Zhengyu Liu

Max Thomas Professor of Climate Dynamics

Publications: PDF icon Zhengyu_Liu_Pubs.pdf

Currrent CV: PDF icon Zhengyu_Liu_CV.pdf    

Interests: Climatology, Hydroclimatology, Synoptic Climatology, Climate Data Analytics

Current Research:  My research interest is the modeling and understanding of the global climate system and ocean-atmosphere-land interaction, with application to climate change and climate variability of the past, present and future. My research projects consist of two parts. The first is the modeling of climate variability of seasonal to interdecadal time scales, and the second is the modeling of climate changes of the last glacial/interglacial cycles and future global warming. I am also interested in the dynamics of the general oceanic circulation and, more generally, the geophysical fluid.

Courses Taught:
ASP5952: Dynamic Meteorology I
ASP5951: Dynamic Meteorology II
ASP8902: Combining Data and Model: Data Assimilation
ASP8901: Global Warming and Climate Change

Select Publications:

In Press

Wen N. and Z. Liu, 2019: Contrasting El Nino impacts on East Asia Summer Monsoon precipitation between the developing and decaying stages. Scientific Report, in press

Hu, Y., Y. Xia, Z. Liu, Y. Wang, Z. Lu and T. Wang, 2019: Distorted Pacific-North American Teleconnection at the Last Glacial Maximum. Clim. Past, in press


He, C., Z. Liu and A. Hu, 2019: The transient response of atmospheric and oceanic heat transports to anthropogenic warming. Natural Clim. Change, 9, 222-226.

Liu, Z., Y. Jin and X. Rong, 2019: A theory for seasonal predictability barrier: threshold, timing and intensity.   J. Clim., 32, 423-443

Jin, Y., Z. Liu, X. Rong, 2019: General Seasonal Phase-locking of Variance and Persistence: Application to Tropical Pacific, North Pacific and Global Ocean. Clim Dyn., 53, 2825-2842.

Gu, S., Z. Liu, A. Jahn, J. Rampfer, J. Zhang and F. Joos, 2019: Neodymium isotopes in the ocean model of Community Earth System Model (CESM1.3). J. Adv. Modeling Earth Systems. 11, 624-640


Areas of Expertise
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Climate Change
  • Earth Systems Modeling
  • Paleoclimate
  • 1991, Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, MIT
  • 1985, M.S., Dynamic Meteorology, Chinese Academy of Science
  • 1982, B.S., Applied Mathematics, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China
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