YANG HONG (洪 阳), PhD

Professor, OU/School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Adjunct Faculty, OU/School of Meteorology

Faculty Member, OU/Advanced Radar Research Center

  Scientific Fellow, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storm Lab

Faculty Member, OU/Water Technology for Emerging Regions
Affiliated Faculty Member, OU/Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms
Affiliated Faculty Member, OU/Center for Spatial Analysis
Fellow, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies

scholar_logo_lg_2011   ResearchGate_Logo rid_logo

Dr. Yang Hong is currently professor of hydro-meteorology-climatology and remote sensing in the School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Sciences and in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Previously, he was a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Post-doc researcher at University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Hong is currently the Director of Hydrometeorology and RemOte Sensing Laboratory (HyDROS Lab: http://hydro.ou.edu at the National Weather Center, Norman OK. Dr. Hong’s areas of research span the wide range of hydrology-meteorology-climatology, with particular interest in bridging the gap among the water-weather-climate-human systems across scales in space and time. He has developed and taught class topics such as remote sensing retrieval and applications, advanced hydrologic modeling, climate change and natural hazards, engineering survey/measurement and statistics, land surface modeling and data assimilation systems for hydrological cycle and water systems under a changing climate.

Dr. Hong has served on several international and national committees, review panels, and editorial board of several journals. He was Chair of the AGU Hydrology-Precipitation Technical Committee from 2008-2012. He is recipient of the 2008 Group Achievement Award from the NASA Headquarter. Dr. Hong received a PhD Major in Hydrology and Water Resources and Ph.D. Minor in Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis from the University of Arizona (2003) and an M.S. (1999) in Environmental Sciences and a B.S. (1996) in Geosciences from the Peking (Beijing) University, China.

My CV (updated 04/2012)


Radar/Satellite Remote Sensing of Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, Soil Moisture, and Streamflow.

Hydro-sciences, Hydrometeorology, Hydroclimatology, Water Cycle, and Climate Change/Variability.

Digital Image Analysis, Clustering, Artificial Intelligence, Geospatial Analysis, Geoinformatics.

Natural Hazard and Disaster Monitoring, Prediction, Mitigation, Preventation, Water Resources Engineerng.

Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Sustainability, Optimization and Decision Support Modeling.


CEES/GIS 5020 REMOTE SENSING HYDROLOGY, 2008/2009/2011/2012/2013

ENGR 4510 APPLIED HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS (team-teach with Drs. Vieux and Kollar), 2008 FALL.


CEES 3334, MEASUREMENTS, 2009/2010/2011/2012/2013 SPRING

CEES 5020 COMPUTATIONAL HYDROLOGY, 2009/2011 FALL (Every other year)

CEES 5020 Radar Hydrology, 2012 Fall (every other year)


Ph.D. Hydrology and Water Resources, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, 2003

Ph.D. Minor, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, University of Arizona, 2003

M.S. Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 1999

B.S. Earth and Space Sciences, Peking (Beijing) University, 1996


E-MAIL: yanghong@ou.edu

PHONE: (405)325-3644

Department: School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences,
 The University of Oklahoma
 202 W. Boyd ST, Carson Engineering Center Room 334,
Norman, OK 73019
Office and Mailing Address: National Weather Center, ARRC Suite 4610                
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73072

I am always looking for Postdoctoral Research Associate, Under and Graduate Research Assistants. Please send your CV and Publication Samples to yanghong@ou.edu.