Zhengyu Liu

Max Thomas Professor of Climate Dynamics

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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:
Lu, F. and Z. Liu, 2018: Assessing Extratropical Influence on the Observed El Niño–Southern Oscillation Events Using Regional Coupled Data Assimilation. J. Clim., in press. 

Clemens, S., A. Holbourn, Y. Kubota, K. Lee, Z. Liu, G. Chen, A. Nelson and B. Fox-Kemper, 2018: Precession-band variance missing from East Asian monsoon runoff, Nature Comm., in press.

Liu, Z., C. He and F. Lu, 2018: Local and remote forcing on atmospheric and oceanic heat transports: Compensation vs Collaboration. J. Climate, 31, 6445-6460. 10.1175/JCLI-D-170675.1

Lu, Z., Z. Liu, J. Zhu and K. Cobb, 2018: A Review of Paleo ENSO. Atmosphere. 9, 130; doi:10.3390/atmos9040130.

Lu, Z. and Z. Liu, 2018: Orbital modulation of ENSO seasonal phase locking. Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-018-4382-1

Zhu C.Y., Z. Liu and S. Gu, 2018: Model bias for South Atlantic Antarctic Intermediate Water in CMIP5. Clim. Dyn., 50, 3613-3624. DOI 10.1007/s00382-017-3828-1

Liu, Z. and E. Di Lorenzo, 2018: Mechanism and Predictability of Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Current Climate Change Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s40641-018-0090-5

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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