Jingfeng Wang

Last Name: 
Wang
Office Building: 
Mason
Office #: 
2221
Affinity Group / Department: 
Water Resources Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Education: 
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997.
M.Sc., Computational Fluid Mechanics, Peking University, 1987.
B.Sc., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Peking University, 1984.
First Name: 
Jingfeng
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Publications (Proceedings): 
Wang, J., A. Parolari, and S.-Y. Huang, Soil Moisture and Vegetation Controls on Surface Energy Balance using MEP Model of ET, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2014.
Huang, S.-Y., Y. Deng, and J. Wang, Re-Evaluation of the Earth’s Surface Energy Balance Using a New Method of Heat Fluxes, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2014.
Moghim S., S. L. McKnight, K. Zhang, A. M. Ebtehaj, R. G. Knox, R. L. Bras, P. R. Moorcroft, and J. Wang. A Space-Time Unified Data Set of General Circulation Model Outputs for Land Surface Modeling Over Amazonia (paper no. B11G-0121), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014.
Lin, L.-F., M. Ebtehaj, A. N. Flores, J. Wang, and R. L. Bras. Soil moisture background error covariance and variational data assimilation in a land-atmosphere coupled model. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, T. H. Illangasekare, T. Sakaki, and R. Detwiler, A Non-classical Hydrostatic Equation for Unsaturated Porous Media (H53M-07), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013. (oral presentation)
Huang, S.-Y., and J. Wang, Force-Restore Model of surface temperature using a new parameterization of ground heat flux (H21C-1055), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
Sharif, H. E., J. Wang, A. Georgakakos, and R. L. Bras, Anticipating the value of high resolution, remotely-sensed soil moisture measurements in the modeling of regional agricultural yield and irrigation demand (H51I-1316), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
Gutierrez-Jurado, H. A., H. Guan, H. Wang, J. Wang, R. L. Bras, and C. T. Simmons, Quantifying evaporation and transpiration fluxes of an Eucalyptus woodland in complex terrain with varying tree cover using the Maximum Entropy Production model for ET, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
Pelak, N., S. Manzoni, J. Wang, R. L. Bras, and A. Porporato, Coupled dynamics of soil formation and erosion in natural and agricultural ecosystems, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
Lin, L.-F., J. Wang, A. N. Flores, and R. L. Bras, Dynamical Downscaling of GPM Precipitation Observations through 4DVAR Data Assimilation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
McKnight, S., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, Hydrometeorological response to deforestation in the Amazon basin, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013.
Shahnaz, S., and J. Wang, Carbon flux estimated from CO2 concentration using half order derivative method (B21A-0460), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2013. (poster presentation)
Hu, H., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, Effect of TMI SST Observations on the Simulation of Hurricane Sandy. PMM Science Meeting, Annapolis, MD, March 18-21, 2013.
Lin, L., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, Dynamic downscaling GPM precipitation observations using 4DVAR data assimilation. PMM Science Meeting, Annapolis, MD, March 18-21, 2013. (oral presentation)
Lin, L., R. L. Bras, A. N. Flores, and J. Wang. Dynamic downscaling GPM-like precipitation data — a case study of 4DVAR data assimilation of rain rates. PMM Science Meeting, Annapolis, MD, March 18-21, 2013. (poster presentation)
Wang, J, and R. L. Bras, A model of energy budget over water, snow and ice surfaces, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2012.
Lin, L.-F., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, Dynamic downscaling Precipitation via data assimilation of GPM-like radiance and rainfall observations, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2012.
Wang, J, and R. L. Bras, An application of maximum entropy production principle in modeling heat fluxes over land surface, 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Waterloo, Canada, 10-15 July 2011.
Nieves, V., J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, A Bayesian analysis of scale-invariant processes, 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Waterloo, Canada, 10-15 July 2011.
Wang, J, and R. L. Bras, An MEP model of surface heat fluxes, 8th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Taipei, Taiwan, 8-12 August 2011.
Lin, L.-F., G. Bisht, U. Narayan, J. Wang, R. L. Bras, Dynamic Downscaling Precipitation and Soil Moisture using Coupled WRF-ptRIBS-VEGGIE Model - A Preliminary Test, PMM Science Team Meeting, Denver, CO, 7-10 November 2011.
Bras, R. L., G. Bisht, J. Wang, Remote Sensing of Land Surface Energy Budget of Radiative and Turbulent Fluxes, ARO Terrestrial Science PI meeting, COE-WES, Vicksburg, MS, August 3-4, 2010.
