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Journal Papers


  1. Li Q., Bou-Zeid E. (2019) “Contrasts Between Momentum and Scalar Transport Over Very Rough Surfaces”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 880, 32-58. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.687.

  2. Meili N., Manoli G., Burlando P., Bou-Zeid E., Chow, W. T. L., Coutts A. M., Daly E., Nice K. A., Roth M., Tapper N. J., Velasco E., Vivoni E. R., and Fatichi, S. (2019) “An urban ecohydrological model to quantify the effect of vegetation on urban climate and hydrology (UT&C v1.0)”, Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, in review, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-225.

  3. Manoli G., Fatichi S., Schläpfer M, Yu K., Crowther T.W., Meili N, Burlando P., Katul G.G., and Bou-Zeid E. “Climate and population explain temperature anomalies in world cities”, Nature, 573, 55–60. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1512-9.

  4. Shah S. and Bou-Zeid E. “Rate of decay of turbulent kinetic energy in abruptly stabilized Ekman boundary layers”, Physical Review Fluids, 4, 074602, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.074602.

  5. Yang J. and Bou-Zeid E. (2019) “Designing sensor networks to resolve spatio-temporal urban temperature variations: fixed, mobile or hybrid?”, Environmental Research Letters, 14, 074022, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab25f8.

  6. Fabiani C., Pisello A.L., Bou-Zeid E., Yang J., Cotana F. (2019) “Adaptive measures for mitigating urban heat islands: the potential of thermochromic materials to control roofing energy balance”, Applied Energy, 247, 155-170, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.020.

  7. Omidvar H., Bou-Zeid E., and Chiaramonte M. (2019) “Physical determinants and reduced models of the rapid cooling of urban surfaces during rainfall”, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 1364-1380, DOI: 10.1029/2018MS001528.

  8. Caulton D.R., Lu J., Lane H.M., Buchholz B., Fitts J.P., Golston L.M., Guo X., Li Q., McSpiritt J., Pan D., Wendt L., Bou-Zeid E., and Zondlo M.A. (2019) “Importance of Super-Emitter Natural Gas Well Pads in the Marcellus Shale”, Environmental Science & Technology, 53, 4747-4754, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06965.

  9. Freire L.S., Chamecki M., Bou-Zeid E., and Dias N.L. (2019) “Critical flux Richardson number for Kolmogorov turbulence enabled by TKE transport”, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 145, 1551-1558, DOI: 10.1002/qj.3511.

  10. Yang J. and Bou-Zeid E. (2019) “Scale dependence of the benefits and efficiency of green and cool roofs”, Landscape and Urban Planning, 185, 127-140, DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.02.004.

  11. Omidvar H. and Bou-Zeid E. (2019) “Hacking a soil water content reflectometer to measure liquid level”, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation,  65, 174-179, DOI: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2018.11.014.

  12. Hezaveh S.H. and Bou-Zeid E. (2018) "Mean Kinetic Energy Replenishment Mechanisms in Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Farms", Physical Review Fluids, 3, 094606, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.094606.

  13. Bou-Zeid E., Gao X., Ansorge C., and Katul G. (2018) "On the role of return-to-isotropy in wall-bounded turbulent flows with buoyancy", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 856, 61-78, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.693.

  14. Momen M., Bou-Zeid E., Giometto M, Parlange M. (2018) "Modulation of Mean Wind and Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer by Baroclinicity", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75, 3797–3821, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-18-0159.1.

  15. Llaguno-Munitxa M. and Bou-Zeid E. (2018) "Shaping buildings to promote street ventilation: a large-eddy simulation study", Urban Climate, Urban Climate, 26, 76-94, DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2018.08.006.

  16. Omidvar H., Song J., Yang J., Arwatz G., Wang Z.-H., Hultmark M., Kaloush K., Bou-Zeid E. (2018) “Rapid Modification of Urban Land Surface Temperature during Rainfall”, Water Resources Research, 54, 4245-4264, DOI: 10.1029/2017WR022241.

  17. Hezaveh S.H., Bou-Zeid E., Dabiri J., Kinzel M., Cortina G., Martinelli L. (2018) "Increasing the Power Production of Vertical-Axis Wind-Turbine Farms using Synergistic Clustering", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 169, 275–296, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-018-0368-0.

