Dr. Fei Liu

Dr. Fei Liu

  • Research scientist
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Please use both NASA and USRA email address (fliu@usra.edu) to contact me to ensure timely response.

    Research Interests

    Air quality; Satellite observations of tropospheric composition; Emission inventory

    • Quantify emissions using both satellite observations and bottom-up method
    • Simulate air quality
    • Analyze driving forces of emission trends 

    Positions/Employment

    4/2017 - Present

    Research Scientist

    Universities Space Research Association (USRA), NASA/GSFC
    4/2016 - 3/2017

    Postdoc

    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, Netherlands

    Education

    Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Tsinghua University, 2015
    B.S. in Environmental Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, 2010

    Publications

    Refereed

    Liu, F., A. Page, S. A. Strode, et al. Y. Yoshida, S. Choi, B. Zheng, L. N. Lamsal, C. Li, N. A. Krotkov, H. Eskes, R. van der A, P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, O. P. Hauser, and J. Joiner. 2020. "Abrupt decline in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide over China after the outbreak of COVID-19." Science Advances, eabc2992 [10.1126/sciadv.abc2992]

    Liu, F., B. N. Duncan, N. A. Krotkov, et al. L. N. Lamsal, S. Beirle, D. Griffin, C. A. McLinden, D. L. Goldberg, and Z. Lu. 2020. "A methodology to constrain carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants using satellite observations of co-emitted nitrogen dioxide." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20: 99-116 [10.5194/acp-20-99-2020]

    Liu, F., S. Choi, C. Li, et al. V. E. Fioletov, C. A. McLinden, J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, H. Bian, G. Janssens-Maenhout, A. S. Darmenov, and A. M. da Silva. 2018. "A new global anthropogenic SO2 emission inventory for the last decade: a mosaic of satellite-derived and bottom-up emissions." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (22): 16571-16586 [10.5194/acp-18-16571-2018]

    Liu, F., R. J. van der A, H. Eskes, J. Ding, and B. Mijling. 2018. "Evaluation of modeling NO<sub>2</sub> concentrations driven by satellite-derived and bottom-up emission inventories using in situ measurements over China." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (6): 4171-4186 [10.5194/acp-18-4171-2018]

    Tong, D., Q. Zhang, S. J. Davis, et al. F. Liu, B. Zheng, G. Geng, T. Xue, M. Li, C. Hong, Z. Lu, D. G. Streets, D. Guan, and K. He. 2018. "Targeted emission reductions from global super-polluting power plant units." Nature Sustainability, 1 (1): 59-68 [10.1038/s41893-017-0003-y]

    Li, M., H. Liu, G. Geng, et al. C. Hong, F. Liu, Y. Song, D. Tong, B. Zheng, H. Cui, H. Man, Q. Zhang, and K. He. 2017. "Anthropogenic emission inventories in China: a review." National Science Review, 4 (6): 834-866 [10.1093/nsr/nwx150]

    Liu, F., S. Beirle, Q. Zhang, et al. R. J. van der A, B. Zheng, D. Tong, and K. He. 2017. "NOx emission trends over Chinese cities estimated from OMI observations during 2005 to 2015." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (15): 9261-9275 [10.5194/acp-17-9261-2017]

    van der A, R. J., B. Mijling, J. Ding, et al. M. E. Koukouli, F. Liu, Q. Li, H. Mao, and N. Theys. 2017. "Cleaning up the air: effectiveness of air quality policy for SO2 and NOx emissions in China." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (3): 1775-1789 [10.5194/acp-17-1775-2017]

    Hong, C., Q. Zhang, K. He, et al. D. Guan, M. Li, F. Liu, and B. Zheng. 2017. "Variations of China's emission estimates: response to uncertainties in energy statistics." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (2): 1227-1239 [10.5194/acp-17-1227-2017]

    Li, M., Q. Zhang, J.-I. Kurokawa, et al. J.-H. Woo, K. He, Z. Lu, T. Ohara, Y. Song, D. G. Streets, G. R. Carmichael, Y. Cheng, C. Hong, H. Huo, X. Jiang, S. Kang, F. Liu, H. Su, and B. Zheng. 2017. "MIX: a mosaic Asian anthropogenic emission inventory under the international collaboration framework of the MICS-Asia and HTAP." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (2): 935-963 [10.5194/acp-17-935-2017]

    Liu, F., Q. Zhang, R. J. van der A, et al. B. Zheng, D. Tong, L. Yan, Y. Zheng, and K. He. 2016. "Recent reduction in NOx emissions over China: synthesis of satellite observations and emission inventories." Environmental Research Letters, 11 (11): 114002 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114002]

    Liu, F., S. Beirle, Q. Zhang, et al. S. Dörner, K. He, and T. Wagner. 2016. "NOx lifetimes and emissions of cities and power plants in polluted background estimated by satellite observations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (8): 5283-5298 [10.5194/acp-16-5283-2016]

    Liu, F., Q. Zhang, D. Tong, et al. B. Zheng, M. Li, H. Huo, and K. B. He. 2015. "High-resolution inventory of technologies, activities, and emissions of coal-fired power plants in China from 1990 to 2010." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (23): 13299-13317 [10.5194/acp-15-13299-2015]

    Wang, S., Q. Zhang, R. V. Martin, et al. S. Philip, F. Liu, M. Li, X. Jiang, and K. He. 2015. "Satellite measurements oversee China’s sulfur dioxide emission reductions from coal-fired power plants." Environmental Research Letters, 10 (11): 114015 [10.1088/1748-9326/10/11/114015]

