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Ying Liu

Computational Climate Science
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-30
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Qian Y., Z. Yang, Z. Feng, Y. Liu, W.I. Gustafson, L.K. Berg, and M. Huang, et al. 2020. "Neglecting Irrigation Contributes to the Simulated Summertime Warm-and-Dry Bias in the Central United States." npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 3. PNNL-SA-154322. doi:10.1038/s41612-020-00135-w
  • Zhao B., M.B. Shrivastava, N.M. Donahue, H. Gordon, M. Schervish, J.E. Shilling, and R.A. Zaveri, et al. 2020. "High concentration of ultrafine particles in the Amazon free troposphere produced by organic new particle formation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117, no. 41:25344-25351. PNNL-SA-155827. doi:10.1073/pnas.2006716117


  • Berg L.K., Y. Liu, B. Yang, Y. Qian, J. Olson, M.S. Pekour, and P. Ma, et al. 2019. "Sensitivity of Turbine-Height Wind Speeds to Parameters in Planetary Boundary-Layer Parametrization Used in the Weather Research and Forecasting Model: Extension to Wintertime Conditions." Boundary-Layer Meteorology 170, no. 3:507-518. PNNL-SA-132420. doi:10.1007/s10546-018-0406-y
  • Hou Z., H. Ren, N. Sun, M.S. Wigmosta, Y. Liu, L. Leung, and H. Yan, et al. 2019. "Incorporating Climate Non-stationarity and Snowmelt Processes in Intensity-Duration-Frequency Analyses with Case Studies in Mountainous Areas." Journal of Hydrometeorology 20, no. 12:2331-2346. PNNL-SA-132327. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-19-0055.1
  • Ren H., Z. Hou, M.S. Wigmosta, Y. Liu, and L. Leung. 2019. "Impacts of Spatial Heterogeneity and Temporal Non-Stationarity on Intensity-Duration-Frequency Estimates - A Case Study in a Mountainous California-Nevada Watershed." Water 11, no. 6:Article No. 1296. PNNL-SA-141612. doi:10.3390/w11061296
  • Sarangi C.N., Y. Qian, K. Rittger, K.J. Bormann, Y. Liu, H. Wang, and H. Wan, et al. 2019. "Impact of light-absorbing particles on snow albedo darkening and associated radiative forcing over high-mountain Asia: high-resolution WRF-Chem modeling and new satellite observations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19, no. 10:7105-7128. PNNL-SA-146241. doi:10.5194/acp-19-7105-2019


  • Morcrette C.J., K. Van Weverberg, H. Ma, M. Ahlgrimm, E. Bazile, L.K. Berg, and A. Cheng, et al. 2018. "Introduction to CAUSES: Description of weather and climate models and their near-surface temperature errors in 5-day hindcasts near the Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 123, no. 5:2655-2683. PNNL-SA-126058. doi:10.1002/2017JD027199
  • Van Weverberg K., C.J. Morcrette, J.C. Petch, S.A. Klein, H. Ma, C. Zhang, and S. Xie, et al. 2018. "CAUSES: Attribution of Surface Radiation Biases in NWP and Climate Models near the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 123, no. 7:3612-3644. PNNL-SA-126059. doi:10.1002/2017JD027188


  • Bisht G., M. Huang, T. Zhou, X. Chen, H. Dai, G. Hammond, and W. Riley, et al. 2017. "Coupling a Three-Dimensional Subsurface Flow and Transport Model with a Land Surface Model to Simulate Stream-Aquifer-Land Interactions (CP v1.0)." Geoscientific Model Development 10, no. 12:4539-4562. PNNL-SA-123895. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4539-2017
  • Gu D., A.B. Guenther, J.E. Shilling, H. Yu, M. Huang, C. Zhao, and Q. Yang, et al. 2017. "Airborne observations reveal elevational gradient in tropical forest isoprene emissions." Nature Communications 8. PNNL-SA-128460. doi:10.1038/ncomms15541
  • Lou S., L.M. Russell, Y. Yang, Y. Liu, B. Singh, and S.J. Ghan. 2017. "Impacts of Interactive Dust and its Direct Radiative Forcing on Interannual Variations of Temperature and Precipitation in Winter over East Asia." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 122, no. 16:8761-8780. PNNL-SA-123079. doi:10.1002/2017JD027267
  • Yang Y., L.M. Russell, S. Lou, H. Liao, J. Guo, Y. Liu, and B. Singh, et al. 2017. "Dust-wind interactions can intensify aerosol pollution over eastern China." Nature Communications 8. PNNL-SA-119019. doi:10.1038/ncomms15333


