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Dr. Yimin LIU (Senior Scientist)
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Tel:  (86-10) 82995171
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Postal:  P.O. Box 9804, Beijing, 100029
Brief Experences:

1995.09-1998.12: Ph.D. Study at Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
DISSERTATION: Impacts of Spatially Non-uniform Diabatic Heating on the Formation of Subtropical Anticyclone in Boreal Summer
1986.09-1989.05: MSc. Study at Chinese Academy of Meteorology, Beijing, China
DISSERTATION: A global coupled ocean-atmosphere model of shallow water wave and its numerical experiments
1982.09-1986.07: BSc Study at Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China

1998.12-now LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China,
Full Professor 2004.3-now
Associate Professor 2000.10-2004.02
Assistant Professor 1998.12-2000.09
Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Meteorology (1989.05-1994.12) and National Climate Center (1995.01-1995.08), Beijing, China

2003.11-2004.10 University of Reading, Reading, UK
2000.11-2001.04 City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Research interests
Subtropical weather and climate dynamics
Tibetan Plateau climate dynamics
Air-sea-land system simulation

Ongoing Projects

NSFC project “The seasonal and interannual variability of the subtropical high" and NSFC Group Project “Mechanism of the climatic variation over the Eastern Asia and Western Pacific and the predictability theory", 973 project “Climate impact induced by the city belts along the East China and its countermeasure study”, CAS Project “The impacts the thermal forcing of the Tibetan Plateau and the joining area of Asia and Indian-Pacific Ocean on the interannual and decadal variation of the Asian monsoon”




  1. 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. Clim. Dyn. 17:327-338
  2. Liu, Y.M., J. C. L. Chan, J. Y. Mao and G. X. Wu, The Role of Bay of Bengal Convection in the Onset of the 1998 South China Sea Summer Monsoon. Mon. Wea. Rev. 2002, 130: 2731-2744
  3. Wu G.X. and Y. M. Liu, 2003: Summertime quadruplet heating pattern in the subtropics and the associated atmospheric circulation. Geophy. Res. Lett, 30,1201-1204
  4. Liu Y.M., G.X. Wu, and R. C. Ren, 2004: Relation between the Subtropical Anticyclone and Diabatic Heating , J. Climate, 2004, 17, 682-698
  5. Liu Yimin and Wu Guoxiong, 2004: Progress in the study on the formation of the summertime subtropical anticyclone. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 21(3):322-342
  6. Xiaoyun Liang, Yimin Liu, and Guoxiong Wu, 2005: The role of land-sea distribution in the formation of the Asian summer monsoon. Geoph. Res. Lett.
  7. 10.1029/2004GL021587
  8. Liu YM, B.J. Hoskins, M,Blackburn, 2007: Impacts of the Tibetan Topography and heating on the summer flow over Asia. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan. 85B:1-19
  9. Liu YM, Q. Bao, AM Duan, ZA Qian and GX Wu, 2007: Recent Progress in the Study in China of the Impact of Tibetan Plateau on the Climate. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 24: 1060-1076.
  10. Guoxiong Wu, Yimin Liu, Tongmei Wang, Rijin Wan, …,2007: The Influence of the Mechanical and Thermal Forcing of the Tibetan Plateau on the Asian Climate. J. Hydrometeorology. 8: 770-789
  11. Li Jiandong, Liu Yimin, Wu Guoxiong, Cloud Radiative Forcing in Asian Monsoon Region Simulated by IPCC AR4 AMIP Models. ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 26:923-939
  12. Yimin Liu, Liang Guo, Guoxiong Wu and Zaizhi Wang, 2009: Sensitivity of ITCZ Configuration to Cumulus Convective Parameterizations on an Aqua Planet. Climate Dyn.


  1. Wu Guoxiong, Chou Jifan, Liu Yimin, Hejinhai, 2002: Dynamics of the Formation and Variation of Subtropical Anticyclones. Beijing, Science Press. 314pp
  2. Liu Yimin, 2003: Diabatic heating and subtropical anticyclone, Beijing, Education Presss, 166pp

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