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Shiqiang Zhang published an article in December 2017.
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Florent Grasso

254 shared publications

Centre de Bretagne, IFREMER – DYNECO/DHYSED, Plouzané, France

Chang Huang

221 shared publications

Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Earth Surface System and Environmental Carrying Capacity; Northwest University; Xi'an China

Ling Liu

156 shared publications

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University; Zhengzhou Henan P. R. China

Igor Levchenko

130 shared publications

Plasma Sources and Applications Centre/Space Propulsion Centre; NIE; Nanyang Technological University; Singapore 637616 Singapore

Wolfgang Wagner

76 shared publications

Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen Medical School, Germany

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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Methodological comparison of alpine meadow evapotranspiration on the Tibetan Plateau, China Yaping Chang, Jie Wang, Dahe Qin, Yongjian Ding, Qiudong Zha... Published: 13 December 2017
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189059
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Estimation of evapotranspiration (ET) for alpine meadow areas in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is essential for water resource management. However, observation data has been limited due to the extreme climates and complex terrain of this region. To address these issues, four representative methods, Penman-Monteith (PM), Priestley-Taylor (PT), Hargreaves-Samani (HS), and Mahringer (MG) methods, were adopted to estimate ET, which were then compared with ET measured using Eddy Covariance (EC) for five alpine meadow sites during the growing seasons from 2010 to 2014. And each site was measured for one growing season during this period. The results demonstrate that the PT method outperformed at all sites with a coefficient of determination (R2) ranging from 0.76 to 0.94 and root mean square error (RMSE) ranging from 0.41 to 0.62 mm d-1. The PM method showed better performance than HS and MG methods, and the HS method produced relatively acceptable results with higher R2 (0.46) and lower RMSE (0.89 mm d-1) compared to MG method with R2 of 0.16 and RMSE of 1.62 mm d-1, while MG underestimated ET at all alpine meadow sites. Therefore, the PT method, being the simpler approach and less data dependent, is recommended to estimate ET for alpine meadow areas in the Tibetan Plateau. The PM method produced reliable results when available data were sufficient, and the HS method proved to be a complementary method when variables were insufficient. On the contrary, the MG method always underestimated ET and is, thus, not suitable for alpine meadows. These results provide a basis for estimating ET on the Tibetan Plateau for annual data collection, analysis, and future studies.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Temporal Evolution of Regional Drought Detected from GRACE TWSA and CCI SM in Yunnan Province, China Siyu Ma, Qianxin Wu, Jie Wang, Shiqiang Zhang Published: 04 November 2017
Remote Sensing, doi: 10.3390/rs9111124
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Droughts are one of the most devastating natural disasters, which impose increasing risks to humanity and the environment in the 21st century. The recent and continuous drought in China has led to detrimental effects on the local environment and societies in Yunnan Province, thus there is an urgent need to monitor the spatial and temporal evolution of the drought. The characteristics of the spatial distribution of drought processes and the impact of droughts on soil moisture and water storage remains unclear. In this study, the direction, magnitude, start time, and duration of droughts were investigated, based on Total Water Storage Anomalies (TWSA) of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), Climate Change Initiative Soil Moisture (CCI SM), and observed precipitation data. The spatial patterns of TWSA trends at each time duration segment suggest that the evolution of drought processes is very complex, and can be clustered into three zones. The spatial distribution of TWSA revealed that the drought status lasted more than one year longer in the north and east parts compared to other parts of Yunnan Province. Water losses occurred in the south part, while water gains were found in the central, north, and east parts of Yunnan Province, from 2002 to 2014, indicating a higher possibility of droughts in the south part in the future. Both de-seasonalized TWSA and CCI SM effectively captured the serious drought from 2009 to 2010 in Yunnan, and their spatial patterns were found to be consistent. The drought detected from CCI SMA had a one-month lag and TWSA had a two-month lag, in comparison to the meteorological drought from precipitation data, which indicates that the drought data derived from CCI SMA and TWSA are better able to represent the impact of droughts, particularly on agriculture. The contribution of surface SM changes in TWSA was determined to be about 41.94%, suggesting that variations in soil moisture only explain less than half of the total water storage change. GRACE observations and CCI SM can be used as important indicators of the spatial distribution of the drought process and its impact on the environment and local communities, which will improve the management of water resources and early detection and monitoring of droughts.