Curriculum Vitae

Ping Liu

Research Associate Professor

 

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-5000 Tel: 1-631-632-3195; Fax: 1-631-632-8820; Email: Ping.Liu@stonybrook.edu

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1999

Master of Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Meteorological Institute, Beijing, China, 1995

Bachelor of Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, China, 1992

 

Research/Technical Experience

Research Assoicate Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA, September 2016 -

Research Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA, December 2009 - August 2016

Scientific Computer Programmer, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA, July 2003 - November 2009

Post-doctoral Fellow, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA, July 2001 to June 2003

Assistant Researcher, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, January to June 2001

Visiting Scholar, CCR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA, October to December 2000

Assistant researcher, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, May 1999 to October 2000

 

Course Taught

ATM320, Spatial Data Analysis Using MATLAB, Spring, 2017

ATM487, Senior Research in Atmospheric Sciences, Fall, 2016

ATM320, Spatial Data Analysis Using MATLAB, Spring, 2016

ATM487, Senior Research in Atmospheric Sciences, Fall, 2015

ATM320, Spatial Data Analysis Using MATLAB, Spring, 2015

ATM320, Spatial Data Analysis Using MATLAB, Spring, 2014

ATM346, Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring, 2013

ATM346, Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring, 2012

ATM346, Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics, Spring, 2011

 

Referenced Publications

Liu, P., and Co-authors, 2015: A revised Real-time Multivariate MJO index. Mon. Wea. Rev., in press. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0237.1

Liu, P., M. Zhang, E. Chang, V. Tallapragada, Z. Zhang, and R. Gall, 2015: Forecasts of Sandy Track beyond four days by the HWRF system. NYSRISE Report TR-X-XX-XX. pdf available soon.

Zhang, M., H. Bokuniewicz, W. Lin, S.-G. Jang, and P. Liu, 2014: Climate risk report for Suffolk and Nassau, NYSRISE Report TR-0-14-01. Available at http://nysrise.org/docs/NYSRISE-SBU-ClimateRiskReportforNassauandSuffolk-August2014.pdf

Feng, J., P. Liu, W. Chen, and X. Wang, 2014: Contrasting Madden-Julian Oscillation activity during various stages of EP and CP El Ninos. Atmos. Sci. Lett., DOI: 10.1002/asl2.516.

Liu, P., 2014: MJO structure associated with the higher-order CEOF modes. Climate Dynamics, 42, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-2017.

He, J., M. Zhang, W. Lin, B. Colle, P. Liu, and A. M. Vogelmann, 2013: The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations of a midlatitude cyclone over the Southern Great Plains, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 611-622, doi:10.1002/jame.20042

Colle, B. A., Z. Zhang, K. A. Lombardo, E. Chang, P. Liu, and M. Zhang, 2013: Historical Evaluation and Future Prediction of Eastern North American and Western Atlantic Extratropical Cyclones in the CMIP5 Models during the Cool Season. J. Climate, 26, 6882-6903.

Liu, P., et al., 2013: MJO change with A1B global warming estimated by the 40-km ECHAM5. Climate Dynamics, 41, 1009-1023. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1532-8.

Liu, P., 2013: Changes in a Modeled MJO with Idealized Global Warming. Climate Dynamics, 40, 761-773. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1323-2

Liu, P., and Co-authors, 2009: An MJO simulated by the NICAM at 14-km and 7-km resolutions. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3254-3268.

Fu, X., B. Wang, Q. Bao, P. Liu, and J.-Y. Lee, 2009: Impacts of Initial Conditions on Monsoon Intraseasonal Forecasting. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L08801; doi: 10.1029/ 2009GL037166.

Liu, P., and Co-authors, 2009: Tropical intraseasonal variability in the MRI-20km60L AGCM. J. Climate, 22, 2006-2022, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2406.1.

Fu, X., B. Wang, B. Qing, P. Liu, and B. Yang, 2008: Experimental dynamical forecast of an MJO event observed during TOGA-COARE Period. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 1, 24-28.

Wang, B., co-authors, P. Liu, and co-authors, 2008: Advance and prospectus of seasonal prediction: assessment of the APCC/CliPAS 14-model ensemble retrospective seasonal prediction (1980-2004). Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0460-0.

Li, T., P. Liu, X. Fu, B. Wang, and G.A. Meehl, 2006: Spatiotemporal structures and mechanisms of the tropospheric biennial oscillation in the Indo-Pacific warm ocean regions. J. Climate, 19, 3070-3087.

