Zhen Liu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: zliu33@pusan.ac.kr

Phone: +82(0)51-510-7641

Research Interests

  • Aerosols and Monsoon Climate interactions
  • Dynamics of Large-scale Atmospheric Circulation
  • Atmospheric Physics and Modeling
  • Extreme Weather and Climate Events


2018 Ph.D. Earth System & Geoinformation Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2013 B.Sc. Atmospheric Science, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Work Experience

2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP)
2019 2021 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


  1. Ming Luo, Ngar-Cheung Lau, Zhen Liu, Sijia Wu, Xiaoyu Wang (2022): An Observational Investigation of Spatiotemporally Contiguous Heatwaves in China From a 3D Perspective, Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL097714
  2. Guicai Ning, Ming Luo, Shigong Wang, Zhen Liu, Peng Wang, Yuanjian Yang (2022): Dominant modes of summer wet bulb temperature in China, Climate Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-021-06051-w
  3. Na Dong, Ming Luo, Zhen Liu, Junying Sun, Kaila Wu, Hui Lin (2022): The roles of leaf area index and albedo in vegetation induced temperature changes across China using modelling and observations, Climate Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-021-06028-9
  4. Guicai Ning, Ming Luo, Qiang Zhang, Shigong Wang, Zhen Liu, Yuanjian Yang, Sijia Wu, Zhaoliang Zeng (2021): Understanding the mechanisms of summer extreme precipitation events in Xinjiang of arid Northwest China,  JGR Atmosphere, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD034111
  5. Zhen Liu, Tao Gao, Wei Zhang, Ming Luo (2021): Implications of the Pacific meridional mode for summer precipitation extremes over China. Weather and Climate Extremes, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2021.100359
  6. Wilcox, L. J., Liu, Z., … Turner, A. G. (2020): Accelerated increases in global and Asian summer monsoon precipitation from future aerosol reductions. Atmospheric Chemistry Physics. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11955-2020
  7. Luo, M., Ning, G., Xu, F., Wang, S., Liu, Z., & Yang, Y. (2020). Observed heatwave changes in arid northwest China: Physical mechanism and long-term trend. Atmospheric Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105009
  8. Luo, M., Lau, N. C., Zhang, W., Zhang, Q., & Liu, Z. (2020). Summer high temperature extremes over China linked to the Pacific meridional mode. Journal of Climate. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0425.1
  9. Lin, L., Gao, T., Luo, M., Ge, E., Yang, Y., Liu, Z., … Ning, G. (2020). Contribution of urbanization to the changes in extreme climate events in urban agglomerations across China. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140264
  10. Du, Q., Zhao, C., Zhang, M., Dong, X., Chen, Y., Liu, Z., … Miao, S. (2020). Modeling diurnal variation of surface PM5 concentrations over East China with WRF-Chem: Impacts from boundary-layer mixing and anthropogenic emission. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2839-2020
  11. Liu, Z., Ming, Y., Zhao, C., Cheung Lau, N., Guo, J., Bollasina, M., & Hung Lam Yim, S. (2020). Contribution of local and remote anthropogenic aerosols to a record-breaking torrential rainfall event in Guangdong Province, China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-223-2020
  12. Liu, Z., Ming, Y., Wang, L., Bollasina, M., Luo, M., Lau, N., & Yim, S. H. (2019). A model investigation of aerosol‐induced changes in the East Asian winter monsoon. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL0842281.
  13. Liu, Z., Yim, S. H. L., Wang, C., & Lau, N. C. (2018). The Impact of the aerosol direct radiative forcing on deep convection and air quality in the Pearl River Delta region. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077517