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Liu Xiaodong
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  No. 97 Yanxiang Road, Yanta Zone, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China , 710061
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Education and Appointments:
 Xiaodong Liu
Professor and associated director of Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is mainly engaged in paleoclimate modeling, climate-environment effects of the Tibetan Plateau, Asian monsoon variability and global change.
Address:10 Fenghui S.Rd, High-Tech Zone, Xi′an, 710075, China.
Phone: 86-29-88323262, Fax: 86-29-88320456

12/1998 Ph.D., Institute of Earth Environment, CAS, XiAn.
6/1988 M.S., Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Lanzhou.
6/1983 B.S., University of Lanzhou, Lanzhou, China
    8/01-present Professor, Institute of Earth Environment, CAS, XiAn, China 
    10/02-3/03, 11/04-4/05 and 9/06-12/06 Visiting Professor, Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
    8/99-6/01 Assistant Researcher, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA 
    12/95-7/99 Professor, Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, CAS
    8/94-11/95 Associate Professor, Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, CAS
    10/93-7/94 Visiting Scholar, Liverpool University and Reading University, UK 
    7/88-9/93 Assistant Professor, Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, CAS
    7/83-8/85 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Ningxia, China
Publications: (selected)
Liu Xiaodong, Zhengyu Liu, S. Clemens, W. Prell, and J. Kutzbach, 2007: A coupled model study of glacial Asian monsoon variability and Indian Ocean Dipole, J. Metero. Soc., Japan, 85, 1-10.
Xu Weixin and Xiaodong Liu, 2007: Response of Vegetation in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to Global Warming, Chinese Geographical Science, 17(2), 151–159.
Liu Xiaodong, Z. Liu, J.E. Kutzbach, S.C. Clemens and W.L. Prell, 2006: Hemispheric insolation forcing of the Indian Ocean and Asian monsoon: Local versus remote impacts, Journal of Climate, 19(23), 6195–6208.
Chen B. and X.D. Liu, 2005: Seasonal Migration of Cirrus Clouds over the Asian Monsoon Regions and the Tibetan Plateau Measured from MODIS/Terra, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L01804, doi:10.1029/ 2004GL020868.
Yin Z.Y., X.D. Liu, X.Q. Zhang, and C.F. Chung, 2004: Using terrain and location variables to improve SSM/I precipitation estimates over Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D03110, doi:10.1029/2003JD003749.
Liu XD, ZY Yin, XY Zhang and XC Yang, 2004: Analyses of the spring dust storm frequency of northern China in relation to antecedent and concurrent wind, precipitation, vegetation, and soil moisture conditions, J Geophys. Res., 109, doi:10.1029/2004JD004615.
Hung C.W., X.D. Liu, and M. Yanai, 2004: Symmetry and asymmetry of the Asian and Australian summer monsoons, J. Climate, 17, 2413–2426.
Lu H.Y., Zhang F.Q., Liu X.D. and Duce R.A., 2004: Periodicities of palaeoclimatic variations recorded by loess-paleosol sequences in China, Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 1891-1900.
Chen B.D., Chao W.C. and Liu X.D., 2003: Enhanced climatic warming in the Tibetan Plateau due to double CO2: A model study,Climate Dynamics, 20, 401-413.
Liu X.D., Kutzbach J.E., Liu Z., An Z.S. and Li L., 2003: The Tibetan Plateau as amplifier of orbital-scale variability of the East Asian monsoon, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(16): 1839, doi:10.1029/2003GL017510.
Liu X.D., An Z.S., Ai Li, Chen G.S. and Qin N.S., 2003: Possible variations of precipitation over the Yellow River Valley under the global-warming conditions, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 27(3), 228-236.
Liu X.D. and Z.Y. Yin 2002:Sensitivity of East Asian monsoon climate to the Tibetan Plateau uplift, Palaeogeog. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol., 183, 223-45.
Liu X.D. and M. Yanai, 2002:Influence of Eurasian spring snow cover on Asian summer, International Journal of Climatology, 22(9), 1075-1089.
Lu H.Y., Zhang F.Q., Liu X.D., 2002: Patterns and frequencies of the East Asian winter monsoon variations during the past million years revealed by wavelet and spectral analyses, Global and Planetary Change, 35,67–74.
Liu X.D. and M. Yanai, 2001: Relationship between the Indian monsoon precipitation and the tropospheric temperature over the Eurasian continent, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 127, 909-937.
Liu X.D. and Z.Y. Yin, 2001: Spatial and Temporal Variation of the Summer Precipitation over the Eastern Tibetan Plateau and the Northern Atlantic Oscillation, Journal of Climate, 14, 2896-2909.
Shi Y.F., Yu G., Liu X.D., Li B.Y. and Yao T.D., 2001: Reconstruction of the 30-40 ka enhanced Indian monsoon climate based on geological records from the Tibetan Plateau, Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol., 169, 69-83.
An Z.S., S.C. Porter, J.E. Kutzbach, Wu X.H., Wang S.M., Liu X.D., Li X.Q. and Zhou W.J., 2000: Asynchronous Holocene optimum of the East Asian monsoon, Quaternary Science Review, 19, 743-762.
Liu X.D. and Chen B.D., 2000: Climatic Warming in the Tibetan Plateau during Recent Decades, International Journal of Climatology, 20, 1729-1742.
Lu H., Liu X.D., Zhang F.Q., An, Z.S., and J. Dodson, 1999: Astronomical calibration of loess-paleosol deposits at Luochuan, central Chinese Loess Plateau, Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol., 154, 237-246.
Liu X.D. and Zhang M.F., 1998: Contemporary climatic change over the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau and its response to the greenhouse effect, Chinese Geographical Science, 8(4), 289-298.
Liu X.D., An Z.S., Wu X.H., P.J. Valdes, Dong B., 1997: East Asian paleo-climates of the last glacial maximum in an atmospheric general circulation model and from geological records, Proc. 30th Int'l Geol. Congr., Vol.21, International Science Publishers, 156-171.

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