Associate Professor Liang Chen
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Huayanli 40, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China


Tel: 86-10-82995394

Research Areas

Regional climate modelling; Land surface model; Land-atmospheric interactions and their impacts on climate modeling.


  • 2011:    Ph.D., Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2007:    M.S.,  Physical Geography, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  • 2004:    B.S., Atmopheric Science, Yunnan University, China


  • Associate Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, March 2018 - Now
  • Postdoctral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, July 2014 - October 2016
  • Visiting scientist, NCAR, August 2014 - October 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 2011-February 2018
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Western Kentucky University, US, July 2010 - October 2011


Zhang, X,  Chen, L,  Ma, Z,  Gao, Y.  Assessment of surface exchange coefficients in the Noah‐MP land surface model for different land‐cover types in ChinaInt J Climatol.  20211– 22.

Luo M, Feng J, Xu Z, Chen L, Wang J, Wang Y, et al., 2020:  Decadal wintertime temperature changes in East Asia during 1958–2001 and the contributions of internal variability and external forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2019JD031840.

Duan J, Li L, Chen L, Zhang H, 2020: Time-dependent warming amplification over the Tibetan Plateau during the past few decades. Atmospheric Science Letters, e998. 

Duan J, Li L, Ma Z, Chen L, 2020: Post-industrial late summer warming recorded in tree-ring density in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 40: 795-804.

Berdimbetov Timur, Ma Z, Chen L, Ilyas Sana, 2020: Impact of Climate Factors and Human Activities on Water Resources in the Aral Sea Basin. Hydrology, 7, 2-30. 

Jian D, Ma Z, Chen L, Duan J, Mitchell D, Zheng Z, Lv M, 2020: Effects of 1.5°C and 2°C of warming on regional reference evapotranspiration and drying: A case study of the Yellow River Basin, China. International Journal of Climatology. 1-20.

Lv M, Ma Z, Chen L, and Peng S, 2019: Evapotranspiration reconstruction based on land surface models and observed water budget components while considering irrigation. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2163–2183.

  Chen, L., Li, Y., Chen, F. et al., 2019: Using 4-km WRF CONUS simulations to assess impacts of the surface coupling strength on regional climate simulation. Climate Dynamics, 53, 6397.

 Duan JP, Li L, Ma ZG, Chen L, 2019: Post-industrial late summer warming recorded in tree-ringdensity in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 1-10. 

 Li, Y., Li, Z., Zhang, Z., Chen, L., Kurkute, S., Scaff, L., Pan, X., 2019: High-resolution regional climate modeling and projection over western Canada using a weather research forecasting model with a pseudo-global warming approach, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4635–4659. 

 Chen Liang, Ma Zhuguo, Li Zhenhua, Wu Lin, Flemke Jason, and Li Yqnping, 2018: Dynamical Downscaling of temperature and precipitation extremes in China under current and future climate. Atmos.-Ocean, doi: 10.1080/07055900.2017.1422691.

Chen L., Ma Z. and Zhao T., 2017: Modeling and analysis of the potential impacts on regional climate due to vegetation degradation over arid and semi-arid regions of China. Climatic Change. 144(3), 461-473, doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1847-2.

Chen L., Ma Z., Mahmood R., Zhao T., Li Z. and Li Y., 2017: Recent land cover changes and sensitivity of the model simulations to various land cover datasets for China. Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 129(4), 395-408, doi:10.1007/s00703-016-0478-5. 

Chen Liang, Ma Zhuguo, Zhao Tianbao, Li Zhenhua, and Li Yanping, 2017: Simulation of the regional climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River Basin. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 10:4, 291-297, doi: 10.1080/16742834.2017.1313681.

Li Y., Szeto K., Stewart R. E., ThériaultJ.M., Chen L., Kochtubajda B., Liu A., Boodoo S., Goodson R., Mooney C., and Kurkute S., 2017: A numerical study of the June 2013 flood-producing extreme rainstorm over southern Alberta. J. Hydrometeor., 18, 2057-2078, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-15-0176.1.

Liu C. H., Ikeda K., Rasmussen,R., Barlage M., Newman A. J., Prein A. F., Chen F., Chen L., Clark M,  Dai A., Dudhia J., Eidhammer T., Gochis D., Gutmann E., Kurkute S., Li Y., Thompson G., and Yates D., 2017: Continental-scale convection-permitting modeling of the current and future climate of North America. Climate Dyn., 49(1-2), 71-95, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3327-9.

Chen L., Li Y., Chen F., Barr A., Barlage M., and Wan B., 2016: The incorporation of an organic soil layer in the Noah-MP land surface model and its evaluation over a boreal aspen forest. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(13), 8375-8387, doi:10.5194/acp-16-8375-2016. 

Zhao Tianbao, Chen Liang, and Ma Zhuguo, 2014: Simulation of historical and projected climate change in arid and semiarid areas by CMIP5 models. Chin. Sci. Bull., 59(4), 412–429, doi:10.1007/s11434-013-0003-x.

Chen L., Ma Z., and Fan X., 2012: A comparative study of two land surface schemes in WRF model over eastern China.J. Tropical Meteorology, 18(4), 445-456.

Yang Q., Ma Z., and Chen L., 2011: A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship between Precipitation Variation Trends and Altitude in China. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 4(1): 41-46, doi:  10.1080/16742834.2011.11446899.

马柱国, 符淙斌, 周天军, 严中伟, 李明星, 郑子彦, 陈亮, 吕美霞, 2020: 黄河流域气候与水文变化的现状及思考[J]. 中国科学院院刊, 35(1): 52-60.

陈亮, 段建平, 马柱国,2018: 大气环流形势客观分型及其与中国降水的联系[J]. 地球科学进展, 33(4): 396-403.

陈亮,段克勤,王宁练,蒋熹,贺建桥,宋高举,谢君,2007: 祁连山七一冰川消融期间的能量平衡特征[J]. 冰川冻土,06,882-888.