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
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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 ,
Student's Papers
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