  18. Caulton D. R., Li Q., Bou-Zeid E., Lu J., Lane H. M., Fitts J. P., Buchholz B., Golston L. M., Guo X., McSpiritt J., Pan D., Wendt L., and Zondlo, M. A. (2018) "Improving Mobile Platform Gaussian-Derived Emission Estimates Using Hierarchical Sampling and Large Eddy Simulation", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 15145-15168, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-15145-2018.

  19. Malings C., Pozzi M., Klima K., Bergés M., Bou-Zeid E., Ramamurthy P. (2018) “Surface Heat Assessment for Developed Environments: Optimizing Urban Temperature Monitoring”, Building and Environment,  141, 143-154, DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.05.059.

  20. El-Samra R., Bou-Zeid E., Bangalath H.K., Stenchikov G., El-Fadel M. (2018) “Seasonal and regional patterns of future temperature extremes: High-resolution dynamic downscaling over a complex terrain”, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 123, 6669–6689, 
DOI: 10.1029/2017JD027500.

  21. Yang J. and Bou-Zeid E. (2018) “Should cities embrace their heat islands as shields from extreme cold?” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57, 1309–1320, DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0265.1.

  22. Ghannam K., Katul G.G., Bou-Zeid E., Gerken T., Chamecki M. (2018) “Scaling and similarity of the anisotropic coherent eddies in near-surface atmospheric turbulence”, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75, 943–964, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0246.1.

  23. Zhao L., Oppenheimer M., Qing Z., Baldwin J., Ebi K., Bou-Zeid E.; Guan K., Liu X. (2018) "Interactions between urban heat islands and heat waves", Environmental Research Letters, 13, 034003, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9f73.

  24. Li Q., Bou-Zeid E., Vercauteren N. Parlange M.B. (2018) “Signatures of Air-Wave Interactions over a Large Lake”, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 167, 445–468, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-017-0329-z.

  25. El-Samra R., Bou-Zeid E., El-Fadel M. (2018) "What Model Resolution is required in Climatological Downscaling over Complex Terrain?", Atmospheric Research, 203, 68–82, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.11.030.

  26. El-Samra R. , Bou-Zeid E., El-Fadel M. (2018) “To What Extent Does High Resolution Dynamical Downscaling Improve the  Representation of Climatic Extremes over an Orographically Complex Terrain?”, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 134, 265–282, DOI 10.1007/s00704-017-2273-8.

  27. Momen M., Zheng Z., Bou-Zeid E. Stone H.A. (2017) "Inertial gravity currents produced by fluid drainage from an edge", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 827, 640-663, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2017.480.

  28. Malings C., Pozzi M., Klima K., Bergés M., Bou-Zeid E., Ramamurthy P. (2017) "Surface Heat Assessment for Developed Environments: Probabilistic Urban Temperature Modeling", Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 66, 53-64, DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2017.07.006.

  29. Momen M. and Bou-Zeid E. (2017) "Analytical reduced models for the non-stationary diabatic atmospheric boundary layer", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 164, 383-399, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-017-0247-0.

  30. Llaguno-Munitxa M., Bou-Zeid E., Hultmark M. (2017) "The influence of building geometry on street canyon air flow: validation of large eddy simulations against wind tunnel experiments", Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 165, 115-130, DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2017.03.007.

  31. El-Samra R., Bou-Zeid E., Bangalath H.K., Stenchikov G., El-Fadel M. (2017) "Future intensification of hydro-meteorological extremes: downscaling using the weather research and forecasting model", Climate Dynamics, 49, 3765–3785, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-3542-z.

  32. Hezaveh, S.H., Bou-Zeid, E., Lohry, M.W., Martinelli, L. (2017) "Simulation  and wake analysis of a single vertical axis wind turbine", Wind Energy, 20, 713–730, DOI: 10.1002/we.2056.

  33. Ramamurthy P., Li D. , Bou-Zeid E. (2017) "High-resolution simulation of heatwave events in New York City", Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128, 89–102, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-015-1703-8.

  34. Momen M. and Bou-Zeid E. (2017) "Mean and turbulence dynamics in unsteady Ekman boundary layers", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 816, 209-242, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2017.76.

