Assoc. Prof. Pat Yeh Jen-Feng

Associate Professor
School of Engineering

pat.yeh@monash.edu
+603 5514 6291
Room 5-4-64
ORCID

Personal statement

Pat YEH is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Civil Engineering at Monash University Malaysia. He is originally from Taiwan. He obtained his PhD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2003 in the field of Hydrology, and since then he had worked in the University of Hong Kong (HKU), University of California (Irvine), University of Tokyo (UT), and National University of Singapore (NUS).

Pat YEH has expertise in hydrologic modelling, hydro-climatic data analysis, remote sensing applications in hydrology, and the assessment of climate change impacts on water disasters (flood and drought) and water resources. Up to now (2019), he has published 50 SCI journal papers with the Web of Science h-index of 26 and Google Scholars h-index of 29.

More information about him can be found from his previous webpage (http://blog.nus.edu.sg/hwrrgroup/)

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Hydrology), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2003
  • Master in Environmental Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, 1994
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1992

Professional affiliations

Member of International Professional Bodies

  • AGU (American Geophysical Union), Member

Research Interests

My primary research fields are hydrology, hydroclimatology, water resources, and climate change. The fundamental goal of his research is to seek for better holistic understanding of the basic hydrological and atmospheric processes and mechanisms, and their mutual interactions (e.g. paths, residence times, functional dependence, etc) governing the water and energy cycle over a wide spectrum of spatio-temporal scales.

Research Projects

Title: Analyses of Virtual Water Trade of Malaysia for Future Water Resources Sustainability and Food Security

More than 70% of the global freshwater consumption is used for producing agricultural foods via irrigation. Therefore, the issue of food security is closely tied to the sustainability of water resources in both food exporting and importing countries. For the countries or regions seriously lacking water resources, they usually rely on global food trades to compensate the domestic shortage of food production for the sustainable development. The concept of virtual water (or called the water footprint) is that amount of water (in cubic meter per tons) used for producing a certain commodity, i.e., the ratio of total water used (cubic m/year) to the total quantity of the commodity produced (ton/year). The water footprint has three components: green water, blue water, and grey water.

This project aims to investigate the food security issue in Malaysia from the perspective of water resources sustainability by using the virtual water accounting approach. This approach provides a comprehensive quantitatively framework for analyzing the appropriation of water resources via international food trades, including both import and export foods of Malaysia, and also domes the virtual water used local food production. Malaysia imports a large portion of foods from food-producing countries worldwide; on the other hand it has been the main food supplier for counties such as Singapore, the analyses of virtual water inflow and outflow in global food trade of Malaysia, and the associated impacts on water resources and food production, bear important strategic meanings for future sustainable development, in particular facing the challenges in economic and population growth and the threats under climate change and environmental degradation.

Education

Units taught

Nil

Journal

Huang, Zhiyong; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Pan, Yun; Jiao, Jiu Jimmy; Gong, Huili; Li, Xiaojuan; Güntner, Andreas; Zhu, Yunqiang; Zhang, Chong; Zheng, Longqun (2019) Detection of large-scale groundwater storage variability over the karstic regions in Southwest China, Journal of Hydrology, (409-422), Volume: 569, Issue Number: 00221694, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.11.071

Rashid, Mehnaz; Chien, Rong You; Ducharne, Agnès; Kim, Hyungjun; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Peugeot, Christophe; Boone, Aaron; He, Xiaogang; Séguis, Luc; Yabu, Yutaro; Boukari, Moussa; Lo, Min Hui (2019 Evaluation of groundwater simulations in Benin from the ALMIP2 project, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (339-354), Volume: 20, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0025.1

Wu, Chuanhao; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Wu, Haichun; Hu, Bill X.; Huang, Guoru (2019) Global analysis of the role of terrestrial water storage in the evapotranspiration estimated from the budyko framework at annual to monthly time scales, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (2003-2021), Volume: 20, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0065.1

Wu, Chuanhao; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Hu, Bill X.; Huang, Guoru (2018) Controlling factors of errors in the predicted annual and monthly evaporation from the Budyko framework, Advances in Water Resources, (432-445), Volume: 121, Issue Number: 03091708, 10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.09.013

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Wu, Chuanhao (2018) Recent Acceleration of the Terrestrial Hydrologic Cycle in the U.S. Midwest, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, (2993-3008), Volume: 123, Issue Number: 2169897X, 10.1002/2017JD027706

Zhang, Hanghui; Liu, Shuguang; Ye, Jianchun; Yeh, Pat J.F. (2017) Model simulations of potential contribution of the proposed Huangpu Gate to flood control in the Lake Taihu basin of China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, (5339-5355), Volume: 21, Issue Number: 10275606, 10.5194/hess-21-5339-2017

