Wen-Ying Wu

PhD Candidate

Jackson School of Geosciences, UT Austin



Research Interests

Hydrologic Cycle

Climate Variability

Land-Atmosphere Interaction

Satellite Data Analysis

Land-Surface Model Simulation

Programing Skills

Matlab, NCL

Fortran, Shell Script

Python, ArcGIS



Chinese Mandarin





The University of Texas at Austin
Sep 2016 - Current

Ph.D. Student, Jackson School of Geosciences

Supervisor: Dr. Zong-Liang Yang

National Taiwan University
Jun. 2015

M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences

Analyzed land water storage and land-atmosphere interactions

Supervisor: Dr. Min-Hui Lo

Aug. 2013

B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences

Defined height of mixing layer over Taiwan with sounding data


Graduate Teaching Assistant, UT Austin
Jan 2018 - Current

GEO 302C Climate: Past, Pres, Future

GEO 303 Intro to Geologyl

Graduate Research Assistant, UT Austin
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017

Developing a framework for predicting river flows on global scales

Evaluation of data assimilation in land surface model

Research Summer Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Mar 2012 - Dec 2014

Environmental Monitoring and Management

The Jefferson Project at Lake George

Research Assistant, National Taiwan University
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012

Analyzed land water storage and its impact to sea level changes

Quantified climate-driven groundwater changes

Visiting Student, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Mar 2013 - Jul 2013

Integration of MODIS LAI into the hydrological model

Supervisor: Dr. Andreas Güntner and Dr. Martin Wattenbach

Exchange Student, Humboldt University of Berlin
Mar 2013 - Jul 2013

Department of Geography

Visiting Student, UC Irvine
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Variability in Atmospheric water transport from ocean to land

Supervisor: Dr. J. S. Famiglietti


AGU Fall Meeting Student Travel Grant
NASA Data Visualization & Storytelling Contest- Grant Prize
Best Teaching Assistant, JSG,UT-Austin
Dean’s Award, College of Science, National Taiwan University
2015S elected as one of the best master thesis
DAAD/MOST Summer Institute Fellowship


Journal Article

Wu, W.-Y., M.-H. Lo, Y. Wada, J. T. Reager, J. S. Famiglietti , P. Yeh, A. Ducharne, and Z.L. Yang (2020), Contrary effects of climate change on future groundwater availability in key mid-latitude aquifers Nature Communications , 11, 3710

Lo, M., Wu, W.-Y., Tang, L. I., Ryu, D., Rashid, M., & Wu, R. (2020). Temporal Changes in Land-Surface Coupling Strength: An Example in A Semi-Arid Region of Australia, Journal of Climate, 1-40.

Zheng, H., Yang, Z.‐L., Lin, P., Wu, W.‐Y., Li, L., Xu, Z., et al. (2020). Falsification‐oriented signature‐based evaluation for guiding the development of land surface models and the enhancement of observations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, e2020MS002132.

Zheng, Hui, Z.-L. Yang, P. Lin, J. Wei, W.-Y. Wu, L. Li, L. Zhao, S. Wang (2019), On the sensitivity of the precipitation partition into evapotranspiration and runoff in land surface parameterizations. Water Resour. Res. , 55, 95–111

Yoon, J.-H., S.-Y. Wang, M.-H. Lo, W.-Y. Wu (2018), Concurrent increases in wet and dry extremes projected in Texas and combined effects on groundwater. Environ. Res. Lett., 13

Wu, W.-Y., C.-W. Lan, M.-H. Lo, J. T. Reager, and J. S. Famiglietti (2015), Increases in the annual range of soil water storage at northern middle and high latitudes under global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 3903–3910

Book Chapters

Lo, M.-H., J. Famiglietti, J. T. Reager, M. Rodell, S. Swenson, and W.-Y. Wu (2016), GRACE-based Estimates of Global Groundwater Depletion, Terrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change: Natural and Human-Induced Impacts, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series

Selected Conference Presentation

Wu, W.-Y., Z.-L. Yang (2020), Evaluation of hydrometeorological forecast skill during Hurricane Harvey (2017), 2020 AGU Annual Meeting

Wu, W.-Y., Z.-L. Yang, L. Zhao, P. Lin (2019), What can we expect from multi-sensor data assimilation for hydrological simulation?, 2019 AGU Annual Meeting

Wu, W.-Y., Z.-L. Yang, L. Zhao, P. Lin (2018), The Role of Multi-sensor Land Data Assimilation in Runoff and Streamflow Estimation, 2018 AGU Annual Meeting

Wu, W.-Y., Z.-L. Yang, P. Lin (2018), Towards a Better Understanding of Hydrological Extremes Using an Integrated Hydrological Modeling Framework, 2018 AOGS Annual Meeting (oral talk)

Wu, W.-Y., Z.-L. Yang, P. Lin, D. Maidment (2018), Assessment of the Simulations of Global-scale River Flows from an Integrated Hydrological Modeling Framework, 2018 AMS Annual Meeting (oral talk)

Wu, W.-Y., Z.-L. Yang, P. Lin, D. Maidment (2017), Towards Developing a Framework for Predicting River Flows on Global Scales, Texas Weather Conference

Lo, M.-H., W. -Y. Wu, and D. Ryu (2015), Temporal Changes in Land-Surface Coupling Strength: an Example in a Semi-Arid Region of Australia, AGU Fall Meeting

Wu, W.-Y., M.-H. Lo, Y. Wada, J. Reager, J. S. Famiglietti , P. Yeh, and A. Ducharne (2015), Impacts of Climate Changes on the Future Groundwater Storage, AGU Fall Meeting

Wu, W.-Y., C.-W. Lan, M.-H. Lo, J. Reager, and J. Famiglietti (2014), Changes in Soil Water Storage under Global Warming in CMIP5 models, AGU Fall Meeting

Wu, W.-Y., M.-H. Lo, J. Famiglietti, J. Reager, and C. De Linage (2013), Trends and Interannual Variability in Terrestrial Water Storage and Atmospheric Water Vapor Transport from GRACE and Multiple Atmospheric Reanalysis Datasets, EGU General Assembly

Other Experience

Teaching Assistant, NTU

Course of Seminar

Course of Introduction Survey to Atmospheric Research

Course of Earth System Model

Student Assistant, NTU

Office of International Affairs

Office of Department of Atmospheric Sciences


National Taiwan University Wind Band