Jane Liu , Associate Professor


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

University of Toronto

Honours & Awards:
• Canada Graduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
• Best Student Research Paper Award in the Atmospheric and Space Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Annual Congress.
• Research Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Contact Information:

Office address:

Room 6028, Sidney Smith Building, 100 St. George Street
Tel: (416) 946-5389 , Fax: (416) 946-3886
Email:    janejj.liu@utoronto.ca

Mailing address:

100 St. George Street, Room 6028, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3

Research Interests:

  • Atmospheric environment (pollution transport and emission from fires, air quality and health implications, satellite monitoring, modeling)
  • Tropospheric and stratospheric ozone
  • Climate change
  • Atmosphere-biosphere interactions (carbon, water, and energy cycles, land surface schemes, biogenic emissions)
  • Remote sensing of atmosphere and land
  • Ecological modeling

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR 337H – Environmental Remote Sensing

GGR 414H – Advanced Remote Sensing

GGR 1911H – Remote Sensing

Call For Students:

I welcome graduate students interested in studying environmental issues related to our atmosphere, biosphere, and/or interactions between them with advanced methods in remote sensing, model simulations, field experiments, and data analysis. I welcome highly self-motivated students with one or more backgrounds in geography, atmospheric science, environmental science, engineering, physics, mathematics, and other related disciplines. Please see my research interests on my website.

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Nglq21UAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Total refereed articles: 115

