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Hyemi Kim

Associate 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.

Research Updates from SoMAS Faculty

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SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...

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Photo above (from left): Honorees Dr. Hyemi Kim and Dr. Lesley Thorne with Chancellor's Award Recipient Dr. Sharon Pochron. Last July, it was announced that fourteen faculty and staff at Stony Brook University received the 2017-2018 State University of New York...

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