Dr. Hanli Liu is a Scientist III at the High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research. He received a B.S. in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Physics from the University of Michigan. He came to the Observatory in 1997 as a postdoctoral researcher, and joined the scientific staff in 1999. His research includes: theoretical, numerical, and interpretive studies of the dynamics, structure, and solar/terrestrial responses of the Earth's middle and upper atmosphere; coupling of different atmospheric regions on global and regional scales; atmospheric waves; geophysical turbulence and self-organized critical phenomena. He is leading the thermosphere/ionosphere extension of the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM).
Dr. Hanli Liu has a personal webpage at http://people.hao.ucar.edu/liuh/.