Profile for Kyu-Myong Kim
|Title:||Research Physical Scientist|
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Office Phone: 301-614-6223
Kyu-Myong Kim, a Research Physical Scientist at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center, received a Ph. D. in atmospheric sciences from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1996. His Ph. D. thesis is on the temporal and spatial structures of the seasonal and interannual variability of the tropical Pacific atmosphere and ocean based on in situ observation as well as ocean circulation model. In 1996, he came to Goddard Space Flight Center, as a National Research Council Resident Research Associates, where he worked on El Nino-Asian summer monsoon interaction and tropospheric biennial oscillation. Since then, he has been working at Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA/GSFC as a USRA (Universities Space Research Association) Associate Scientist (1998-2000), as a senior supporting scientist of Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (2000-2006), as a associate research scientitst of UMBC (2006-2011) and Morgan State University (2011-2013) . His research interest includes seasonal-to-interannual climate variability and predictability, climate modeling, and diagnostics. More recently, he has been worked on the effect of aerosol radiative forcing on the monsoon water cycle over various monsoon regions.
Seasonal-to-interannual climate variability and predictability
Climate modeling and diagnostics
Aerosol-Water Cycle Interaction
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Colarco, P. R., E. P. Nowottnick, C. A. Randles, B. Yi, P. Yang, K.-M. Kim, J. A. Smith, and C. G. Bardeen (2014). Impact of radiatively interactive dust aerosols in the NASA GEOS-5 climate model: Sensitivity to dust particle shape and refractive index. J. Geophys. Res..
Lee, D., Y.C. Sud, L. Oreopoulos, K.M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and I.-S. Kang (2014). Modeling the influences of aerosols on pre-monsoon circulation and rainfall over Southeast Asia Atmos. Chem. Phys, 14, 6853-6866
Gautam, R., N. Hsu, S. Tsay, W. Lau, B. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K. Kim (2011). Accumulation of Aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic Plains and Southern Slopes of the Himalayas: Distribution, Properties and Radiative Effects during the 2009 Pre-monsoon Season Atmos. Chem. Phys, 11, 12841-12863
Kim, K.M., K. M. Lau, Y.C Sud, and G. Walker (2010). Influence of aerosol radiative forcings on the diurnal and seasonal cycles of rainfall over West Africa and Eastern Atlantic Ocean using GCM simulations Clim. Dynam, 35, 115-126
Lau, W., M. -K. Kim, K.-M. Kim, and W. -S. Lee (2010). Enhanced surface warming and accelerated snow melt in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau induced by absorbing aerosols Environ. Res. Lett, 5(2), 025204
Xue, Y., F. De Sales, K.M. Lau, A. Boone, J. Feng, P. Dirmeyer, Z. Guo, K.-M. Kim, A. Kitoh, V. Kumar, I. Poccard-Leclercq, N. Mahowald, W. Moufouma-Okia, P. Pegion, D.P. Rowell, J. Schemm, S. D. Schubert, A. Sealy, W.M. Thiaw, A. Vintzileos, S.F. Williams, and M.-L C. Wu (2010). Intercomparison and analyses of the climatology of the West African Monsoon in the West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation Project (WAMME) first model intercomparison experiment Clim. Dyn, WAMME Special Issue.
Krishnamurti T. N., A. Chakraborty, A. Martin, W.K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker (2009). Impact of Arabian Sea Pollution on the Bay of Bengal Winter Monsoon Rains J. Geophys. Res., Atmos., 114(D06213).
Lau, K.-M., K.M. Kim, Y.C. Sud, and G.K. Walker (2009). A GCM study of the response of the atmospheric water cycle of West Africa and the Atlantic to Saharan dust radiative forcing Ann. Geophys., 27, 4023-4037
Reale O., K. -M. Lau, K.-M. Kim, and E. Brin (2009). Atlantic tropical cyclogenetic processes during SOP-3 NAMMA in the GEOS-5 global data assimilation and forecast system J. Atmos. Sci., 66(12), 3563-3578
Sud Y.C., E.M. Wilcox, K. -M. Lau, G.K. Walker, X. -H. Liu, A. Nenes, D. Lee, K.-M. Kim, Y. Zhou, and P.S. Bhattacharjee (2009). Sensitivity of Boreal-Summer Circulation and Precipitation to Atmospheric Aerosols in Selected Regions, Part I: Africa and India Annales Geophysicae, 3989-4007, 27.
Bell T.L., D. Rosenfeld, K.-M. Kim, J. -M. Yoo, M. -I. Lee, and M. Hahnenberger (2008). Midweek increase in U.S. summer rain and storm heights suggests air pollution invigorates rainstorms J. Geophys. Res., D02209, 113.
Prabhakara C., R. Iacovazzi, J. -M. Yoo, K.-M. Kim, and T.L. Bell (2008). A method to estimate rain rate over tropical oceans with TRMM Microwave Imager radiometer J. Meteor. Soc. Japan., 86(1), 203-212
Kim M. -K., W.K.M. Lau, K.-M. Kim, and W. -S. Lee (2007). A GCM study of effects of radiative forcing of sulfate aerosol on large scale circulation and rainfall in East Asia during boreal spring Geophys. Res. Lett., L24701, 34.
Lau, K.-M., and K.-M. Kim (2007). Does aerosol weaken or strengthen the Asian monsoon?. (13-22). Mountains Witnesses of Global Changes-Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Share-Asia Project. Eds., R. Baudo, G. Tartari, and E. Vuillermoz. Elsevier.
Lee M. -I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, T.L. Bell, and K.-M. Kim (2007). Diurnal cycle of precipitation in the NASA Seasonal to Interannual Prediction Project atmospheric general circulation model J. Geophys. Res., D16111, 112.
Mwale D., T. Y. Gan, S. S. P. Shen, T. T. Shu, and K.-M. Kim (2007). Wavelet empirical orthogonal functions of space-time-frequency regimes and predictability of southern Africa summer rainfall ASCE J. Hydrologic Engrg.(5), 12, 513-523
Lau, K.-M., M. -K. Kim, and K.-M. Kim (2006). Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing - the role of the Tibetan Plateau Climate Dynamics (7-8), 36, 855-864
Lau, K.-M., S. S. P. Shen, K.-M. Kim, and H. Wang (2006). A multimodel study of the twentieth century simulations of Sahel drought from the 1970s to 1990s J. Geophys. Res., D07111, 111.
Cuddapah P., R. Iacovazzi, J. -M. Yoo, and K.-M. Kim (2005). A Model for Estimation of Rain Rate on Tropical Land from TRMM Microwave Imager Radiometer Observations J. Met. Soc. of Japan, 83(4), 595-609
Ho C. -H., J.-H. Kim, K. -M. Lau, K.-M. Kim, D. Gong, and Y. -B. Lee (2005). Interdecadal changes in heavy rainfall in China during the northern summer Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (5), 16, 1163-1176
Kim M. -K., I. -S. Kang, C. -K. Park, and K.-M. Kim (2004). Superensemble prediction of regional precipitation over Korea Int. J. Climatol., 24 (6), 777-790
Lau, K.-M., K.-M. Kim, and J.-.Y. Lee (2004). Interannual variability, global teleconnection and potential predictability associated with the Asian summer monsoon East Asian Monsoon, Ed. C. P. Chang, World Scientific Publisher, 153-176