Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Brief Bio


Dr. Young-Kwon Lim got bachelor (1995) and master (1997) degree in Seoul National University (Atmospheric Science), South Korea. After two-year works at Meteorological Research Institute in South Korea, he came to the U.S. to start a Ph.D. at Florida State University in 2000. During his doctroal degree program (2000-2004), he worked on monsoon climate variability and prediction of monsoon precipitation on subseasonal to seasonal time scale. While he was a postdoctoral researcher (2004-2007) and research faculty (2007-2010) in Florida State University, his major research areas were 1) the impact of vegetation on surface climate change, 2) dynamical regional model and statistical downscaling model development, and 3) climate variability analysis and long-range prediction. He joined NASA/GSFC/GMAO in 2010 to work on the climate variability and weather extremes using modeling and assimilation tools developed by the GMAO. Specifically, he has been working on high-resolution tropical cyclone (TC) simulation experiments using the NASA GEOS5 model to improve simulation of TC (genesis frequency, intensity, 3-D structure, and track patterns (including landfall)). He has been also working on subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction, large-scale teleconnections (with Rossby wave dynamics), ENSO, MJO, extreme weather/climate, and the Arctic climate variability.

Research Interests


• Tropical cyclones / convections study with high-resolution global model

Earth Science: Hurricanes


• Large-scale teleconnections and Rossby wave dynamics

Earth Science: Atmospheric Dynamics


• Subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction

Earth Science: Theory & Modeling


• ENSO, MJO, and monsoon dynamics

Earth Science: Climate


• Solar radiation and its impacts on Earth climate

Solar System: Atmospheres


• Arctic climate variability and change

Earth Science: Cryosphere / Earth's Ice Cover


• Extreme weather/climate

Earth Science: Weather


• Climate variability diagnosis from subseasonal to interdecadal time scales

Earth Science: Climate


• Impact of land uses on climate change

Earth Science: Land Cover/Use


• Dynamical (numerical regional model) and statistical downscaling

Earth Science: Theory & Modeling

Current Projects


An improved understanding of the role of the ocean surface salinity and salinity stratification in modulating tropical atmospheric intraseasonal oscillations

Salinity


Process and performance-based assessment of tropical cyclone and associated precipitation predictions in the NASA GEOS-S2S system for improved forecast skill

Atmospheres


NASA's missions to study solar radiation and its impacts on Earth climate and space weather

Atmospheres


Investigation on the effect of aerosol-cloud and aerosol-radiation interactions on subseasonal to seasonal forecast

Aerosols


NASA GMAO subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction

Theory & Modeling

Positions/Employment


Reseach Scientist

NASA / GSFC / GMAO (Global Modeling and Assimilation Office), and GESTAR (Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research) - Code 610.1, Bldg. 33, Rm. C129

July 2010 - Present


Assistant Research Scientist (Research Faculty)

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida 32310

September 2007 - June 2010



Postdoctoral Research Associate

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida 32310

August 2005 - August 2007



Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Meteorology, Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida 32306

July 2004 - July 2005


Teaching Experience


• Advanced dynamic meteorology (Teaching Assistant, graduate course, spring2004, Florida State University)

• Dynamic meteorology (Teaching Assistant, undergraduate course, spring2004, Florida State University)

• Interactive data analysis (Computer lab. assistant, fall2003, Florida State University)

 

Education


Ph.D., Meteorology, Florida State University, USA.

M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea.

B.S., Earth Science, Seoul National University, South Korea.

 

Professional Societies


• US CLIVAR Extreme climate working group • The US National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) project for realtime seasonal forecast • US CLIVAR Hurricane working group • VAMOS (Extreme weather/climate working group)

2011 - Present

Awards


• Scientific Achievement Award from NASA/GSFC/GMAO and GESTAR, Jan/2016.

• Excellence in Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) Mission Achievement Award from NASA/GSFC/GESTAR, Mar /2014.

• Outstanding Performance Award from NASA/GSFC/GMAO and GEST, Mar/2011.
 