Bras, R, L., R. G. Knox, G. Bisht, J. Wang, Patterns of Rainfall over Forested and Deforested Areas of the Amazon Basin, The Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, August 8-13, 2010.
Bras, R. L., G. Bisht, J. Wang, Remote Sensing of Land Surface Energy Budget of Radiative and Turbulent Fluxes, 27th Army Science Conference, Orlando, Florida, Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2010.
Bras, R. L., and J. Wang, An MEP model for remote sensing of evapotranspiration (invited talk), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras and V. Nieves, Use of the entropy methods in modeling eco-hydro-geomorphological processes (invited talk), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010.
Nieves, V., E. Wood, J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, Maximum entropy distributions of scale-invariant processes, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010.
Moghim, S., S. Sarachi, J. Wang, and R.L. Bras, Retrieval of Hourly Records of Surface Hydro-meteorological Variables using Satellite Remote Sensing Data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010.
Wang. J., F. Chagnon, and R. L. Bras, “Do Clouds Follow Deforestation Over the Amazon,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2009.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, G. Sivandran, and R. Knox, “A Simple Method for Estimation of Thermal Inertia Using Remote Sensing Observations,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2009.
Knox, R., M. Longo, Y. Kim, J. Wang, P. Moorcroft, and R.L. Bras, “Coupling the Ecosystem Demography Model 2 and the Brazilian Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (ED2-BRAMS) to Simulate the Seasonal Hydrometeorology of Amazonia,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.
Wang, J., E. Wood, and R. L. Bras, Maximum Entropy Solution of Power-law Distribution of River Networks, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.
Wang, J. and R. L. Bras, Application of the Principle of Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) in Modeling Land Surface Energy Balance, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.
Wang, J, and R. L. Bras, On Ignorance Prior Distributions and the Principle of Indifference, Workshop on maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System, Workshop on maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System at Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, May2008.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, Estimation of Global Ground Heat Flux, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2007.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, Do Clouds Follow Deforestation over the Amazon? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2007.
Wang, J. and R. L. Bras, Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) and Ecosystem Modelling, Workshop on maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System at INRA-EPHYSE, Bordeaux, France, July 2005.
Wang, J., and Bras, R. L., Dynamics of Precipitation Recycling, 2nd TRMM International Science Conference, Nara, Japan, September 2004.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and W. Eichinger, Further Test of the Hypothesis of Maximum Evaporation Using New Field Observations, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2004.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and G.D. Salvucci, An Optimality Principle of Evaporation, European Geophysical Society Annual Meeting, Nice, France, April 2003.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, M. Lerdau, G. Salvucci, S. Wofsy, Transpiration: A Test of Extremality Hypothesis, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2003.
Chagnon, F. J. F., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, Remote Sensing the Effects of Deforestation on Climate in Amazonia, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2002.
Chagnon, F. J. F., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, Contrasts in Shallow Cloud Cover over Deforested Regions in the Amazon Basin, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2002.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and G. Salvucci, An optimality principle of evaporation over non-vegetated land surface, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2002.
Chagnon, F. J. F., R. L. Bras and, J. Wang, On the Effect of Deforestation in Amazonia: Cloud and Rainfall Distribution, European Geophysical Society Annual Meeting, Nice, France, March 2001.
Chagnon, F. J. F., R. L. Bras and, J. Wang, The Effect of Deforestation on the Distribution of Clouds in Amazonia, 7th International Precipitation Conference, Rockport, Maine, July 2001.
Chagnon, F. J. F., A. J. Negri, J. Wang, L. Xu, R.M. Adler, and R.L. Bras, “An Analysis of Cloud and Rainfall Distributions over Deforested Amazonia using TRMM and GOES Measurements”, 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Madison, WI, October 2001.
Chagnon, F. J. F., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, “The Impacts of Deforestation on Cloud and Rainfall Distributions in Amazonia: An Analysis using TRMM and GOES Measurements”, TRMM Science Meeting, Ft. Collins, CO, November 2001.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and E. A. B. Eltahir, Impact of mesoscale circulation on the distribution of local rainfall over the deforested areas of the Amazon, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1999.
Yu, L., R. L. Bras, E. A. B. Eltahir, and J. Wang, Atmospheric response to Amazon deforestation - A case study using coupled MM5 and BATS, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1999.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and E. A. B. Eltahir, Deforestation and Clouds Pattern over Rondonia, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1998.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, E. A. B. Eltahir, and L. Yu, Enhanced Precipitation over Partially Deforested Areas in the Amazon Region, Mesoscale Precipitation Conference, Hawaii, June 1998.
