Sciences and Exploration Directorate



DAEHO Jin's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.5167
Org Code: 613
Mail Code 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Daeho Jin is a scientist who has been working with Dr. Lazaros Oreopolous at the Climate and Radiation Laboratory (Code 613) at NASA/GSFC since September 2013. He received his B.Sc. in the Department of Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in February 2003, and received his Ph.D. in the Department of Climate Dynamics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA in May 2008. He has examined climate variability including ENSO, MJO, Monsoon, etc., as well as the effect of air-sea coupling on climate system. He also has been involved in Marine Bio-Physical Interaction associated with MJO. In recent years, he is investigating cloud regimes and the cloud-precipitation relationship.

Research Interests

Cloud, Radiation, and Climate

Earth Science: Global Warming

Investigating the role of clouds in climate system, particularly in terms of Earth's energy budget.

cloud-precipitation relationship

Earth Science: Clouds

cloud-precipitation relationship with co-located datasets in the view of synoptic to climate scales

Cloud simulation performance of GEOS-5 model

Earth Science: Clouds

1. Validating the model's performance by developing advanced diagnostics using COSP (CFMIP Observation Simulator Project) simulators. 
2. Improving micropysics scheme for the better cloud simulation performance of GEOS-5 model.

Current Projects

Decomposing the feedback of cloud radiative effect (CRE)

Global Warming

Based on pre-clustered cloud regimes (CRs), the feedback of cloud radiative effect (CRE) is decomposed for enhanced understanding. In addition, the estimation of cloud from CRE is also examined.

Examining cloud-precipitation co-variability in "macro-scale"


Relying on a meaningful classification of clouds based on the cloud regime (CR) concept, their associations with precipitation is examined. In addition, cloud-precipitation (hybrid) regimes (CPRs) are pursued based on co-located cloud-precipitation data. These achievements would contribute to examine more thoroughly the synoptic to climate scale phenomena.


Assoc. Research Scientist

GESTAR II/UMBC/NASA GSFC - Code 613, Bldg#33, Rm#C308, 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771

December 2021 - Present

Investigating the relationship between cloud and precipitation in the view of cloud-precipitation (hybrid) regimes

Research Scientist I

GESTAR/USRA/NASA GSFC - NASA GSFC Code 613 Bldg. 33, Room #C308 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771

September 2013 - November 2021

Evaluating and improving microphysics scheme and cloud simulation performance of GEOS-5

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Maryland/ESSIC - 5825 University Research Court, suite 4001, College Park, MD 20740-3823

September 2009 - August 2013

1. MJO and bio-physical interaction with observational data and bio-OGCM
2. Intraseasonal variability and Monsoon with Regional Coupled Models

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Miami/RSMAS - The Rosenstiel School 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

August 2008 - August 2009

1. Extended work of "Perfectly periodic ENSO" experiments

Graduate Research Assistant

George Mason University/Center-for-Ocean-Land-Atmosphere - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

September 2003 - May 2008

1. The impact of regional air-sea coupling using COLA AGCM
2. “Perfectly Periodic ENSO” experiments using NCAR CAM


Seoul National University Atmospheric Sciences B.A. 2003

George Mason University Climate Dynamics Ph.D. 2008
- Thesis: The impact of ENSO on the extratropics


Best First-Authored Paper in 2017 by Climate and Radiation Laboratory (Code 613), GSFC, NASA (Jan 2018)

Outstanding Performance Science by Earth Sciences Division - Atmosphere in NASA GSFC (Nov 2021)

Special Experience

1. Korean Army Military Service (Oct. 1998 - Dec. 2000)



2023. "ENSO Disrupts Boreal Winter CRE Feedback." Journal of Climate 37 (2): 585-603 [10.1175/jcli-d-23-0282.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "QBO deepens MJO convection." Nature Communications 14 (1): 4088 [10.1038/s41467-023-39465-7] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "A New Organization Metric for Synoptic Scale Tropical Convective Aggregation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127 e2022JD036665 [10.1029/2022jd036665] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Cloud-Precipitation Hybrid Regimes and their Projection onto IMERG Precipitation Data." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 60 (6): 733-748 [10.1175/jamc-d-20-0253.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Large‐Scale Characteristics of Tropical Convective Systems Through the Prism of Cloud Regime." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (6): [10.1029/2019jd031157] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "A Deterministic Self-Organizing Map Approach and its Application on Satellite Data based Cloud Type Classification." 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) [10.1109/bigdata.2018.8622558] [Proceedings]

2018. "Evaluating rainfall errors in global climate models through cloud regimes." Climate Dynamics 50 3301–3314 [10.1007/s00382-017-3806-7] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Contrasting the Co-variability of Daytime Cloud and Precipitation over Tropical Land and Ocean." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 1-31 [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Regime-based evaluation of cloudiness in CMIP5 models." Climate Dynamics 48 89-112 [10.1007/s00382-016-3064-0] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Simplified ISCCP Cloud Regimes for Evaluating Cloudiness in CMIP5 Models." Climate Dynamics 48 113-130 [10.1007/s00382-016-3107-6] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Modulation of Tropical Ocean Surface Chlorophyll by the Madden-Julian Oscillation." Climate Dyn. 40 39-58 [doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1321-4] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Intraseasonal Atmospheric Forcing Effects on the Mean State of Ocean Surface Chlorophyll." J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 118 184-196 [doi: 10.1029/2012JC008256] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean Chlorophyll Response to MJO forcing." J. Geophys. Res. 117 C11008 [doi:10.1029/2012JC008015] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "The impact of ENSO periodicity on North Pacific SST variability." Climate Dyn. 34 1015-1039 [doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0619-3] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "The extratropical sensitivity to the meridional extent of tropical ENSO forcing." Climate Dyn. 34 935-951 [doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0600-1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "How the annual cycle affects the extra-tropical response to ENSO." J. Geophys. Res. 115 D06102 [doi:10.1029/2009JD012660] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Why the Southern Hemisphere ENSO responses lead ENSO." J.Geophys. Res. 114 D23101 [doi:10.1029/2009JD012657] [Journal Article/Letter]