Chong-Yu Xu

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 Oslo

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Fields of interest and research activities

  • Hydrological modelling at global, regional and catchment scales
  • Regional evapotranspiration and its role in linking climatic and hydrological system
  • Modelling of hydrological impact of climate and environment changes at global, regional and catchment scales
  • Regionalization of hydrological variables and model parameters
  • Uncertainty analysis and time series analysis



Employment history

  • 04/2005–present: Professor of Hydrology, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Oslo
  • 10/1998–03/2005: Associate Prof. of Hydrology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University
  • 04/1994–09/1998: Assistant Prof. of Hydrology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University
  • 11/1992–12/1993: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept, of Hydrology and Water Re-sources Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 08/1982–09/1986: Assistant Engineer, The Ministry of Water Resources, P.R. China

Highter education

  • B.S.c 1978–1982: Nanjing University, China.
    Speciality: Hydrology with emphasis on surface water.
  • M.S.c 1986–1988: Free University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
    Speciality: Regional Hydrologic Models.
  • Ph.D. 1988–1992: Free University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
    Speciality: Development, statistical analysis and regionalization of hydrological models.

Honoraria and scientific appointments

Editorial appointments

Editor for the scientific journal: 

Associate editor for the scientific journal:

Editorial Board member:

  • Water Sciences and Engineering
  • Advances in Climate Chang Research
  • Journal of Lake Sciences
  • Journal of Ecology and Rural Environment
  • Journal of Water Resources Research.

Honorable professor

  • Hohai University, China and Beijing Normal University, China

Adjunct professorship

  • Hohai University, China; 2008 – present
  • Uppsala University, Sweden; from 2006 – present
  • Wuhan University, China; from 2003 – present
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, from 2003 – present
  • Nanjing University, China; from 2002 – present
Tags: Hydrology, Hydrological modelling, Climate change


Xu, C-Y , Gong, L., Jiang, T., Chen, D. and Singh, V.P., 2006. Analysis of spatial distribution and temporal trend of reference evapotranspiration in Changjiang (Yangtze River) catchment. Journal of Hydrology 327, 81-93.

Xu, C-Y, Tunemar, L., Chen, Y.D. and Singh, V.P., 2006. Evaluation of seasonal and spatial variations of conceptual hydrological model sensitivity to precipitation data errors. Journal of Hydrology 324, 80-93.

Xu, C-Y, Widén, E. and Halldin, S., 2005. Modelling hydrological consequences of climate change - progress and challenges. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 22(6), 789-797.

Xu, C-Y and D Chen, 2005. Comparison of seven models for estimation of evapotranspiration and groundwater recharge using lysimeter measurement data in Germany. Hydrological Processes, 19, 3717-3734.

Xu, C-Y , Gong, L., Jiang, T. and Chen, D., 2006. Decreasing reference evapotranspiration in a warming climate – a case of Changjiang (Yangtze River) catchment during 1970-2000. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 23(4), 513-520.

Xu, C-Y and V P Singh, 2005. Evaluation of three complementary relationship evapotranspiration models by water balance approach to estimate actual regional evapotranspiration in different climatic regions. Journal of Hydrology, 308: 105-121. (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles within J Hydrol!)

Widén-Nilsson, E., Gong, L., Halldin, S. and Xu, C-Y, 2009 Model performance and parameter behavior for varying time aggregations and evaluation criteria in the WASMOD-M global water-balance model, Water Resources Research, 45, W05418, doi:10.1029/2007WR006695.

Widén, E., Halldin, S. and Xu, C-Y, 2007. Global water-balance modelling with WASMOD-M: Parameter estimation and regionalisation. Journal of Hydrology, 340, 105-118.

Gong, L, Widén-Nilsson, E., Halldin, S. and Xu, C-Y, 2009. Large-scale runoff routing with an aggregated network-response function. Journal of Hydrology, 368, 237–250.

