Dr. J. Chen

Professor (Water and Environmental Engineering)

Professor J. CHEN

BE, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
ME. Tsinghua Unviersity, Beijing, China
PhD, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

Office: HW 6-03
Phone: +852 28592646
Fax: +852 25595337


Teaching Activities

  •   CIVL 2104&2004 Hydraulics and Hydrology
  •   CIVL 6005 Data Analysis in Hydrology
  •   CIVL 6050 Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics
  •   CIVL 6081 Special Topic in Environmental Engineering B: Recent Advances in Water and Environmental
  •   CIVL 8011 Advanced Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering


Research Interests

  •   Management of water resources
  •   Climate changeand urbanization effects
  •   Multi-scale terrestrial hydrologic processes
  •   Integrated watershed processes (water, sediment, and water pollutants)
  •   Interactions of the land surface and the atmosphere
  •   Predictability of the hydrological variables
  •   Water-related natural hazards
  •   Remote sensing in hydrology


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects

  •   Impacts of climate change on water resources in Hong Kong
  •   Impacts of climate change and urbanization on hydrologic processes over Hong Kong and the Pearl River
          Delta in South China
  •   Integration of remote sensing products and numerical model simulations for drought prediction and impact
          assessment over the East River basin in South China
  •   Experimental and numerical studies of the hydrological features of flash floods in Hong Kong
  •   Dominant hydrologic processes for floods and droughts over the Pearl River Basin at different temporal and
          spatial scales
  •   Assuring Hong Kong's water supply: Learning the lessons of the 1963 drought
  •   Two regional climate models for dynamical downscaling climate projections over Hong Kong and its vicinity
  •   Advancing land surface parameterization in a coupled land-atmosphere model


Representative Publications

  • Chen, J*, and Chung, C. (2015). "Representation of global precipitation anomalies using four major climate patterns." Science China Technological Sciences , 58(5), 927-934, doi:10.1007/s11431-015-5799-y.
  • Niu J, Chen J*, and Sun L. (2015). "Exploration of drought evolution using numerical simulations over the Xijiang (West River) basin in South China." Journal of Hydrology, 526, 68-77,doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.029.
  • Chen J*, Niu J and Sivakumar B (2014). "Daily anomalous high flow (DAHF) of a headwater catchment over the East River basin in South China." Journal of Hydrology, 519: 284-294, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.023.
  • Li, Q., and Chen, J.* (2014). "Teleconnection between ENSO and climate in South China." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 28, 927-941, doi:10.1007/s00477-013-0793-z
  • Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2013). "Analyzing the water budget and hydrological characteristics and responses to land use in a monsoonal climate river basin in South China." Environmental Management, 51, 1174-1186, doi:10.1007/s00267-013-0045-5.
  • Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2013). "Investigating the effects of point source and nonpoint source pollution on the water quality of the East River (Dongjiang) in South China." Ecological Indicators, 32, 294-304, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.04.002
  • Niu, J., B. Sivakumar, and Chen, J.* (2013). "Impacts of increased CO2 on the hydrologic response over the Xijiang (West River) basin, South China." Journal of Hydrology, 420-421, 319-328, doi:10.1016/j.jhdrol.2011.12.022
  • Chen, J.* and Wu, Y. (2012). "Advancing representation of hydrologic processes in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) through integration of the TOPographic MODEL (TOPMODEL) features." Journal of Hydrology, 420-421, 319-328, doi:10.1016/j.jhdrol.2011.12.022
  • Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2012). "Modeling of soil erosion and sediment transport in the East River Basin in Southern China." Science of the Total Environment, 441, 159-168, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.057
  • Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2012). "An Operation-based Scheme for a Multiyear and Multipurpose Reservoir to Enhance Macro-scale Hydrologic Models." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 270-283, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-10-05028.1



  •    Associate Editor for Water Resources Research (WRR) (a top international journal in the fields of water
          resources, limnology and environmental sciences) (October 2011 –31 December 2015)
  •    Associate Editor for Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA) – Springer
          (October 2013 – present)
  •    Associate Editor for Journal of Hydro-environment Research (JHER) – Elsevier (October 2014 – present)



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