Dr. Weibo Liu         

Dr. Weibo Liu

Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
E-mail: liuw@fau.edu  

Phone: 561-297-4965
Office: SE-410

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Ph.D. in Geography (University of Kansas) 2016 
MS in Geographic Information Science (China University of Petroleum) 2011 
BS in Geographic Information Science (China University of Petroleum) 2008

Research Interests: 

Geographic Information Science
Spatiotemporal Data Modelling
Geocomputational Methods in GIS and Web GIS
GIS and RS Applications in Natural Hazards, Urbanization, and Coastal Environment



     GIS 4035C/5038C: Remote Sensing of Environment   
     GIS 4043C/5051C: Principles of Geographic Information Systems
     GIS 4048C/5100C: Applications in GIS
     GIS 4054C/6061C: Web GIS
     GIS 4102C/5103C: Programming in GIS
     GIS 4118C/6112C: Geospatial Databases


Peer-reviewed Publications (* graduate students advised)

  • Xu, C.* and Liu, W. (2023). The spatiotemporal assessments for tidal flat erosion associated with urban expansion in the conterminous coastal United States from 1985 to 2015. Science of the Total Environment, 899, 165660, 1-14.
  • Cresswell, K., Mitsova, D., Liu, W., Fadiman, M., and Hindle, T. (2023). Gauging heat vulnerability in Southeast Florida: A multimodal approach integrating physical exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 12 (6), 242, 1-19.
  • Weisner, M., Harris, M., Mitsova, D., and Liu, W. (2023). Drinking water disparities and aluminum concentrations: Assessing socio-spatial dimensions across an urban landscape. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 8 (1), 100536.
  • Hasan, I.*, Liu, W., and Xu, C.* (2023). Monitoring and analyzing the seasonal wetland inundation dynamics in the Everglades from 2002 to 2021 using Google Earth Engine. Geographies, 3 (1), 161-177.
  • Shapiro, A.* and Liu, W. (2023). Evaluating land surface temperature trends and explanatory variables in the Miami Metropolitan Area from 2002–2021. Geomatics, 4 (1), 1-16.
  • Rifat, S.A.A.* and Liu, W. (2022). Predicting future urban growth scenarios and potential urban flood exposure using Artificial Neural Network-Markov Chain Model in Miami Metropolitan Area. Land Use Policy, 114, 105994, 1-11.
  • Rifat, S.A.A.* and Liu, W. (2022). One year into the Pandemic: The impacts of social vulnerability on COVID-19 outcomes and urban-rural differences in the conterminous United States. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 32 (12), 2601-2619.
  • Xu, C.* and Liu, W. (2022). Mapping and analyzing the annual dynamics of tidal flats in the conterminous United States from 1984 to 2020 using Google Earth Engine. Environmental Advances, 7, 100147, 1-16.
  • Xu, C.* and Liu, W. (2022). The spatiotemporal characteristics and interactions between urban expansion and tidal flat dynamics: A case study of three highly urbanized coastal counties in the Southeastern United States. Earth, 3 (2), 557-576.
  • Xu, C.* and Liu, W. (2021). The spatiotemporal characteristics and dynamic changes of tidal flats in Florida from 1984 to 2020. Geographies, 1 (3), 292-314.
  • Xu, C.* and Liu, W. (2021). Integrating a three-Level GIS framework and a graph model to track, represent, and analyze the dynamic activities of Tidal Flats. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 10 (2), 61, 1-23.
  • Bloetscher, F., Rojas, G., Abbate, A., Hindle, T., Huber, J., Jones, R., Liu, W., Meeroff, D., et al. (2021). A framework for a subwatershed-scale screening tool to support development of resiliency solutions and flood protection priority areas in a low-lying coastal community. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 9, 180-205.
  • Rifat, S.A.A.*, Senkbeil, J., and Liu, W. (2021). Assessing influential factors on inland property damage from Gulf of Mexico tropical cyclones in the United States. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 10 (5), 295, 1-19.
