Xin-Zhong Liang, PhD


Dr. Liang’s research focuses on the development and application of the integrated Earth modeling, which incorporates global general circulation models, mesoscale multi-nested regional climate models, state-of-the-art air quality models, comprehensive emissions inventory models, advanced terrestrial hydrology models, water quality models, and dynamic ecosystem models.

Dr. Liang’s expertise is in the areas of climate dynamics, with the focus on numerical modeling and physical understanding of land-ocean-atmosphere and convection-cloud-radiation interactions, seasonal climate predictions, future climate change projections and environmental consequences (terrestrial hydrology, ecosystem dynamics, air quality, water quality). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and led interdisciplinary research projects funded by United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and United States Department of Energy.

Research Interests

  • Climate and Earth System Model Development and Application
  • Precipitation Forecast
  • Hydrology Modeling
  • Cloud Parameterization