  35. Salesky S. T., Chamecki, M., Bou-Zeid E. (2017) “On the nature of the transition between roll and cellular organization in the convective boundary layer”, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 163, 41-68, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-016-0220-3

  36. Williams O., Hohman T., Van Buren T., Bou-Zeid E., and Smits A.J. (2017) “The effect of stable thermal stratification on turbulent boundary layer statistics”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 812, 1039-1075, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2016.781

  37. Ramamurthy P. and Bou-Zeid E. (2017) "Heatwaves and urban heat islands: a comparative analysis of multiple cities using a high-resolution numerical model", Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 122, 168-178, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025357.

  38. Wang W., Smith J.A., Ramamurthy P., Baeck M.L., Bou-Zeid E., Scanlon T.M.(2017) “On the correlation of water vapor and CO2 : Application to flux partitioning of evapotranspiration”, Water Resources Research, 52, 9452–9469, DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018161.

  39. Yang J., Wang Z., Li Q., Vercauteren N., Bou-Zeid E., Parlange M.B. (2017) "A novel approach for unraveling the energy balance of water surfaces with a single depth temperature measurement”, Limnology and Oceanography, 62, 89–103, DOI: 10.1002/lno.10378.


  40. Parolari A., Li D., Bou-Zeid E., Katul G., Assouline S., (2016) “Climate, not conflict, explains extreme Middle East dust storm”, Environmental Research Letters, 11, 114013. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114013.

  41. Ryu Y.H., Smith J.A., Baeck M.L., Cunha, L.K., Bou-Zeid E., Krajewski, W. (2016) "The Regional Water Cycle and Heavy Spring Rainfall in Iowa: Observational and Modeling Analyses from the IFloodS Campaign", Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 2763-2784, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0174.1.

  42. Li, Q., Bou-Zeid, E., Anderson, W., Grimmond S., Hultmark M. (2016) "Quality and Reliability of LES of Convective Scalar Transfer at High Reynolds Numbers", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 102, 959–970, DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.06.093.

  43. Bradshaw, J., Bou-Zeid, E, and Harris, R.H. (2016) "Greenhouse gas mitigation benefits and cost-effectiveness of weatherization treatments for low-income, American, urban housing stocks", Energy and Buildings, 128,911-920, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.07.020.

  44. Kuehni, S.M., Bou-Zeid E., Webb C., Shokri N. (2016), "Roof cooling by direct evaporation from a porous roof layer", Energy and Buildings, 127, 512-528, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.06.019.

  45. Tomaszkiewicz M., Abou Najm M., Beysens D., Alameddine I., Bou Zeid E., El-Fadel M. (2016) “Projected climate change impacts upon dew yield in the Mediterranean basin”, Science of the Total Environment, 566-567,1339-1348, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.195 .

  46. Li Q., Bou-Zeid E., Anderson W. (2016), "The impact and treatment of the Gibbs phenomenon in immersed boundary method simulations of momentum and scalar transport", Journal of Computational Physics, 10, 237–251, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2016.01.013.

  47. Alameddine I., Abi Esber L., Bou Zeid E., Hatzopoulou M., and El-Fadel M. (2016), "Operational and Environmental Determinants of In-Vehicle CO and PM2.5 Exposure", Science of the Total Environmental, 551-552, 42-50, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.030.

  48. Assouline S., Li D., Tyler S., Tanny J., Cohen S., Bou-Zeid E., Parlange M.B., Katul G.G. (2016) "On the variability of the Priestley-Taylor coefficient over water bodies", Water Resources Research, 52,150-163, DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017504.

  49. Ryu Y.H., Bou-Zeid E., Wang Z.-H. Smith J.A. (2016) "Realistic representation of trees in an urban canopy model". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 159,193-220, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-015-0120-y.

  50. Momen M. and Bou-Zeid E. (2016) "Large Eddy Simulations and Damped-Oscillator Models of the Unsteady Ekman Boundary Layer", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73, 25-40, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0038.1.

  51. Ryu Y.H., Smith J.A., Bou-Zeid E., Baeck M.L. (2016) "The Influence of Land-Surface Heterogeneities on Heavy Convective Rainfall in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area", Monthly Weather Review, 144, 553-573, DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0192.1


  52. Katul G.G., Manes C., Porporato A., Bou-Zeid E., and Chamecki M. (2015) "Bottlenecks in turbulent kinetic energy spectra predicted from structure function inflections using the Von Karman-Howarth equation” Physical Review E, 92, 033009, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.033009.