Publications


Refereed

Massoud, E. C., Y.-K. Lim, L. C. Andrews, and M. Girotto. 2024. Connecting Global Modes of Variability to Climate in High Mountain Asia Atmosphere 15(2) 142 [https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos15020142]

Garcia-Franco, J. L., C.-Y. Lee, S. Camargo, et al. M. Tippett, N. Emlaw, D. Kim, Y.-K. Lim, and A. M. Molod. 2023. Tropical cyclones in the GEOS-S2S-2 subseasonal forecasts Weather and Forecasting

Schubert, S. D., Y. Chang, A. M. DeAngelis, et al. Y.-K. Lim, N. P. Thomas, R. D. Koster, M. G. Bosilovich, A. M. Molod, A. Collow, and A. Dezfuli. 2023. Insights into the causes and predictability of the 2022/23 California Flooding Journal of Climate

Lim, Y.-K., D. L. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. N. Lee. 2023. Decadal changes in the Antarctic sea ice response to the changing ENSO in the last four decades Atmosphere 14 (11): 1659 [https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14111659]

Garcia-Franco, J. L., C.-Y. Lee, S. Camargo, et al. M. K. Tippett, D. Kim, A. M. Molod, and Y.-K. Lim. 2023. Climatology of tropical cyclone precipitation in the S2S models Weather and Forecasting 38 (9): 1759-1776 [https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-23-0029.1]

DeAngelis, A. M., S. D. Schubert, Y. Chang, et al. Y.-K. Lim, R. D. Koster, H. Wang, and A. Collow. 2023. Dynamical drivers of the exceptional warmth over Siberia during the spring of 2020 Journal of Climate 36 (15): 4837-4861 [10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0387.1]

Lim, Y.-K., D. L. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. N. Lee. 2022. Impact of the Arctic Oscillation from March on summertime sea ice Environmental Research: Climate 1 021001 [10.1088/2752-5295/ac91e8]

Jeong, Y.-C., S.-W. Yeh, Y.-K. Lim, A. Santoso, and G. Wang. 2022. Indian Ocean warming as key driver of long-term positive trend of Arctic Oscillation Nature Partner Journals (NPJ) Climate and Atmospheric Science 5 [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-022-00279-x]

Stan, C., C. Zheng, E. K. Chang, et al. D. I. Domeisen, C. Garfinkel, A. M. Jenney, H. Kim, Y.-K. Lim, H. Lin, A. Robertson, C. Schwartz, F. Vitart, J. Wang, and P. Yadav. 2022. Advances in the prediction of MJO-Teleconnections in the S2S forecast systems Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 103 (6): E1426-E1447 [https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0130.1]

Schubert, S. D., Y. Chang, A. M. Deangelis, et al. R. D. Koster, Y.-K. Lim, and H. Wang. 2022. Exceptional warmth in the Northern Hemisphere during January through March of 2020: The roles of unforced and forced modes of atmospheric variability Journal of Climate 35 (8): 2565-2584 [https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0291.1]

Collow, A., N. P. Thomas, M. G. Bosilovich, et al. Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, and R. D. Koster. 2022. Seasonal variability in the mechanisms behind the 2020 Siberian heatwaves Journal of Climate 35 (10): 3075-3090 [https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0432.1]

Lim, Y.-K., D. L. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. N. Lee. 2021. An investigation on seasonal and diurnal cycles of TOA shortwave radiations from DSCOVR/EPIC, CERES, MERRA-2, and ERA5 Remote Sensing 13 (21): 4595 [10.3390/rs13224595]

Hong, J.-S., S.-W. Yeh, Y.-M. Yang, Y.-K. Lim, and K.-M. Kim. 2021. Understanding the weakening relationship of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and Indian Ocean basin mode during boreal winter Climate Dynamics

Lim, Y.-K., N. Arnold, A. M. Molod, and S. Pawson. 2021. Seasonality in prediction skill of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and associated dynamics in Version 2 of NASA's GEOS-S2S forecast system Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 126 (18): e2021JD034961 [10.1029/2021JD034961]

Kim, H., M.-I. Lee, S. Kim, et al. Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, and A. M. Molod. 2021. Representation of tropical storms by the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications version 2 Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 57 35-49 [10.1007/s13143-019-00169-y]

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, Y. Chang, and H. Wang. 2020. The boreal winter El Nino precipitation response over North America: Insights into why January is more difficult to predict than February Journal of Climate 33 (20): 8651-8670 [10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0841.1]

Cullather, R. I., L. C. Andrews, M. J. Croteau, et al. N. E. Digirolamo, D. K. Hall, Y.-K. Lim, B. D. Loomis, C. A. Shuman, and S. M. Nowicki. 2020. Anomalous circulation in July 2019 resulting in mass loss on the Greenland ice sheet Geophysical Research Letters 47 (17): [10.1029/2020GL087263]

Wu, D. L., J. N. Lee, K.-M. Kim, and Y.-K. Lim. 2020. Interannual Variations of TOA Albedo over the Arctic, Antarctic and Tibetan Plateau in 2000–2019 Remote Sensing 12 (9): 1460 [10.3390/rs12091460]

