Daqing Yang


Water and Environmental Research Center


University of Alaska Fairbanks

dyang3 [at] alaska.edu


457 Duckering Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775
United States

Brief Biography

Dr. Yang is currently an associate research professor at the Water and Environmental Research Center, Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. (water resources and hydro-meteorology) in China and has international research/work experience. He was a research associate at the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; a visiting scientist at the University of California; and a post-doc research fellow at both the Meteorological Service of Canada and McMaster University. He also worked as a research scientist at the Institute for Global Change.

Dr. Yang's primary research interests are in cold region hydrology, specifically, climate and climate change/variation in the arctic and high latitude regions; large arctic river hydro-climatologies and changes; applications of remote sensing data/products in the high latitude regions; and data analysis systems including accuracy assessment and adjustment/correction, statistical analysis, and numerical modeling of cold region hydrology.

He has published over 50 research articles and has extensive lecture experience having given over 30 talks at national and international conferences/workshops. He is interested in talking with academic audiences, graduate students and the general public.

Potential lecture topics include:

Hydrologic response of major Siberian rivers to climate change and


Development of bias-corrected high latitude precipitation database and


Streamflow response to seasonal snowcover extent changes in large

Siberian watersheds

Representativeness of arctic weather station data for computation of

snowmelt in a small area

Dr. Yang has previously participated in the Arctic Visiting Speakers Series as a host and enjoyed his experiences.

Science Specialties

hydrology, cryosphere

Current Research

Snowcover. Snowmelt. Snowfall measurement. Precipitation climatology.