    Liu, F., Z. Klimont, Q. Zhang, et al. J. Cofala, L. Zhao, H. Huo, B. Nguyen, W. Schöpp, R. Sander, B. Zheng, C. Hong, K. He, M. Amann, and C. Heyes. 2013. "Integrating mitigation of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Chinese cities: development of GAINS-City model for Beijing." Journal of Cleaner Production, 58: 25-33 [10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.03.024]

    Brief Bio

    Please use both NASA and USRA email address (fliu@usra.edu) to contact me to ensure timely response.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Liu, F., A. Page, S. A. Strode, et al. Y. Yoshida, S. Choi, B. Zheng, L. N. Lamsal, C. Li, N. A. Krotkov, H. Eskes, R. van der A, P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, O. P. Hauser, and J. Joiner. 2020. "Abrupt decline in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide over China after the outbreak of COVID-19." Science Advances eabc2992 [10.1126/sciadv.abc2992]

    Liu, F., B. N. Duncan, N. A. Krotkov, et al. L. N. Lamsal, S. Beirle, D. Griffin, C. A. McLinden, D. L. Goldberg, and Z. Lu. 2020. "A methodology to constrain carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants using satellite observations of co-emitted nitrogen dioxide." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20 99-116 [10.5194/acp-20-99-2020]

    Liu, F., S. Choi, C. Li, et al. V. E. Fioletov, C. A. McLinden, J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, H. Bian, G. Janssens-Maenhout, A. S. Darmenov, and A. M. da Silva. 2018. "A new global anthropogenic SO2 emission inventory for the last decade: a mosaic of satellite-derived and bottom-up emissions." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18 (22): 16571-16586 [10.5194/acp-18-16571-2018]

    Liu, F., R. J. van der A, H. Eskes, J. Ding, and B. Mijling. 2018. "Evaluation of modeling NO<sub>2</sub> concentrations driven by satellite-derived and bottom-up emission inventories using in situ measurements over China." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18 (6): 4171-4186 [10.5194/acp-18-4171-2018]

    Tong, D., Q. Zhang, S. J. Davis, et al. F. Liu, B. Zheng, G. Geng, T. Xue, M. Li, C. Hong, Z. Lu, D. G. Streets, D. Guan, and K. He. 2018. "Targeted emission reductions from global super-polluting power plant units." Nature Sustainability 1 (1): 59-68 [10.1038/s41893-017-0003-y]

    Li, M., H. Liu, G. Geng, et al. C. Hong, F. Liu, Y. Song, D. Tong, B. Zheng, H. Cui, H. Man, Q. Zhang, and K. He. 2017. "Anthropogenic emission inventories in China: a review." National Science Review 4 (6): 834-866 [10.1093/nsr/nwx150]

    Liu, F., S. Beirle, Q. Zhang, et al. R. J. van der A, B. Zheng, D. Tong, and K. He. 2017. "NOx emission trends over Chinese cities estimated from OMI observations during 2005 to 2015." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (15): 9261-9275 [10.5194/acp-17-9261-2017]

    van der A, R. J., B. Mijling, J. Ding, et al. M. E. Koukouli, F. Liu, Q. Li, H. Mao, and N. Theys. 2017. "Cleaning up the air: effectiveness of air quality policy for SO2 and NOx emissions in China." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (3): 1775-1789 [10.5194/acp-17-1775-2017]

    Hong, C., Q. Zhang, K. He, et al. D. Guan, M. Li, F. Liu, and B. Zheng. 2017. "Variations of China's emission estimates: response to uncertainties in energy statistics." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (2): 1227-1239 [10.5194/acp-17-1227-2017]

    Li, M., Q. Zhang, J.-I. Kurokawa, et al. J.-H. Woo, K. He, Z. Lu, T. Ohara, Y. Song, D. G. Streets, G. R. Carmichael, Y. Cheng, C. Hong, H. Huo, X. Jiang, S. Kang, F. Liu, H. Su, and B. Zheng. 2017. "MIX: a mosaic Asian anthropogenic emission inventory under the international collaboration framework of the MICS-Asia and HTAP." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (2): 935-963 [10.5194/acp-17-935-2017]

    Liu, F., Q. Zhang, R. J. van der A, et al. B. Zheng, D. Tong, L. Yan, Y. Zheng, and K. He. 2016. "Recent reduction in NOx emissions over China: synthesis of satellite observations and emission inventories." Environmental Research Letters 11 (11): 114002 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114002]

    Liu, F., S. Beirle, Q. Zhang, et al. S. Dörner, K. He, and T. Wagner. 2016. "NOx lifetimes and emissions of cities and power plants in polluted background estimated by satellite observations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16 (8): 5283-5298 [10.5194/acp-16-5283-2016]

    Liu, F., Q. Zhang, D. Tong, et al. B. Zheng, M. Li, H. Huo, and K. B. He. 2015. "High-resolution inventory of technologies, activities, and emissions of coal-fired power plants in China from 1990 to 2010." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 (23): 13299-13317 [10.5194/acp-15-13299-2015]

    Wang, S., Q. Zhang, R. V. Martin, et al. S. Philip, F. Liu, M. Li, X. Jiang, and K. He. 2015. "Satellite measurements oversee China’s sulfur dioxide emission reductions from coal-fired power plants." Environmental Research Letters 10 (11): 114015 [10.1088/1748-9326/10/11/114015]

    Liu, F., Z. Klimont, Q. Zhang, et al. J. Cofala, L. Zhao, H. Huo, B. Nguyen, W. Schöpp, R. Sander, B. Zheng, C. Hong, K. He, M. Amann, and C. Heyes. 2013. "Integrating mitigation of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Chinese cities: development of GAINS-City model for Beijing." Journal of Cleaner Production 58 25-33 [10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.03.024]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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