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Dr. Chuntao Liu - Outstanding Author


Dr. Chuntao Liu portrait


Dr. Chuntao Liu is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and has been employed at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 2013. His primary research interests are in the areas of satellite remote sensing of global precipitation, cloud, and severe weather events, with an emphasis on the cloud object recognition in space borne radar and radiometer observations. Chuntao completed his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences at the University of Wyoming in 2003, where he also stationed at McMurDo, Antarctic monitoring the ozone hole for two seasons. Then he joined University of Utah working on the global precipitation and severe weather events using NASA satellites. Currently Chuntao maintains an observatory measuring the fair weather electric field at Barrow, Alaska, and is a science team member of NASA precipitation science.

Chuntao’s authorship includes 62 peer reviewed journal publications and over 70 conference presentations. Some selected recent publications led by his students and himself include:



  • Adhikari, A., C. Liu, and M. Kulie, 2018: Global distribution of snow precipitation features and their properties observed by GPM satellite, Journal of Climate, 31, 3731-3754.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0012.1.
  • Lavigne, T., C. Liu, W. Deierling, and D. Mach, 2017:  Relationship between the global electric circuit and electrified cloud parameters at diurnal, seasonal and interannual timescales, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 8525–8542, doi:10.1002/2016JD026442.
  • Ni, X, C. Liu, D. Cecil, and Q. Zhang, 2017: On the hail detection with satellite passive microwave radiometers and radar, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climate, 56, 2693–2709,
  • Liu, C., 2017: Severe weather in a warming climate, Nature news & views, 544, 423-424. Doi:10.1038/54422a.
  • Chen, B., C. Liu, and B. Mapes, 2017: Relationships between large precipitating systems and atmospheric factors at a grid scale, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 531-552, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0049.1.
  • Ni, X., C. Liu, Q. Zhang, D. Cecil, 2016: Properties of hail storms over China and the United States from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 12031-12044, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025600
  • Liu, N., and C. Liu, 2016: Global distribution of deep convection reaching tropopause in one-year GPM observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024430.