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Lin Liu

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  • Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Colorado, 2011
  • Certificate in Remote Sensing, University of Colorado, 2010
  • B.S. Geophysics, Wuhan University, China, 2005


Professional Experience: 

Honors & Awards: 
  • George Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics, Stanford University, 2011
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, 2008-2011
  • CIRES Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship, University of Colorado, 2006-2007
  • First Prize, Outstanding Bachelor Thesis of Hubei Province, China, 2005
  • Xia Jianbai Scholarship in Geophysics and Geodesy, Wuhan University, 2003
Professional Activities: 

 Reviewer for Journal of Geophysical Research and Remote Sensing of Environment


  • Liu, L., C. Millar, R. Westfall,  and H. Zebker, Surface Motion of the Mount Gibbs Rock Glacier in the Sierra Nevada, California, USA, submitted to Geophysical Research Letter.
  • Liu, L., J. Wahr, I. Howat, S. A. Khan, I. Joughin, and M. Furuya (2012), Constraining ice mass loss from Jakobshavn Isbrae (Greenland) using InSAR-measured crustal uplift, Geophys. J. Int, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05317.x
  • Liu, L., K. Schaefer, T. Zhang, and J. Wahr (2012), Estimating 1992-2000 average active layer thickness on the Alaskan North Slope from remotely sensed surface subsidence, J. Geophys. Res., 117, F01005.
  • Liu, L., T. Zhang, and J.Wahr (2010), InSAR measurements of surface deformation over permafrost on the North Slope of Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 115, F03023.
  • Khan, S. A.,  L. Liu, J. Wahr, I. Howat, I. Joughin, T. Van Dam, and K. Fleming (2010), GPS measurements of crustal uplift near Jakobshavn Isbrae due to glacial ice mass loss. J. Geophys. Res., 115, B09405.
  • Shen W.,  L. Liu, and J. Ning (2007), The inner core's super rotation and its inuences on the gravity eld, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 50(2), 430-436.
Biographical Information: 
  • Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Colorado, 2011
  • B.S. Geophysics, Wuhan University, China, 2005


Research Activities: 

My research applies geodetic, remote sensing, and near-surface geophysical techniques to monitor changes in periglacial environments. I also study interactions of the solid earth with the atmosphere, the ocean, and the cryosphere.

Research Keywords: 
Radar Interferometry, Space Geodesy, Permafrost, Glacier
Personnel Type: 
Post Doctoral Scholar
Primary Affiliation: 
Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow
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Short Description: 

Frozen ground dynamics; Glacial mass balance; Radar interferometry

Office Location: 
Mitchell B-55
(650) 498-5606
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Yaye Wang