  • 2021
  • Meng, L., Liu, J., Tarasick, D. W., Randel, W. J., Steiner, A. K., Wilhelmsen, H., Wang, L., and Haimberger,, Continuous rise of the tropopause in the Northern Hemisphere over 1980-2020, Science Advances, 7 (45), eabi8065, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abi8065, https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abi8065, 2021.
  • Meng, L., Liu, J., Tarasick, D. W., and Li, Y., Biases of global tropopause altitude products in reanalyses and implications for estimates of tropospheric column ozone, Atmosphere, 12, 417, https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12040417, 2021.
  • Chen, Z., Liu, J., Cheng, X., Yang, M., and Wang, H., Positive and negative influences of landfalling typhoons on tropospheric ozone over southern China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, accepted, 2021.
  • Cheng, X., Liu, J., Zhao, T., Gong, S., Xu, X., Xie, X., and Wang, R., A teleconnection between sea surface temperature in central and eastern Pacific and winter haze variations in southern China, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03434-7, 2021.
  • Wu, X., Xie, K., Liu, J., Liu, D., Zhou, J., and Tang, L. Regional forecasting of fine particulate matter concentrations: A novel hybrid model based on principal component regression and EOF. Earth and Space Science, 8, e2021EA001694. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021EA001694, 2021.
  • Shen, L., Zhao, T., Wang, H., Liu, J., Bai, Y., Kong, S., Zheng, H., Zhu, Y., and Shu, Z. Importance of meteorology in air pollution events during the city lockdown for COVID-19 in Hubei Province, Central China, Science of the Total Environment, 142227, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142227, 2021.
  • Shen, L., Zhao, T., Liu, J., Wang, H., Bai, Y., Kong, S., Shu, Z., Regional transport patterns for heavy PM5 pollution driven by strong cold airflows in Twain-Hu Basin, Central China, Atmospheric Environment, 269, 118847, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2021.118847, 2022.
  • Badia, A., Iglesias-Suarez, F., Fernandez, R. P., Cuevas, C. A., Kinnison, D. E., Lamarque, J., Griffiths, P. T., Tarasick, T. W., Liu, J., and Saiz-Lopez, A., The role of natural halogens in global tropospheric ozone chemistry and budget under different 21st century climate scenarios, Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2021JD034859. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD034859, 2021.
  • Griffiths, P. T., Murray, L. T., Zeng, G., Shin, Y. M., Abraham, N. L., Archibald, A. T., Deushi, M., Emmons, L. K., Galbally, I. E., Hassler, B., Horowitz, L. W., Keeble, J., Liu, J., Moeini, O., Naik, V., O’Connor, F. M., Oshima, N., Tarasick, D., Tilmes, S., Turnock, S. T., Wild, O., Young, P. J., and Zanis, P., Tropospheric ozone in CMIP6 simulations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,, 21, 4187–4218, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4187-2021, 2021.
  • Jiang, F., Wang, H., Chen, J. M., Ju, W., Tian, X., Feng, S., Li, G., Chen, Z., Zhang, S., Lu, X., Liu, J., Wang, H., Wang, J., He, W., and Wu, M., Regional CO2 fluxes from 2010 to 2015 inferred from GOSAT XCO2 retrievals using a new version of the Global Carbon Assimilation System, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21, 1963–1985, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1963-2021, 2021.
  • He, L., Wang, R., Mostovoy,, Liu, J., Chen, J. M., Shang, J., Liu, J., McNairn, H., and Powers, J., Crop biomass mapping based on ecosystem modeling at regional scale using high resolution Sentinel-2 data, Remote Sensing, 13, 806, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040806, 2021.
  • Li, Y., Ma, Q., Chen, J. M., Croft, H., Luo, X., Zheng, T., Rogers, C., Liu, J., Fine-scale leaf chlorophyll distribution across a deciduous forest through two-step model inversion from Sentinel-2 data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 264, 112618, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2021.112618, 2021.
  • Jiao, D., Ji, X., Liu, J., Zhao, L., Jin. B., Zhang, J., and Guo, F, Quantifying spatio-temporal variations of evapotranspiration over a heterogeneous terrain in the arid regions of Northwestern China, International Journal for Remote Sensing, 42:9,3231-3254, org/10.1080/01431161.2020.1868604, 2021.
  • Ji, X., Zhao, W., Jin, B., Liu, J., Xu, F., Zhao, H., Seasonal variations in energy exchange and evapotranspiration of an oasis-desert ecotone in an arid region, Hydrological Processes, 35, e14364, org/10.1002/hyp.14364, 2021.
  • Chen, X., Jiang, Z., Shen, Y., Li, R., Fu, Y., Liu, J., Han, H., Liao, H., Cheng, X., Jones, D. B. A., Worden, H., Abad, G. G., Chinese regulations are working — Why is surface ozone over industrialized areas still high? Applying lessons from northeast US air quality evolution. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL092816. org/10.1029/2021GL092816, 2021.
  • Chen, S., Yao, Q., Chen, X., Liu, J., Chen, D., Qu, T., Liu, J., Dong, Z., Zheng Z., Fang, K., Tree-ring recorded variations of 10 heavy metal elements over the past 168 years in southeastern China, Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene, 9, 1, https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2020.20.0007, 2021.