Li, L., Xia, J., Xu, C-Y, Singh, VP, 2010. Evaluation of the subjective factors of the GLUE method and comparison with the formal Bayesian method in uncertainty assessment of hydrological models. Journal of Hydrology 390, 210–221. (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles of the season!)

Jin, X-L, Xu, C-Y*, Zhang, Q., Singh, VP., 2010. Parameter and modeling uncertainty simulated by GLUE and a formal Bayesian method for a conceptual hydrological model. Journal of Hydrology, 383, 147-155. (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles of the season!)

Chen, H, Guo, S.L., Xu, C-Y, Singh, V.P., 2007. Historical temporal trends of hydro-climatic variables and runoff response to climate change and their relevance in water resource management in the Hanjiang basin. Journal of Hydrology, 344, 171– 184. (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles within J Hydrol!)

Zhang, Q., Xu, C-Y, Chen, Y.D., 2008. Spatial and temporal variability of extreme precipitation during 1960-2005 in the Yangtze River basin and possible association with large-scale circulation. Journal of Hydrology, 353, 215-227, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.11.023. (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles within J Hydrol!)

Du, JK, Xie, H., Hu, YJ., Xu, YP, and Xu, C-Y, 2009. Development and testing of a new storm runoff routing approach based on time variant spatially distributed travel time method. Journal of Hydrology, 369, 44-54. (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles of the season!)

Jiang, T., Chen, Y.D., Xu, C-Y, Chen, X.H., Chen, X., Singh, V.P., 2007. Comparison of hydrological impacts of climate change simulated by six hydrological models in the Dongjiang Basin, South China. Journal of Hydrology, 336, 316– 333 (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles within J Hydrol!)

Du, J.K, Xie, S.P., Xu, Y.P. and Xu, C-Y, V.P. Singh, 2007. Development and testing of a simple physically-based distributed rainfall-runoff model for storm runoff simulation in humid forested basins. Journal of Hydrology, 336, 334– 346 (In TOP 25 Hottest Articles within J Hydrol!)

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  • Qi, Wenyan; Chen, Jie; Li, Lu; Xu, Chong-Yu; Xiang, Yiheng & Zhang, Shaobo [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Impact of the number of donor catchments and the efficiency threshold on regionalization performance of hydrological models.
  • Wan, Yongjing; Chen, Jie; Xie, Ping; Xu, Chong-Yu & Li, Daiyuan (2021). Evaluation of climate model simulations in representing the precipitation non-stationarity by considering observational uncertainties.
  • Zhou, Yanlai; Xu, Chong-Yu; Ngongondo, Cosmo & Li, Lu (2021). Detection, attribution and frequency analysis of non-stationary flood peaks in 32 big rivers worldwide.
  • Wang, Weiguang; Chen, Lu & Xu, Chong-Yu (2021). Editorial: Hydrological Modeling in Water Cycle Processes. Water. ISSN 2073-4441. 13(14). doi: 10.3390/w13141882. Full text in Research Archive
  • Li, Runjie; Du, Jinkang; Bian, Guodong; Wang, Yuefeng; Chen, Changchun & Zhang, Xueliang [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Correction to: An Integrated Modelling Approach for Flood Simulation in the Urbanized Qinhuai River Basin, China (Water Resources Management, (2020), 34, 13, (3967-3984), 10.1007/s11269-020-02614-4). Water resources management. ISSN 0920-4741. 34(13). doi: 10.1007/s11269-020-02662-w.
  • Yan, Lei; Xiong, Lihua; Luan, Qinghua; Jiang, Cong; Yu, Kunxia & Xu, Chong-Yu (2020). Correction to: On the Applicability of the Expected Waiting Time Method in Nonstationary Flood Design (Water Resources Management, (2020), 34, 8, (2585-2601), 10.1007/s11269-020-02581-w). Water resources management. ISSN 0920-4741. 34(9), p. 3057–3058. doi: 10.1007/s11269-020-02606-4.

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