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Bin Zhou

Research Domain II : Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities                                               

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

P.O. Box 60 12 03

D - 14412 Potsdam


Tel.: ++49-(0)331-288-20752

Email: bin.zhou(at)


Visiting Address:

Telegrafenberg A56 / Room 234

14412 Potsdam


Research Interests

  • Remote sensing based monitoring of land surface processes
  • Urban heat island and heat waves
  • Geospatial analysis and geovisualization


Current Research Projects

Curriculum Vitae

 Publications (Peer-reviewed)

  • Zhou, B., D. Rybski and J. P. Kropp (2017), The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island, Sci. Rep., doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04242-2.

  • Fluschnik, T., S. Kriewald, AGC. Ros, B. Zhou, D.E. Reusser, J.P. Kropp, D. Rybski (2016), The Size Distribution, Scaling Properties and Spatial Organization of Urban Clusters: A Global and Regional Percolation Perspective. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf., 5, 110, doi:10.3390/ijgi5070110
  • Zhou, B.D. Lauwaet, H. Hooyberghs, K. De Ridder, J. P. Kropp, and D. Rybski (2015), Assessing seasonality in the surface urban heat island of London, J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim., doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0041.1
  • Zhou, B.D. Rybski, and J. P. Kropp (2013), On the statistics of urban heat island intensityGeophys. Res. Lett.40,54865491, doi:10.1002/2013GL057320.