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Evaluation of precipitation from CMORPH, GPCP-2, TRMM 3B43, GPCC, and ITPCAS with ground-based measurements in the Qinli... Gefei Wang, Peiyun Zhang, Liwen Liang, Shiqiang Zhang Published: 02 October 2017
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185147
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The correspondence between five precipitation products, including CMORPH, GPCP-2, TRMM 3B43, GPCC, and ITPCAS, and ground-based measurements of precipitation were evaluated on annual, seasonal, and monthly scales during 2000–2014 in the Qinling-Daba Mountains over China, which is a significant area with vital value of climate and hydrology. Performances of the precipitation products in the relatively arid/humid years were also analyzed. In general, ITPCAS data displayed the highest accuracy, GPCP-2 and CMORPH data showed relatively poor performance, and GPCC and TRMM 3B43 data were average at different temporal scales among the five precipitation products. The Pearson correlation coefficient of each station had minor fluctuations for the five precipitation products. A larger deviation was found at Wudu station, most likely due to the undulating terrain. The performances of the precipitation products from highest to least accuracy are as follows: ITPCAS > TRMM 3B43 > GPCC > GPCP-2 > CMORPH. Except for CMORPH (-20.76%), the percentage precipitation differences (PPDs) of the other four precipitation products fluctuated in the range of 10% during the relatively arid (2001) and humid (2011) years. In addition, all precipitation products and ground gauge observed precipitation did not show an obvious gradient with altitude, which is different from that in other mountainous areas and is perhaps due to complex terrain, lack of observation in high altitudes, and precipitation undercatch. In consideration of the significance of Qinling-Daba Mountains as the geographic and ecological dividing lines, the present study may provide a new perspective for hydrological, climatic, and ecological researches and practices in local and other mountainous areas.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations In vitro Demonstration of Cancer Inhibiting Properties from Stratified Self-Organized Plasma-Liquid Interface Zhitong Chen, Shiqiang Zhang, Igor Levchenko, Isak I. Beilis... Published: 22 September 2017
Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12454-9
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Experiments on plasma-liquid interaction and formation of thinly stratified self-organized patterns at plasma-liquid interface have revealed a nontrivial cancer-inhibiting capability of liquid media treated at self-organized interfacial patterns. A pronounced cancer suppressing activity towards at least two cancer cells, breast cancer MDA-MB-231 and human glioblastoma U87 cancer lines, was demonstrated in vitro. After a short treatment at the thinly stratified self-organized plasma-liquid interface pattern, the cancer inhibiting media demonstrate pronounced suppressing and apoptotic activities towards tumor cells. Importantly, this would have been impossible without interfacial stratification of plasma jet to thin (of several µm) current filaments, which plays a pivotal role in building up the cancer inhibition properties. Furthermore, thinly stratified, self-organized interfacial discharge is capable to efficiently control the ROS and RNS concentrations in the cancer-inhibiting media. In particular, abnormal ROS/RNS ratios are not achievable in discharges since they do not form stratified thin-filament patterns. Our findings could be tremendously important for understanding the cancer proliferation problem and hence, the potential of this approach in tackling the challenges of high cancer-induced mortality should be explored.
Article 4 Reads 1 Citation Common microRNA–mRNA interactions exist among distinct porcine iPSC lines independent of their metastable pluripotent st... Shiqiang Zhang, Youlong Xie, Hongxia Cao, Huayan Wang Published: 31 August 2017
Cell Death & Disease, doi: 10.1038/cddis.2017.426
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Preparation of Basic Yellow Doped Nanomaterial and Its Usage in Latent Fingermark Development Li Liu, Xunge Zhu, Haiyong Xie, Shiqiang Zhang Published: 26 June 2017
DEStech Transactions on Engineering and Technology Research, doi: 10.12783/dtetr/apetc2017/11124
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