Land-Human-Atmosphere/Climate Interactions

Liming Zhou



Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

Email: lzhou at

Phone: (518) 442-4445; Fax: (518) 442-5825

Google Scholar Citations

(h-index: 53): 20,445 (9/18/2023)

Web of Science Citations

(h-index: 48): 12,113 (9/18/2023)

Curriculum Vitae

Research Highlights

Current Group Members




  • Education 



  • Honors and Awards


    • Presidentís Excellence Award in Research and Creative Activities, 2023
    • Director's Award for Collaborative Integration, NSF, 2009
    • NASA Earth System Science Fellow, NASA, 1999-2001


  • Employment


    • Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 2019-present
    • Associate Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 2012-2018
    • Research Associate Professor, SUNY Albany, USA, 2011-2012
    • Program Director/Associate Program Director, Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics, NSF, USA, 2008-2011
    • Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2002-2008
    • Weather Forecaster, Central Meteorological Observatory, China, 1994-1998
    • Research assistant, Open Lab. for Weather Forecast, National Meteorological Center, China, 1994-1998


  • Research Interests


    • Climate change and variability over subtropical deserts
    • Climate change and it impact on tropical rainforests
    • Renewable wind energy and its impacts on weather and climate
    • Land-human-atmosphere/climate interactions
    • Remote sensing and its applications in land surface and climate modeling
    • Remote sensing of vegetation dynamics and vegetation


  • Academic Service


    • Review manuscripts for top-notch geophysical journals including Nature and its family journals, PNAS, AGU journals, AMS journals and other international journals
    • Review proposals submitted to NASA and NSF
    • Editorial Board member in Scientific Reports, 2016-
    • Editorial Board member in Remote Sensing, 2016-


  • Selected Recent Publications Since 2000 (out of 120 peer-referred journal papers)

Last Updated: September 18, 2023