Liu elected fellow of American Geophysical Union

January 25, 2010

Zhengyu Liu, director of the Nelson Institute's Center for Climatic Research (CCR), has been elected a 2010 fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Liu, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and environmental studies, explores the modeling of the global climate system; ocean-atmosphere-land interactions; climate change and climate variability in the past, present, and future; modeling and dynamics of general oceanic circulation; and dynamics of geophysical fluid. He joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1993 after earning a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has directed CCR since 2002. Established in 1919, the AGU is an international organization of scientists working together on a broad spectrum of scientific topics that span all of the Earth and space sciences. The AGU elects just one of every thousand of its members to fellowship each year. Lui will be honored with other 2010 fellows during the organization's fall meeting in December.