Works (35)

Updated: February 6th, 2024 05:00

2023 report

Developing Digital Twins for Earth Systems: Purpose, Requisites, and Benefits

By: Y. Rao*, R. Redmon, K. Dale, S. Haupt, A. Hopkinson, A. Bostrom, S. Boukabara, T. Geenen ...

Source: ORCID
Added: October 16, 2023

2023 article

Garbage in, garbage out: mitigating risks and maximizing benefits of AI in research

Hanson, B., Stall, S., Cutcher-Gershenfeld, J., Vrouwenvelder, K., Wirz, C., Rao, Y., & Peng, G. (2023, November 2). NATURE, Vol. 623, pp. 28–31.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Computer science; Technology; Policy
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: November 1, 2023

2023 article

NASA TOPS Open Science 101

(2023, December 6). Zenodo.

Contributors: A. Adams, B. Almarzouq, M. Lacerda, J. Alwood, S. Alzahawi, F. Azevedo, R. Barry, N. Batalha ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2023 article

NASA TOPS Open Science 101

(2023, December 6). Zenodo.

Contributors: A. Adams, B. Almarzouq, M. Lacerda, J. Alwood, S. Alzahawi, F. Azevedo, R. Barry, N. Batalha ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2023 webpage

Opensciency - A core open science curriculum by and for the research community

Almarzouq, B., Azevedo, F., Batalha, N., Bayer, J., Bell, T., Bhogal, S., … Yehudi, Y. (2023, February 22).

By: B. Almarzouq, F. Azevedo, N. Batalha, J. Bayer, T. Bell, S. Bhogal, M. Black, S. Brown ...

Contributors: Y. Rao

Source: ORCID
Added: March 3, 2023

2023 journal article

Socio-Environmental Determinants of Mental and Behavioral Disorders in Youth: A Machine Learning Approach

GEOHEALTH, 7(9).

By: L. Wertis*, M. Sugg*, J. Runkle n & D. Rao n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: Y. Rao n

author keywords: machine learning; mental and behavioral disorders; distributed lag non-linear model; youths; ambient temperature; greenspace
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: October 10, 2023

2023 journal article

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Sciences An Innovative Approach for Summer School

BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 104(6), E1222–E1231.

By: A. McGovern*, D. Gagne*, C. Wirz*, I. Ebert-Uphoff*, A. Bostrom*, Y. Rao n, A. Schumacher*, M. Flora* ...

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: KEYWORDS; Education; Artificial intelligence; Machine learning
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 31, 2023

2022 review

A review of Earth Artificial Intelligence

[Review of ]. COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, 159.

By: Z. Sun*, L. Sandoval*, R. Crystal-Ornelas*, S. Mousavi*, J. Wang*, C. Lin*, N. Cristea*, D. Tong* ...

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Geosphere; Hydrology; Atmosphere; Artificial intelligence/machine learning; Big data; Cyberinfrastructure
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 7, 2022

2022 article

Are We at Risk of Losing the Current Generation of Climate Researchers to Data Science?

Jain, S., Mindlin, J., Koren, G., Gulizia, C., Steadman, C., Langendijk, G. S., … Rabanal, V. (2022, August). AGU ADVANCES, Vol. 3.

co-author countries: Argentina 🇦🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 🇬🇧 Italy 🇮🇹 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Singapore 🇸🇬 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: climate model data; early career researchers; CMIP; climate science; climate research
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 26, 2022

2022 journal article

Bias of area counted from sub-pixel map: Origin and correction

SCIENCE OF REMOTE SENSING, 6.

co-author countries: Belgium 🇧🇪 China 🇨🇳 Netherlands 🇳🇱 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Land cover/land use; Sub-pixel mapping; Area bias correction; Small sample size; Abundance-dependent error; Probability distribution of abundances
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 31, 2023

2022 journal article

ClimateBench v1.0: A Benchmark for Data-Driven Climate Projections

JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN MODELING EARTH SYSTEMS, 14(10).

co-author countries: Switzerland 🇨🇭 Germany 🇩🇪 Spain 🇪🇸 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 🇬🇧 Norway 🇳🇴 Sweden 🇸🇪 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: climate; emulation; precipitation; machine learning
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 31, 2022

2022 article

Earth and Space Science Informatics Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, Networked (ICON) Science

Hills, D. J., Damerow, J. E., Ahmmed, B., Catolico, N., Chakraborty, S., Coward, C. M., … Yao, T. (2022, April). EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE, Vol. 9.

By: D. Hills*, J. Damerow*, B. Ahmmed*, N. Catolico*, S. Chakraborty*, C. Coward*, R. Crystal-Ornelas*, W. Duncan* ...

co-author countries: Australia 🇦🇺 New Zealand 🇳🇿 United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 2, 2022

2022 speech

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science (TAI4ES) Summer School 2022

McGovern, A., Gagne, D., Ebert-Uphoff, I., Bostrom, A., Wirz, C., Rao, D., … Haynes, K. (2022, June).

