Welcome to Dr. Huiqing Liu's webpage

Current Affiliation

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Campus Box 8208
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8208
Office: (919)515-0413
Fax: (919)515-7802
Email: hliu@ncsu.edu

And

Research Scientist
MDL/NWS/NOAA
SSMC2-ROOM 10328
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: huiqing.liu@noaa.gov

Dr. Liu's full CV is available through this [link].


Education

2002-2006 Ph.D., Marine Sciences
Dissertation title: Analysis and modeling of wave-current interaction.
NorthCarolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

1999-2002 M.S., Physical Oceanography
Thesis title: Analysis of Indian Ocean Dipole mode.
Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

1995-1999 B.S., Physical Oceanography
Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China


Professional Experience

11/2013-present: Research Scientist at MDL/NWS/NOAA

12/2011-present: Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

09/2010-10/2013: Research Scientist at International Hurricane Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

01/2007-08/2010: Research Associate (Post Doc) at Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

08/2002-12/2006: Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D) at Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

09/1999-06/2002: Graduate Research Assistant (Master) at Marine Environmental College, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.


Research Interests

  • Physical oceanography, including coastal circulation, storm surge, tides and wave dynamics.  Study of the sensitivity of near-shore wind waves to hurricane wind asymmetry and translation speed;

  • Satellite Oceanography, including ocean color satellite, processing and analyzing data from various satellite data, applying satellite data to various ocean models to improve model results, developing and improving algorithms for satellite products, evaluating algorithms using the in situ measurements, using satellite data to study ocean/atmosphere dynamics and interactions between physics and biology;

  • Construction of numerical modeling schemes to predict hurricane induced storm surge, inundation and waves;

  • Study wave-current effects on simulating coastal circulation, storm surge, flooding and prediction of waves;

  • Construction of ocean-wave-atmosphere coupling system to forecast hurricane intensity and track.

  • Examination of wave-current interaction dynamics using numerical model and examination of parameterization of wind drag coefficient (Cd);

  • Study coastal ocean sediment transport and coastal beach erosion.


Modeling Skills

POM (Princeton Oceanic Model)
HYCOM (HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model)
SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore)
WAVEWATCH (Wave Model)
WRF (The Weather Research and Forecasting Model)
SLOSH (NOAA Storm Surge Model)
CEST (FIU Storm Surge Model)
ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System)


Computer Skills

Fortran 77/90, MATLAB, NCL, ArcGIS, Python, Tcl/TK, and C/C++ under Unix/Linux Red hat/Windows operating systems, Visual Basic, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, parallel computing, MCT (The Model Coupling Toolkit)


Teaching Experience

  • One lecture about ‘Introduction of storm surge’ in course of MARINE METEOROLOGY (NCSU MEA 467)
  • One lecture about ‘Oceanic General Circulation’ in course of MARINE METEOROLOGY (NCSU MEA 467)
  • One lecture about ‘Overview of Air-Sea Coupling Mechanisms’ in course of MARINE METEOROLOGY (NCSU MEA 467)

Presentations on Professional Meetings

  • 03/2008: Oral Presentation at Ocean Science Meeting (POM Gathering) in Orlando, FL.
    Presentation title POM-4DVAR, Wet & Dry and Wave-Current
  • 07/2007: Trendy Perspectives and Hazard Implications in Coastal Water Variability and Rise
    Len Pietrafesa (presenter), Shaowu Bao, Machuan Peng, Huiquing Liu, Meng Xia, Tom Karl and Dave Dickey
  • 01/2007: Storm Surge and Inundation Workshop in New Orleans, LA.
  • 07/2006: Oral presentation at the 2006 Chinese Academy of Sciences Conference on Marine Sciences in Qingdao, China (Invited).
    Presentation title ‘Effect of ocean surface waves on storm surge and coastal flooding’.
  • 04/2006: Oral presentation at the 27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in Monterey, CA.
    Presentation title ‘Effect of ocean surface waves on storm surge and coastal flooding’.
  • 02/2002: Oral presentation at tropical ocean environment and climate change conference meeting in Sanya, Hainan Province, China.
    Presentation title ‘A dipole mode at thermocline layer in the tropical Indian Ocean’.

Oceanographic Cruises

  • 01/2002: Two-week cruise in Baohai Sea of China for winter circulation investigation.
  • 10/2001: Two-week cruise in Baohai Sea of China for summer circulation investigation.

Awards Received

  • 2002-2006: Research Assistantship at North Carolina State University.
  • 1999-2002: Research Assistantship at Ocean University of Qingdao.
  • 1996-1999: Academic Excellence Scholarship (First Prize awarded each year) Ocean University of Qingdao.