  • Fast J.D., L.K. Berg, K. Zhang, R.C. Easter, R.A. Ferrare, J. Hair, and C.A. Hostetler, et al. 2016. "Model Representations of Aerosol Layers Transported from North America over the Atlantic Ocean during the Two-Column Aerosol Project." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 16:9814-9848. PNNL-SA-119932. doi:10.1002/2016JD025248
  • Huang M., J. Ray, Z. Hou, H. Ren, Y. Liu, and L.P. Swiler. 2016. "On the Applicability of Surrogate-based Markov Chain Monte Carlo-Bayesian Inversion to the Community Land Model: Case Studies at Flux Tower Sites." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 13:7548-7563. PNNL-SA-113356. doi:10.1002/2015JD024339
  • Lou S., L.M. Russell, Y. Yang, L. Xu, M.A. Lamjiri, M. DeFlorio, and A.J. Miller, et al. 2016. "Impacts of the East Asian Monsoon on springtime dust concentrations over China." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 13:8137-8152. PNNL-SA-120697. doi:10.1002/2016JD024758
  • Shrivastava M.B., C. Zhao, R.C. Easter, Y. Qian, A. Zelenyuk, J.D. Fast, and Y. Liu, et al. 2016. "Sensitivity Analysis of simulated SOA loadings using a Variance-Based Statistical Approach." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 8, no. 2:499-519. PNNL-SA-113017. doi:10.1002/2015MS000554
  • Xu L., P. Cameron-Smith, L.M. Russell, S.J. Ghan, Y. Liu, S. Elliott, and Y. Yang, et al. 2016. "DMS role in ENSO cycle in the tropics." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 22:13537-13558. PNNL-SA-123189. doi:10.1002/2016JD025333
  • Yang Y., L.M. Russell, S. Lou, M.A. Lamjiri, Y. Liu, B. Singh, and S.J. Ghan. 2016. "Changes in sea salt emissions enhance ENSO variability." Journal of Climate 29, no. 23:8575-8588. PNNL-SA-120633. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0237.1
  • Yang Y., L.M. Russell, S. Lou, Y. Liu, B. Singh, and S.J. Ghan. 2016. "Rain-aerosol relationships influenced by wind speed." Geophysical Research Letters 43, no. 5:2267-2274. PNNL-SA-115409. doi:10.1002/2016GL067770
  • Zhao C., M. Huang, J.D. Fast, L.K. Berg, Y. Qian, A. Guenther, and D. Gu, et al. 2016. "Sensitivity of biogenic volatile organic compounds to land surface parameterizations and vegetation distributions in California." Geoscientific Model Development 9, no. 5:1959-1976. PNNL-SA-114880. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1959-2016


  • Bao J., Z. Hou, M. Huang, and Y. Liu. 2015. "On Approaches to Analyze the Sensitivity of Simulated Hydrologic Fluxes to Model Parameters in the Community Land Model." Water 7, no. 12:6810-6826. PNNL-SA-115624. doi:10.3390/w7126662
  • Berg L.K., M.B. Shrivastava, R.C. Easter, J.D. Fast, E.G. Chapman, and Y. Liu. 2015. "A New WRF-Chem Treatment for Studying Regional Scale Impacts of Cloud-Aerosol Interactions in Parameterized Cumuli." Geoscientific Model Development 8, no. 2:409-429. PNNL-SA-100862. doi:10.5194/gmd-8-409-2015
  • Dirks J.A., W.J. Gorrissen, J.E. Hathaway, D.C. Skorski, M.J. Scott, T.C. Pulsipher, and M. Huang, et al. 2015. "Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Consumption and Peak Demand in Buildings: A Detailed Regional Approach." Energy 79. PNNL-SA-94630. doi:10.1016/
  • Scott M.J., D.S. Daly, J.E. Hathaway, C.S. Lansing, Y. Liu, H.C. McJeon, and R.H. Moss, et al. 2015. "Calculating Impacts of Energy Standards on Energy Demand in U.S. Buildings with Uncertainty in an Integrated Assessment Model." Energy 90, no. Part 2:1682-1694. PNNL-SA-102017. doi:10.1016/
  • Yang Q., R.C. Easter, P. Campuzano-Jost, J.L. Jimenez, J.D. Fast, S.J. Ghan, and H. Wang, et al. 2015. "Aerosol transport and wet scavenging in deep convective clouds: a case study and model evaluation using a multiple passive tracer analysis approach." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 120, no. 16:8448-8468. PNNL-SA-109663. doi:10.1002/2015JD023647



  • Shrivastava M.B., L.K. Berg, J.D. Fast, R.C. Easter, A. Laskin, E.G. Chapman, and W.I. Gustafson, et al. 2013. "Modeling aerosols and their interactions with shallow cumuli during the 2007 CHAPS field study." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118, no. 3:1343-1360. PNNL-SA-88271.

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