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. Xiaoyu Wang, Ming Luo, Sijia Wu, Guicai Ning, Zhen Liu, Shigong Wang, Peng Wang, Hui Zhang, Xiang Li (2022): Spatiotemporal Evolution Patterns of Contiguous Extreme Precipitation Events Across China From a 3D Perspective, vol. 49, 16, e2022GL098840, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL098840
  2. Ming Luo, Sijia Wu, Zhen Liu, Ngar-Cheung Lau (2022): Contrasting Circulation Patterns of Dry and Humid Heatwaves Over Southern China, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 49, 16, e2022GL099243, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL099243
  3. Peng Wang, Xuelin Tong, Jianxiu Qiu, Yimin Chen, Sijia Wu, Ting On Chan, Jinxin Zhu, Zhen Liu, Hui Zhang, Ming Luo (2022): Amplification Effect of Urbanization on Atmospheric Aridity Over China Under Past Global Warming, Earth’s future, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EF002335
  4. Ming Luo, Ngar-Cheung Lau, Zhen Liu (2022): Different mechanisms for daytime, nighttime, and compound heatwaves in southern China, Weather and Climate Extremes, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2022.100449
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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