Profesional Society and Committes

  • 2003-present: Member of the American Geophysical Union.
  • 2006-prsent: Member of the American Meteorological Society.

Publications

  1. Liu, H., K. Zhang and Y.Li, Numerical Study of the effects of the Port of Miami (Dodge Island) on Storm Surge Flooding in Biscayne Bay, in preparation for submission to Geophysical Research Letter, 2014.
  1. Liu, H. and K. Zhang, Numerical study of the relationship between storm surge domain size selection and radius of Hurricane, in preparation for submission to Geophysical Research Letter, 2014
  1. Liu, H., K. Zhang, Y. Li and L. Xie, Numerical Study the Sensitivity of Mangrove in reducing Storm Surge and Flooding to Hurricane Characteristics in Southern Florida, Continental Shelf Resarch, 64, 51-65, 2013.
  1. Zhang, K., Y. Li, and H. Liu, J. Rhome, and C. Forbes. Transition of the Coastal and Estuarine Storm Tide Model to an operational forecast model: A case study of Florida, Weather and Forecasting: DOI:10.1175/WAF-D-12-00076.1, 2013.
  1. Zhang K., Y. Li, H. Liu, H. Xu and J. Shen, Comparison of Three Methods for Estimating the Sea Level Rise Effect on Storm Surge Flooding, Accepted by Climatic Change, 2012
  1. Liu, H., B. Liu, L. Xie and K. Zhang, Simulation of Ocean Response to an Idealized Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Using a Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Modeling System, Accepted by Tropical Cyclone Research and Review, 2012.
  1. Zhang K., H. Liu, Y. Li, H. Xu, J. Shen, J. Rhome and T.J. Smith III, The Role of Mangroves in Attenuating Storm Surges, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 102-103, 11-23, 2012.
  1. Xie, L., H.Liu, B. Liu and S. Bao,  A Numerical Study of the Effect of Hurricane Wind Asymmetry on Storm Surge and Inundation, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 36, Issues 1-2, 71-79, 2011.
  1. Liu,B., H.Liu, L.Xie, C.Guan and D.Zhao, A Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Modeling System: Application to Tropical Cyclone Intensity Simulation, Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 139,132-152, 2011.
  1. Xie, L., B. Liu, H. Liu and C. Guan, Numerical Simulation of Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using an Air-Sea-Wave Coupled Prediction System, Accepted, Advances in Geophysics (AOGS2008 Special Issue), 2009.
  1. Liu, H. and L. Xie, A numerical study on the effects of wave-current-surge interactions on the height and propagation of sea surface waves in Charleston Harbor during Hurricane Hugo 1989, continental Shelf Research, 2009, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2009.03.013.
  1. Liu, Z., D. Hu and H. Liu, On the fluctuations and vertical structure of the shelf  currents in the southern Yellow Sea,  The Yellow Sea, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1-7, 2008.
  1. Xie, L., H. Liu and M. Peng, A numerical study on the effect of wave-current interactions on the storm surge and inundation associated with Hurricane Hugo 1989, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 20, 252-269, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2007.10.001
  1. Liu, H., L. Xie, L. J. Pietrafessa and S. Bao, Sensitivity of Wind Waves to Hurricane Wind Characteristics, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 18, 37-52, 2007.
  1. M. Peng, L. Pietrafesa, S. Bao, H. Liu, M. Xia, and T. Yan, LIDAR vs. GEODAS Land Elevation Data in Hurricane Induced Inundation Modelling, Ocean Science, accepted 2007. 
  2. Pietrafesa, L. J., K. Kelleher, T. Karl, M. Davidson, M. Peng, S. Bao, D. Dickey, L. Xie, H. Liu and M. Xia, A new architecture for coastal inundation and flood warning prediction, Marine Technology Society Journal, Winter 2006/2007, Vol. 40, No. 4, 71-77.
  1. Pietrafesa, L. J., E. B. Buckley, M. Peng, S. Bao, H. Liu, S. Peng, L. Xie, D.A. Dickey, On Coastal Ocean Systems, Coupled Model Architectures, Products and Services: Morphing from Observations to Operations and Applications, Stemming the Tide of Coastal Disasters, Part 2, Marine Technology Society Journal, Spring 2007, Vol. 41, No. 1.
  1. Liu, H., L. Xie, L.J. Pietrafessa and M. Peng, Effect of ocean surface waves on storm surge and coastal flooding, Extended Abstract, the 27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 2006.
  1. Tian, J., H., Liu and W., Qian, A dipole mode at thermocline layer in the tropical Indian Ocean, ACTA OCEANOLOGICA SINICA, vol 22, No,1,15-25,2003.