H-index: 21 (see google citation)


Chen,B., C. Liu, and B. Mapes , 2017: Relationships between large precipitating systems and atmospheric factors at a grid scale, J.Atmos. Sci. .doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0049.1. (pdf)

Liu, C , 2017: Severe weather in a warming climate, Nature News Reviews 544, 423-424. (pdf)

Peterson, M., W. Deierling, C. Liu, D. Mach, C. Kalb , 2017: The properties of optical lightning flashes and the clouds they illuminate, J.Geophys. Res. 122, 423-442,doi:10.1002/2016JD025312. (pdf)

Pan, L., and coauthors. , 2016: The convective transport of active species in the tropics (CONTRAST) experiment, Bull.Amer. Meteor. Soc., .doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00272.1. (pdf)


Ni, X., C Liu, Q. Zhang, D. Cecil, 2016: Properties of hail storms over China and the United States from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission, , J. Geophys. Res., 121,12031-12044,, doi:10.1002/2016JD025600. (pdf)

Kalb,C., W. Deierling, A. Baumgaertner, M. Peterson, C Liu, and D. Mach, 2016: Parameterizing total storm conduction currents in the community earth system model , J. Geophys. Res.,,121,doi:10.1002/2016JD025376. (pdf)

B. Chen and C. Liu, , 2016: Warm organized rain systems over the tropical eastern pacific , J. Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0177.1. (pdf)

Liu, N., and C. Liu, 2016: Global distribution of deep convection reaching tropopause in one year GPM observations, J. Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024430. (pdf)

Shepherd, J. M., S. Burian, C. Liu, and S. Bernardes, 2016: Satellite precipitation on Metrics to study the energy-water-food nexus within the backdrop of an urbanized globe , IEEE-earthzine. (pdf)


Peterson, M., C. Liu, D. Mach, W. Deierling, and C. Kalb, , 2015: A method of estimating electric fields above electrified clouds from passive microwave observations , J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech.,32, 1429-1446. (pdf)

C. Liu, and E. Zipser, , 2015: The global distribution of largest, deepest, and most intense precipitation systems, , Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063776 (pdf)

Hamada, A., T. N. Takayabu, C.Liu, and E. J. Zipser, 2015: Robust differences in rainfall characteristics and related environments between extreme rainfall and extreme convective events extracted from TRMM PR measurements , Nature comm,6:6213 (pdf)

Liu, C., S. Shige, T. Takayabu, and E. J. Zipser, 2014: latent heating contribution from precipitation systems with different sizes, depths, and intensities in tropics, large scale circulations in reanalysis datasets, J. Climate, 28, 186-203 (pdf)


Liu, C., E. J. Zipser, 2014: Differences between the surface precipitation estimates from the TRMM precipitation radar and passive microwave radiometer version 7 products , J. Hydrometeor.,15, 2157-2175 (pdf)

Yokoyama, C., E. J. Zipser, C. Liu, 2014: TRMM-observed shallow vs. deep convection in the eastern pacific related to large scale circulations in reanalysis datasets, J. Climate, 27, 5575-5592. (pdf)

Wall, C., E. J. Zipser, C. Liu, 2014: An investigation of the aerosol indirect effect on convective intensity using satellite observations, J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 430-447. (pdf)


Wall, C., C. Liu, and E. Zipser, 2013: A climatology of tropical congestus using CloudSat, J. Geophys. Res., accepted, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50455. (pdf)

Zhou, Y., W. K. M. Lau, and C. Liu, 2013: Rain characteristics and large scale environments of precipitation objects with extreme rain volumes from TRMM observations, J. Geophys. Res., 17, 9673-9689, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50776. (pdf)

Peterson, M., and C. Liu, 2013: Characteristics of lightning flashes with exceptional illuminated areas, durations, and optical powers and surrounding storm properties in the tropics and inner subtropics, J. Geophys. Res., 118,1-14, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50715. (pdf)

 Liu C., and E. Zipser, 2013: Regional variation of morphology of the organized convection in the tropics and subtropics, Part I: regional variation, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 453–466, doi:10.1029/2012JD018409. (pdf)

Liu, C., and E. Zipser, 2013:  Why does radar reflectivity tend to increase downward toward the ocean surface, but decrease downward toward the land surface?, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 135–148, doi:10.1029/2012JD018134. (pdf)


Ferraro, R., and coauthors, 2012: An evaluation of microwave land surface emissivities over the continental United Stated to benefit GPM-era precipitation algorithms, IEEE, transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, 0196-2892. (pdf)

Liu, C., D. Cecil, and E. J. Zipser, 2012: Relationships between lightning flash rates and radar reflectivity vertical structures in thunderstorms over the tropics and subtropics. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JD017123. (pdf)

Wall, C. L., E. J. Zipser, and C. Liu, 2012: A regional climatology of monsoonal precipitation in the southwestern US using TRMM, J. Hydrometeor., 13, 310-323. (pdf)



Liu, C., D. Cecil, and E. J. Zipser, 2011: Relationships between lightning flash rates and passive microwave brightness temperatures at 85 and 37 GHz over the tropics and subtropics. J. Geophys. Res.,116, D23108, doi:10.1029/2011JD016463. (pdf)

Peterson, M., and C. Liu, 2011: Global statistics of lightning in anvil and stratiform regions over tropics and subtropics observed by TRMM. J. Geophys. Res. 116, D23201, doi:10.1029/2011JD015908. (pdf)

Liu, C., 2011: Rainfall contribution from precipitation systems with different sizes, intensities and durations, J. Hydrometeor., 12, 394-412. (pdf)