Molod, A. M., E. C. Hackert, Y. V. Vikhliaev, et al. B. Zhao, D. Barahona, G. Vernieres, A. Y. Borovikov, R. M. Kovach, J. Marshak, S. D. Schubert, Z. Li, Y.-K. Lim, L. C. Andrews, R. I. Cullather, R. D. Koster, D. Achuthavarier, J. Carton, L. Coy, J. Friere, K. Longo De Freitas, K. Nakada, and S. Pawson. 2020. GEOS-S2S Version 2: The GMAO high resolution coupled model and assimilation system for seasonal prediction Journal of Geophysical Research 125 (5): [10.1029/2019JD031767]

Choi, N., M.-I. Lee, D.-H. Cha, Y.-K. Lim, and K.-M. Kim. 2020. Decadal changes in the interannual variability of heatwaves in East Asia caused by atmospheric teleconnection changes Journal of Climate 33 1505-1522 [10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0222.1]

Barlow, M., W. J. Gutowski, J. R. Gyakum, et al. R. W. Katz, Y.-K. Lim, R. S. Schumacher, M. F. Wehner, L. Agel, M. G. Bosilovich, A. Collow, A. Gershunov, R. Grotjahn, R. Leung, S. Milrad, and S.-K. Min. 2019. North American extreme precipitation events and related Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns: a review of statistical methods, dynamics, modeling, and trends Climate Dynamics 53 (11): 6835–6875 [10.1007/s00382-019-04958-z]

Kim, H., M.-I. Lee, D.-H. Cha, Y.-K. Lim, and W. M. Putman. 2019. Improved representation of the diurnal variation of warm season precipitation by an Atmospheric general circulation model in 10-km horizontal resolution Climate Dynamics 53 (11): 6523-6542 [10.1007/s00382-019-04943-6]

Choi, N., K.-M. Kim, Y.-K. Lim, and M.-I. Lee. 2019. Decadal changes in the leading patterns of sea level pressure in the Arctic and their impacts on the sea ice variability in boreal summer The Cryosphere 13 (11): 3007-3021 [10.5194/tc-13-3007-2019]

Lim, Y.-K., R. I. Cullather, S. M. Crooks Nowicki, and K.-M. Kim. 2019. Inter-relationship between subtropical Pacific sea surface temperature, Arctic sea ice concentration, and North Atlantic Oscillation in recent summers Scientific Reports 9 [10.1038/s41598-019-39896-7]

Garfinkel, C., I. Weinberger, I. P. White, et al. L. D. Oman, V. Aquila, and Y.-K. Lim. 2019. The salience of nonlinearities in the boreal winter response to ENSO; North Pacific and North America Climate Dynamics 52 (7-8): 4429-4446 [10.1007/s00382-018-4386-x]

Seo, E., M.-I. Lee, D. Kim, et al. Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, and K.-M. Kim. 2019. Interannual variation of tropical cyclones simulated by GEOS-5 AGCM with modified convection scheme International Journal of Climatology 39 4041-4057 [10.1002/joc.6058]

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, R. M. Kovach, A. M. Molod, and S. Pawson. 2018. The roles of climate change and climate variability in the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season Scientific Reports 8 [10.1038/s41598-018-34343-5]

Ham, Y.-G., Y.-J. Hwang, Y.-K. Lim, and M.-H. Kwon. 2018. Inter-decadal variation of the tropical Atlantic-Korea (TA-K) teleconnection pattern during boreal summer season Climate Dynamics 51 (7-8): 2609-2621 [10.1007/s00382-017-4031-0]

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, Y. Chang, A. M. Molod, and S. Pawson. 2018. The impact of SST-forced and unforced teleconnections on 2015/16 El Nino winter precipitation over the western United States Journal of Climate 31 (15): 5825-5844 [10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0218.1]

Lim, Y.-K., R. M. Kovach, S. Pawson, and G. R. Vernieres. 2017. The 2015/2016 El Nino event in context of the MERRA-2 reanalysis: A comparison of the tropical Pacific with 1982/1983 and 1997/1998 Journal of Climate 30 (13): 4819-4842 [10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0800.1]

Ok, J., M.-K. Sung, K. Sato, et al. Y.-K. Lim, S.-J. Kim, E.-H. Baek, J.-H. Jeong, and B. Kim. 2017. How does the SST variability over the western North Atlantic Ocean control Arctic warming over the Barents/Kara Seas? Environmental Research Letters 12 (3): 034021 [10.1088/1748-9326/aa5f3b]