  • Fang, K., Yao, Q. Guo, Z., Zheng, B., Du, J., Qi, F., Yan, P., Li, J., Ou, T., Liu, J., He, M., and Trouet, V., ENSO modulates wildfire activity in China, Nature Communications, 12,1764, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21988-6, 2021.
  • Zhan, C., Xie, M., Liu, J., Wang, T., Xu, M., Chen, B., Li, S., Zhuang, B., and Li, M., Surface ozone in the Yangtze River Delta, China: a synthesis of basic features, meteorological driving factors and health impacts, Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JD033600, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033600, 2021.
  • Gao, D., Xie, M., Liu, J., Wang, T., Ma, C., Bai, H., Chen, X., Li, M., Zhuang, B., and Li, S., Ozone variability induced by synoptic weather patterns in warm seasons of 2014–2018 over the Yangtze River Delta region, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21, 5847–5864, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5847-2021, 2021.
  • Hu, J., Zhao, T., Liu, J., Cao, L., Xia, J., Wang, C., Zhao, X., Gao, Z., Shu, Z., and Li, Y., Nocturnal surface radiation cooling modulated by cloud cover change reinforces PM2.5 accumulation: Observational study of heavy air pollution in the Sichuan Basin, Southwest China, Science of The Total Environment, 794,148624, doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148624, 2021.
  • Li, M., Wang, T., Shu, L., Qu, Y., Xie, M., Liu, J., Wu, H., and Kalsoom, U. Rising surface ozone in China from 2013 to 2017: A response to the recent atmospheric warming or pollutant controls? Atmospheric Environment, 246, 118130, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.118130, 2021.
  • Li, M., Wang, T., Xie, M., Li, S., Zhuang, B., Zhao, M., Wu, H., and Liu, J., Drivers for the poor air quality conditions in north China Plain during the COVID-19 outbreak, Atmospheric Environment, 118103, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.118103, 2021.
  • Zhao, M., Wang, T., Wu, H., Nie, D., Li, M., Liu, J., Xie, M., Li, S., and Zhuang, B., A new method for estimating the noise scale factor (NSF) and random errors in Lidar observations, Applied Physics B, 127, 21, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-021-07572-2, 2021.
  • 2020
  • Chen, J. M., and Liu, J., Evolution of evapotranspiration models based on thermal and shortwave remote sensing data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 237, 111594, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111594, 2020.
  • Dong, T., Liu, J., Qian, B., He, L., Liu, J., Wang, R., Jing, Q., Champagne, C., McNairn, H., Powers, J., Shi, Y., Chen, J. M., and Shang, J., Estimating crop biomass from leaf area index derived from Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry andRemote Sensing,  168, 236-250, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2020.08.003, 2020.
  • Chen, B., Arain, M. A., Chen, J. M., Wang, S., Fang, H., Liu, Z., Mo, G., and Liu, J., Importance of shaded leaf contribution to the total GPP of Canadian terrestrial ecosystems: evaluation of MODIS GPP, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG005917, 2020.
  • Zhang, X., Liu, J., Han, H., Zhang, Y., Jiang, Z., Wang, H., Meng, L., Li, Y., and Liu, Y., Satellite-observed variations and trends in carbon monoxide over Asia and their sensitivities to biomass burning, Remote Sensing, 2020, 12(5), 830, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12050830, 2020.
  • Han, H., Liu, J., Shu, L., Wang, T., and Yuan, H., Local and synoptic meteorological influences on daily variability in summertime surface ozone in eastern China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 203–222, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-203-2020, 2020.
  • Han, H., Wu, Y., Liu, J., Zhao, T., Zhuang, B., Wang, H., Li, Y., Chen, H., Zhu, Y., Liu, H., Wang, Q., Li, S., Wang, T., Xie, M., and Li, M., Impacts of atmospheric transport and biomass burning on the inter-annual variation in black carbon aerosols over the Tibetan Plateau, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 13591–13610, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13591-2020, 2020.
  • Chen, H., Zhuang, B., Liu, J., Li, S., Wang, T., Xie, X., Xie, M., Li, M., and Zhao, M., Regional climate responses in East Asia to the black carbon aerosol direct effects from India and China in summer, Journal of Climate, 33(22), 9783–9800, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0706.1, 2020.
  • Moeini, O., Tarasick, D., McElroy, C. T., Liu, J., Osman, M. K., Thompson, A. M., Parrington, M., Palmer, P. I., Johnson, B., Oltmans, S. J., and Merrill, J., Estimating wildfire-generated ozone over North America using ozonesonde profiles and a differential back trajectory technique, Atmospheric Environment, X 7,100078, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeaoa.2020.100078, 2020.
  • Shen, L., Wang, H., Zhao, T., Liu, J., Bai, Y., Kong, S., and Shu, Z., Characterizing regional aerosol pollution in central China based on 19-year MODIS data: Spatiotemporal variation and aerosol type discrimination, Environmental Pollution, 263, Part B, 114556, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114556, 2020.
