Yan Zhong

Yan Zhong’s research focuses on monitoring mountain cryosphere in High Mountain Asia (HMA) by using remote sensing techniques (including UAV) and Geoinformatics (GIS). Her research interests include climate change, hazards assessment, glacier dynamics, glacial lake changes and outburst flow, glacier-slope interaction, rock-ice avalanches and hazard modelling.

Yan is a PhD candidate in the University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE).

Selected Publications

Zhong, Y., Liu, Q., Westoby, M., Nie, Y., Pellicciotti, F., Zhang, B., Cai, J., Liu, G., Liao, H., and Lu, X.: Intensified paraglacial slope failures due to accelerating downwasting of a temperate glacier in Mt. Gongga, Southeastern Tibet Plateau, Earth Surface Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-23-2022, 2022.

Zhong, Y., Liu, Q., Sapkota L., Luo, Y., Wang, H., Liao, H., Wu, Y.: Rapid glacier shrinkage and glacial lake expansion of a China-Nepal transboundary catchment in the Central Himalaya, between 1964 and 2020, Remote sensing, 13, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13183614, 2021.

Liu, Q., Zhang, B., Zhao, B., Zhong, Y., Lu, X., Zhou, J. Stability of the Hailuogou glacier during the “9.5” Luding Earthquake: a preliminary assessment based on multi-source observations. Journal of Mountain Science, 19, 3037–3050, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-022-7730-x, 2022

Luo, Y., Liu, Q., Zhong, Y., and Wang, H.: Remote-sensing-based monitoring the dynamics of Kyagar Glacial Lake in the upstream of Yarkant River, north Karakoram. Land Degradation and Development, https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.4454, 2022.

Liao H., Liu Q., Zhong Y., Lu X.: Landsat-Based Estimation of the Glacier Surface Temperature of Hailuogou Glacier, Southeastern Tibetan Plateau, Between 1990 and 2018. Remote Sensing, 12, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132105, 2020.