Tao Zheng
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Institute for Great Lakes Research

Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation, Remote Sensing
Dow Science Complex 281

Dr. Zheng is a Professor of Geography at Central Michigan University.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007
  • M.A., East Carolina University, 2003
  • B.S., Dalian University of Technology, 1996

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Cartography
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Digital Remote Sensing

Research Fields

  • Atmospheric Modeling
  • Data Assimilation
  • Remote Sensing

Selected Publications

  • Zheng, T., Feng, S., Davis, K. J., Pal, S. and Morgui, J. A. (2021) Development and evaluation of CO2 transport in MPAS-A v6.3, Geoscientific Model Development, 14, 3037-3066, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3037-2021 (Journal Impact Factor: 5.2) 
  • Zheng, T., Nassar, R., and Baxter, M. A. (2019). Estimating power plant CO2 emission using OCO-2 XCO2 and high resolution WRF-Chem simulations. Environmental Research Letters, 14. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab25ae (Journal Impact Factor: 6.0) 
  • Zheng, T., French, N. H. F., and Baxter, M. (2018) Development of the WRF-CO2 4D-Var assimilation system v1.0, Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 1725-1752, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1725-2018 (Journal Impact Factor: 5.2) 
  • Zheng, T. and Liang, S. (2011), Bayesian approach to integrate satellite-estimated instantaneous photosynthetically active radiation product for daily value calculation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 116, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014642 (Journal Impact Factor: 3.8) 
  • Zheng, T., Liang, S., and Wang, K. (2008). Estimation of Incident Photosynthetically Active Radiation from GOES Visible Imagery. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47(3), 853-868. https://doi.org/10.1175/2007JAMC1475.1 (Journal Impact Factor: 2.5)