  • Zhan, C., Xie, M., Huang, C., Liu, J., Wang, T., Xu, M., Ma, C., Yu, J. Jiao, Y., Li, M., Li, S., Zhuang, B., Zhao, M., and Nie, D., Ozone affected by a succession of four landfall typhoons in the Yangtze River Delta, China: major processes and health impacts, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 13781–13799, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13781-2020, 2020.
  • Gao, D., Xie, M., Chen, X., Wang, T., Liu, J., Xu, Q., Mu, X., Chen, F., Li, S., Zhuang, B., Li. M., Zhao, M., and Ren, J., Systematic classification of circulation patterns and integrated analysis of their effects on different ozone pollution levels in the Yangtze River Delta Region, China, Atmospheric Environment, 242,117760, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117760, 2020.
  • Ma, C., Wang, T., Jiang, Z., Wu, H., Zhao, M., Zhuang, B., Li, S., Xie, M., Li, M., Liu, J., and Wu, R., Importance of bias correction in multiple observations data assimilation over eastern China using WRF-Chem/DART, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031465, 2020.
  • 2019
  • Tarasick, D. W., Carey-Smith, T.K., Hocking, W.K., Moeini, O., He, H, Liu, J., Osman, M., Thompson, A. M., Johnson, B., Oltmans, S. J., and Merrill, J. T., Quantifying stratosphere-troposphere transport of ozone using balloon-borne ozonesondes, radar windprofilers and trajectory models, Atmospheric Environment, 198, 496-509, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.10.040, 2019.
  • Tarasick, D., Galbally, I. E., Cooper, O. R., Schultz, M. G., Ancellet, G., Leblanc, T., Wallington, T. J., Ziemke, J., Liu, X., Steinbacher, M., Staehelin, J., Vigouroux, C., Hannigan, J. W., García, O., Foret, G., Zanis, P., Weatherhead, E., Petropavlovskikh, I., Worden, H., Osman, M., Liu, J., Chang, K.-L., Gaudel, A., Lin, M., Granados-Muñoz, M., Thompson, A. M., Oltmans, S. J., Cuesta, J., Dufour, G., Thouret, V., Hassler, B., Trickl, T. and Neu, J. L., Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Tropospheric ozone from 1877 to 2016, observed levels, trends and uncertainties, Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene, 7, 39. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.376, 2019.
  • Griffin, D., Walker, K. A., Wohltmann, I., Dhomse, S. S., Rex, M., Chipperfield, M. P., Feng, W., Manney, G. L., Liu, J., and Tarasick, D., Stratospheric ozone loss in the Arctic winters between 2005 and 2013 derived with ACE-FTS measurements, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 577-601, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-577-2019, 2019.
  • Han, H., Liu, J., Yuan, H., Wang, T., Zhuang, B., and Zhang, X., Foreign influences on tropospheric ozone over East Asia through global atmospheric transport, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 12495–12514, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12495-2019, 2019.
  • Li, Y., Liu, J., Han, H., Zhao, T., Zhang, X., Zhuang, B., Wang, T., Chen, H., Wu, Y., and Li, M., Collective impacts of biomass burning and synoptic weather on surface PM5 and CO in northeast China, Atmospheric Environment, 213, 64–80, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.05.062, 2019.
  • Chen, H., Zhuang, B., Liu, J., Wang, T., Li, S., Xie, M., Li, M., Chen, P., and Zhao, M., Characteristics of ozone and particles in the near-surface atmosphere in urban area of the Yangtze River Delta, China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 4153-4175, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4153-2019, 2019.
  • Zhuang, B. L., Chen, H. M., Li, S., Wang, T. J., Liu, J., Zhang, L. J., Liu, H. N., Xie, M., Chen, P. L., Li, M. M., and Zhao, M., The direct effects of black carbon aerosols from different source sectors in East Asia in summer, Climate Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04863-5, 2019.
  • Li, M., Wang, T., Xie, M., Li, S., Zhuang, B., Huang, X., Chen, P., Zhao, M., and Liu, J., Formation and evolution mechanisms for two extreme haze episodes in the Yangtze River Delta region of China during winter 2016, Journal of Geophysical Research, 124. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD030535, 2019.
  • Qu, Y., Wang, T., Wu, H., Shu, L., Li, M., Chen, P., Zhao, M., Li, S., Xie, M., Zhuang, B., Liu, J., and Han, Y., Vertical structure and interaction of ozone and fine particulate matter in spring at Nanjing, China: the role of aerosol’s radiation feedback, Atmospheric Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117162, 2019.
  • He, L., Chen, J., Liu, J., Zhen, T., Wang, R., Joiner, J., Chou, S., Chen, B., Liu, Y., Liu, R., and Rogers, C., Diverse photosynthetic capacity of global ecosystems mapped by satellite chlorophyll fluorescence measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment, 232,111344, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111344, 2019.
  • Gonsamo, A., Chen, J. M., He, L., Sun, Y., Rogers, C., and Liu, J., Exploring SMAP and OCO-2 observations to monitor soil moisture control on photosynthetic activity of global drylands and croplands, Remote Sensing of Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111314, 2019.
  • 2018
