I am interested in mountain glacier dynamics, the hydrology of glacierized systems and the relationship between these systems and their responds to climate change. My major present research (funded by NSFC 2019-2022) aims to conduct detailed glacier wide metrological and surface ablation monitoring and modeling on two typical larger debris-covered glaciers in Mt. Gongga. By integrating with multiple processes existing on temperate glaciers, including difference ice ablation process related to debris-cover, ice cliff, ice crevasses and typical glacial drainage systems (channel, stream, pond/lake, liquid precipitation et al.), the research project is expected to discriminate several major control factors that affect ice ablation on larger temperate glaciers.
Research Interest:I am interested in mountain glacier dynamics, the hydrology of glacierized systems and the relationship between these systems and their responds to climate change. In particular, my research is devoted to exploring the nature of glacier runoff yield, flow and concentration and their impacts on related glaciological processes. Most of my works are focusing on a monsoonal temperate glacier: the Hailuogou Glacier (east slope of Mt. Gongga, 7556 m asl, the center of Hengduan Mountains, 29.6N101.9E, southeast of Tibet). We are conducting a long-term monitoring, including geophysical, meteorological and hydrological measurements, to evaluate glacial geometry, mass balance, flow regime and hydrological process. My works and my interest on mountain glaciers have driven me visiting many beautiful glaciers and mountains. Since 2005, my field expedition regions include Hengduan Mountains, Central Himalayan, Karakoram and Tianshan Mountains. I also visited the Vernagtferner in the Ötztal Alps in 2012, during a three month stay in Munich, Germany.
Education: 2007-2011 PhD candidate at State Key Laboratory of Cryosphere Science, Cold and Arid Regions Environment and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI, CAS, http://english.careeri.cas.cn/), Lanzhou, China 2002-2005 Graduated student of Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE, http://english.imde.cas.cn/), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China 1998-2002 Study on natural geography at the Hubei University, Wuhan, China
Work Experience: 2016.07-2017.06 Postdoc Research Stay in the Commission for Geodesy and Glaciology (CfG) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany, funded by DAAD, working together with Dr. Christoph Mayer Since 2005 Research assistant at IMHE, CAS
Liu Qiao*, Shiyin Liu and Wulong Cao. 2018. Seasonal Variation of Drainage System in the Lower Ablation Area of a Monsoonal Temperate Debris-Covered Glacier in Mt. Gongga, South-Eastern Tibet. Water. 10(1050):1-11.
Sheng Jiang, Yong Nie*, Qiao Liu, Jida Wang, Linshan Liu, Javed Hassan, Xiangyang Liu and Xia Xu. 2018. Glacier Change, Supraglacial Debris Expansion and Glacial Lake Evolution in the Gyirong River Basin, Central Himalayas, between 1988 and 2015. Remote sensing, 10, 986, 10, 986; doi: 10.3390/rs10070986.
Nie Yong*, Liu Qiao, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. Sheng, and S. Liu. 2018. An inventory of historical glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas based on remote sensing observations and geomorphological analysis. Geomorphology, 308, 91-106, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.02.002.
Nie Yong*, Liu Qiao, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. Sheng, and S. Liu. 2018. An inventory of historical glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas based on remote sensing observations and geomorphological analysis, Geomorphology, 308, 91-106, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.02.002.（SCI一区，IF=2.958）
Liu Qiao*, Liu Shiyin. 2016. Response of glacier mass balance to climate change in the Tianshan Mountains during the second half of the twentieth century. Climate Dynamics. 46(1): 303-316.doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2585-2.
Liu Qiao*, Guo Wanqing, Nie Yong, Liu Shiyin, Xu Junli. 2016. Recent glacier and glacial lake changes and their interactions in the Bugyai Kangri, Southeast Tibet. Annals of Glaciology. 57(71): 61-69. doi: 10.3189/2015AoG71A415
Zhang Yong*, Hirabayashi Yukiko, Fujita Koji, Liu ShiYin, Liu Qiao. 2015. Heterogeneity in supraglacial debris thickness and its role in glacier mass changes of the Mount Gongga. Science China-Earth Sciences. 58(1): 170-184. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-5118-2.
Zhang Yong*, Yukiko HIRABAYASHI, Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2015. Glacier runoff and its impact in a highly glacierized catchment in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: past and future trends. Journal of Glaciology. 61(228):713-730. doi: 10.3189/2015JoG14J188.
Guo W.Q., S.Y. Liu, L. Xu, L.Z. Wu, D.H. Shangguan, X.J. Yao, J.F. Wei, W.J. Bao, P.C. Yu, Q. Liu, Z.L. Jiang. 2015. The second Chinese glacier inventory: data, methods and results. Journal of Glaciology, 61(226): 357-372. doi: 10.3189/2015JoG14J209.
Liu Qiao*, Liu Shiyin, Guo Wanqin, Nie Yong, Shangguan Donghui, Xu Junli, Yao Xiaojun. 2015. Glacier changes in the upper reaches of Lancang River Basin, China, between 1960-1970s and 2005-2010. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 47(2): 335-344.doi: 10.1657/AAAR0013-104.
Liu Qiao*, Christoph Mayer, Liu Shiyin. 2015. Distribution and interannual variability of supraglacial lakes on debris-covered glaciers in the Khan Tengri-Tumor Mountains, Central Asia. Environmental Research Letters. 10(1): 014014, 10pp. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/1/014014.
Liu Qiao, Nie Yong, Liu Shiyin. 2014. Heterogeneous status of glacial terminal-contacted lakes in Himalayas due to different geomorphology and glacier characters. (poster presented at AGU 2014, C41B-0340: Climate and the Changing Cryosphere in High Asia I, San Francisco, CA, USA, 15 December-19 December, 2014).
