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Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff

Professor Shunlin Liang  
梁順林 講座教授 / 系主任


Room 10.02

391 77113

Chair Professor & Head

BS (Nanjing U.), MS (Nanjing U.), PhD (Boston U.)




Professor Liang received his BS and MS degrees from Nanjing University and Ph.D degree from Boston University. He published more than 430 peer-reviewed English journal papers, eight English books (five of which were translated into Chinese and published in China). He is an Editor-in-Chief of Science of Remote Sensing. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the nine-volume books “Comprehensive Remote Sensing “(Elsevier, 2017), and is currently working on the second edition of those books as the Editor-in-Chief. He also served as an Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Sciences, and the Dean of School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, China. He has led to develop many high-level satellite products, particularly, the Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) products suite that is freely available at and, and has been widely used worldwide.

Research Interests
  • Remote sensing physical modeling and inversion

  • Global satellite product generation

  • Earth’s Energy Budget

  • Global and regional environmental changes

Selected Publications


  • Wang, J., Liang, S., Shi, P., Geography of Contemporary China, Springer, 456 pages,  2022


  • Liang, S., Cheng, J., Jia, K., Jiang, B., Liu, Q., Xiao, Z., Yao, Y., Yuan, W., Zhang, X., Zhao, X., & Zhou, J. (2021), The Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) products suite, (2021),  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102(2), E323-E337.


  • Liang, S. and J. Wang, (Editors), Advanced Remote Sensing: Terrestrial Information Extraction and Applications, Academic Press, Edition 2e, 1010 pages, 2019


  • Liang, S., Quantitative Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 534 pages, 2004.

The full list of his publications is available at

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