  53. Li D., Katul G.G., and Bou-Zeid E. (2015) "Turbulent energy spectra and spectra of momentum and heat in the stable atmospheric surface layer”, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 157(1), 1-21, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-015-0048-2.

  54. Ramamurthy P., Sun T., Rule K., Bou-Zeid E. (2015) "The Joint Influence of Albedo and Insulation on Roof Performance: A Modelling Study", Energy and Buildings, 102, 317-327, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.06.005.

  55. Ramamurthy P., Sun T., Rule K., Bou-Zeid E. (2015) "The Joint Influence of Albedo and Insulation on Roof Performance: An Observational Study", Energy and Buildings, 93, 249-258, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.02.040.

  56. Anderson W., Li Q., Bou-Zeid E. (2015) "Numerical simulation of flow over urban-like topographies and evaluation of turbulence temporal attributes", Journal of Turbulence, 16 (9), 809-831, DOI: 10.1080/14685248.2015.1031241.

  57. Solecki W., Rosenzweig C., Blake R., de Sherbinin A., Matte T., Moshary F., Rosenzweig B., Arend M., Gaffin S., Bou-Zeid E., Rule K., Sweeny G., and Dessy W. (2015) "New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Chapter 6: Indicators and Monitoring". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1336, 89–106, DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12587.

  58. Ryu Y.H., Smith J.A., Baeck M.L., and Bou-Zeid E. (2015) "On the Climatology of Precipitable Water and Water Vapor Flux in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US". Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16, 70-87, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0030.1.

  59. Bou-Zeid E. (2015) "Challenging the large eddy simulation technique with advanced a posteriori tests".  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 764, 1-4, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2014.616.


  60. Shah S. and Bou-Zeid E. (2014) "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Ekman Layers with Increasing Static Stability: Modifications to the Bulk Structure and Second-Order Statistics". Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 760, 494-539, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2014.597.

  61. Shah S. and Bou-Zeid E. (2014) "Very Large Scale Motions in the ABL educed by snapshot Proper Orthogonal Decomposition". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 153(3), 355-387, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-014-9950-2.

  62. Hu X., Li D., Hong H., Shifei S., Bou-Zeid E. (2014) "Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis of Transport and Deposition of Radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident". Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 11065-11092, DOI: 10.5194/acp-14-11065-2014.

  63. Ramamurthy P., Bou-Zeid E., Smith J.A., Wang Z., Baeck M.L., Saliendra N.Z., Hom J., and Welty C. (2014) "Influence of Sub-Facet Heterogeneity and Material Properties on the Urban Surface Energy Budget". Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53(9), 2114–2129, DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0286.1.

  64. Ramamurthy P. and Bou-Zeid E, (2014) "Contribution of Impervious Surfaces to Urban Evaporation". Water Resources Research, 50(4), 2889-2902, DOI: 10.1002/2013WR013909.

  65. Li D. and Bou-Zeid, E (2014) "Quality and Sensitivity of High-Resolution Numerical Simulation of Urban Heat Islands". Environmental Research Letters, 9, 055001, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/5/055001.

  66. Li, D., Bou-Zeid, E and Oppenheimer, M (2014) "The Effectiveness of Cool and Green Roofs as Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies". Environmental Research Letters, 9, 055002, DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/9/5/055002  supplementary material.

  67. Katul G.G., Porporato A., Shah S., and Bou-Zeid, E. (2014) "Two phenomenological constants explain similarity laws in stably stratified turbulence". Physical Review E, 89, 023007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.89.023007.

  68. Yang, L., Smith J.A., Baeck M.L., Bou-Zeid E., Jessup S.M., Tian F., Hu H. (2013) "Impact of Urbanization on Heavy Convective Precipitation under Strong Large-Scale Forcing: A Case Study over the Milwaukee-Lake Michigan Region", Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15(1), 261-278, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-020.1.

  69. Wang L., Li D., Gao Z., Sun T., Guo X., Bou-Zeid E. (2014) "Turbulent transport of momentum and scalars above an urban canopy". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 150(3), 485-511, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-013-9877-z.

  70. Sun T., Bou-Zeid E., and Ni G.-H. (2014) "To Irrigate or not to Irrigate: Analysis of Green Roof Performance via a Vertically-Resolved Hygrothermal Model". Building and Environment, 73, 127-137, DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.12.004.