Yan Yang, Wang Genxu, Haihua Shen, Yang Yang, Haijun Cun, Qiao Liu. 2014. Dynamics of carbon and nitrogen accumulation and C:N stoichiometry in a deciduous broadleaf forest of deglaciated terrain in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Forest Ecology and Management, 312: 10-18. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.10.028.
Nie Yong, Liu Qiao*, Liu Shiyin. 2013. Glacial Lake Expansion in the Central Himalayas by Landsat Images, 1990–2010. PLoS ONE 12/2013 8(12):e83973. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083973.
Liu Qiao, Christoph Mayer, Liu Shiyin. 2013. Distribution and recent variations of supraglacial lakes on dendritic-type glaciers in the Khan Tengri-Tomur Mountains, Central Asia. The Cryosphere Discuss, 7: 4545-4584. doi:10.5194/tcd-7-4545-2013.
Zhang Yong, Y. Hirabayashi, K. Fujita, Liu Shiyin, Liu Qiao. 2013. Spatial debris-cover effect on the maritime glaciers of Mount Gongga, south-eastern Tibetan Plateau. The Cryosphere Discuss, 7: 2413-2453. doi:10.5194/tcd-7-2413-2013.
Liu Qiao, Christoph Mayer, Liu Shiyin. 2013. Distribution and recent variations of supraglacial lakes on dendritic-type glaciers in the Khan Tengri-Tomur Mountains, Central Asia. AGU 2013, C43D: Glacier, Ice Cap, and Ice Sheet Hydrology II, San Francisco, CA, USA, 9 December-13 December, 2013 (Abstract and Oral Presentation).
Liu Qiao, Christoph Mayer, Liu Shiyin. 2013. Distribution and recent variations of supraglacial lakes on dendritic-type glaciers in the Khan Tengri-Tomur Mountains, Central Asia. IGS 2013,International Symposium on Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets: Observations, Modelling and Environmental Interactions, Beijing, China, 28 July-2 August, 2013 (Abstract and poster presentation).
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2012. Tracing experimental studies of englacial and subglacial drainage system evolution and a case study at Hailuogou glacier. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 34(5): 1206-1219. (in Chinese with English abstract).
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2012. Progress on the study of englacial and subglacial drainage system of glaciers. Advances in Earth Science, 27(6): 660-669. (in Chinese with English abstract).
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2012. Seasonal evolution of subglacial drainage system in the lower tongue of Hailuogou glacier, China, deduced by repeated dye-tracing experiments. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22–27 April, 2012 (Abstract and poster presentation).
Wang Xin, Liu Shiyin, Han Haidong, Liu Qiao. 2012. Thermal regime of a supraglacial lake on the debris-covered Koxkar Glacier, southwest Tianshan, China. Environmental Earth Sciences, doi:10.1007/s12665-011-1490-1.
Zhang Yong., K. Fujita, Liu Shiyin, Liu Qiao, Takayuki Nuimura. 2011. Distribution of debris thickness and its effect on ice melt at Hailuogou glacier, southeastern Tibetan Plateau, using in situ surveys and ASTER imagery [J]. Journal of Glaciology, 57(206): 1147-1157.
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2011. Interannual lake level fluctuations (1992–2008) in Central Asia from Satellite Altimetry Data. International Symposium on Changing Cryosphere, Water Availability and Sustainable Development in Central Asia 09 Oct, 2011, Urumqi, China. (Abstract and oral presentation)
Liu Shiyin, Liu Qiao. 2011.Glacier Mass balance variations in Tien shan, Cetral Asia, during the 2nd half of the 20th century. International Symposium on Changing Cryosphere, Water Availability and Sustainable Development in Central Asia 09 Oct, 2011, Urumqi, China. (Abstract and oral presentation)
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin, Zhang Yong, Zhang Yingsong. 2011. Surface ablation features and recent variation of the lower ablation area of the Hailuogou Glacier, Mt. Gongga. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 33(2): 227-236. (in Chinese with English abstract).
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin, Zhang Yong, Wang Xin, Zhang Yingsong, Guo Wanqin and Xu Junli. 2010. Recent shrinkage and hydrological response of Hailuogou Glacier, a monsoonal temperate glacier in east slop of Mount Gongga, China [J]. Journal of Glaciology, 56(196): 215-224.
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2010. Seasonal evolution of the englacial and subglacial drainage systems of a temperate glacier revealed by hydrological analysis [J]. Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions 2(1): 51-58.
Liu Xiaohong, Zhao Liangju, Chen Tuo, Shao Xuemei, Liu Qiao, Hou Shugui, Qin Dahe, An Wenling. 2010. Combined tree-ring width and δ13C to reconstruct snowpack depth: a pilot study in the Gongga Mountain, west China. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 103(1-2): 133-144.
Zhang Yong., K. Fujita, Liu Shiyin, Liu Qiao, Wang Xin. 2010. Multi-decadal ice-velocity and elevation changes of a monsoonal maritime glacier: Hailuogou glacier, China [J]. Journal of Glaciology, 56(195): 65-74.
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin, Guo Wanqin. 2010. A review of mornitoring of mountain glaciers in China. International Symposium on Benefiting from Earth Observation: Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region: Kathmandu, Nepal, 04-06 Oct, 2010 (Abstract and poster presentation).
Liu Qiao, Liu Shiyin. 2010. Seasonal evolution of englacial and subglacial drainage system of temperate glacier revealed by hydrological analysis. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, 02–07 May, 2010 (Abstract and poster presentation).