  • Luo, X., Chen, J. M., Liu, J., Black, T. A., Croft, H., Staebler, R., He, L., Arain, M. A., Chen, B., Mo, G., Gonsamo, A., McCaughey, H., Comparison of big-leaf, two-big-leaf, and two-leaf upscaling schemes for evapotranspiration estimation using coupled carbon-water modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 207–225. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JG003978, 2018.
  • Li, Y., Chen, J., Ma, Q., Zhang, H., Liu, J., Evaluation of Sentinel-2A surface reflectance derived using Sen2Cor in North America, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6, 1997-2021, https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2835823, 2018.
  • Han, H., Liu, J., Yuan, H., Jiang, F., Zhu, Y., Wu, Y., Wang, T., and Zhuang, B., Impacts of synoptic weather patterns and their persistency on free tropospheric carbon monoxide concentrations and outflow in eastern China, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 7024–7046. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JD028172, 2018.
  • Zhuang, B., Wang, T., Liu, J., Che, H., Han, Y., Fu, Y., Li, S., Xie, M., Li, M., Chen, P., Chen, H., Yang, X.-Q., and Sun, J., The optical properties, physical properties and direct radiative forcing of urban columnar aerosols in the Yangtze River Delta, China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 1419-1436, doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1419-2018, 2018.
  • Gaudel, A., O. R. Cooper, G. Ancellet, B. Barret, A. Boynard, J. P. Burrows, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, J. Cuesta, E. Cuevas, S. Doniki, G. Dufour, F. Ebojie, G. Foret, O. Garcia, M. J. Granados-Muñoz, J. W. Hannigan, F. Hase, B. Hassler, G. Huang, D. Hurtmans, D. Jaffe, N. Jones, P. Kalabokas, B. Kerridge, S. Kulawik, B. Latter, T. Leblanc, E. Le Flochmoën, W. Lin, J. Liu, X. Liu, E. Mahieu, A. McClure-Begley, J. L. Neu, M. Osman, M. Palm, H. Petetin, I. Petropavlovskikh, R. Querel, N. Rahpoe, A. Rozanov, M. G. Schultz, J. Schwab, R. Siddans, D. Smale, M. Steinbacher, H. Tanimoto, D. W. Tarasick, V. Thouret, A. M. Thompson, T. Trickl, E. Weatherhead, C. Wespes, H. M. Worden, C. Vigouroux, X. Xu, G. Zeng, J. Ziemke, Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Present-day distribution and trends of tropospheric ozone relevant to climate and global atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene, 6, 39, https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.291, 2018.
  • Han, H., Liu, J., Yuan, H., Zhuang, B., Zhu, Y., Wu, Y., Yan, Y., and Ding, A., Characteristics of intercontinental transport of tropospheric ozone from Africa to Asia, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 4251-4276, 2018.
  • Zhuang, B., Li, S., Wang, T., Liu, J., Chen, H., Chen, P., Li, M., Xie, M., Interaction between the black carbon aerosol warming effect and East Asian monsoon using RegCM4, Journal of Climate, 31,9367-9388, 2018.
  • Hu, J., Li, Y., Zhao, T., Liu, J., Hu, X.-M., Liu, D., Jiang, Y., Xu, J., and Chang, L., An important mechanism of regional O3 transport for summer smog over the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 16239-16251, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16239-2018, 2018.
  • 2017
  • He, L., Chen, J. M., Liu, J., Mo, G., Joiner, J., Angular normalization of GOME-2 sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence observation as a better proxy of vegetation productivity, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL073708, 2017.
  • He, L., Chen, J. M., Liu, J., Bélair, S., and Luo, X., Assessment of SMAP soil moisture for global simulation of gross primary production, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JG003603, 2017.
  • Zhou, Y., Mao, H., Demerjian, K., Hogrefe, C., and Liu, J., Regional and hemispheric influences on temporal variability in baseline carbon monoxide and ozone over the Northeast US, Atmospheric Environment, 64,309-324,doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.06.017, 2017.
  • Ma, Q., Li, Y., Liu, J., and J. M. Chen, Long temporal analysis of 3-km MODIS aerosol product over East China, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10, 1939-1404, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2650144, 2017.
  • Zhu, Y., Liu, J., Wang, T., Zhuang, B., Han, H., Wang, H., Chang, Y., Ding, K., The impacts of meteorology on the seasonal and interannual variabilities of ozone transport from North America to East Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JD026761, 2017.
  • Zhuang, B., Wang, T., Liu, J., Li, S., Xie, M., Han, Y., Chen, P., Hu, Q., Yang, X.-Q., Fu, C., and Zhu, J., The surface aerosol optical properties in the urban area of Nanjing, west Yangtze River Delta, China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,17, 1143-1160, doi:10.5194/acp-17-1143-2017, 2017.
  • He, L., Chen, J. M., Croft, H., Gonsamo, A., Luo, X., Liu, J., Zheng, T., Liu, R., Liu, Y., Nitrogen availability dampens the positive impacts of CO2 fertilization on terrestrial ecosystem carbon and water cycles. Geophysical Research Letters, 44. doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075981, 2017.
  • 2016
