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:
GEOG 5951: Dymanic Meteorology I
GEOG 5952: Dynamic Meteorology II
GEOG 8902: Data Assimilation: Combining Data with Model

Select Publications:

In Press:
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. In press

Wen N., Z. Liu, Y. Liu and L. Li, 2019: Response and Mechanism of East Asian Summer Precipitation in the developing summer of ENSO: Direct Impact of ENSO. Clim. Dyn., in press

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). Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. In press.

Zhao, Y., Z. Liu, F. Zheng and Y. Jin, 2019: EnKF Parameter Optimization for Real World ENSO Forecast in an Intermediate Coupled Model. Mon. Wea. Rev., in press.

He, C., Z. Liu and A. Hu, 2019: The transient response of atmospheric and oceanic heat transports to anthropogenic warming. Natural Climate Change, 10.1038/s41558-018-0387-3.

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

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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