Journal Publications:

§ Student/Postdoc supervised

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang, A General Inverse Theory for Inverting Discrete and Continuous Parameters in Subsurface Flow and Solute Transport Modeling under Unknown Boundary Conditions, Environmental Modelling and Software, in preparation.

Ye Li§, Ye Zhang, S-Q Li, Xu Zhang, Uncertainty Analysis of CO2 Modeling in a Complex Faulted and Fractured Reservoir, Teapot Dome, Wyoming, Environmental Geoscience, in preparation.

S-Q Li§, Morteza Akbarabadi, Mohammad Piri, Ye Zhang, Commercial Carbon Sequestration: Achieving 99 % Storage Security within an Engineering Time Scale, Journal of Geophysical Research, in preparation.

Dongdong Wang§, Ye Zhang, Huang He, Liqiang Wang, Stochastic Reservoir Inversion with Parallel Computing, Environmental Science & Technology, in preparation.

Dongdong Wang§, Ye Zhang, Data Integration and Stochastic Inversion Assessing Aquifer Parameter and Boundary Condition Uncertainty, Advances in Water Resources, in preparation.

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang, Julian Zhu, Direct and Efficient Hydraulic Characterization for diverse soil types under Infiltration and Evaporation, Vadose Zone Journal, in preparation.

Mingkan Zhang§, Ye Zhang, Multiscale Dispersivity Upscaling for Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Porous Media, Water Resources Research, in revision.

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang, Efficient Parameter Structure Identification and Flow Field Estimation for Subsurface Transport Modeling, Water Resources Research, in review.

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang, Functional Parameterization for Hydraulic Conductivity Inversion with Uncertainty Quantification, Hydrogeology Journal, in revision.

Ye Zhang, Guang Yang§, S-Q Li§, Significance of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in Simulating Carbon Sequestration a Deep Inclined Saline Aquifer, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, recommended for publication per minor revision.

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang (2014)c A method based on Local Approximate Solution (LAS) for Inverting Transient Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 514, p. 145-149, [PDF] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.004.

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang (2014)b Tensor Inversion of Hydraulic Conductivities for Heterogeneous Aquifer, Groundwater, in press, [PDF] doi: 10.1111/gwat.12202,

S-Q Li§, Ye Zhang (2014) Model Complexity in Carbon Sequestration: A Design of Experiment and Response Surface Uncertainty Analysis, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 22, p. 123-138 [PDF].

Jianying Jiao§, Ye Zhang (2014)a Two-Dimensional Inversion of Confined and Unconfined Aquifers under Unknown Boundary Conditions, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 65, p. 43-57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.10.011. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Juraj Irsa§, Jianying Jiao§ (2014) Three-Dimensional Aquifer Inversion under Unknown Boundary Conditions, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 509, p. 416-429, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.024. [PDF]

Ye Zhang (2014) Nonlinear Inversion of an Unconfined Aquifer: Simultaneous Estimation of Heterogeneous Hydraulic Conductivities, Recharge Rates, and Boundary Conditions, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 102, p. 275-299, [PDF], DOI: 10.1007/s11242-014-0275-x.

Zee Ma, Ye Zhang (2013) A Resolution of the Happiness-Income Paradox, Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0502-9 [PDF].

Ye Zhang (2013) Reducing Uncertainty in Calibrating Aquifer Flow Model with Multiple Scales of Heterogeneity, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.1211 [PDF].

Juraj Irsa§, Ye Zhang (2012) A New Direct Method of Parameter Estimation for Steady State Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers with Unknown Boundary Conditions, Water Resources Research, 48, W09526, , doi:10.1029/2011WR011756 [PDF].

S-Q Li§, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, Chungan Du (2011) Geologic Modeling and Fluid-Flow Simulation of Acid Gas Disposal in Western Wyoming, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 96, No. 4, p. 635-664. [PDF]. [Fig. 7 (color)].

Baozhong Liu§, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang (2011) Acid Gas Storage in a Deep Saline Aquifer: Numerical Sensitivity Study to evaluate Parameter and Model Uncertainty, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, Vol. 15, No. 4, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.1944-8376.0000061.

