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Curriculum Vitae:

W Timothy Liu
Senior Research Scientist

  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in Physics, Ohio University, Athens (1971)
  • M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Washington,Seattle (1974)
  • PH. D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle (1978)

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1979-present)
    • Science leader and spokesman, SeaWinds Project (1998-Present)
    • Science leader and spokesman, Quikscat Project (1997-Present)
    • Senior Research Scientist/Principal Scientist (1993-Present)
    • Project Scientist of NASA Scatterometer Project (1992-Present)
    • Team Leader of Air-sea Interaction and Climate Team (1989-Present)
    • Principal investigator, Study ocean-atmosphere interaction and satellite oceanography.since (1979-Present)
  • University of Washington (1971-1979)
    • Research Associate, Modeling planetary boundary layer and study turbulence flux measurements from aircraft. (1978-1979)
    • Research Assistant, Studying the transfer processes across the air-sea interface and in the atmospheric boundary layer leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (1971-1978)
    • Teaching Assistant, Assisting teaching of an introductory course in meteorology and a field experiment course in air-sea transfer processes.

Selected Awards
  • American Geophysical Union Fellow (2011)
  • American Meteorological Society Verner E. Suomi Award (2010)
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007)
  • Space Systems Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, (2006)
  • Distinguished Science Award, Pan Oceanic Remote Sensing Conference Assoc. (2002)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Satellite Ocean Atlas (2001)
  • Fellow of American Meteorological Society (2000)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Quikscat Mission Team (2000)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, NSCAT Science Team (1998)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, Leadership in NSCAT Sciences Research (1998)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, NSCAT Management and Outreach (1997)
  • Honorary Guest Professorship at China Ocean University (1996)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Topex Verification (1994)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Topex Mission Design (1993)
  • NASA Certificates of Recognition, Hydrologic Balance and Greenhouse Warming (1993)
  • NASA Certificates of Recognition, Remote Sensing of Turbulent Flux (1991)
  • NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, Air-sea Interaction Processes (1990)
  • NATO Fellowship to Advanced Study Institute on Air-Sea Interaction (1978)
  • Sigma Xi (1975)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1971)
  • Ohio University Trustee Scholarship (1967-1971)
  • Dean's List (1969-1970)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (1970)

Selected Publications
  • W. Timothy Liu has 304 publications, of which 167 (marked by *) are refereed journal articles and reviewed book chapters.

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