Wang, J., E. A. B. Eltahir, and R. L. Bras, Do Mesoscale Circulations Induced by Deforestation Play Any Role in Triggering Moist Convection?, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1998.
Wang, J, R. L. Bras, and E. A. B. Eltahir, A Numerical Study of Mesoscale Circulation Under Random Thermal Forcing, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 3-4 February 1997 (Invited Paper).
Wang. J., R. L. Bras, and E. A. B. Eltahir, A Numerical Study of Mesoscale Circulation Under Random Thermal Forcing, Special Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence, AMS, 1997.
Wang, J., R.L. Bras, E.A.B. Eltahir, “An analytical Approach to Parameterizations of Mesoscale Fluxes of Momentum, Heat, and Moisture,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1994.
Wang, J., R.L. Bras, and E.A.B. Eltahir, “A Stochastic Linear Theory for Mesoscale Fluxes of Momentum, Heat and Moisture,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1994.
Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Publications (Articles): 
Huang, S.-Y., and J. Wang, 2016, A coupled force-restore model of surface temperature and soil moisture using the maximum entropy production model of heat fluxes, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 7528-7547, doi:10.1002/2015JD024586
Huang, S.-Y., Y. Deng, and J. Wang, 2016, A New Look at the Global Surface Energy Budget Using the Maximum-Entropy-Production Model, Clim., Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-016-3395-x (in press).
El Sharif, H., J. Wang, A. Georgakakos, and R. L. Bras, 2015, Modeling regional crop yield and irrigation demand using SMAP type of soil moisture data, J. Hydrometeorl., 16, 904-916.
Lin, L.-F., A. M. Ebtehaj, R. L. Bras, A. N. Flores, and J. Wang, 2015, Dynamical downscaling of GPM precipitation observations for hydrologic applications via WRF 4D-Var assimilation of precipitation, J. Hydrometeorol., 16, 811-829.
Zhang, K., de A. Castanho, D. Galbraith, S. Moghim, N. Levine, R. L. Bras, M. Coe, M. H. Costa, Y. Malhi, M Longo, R. Knox, S. McKnight, J. Wang, and P. Moorcroft (2015), The Fate of Amazonian Ecosystems over the Coming Century Arising from Changes in Climate, Land-use and CO2, Global Change Biology, online, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12903.
El Sharif, H., J. Wang, A. Georgakakos, and R. L. Bras (2015), Modeling regional crop yield and irrigation demand using SMAP type of soil moisture data, J. Hydrometeorl., 16, 904-916.
Lin, L.-F., A. M. Ebtehaj, R. L. Bras, A. N. Flores, and J. Wang (2015), Dynamical downscaling of GPM precipitation observations for hydrologic applications via WRF 4D-Var assimilation of precipitation, J. Hydrometeorol., 16, 811-829.
Moghim, S., A. Bowen, S. Sarachi, and J. Wang (2015), Retrieval of hourly records of surface hydrometeorological variables using satellite remote sensing data, J. Hydrometeorol., 16, 147-157.
Nieves, V., J. Wang, and J. K. Willis (2014), A conceptual model of ocean freshwater flux derived from sea surface salinity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 6452-6458. doi:10.1002/2014GL061365
Wang., J., R. L. Bras, V. Nieves, and Y. Deng (2014), A Model of Energy Budget over Water, Snow and Ice Surfaces, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD021150.
Wang, J., V. Nieves and R. L. Bras (2013), MaxEnt and MaxEP in Modeling Fractal Topography and Atmospheric Turbulence, Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Systems (ed. R. Dewar, C. Lineweaver, R. Niven and K. Regenauer-Lieb), Springer.
Coe, M. T., T. R. Marthews, M. H. Costa, D. R. Galbraith, N. M. Greenglass, H. M. A. Imbuzeiro, N. M. Levine, Y. Malhi, P. R. Moorcroft, M. N. Muza, T. L. Powell, S. R. Saleska, L. A. Solorzano, and J. Wang, 2013, Deforestation and climate feedbacks threaten the ecological integrity of south-southeastern Amazonia, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 368, 20120155.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2012, On the ignorance priors and the principle of indifference, BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Editor(s): Philip Goyal, Adom Giffin, Kevin H. Knuth, Edward Vrscay, AIP Conference Proceedings of the 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1039-8), 9-16 July 2011, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 40-47.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2012, An application of the maximum entropy production principle in modeling heat fluxes over land surfaces, BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Editor(s): Philip Goyal, Adom Giffin, Kevin H. Knuth, Edward Vrscay, AIP Conference Proceedings of the 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1039-8), 9-16 July 2011, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 282-289.
