Faculty Profile
 
  LI Rui
     
Department: School of Earth and Space Science
Mailing Address:
School of Earth and Space Science,University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Rd, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
Postal Code:
230026
Phone:
86-551-63600027
Fax:
Homepage:
http://ess.ustc.edu.cn/user/257
 
       

Research Profile

My research has been focusing on cloud and precipitation and their impacts on ecosystem and atmospheric circulations, with emphasis on developing observational products with advanced remote sensing. Specifically, I am working on the following aspects:
1)Developing novel and comprehensive long-term synergetic dataset of vegetation-cloud-precipitation-radiation-soil moisture-atmosphere state, and improving understanding of the key atmosphere and land processes and land-atmosphere interaction.
2)Developing physics-based latent heating (LH) retrieval and understanding precipitation and associated LH impacts on atmospheric circulation.
3)Studying the aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions.
 
     
Selected Publications
1) Estimation of evapotranspiration in a mid-latitude forest by using Microwave Emissivity Difference Vegetation Index (EDVI) , Remote Sensing of Environment , 2009 ,
2) Evidence of mineral dust altering cloud microphysics and precipitation , Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 2009 ,
3) Remote sensing vegetation hydrological states using passive microwave measurements , IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing , 2010 ,
4) A case study: the indirect aerosol effects of mineral dust on warm clouds , Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences , 2010 ,
5) Longwave indirect effect of mineral dusts on ice clouds , Atmos. Chem. Phys , 2010 ,
6) Impacts of mineral dust on the vertical structure of precipitation , J. Geophys. Res , 2010 ,
7) 1997/1998 El Nino Induced Changes in Rainfall Vertical Structure in East Pacific , J. Climate , 2011 ,
8) Retrieving Latent Heating Vertical Structure from Cloud and Precipitation Profiles – Part II: Deep Convective and Stratiform Rain Processes , Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer , 2013 ,
9) Retrieving Latent Heating Vertical Structure from Cloud and Precipitation Profiles – Part I: Warm Rain Processes , Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer , 2013 ,
10)  Dynamic response of microwave land surface properties to precipitation in Amazon rainforest , Remote Sensing of Environment , 2013 ,
11) Impacts of mineral dust on ice clouds in tropical deep convection systems , Atmospheric Research , 2014 ,
12) Optical properties and longwave radiative forcing in the lateral boundary of cirrus cloud , Geophysical Research Letter , 2014 ,
13) Estimating the vertical profiles of cloud water content in warm rain clouds , J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. , 2015 ,
14) The implications of dust ice nuclei effect on cloud top temperature in a complex mesoscale convective system , Scientific Reports , 2017 ,
15) Lateral Boundary of Cirrus Clouds from CALIPSO Observations , Scientific Reports , 2017 ,
16) Evaluation of Atmospheric Precipitable Water Characteristics and Trends in Mainland China from 1995 to 2012 , J. Climate , 2017 ,
 
Recruitment information
I am Looking for Ph.D. cadindate from all over the world with background in one of these fields:
1) Satellite remote sensing of Atmosphere and land surface
2) Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitaion interaction
3) Terestrial Ecosystem
4) Cloud Resolving Modeling

Strong communicating and writing skills in English are required. Chinese is a PLUS!

Coding experience in at least one of the following Languages:
Fortran, C, IDL, Matlab