By: A. McGovern, D. Gagne, I. Ebert-Uphoff, A. Bostrom, C. Wirz, D. Rao, A. Schumacher, M. Flora ...

Contributors: Y. Rao

Source: ORCID
Added: March 9, 2023

2022 article

Warming does not delay the start of autumnal leaf coloration but slows its progress rate

Jiang, N., Shen, M., Ciais, P., Campioli, M., Penuelas, J., Korner, C., … Zhao, W. (2022, August 14). GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, Vol. 8.

By: N. Jiang*, M. Shen*, P. Ciais*, M. Campioli*, J. Penuelas*, C. Korner*, R. Cao*, S. Piao* ...

co-author countries: Austria 🇦🇹 Belgium 🇧🇪 Switzerland 🇨🇭 China 🇨🇳 Czechia 🇨🇿 Spain 🇪🇸 France 🇫🇷 Italy 🇮🇹 Russian Federation 🇷🇺 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: autumnal leaf senescence; global warming; leaf coloration onset; Northern Hemisphere; photoperiod
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 29, 2022

2021 report

A science paradigm shift is needed for Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences (EESS) to integrate Knowledge-Guided Artificial Intelligence (KGAI) and lead new EESS-KGAI theories

By: N. Voisin*, A. Bennett, Y. Fang, G. Nearing, B. Nijssen & Y. Rao

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: March 9, 2023

2021 journal article

Adopting "Difference-in-Differences" Method to Monitor Crop Response to Agrometeorological Hazards with Satellite Data: A Case Study of Dry-Hot Wind

REMOTE SENSING, 13(3).

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: remote sensing; vegetation indices; winter wheat; heat stress; spectral response; shape model fitting; damage assessment
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 1, 2021

2020 journal article

Can changes in autumn phenology facilitate earlier green-up date of northern vegetation?

AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, 291.

By: M. Shen*, N. Jiang*, D. Peng*, Y. Rao n, Y. Huang*, Y. Fu*, W. Yang*, X. Zhu* ...

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Japan 🇯🇵 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Autumn phenology; Legacy effect; Climate change; Northern hemisphere; Phenological sequence; Spring phenology
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 24, 2020

2020 journal article

Response of winter wheat to spring frost from a remote sensing perspective: Damage estimation and influential factors

ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING, 168, 221–235.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Spring frost; Winter wheat; Damage assessment; Remote sensing; North China
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 28, 2020

2020 journal article

Short-term effects of specific humidity and temperature on COVID-19 morbidity in select US cities

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 740.

By: J. Runkle n, M. Sugg*, R. Leeper n, Y. Rao n, J. Matthews n & J. Rennie n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: COVID-19 morbidity; Distributed lag non-linear model; Time-stratified case-crossover; Weather; Seasonality
MeSH headings : Betacoronavirus; COVID-19; Cities; Coronavirus Infections / mortality; Humans; Humidity; Pandemics; Pneumonia, Viral / mortality; SARS-CoV-2; Temperature
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 14, 2020

2019 journal article

Enterprise LST Algorithm Development and Its Evaluation with NOAA 20 Data

Remote Sensing, 11(17), 2003.

By: Y. Liu*, Y. Yu*, P. Yu*, H. Wang* & Y. Rao*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: land surface temperature (LST); enterprise algorithm; VIIRS; NOAA 20; split window
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2019 journal article

Estimating daily average surface air temperature using satellite land surface temperature and top-of-atmosphere radiation products over the Tibetan Plateau

Remote Sensing of Environment, 234, 111462.

By: Y. Rao*, S. Liang*, D. Wang*, Y. Yu*, Z. Song, Y. Zhou*, M. Shen*, B. Xu*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: March 9, 2023

2018 journal article

A practical sampling method for assessing accuracy of detected land cover/land use change: Theoretical analysis and simulation experiments

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 144, 379–389.

By: Y. Li*, J. Chen* & Y. Rao*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Land use land cover change; Accuracy assessment; Transition accuracy; Sample design
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2018 journal article

Land Surface Air Temperature Data Are Considerably Different Among BEST‐LAND, CRU‐TEM4v, NASA‐GISS, and NOAA‐NCEI

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(11), 5881–5900.

By: Y. Rao*, S. Liang* & Y. Yu*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: land surface air temperature; intercomparison; surface warming; warming hiatus
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2016 journal article

A Simple Method for Detecting Phenological Change From Time Series of Vegetation Index

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54(6), 3436–3449.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 Japan 🇯🇵 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Cross-correlogram spectral matching (CCSM); moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS); phenological change; start of season (SOS); vegetation index (VI)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2016 journal article

Land cover change detection by integrating object-based data blending model of Landsat and MODIS

Remote Sensing of Environment, 184, 374–386.