  71. Bradshaw, J., Bou-Zeid, E, and Harris, R.H. (2014) "Comparing the effectiveness of weatherization treatments for low-income, American, urban housing stocks in different climates", Energy and Buildings, 69, 535-543 DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.11.035.


  72. Li D., Bou-Zeid E, Barlage M., Chen F., and Smith J.A. (2013) "Development and evaluation of a mosaic approach in the WRF-Noah framework", Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 118 (21), 11,918-11,935, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020657.

  73. Wang, L., Gao, Z., Pan, Z., Guo. X, and Bou-Zeid E. (2013) "Evaluation of Turbulent Surface Flux Parameterizations Over Tall Grass in a Beijing Suburb". Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14 (5), 1620-1635, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0103.1.

  74. Li, D. and Bou-Zeid, E. (2013). "Synergistic interactions between urban heat islands and heat waves: the impact in cities is larger than the sum of its parts". Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52 (9), 2051-2064, DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-02.1.
    Featured in a podcast by Scientific American (http://tinyurl.com/HW-UHI-podcast).

  75. Wang Z., Bou-Zeid E., and Smith J.A. (2013) "A coupled energy transport and hydrological model for urban canopies evaluated using a wireless sensor network". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139 (675), 1643-1657, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2032.

  76. Li D., Bou-Zeid E., Baeck M.L., Jessup S., and Smith J.A. (2013) "Modeling Land Surface Processes and Heavy Rainfall in Urban Environments: Sensitivity to Urban Surface Representations". Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1098-1118, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0154.1.

  77. Huang J. and Bou-Zeid E. (2013) "Turbulence and Vertical Fluxes in the Stable Atmospheric Boundary-Layer I: A Large-Eddy Simulation Study". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70(6), 1513-1527, DOI:10.1175/JAS-D-12-0167.1.

  78. Huang J., Bou-Zeid E., and Golaz J.C. (2013) "Turbulence and Vertical Fluxes in the Stable Atmospheric Boundary-Layer II: A Novel Mixing Length Model". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70(6), 1528-1542, DOI:/10.1175/JAS-D-12-0168.1.

  79. Mirocha J., Kirkil G., Bou-Zeid E., Chow F.K., and Kosović B. (2013) "Transition and Equilibration of Neutral Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flow in One-Way Nested Large-Eddy Simulations Using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model". Monthly Weather Review, 141, 918-940, DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00263.1.

  80. Katul G.G., Li D., Chamecki M., and Bou-Zeid E. (2013) "The mean scalar concentration profile in a sheared and thermally stratified atmospheric surface layer". Physical Review E, 87(2), 023004, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.023004.

  81. Sun T., Bou-Zeid E., Wang Z., Zerba E., and Ni G. (2013) "Hydrometeorological Determinants of Green Roof Performance via a Vertically-Resolved Model for Heat and Water Transport". Building and Environment, 60, 211-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.10.018.


  82. Talbot C., Bou-Zeid E., Smith J.A. (2012) "Nested mesoscale-large eddy simulations with WRF: performance in real test cases". Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13(5), 1421-1441, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-11-048.1.

  83. Li D., Katul G.G., and Bou-Zeid E. (2012) "Mean velocity and temperature profiles in a sheared diabatic turbulent boundary layer". Physics of Fluids, 24 (10), 105105, DOI: 10.1063/1.4757660.

  84. Myhrvold C., Stone H., and Bou-Zeid E. (2012) "What is the use of elephant hair?". PLoS ONE, 7(10), e47018, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047018.         (see also list of media articles covering this paper)

  85. Li D., Bou-Zeid E., and De Bruin H.A.R. (2012) "Monin-Obukhov Similarity Functions for the Structure Parameters of Temperature and Humidity". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 145 (1), 45-67, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-011-9660-y.

  86. Wang, Z. and Bou-Zeid E. (2012) "A novel approach for the estimation of soil ground heat flux". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 154-155, 214-221, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.12.001.

  87. Kirkil G., Mirocha J., Bou-Zeid E., Chow F.K., and Kosović B. (2012) "Implementation and Evaluation of Dynamic Subfilter-Scale Stress Models for Large-Eddy Simulation using WRF", Monthly Weather Review, 140, 266-284, DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00037.1.