  • Bloetscher, F., Abbate, A., Huber, J., Liu, W., Meeroff, D., et al. (2021). Establishing a framework of a watershed-wide screening tool to support the development of watershedbased flood protection plans for low-lying coastal communities. Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development, 5 (1), 1273, 1-15.
  • Zhang, C., Su, H., Li, T., Liu, W., Mitsova, D., Nagarajan, S., Teegavarapu, R., Xie, Z., Bloetscher, F., and Yong, Y. (2020). Modeling and mapping high water table for a coastal region in Florida using Lidar DEM data. Groundwater, 59 (2), 190-198.
  • Rifat, S.A.A.* and Liu, W. (2020). Measuring community disaster resilience in the conterminous coastal United States. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9 (8), 469, 1-22.
  • Weisner, M., Root, T., Harris, M., Mitsova, D., and Liu, W. (2020). The complexities of trust between urban water utilities and the public. Sustainable Water Resources Management. 6, 1-12.
  • Rifat, S.A.A.* and Liu, W. (2019). Quantifying spatiotemporal patterns and major explanatory factors of urban expansion in Miami metropolitan area during 1992–2016. Remote Sensing. 11 (21), 2493, 1-29.
  • Weisner, M., Root, T., Harris, M., Mitsova, D., and Liu, W. (2019). Tap water perceptions and socioeconomics: assessing the dissatisfaction of the poor. Sustainable Production and Consumption. 21 (1), 269-278.
  • Liu, W., Feddema, J., Hu, L., Zung, A., and Brunsell, N. (2018). Seasonal and diurnal characteristics of land surface temperature and major explanatory factors in Harris County, Texas. Sustainability, 9 (12): 2324.
  • Sun, C., Shen, Y., Chen, Y., Chen, W., Liu, W., and Zhang, Y. (2017). Quantitative evaluation of the rainfall influence on streamflow in an inland mountainous river basin within Central Asia. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 1-14.
  • Liu, W. and Li, X. (2016). Life cycle characteristics of warm-season severe thunderstorms in the central United States from 2010 to 2014. Climate, 4 (3): 45, 1-18.
  • Liu, W., Purdon, K., Stafford, T., Paden, J., and Li, X. (2016). Open Polar Server (OPS) - an open source infrastructure for the cryosphere community. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 5 (3): 32, 1-15.
  • Liu, W., Li, X. and Rahn, D. (2016). Storm event representation and analysis based on a directed spatiotemporal graph model. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30 (5): 948-969.
  • Liu, P., Li, X., Liu, W., and Ai, T. (2016). Fourier-based multi-scale representation and progressive transmission of cartographic curves on the Internet. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 43 (5): 454-468.
  • Bechtel, B., Foley, M., Mills, G., Ching, J., See, L., Alexander, P., O'Connor, M.,... Lackner, S., Liu, W., Perera, N., Rosni, N., Theeuwes, N., and Gal, T. (2015). CENSUS of Cities: LCZ classification of cities (Level 0)- workflow and initial results from various cities. In: Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse, France.
  • Gogineni, S., Yan, J., Paden, J., Leuschen, C., Li, J., Rodriguez-Morales, F., Braaten, D., Purdon, K., Wang, Z., Liu, W., and Gauch, J. (2014). Bed topography of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland, and Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 60 (223): 813-833.
  • Zhang, Y., Bai, Z., and Liu, W., (2013). Assessing the surface urban heat island effect in Xining, China. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem. Wuhan, China.
  • Liu, W., Liu, Z., Wei, H., and Xu, Q. (2011). The 3D visualization of strata based on Open Inventor. Marine Geology Frontiers, 27(1): 40-45.
  • Su, W., Shen, L., Liu, W., and Shan, X. (2010). Study and implementation of visualization technology of reserve information. Journal of Shandong University (Natural Science), 45(11): 12-15.
  • Shen, L., Su, W., Liu, W., Shan, X. and Meng, X. (2010). Study and implementation of the representation of reserve information. Petroleum Geophysics, 8(4): 9-14.




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