Pan, Yun; Zhang, Chong; Gong, Huili; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Shen, Yanjun; Guo, Ying; Huang, Zhiyong; Li, Xiaojuan (2017) Detection of human-induced evapotranspiration using GRACE satellite observations in the Haihe River basin of China, Geophysical Research Letters, (190-199), Volume: 44, Issue Number: 00948276, 10.1002/2016GL071287,

Wada, Yoshihide; Lo, Min Hui; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Reager, John T.; Famiglietti, James S.; Wu, Ren Jie; Tseng, Yu Heng (2016) Fate of water pumped from underground and contributions to sea-level rise, Nature Climate Change, (777-780), Volume: 6, Issue Number: 1758678X, 10.1038/nclimate3001

Duerinck, H. M.; van der Ent, R. J.; van de Giesen, N. C.; Schoups, G.; Babovic, V.; Yeh, Pat J.F. (2016) Observed soil moisture-precipitation feedback in Illinois: A systematic analysis over different scales, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (1645-1660), Volume: 17, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0032.1

Cho, Jaeil; Ryu, Jae Hyun; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Lee, Yang Won; Hong, Sungwook (2016) Satellite-based assessment of Amazonian surface dryness due to deforestation, Remote Sensing Letters, (71-80), Volume: 7, Issue Number: 2150704X, 10.1080/2150704X.2015.1109159

Winter, Jonathan M.; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Fu, Xiaojing; Eltahir, Elfatih A.B. (2015) Uncertainty in modeled and observed climate change impacts on American Midwest hydrology, Water Resources Research, (3635-3646), Volume: 51, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1002/2014WR016056

Huang, Zhiyong; Pan, Yun; Gong, Huili; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Li, Xiaojuan; Zhou, Demin; Zhao, Wenji (2015) Subregional-scale groundwater depletion detected by GRACE for both shallow and deep aquifers in North China Plain, Geophysical Research Letters, (1791-1799), Volume: 42, Issue Number: 00948276, 10.1002/2014GL062498

Pokhrel, Yadu N.; Koirala, Sujan; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Hanasaki, Naota; Longuevergne, Laurent; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2015) Incorporation of groundwater pumping in a global Land Surface Model with the representation of human impacts, Water Resources Research, (78-96), Volume: 51, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1002/2014WR015602

Koirala, Sujan; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Hirabayashi, Yukiko; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2014) Global-scale land surface hydrologic modeling with the representation of water table dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research, (75-89), Volume: 119, Issue Number: 01480227, 10.1002/2013JD020398

Cho, Jaeil; Lee, Yang Won; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Han, Kyung Soo; Kanae, Shinjiro (2014) Satellite-based assessment of large-scale land cover change in Asian arid regions in the period of 2001-2009, Environmental Earth Sciences, (3935-3944), Volume: 71, Issue Number: 18666280, 10.1007/s12665-013-2778-0

Chien, Huicheng; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Knouft, Jason H. (2013) Modeling the potential impacts of climate change on streamflow in agricultural watersheds of the Midwestern United States, Journal of Hydrology, (73-88), Volume: 491, Issue Number: 00221694, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.03.026

Pokhrel, Yadu N.; Fan, Ying; Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Han, Shin Chan (2013) The role of groundwater in the Amazon water cycle: 3. Influence on terrestrial water storage computations and comparison with GRACE, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, (3233-3244), Volume: 118, 10.1002/jgrd.50335

Taylor, Richard G.; Scanlon, Bridget; Döll, Petra; Rodell, Matt; Van Beek, Rens; Wada, Yoshihide; Longuevergne, Laurent; Leblanc, Marc; Famiglietti, James S.; Edmunds, Mike; Konikow, Leonard; Green, Timothy R.; Chen, Jianyao; Taniguchi, Makoto; Bierkens, Marc F.P.; Macdonald, Alan; Fan, Ying; Maxwell, Reed M.; Yechieli, Yossi; Gurdak, Jason J.; Allen, Diana M.; Shamsudduha, Mohammad; Hiscock, Kevin; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Holman, Ian; Treidel, Holger (2013) Ground water and climate change, Nature Climate Change, (322-329), Volume: 3, Issue Number: 1758678X, 10.1038/nclimate1744

Pokhrel, Yadu N.; Hanasaki, Naota; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Yamada, Tomohito J.; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2013) Overestimated water storage, Nature Geoscience, (3-4), Volume: 6, Issue Number: 17520894, 10.1038/ngeo1688

Okazaki, Atsushi; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Yoshimura, Kei; Watanabe, Masahiro; Kimoto, Masahide; Oki, Taikan (2012) Changes in flood risk under global warming estimated using MIROC5 and the discharge probability index, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, (509-524), Volume: 90, Issue Number: 00261165, 10.2151/jmsj.2012-405