  • He, L., Liu, J., Chen, J. M., Croft, H., Wang, R., Sprintsin, M., Zheng, T., Ryu, Y., Pisek, J., Gonsamo, A., Deng, F., Zhang, Y., Inter- and intra-annual variations of clumping index derived from the MODIS BRDF product, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 44, 53-60, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.07.007, 2016.
  • Osman, M. K., Tarasick, D. W., Liu, J., Moeini, O., Thouret, V., Fioletov, V. E., Parrington, M., and Nédélec, P., Carbon monoxide climatology derived from the trajectory mapping of global MOZAIC-IAGOS data, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 10263-10282, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10263-2016, 2016.
  • Jiang, Z., Miyazaki, K., Worden, J. R., Liu, J., Jones, D. B. A., and Henze, D. K., Impacts of anthropogenic and natural sources on free tropospheric ozone over the Middle East, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 6537–6546, doi:10.5194/acp-16-6537-2016,2016.
  • 2015
  • Ding, K., Liu, J., Ding, A., Liu, Q., Zhao, T. L., Shi, J., Han, Y., Wang, H., and Jiang, F., Uplifting of carbon monoxide from biomass burning and anthropogenic sources to the free troposphere in East Asia, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 2843-2866, doi:10.5194/acp-15-2843-2015, 2015.
  • Chen, B., Liu, J., Chen, J. M., Croft, H., Gonsamo, A., He, L., Luo, X., Assessment of foliage clumping effects on evapotranspiration estimates in forested ecosystems, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 216, 82-92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.09.017, 2015.
  • Zhuang, B. L., Wang, T. J., Liu, J., Ma, Y., Yin, C. Q., Li, S., Xie, M., Han, Y., Zhu, J. L., Yang, X. Q., Fu, C. B., Absorption coefficient of urban aerosol in Nanjing, west Yangtze River Delta, China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 13633-13646, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13633-2015, 2015.
  • Jiang, Y. C., Zhao, T. L., Liu, J., Xu, X. D., Tan, C. H., Cheng, X. H., Bi, X. Y., Gan, J. B., You, J. F., and Zhao, S. Z.: Why does surface ozone peak before a typhoon landing in southeast China? Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 13331-13338, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13331-2015, 2015.
  • Tan, C., Zhao, T., Xu, X., Liu, J., Zhang, L., Tang, L., Climatic analysis of satellite aerosol data on variations of submicron aerosols over East China, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.03.054, 2015.
  • Wang, T. J., Zhuang, B. L., Li, S., Liu, J., Xie, M., Yin, C. Q., Zhang, Y., Yuan, C., Zhu, J. L., Ji, L. Q., Han,Y., The interactions between anthropogenic aerosols and the East Asian summer monsoon using RegCCMS, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JD022877, 2015.
  • 2014
  • Liu, J. and Cui, S. Meteorological influences on seasonal variation of fine particulate matter in cities over Ontario, Advances in Meteorology, doi:10.1155/2014/169476, 2014.
  • He, L., Chen, J. M., Liu, J., Mo, G., Bélair, S., Zheng, T., Wang, R., Chen, B., Croft, H., Arain, M. A., Barr, A. G., Optimization of water uptake and photosynthetic parameters in an ecosystem model using tower flux data, Ecological Modelling, 294,94-104, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.09.019 0304-3800, 2014.
  • Zhuang, B. L., Wang, T. J., Liu, J., Li, S., Mie, M., Yang, X. Q., Fu, C. B., Yin, C. Q., Liao, J. B., Zhu, J. L., and Zhang, Y., Continuous measurement of black carbon aerosol in urban Nanjing of Yangtze River Delta, China, Atmospheric Environment, 89, 415-424, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.10.052, 2014.
  • Zhuang, B. L., Wang, T. J., Li, S., Liu, J., Talbot, R., Mao, H. T., Yang, X. Q., Fu, C. B., Yin, C. Q., Zhu, J. L., Che, H. Z., Zhang, X. Y., Optical properties and radiative forcing of urban aerosols in Nanjing, China, Atmospheric Environment, 83, 43-52, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.10.052, 2014.
  • 2013
  • Liu, J., Tarasick, D. W., Fioletov, V. E., McLinden, C., Zhao, T., Gong, S., Sioris, C., Jin, J. J., Liu, G., and Moeini, O., A global ozone climatology from ozone soundings via trajectory mapping: a stratospheric perspective, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 11441-11464, doi:10.5194/acp-13-11441-2013, 2013.
  • Liu, G., Liu, J., Tarasick, D. W., Fioletov, V. E., Jin, J. J., Moeini, O., Liu, X., Sioris, C. E., and Osman, M., A global tropospheric ozone climatology from trajectory-mapped ozone soundings, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , 13, 10659-10675, doi:10.5194/acp-13-10659-2013, 2013.
  • Gonsamo, A., Chen, J. M., Kurz, W. A. , Price, D. T. , Liu, J., Boisvenue, C., Hember, R. A., Wu, C., and Chang, K., New assessment of net primary productivity of Canada’s landmass, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1-15, doi:10.1002/2013JG002388, 2013.
  • Zhou, D., Ding, A., Mao, H., Fu, C., Wang, T., Chan, L.Y., Ding, K., Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Lu, A., and Hao, N., Impacts of the East Asian monsoon on lower tropospheric ozone over coastal South China, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 044011, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044011, 2013.
  • 2012 and before