Jiang, H., C. Liu, and E. J. Zipser, 2011: A TRMM-based tropical cyclone cloud and precipitation feature database, J. Appl. Meteor. Climat., 50, 1255-1274. (pdf)

Robinson, F. J., S. C. Sherwood, D. Gerstle, C. Liu , and D. J. Kieshbaum, 2011: Exploring the land-ocean contrast in convective vigor using islands, J. Atmos. Sci, 68, 602-618. (pdf)



Xu, W., E. J. Zipser, C. Liu, and J. Jiang, 2010: On the relationships between lightning frequency and thundercloud parameters of regional precipitation systems, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D12203, doi:10.1029/2009JD013385. (pdf)

Gopalan, K., N.-Y. Wang, R. Ferraro, and C. Liu, 2010: Status of version 7 of the TRMM 2a12 land  precipitation algorithm, J. Tech., 27, 1343-1354. (pdf)

Li, X., W. K. Tao, T. Matshu, C. Liu and H. Masunaga, 2010: Improving a spectral bin microphysical scheme using TRMM satellite observations, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc, 647, 382-399. (pdf)

Liu, C., E. Williams, E. J. Zipser, and G. Burns, 2010: Diurnal variations of global thunderstorms and electrified shower clouds and their contribution to the global electrical circuit, J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 309-323. (pdf)

Xu, W., E. J. Zipser, and C. Liu, 2009: Rainfall characteristics and Convective properties of Mei-Yu precipitation systems over south China and Taiwan, Part I: TRMM observations, Mon. Wea. Rev.,137, 4261-4275. (pdf)



Liu, C., and E. J. Zipser, 2009:  Implication of the day vs. night differences of water vapor, carbon monoxide and thin cloud observations near tropical tropopause, J. Geophys. Res., ., 114, D09303, doi:10.1029/2008JD011524. (pdf)

Wang, N.-Y., C. Liu, R. Ferraro, D. Wolff, E. J. Zipser, C. Kummerow, 2009: The TRMM 2A12 land precipitation product – status and future plans, J. Meteor. Sco. Japan, 87A, 237-253.  (pdf)

Liu, C., and E.J.Zipser, 2009: "Warm rain" in the tropics: Seasonal and regional distribution based on 9 years of TRMM data. J. Climate, 22, DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2641.1, 767-779. (pdf)



Zhang, Y., S. A. Klein, C. Liu, B. Tian, R. T. Marchand, J. M. Haynes, R. B. McCoy, Y. Zhang, and T. P. Ackerman, 2008: On the diurnal cycle of deep convection, high-level cloud and upper troposphere water vapor in the Multi-scale Modeling Framework, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D16105, doi:10.1029/2008JD009905. (pdf)

Liu, C., E.J.Zipser, G.G. Mace, and S. Benson, 2008:  Implications of the differences between daytime and nighttime CloudSat observations over the tropics.  J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00A04, doi:10.1029/2008JD009783. (pdf)

Liu, C., E.J.Zipser, D.J.Cecil, S.W.Nesbitt, and S. Sherwood, 2008:  A cloud and precipitation feature database from 9 years of TRMM observations.  J. Appl. Meteor. Climate, 47, 2712-2728. DOI:10.1175/2008JAMC1890.1 (pdf)

Liu, C., and E.J.Zipser, 2008:  Diurnal cycles of precipitation, clouds, and lightning in the triopics from 9 years of TRMM observations.  Geophys. Res. Letters, 35, L04819, doi:10.1029/2007GL032437. (pdf)


Before 2008

Liu, C., E. J. Zipser, T. J. Garrett, J. Jiang, H. Su, 2007: How do the water vapor and carbon monoxide “tape recorders” start near the tropical tropopause? Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L09804, doi:10.1029/2006GL029234. (pdf)

Liu, C., 2007: Geographical and seasonal distribution of tropical tropopause thin clouds and their relation to deep convection and water vapor viewed from satellite measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D09205, doi:10.1029/2006JD007479. (pdf)

Liu, C., E. Zipser, and S. W. Nesbitt, 2007: Global distribution of tropical deep convection: Different perspectives using infrared and radar as the primary data source, J. Climate, 20, 489-503. (pdf)

Zipser, E., C. Liu, D. Cecil, S. W. Nesbitt, and S. Yorty, 2006: where are the most intense thunderstorms on Earth?, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Res., 87, 1057-1071. (pdf)

 Garrett, T., J. Dean-Day, C. Liu, B. K. Barnett, G. G. Mace, D. G. Baumgardner, C. R. Webster, T. Paul Bui, and W. R. Read, 2006: A redistribution of water due to pileus cloud formation near the tropopause, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, no5, 1185-1200. (pdf)

  Liu, C, and E. Zipser, 2005: Global distribution of convection penetrating the tropical tropopause,J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2005JD00006063. (pdf)

  Liu, C., and L. Cheng, 1999: Parameterization of Mobilization and Transport of Sand-Dust during Black Storm and Mesoscale Numerical Experiments. ACTA. Meteor. SINICA.,Vol.13, No.3, 316-330.

  Wang P., C. Liu, 1998: Numerical study of Mesoscale structure of Number 6 tropical depression in 1996, ACTA. Meteor. SINICA, 56 (3), 296-311 (in Chinese). (pdf)

  Liu, C., L. Cheng, 1997: Study of Transport of Sand-Dust during Black Storm using Mesoscale Numerical model. ACTA Meteo. SINICA, 55, 726-738. (in Chinese), 1997. (pdf)

  Cheng, L., and C. Liu, 1996: Mesoscale Numerical Experiments of Developing Mechanism for the "93.5" Black Storm and Parameterization of Sand-Dust Transport. J. Hydrometeo. Ecolo. No.4, 55-72.