Pokhrel, Yadu N.; Hanasaki, Naota; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Yamada, Tomohito J.; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2012) Model estimates of sea-level change due to anthropogenic impacts on terrestrial water storage, Nature Geoscience, (389-392), Volume: 5, Issue Number: 17520894, 10.1038/ngeo1476

Cho, Jaeil; Miyazaki, Shin; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Kim, Wonsik; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2012) Testing the hypothesis on the relationship between aerodynamic roughness length and albedo using vegetation structure parameters, International Journal of Biometeorology, (411-418), Volume: 56, Issue Number: 00207128, 10.1007/s00484-011-0445-2

Pokhrel, Yadu; Hanasaki, Naota; Koirala, Sujan; Cho, Jaeil; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Kim, Hyungjun; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2012) Incorporating anthropogenic water regulation modules into a land surface model, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (255-269), Volume: 13, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/JHM-D-11-013.1

Watanabe, Satoshi; Kanae, Shinjiro; Seto, Shinta; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Hirabayashi, Yukiko; Oki, Taikan (2012) Intercomparison of bias-correction methods for monthly temperature and precipitation simulated by multiple climate models, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, Volume: 117, Issue Number: 01480227, 10.1029/2012JD018192

Cho, Jaeil; Oki, Taikan; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Kim, Wonsik; Kanae, Shinjiro; Otsuki, Kyoichi (2012) On the relationship between the Bowen ratio and the near-surface air temperature, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, (135-145), Volume: 108, Issue Number: 0177798X, 10.1007/s00704-011-0520-y

Haddeland, Ingjerd; Clark, Douglas B.; Franssen, Wietse; Ludwig, Fulco; Voß, Frank; Arnell, Nigel W.; Bertrand, Nathalie; Best, Martin; Folwell, Sonja; Gerten, Dieter; Gomes, Sandra; Gosling, Simon N.; Hagemann, Stefan; Hanasaki, Naota; Harding, Richard; Heinke, Jens; Kabat, Pavel; Koirala, Sujan; Oki, Taikan; Polcher, Jan; Stacke, Tobias; Viterbo, Pedro; Weedon, Graham P.; Yeh, Pat (2011) Multimodel estimate of the global terrestrial water balance: Setup and first results, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (869-884), Volume: 12, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/2011JHM1324.1

Cho, Jaeil; Komatsu, Hikaru; Pokhrel, Yadu; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Oki, Taikan; Kanae, Shinjiro (2011) The effects of annual precipitation and mean air temperature on annual runoff in global forest regions, Climatic Change, (401-410), Volume: 108, Issue Number: 01650009, 10.1007/s10584-011-0197-3

Okazawa, Yuko; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2011) Development of a global flood risk index based on natural and socio-economic factors, Hydrological Sciences Journal, (789-804), Volume: 56, Issue Number: 02626667, 10.1080/02626667.2011.583249

Kaneko, Daijiro; Yang, Peng; Yeh, P. J.F.; Kumakura, Toshiro (2010) Developing a photosynthetic sterility model to estimate CO<inf>2</inf> fixation through the crop yield in Asia with the aid of MODIS data, Ecological Informatics, (390-399), Volume: 5, Issue Number: 15749541, 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.07.008

Cho, Jaeil; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Lee, Yang Won; Kim, Hyungjun; Oki, Taikan; Kanae, Shinjiro; Kim, Wonsik; Otsuki, Kyoichi (2010) A study on the relationship between Atlantic sea surface temperature and Amazonian greenness, Ecological Informatics, (367-378), Volume: 5, Issue Number: 15749541, 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.05.005

Cho, Jaeil; Oki, Taikan; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Kanae, Shinjiro; Kim, Wonsik (2010) The effect of estimated PAR uncertainties on the physiological processes of biosphere models, Ecological Modelling, (1575-1579), Volume: 221, Issue Number: 03043800, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.03.009

Tang, Qiuhong; Gao, Huilin; Yeh, Pat; Oki, Taikan; Su, Fengge; Lettenmaier, Dennis P. (2010) Dynamics of terrestrial water storage change from satellite and surface observations and modeling, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (156-170), Volume: 11, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/2009JHM1152.1

Lo, Min Hui; Famiglietti, James S.; Yeh, P. J.F.; Syed, T. H. (2010) Improving parameter estimation and water table depth simulation in a land surface model using GRACE water storage and estimated base flow data, Water Resources Research, Volume: 46, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1029/2009WR007855

Wang, Lei; Koike, Toshio; Yang, Kun; Yeh, Pat Jen Feng (2009) Assessment of a distributed biosphere hydrological model against streamflow and MODIS land surface temperature in the upper Tone River Basin, Journal of Hydrology, (21-34), Volume: 377, Issue Number: 00221694, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.08.005