  • Chen, J., Mo, G., Pisek, J., Liu, J., Deng, F., Maayar, M. E., Ishizawa, M., and Chan, D. 2012. Foliage clumping index as an important vegetation structural parameter for estimating global terrestrial gross primary productivity, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB1019, doi:10.1029/2010GB003996.
  • Liu, J., Jones, D. B., Zhang, S., and Kar, J. 2011. Influence of interannual variations in transport on summertime abundances of ozone over the Middle East, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D20310, doi:10.1029/2011JD016188.
  • Jiang, Z., Jones, D. B. A., Kopacz, M., Liu, J., Henze, D. K.,and Heald, C. 2011. Quantifying the impact of model errors on top-down estimates of carbon monoxide emissions using satellite observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D15306, doi:10.1029/2010JD015282.
  • Liu, C., Beirle, S., Butler, T., Liu, J., Hoor, P., Jockel, P., Penning de Vries, M., Pozzer, A., Frankenberg, C., Lawrence, M. G., Lelieveld, J., Platt, U., Wagner, T. 2011. Application of SCIAMACHY and MOPITT CO total column measurements to evaluate model results over biomass burning regions and Eastern China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 6083-6114.
  • Tarasick, D.W.,  Jin, J. J., Fioletov, V. E., Liu, G., Thompson, A. M., Oltmans, S. J., Liu, J., Sioris, C. E., Liu, X., Cooper, O. R., and Dann, T. 2010. High-resolution tropospheric ozone fields for INTEX and ARCTAS from IONS ozonesondes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D20301, doi:10.1029/2009JD012918, 2010.
  • Liu, J., Jones, D. B., Worden, J. R., Noone, D., Parrington,  M., Kar,  J. 2009. Analysis of the summertime buildup of tropospheric ozone abundances over the Middle East and North Africa as observed by the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer instrument, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, D05304, doi:10.1029/2008JD010993.
  • Jones, D. B. A, Bowman, K. W.,  Logan, J. A., Heald, C. L., Liu, J. , Luo, M., Worden, J., and Drummond, J. 2009. The zonal structure of tropical O3 and CO as observed by the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer in November 2004 – Part 1: Inverse modeling of CO emissions, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 3547–3562.
  • Worden, J., Jones, D., Liu, J., Parrington, M., Bowman, K., Stajner, I., Beer, R., Jiang, J., Thouret, V., Kulawik, S., Li, J. F., Verma, S., and Worden, H. 2009. Observed vertical distribution of tropospheric ozone during the Asian summertime monsoon, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, D13304, doi:10.1029/2008JD010560.
  • Kar, J., Jones, D. B., Drummond, J. R., Attie, J. L., Liu, J., Zou, J.,  Nichitiu, F. Seymour, M. D., Edwards, D. P., Deeter, M. N., Gille, J. C. Richter, A. 2008. Measurement of low altitude CO over the Indian subcontinent by MOPITT, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D16307, doi:10.1029/2007JD009362.
  • Feng , X, Liu G, Chen, J. M., Chen, M., Liu, J., Ju, W., Sun, R., and Zhou, W. 2007. Simulating net primary productivity of terrestrial ecosystems in China using a process model driven by remote sensing, Journal of Environmental Management, 85, 563-573.
  • Zhou, Y, Zhu, Q., Chen, J. M., Wang, Y. Q., Liu, J., Sun., R., and Tang, S. 2007. Observation and simulation of net primary productivity in Qilian mountain, Western China, Journal of Environmental Management 85, 574-584, 2007.
  • Kar, J., Drummond, J. R., Jones, D. B. A., Liu, J., Nichitiu, F., Zou, J., Gille, J. C. Edwards, D. P., Deeter, M. N. 2006. Carbon monoxide (CO) maximum over the Zagros mountains in the Middle East: signature of mountain venting? Geophysical Research Letters 33, L15819, doi:10.1029/2006GL026231.
  • Chen, J. M., Chen, B., Higuchi, K., Liu, J., Chan, D., Worthy, D., Tans, P., and Black, A. 2006. Boreal ecosystems sequestered more carbon in warmer years, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L10803, doi:10.1029/2006GL025919.
  • Ju, W., Chen, J. M., Black, T.A., Barr, A., Liu, J. and Chen, B. 2006. Modelling multi-year coupled carbon and water fluxes in a boreal aspen forest, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 140, 136-151.
  • Liu, J., Drummond, J. R., Jones, D., Cao, Z., Bremer, H., Kar, J., Zou, J., Nichitiu, F., and Gille, J. 2006. Large horizontal gradients in atmospheric CO at the synoptic scale as seen by spaceborne Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D02306, doi:10.1029/2005JD006076.
  • Liu, J., Drummond, J. R., Li, Q., Gille, J. C., and Ziskin, D. C. 2005. Satellite mapping of CO emission from forest fires in northwest America using MOPITT measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment 95, 502-516.
  • Higuchi, K., Shashkov, A., Chan, D., Saigusa, N., Murayama, S. Yamamoto, S., Kondo, H., Chen, J. M., Liu, J., and Chen, B. 2005. Simulations of seasonal and inter-annual variability of gross primary productivity at Takayama with BEPS ecosystem model, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 134,143-150.
