Zhuangren Liu

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Zhuangren Liu
Adjunct Associate Professor

Primary Research Area

  • Remote Sensing - Radar and LIDAR

Profile

Research Areas

  • Atmospheric and ionospheric measurements
  • Atmospheric and ionospheric theory
  • Radar and LIDAR

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Gardner, C. S., A. Z. Liu, Y. Guo (2016), Vertical and horizontal transport of mesospheric Na: Implications for the mass influx of cosmic dust, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2016.07.013.
  • Liu, A. Z., Y. Guo (2016), Photomultiplier tube calibration based on Na lidar observation and its effect on heat flux bias, Appl. Opt., 55, 9467-9475.
  • Cao, B., A. Z. Liu (2016), Intermittency of Gravity Wave Momentum Flux in the Mesopause Region Observed with an All-Sky Airglow Imager, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 650-663.
  • Liu, A. Z., Y. Guo, F. Vargas, G. R. Swenson (2016), First measurement of horizontal wind and temperature in the lower thermosphere (105–140 km) with a Na Lidar at Andes Lidar Observatory, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2374-2380.
  • Gardner, C. S., A. Z. Liu (2016), Chemical transport of neutral atmospheric constituents by waves and turbulence: Theory and observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD023145.
  • Agner, R., A. Z. Liu (2015), Local time variation of gravity wave momentum flux and their relationship with the tides derived from LIDAR measurements, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 135, 136-142.
  • Li, Z., A. Z. Liu, G. G. Sivjee (2014), Removing Milky Way from airglow images using Principle Component Analysis, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 110, 50-57.
  • Gardner, C. S., A. Z. Liu (2014), Measuring eddy heat and constituent fluxes with high-resolution Na and Fe Doppler Lidars, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 10,583-10,603.
  • Gardner, C. S., A. Z. Liu, D. R. Marsh, W. Feng, J. M. C. Plane (2014), Inferring the global cosmic dust influx to the Earth’s atmosphere from lidar observations of the vertical flux of mesospheric Na, J. Geophys. Res. Space, 119, 7870-7879.
  • Liu, A. Z., X. Lu, S. J. Franke (2013), Diurnal variation of gravity wave momentum flux and its forcing on the diurnal tide, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1668-1678.
  • Li, T., A. Z. Liu, X. Lu, Z. Li, S. J. Franke, G. R. Swenson, X. Dou (2012), Meteor-radar observed mesospheric semi-annual oscillation (SAO) and quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) over Maui, Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05130.
  • Lu, X., A. Z. Liu, J. Oberheide, Q. Wu, T. Li, Z. Li, G. R. Swenson, S. J. Franke (2011), Seasonal variability of the diurnal tide in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere over Maui, Hawaii (20.7˚N, 156.3˚W), J. Geophys. Res., 116, D17103.
  • Li, Z., A. Z. Liu, X. Lu, G. R. Swenson, S. J. Franke (2011), Gravity wave characteristics from OH airglow imager over Maui, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D22115.
  • Gardner, C. S., A. Z. Liu (2010), Wave-induced transport of atmospheric constituents and its effect on the mesospheric Na layer, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D20302.
  • Li, Z., W. A. Robinson, A. Z. Liu (2009), Sources of gravity waves in the lower stratosphere above South Pole, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D14103.
  • Lu, X., A. Z. Liu, G. R. Swenson, T. Li, T. Leblanc, I. S. McDermid (2009), Gravity wave propagation and dissipation from the stratosphere to the lower thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D11101.
  • Liu, A. Z. (2009), Estimate eddy diffusion coefficients from gravity wave vertical momentum and heat fluxes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L08806.
  • Liu, A. Z., C. S. Gardner (2005), Vertical heat and constituent transport in the mesopause region by dissipating gravity waves at Maui, Hawaii (20.7°N), and Starfire Optical Range, New Mexico (35°N), J. Geophys. Res., 110, D09S13.
  • Li, F., A. Z. Liu, G. R. Swenson, J. H. Hecht, W. A. Robinson (2005), Observations of gravity wave breakdown into ripples associated with dynamical instabilities, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D09S11, doi:10.1029/2004JD004849.
  • Li, F., A. Z. Liu, G. R. Swenson (2005), Characteristics of instabilities in the mesopause region over Maui, Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D09S12, doi:10.1029/2004JD005097.
  • Liu, A. Z., C. S. Gardner (2004), Vertical dynamical transport of mesospheric constituents by dissipating gravity waves, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 66, 267-275, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2003.11.002.
  • Liu, A. Z., R. G. Roble, J. H. Hecht, M. F. Larsen, C. S. Gardner (2004), Unstable layers in the mesopause region observed with Na lidar during the Turbulent Oxygen Mixing Experiment (TOMEX) campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D02S02, doi:10.1029/2002JD003056.
  • Larsen, M. F., A. Z. Liu, C. S. Gardner, M. C. Kelley, R. L. Collins, J. S. Friedman, J. H. Hecht (2004), Observations of overturning in the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 109, doi:10.1029/2002JD003067.
  • Hecht, J. H., A. Z. Liu, R. L. Walterscheid, R. G. Roble, M. F. Larsen, J. C. Clemmons (2004), Airglow emissions and oxygen mixing ratios from the photometer experiment on the Turbulent Oxygen Mixing Experiment (TOMEX), J. Geophys. Res., 109, D02S05, doi:10.1029/2002JD003035.
  • Larsen, M. F., A. Z. Liu, R. L. Bishop, J. H. Hecht (2003), TOMEX: A comparison of lidar and sounding rocket chemical tracer wind measurement, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1375.
  • Liu, A. Z., G. R. Swenson (2003), A modeling study of O2 and OH airglow perturbations induced by atmospheric gravity waves, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4151.
  • Liu, A. Z., W. K. Hocking, S. J. Franke, T. Thayaparan (2002), Comparison of Na lidar and meteor radar wind measurements at Starfire Optical Range, NM, USA, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 64, 31-40.
  • Liu, A. Z., M. Ting, H. Wang (1998), Maintenance of circulation anomalies during the 1988 drought and 1993 floods over the United States, J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 2810-2832.
  • Swenson, G. R., A. Z. Liu (1998), A model for calculating acoustic gravity wave energy and momentum flux in the mesosphere from OH airglow, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 477-480.