Peer-Reviewed Publications



6. Marlier, M.E., T. Liu, K. Yu, J.J. Buonocore, S.N. Koplitz, R.S. DeFries, L.J. Mickley, D.J. Jacob, J. Schwartz, B.S. Wardhana, and S.S. Myers (2019). Fires, Smoke Exposure, and Public Health: An Integrative Framework to Maximize Health Benefits from Peatland Restoration. GeoHealth, 3, 178-189.

DOI: 10.1029/2019GH000191

[website, code, SMOKE Policy Tool, Press Coverage: The Conversation Indonesia, CNN]

5. Liu, T., M.E. Marlier, A. Karambelas, M. Jain, S. Singh, M.K. Singh, R. Gautam, and R.S. DeFries (2019). Missing emissions from post-monsoon agricultural fires in northwestern India: regional limitations of MODIS burned area and active fire products. Environ. Res. Commun., 1, 011007.

DOI: 10.1088/2515-7620/ab056c

[code, EarthArXiv, corrigendum]


4. Liu, T., R.W. Schmitt, and L. Li (2018). Global search for autumn-lead sea surface salinity predictors of winter precipitation in southwestern United States. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45(16), 8445-8454.

DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079293


3. Cusworth, D.H., L.J. Mickley, M.P. Sulprizio, T. Liu, M.E. Marlier, R.S. DeFries, S.K. Guttikunda, and P. Gupta (2018). Quantifying the influence of agricultural fires in northwest India on urban air pollution in Delhi, India. Environ. Res. Lett., 13(4), 044018.

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab303

[Press Coverage: IndiaSpend, The Economic Times of India,]

2. Liu, T., M.E. Marlier, R.S. DeFries, D.M. Westervelt, K.R. Xia, A.M. Fiore, L.J. Mickley, D.H. Cusworth, and G. Milly (2018). Seasonal impact of regional outdoor biomass burning on air pollution in three Indian cities: Delhi, Bengaluru, and Pune. Atmos. Environ., 173, 83-92.

DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.10.024

[code, SI animations]


1. Koplitz, S.N., L.J. Mickley, M.E. Marlier, J.J. Buonocore, P.S. Kim, T. Liu, M.P. Sulprizio, R.S. DeFries, D.J. Jacob, J. Schwartz, and S.S. Myers (2016). Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: Demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure. Environ. Res. Lett., 11(9), 094023.

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094023

[2016 ERL Research Highlights, Press Coverage: NY Times, The Guardian]

In Review, In Revision, In Preparation

7. Liu, T., L.J. Mickley, M.E. Marlier, R.S. DeFries, M.F. Khan, M.T. Latif, and A. Karambelas. Diagnosing spatial biases and uncertainties in global fire emissions inventories: Indonesia as regional case study. (in review at Remote Sens. Environ.)

DOI: 10.31223/

[website, code, FIRECAM Tool, EarthArXiv]

8. Liu, T., L.J. Mickley, R. Gautam, M.K. Singh, R.S. DeFries, and M.E. Marlier. Detection of delay in post-monsoon agricultural burning across Punjab, India: potential drivers and consequences for air quality. (in review at Environ. Res. Lett.)

DOI: 10.31223/


9. Karambelas, A., A.M. Fiore, P.L. Kinney, S. Guttikunda, R.S. DeFries, S. Chaliyakunnel, D.B. Millet, and T. Liu. Minimizing future PM2.5 and O3 air quality and health impacts with low transportation and residential combustion emissions scenarios. (in prep.)

10. Liu, T., L.J. Mickley, S. Singh, M. Jain, R.S. DeFries, and M.E. Marlier. Crop residue burning practices across north India inferred from household survey data: bridging gaps in satellite observations. (in prep.)

Popular Writing

4. Liu, T., illust. by E. Fivenson. “Living in a world of extreme droughts, floods, and storms” (September 27, 2019). Science in the News. (article)

3. Liu, T., M.E. Marlier, J.J. Buonocore, L.J. Mickley, and R.S. DeFries. “We Built an App to Detect Areas Most Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Haze” (September 9, 2019). The Conversation Indonesia. (article)

2. Liu, T., illust. by C. Huang. “It’s Time to Value Disappearing Wetlands” (Spring 2016 issue). Columbia Science Review. (issue)

1. Liu, T. “Finding Serenity Through Research” (July 15, 2015). Columbia to the Core, Columbia College, Columbia University. (article)

CV (last updated: September 2019), ORCID