Guo-Yue Niu

Phone: 
(520) 626-4820
Email: 
niug@email.arizona.edu
Degrees/Affiliations: 
PhD, Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1996
Title & Affiliation: 
Assistant Professor, Biosphere 2 and Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona

Niu’s research focuses on improving the understanding of the role of land surface processes playing in the climate system through modeling and data analyses. Niu has been developing process-based land surface models describing surface energy, water, and carbon storages and associated flux exchanges with the atmospheres. To improve predictive understanding of the climate impacts on Earth’s critical zone processes, Niu has been developing a Terrestrial Integrated Modeling System  (TIMS) to describe coevolution of hydrological, microbial, geochemical, geomorphological and ecological processes at the Earth’s land surface.

Publications

2017 (Published)

Study of the Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Meltwater Contribution to the Total Runoff in the Upper Changjiang River Basin . Fang, Y.-H., Zhang, X., Niu, G.-Y., Zeng, W., Zhu, J., Zhang, T. (2017): Water 9(3): 165.

2017 (Published)

Improving the Xin'anjiang hydrological model based on mass–energy balance . Fang, Y.-H., Zhang, X., Corbari, C., Mancini, M., Niu, G.-Y., and Zeng, W. (2017): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21: 3359-3375.

2016 (Published)

Testing the hybrid-3-D hillslope hydrological model in a controlled environment . Hazenberg, P., Broxton, P., Gochis, D., Niu, G.-Y., Pangle, L. A., Pelletier, J. D., Troch, P. A., and Zeng X. (2016): Water Resources Research 52(2): 1089–1107.

2016 (Published)

Multiresponse modeling of variably saturated flow and isotope tracer transport for a hillslope experiment at the Landscape Evolution Observatory . Scudeler, C., Pangle, L., Pasetto, D., Niu, G.-Y., Volkmann, T., Paniconi, C., Putti, M., and Troch, P. (2016): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20(10): 4061-4078.

2015 (Published)

Critical zone services: expanding context, constraints, and currency beyond ecosystem services . Field, J. P., Breshears, D.D, Law, D. J., Villegas, J. C., López-Hoffman, L., Brooks, P. D., Chorover, J., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Gallery, R. E., Litvak, M. E., Lybrand, R., McIntosh, J. C., Meixner, T., Niu, G.-Y., Papuga, S. A., Pelletier, J. D., Rasmussen, C. R., and Troch, P.A. (2015): Vadose Zone Journal 14(1).

2015 (Published)

The effect of groundwater interaction in North American regional climate simulations with WRF/Noah-MP . Barlage, M., Tewari, M., Chen, F., Miguez-Macho, G., Yang, Z.-L., Niu, G.-Y. (2015): Climatic Change 129: 485–498.

2015 (Published)

Impact of sensor failure on the observability of flow dynamics at the Biosphere 2 LEO hillslopes . Pasetto, D., Niu, G.-Y., Pangle, L., Paniconi, C., Putti, M., Troch, P. A. (2015): Advances in Water Resources 86: 327-339.

2015 (Published)

A hybrid-3D hillslope hydrological model for use in Earth system models . Hazenberg, P., Fang, Y., Broxton, P., Gochis, D., Niu, G. Y., Pelletier, J. D., Troch, P. A., Zeng, X. (2015): Water Resources Research 51(10): 8218–8239.

2015 (Published)

A piecewise modeling approach for climate sensitivity studies: Tests with a shallow-water model . Shao, A., Qiu, C., Niu, G.-Y. (2015): Journal of Meteorological Research 29(5): 735-746.

2014

Quantification of Model Uncertainty in Modeling Mechanisms of Soil Microbial Respiration Pulses to Simulate Birch Effect . Elshall, A., Ye, M., Niu, G.-Y., Barron-Gafford, G. (2014): Abstract IN43B-3695 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

2014 (Published)

Evaluating the effect of rainfall variability on vegetation establishment in a semidesert grassland . Fehmi, J. S., Niu, G.-Y., Scott, R. L., Mathias, A. (2014): Environ Monit Assess 186(1): 395–406.