  88. Vercauteren N., Huwald H., Bou-Zeid E, Selker J.S., Lemmin U., Parlange M.B., and Lunati I (2011) "Evolution of Superficial Lake Water Temperature Profile Under Diurnal Radiative Forcing", Water Resources Research, 47, W09522, DOI: 10.1029/2011WR010529.

  89. Wang, Z., Bou-Zeid, E., Au, S.K., Smith J.A. (2011) "Analyzing the Sensitivity of WRF's Single-Layer Urban Canopy Model to Parameter Uncertainty Using Advanced Monte Carlo Simulation", Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 1795-1814, DOI: 10.1175/2011JAMC2685.1.

  90. Li, D. and Bou-Zeid, E. (2011) "Coherent Structures and the Dissimilarity of Turbulent Transport of Momentum and Scalars in the Unstable Atmospheric Surface Layer". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 140(2), 243-262, DOI:10.1007/s10546-011-9613-5.

  91. Wang, Z. and Bou-Zeid, E. (2011) "Comment on "Impact of wave phase difference between soil surface heat flux and soil surface temperature on soil surface energy balance closure" by Z. Gao, R. Horton and H. P. Liu", Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 116, D08110, DOI:10.1029/2010JD015117.

  92. Wang, Z., Bou-Zeid, E. Smith J.A. (2011) "A spatially-analytical scheme for surface temperatures and conductive heat fluxes in urban canopy models", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 138(2), 171-193, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-010-9552-6.


  93. Bou-Zeid E., Higgins C., Huwald H., Parlange M.B., and Meneveau C. (2010). "Field study of the dynamics and modelling of subgrid scale turbulence in a stable atmospheric surface layer over a glacier". Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 665, 480-515, DOI: 10.1017/S0022112010004015.


  94. Nadeau D.F., Brutsaert W., Parlange M. B., Bou-Zeid E., Barrenetxea G., Couach G.,  Boldi M.-O., Selker J., Vetterli M. (2009) "Estimation of Urban Sensible Heat Flux Using a Dense Wireless Network of Observations". Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 9, 635-653, DOI: 10.1007/s10652-009-9150-7.

  95. Bou-Zeid E., Overney J., Rogers B.D., and Parlange M.B., (2009) "The Effects of Building Representation and Clustering in Large Eddy Simulations of Flows in Urban Canopies". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 132(3), 415-436, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-009-9410-6.

  96. Huwald H., Higgins C., Boldi M., Bou-Zeid E. , Lehning M., and Parlange M.B. (2009) "Albedo effect on radiative errors in air temperature measurements". Water Resources Research, 45, W08431, DOI: 10.1029/2008WR007600.

  97. Vercauteren N., Bou-Zeid E., Huwald H., Parlange M.B., and Brutsaert, W. (2009) "The estimation of wet-surface evaporation from sensible heat flux measurements". Water Resources Research, 45, W06424, DOI:10.1029/2008WR007544.


  98. Bou-Zeid E., Vercauteren N., Parlange M.B., and Meneveau C. (2008) "Scale dependence of subgrid-scale model coefficients: an a-priori study". Physics of Fluids, 20(11), 115106. DOI: 10.1063/1.2992192

  99. Vercauteren N., Bou-Zeid E., Parlange M.B., Lemmin U., Huwald H., Selker J., and Meneveau C. (2008) "Subgrid-scale dynamics for water vapor, heat, and momentum over a lake". Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 128(2), 205-228. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-008-9287-9

  100. Assouline S., Tyler S., Tanai Y., Cohen S., Bou-Zeid E., Parlange M.B., and Katul G. (2008) "Evaporation from three water bodies of different sizes and climates: Measurements and scaling analysis". Advances in Water resources, 31(1), 160-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2007.07.003


  101. Bou-Zeid E., Parlange M.B., and Meneveau, C. (2007) "On the parameterization of surface roughness at regional scales". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64 (1), 216-227. DOI: 10.1175/JAS3826.1


  102. Bou-Zeid E., Meneveau, C., and Parlange M.B. (2005) "A scale-dependent Lagrangian dynamic model for large eddy simulation of complex turbulent flows". Physics of fluids, 17, 025105. DOI: 10.1063/1.1839152


  103. Bou-Zeid E., Meneveau, C., and Parlange M.B. (2004) "Large-eddy simulation of neutral atmospheric boundary layer flow over heterogeneous surfaces: Blending height and effective surface roughness". Water Resources Research, 40, W02505. DOI: 10.1029/2003WR002475

