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James T. Liu

EducationResearch AreaSlected Publications


James T. Liu, Professor


 Office phone:07-5252000 #5134

 Lab:Coastal Geology and Process Laboratory


Ph. D. (1987), in Coastal Oceanography, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Research Area:

Coastal Geology, Coastal and Estuarine Processes, Coastal Sediment Dynamics and Transport


Selected Publications:


Liu, J.T., Hsu, R.T., Yang, R.J., Wang, Y.P., Wu, H., Du, X., Li, A., Chien, S.C., Lee, J., Yang, S., Zhu, J., Su, C.C., Chang, Y., Huh, C.-A., 2018. A comprehensive sediment dynamics study of a major mud belt system on the inner shelf along an energetic coast. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 4229.


Du, X., and Liu, J.T.*, 2017.  Particle dynamics of the surface, intermediate, and benthic nepheloid layers under constrasting conditions of summer monsoon and typhoon winds on the boundary between the Taiwan Strait and East China Sea.  Progress in Oceanography, 156, 130-144. *Corresponding Author.


Yang, R.J., Liu, J.T.*, Fan, D., Burr, G.S., Lin, H.-L., Chen, T.-T., 2017.  Land-sea duel in the late Quaternary at the mouth of a small river with high sediment yield.  Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 143, 59-76. *Corresponding Author.


Lee, J., Liu, J.T.*, Hung, C.-C., and Du, X., 2016. River plume induced variability suspended particle characteristics. Marine Geology, 380, 219-230. *Corresponding Author.


Liu, J.T., Hsu, R.T., Hung, J.J., Kao, S.J., Chang, Y.P., Huh, C.A., Wang, Y.H., Lee, C.L., Yang, R.J., 2016.  From the highest to the deepest: The Gaoping River-Gaoping Submarine Canyon dispersal system.  Earth-Science Reviews, 153, 274-300.


Dai, Z., Liu, J.T.*, Xie, H., and Shi, W. (2014, Nov). Sedimentation in the outer Hangzhou Bay, China: the influence of Changjiang sediment load. Journal of Coastal Research, 30(6), 1218-1225. (SCI). NSC 101-2811-M-110-003. *Corresponding Author.


Dai, Z., Liu, J.T.*, Wei, W., and Chen, J (2014, Oct). Detection of the three gorges dam influence on the Changjiang (Yangtze River) submerged delta. Scientific Reports, 4, doi:10.1038/srep06600. (SCI). *Corresponding Author.


Hsu, F.-H., Su, C.-C., Wang, C.-H., Lin, S., Liu, J., and Huh, C.-A. (2014, Sep). Accumulation of terrestrial organic carbon on an active continental margin offshore southwestern Taiwan: Source-to-sink pathways of river-borne organic particles. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 91, 163-173. (SCI).


Hsu, R.T., Liu, J.T.*, Su, C.-C., Kao, S.-J., Chen, S.-N., Kuo, F.-H., and Huang, J.C. (2014, Sep). On the links between a river’s hyperpycnal plume and marine benthic nepheloid layer in the wake of a typhoon. Progress in Oceanography, 127, 62-73. (SCI). MOST 99-2611-M-110-005. *Corresponding Author.


Kao, L.J., Lee, C.L., Louchouam, P., Huh, C.A., Liu, J.T., Chen, J.C., and Lee, K.J. (2014, Sep). A centennial record of anthropogenic impacts and extreme weather events in southwestern Taiwan: Evidence from sedimentary molecular markers in coastal margin. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86(1-2), 244-253. (SCI).


Shang, S., Wu, J., Huang, B., Lin, G., Lee, Z., Liu, J., and Shang, S. (2014, Jul). A new approach to discriminate dinoflagellate from diatom blooms from space in the East China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(7), 4653- 4668. (SCI).


Carter, L., Gavey, R., Talling, P.J., and Liu, J.T. (2014, Jun). Insights into submarine geohazards from breaks in subsea telecommunication cables. Oceanography, 27 (2), 58-67. (SCI).


Chung, H.W., Liu, C.C., Chiu, Y.S., and Liu, J.T. (2014, Apr). Spatiotemporal variation of Gaoping River plume observed by Formosat-2 high resolution imagery. Journal of Marine Systems, 132, 28-37. (SCI).


