Tao Li, Professor of Space physics.
BS in Physics, Anhui Normal University, 1996
MS in Optics, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, 1999
PhD in Physics, Colorado State University, 2005
Prof Li did his postdoctoral research in the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology between 2006 and 2008. He was selected as a member of CAS Hundred Talents Program in 2009 and joined the school of Earth and Space Sciences since then. His research currently focuses on the middle and upper atmospheric dynamics, and development of high spectral-resolution lidar system and other passive optical remote sensing instruments. He already published more than 20 SCI papers on the international renowned journals.
Li, T., T. Leblanc, I. S. McDermid, P. Keckhut, A. Hauchecorne, and X. Dou, Middle atmosphere temperature trend and solar cycle revealed by long-term Rayleigh lidar observations, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D00P05, doi:10.1029/2010JD015275, 2011.
Li, T., T. Leblanc, I. S. McDermid, D. L. Wu, X. Dou and S. Wang, Seasonal and inter-annual variability of gravity wave activity revealed from long-term lidar observations over Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D13103, doi:10.1029/2009JD013586, 2010.Li, T., T. Leblanc, and I. S. McDermid, Interannual variations of middle atmospheric temperature as measured by the JPL lidar at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii (19.5°N, 155.6°W), J. Geophys. Res.,113, D14109,doi:10.1029/2007JD009764, 2008.
Li, T., C. -Y. She, H. -L. Liu, and M. T. Montgomery, Evidence of a gravity wave breaking event and the estimation of wave characteristics from sodium lidar observation over Fort Collins, CO (41°N, 105°W), Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05815, doi:10.1029/2006GL028988, 2007.
Li, T., C. -Y. She, Bifford P. Williams, Tao Yuan, Richard L. Collins, Lois Kieffabar, and Alan Peterson, Concurrent OH imager and sodium temperature/wind lidar observation of localized ripples over Northern Colorado, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D13110, doi:10.1029/2004JD004885, 2005.