Liu, P., B. Wang, K. R. Sperber, T. Li, and G. A. Meehl, 2005: MJO in the NCAR CAM2 with the Tiedtke Convective Scheme. J. Climate, 18, 3007-3020.

Annamalai, H., and P. Liu, 2005: Response of the Asian Summer Monsoon to changes in ENSO properties. Quart. J. Royal Met. Soc., 131, 805-831.

Annamalai, H., P. Liu, and S.-P. Xie, 2005: Southwest Indian Ocean SST variability: Its local effect and remote influence on Asian Monsoons. J. Climate, 18, 4150-4167.

Mapes, B. E., Liu P., Buenning N., 2005: Indian monsoon onset and the Americas midsummer drought: Out-of-equilibrium responses to smooth seasonal forcing. J. Cclimate, 18, 1109-1115.

Wu, T., P. Liu, Z. Wang, Y. Liu, R. Yu, and G. Wu, 2003: The Performance of Atmospheric Component Model R42L9 of GOALS/LASG. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 20, 726-742.

Wang, B., S. C. Clemons, and P. Liu, 2003: Contrasting the Indian and East Asian monsoons: implications on geologic timescales. Marine Geology, 201, 5-21.

Annamalai, H., R. Murtugudde, J. Potemra, S.-P. Xie, P. Liu, and B. Wang, 2003: Coupled dynamics over the Indian Ocean: Spring initiation of the zonal mode. Deep Sea Research II, 50, 2305-2330.

Liu, P., G. A. Meehl, and G. Wu, 2002: Multi-model trends in the Sahara induced by increasing CO2. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 1881, doi: 10.1029/2002GL015923.

Liu, P., W. Washington, G. A. Meehl, G. Wu, and G. Potter, 2001: Historical and future trends of the Sahara Desert. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 2683-2686.

Liu, P., G. Wu, and F. Sun, 2001: Local meridional circulation and deserts, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 18, 864-872.

Liu, Y. M., G. X. Wu, H. Liu, and P. Liu, 2001: Condensation heating of the Asian summer monsoon and the subtropical anticyclone in the Eastern Hemisphere, Climate Dynamics, 17, 327-338.

Liu, P., and G. X. Wu, 2000: On the three dimensional features of subtropical high belt. Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 24, 577-584.

Wu, G., P. Liu, and Y.M. Liu, 2000, Effect of SSTA over Indian ocean to the Subtropical Anticyclone over Western Pacific: Two-stage thermal adaptation in the atmosphere. Act. Meteorol. Sin., 58, 513-522 (in Chinese).

Contributor to "IAP Climate System Model", edited by X.H. Zhang et al., Chinese Academic Press, 2000, Beijing.

Liu, Y., H. Liu, P. Liu, and G.X. Wu, 1999: The effect of spatially nonuniform heating on the formation and variation of subtropical high. Part II: Land-surface sensible heating and eastern Pacific subtropical high. Act. Meteorol. Sin., 57, 385-396 (in Chinese).

Liu Y., H. Liu, G. X. Wu, and P. Liu, 1999: The effect of spatially nonuniform heating on the formation and variation of subtropical high. Part III: The latent heating and subtropical anticyclone over the western Pacific. Act. Meteorol. Sin., 57, 525-538 (in Chinese).

Wu, G., Y.M. Liu, and P. Liu, 1999: The effect of spatially nonuniform heating on the formation and variation of subtropical high. Part I: Scale analysis. Act. Meteorol. Sin., 57, 257-263.

Zheng, Z. G., P. Liu, and L. H. Liu, 1997: Nonlinear properties of a simplified climate system. Act. Meteorol. Sin., 55, 521-531 (in Chinese).

 

Grant Funding

 

PI, NOAA: "Calibration and evaluation of GEFS ensemble forecasts at weeks 3-4", 2 mo/yr, $150,893, 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2017.

PI, NOAA: "Calibration and evaluation of GEFS ensemble forecasts at weeks 2-4", 0 mo/yr, $153,275, 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2016.

NY State, participant, 2013-2014, "NYS Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies (NYS RISE)".

