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Liu Yimin

Liu Yimin
Mailing Address:
LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Education and Professional Experience:
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

Prof. Yimin Liu, doctor. She is mainly engaged in subtropical weather and climate dynamics, Tibetan Plateau climate dynamics and climate simulation. She has studied the formation of the subtropical anticyclone systematically. She revealed how the different kinds of heating contribute differently to the formation and variation of the subtropical anticyclones, and how their combination affects the subtropical climates. She contributes to the development of the thermal adaptation theory and demonstrates how the atmosphere responds to different kind of heating and cooling. She also discovered how the deep condensation heating during the BOB monsoon onset can trigger the monsoon onset over the Southern China Sea. Moreover she conducted a series of study on the impacts on the Asian climate of the land-sea thermal contrast and the Tibetan Plateau mechanical and thermal forcing. She has published more than 70 papers on domestic and international academic journals and 3 books. Her PhD thesis was one of the Excellent PhD theses in China in 2001. She received Ye Du Feng Zheng Award for Excellent Paper of Young Scientist in 2001 and Zhao Jiuzhang Award of the Science and Technology for Young Scientist in 2005.



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

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

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

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

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

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. 32: 10.1029/2004GL021587

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 (Special 125th Anniversary Issue). 85B:1-19

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


Wu Guoxiong, Chou Jifan, Liu Yimin, Hejinhai, 2002: Dynamics of the Formation and Variation of Subtropical Anticyclones. Beijing, Science Press. 314pp

Liu Yimin, 2003: Diabatic heating and subtropical anticyclone, Beijing, Education Presss, 166pp

Liu Yimin and Qian Zhengan, 2005: The differences between the sea and land thermal forcing on the variability of climate in China. Beijing, Meteorology Press. 202pp

Community service:

NSFC project “A linear PV model with self-adjustment in the open and dissipation subtropics and its simulation" and Group Project “Mechanism of the climatic variation over the Eastern Asia and Western Pacific and the predictability theory", 973 project “Research on Theories and Methods of Monitoring and Predicting of Heavy Rainfall in South China" and “Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction over the Joining Area of Asia and Indian-Pacific Ocean and Its Impact on the Short-Term Climate Variation in China".