2014

Reactive Transport Modelling of Mineral Evolution in the Biosphere 2 Hillslope Experiment . Wu, R., Niu, G.-Y., Steefel, C., Paniconi, C., Chorover, J., Dontsova, K., Troch, P. (2014): Abstract H53A-0843 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

2014 (Published)

An integrated modelling framework of catchment‐scale ecohydrological processes: 1.Model description and tests over an energy‐limited watershed . Niu, G.-Y., Paniconi, C., Troch, P. A., Scott, R. L., Durcik, M., Zeng, X., Huxman, T., Goodrich, D. C. (2014): Ecohydrology 7(2): 427–439.

2014

A Terrestrial Integrated Modeling System (TIMS) at a catchment scale – implications for Earth System Modeling . Niu, G.-Y., Fang, Y., Wu, R., Mathias, A., Paniconi, C., Troch, P., Zeng, X., Chorover, J., Monson, R. (2014): Abstract H53J-05 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

2014 (Published)

An integrated modelling framework of catchment‐scale ecohydrological processes: 2. the role of water subsidy by overland flow on vegetation dynamics in a semi‐arid catchment . Niu, G.-Y., Troch, P. A., Paniconi, C., Scott, R. L., Durcik, M., Zeng, X., Huxman, T., Goodrich, D. C., Pelletier, J. (2014): Ecohydrology 7(2): 815–827.

2014 (Published)

Hydrological evaluation of the Noah-MP land surface model for the Mississippi River Basin . Cai, X., Yang, Z.-L., David, C. H., Niu, G.-Y., Rodell, M. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research 119(1): 23–38.

2014 (Published)

Incipient subsurface heterogeneity and its effect on overland flow generation – insight from a modeling study of the first experiment at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory . Niu, G.-Y., Pasetto, D., Scudeler, C., Paniconi, C., Putti, M., Troch, P. A., DeLong, S. B., Dontsova, K., Pangle, L., Breshears, D. D., Chorover, J., Huxman, T. E., Pelletier, J., Saleska, S. R., and Zeng, X. (2014): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18(5): 1873-1883.

2014 (Published)

Modeling seasonal snowpack evolution in the complex terrain and forested Colorado Headwaters region: A model intercomparison study . Chen, F., Barlage, M., Tewari, M., Rasmussen, R., Jin, J., Lettenmaier, D., Livneh, B., Lin, C., Miguez-Macho, G., Niu, G.-Y., Wen, L., Yang, Z.-L. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research 119(24): 13795–13819.

2014 (Published)

Assessing five evolving microbial enzyme models against field measurements from a semiarid savannah – what are the mechanisms of soil respiration pulses? . Zhang, X., Niu, G.-Y., Elshall, A. S., Ye, M., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Pavao-Zuckerman, M. (2014): Geophysical Research Letter 41(18): 6428–6434.

2014

Flow and transport modeling of a tracer isotope experiment at B2 LEO using integrated and distributed multisensor observation data . Scudeler, C., Pangle, L., Pasetto, D., Niu, G-Y., Paniconi, C., Putti, M., Troch, P. (2014): Abstract H13E-1165 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

2014

Representing surface and subsurface hydrology at hyperresolution for Earth system models: Development of a hybrid 3-D approach . Hazenberg, P., Broxton, P., Brunke, M., Gochis, D., Lawrence, D., Niu, G.-Y., Pelletier, J., Troch, P., Zeng, X. (2014): Abstract GC33A-0497 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

2014

Monitoring and Modeling Water, Energy and Carbon Fluxes at the Hillslope Scale in the Landscape Evolution Observatory . Troch, P., Barron-Gafford, G., Dontsova, K., Fang, Y., Niu, G.-Y., Pangle, L., Tuller, M., Van Haren, J. (2014): Abstract H43L-1128 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

2013

Modeling the "Birch Effect" Using a Microbial Enzyme Based Soil Organic Carbon Decomposition and Gas Transport Model . Niu, G.-Y., Zhang, X., Barron-Gafford, G., Pavao-Zuckerman, M. (2013): Abstract B33C-0496 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.

2013

Hydrologic discovery through controlled experimentation, data analysis, and numerical and analytical modeling at the Landscape Evolution Observatory (Invited) . Troch, P. A., Gevaert, A., Smit, Y., Niu, G.-Y., Nakolan, L., Kyzivat, E. (2013): Abstract H11C-1167 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.