillslope scale." Journal of Hydrology 519(Part A):683-698.  doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.018
  • Getirana A, E Dutra, M Guimberteau, J Kam, H Li, B Decharme, ZJ Zhang, A Ducharne, A Boone, G Balsamo, M Rodell, A Mounirou Toure, Y Xue, CD Peters-Lidard, SV Kumar, KR Arsenault, G Drapeau, LYR Leung, J Ronchail, and J Sheffield. 2014. "Water balance in the Amazon basin from a land surface model ensemble." Journal of Hydrometeorology 15(6):2586-2614.  doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0068.1
  • Guo J, H Li, LYR Leung, S Guo, P Liu, and M Sivapalan. 2014. "Links Between Flood Frequency and Annual Water Balance Behaviors: A Basis for Similarity and Regionalization." Water Resources Research 50(2):937-953.  doi:10.1002/2013WR014374
  • Tesfa TK, H Li, LYR Leung, M Huang, Y Ke, Y Sun, and Y Liu. 2014. "A Subbasin-based framework to represent land surface processes in an Earth System Model." Geoscientific Model Development 7(3):947-963.  doi:10.5194/gmd-7-947-2014
  • Tesfa TK, LYR Leung, M Huang, H Li, N Voisin, and MS Wigmosta. 2014. "Scalability of grid- and subbasin-based land surface modeling approaches for hydrologic simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(6):3166-3184.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020493
  • Wu H, RF Adler, Y Tian, G Huffman, H Li, and J Wang. 2014. "Real-time Global Flood Estimation using Satellite-based Precipitation and a Coupled Land Surface and Routing Model." Water Resources Research 50(3):2693-2717.  doi:10.1002/2013WR014710
  • Ye S, H Li, M Huang, M Ali, G Leng, LYR Leung, S Wang, and M Sivapalan. 2014. "Regionalization of subsurface stormflow parameters of hydrologic models: Derivation from regional analysis of streamflow recession curves." Journal of Hydrology 519(Part A):670-682.  doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.017


  • Fang Y, M Huang, C Liu, H Li, and LYR Leung. 2013. "A Generic Biogeochemical Module for Earth System Models: Next Generation BioGeoChemical Module (NGBGC), Version 1.0." Geoscientific Model Development 6(6):1977-1988.  doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1977-2013
  • Li H, MS Wigmosta, H Wu, M Huang, Y Ke, AM Coleman, and LYR Leung. 2013. "A Physically Based Runoff Routing Model for Land Surface and Earth System Models." Journal of Hydrometeorology 14(3):808-828.  doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-015.1
  • Ke Y, LYR Leung, M Huang, and H Li. 2013. "Enhancing the Representation of Subgrid Land Surface Characteristics in Land Surface Models." Geoscientific Model Development 6:1609-1622.  doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1609-2013
  • Voisin N, H Li, DL Ward, M Huang, MS Wigmosta, and LYR Leung. 2013. "On an improved sub-regional water resources management representation for integration into earth system models." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(9):3605-3622.  doi:10.5194/hess-17-3605-2013
  • Voisin N, L Liu, MI Hejazi, TK Tesfa, H Li, M Huang, Y Liu, and LYR Leung. 2013. "One-way coupling of an integrated assessment model and a water resources model: evaluation and implications of future changes over the US Midwest ." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(No. 11):4555-4575.  doi:10.5194/hess-17-4555-2013


  • Li H, H Wu, M Huang, and LYR Leung. 2012. "Representing natural and manmade drainage systems in an earth system modeling framework." Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering 1(2):Article No. e107. 
  • Ke Y, LYR Leung, M Huang, AM Coleman, H Li, and MS Wigmosta. 2012. "Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters for the Community Land Model." Geoscientific Model Development 5(6):1341-1362.  doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1341-2012
  • Wu H, JS Kimball, H Li, M Huang, LYR Leung, and RF Adler. 2012. "A New Global River Network Database for Macroscale Hydrologic modeling." Water Resources Research 48:W09701.  doi:10.1029/2012WR012313
  • Ye S, TP Covino, M Sivapalan, N Basu, H Li, and S Wang. 2012. "Dissolved Nutrient Retention Dynamics in River Networks: A Modeling Investigation of Transient Flow and Scale Effects ." Water Resources Research 48:Article No. W00J17.  doi:10.1029/2011WR010508


  • Li H, and M Sivapalan. 2011. "Effect of Spatial Heterogeneity of Runoff Generation Mechanisms on the Scaling Behavior of Event Runoff Responses in a Natural River Basin." Water Resources Research 47:Article No. W00H08.  doi:10.1029/2010WR009712
  • Li H, M Huang, MS Wigmosta, Y Ke, AM Coleman, LYR Leung, A Wang, and DM Ricciuto. 2011. "Evaluating runoff simulations from the Community Land Model 4.0 using observations from flux towers and a mountainous watershed." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 116:Article No. D24120.  doi:10.1029/2011JD016276


  • Li H, M Sivapalan, F Tian, and D Liu. 2010. "Water and Nutrient Balances in a Large Tile-Drained Agricultural Catchment: A Distributed Modeling Study." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14(11):2259-2275.  doi:10.5194/hess-14-2259-2010

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