Nieves, V., J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, 2012, A Bayesian analysis of scale-invariant processes, BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Editor(s): Philip Goyal, Adom Giffin, Kevin H. Knuth, Edward Vrscay, AIP Conference Proceedings of the 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1039-8), 9-16 July 2011, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 56-62.
Nieves, V., J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, 2011, Statistics of Multifractal Processes Using the Maximum Entropy Method, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L17405.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2011, A Model of Evapotranspiration Based on the Theory of Maximum Entropy Production, Water Resour. Res., 47, W03521.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2011, Response to the Comments on “An Extremum Solution of Monin-Obukhov Similarity Equations” by van de Wiel et al., J. Atmos. Sci., 68(6), 1409-1412.
Knox, R., G. Bisht, J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, 2011, Precipitation Variability over the Forest to Non-Forest Transition in Southwestern Amazonia, J. Climate, 24, 2368-2377.
Nieves, V., J. Wang, R. L. Bras, and L. Wood, 2010, Maximum Entropy Distributions of Scale-Invariant Processes, Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 118701.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2010, An Extremum Solution of Monin-Obukhov Similarity Equations, J. Atmos. Sci., 67(2), 485-499.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, G. Sivandran, and R. G. Knox, 2010, A Simple Method for the Estimation of Thermal Inertia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L05404.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2009, A Model of Surface Heat Fluxes Based on the Theory of Maximum Entropy Production, Water Resour. Res., 45, W11422.
Wang, J., F. Chagnon, E. Williams, A. K. Betts, N. O. Renno, L. A. T. Machado, G. Bisht, R. Knox, and R. L. Bras, 2009, Impact of Deforestation in the Amazon Basin on Cloud Climatology, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 106(10), 3670-3674.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2009, Comments on “Estimating the soil temperature profile from a single depth observation: A simple empirical heatflow solution", Water Resour. Res., 45, W03601.
Bennett, W. B., J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, 2008, Estimation of Global Ground Heat Flux, J. Hydrometeorol., 9(4), 744-759.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, M. Lerdau, and G. D. Salvucci, 2007, A Maximum Hypothesis of Transpiration, JGR-Biogeosci., 112, G03010.
Chagnon, F. J. F., R. L. Bras, and J. Wang, 2004, Climate shift in patterns of shallow clouds over the Amazon, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L24214.
Wang, J., G. D. Salvucci, and R. L. Bras, 2004, An Extremum Principle of Evaporation, Water Resour. Res., 40(9), W09303.
Fitzmaurice, J., J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, 2004, Sensible Heat Flux Estimated from One-Level Air Temperature near the Land Surface, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L07102.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 2001, Effect of Temperature on Surface Energy Balance, Water Resour. Res., 37(12), 3383-3386.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and E. A. B. Eltahir, 2000, The Impact of Observed Deforestation on the Mesoscale Distribution of Rainfall and Clouds in Amazonia, J. Hydrometeorol., 1(3), 267-286.
Beltrami, H., J. Wang, and R. L. Bras, 2000, Energy Balance at the Earth's Surface: Heat Flux History in Eastern Canada, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27(20), 3385-3388.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 1999, Ground Heat Flux Estimated from Surface Soil Temperature, J. Hydrol., 216(3-4), 214 - 226.
Wang, J., and R. L. Bras, 1998, A New Method of Estimating Sensible Heat Flux from Air Temperature, Water Resour. Res., 34(9), 2281 - 2288.
Wang, J., E. Eltahir, and R. L. Bras, 1998, Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Mesoscale Circulations Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneities of Land Surface, J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 447 - 464.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and D. Entekhabi, 1997, Structure and Fluctuations of Large-Scale Soil Moisture Climate Due to External Random Forcing and Internal Feedbacks, J. Stoch. Hydrol. Hydraul., 11, 95 - 114.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and E. Eltahir, 1996, A Stochastic Linear Theory of Mesoscale Circulation Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneity of the Land Surface, J. Atmos. Sci., 53, 3349 – 3366.
Wang, J., R. L. Bras, and E. Eltahir, 1996, Stochastic Modeling of the Thermally Induced Atmospheric Flow at Mesoscale, Meccanica, 31, 15-25.
Publications (Books): 
Wang, J., V. Nieves and R. L. Bras, 2013, MaxEnt and MaxEP in Modeling Fractal Topography and Atmospheric Turbulence, Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Systems (ed. R. Dewar, C. Lineweaver, R. Niven and K. Regenauer-Lieb), Springer, ISBN-13: 978-3642401534.
Phone: 
404.385.4653
Interdisciplinary Research Area(s): 
Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Smart Cities