Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Zhen Liu

Department / group: School of Geosciences
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Research interests:

Energy budget, atmospheric circulation, and hydrological changes in responses to aerosol forcing
climate extremes

Career history:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant University of Edinburgh
Ph.D. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Visiting Student Princeton University
Visiting Student University of Science and Technology of China
B.Sc. Sun Yat-sen University

Active research projects:

Title: Aerosols and regional climate dynamics (CSSP China)
Description: East Asian climate is affected by low-frequency variability from months to years ahead. This variability is driven by dynamical processes and their interaction with radiative effects, for example from atmospheric aerosols and increasing greenhouse gases. Aspects of the dynamics of regional climate, including global teleconnections and predictability, are therefore key research topics. These aspects need to be better understood from an observational, theoretical and computer modeling perspective if we are to improve regional climate predictions and long term climate projections. The projects selected under this call will comprise the work to understand the dynamical mechanisms and predictability of East Asian climate under CSSP China. (

Recent publications:

Zhen Liu, Steve Hung Lam Yim, Chien Wang, & Ngar-Cheung Lau, 2018: The impact of the aerosol direct radiative forcing on deep convection and air quality in the Pearl River Delta region. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(9), 4410-4418, DOI: 10.1029/2018GL077517.

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