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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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