S-Q Li§, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang (2011) A Study of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in Large Scale CO2 Storage Simulation, Water Resources Research, 47, W05534, doi:10.1029/2010WR009707. [PDF]

Baozhong Liu§, Ye Zhang (2011) CO2 Modeling in a Deep Saline Aquifer: a Predictive Uncertainty Analysis using Design of Experiment, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 8, p. 3504-3510, DOI: 10.1021/es103187b. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Baozhong Liu§, Carl W Gable (2011) Homogenization of Hydraulic Conductivity for Hierarchical Sedimentary Deposits at Multiple Scales, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 87, Issue 3, p. 717-737, doi: 10.1007/s11242-010-9711-8. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable, Ben Sheets (2010) Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity Of Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Porous Media: An Upscaling Study Base on An Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, V. 388, No. 3-4, p. 304-320, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.05.009. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable, George Zyvoloski, Lynn Walter (2009) Uinta Basin: Hydrogeochemistry and Gas Compositions: A Regional Scale Overview, AAPG Bulletin, V. 93, No. 8, p. 1087-1118, doi: 10.1306/05140909004. [Article] [Supplemental]

Ye Zhang (2008) Hierarchical Geostatistical Analysis of an Experimental Stratigraphy, Mathematical Geoscience (formerly Mathematical Geology), doi:10.1007/s11004-008-9180-6. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable (2008) Two-Scale Modeling of Solute Transport in an Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 348, p. 395-411, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.10.017 [PDF] Online link

William Milliken, Marjorie Levy, Sebastian Strebelle, Ye Zhang (2007) The Effect of Geologic Parameters and Uncertainties on Subsurface Flow: Deepwater Depositional Systems, SPE 114099. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Carl W Gable (2007) Representative Hydraulic Conductivity of Hydrogeologic Units: Insights from an Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 339, p. 65-78, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.03.007 [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Carl W Gable, Mark Person (2006) Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity of an Experimental Stratigraphy - Implications for Basin-Scale Flow Simulations, Vol. 42, W05404, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2005WR004720. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Chris Paola, Carl W Gable, Xian-Huan Wen, J M Davis (2005) Geostatistical Analysis of an Experimental Stratigraphy, Vol. 41, W11416, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2004WR003756. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Enrique Merino, Michael Szpakiewcz (2005) Evaluation of Soluble Benzene Migration in the Uinta Basin, Geofluids, Vol. 5, No. 2, 106-123. [PDF]

Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Enrique Merino (2005) Hydrologic and Geochemical controls on Soluble Benzene Migration in Sedimentary Basins, Geofluids, Vol. 5, No. 2, 83-105. [PDF]


Theses:

Ye Zhang (2005) Estimation of Representative Hydrological Parameters Using an Experimental Stratigraphy, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 195 p.

Ye Zhang (2004) Geostatistical Analysis of An Experimental Stratigraphy, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 86 p.

Ye Zhang (1998) Boundary Element Modeling of Groundwater Discharge at a Leaky Foundation Site, Hangzhou, China, B.S. Thesis, Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, P.R. China, 65 p.


Lecture Notes:

Ye Zhang (2008) Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling (GEOL 5200), Lecture Notes, 233 p.

Ye Zhang (2007) Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology (GEOL 4444/5444), Lecture Notes, 243 p.

Ye Zhang (2007) Introduction to Geostatistics (GEOL 5210), Lecture Notes, 150 p.


Graduate Student Theses:

Dongdong Wang (2014) Physically Based Stochastic Inversion and Parameter Uncertainty Assessment on a Confined Aquifer with A Highly Scalable Parallel Solver, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 134 p.

Ye Li (2014) An Uncertainty Analysis of Modeling Geologic Carbon Sequestration in a Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 220 p.

Guang Yang (2012) Uncertainty Analysis of Carbon Sequestration in an Inclined Deep Saline Aquifer, M.S. Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 106 p. [PDF]