  104. Bou-Zeid, E and El-Fadel, M. (2004) "Parametric sensitivity analysis of leachate transport simulations at landfills". Waste Management, 24, 681-689. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2004.03.004


  105. El-Fadel M., Bou-Zeid E., and Chahine, W. (2003) "Landfill evolution and treatability assessment of high-strength leachate from MSW with high organic and moisture content". International Journal of Environmental Studies, 60, 603-615. DOI: 10.1080/0020723032000069187


  106. El-Fadel M., Bou-Zeid E., and Chahine, W. (2002) "Leachate generation and transport from solid waste disposal at a former quarry site". Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 28, 60-70.

  107. Bou-Zeid, E and El-Fadel, M. (2002) "Climate change and water resources in the Middle East: a vulnerability and adaptation assessment". ASCE, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 128(5), 343-355. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2002)128:5(343)

  108. El-Fadel, M., Bou-Zeid E., Chahine, W. and Alayli, B., (2002) "Temporal variation of leachate quality from pre-sorted and baled MSW with high organic and moisture content". Waste Management, 22(3), 269-282. DOI: 10.1016/S0956-053X(01)00040-X


  109. El-Fadel, M. and Bou-Zeid, E (2001) "Climate Change and water resources in the middle east: vulnerability, socio-economic impacts, and adaptation". Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Working Paper No. 46.2001. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.278514

  110. El-Fadel, M. and Bou-Zeid, E. (2001) "Economic valuation of greenhouse gas emissions reduction in Lebanon". International Journal of Environmental Studies, 58(4), 459 486. DOI: 10.1080/00207230108711344


  111. El-Fadel, M. and Bou-Zeid, E. (1999) "Transportation GHG emissions in developing countries. The case of Lebanon". Transportation Research Part D, 4(4), 251-264. DOI: 10.1016/S1361-9209(99)00008-5





Bou-Zeid E., and M. Momen (2018) “System and method for performing wind forecasting.” US Patent Publication number US 2018/0062393 A1, http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2018/0062393.html

Book Chapters and other Archival Publications

  1. Golston L., Davies G., Edwards R., Miller M., Momen M., Nealon T., Bou-Zeid E., Chen M., Hansen M.O.L., Hultmark M., Socolow R. (2019) ”Wind Power: An Energy Technology Distillate from the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University”, Technical Report, https://acee.princeton.edu/distillates/windpower/#overview.

  2. Llaguno-Munitxa M., Bogosian B., Bou-Zeid E., Al Tair A., Radcliff D., Fischer S., Youngryel R. (2017) “SEOUL ON-AIR. Augmented Environments for Urban Activism”. In Imminent Commons: The Expanded City, eds. Zaera-Polo A. and Anderson J.S., Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, ISBN 1945150645.

  3. El-Fadel, M. and Bou-Zeid, E. (2003) "Climate change and water resources in the Middle East: vulnerability, socio-economic impacts, and adaptation". In Climate Change in the Mediterranean, eds. Giupponi, C. and Schechter, M., Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.

Proceedings Papers

  1. Yang J. and Bou-Zeid E. (2018) “Greening rooftops to reduce heat islands: how large is large enough?” International Building Physics Conference 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA:

  2. Li Q., Bou-Zeid E., Yang J., Wang Z.-H. (2018) “Improving the representation of convective heat transfer in an urban canopy model”, International Building Physics Conference 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA:

  3. Llaguno Munitxa M., Bou-Zeid E., Bogosian B., Al Tair A., Radcliff D., Fisher S., Ryu Y. (2018) “Sensing and information technologies for the environment (SITE); hardware and software innovations in mobile sensing applications”, International Building Physics Conference 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA:

  4. Fabiani C., Posello A.L., Bou-Zeid E., and Yang J (2018) “Using advanced urban canopy models to investigate the potential of thermochromic materials as urban heat island mitigation strategies” International Building Physics Conference 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA:

  5. Omdvar H. And Bou-Zeid E. (2018) “Rapid cooling of urban surfaces during rainfall: physical basis, dominant energy fluxes, and sensitivity to pavement and rainfall properties” International Building Physics Conference 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA:

