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image of Prof. Lin LIU
Office: 
Room 315, 3/F, 
Mong Man Wai Building
Phone: 
(852) 3943 9862

Lin LIU 刘琳

Associate Professor
 
Education:
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011
  • B.Sc., Geophysics, Wuhan University, 2005
 
Academic Employments:
  • 2020 – present: Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2014 – 2020: Assistant Professor, Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2014 – present: Research Fellow, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2014 – present: Research Fellow, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2011 – 2013: George Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 2006 – 2011: Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado
  • 2005 – 2006: Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Colorado
 
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:
  • Cryosphere Geophysics
  • Geodesy and Near Surface Geophysics
  • Radar remote sensing
  • Solid Earth’s interactions with cryosphere, atmosphere, and ocean
  • Deep Learning Applications in Earth System Science
 
Honours and Awards:
  • 2016: Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2011 – 2013: George Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
  • 2008 – 2011: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
  • 2006 – 2007: CIRES Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship, University of Colorado
  • 2005: First Prize, Outstanding Bachelor Thesis of Hubei Province, China
 
Teaching:
  • ESSC2010 Solid Earth Dynamics
  • ESSC4110 Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics
  • ESSC4540 Remote Sensing -- Principles and Applications
  • ESSC5001/5002 Research Frontiers in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
 
College Affiliation in CUHK:
  • Chung Chi College (Department Coordinator)
 
Selected Recent Publications: (please refer to my lab website or my Google Scholar profile for full publication list)
  1. Huang, L., J. Luo, Z. Lin, F. Niu, and L. Liu (2020), Using Deep Learning to Map Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in the Beiluhe Region (Tibetan Plateau) from CubeSat Images, Remote Sensing of Environment, 237, 111534, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111534.
  2. Jiang, G. , X. Qiao, X. Wang, R. Lu, L. Liu, H. Yang, Y. Su, L. Song, B. Wang, T-f. Wong (2020), GPS observed horizontal ground extension at the Hutubi (China) underground gas storage facility and its application to geomechanical modeling for induced seismicity, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115943.
  3. Zhang, E., L. Liu, L. Huang (2019), Automatically delineating the calving front of Jakobshavn Isbræ from multitemporal TerraSAR-X images: a deep learning approach, The Cryosphere, 13, 1729-1741, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1729-2019.
  4. Chen, X., L. Liu, A. Bartsch (2019), Detecting soil freeze/thaw onsets in Alaska using SMAP and ASCAT data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 220, 59–70, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.10.010.
  5. Zhang, B., E. Zhang, L. Liu, S. A. Khan, T. van Dam, Y. Yao, M. Bevis, V. Helm (2018), Geodetic measurements characterize the short-term changes of glacial mass near Jakobshavn Isbræ (Greenland) from 2007 to 2017, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 503, 216–226, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.09.029.
  6. Chen, J., L. Liu, T. Zhang, B. Cao, H. Lin (2018), Using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry to map and quantify permafrost thaw subsidence: a case study of Eboling Mountain on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JF004618.
  7. Hu, Y., Liu, L., Larson, K. M., Schaefer, K. M., Zhang, J., & Yao, Y. (2018). GPS interferometric reflectometry reveals cyclic elevation changes in thaw and freezing seasons in a permafrost area (Barrow, Alaska). Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 5581–5589, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077960.
  8. Liu, L. and K. M. Larson (2018), Decadal changes of surface elevation over permafrost area estimated using reflected GPS signals, The Cryosphere, 12, 477-489, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-477-2018.
  9. Schuster, P. F., et al., including Liu, L. (2018). Permafrost stores a globally significant amount of mercury, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 1463-1471, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075571.
  10. Liu, L., S. A. Khan, T. van Dam, J. H. Y. Ma, and M. Bevis (2017), Annual variations in GPS-measured vertical displacements near Upernavik Isstrøm (Greenland) and contributions from surface mass loading, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, 677-691, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JB013494.
  11. Wang, X., L. Liu, L. Zhao, T. Wu, Z. Li, and G. Liu (2017), Mapping and inventorying active rock glaciers in the northern Tien Shan of China using satellite SAR interferometry, The Cryosphere, 11, 997-1014, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-997-2017.
  12. Liu, L., K. M. Schaefer, A. C. Chen, A. Gusmeroli, H. A. Zebker, and T. Zhang (2015), Remote sensing measurements of thermokarst subsidence using InSAR, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 120, 1935-1948, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JF003599.
  13. Liu, L., E. Jafarov, K. Schaefer, B. M. Jones, H. Zebker, C. Williams, J. Rogan, and T. Zhang (2014), InSAR detects increase in surface subsidence caused by an Arctic tundra fire, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 3906-3913, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GL060533.
  14. Khan, S. A., K. H. Kjær, M. Bevis, J. L. Bamber, J. Wahr, K. K. Kjeldsen, A. A. Bjørk, N.J. Korsgaard, L. A. Stearns, M. R. Broeke, L. Liu, N. K. Larsen, I. S. Muresan (2014), Sustained mass loss of the Northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming, Nature Climate Change, 4, 292-299, https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2161.
 
Selected Research Grants:
Active
  • 2020 – present:  DeepThaw: Deep-learning-based mapping of thermokarst landforms on the Tibetan Plateau, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Grant
  • 2019 – present: GNSS-RECIPE: Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry Studies of Elevation Changes in Permafrost Areas, Hong Kong RGC General Research Grant
  • 2018 – present: Kinematics and dynamics of active rock glaciers in western China, Hong Kong RGC General Research Grant
Past
  • 2016 – 2019: Investigation of characteristics and mechanism of earthquakes associated with the Hutubi gas reservoir, Hong Kong Research Grants Council NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Co-investigator
  • 2016 – 2019: Radar remote sensing investigations on thermokarst dynamics on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, Hong Kong RGC General Research Grant
  • 2015 – 2018: Mass Balance of Greenland Outlet Glaciers: Non-secular Variations From Space Geodetic Measurements, Hong Kong RGC Early Career Scheme Grant