By: M. Lu, J. Chen*, H. Tang*, Y. Rao*, P. Yang* & W. Wu*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Change detection; Object-based; Data blending; NDVI gradient difference; NDVI time series
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2015 journal article

A method for screening climate change-sensitive infectious diseases

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(1), 767–783.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳

Contributors: Y. Wang*, Y. Rao*, X. Wu*, H. Zhao* & J. Chen*

author keywords: climate change; infectious diseases; climate change-sensitive diseases; relative sensitivity; screening method
MeSH headings : Child; Child, Preschool; China / epidemiology; Climate Change; Communicable Diseases / epidemiology; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Malaria / epidemiology; Mass Screening; Schistosomiasis / epidemiology; Temperature
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2015 conference paper

A quantitative assessment of multiple scattering in plant-soil mixtures and the implications on nonlinear spectral unmixing models

2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2015 journal article

An improved method for producing high spatial-resolution NDVI time series datasets with multi-temporal MODIS NDVI data and Landsat TM/ETM+ images

Remote Sensing, 7(6), 7865–7891.

By: Y. Rao*, X. Zhu*, J. Chen* & J. Wang*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: Y. Rao*, X. Zhu*, J. Chen* & J. Wang*

author keywords: NDVI time series; linear mixing model; MODIS; Landsat TM/ETM; data fusion
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2015 journal article

Identification of climate factors related to human infection with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China

Scientific Reports, 5.

By: J. Li*, Y. Rao*, Q. Sun*, X. Wu*, J. Jin*, Y. Bi*, J. Chen*, F. Lei* ...

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: J. Li*, Y. Rao*, Q. Sun*, X. Wu*, J. Jin*, Y. Bi*, J. Chen*, F. Lei* ...

MeSH headings : Algorithms; Atmospheric Pressure; China / epidemiology; Climate; Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control; Geography; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Humans; Humidity; Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype / physiology; Influenza A Virus, H7N9 Subtype / physiology; Influenza, Human / epidemiology; Influenza, Human / virology; Models, Theoretical; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Species Specificity; Temperature
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2015 journal article

Temperature sensitivity of spring vegetation phenology correlates to within-spring warming speed over the Northern Hemisphere

Ecological Indicators, 50, 62–68.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 Japan 🇯🇵

Contributors: C. Wang*, R. Cao*, J. Chen*, Y. Rao* & Y. Tang*

author keywords: Climate change; NDVI time series; Spring vegetation phenology; Spring temperature; Temperature sensitivity
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2014 journal article

A combination of TsHARP and thin plate spline interpolation for spatial sharpening of thermal imagery

Remote Sensing, 6(4), 2845–2863.

By: X. Chen*, W. Li*, J. Chen*, Y. Rao* & Y. Yamaguchi*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 Japan 🇯🇵

Contributors: X. Chen*, W. Li*, J. Chen*, Y. Rao* & Y. Yamaguchi*

author keywords: thermal sharpening; land surface temperature; TsHARP; thin plate spline; error estimation
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2014 journal article

A simple error estimation method for linear-regression-based thermal sharpening techniques with the consideration of scale difference

Geo-Spatial Information Science, 17(1), 54–59.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳
author keywords: thermal sharpening; error estimation; linear regression; equivalent random sample size
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2014 journal article

Earlier vegetation green-up has reduced spring dust storms

Scientific Reports, 4.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

2013 conference paper

Quantitative assessment of the different methods addressing the endmember variability

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 3317–3320.

By: Y. Rao*, J. Chen*, X. Chen* & J. Wang*

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳

Contributors: Y. Rao*, J. Chen*, X. Chen* & J. Wang*

author keywords: SMA; endmember variability; simulated data; quantitative
Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

journal article

混合像元分解技术及其进展

遥感学报, 20(5), 1102. http://www.jors.cn/jrs/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=r16169&flag=1

Yuhan "Douglas" Rao

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2023

Employment

Updated: March 2nd, 2023 06:23

2022 - present

North Carolina State University Asheville, North Carolina, US
Research Scientist North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

2019 - 2022

North Carolina State University Asheville, North Carolina, US
Postdoctoral Research Scholar North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

2015 - 2019

University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland, US
Graduate Research Assistant Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center

Education

Updated: January 3rd, 2023 15:59

2014 - 2019

University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, US
Ph.D. (Geographical Sciences) Department of Geographical Sciences

2011 - 2014

Beijing Normal University Beijing, Beijing, CN
Master of Engineering (Cartography and Geo-information Engineering) Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management

2007 - 2011

Beijing Normal University Beijing, Beijing, CN
Bachelor of Science (Statistics) School of Mathematical Sciences

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