NSF, Co-PI, 2012-2014, "Studies on Gravity Waves, Turbulence, and the Extratropical Tropopause"

NY Sea Grant, Co-PI, 2011-2013, "Future Changes in East Coast Storms and Its Impact on Coastal Inundation and Long Island Sound Mixing"

NOAA, Co-PI, 2012-2014, "Prediction, Validation, and Calibration of Coastal Storms and Associated High Impact Weather in Ensemble Regional Climate Simulations Over the Northeast U.S."

DOE/NSF SciDAC project, Co-PI, 09/2006-08/2007, "Sensitivity of MJO to the CAPE lapse time in the NCAR CAM3"

 

Research Interest

 

Regional climate change and extreme weather

Extended-range forecast and climate-change projection of hurricanes

Projection of MJO with global warming

Global climate model development

Cumulus-circulation and cloud-aerosol interactions

CCEW, MJO, Monsoon, and ENSO dynamics

Double-ITCZ problem in CGCMs

QBO and tropospheric general circulation

 

Technical Service

 

Constructed and expanded high-performance computing Linux clusters that have 2000 CPUs and 200 TB disk space to host 70 active users. Supervised six existing Linux clusters and numerous Unix/Linux/Windows/Mac workstations and servers. Provided guidance and assistance in computer software, hardware, network, security, web maintenance and design, printing, data recovery, and scientific programming to the SoMAS community.

Skills

Experienced in global and regional climate model development and validation using the satellite observations for example OLR and TRMM precipitation, in cumulus cloud- circulation interaction, in constructing high-performance Linux clusters for running the WRF and NCAR CCSM, and in using high-level computer languages, super computers and workstations.

Presentations

July 2015, A revised Real-time Multivariate MJO index, NCEP.

June 2014, MJO Structure associated with high-order CEOF modes, CWB, Taipei.

June 2014, MJO Structure associated with high-order CEOF modes, LASG/IAP, China.

October 2013, MJO change with A1B global warming estimated by the 40-km ECHAM5, Tropical Weather and Climate Dynamics, Honolulu, Hawaii.

October 2012, MJO change with A1B global warming estimated by the 40-km ECHAM5, LASG/IAP, Beijing, China.

December 2011, Changes in a Modeled MJO with Idealized Global Warming. Invited for the LASG Climate Modeling Workshop. Bejing, China.

January 2011, Simulation of MJO using conventional and cloud-system-resolving GCMs. Invited for the LASG Climate Modeling Workshop. Bejing, China.

June 2009, An MJO simulated by NICAM at 14-km and 7-km resolutions. IPRC Annual Symposium, Honolulu, HI, USA.

December 2008, Mini-symposium for high-resolution climate models. Honolulu, HI, USA.

May 2008, IPRC Annual Symposium, Honolulu, HI, USA.

November 2007, Sensitivity of MJO to the CAPE lapse time in the NCAR CAM3, poster for the MJO Workshop, Irvine, California, USA.

November 2007, Tropical intraseasonal variability in the MRI-20km60L AGCM, poster for the MJO Workshop, Irvine, California, USA.

September 2007, Tropical intraseasonal variability in the MRI-20km60L AGCM, IPRC lunch time discussion. IPRC, Honolulu, USA.

June 2007, Sensitivity of MJO to the CAPE lapse time in the NCAR CAM3, poster for the CCSM Annual Workshop. Breckenridge, CO, USA.

January 2007, Sensitivity of MJO to the CAPE lapse time in the NCAR CAM3, CAM Working Group Meeting. NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA.

August 2004, MJO in the NCAR CAM2 with the Tiedtke convective Scheme. AGU Honolulu meeting. Honolulu, USA.

October 2001, Sensitivity of Asian Monsoon to the resolutions of ECHAM and CCM, Regional climate modeling, IPRC, Honolulu, USA.

August 2000, Local meridional circulation and deserts, Eastern Asian Monsoon Conference, Shanghai, China.

July 1999, On the subtropical anticyclone anomaly in 1998, IUGG99, Birmingham, UK.

September 1998, Towards a theta-se view on the seasonal advance and retreat of Eastern Asian Monsoon, Xi'an, China

 

Professional Service

 Reviewer of journals

Climate Dynamics, Springer

Journal of Climate, American Meteorological Society

Monthly Weather Review, American Meteorological Society

Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan

Advances in the Atmospheric Sciences, Beijing, China

Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, AGU

Journal of Geophysical Research, AGU

Editorial Assistant, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, American Meteorological Society, Jan 2006 - Jan 2009

Professional Affiliations

Member of the American Meteorological Society

Member of the American Geophysical Union