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Yonggang Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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.

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, The initiation of Neoproterozoic "snowball" climates in CCSM3: the influence of ice sheets. To be 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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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.

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

webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/yonggangliu/