  6. Malings C., Pozzi M., Klima K., Bou-Zeid E., Ramamurthy P., and Bergés M. (2016) “Optimal Sensor Placement for Urban Heat Risk Response”, 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM 13). Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  7. Teitelbaum, E., Meggers F., Scherer G., Ramamurthy P., Wang L., and Bou-Zeid E., (2015) “ECCENTRIC Buildings: Evaporative Cooling in Constructed ENvelopes by Transmission and Retention Inside Casings of Buildings”. Proceedings of the 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Energy Procedia, 78, 1593–1598. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.218

  8. Wang W., Smith C., So S., Bou-Zeid E., Wysocki G. (2011) "Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring of Atmospheric Chemicals". Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications Conference, Optical Society of America, Austin, TX, Joint Poster Session PV/SOLAR/SOLED/E2 (JWE),
    DOI: 10.1364/E2.2011.JWE19.

  9. Bou-Zeid E., Shah S., Parlange M.B., Smits L., Higgins C., Huwald H., and Meneveau C. (2010) "Experimental and numerical investigations of stably stratified atmospheric flows". 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College, PA, Paper number USNCTAM2010-636.

  10. Wang Z-H., Bou-Zeid E., and Smith J. A. (2010) "Application of a sensor network to study the energy budget in urban canopies". Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation, American Meteorological Society 2010 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.   (paper)   (presentation)

  11. Charles Talbot, C. Bou-Zeid, E. and Smith J.A. (2010) "Multiscale Atmospheric Simulations Over a Complex and Heterogeneous Terrain: Surface Variability and Land-Atmosphere Interactions". Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change the 24th Conference on Hydrology, American Meteorological Society 2010 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.   (paper)   (presentation)

  12. Bou-Zeid E., Huwald H., Lemmin U., Selker J., Higgins C., and Parlange M.B. (2007) "Atmospheric surface layer turbulence over water surfaces: sub-grid scale physics and interaction with waves". Abstract accepted - Paper due in Feb. 2007 to the 11th European Turbulence Conference, June 25-28, 2007, Porto, Portugal.

  13. Parlange M.B., Bou-Zeid E., Huwald H., Chamecki M., and Meneveau C. (2007) "SNOHATS: Stratified atmospheric turbulence over snow surfaces". Abstract accepted - Paper due in Feb. 2007 to the 11th European Turbulence Conference, June 25-28, 2007, Porto, Portugal

  14. Bou-Zeid E., Meneveau, C., and Parlange M.B. (2004) "Applications of the Lagrangian dynamic model in LES of turbulent flow over surfaces with heterogeneous roughness distributions". Paper number HT-FED2004-56127, Proceedings of the 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, July 11-15, 2004, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

  15. Bou-Zeid E., Meneveau, C., and Parlange M.B. (2004) "Comparison of four eddy-viscosity SGS models in large-eddy simulation of flows over rough walls". Paper number HT-FED2004-56126, Proceedings of the 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, July 11-15, 2004, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

  16. Pahlow, M, Bou-Zeid, E, and Parlange, M.B. (2001) "Entrainment into the atmospheric boundary layer: LIDAR observations and LES simulations". Proceedings of the 2001 International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Tempe, Arizona, December 5-8.

  17. El-Fadel, M. and Bou Zeid, E. (1999) "Transportation emissions in Lebanon: extent and mitigation". In Urban Transport V: Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st Century, Sucharov L.J., ed, WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 149-158.


Selected Senior Thesis Dissertations

  1. Gideon, Roan (2018)  Integrated Wave and Offshore Wind Energy: Benefits and Challenges. Advisor: Elie Bou-Zeid.

  2. Jiang Christie (2017) Improving Urban Climate Data Collection: Assessment and Redesign of Tsinghua’s Meteorological Sensor Network. Advisor: Elie Bou-Zeid.

  3. Hope Lorah (2017) The Water-Energy Nexus in Large Cities. Advisor: Elie Bou-Zeid

  4. Morgan Taylor (2016) Understanding the Water-Energy Nexus: A Princeton University Case Study. Advisors: Elie Bou-Zeid and Mitch Small.

  5. Moder Emily (2012) A Decision-Making Model for Building Energy Retrofits.  Advisors: Elie Bou-Zeid.

  6. Bradshaw Jonathan (2010) Cost-effectiveness of weatherization in low-income urban housing stock. Advisors: Elie Bou-Zeid and Robert H. Harris.

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