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Hyemi Kim

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2008, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea

low frequency climate variability, tropical meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, prediction and predictability, tropical cyclone activity, extreme events

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Research Interests

My primary research interest is climate variability on timescales ranging from a few weeks to several decades which span a wide range of topics from large-scale climate variability to extreme weather events. More specifically there are three focus areas of my work: [1] Prediction and predictability of climate variability and extreme events from intraseasonal to decadal timescales, [2] Large-scale ocean-atmosphere dynamics and [3] tropical cyclone (hurricanes and typhoons) activity and its extended range forecast.

Selected Publications

Kim, H. M., M. I. Lee, P. J. Webster, D. Kim, J. Yoo, 2012: Western North Pacific tropical storm activity associated with ENSO and its extended-range seasonal forecast (submitted)

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster, J. A. Curry and V. Toma, 2012: Asian summer monsoon prediction in ECMWF System 4 and NCEP CFSv2 retrospective seasonal forecasts, Climate Dynamics, 39, 2975-2991.

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster and J. A. Curry, 2012: Evaluation of short-term climate change prediction in multi-model CMIP5 decadal hindcasts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L10701, doi:10.1029/2012GL051644

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster and J. A. Curry, 2012: Seasonal prediction skill of ECMWF System 4 and NCEP CFSv2 retrospective forecast for the Northern Hemisphere Winter, Climate Dynamics, 39, 2957-2973.

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster and J. A. Curry, 2011: Modulation of North Pacific tropical cyclone activity by three phases of ENSO, J. Climate, 24, 1839–1849, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3939.1

Webster, P. J., V. E., Toma and H. M. Kim, 2011: Were the 2010 Pakistan floods predictable? Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L04806, doi:10.1029/2010GL046346 (Editor’s Highlight)

Kang, I. S. and H. M. Kim, 2011: Intraseasonal prediction and predictability for boreal winter. In: Chang, C.-P. et al. (eds), The Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast (2nd edition). World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, Vol. 5, pages 409-418.

Kim, H. M. and P. J. Webster, 2010: Extended-range seasonal hurricane forecasts for the North Atlantic with hybrid dynamical-statistical model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L21705, doi:10.1029/2010GL044792.

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster, C. D. Hoyos, and I. S. Kang, 2010: Ocean-atmosphere coupling and the boreal winter MJO. Climate Dynamics, 35 (5), 771-784.

Kang, I. S. and H. M. Kim, 2010: Assessment of MJO predictability for boreal winter with various statistical and dynamical models. J. Climate, 23, 2368-2378.

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster, and J. A. Curry, 2009: Impact of shifting patterns of Pacific Ocean warming events on North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone. Science, 325, 77-80.

Kim, H. M., P. J. Webster, C. D. Hoyos, and I. S. Kang, 2008: Sensitivity of MJO simulation and predictability to sea surface temperature variability. J. Climate, 21, 5304-5317.

Kim, H. M. and I. S. Kang, 2008: The impact of ocean-atmosphere coupling on the predictability of boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. Climate Dynamics, 31, 859-870.

Kim, H. M., I. S. Kang, B. Wang, and J. Y. Lee, 2008: Interannual variations of the boreal summer intraseasonal variability predicted by ten atmosphere-ocean coupled models. Climate Dynamics, 30, 485-496.

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