Land-Human-Atmosphere/Climate Interactions

Liming Zhou

Associate Professor


Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

Email: lzhou at

Phone: (518) 442-4446; Fax: (518) 442-5825

Google Scholar Citations

(h-index: 39): 11,158 (03/16/2018)

Web of Science Citations

(h-index: 37): 6,492 (03/16/2018)

Curriculum Vitae

Research Highlights




  • Education 



  • Honors and Awards


    • Director’s Award for Collaborative Integration, NSF, 2009
    • NASA Earth System Science Fellow, NASA, 1999-2001


  • Employment


    • Associate Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 09/2012-present
    • Research Associate Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 09/2011-08/2012
    • Program Director/Associate Program Director, Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics, National Science Foundation, USA, 02/2008-07/2011
    • Senior Research scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 11/2007-01/2008
    • Physical scientist, IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, USA, 07/2007-11/2007
    • Research Scientist II, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 02/2004-07/2007
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 12/2001-01/2004
    • Weather forecaster, the Central Meteorological Observatory, China, 06/1994-08/1998
    • Research assistant, Open Lab. for Weather Forecast, National Meteorological Center, China, 06/1994-08/1998


  • Research Interests


    • Impacts of climate change on tropical rainforests
    • Impacts of wind farms on local weather and climate
    • Land-atmosphere/climate interactions
    • Application of remote sensing data in land surface and climate modeling
    • Remote sensing of vegetation dynamics and vegetation-climate interactions


  • Academic Service


o   Review papers for ~30 major geophysical journals including Nature journals, PNAS, AGU journals, AMS journals and other international journals

    • Review proposals submitted to NASA and NSF


  • Selected Recent Publications (out of 84 peer-referred journal papers)

Last Updated: March 16, 2018