Kim, Hyungjun; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Oki, Taikan; Kanae, Shinjiro (2009) Role of rivers in the seasonal variations of terrestrial water storage over global basins, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 36, Issue Number: 00948276, 10.1029/2009GL039006

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Famiglietti, J. S. (2009) Regional groundwater evapotranspiration in Illinois, Journal of Hydrometeorology, (464-478), Volume: 10, Issue Number: 1525755X, 10.1175/2008JHM1018.1

Yang, Dawen; Shao, Weiwei; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Yang, Hanbo; Kanae, Shinjiro; Oki, Taikan (2009) Impact of vegetation coverage on regional water balance in the nonhumid regions of China, Water Resources Research, Volume: 45, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1029/2008WR006948

Han, Shin Chan; Kim, Hyungjun; Yeo, In Young; Yeh, Pat; Oki, Taikan; Seo, Ki Weon; Alsdorf, Doug; Luthcke, Scott B. (2009) Dynamics of surface water storage in the Amazon inferred from measurements of inter-satellite distance change, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 36, Issue Number: 00948276, 10.1029/2009GL037910

Lo, Min Hui; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Famiglietti, J. S. (2008) Constraining water table depth simulations in a land surface model using estimated baseflow, Advances in Water Resources, (1552-1564), Volume: 31, Issue Number: 03091708, 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.06.007

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Famiglietti, J. S. (2008) Regional terrestrial water storage change and evapotranspiration from terrestrial and atmospheric water balance computations, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, Volume: 113, Issue Number: 01480227, 10.1029/2007JD009045

Gulden, Lindsey E.; Rosero, Enrique; Yang, Zong Liang; Rodell, Matthew; Jackson, Charles S.; Niu, Guo Yue; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Famiglietti, James (2007) Improving land-surface model hydrology: Is an explicit aquifer model better than a deeper soil profile?, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 34, Issue Number: 00948276, 10.1029/2007GL029804

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Swenson, S. C.; Famiglietti, J. S.; Rodell, M. (2006) Remote sensing of groundwater storage changes in Illinois using the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), Water Resources Research, Volume: 42, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1029/2006WR005374

Swenson, Sean; Yeh, Pat J.F.; Wahr, John; Famiglietti, James (2006) A comparison of terrestrial water storage variations from GRACE with in situ measurements from Illinois, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 33, Issue Number: 00948276, 10.1029/2006GL026962

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Eltahir, Elfatih A.B. (2005) Representation of water table dynamics in a land surface scheme. Part II: Subgrid variability, Journal of Climate, (1881-1901), Volume: 18, Issue Number: 08948755, 10.1175/JCLI3331.1

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Eltahir, Elfatih A.B. (2005) Representation of water table dynamics in a land surface scheme. Part I: Model development, Journal of Climate, (1861-1880), Volume: 18, Issue Number: 08948755, 10.1175/JCLI3330.1

Eltahir, Elfatih A.B.; Yeh, Pat J.F. (1999) On the asymmetric response of aquifer water level to floods and droughts in Illinois, Water Resources Research, (1199-1217), Volume: 35, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1029/1998WR900071

Yeh, Pat Jen Feng; Irizarry, Michelle; Eltahir, Elfatih A.B. (1998) Hydroclimatology of Illinois: A comparison of monthly evaporation estimates based on atmospheric water balance and soil water balance, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, (19823-19837), Volume: 103, Issue Number: 01480227, 10.1029/98JD01721

Yeh, Pat J.F.; Eltahir, Elfatih A.B. (1998) Stochastic analysis of the relationship between topography and the spatial distribution of soil moisture, Water Resources Research, (1251-1263), Volume: 34, Issue Number: 00431397, 10.1029/98WR00093

Yeh, P. J.F.; Eltahir, E. A.B. (1998) Erratum: Stochastic analysis of the relationship between topography and the spatial distribution of soil moisture (Water Resources Research (1998) 34:5 (1251-1263)), Water Resources Research, (2075), Volume: 34, Issue Number: 00431397, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0031868542&origin=resultslist

Book

Oki, Taikan; Yeh, Pat J.F.; (2014) Water resources, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, (903-909), Issue Number: 13884360, 10.1007/978-0-387-36699-9_193

Oki, Taikan; Yeh, Pat J.F. (2014) Water and energy cycles, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, (895-903), Issue Number: 13884360, 10.1007/978-0-387-36699-9_192

Conference

Yeh, Pat J.F. (2011) Terrestrial water storage variation inferred from GRACE satellite and water balance, 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011, (2850-2855), Volume: 4, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84865692463&origin=resultslist

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