GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Yonggang Liu

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Princeton
University, Princeton, NJ 08540

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab

201
Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: 609-452-5355

Fax: 609-258-6082

Email: Yonggang@princeton.edu

Research Interests

  • Coupling between ice sheet and climate systems
  • AMOC stability and variability
  • Sea level change
  • Glacial isostatic adjustment
  • Snowball Earth Events (800 Ma ? 540 Ma)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Paleoclimate, University of Toronto, Canada, 2011

    Thesis:
    Climate modeling of the deep (Neoproterozoic) past (supervisor: W. Richard
    Peltier)

  • M.Sc. in Geophysics, University of Toronto, Canada, 2004

    Report:
    Geochemical and seismological constraints on mantle convection and numerical
    model of the process (supervisor: W. Richard Peltier)

  • M.Sc. in Geophysics, Peking University, China, 2003

    Thesis: The
    structure and the deformation of the lithosphere in North China (supervisor:
    Shaoxian Zhang)

  • M.Sc. in Geophysics, Peking University, China, 2000

    Thesis: Thermal
    structure of the lithosphere in North China (supervisor: Shaoxian Zhang)

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2007 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students
    Abroad, China Scholarship Council [Given to ~200 Chinese overseas Ph.D.
    students all over the world each year for their scientific excellence].
  • 2003?2008 U of T Graduate Fellowship, University of Toronto
  • 2003 Beijing Silver Medal in Advancement of Science and Technology
    (together with S.X. Zhang, J.Y. Ning, Z. Jing et al.), Beijing, China.

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Liu, Y., R. Hallberg, O., Sergienko, B. Samuels and M. Oppenheimer,
    Large climate impact from the northern Greenland Ice Streams. Submitted.
  2. Liu, Y., W. R. Peltier, J. Yang, G. Vettorretti, High CO2 threshold for soft snowball Earth formation with low-latitude continental configuration. Submitted.
  3. Liu, Y., W. R. Peltier, J. Yang, G. Vettorretti (2013), The initiation
    of Neoproterozoic “snowball” climates in CCSM3: the influence of
    paleocontinental configuration, Clim. Past, 9, 2555-2577, doi:10.5194/cp-9-2555-2013.
  4. Liu, Y., W. R. Peltier (2013), Sea level variations during snowball
    Earth formation (Part I): A preliminary analysis, Journal of Geophysical
    Research ? solid Earth, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50293.
  5. Liu, Y., W. R. Peltier (2013), Sea level variations during snowball
    Earth formation and evolution (Part II): The influence of rotational
    feedback, Journal of Geophysical Research ? solid Earth, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50294.
  6. Liu, Y., W. R. Peltier (2011), A Coupled Carbon Cycle ? Climate Model of
    Neoproterozoic Glaciation: Explicit Carbon Cycle with Stochastic
    Perturbations, Journal of Geophysical Research ? Atmospheres, 116, doi:10.1029/2010JD015128.
  7. Liu, Y., W. R. Peltier (2010), A Coupled Carbon Cycle ? Climate Model of
    Neoproterozoic Glaciation: Influence of Continental Configuration on the
    Formation of a ?Soft Snowball?, Journal of Geophysical Research –
    Atmospheres, 115, D17111, doi:10.1029/2009JD013082.
  8. Peltier, W. R., Y. Liu (2008), reply to Hoffman et al. and Godderis and
    Donnadieu, Nature, 456, E9-E10, doi:10.1038/nature07656.
  9. Peltier, W. R., Y. Liu, J. W. Crowley (2007), Snowball Earth prevention
    by dissolved organic carbon remineralization, Nature, 450, 813-818, doi:10.1038/nature06354.
  10. Zang, S.X., R.Q. Wei, Y. Liu (2005), Three-dimensional rheological
    structure of the lithosphere in the Ordos block and its adjacent area,
    Geophysical Journal International, 163, 339-356, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02745.x.
  11. Zang, S. X, Y. Liu and J. Y. Ning, (2002), Thermal Structure of
    Lithosphere in North China, Chinese Journal of Geophsics, 45 (1): 51-62, doi:10.1002/cjg2.216.
  12. Zang, S.X., Q.Y. Chen, J. Y. Ning, Z.K. Shen, Y. Liu (2002), Motion of
    Philippine Sea plate consistent with NUVEL-1A model, Geophysical Journal
    International., 150 (3): 809-819, doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.2002.01744.x.
  13. Zang, S.X., Q.Y. Chen, J. Y. Ning, Z.K. Shen, Y. Liu (2002),
    Determination of Euler parameters of Philippine Sea plate and the
    inferences, Science in China (D), 45 (2): 133-142.