Gong, W., Jia, L., Sehn, J., and Liu, J.T. (2014, Mar). Sediment transport in response to changes in river discharge and tidal mixing in a funnel-shaped micro- tidal estuary. Continental Shelf Research, 76, 89-107. (SCI).


Kao, S.-J., Hilton, R.G., Selvaraj, K., Dai, M., Zehetner, F., Huang, J.-C., Hsu, S.-C., Sparkes, R., Liu, J.T., Lee, T.-Y., Yang, J.-Y.-T., Galy, A., Xu, X., and Hovius, N (2014, Mar). Preservation of terrestrial organic carbon in marine sediments offshore Taiwan: mountain building and atmosphere carbon dioxide sequestration. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 2, 127-139.


Li, L., Wu, H., Liu, J.T., and Zhu, J. (2014). Sediment transport induced by the advection of a moving salt wedge in the Changjiang estuary. Journal of Coastal Research, in press. (Accepted). (SCI).


Lin, B.-S., Brimblecombe, P., Lee, C.-L., and Liu, J.T. (2013, Dec). Tracing typhoon effects on particulate transport in a submarine canyon using polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Marine Chemistry, 157, 1-11. (SCI).


Kao, S.-J., Hilton, R.G., Selvaraj, K., Dai, M., Zehetner, F., Huang, J.-C., Hsu, S.-C., Sparkes, R., Liu, J.T., Lee, T.-Y., Yang, J.-Y.T., Galy, A., Xu, X., and Hovius, N. (2013, Jul). Preservation of terrestrial organic carbon in marine sediments off shore Taiwan: mountain building and atmospheric carbon dioxide sequestration. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 1, 177-206.


Sparkes, R., Hovius, N., Galy, A., Kumar, V., and Liu, J.T. (2013, Jul). Automated analysis of carbon in powdered geological and environmental samples by raman spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy, 67(7), 779-788. (SCI).


Dai, Z., Liu, J.T.*, Fu, G., and Xie, H. (2013, Apr). A thirteen-year record of bathymetric changes in the north passage, Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary . Geomorphology. (SCI). NSC 101-2811-M-110-003. *Corresponding Author.


Dai, Z., and Liu, J.T.* (2013, Feb). Impacts of large dams on downsteram fluvial sedimentation: an example of the three gorges dam (TGD) on the Changjiang (Yangtze River). Journal of Hydrology, 480, 10-18. (SCI). NSC 101-2811-M- 110-003. *Corresponding Author.


Liu, J.T., Kao, S.-J., Huh, C.-A., Hung, C.C. (2013, Jan). Gravity flows associated with floods and carbon burial: Taiwan as instructional source area. Annual Review of Marine Science, 5, 47-68. (SCI). NSC 98-2611-M-110-005. *As the first author and corresponding author.


Hale, R., Nittrouer, C., Liu, J.T., Keil, R., and Ogston, A. (2012, Oct). Effects of a major typhoon on sediment accumulation in Fangliao Canyon, SW Taiwan. Marine Geology, 326-328, p. 116-130. (SCI).


Liu, J.T., Wang, Y.-H., Yang, R.J., Hsu, R.T., Kao, S.-J., Lin, H.-L., and Kuo, F.H. (2012, Apr). Cyclone-induced hyperpycnal turbidity currents in a submarine canyon. Journal of Geophysical Research , 117, C04033. (SCI). NSC 97-2745- M-110-002.


Wu, J., Liu, J.T., and Wang, X. (2012, Mar). Sediment trapping of turbidity maxima in the Changjiang Estuary. Marine Geology, 303-306, P.14-25. (SCI).


Su, C.-C., Tseng, J.-Y., Hsu, H.-H., Chiang, C.-S., Yu, H.-S., Lin, S., and Liu, J.T. (2012, Jan). Records of submarine natural hazards off SW Taiwan.. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 361, P.41–60.


Chien, H., Chiang, W.-S., Kao, S.-J., Liu, J.T., Liu, K.-K., and Liu, P.L.-F. (2011, Dec). Sediment dynamics observed in the Jhoushuei River and adjacent coastal zone in Taiwan Strait. Oceanography, 24(4), 100-109. (SCI). 



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