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Journal Papers


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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


  6. 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". The Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 760, 494-539, DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2014.597.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.


  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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).

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.


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

  29. 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.

  30. 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)

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.


  34. 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.

  35. 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", the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 1795-1814, DOI: 10.1175/2011JAMC2685.1.

  36. 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.

  37. 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", the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 116, D08110, DOI:10.1029/2010JD015117.

  38. 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.


  39. 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". the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 665, 480-515, DOI: 10.1017/S0022112010004015.


  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.


  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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


  47. 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


  48. 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


  49. 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

  50. 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


  51. 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


  52. 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.

  53. 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)

  54. 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


  55. 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

  56. 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


  57. 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


Book Chapter

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  2. Moder E. (2012) A Decision-Making Model for Building Energy Retrofits.  Advisor: Elie Bou-Zeid and Robert H. Harris.

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