Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Qing Liu

(SUPPORT SCIENTIST)

 qing.liu-1@nasa.gov

 301.614.6790

Org Code: 610.1

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC

Brief Bio


Research scientist working on the science development of the GMAO land data assimilation system and the observation-based precipitation correction to the GMAO reanalysis system.

Positions/Employment


Support Scientist/Task Lead

Science Systems and Applications Inc. - Greenbelt, MD

January 2011 - Present

Publications


Refereed

Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, J. V. Ardizzone, et al. W. T. Crow, G. J. De Lannoy, J. S. Kimball, and R. D. Koster. 2023. IMERG Precipitation Improves the SMAP Level-4 Soil Moisture Product Journal of Hydrometeorology 24 1699-1723 [10.1175/jhm-d-23-0063.1]

Koster, R. D., Q. Liu, W. T. Crow, and R. H. Reichle. 2023. Late-fall satellite-based soil moisture observations show clear connections to subsequent spring streamflow Nature Communications 14 (1): 3545 [10.1038/s41467-023-39318-3]

Reichle, R. H., S. Q. Zhang, J. Kolassa, Q. Liu, and R. Todling. 2023. A Weakly-Coupled Land Surface Analysis With SMAP Radiance Assimilation Improves GEOS Medium-Range Forecasts of Near-Surface Air Temperature and Humidity Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 149 1867-1889 [10.1002/qj.4486]

Koster, R. D., A. M. DeAngelis, Q. Liu, S. D. Schubert, and A. M. Molod. 2022. The Simulation and Subseasonal Forecasting of Hydrological Variables: Insights from a Simple Water Balance Model Journal of Hydrometeorology 23 (11): 1719-1736 [10.1175/jhm-d-22-0050.1]

Colliander, A., R. Reichle, W. Crow, et al. M. Cosh, F. Chen, S. Chan, N. N. Das, R. Bindlish, J. Chaubell, S. Kim, Q. Liu, P. O'Neill, S. Dunbar, L. Dang, J. S. Kimball, T. Jackson, H. Al-Jassar, J. Asanuma, B. Bhattacharya, A. Berg, D. Bosch, L. Bourgeau-Chavez, T. Caldwell, J.-C. Calvet, C. Collins, K. Jensen, S. Livingston, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martinez-Fernandez, H. McNairn, M. Moghaddam, C. Montzka, C. Notarnicola, T. Pellarin, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, J. Pulliainen, J. Ramos, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, B. Su, R. van der Velde, Y. Zeng, M. Thibeault, M. Vreugdenhil, J. Walker, M. Zribi, D. Entekhabi, and S. Yueh. 2022. Validation of Soil Moisture Data Products From the NASA SMAP Mission IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 15 364-392 [10.1109/jstars.2021.3124743]

Koster, R. D., Q. Liu, R. H. Reichle, and G. J. Huffman. 2021. Improved Estimates of Pentad Precipitation Through the Merging of Independent Precipitation Data Sets Water Resources Research 57 (12): e2021WR030330 [10.1029/2021wr030330]

Reichle, R., S. Zhang, Q. Liu, et al. C. Draper, J. Kolassa, and R. Todling. 2021. Assimilation of SMAP Brightness Temperature Observations in the GEOS Land-Atmosphere Data Assimilation System IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 14 10628-10643 [10.1109/jstars.2021.3118595]

Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, J. V. Ardizzone, et al. W. T. Crow, G. J. De Lannoy, J. Dong, J. S. Kimball, and R. D. Koster. 2021. The Contributions of Gauge-Based Precipitation and SMAP Brightness Temperature Observations to the Skill of the SMAP Level-4 Soil Moisture Product Journal of Hydrometeorology 22 (2): 405-424 [10.1175/jhm-d-20-0217.1]

Kolassa, J., R. H. Reichle, R. D. Koster, et al. Q. Liu, S. Mahanama, and F. Zeng. 2020. An observation‐driven approach to improve vegetation phenology in a global land surface model Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 12 e2020MS002083 [10.1029/2020ms002083]

Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, R. D. Koster, et al. W. T. Crow, G. J. De Lannoy, J. S. Kimball, J. V. Ardizzone, D. Bosch, A. Colliander, M. Cosh, J. Kolassa, S. P. Mahanama, J. Prueger, P. Starks, and J. P. Walker. 2019. Version 4 of the SMAP Level‐4 Soil Moisture Algorithm and Data Product Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 11 (10): 3106-3130 [10.1029/2019ms001729]

Girotto, M., R. H. Reichle, M. Rodell, et al. Q. Liu, S. Mahanama, and G. J. De Lannoy. 2019. Multi-sensor assimilation of SMOS brightness temperature and GRACE terrestrial water storage observations for soil moisture and shallow groundwater estimation Remote Sensing of Environment 227 12-27 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.001]

Crow, W. T., F. Chen, R. H. Reichle, Y. Xia, and Q. Liu. 2018. Exploiting Soil Moisture, Precipitation, and Streamflow Observations to Evaluate Soil Moisture/Runoff Coupling in Land Surface Models Geophysical Research Letters 45 (10): 4869-4878 [10.1029/2018gl077193]

Koster, R. D., Q. Liu, S. P. Mahanama, and R. H. Reichle. 2018. Improved Hydrological Simulation Using SMAP Data: Relative Impacts of Model Calibration and Data Assimilation Journal of Hydrometeorology 19 (4): 727-741 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0228.1]

Kolassa, J., R. Reichle, Q. Liu, et al. S. Alemohammad, P. Gentine, K. Aida, J. Asanuma, S. Bircher, T. Caldwell, A. Colliander, M. Cosh, C. Holifield Collins, T. Jackson, J. Martínez-Fernández, H. McNairn, A. Pacheco, M. Thibeault, and J. Walker. 2018. Estimating surface soil moisture from SMAP observations using a Neural Network technique Remote Sensing of Environment 204 43-59 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.045]

Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, et al. R. D. Koster, J. Kimball, W. Crow, J. V. Ardizzone, P. Chakraborty, D. W. Collins, A. L. Conaty, M. Girotto, L. Jones, J. Kolassa, H. P. Lievens, R. A. Lucchesi, and E. B. Smith. 2017. Global Assessment of the SMAP Level-4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product Using Assimilation Diagnostics Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 3217-3237 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0130.1]

Kolassa, J., R. Reichle, Q. Liu, et al. M. Cosh, D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, A. Colliander, C. Holifield Collins, T. Jackson, S. Livingston, M. Moghaddam, and P. Starks. 2017. Data Assimilation to Extract Soil Moisture Information from SMAP Observations Remote Sensing 9 (11): 1179 [10.3390/rs9111179]

Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, et al. J. V. Ardizzone, A. Colliander, A. Conaty, W. Crow, T. J. Jackson, L. A. Jones, J. S. Kimball, R. D. Koster, S. P. Mahanama, E. B. Smith, A. Berg, S. Bircher, D. Bosch, T. G. Caldwell, M. Cosh, C. D. Holifield Collins, K. H. Jensen, S. Livingston, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martínez-Fernández, H. McNairn, M. Moghaddam, A. Pacheco, T. Pellarin, J. Prueger, T. Rowlandson, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, Z. Su, M. Thibeault, R. van der Velde, J. Walker, X. Wu, and Y. Zeng. 2017. Assessment of the SMAP Level-4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product Using In Situ Measurements Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (10): 2621-2645 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0063.1]

Lievens, H., R. H. Reichle, Q. Liu, et al. G. J. De Lannoy, R. S. Dunbar, S. B. Kim, N. N. Das, M. Cosh, J. P. Walker, and W. Wagner. 2017. Joint Sentinel-1 and SMAP data assimilation to improve soil moisture estimates Geophysical Research Letters 44 (12): 6145-6153 [10.1002/2017gl073904]

Crow, W. T., F. Chen, R. H. Reichle, and Q. Liu. 2017. L band microwave remote sensing and land data assimilation improve the representation of prestorm soil moisture conditions for hydrologic forecasting Geophysical Research Letters 44 (11): 5495-5503 [10.1002/2017gl073642]

Reichle, R. H., C. S. Draper, Q. Liu, et al. M. Girotto, S. P. Mahanama, R. D. Koster, and G. J. De Lannoy. 2017. Assessment of MERRA-2 Land Surface Hydrology Estimates Journal of Climate 30 (8): 2937-2960 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0720.1]

Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, R. D. Koster, et al. C. S. Draper, S. P. Mahanama, and G. S. Partyka. 2017. Land Surface Precipitation in MERRA-2 Journal of Climate 30 (5): 1643-1664 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0570.1]

De Lannoy, G. J., R. H. Reichle, J. Peng, et al. Y. Kerr, R. Castro, E. Kim, and Q. Liu. 2015. Converting Between SMOS and SMAP Level-1 Brightness Temperature Observations Over Nonfrozen Land IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett 12 1-5 [10.1109/LGRS.2015.2437612]

De Lannoy, G. J., R. Koster, R. H. Reichle, S. Mahanama, and Q. Liu. 2014. An updated treatment of soil texture and associated hydraulic properties in a global land modeling system J. Adv. Model. Earth Sys 6 957-979 [10.1002/2014MS000330]

Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, and Q. Liu. 2012. Assimilation of passive and active microwave soil moisture retrievals Geophysical Research Letters 39 (4): L04401 [10.1029/2011GL050655]

Liu, Q., K. Matsumoto, T. Iwata, et al. N. Namiki, H. Noda, H. Hanada, Y. Ishihara, S. J. Goossens, F. Kikuchi, K. Asari, S. Tsuruta, T. Ishikawa, S. Sasaki, and T. Takano. 2011. Effect of Phase Pattern of Antennas Onboard Flying Spin Satellites on Doppler Measurements IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 47 (1): 405-419 [10.1109/TAES.2011.5705683]

Reichle, R. H., R. D. Koster, G. J. De Lannoy, et al. B. A. Forman, Q. Liu, S. P. Mahanama, and A. Toure. 2011. Assessment and Enhancement of MERRA Land Surface Hydrology Estimates Journal of Climate 24 (24): 6322-6338 [10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05033.1]

Liu, Q., R. H. Reichle, R. Bindlish, et al. M. Cosh, W. Crow, R. Jeu, G. J. De Lannoy, G. J. Huffman, and T. Jackson. 2011. The Contributions of Precipitation and Soil Moisture Observations to the Skill of Soil Moisture Estimates in a Land Data Assimilation System J. Hydrometeorology 12 (5): 750-765 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05000.1]

Reichle, R. H., S. V. Kumar, S. P. Mahanama, R. D. Koster, and Q. Liu. 2010. Assimilation of Satellite-Derived Skin Temperature Observations into Land Surface Models J. Hydrometeor 11 (5): 1103-1122 [10.1175/2010JHM1262.1]

Non-Refereed

Reichle, R. H., and Q. Liu. 2021. Observation-Corrected Precipitation for the SMAP Level 4 Soil Moisture (Version 6) Product and the GEOS R21C Reanalysis Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 59 (NASA/TM-2021-104606/): 1-28

Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, and J. V. Ardizzone. 2016. SMAP Data Assimilation at the GMAO Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) Quarterly 53 1-5 [10.7289/V50C4SS7]

Mahanama, S. P., R. D. Koster, G. K. Walker, et al. L. L. Takacs, R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, B. Zhao, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. Land Boundary Conditions for the Goddard Earth Observing System Model Version 5 (GEOS-5) Climate Modeling System - Recent Updates and Data File Descriptions NASA/TM–2015-104606 39 55

Mahanama, S. P., R. D. Koster, G. K. Walker, et al. L. L. Takacs, R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, B. Zhao, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. Land Boundary Conditions for the Goddard Earth Observing System Model Version 5 (GEOS-5) Climate Modeling System - Recent Updates and Data File Descriptions NASA/TM–2015-104606 39 55

Bosilovich, M. G., S. R. Akella, L. Coy, et al. R. I. Cullather, C. S. Draper, R. Gelaro, R. M. Kovach, Q. Liu, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, K. Wargan, C. Yang, R. H. Reichle, L. L. Takacs, Y. V. Vikhliaev, S. C. Bloom, A. Collow, S. Firth, G. J. Labow, G. S. Partyka, S. Pawson, O. Reale, S. D. Schubert, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. MERRA-2: Initial Evaluation of the Climate NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 43 (NASA/TM–2015–10) 139 pp.