  • Kar, J., Bremer, H., Drummond, J. R., Rochon, Y. J., Jones, D. B. A., Nichitiu, F., Zou, J., Liu, J., Gille, J. C., Edwards, D. P., Deeter, M. N., Francis, G., Ziskin, D., and Warner, J. 2004. Evidence of vertical transport of carbon monoxide from measurements of pollution in the troposphere (MOPITT), Geophysical Research Letters, 31, 23, L2310510.1029/2004GL021128.
  • Bremer, H., Kar, J., Drummond, J. R., Nichitiu, F., Zou, J., Liu, J., Gille, J. C., Deeter, M. N., Francis, G., Ziskin, D., and Warner, J. 2004.  The spatial and temporal variation of MOPITT CO in Africa and South America: A comparison with SHADOZ ozone and MODIS aerosol, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D12304, dio:10.1029/2003JD004224.
  • Sun R., Chen, J. M., Zhu, Q., Zhou, Y., Liu, J., Li, J., Liu, S., Yan, G., Tang, S. 2004. Spatial distribution of net primary productivity and evapotranspiration in Changbaishan natural reserve, China using Landsat ETM+ data, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 (5), 731-742, 2004.
  • Simic, A., Chen, J. M., Liu, J., and Csillag, F., Spatial scaling of net primary productivity using subpixel information, Remote Sensing of Environment, 93, 246-258.
  • Chen, B., Chen, J., Liu, J., Chan, D., Higuchi, K., and Shashkow, A. 2004. A vertical diffusion scheme to estimate the atmospheric rectifier effect, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D04306, dio:10.1029/2003JD003925.
  • Chan, D., Yuen, C. W., Higuchi, K., Shashkov, A., Liu, J., Chen, J., and Worthy, D. 2004. On the CO2 exchange between the atmosphere and the biosphere: The role of synoptic and mesoscale processes, Tellues, 56B, 194-212.
  • Liu, J., Chen, J., and Cihlar, J. 2003. Mapping evapotranspiration based on remote sensing: an application to Canada’s landmass, Water Resources Research, 39, 1189, doi:10.1029/2002WR001680.
  • Chen, J., Liu, J., Leblanc, S. G., Lacaze, R, and Roujean, J. 2003. Multi-angular optical remote sensing for assessing vegetation structure and carbon absorption, Remote Sensing of Environment, 84,516-525.
  • Amiro, B. D., MacPherson, J. I., Desjardins, R. L., Chen, J., and Liu, J. 2003. Post-fire carbon fluxes in the western Canadian boreal forest: evidence from towers, aircraft and remote sensing, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 115, 91-107.
  • Chen, J. M., Ju, W., Cihlar, J., Price, D., Liu, J., Chen, W., Pan, J., Black, T. A., and Barr, A. 2003.  Spatial distribution of carbon sources and sinks in Canada’s forests based on remote sensing, Tellus B. 55, 622-642.
  • Liu, J., Chen, J., Cihlar, J., and Chen, W. 2002. Net primary productivity mapped for Canada at 1-km resolution, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 11, 115-129.
  • Potter, C., Wang, S., Nikolov, N. T., McGuire, A. D., Liu, J., King, A. W., Kimball, J. S., Grant, R. F., Frolking, S, E., Clein, J. S., Chen, J. M., and Amthor, J. S. 2001. Comparison of boreal ecosystem model sensitivity to variability in climate and forest site parameters. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 33 671-33 688.
  • Amiro, B. D., Chen, J., and Liu, J. 2000. Net primary productivity following forest fire for Canadian ecoregions. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 30, 939-947, 2000.
  • Chen, J., Chen, W., Liu, J., Cihlar, J. 2000.  Carbon budget of boreal forests estimated from the changes in disturbances, climate, nitrogen and CO2: results for Canada in 1895-1996. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 14, 827-838.
  • Chen, W., Chen, J., Liu, J., and Cihlar, J. 2000. Approaches for reducing uncertainties in regional forest carbon balance, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 14, 839-850.
  • Chen, W., Chen, J., Price, D., Cihlar, J., and Liu, J. 2000. Carbon offset potentials of four alternative forest management strategies in Canada: a simulation study, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies For Global Change, 5, 143-169.
  • Liu, J., Chen, J., Cihlar, J., and Chen, W. 1999. Net primary productivity distribution in the BOREAS region from a process model using satellite and surface data, Journal of Geophysical Research 104, 27,735-27-754.
  • Chen, J., Liu, J., Cihlar, J., and Goulden, M. L., Daily canopy photosynthesis model through temporal and spatial scaling for remote sensing applications, Ecological Modelling 124, 99-119, 1999.
  • Liu, J., Chen, J., Cihlar, J., and Park, W. M. 1997.  A process-based boreal ecosystem productivity simulator using remote sensing inputs, Environment of Remote Sensing 62, 158-175.
  • Liu, J., Chen, J. M., Black, T. A., and Novak, M. D. 1996.  E-e  modelling of turbulent air flow downwind of a forest edge, Boundary-Layer Meteorology 77, 21-44.

Book Chapters

  • Cihlar, J, Fernandes, R, Fraser, R, Chen, J., Chen, W., Latifovic, R, Liu, J., and Li, Z. 2003. National scale forest information extraction from coarse resolution satellite data. Part 2: Forest biophysical parameters and carbon. In Remote Sensing of Forest Environments: Concepts and Case Studies. Edited by M. A. Wulder and S. E. Franklin, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Boston / Dordrecht / London, pp. 359-388.

Research Clusters:
Biogeochemistry and Contaminants, Climate Processes and Climate and Carbon Cycle Modelling, Earth-Surface Processes and Hydrology, Nature, Society and Environmental Change