Looks like Genesis.


Susan, a friend of mine, comes from Germany. One day, she asked me,excitedly: ‘I heard that Germany in Chinese means a Land of Virtue. Is that true?’


Right click your mouse on an equation in this post - Show Math As - TeX Commands, and I get the LaTeX code of the equation immediately.



More Publications

  • Zou Y., Pan S., Zhao P., Han L., Wang X., Hemerik L., et al. Outbreak analysis with a logistic growth model shows COVID-19 suppression dynamics in China. PLoS ONE 2020, 15(6): e0235247.

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  • Castelli, M.; Anderson, M.; Yang, Y.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Bertoldi, G.; Niedrist, G.; Hammerle, A.; Zhao, P.; Zebisch, M. & Notarnicola, C. Two-source energy balance modeling of evapotranspiration in Alpine grasslands Remote Sensing of Environment , 2018, 209, 327 - 342.

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  • Zhao, P., Hammerle, A., Zeeman, M., & Wohlfahrt, G. (2018). On the calculation of daytime CO2 fluxes measured by automated closed transparent chambers. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 263, 267–275.

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2020, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

  • ENV203: Statistics for Environmental Scientists (Leader)
  • DPH101: Methods for Analysing Public Health II: Biostatistics I (Leader)
  • DPH206: Methods for Analysing Public Health IV: Working in the Field: Data (Leader)

2019, Central University of Economics and Finance

  • R language Supports Scientific Research (Leader) (poster)

2018, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

  • R, Open Science, and Reproducible Research (Leader) (slides, poster)

2016, University of Innsbruck

  • Field Experiments in Atmospheric Science (Assistant)

2011, University of Bayreuth

  • Applied Meteorology (Assistant)

2005 – 2009, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences

  • Monitoring Atmospheric Composition (Assistant/Leader)




The project Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container (CARIBIC) deploys a modified airfreight container with automated scientific apparatus which are connected to an air and particle (aerosol) inlet underneath the aircraft.


The ScaleX campaigns in the TERENO—preAlpine observatory were designed to address an overarching research question: How well can our observations constrain modeling uncertainties of biogeochemical cycles, and close the balances of energy and matter flows?


Austrian Science Fund (FWF): On the role of advection for the net carbon dioxide exchange of short-statured ecosystems in complex terrain.


EVENT II is a part of a series of field experiments in the Ecological Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth termed the EVENT Experiments with international and interdisciplinary research cooperation.


The TERRECO-IRTG program examines the way to carry out land management in mountain regions, in order to ensure sustainable yield of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are all of the products and gains that people obtain from natural ecosystems and natural resources in a region.



Online Tools

  • Meteorobot. Display or process meteorological data.
  • EddyPoster. Eddy covariance data post processor.
  • Rchive. Display the public discussion list on R development and R help.
  • Steemg. Display the contests on steem (deactivated).
  • Steemr. Display the posts and users on steem (deactivated).


  • Zhao, P.; Li, Y.. 2018. Learning R. Yanjiu Press, Beijing (website).
  • Zhao, P., 2020. Textbook for Processing Data in Public Health.
  • Xie, Y.; Huang, X.; Zhao, P.; Zhang, L.. 2019. Modern Statistical Graphics with Tidyverse (fulltext).
  • Zhao, P.. 2019. 100 Q & A in R (fulltext).
  • Zhao, P.. 2017. R bookdownplus Textbook. A guide to the R ‘bookdownplus’ package (fulltext).
  • Law, F. (author); Zhao, P. (translator). 2019. I’m Going to Be a Meteorologist.
  • Xie, Y.; Huang, X.; Zhao, P.. 2019. Modern Statistical Graphics (fulltext).
  • Zhao, P.. 2019. Tidyverse vs. Non-TidyVerse (fulltext).
  • Zhao, P.. 2017. R bookdownplus Textbook (fulltext).
  • ZHao, P.. 2017. Papa’s Three Laws (fulltext)

Software development


  • wibsr (docs): Processing raw data from Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensors (WIBS-NEO).
  • et (docs): A kinetic model for evaluating the gradient method for surface-atmosphere flux measurement of reactive gases.
  • ncovr (docs, GitHub): Downloading and analyzing COVID-19 pandemic data.
  • eddyr (docs): Post-processing eddy covariance data.
  • advr (docs, GitHub): Functions I use for processing advection flux data.
  • mf (docs, GitHub): Functions I often use in micrometeorology and other work.
  • GaFiR (docs): A user-friendly open source package for filling data gaps in turbulent flux observations of evapotranspiration and carbon dioxide.
  • MSEF (docs): A new multi-step error filter in addition to the quality checks implemented in the TK3-software or any other eddycovariance software package.
  • OutlierFlag (docs, BitBucket): A standalone desktop program as well as a toolbox application in MeteoInfoLab for outlier check in scientific datasets. Written in Java.


  • rosr (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Creating a project for open science and reproducible research. rosr
  • biber (docs): A tool for bibliometrics.


  • xjtlu (docs, GitHub): An R package for Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
  • sinx (docs, CRAN, GitHub): R fortunes in Chinese. sinx
  • blogdownplus (docs): Assistant for building blogdown sites.
  • rmd (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Easily installs and loads the R Markdown family. rmd
  • steemr (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Process Steem data. steemr
  • beginr (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Functions for R Beginners. beginr
  • bookdownplus (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Generate Varied Types of Books and Documents with R ‘bookdown’ Package. bookdownplus
  • mindr (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Convert Files Between Markdown or Rmarkdown Files and Mindmaps. mindr
  • pinyin (docs, CRAN, GitHub): Convert Chinese Characters into Pinyin. pinyin