Xue, Y., F. D. Sales, W. K. Lau, et al. A. Boone, K.-M. Kim, G. Wang, F. Kucharski, K. Schiro, M. Hosaka, S. Li, C. R. Mechoso, L. M. Druyan, I. S. Sanda, W. Thiaw, N. Zeng, R. E. Comer, Y.-K. Lim, S. Mahanama, G. Song, Y. Gu, M. Chin, P. Dirmeyer, S. M. Hagos, E. Kalnay, A. Kitoh, L. R. Leung, C.-H. Lu, N. M. Mahowald, S. D. Schubert, and Z. Zhang. 2016. West African monsoon decadal variability and drought and surface-related forcings: Second West African monsoon modeling and evaluation project experiment (WAMME II) Climate Dynamics 47 (11): 3517-3545 [10.1007/s00382-016-3224-2]

Cullather, R. I., Y.-K. Lim, L. N. Boisvert, et al. L. Brucker, J. N. Lee, and S. M. Nowicki. 2016. Analysis of the warmest Arctic winter, 2015-2016 Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2016GL071228]

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, O. Reale, et al. A. M. Molod, M. J. Suarez, and B. M. Auer. 2016. Large-scale controls on Atlantic tropical cyclone activity on seasonal time scales Journal of Climate 29 6727-6749 [10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0098.1]

Han, R., H. Wang, Z.-Z. Hu, et al. A. Kumar, W. Li, L. N. Long, J.-K. E. Schemm, P. Peng, W. Wang, D. Si, X. Jia, M. Zhao, G. A. Vecchi, T. E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, S. J. Camargo, N. Henderson, J. A. Jonas, and K. J. Walsh. 2016. An assessment of multi-model simulations for the variability of western North Pacific tropical cyclones and its association with ENSO J. Climate 29 (18): 6401-6423 [10.1175/jcli-d-15-0720.1]

Sung, M.-K., B.-M. Kim, E.-H. Baik, Y.-K. Lim, and S.-J. Kim. 2016. Arctic-North Pacific coupled impacts on late autumn cold in North America Environmental Research Letters 11 (8): [10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084016]

Lim, Y.-K., and H.-D. Kim. 2016. Comparison of the impact of the Arctic Oscillation and Eurasian teleconnection on interannual variation in East Asian winter temperatures and monsoon Theoretical and Applied Climatology 124 267-279 [10.1007/s00704-015-1418-x]

Grotjahn, R., R. Black, R. Leung, et al. M. F. Wehner, M. Barlow, M. G. Bosilovich, A. Gershunov, W. J. Gutowski, J. R. Gyakum, R. W. Katz, Y.-Y. Lee, Y.-K. Lim, and Prabhat. 2016. North American extreme temperature events and related large scale meteorological patterns: a review of statistical methods, dynamics, modeling, and trends Climate Dynamics 46 (3): 1151-1184 [10.1007/s00382-015-2638-6]

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, S. M. Nowicki, et al. J. N. Lee, A. M. Molod, R. I. Cullather, and B. Zhao. 2016. Atmospheric summer teleconnections and Greenland ice sheet surface mass variations: Insights from MERRA-2 Environmental Research Letters 11 (2): [10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024002]

Walsh, K., S. J. Camargo, G. A. Vecchi, et al. A. S. Daloz, J. Elsner, K. Emmanuel, M. Horn, Y.-K. Lim, M. Roberts, C. Patricola, E. Scoccimarro, A. H. Sobel, S. Strazzo, G. Villarini, M. Wehner, M. Zhao, J. Kossin, T. LaRow, K. Oouchi, S. D. Schubert, H. Wang, J. Bacmeister, P. Chang, F. Chauvin, C. Jablonowski, H. Murakami, T. Ose, K. A. Reed, R. Saravanan, Y. Yamada, C. M. Zarzycki, P. L. Vidale, J. A. Jonas, and N. Henderson. 2015. Hurricanes and climate (corrections): the U. S. CLIVAR working group on hurricanes Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96 (9): 1440 [10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00232.1]

Lim, Y.-K. 2015. The East Atlantic/West Russia (EA/WR) teleconnection in the North Atlantic: climate impact and relation to Rossby wave propagation Climate Dynamics 44 (11-12): 3211-3222 [10.1007/s00382-014-2381-4]

Daloz, A. S., S. J. Camargo, J. P. Kossin, et al. K. Emanuel, M. Horn, J. A. Jonas, D. Kim, T. E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, M. Roberts, P. L. Vidale, C. P. Patricola, E. Scoccimarro, D. Shavitz, H. Wang, M. Wehner, and M. Zhao. 2015. Cluster analysis of downscaled and explicitly simulated North Atlantic tropical cyclone tracks Journal of Climate 28 (4): 1333-1361 [10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00646.1]

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, O. Reale, et al. M.-I. Lee, A. M. Molod, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. Sensitivity of tropical cyclones to parameterized convection in the NASA GEOS-5 model J. Climate 28 (2): 551-573 [10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00104.1]

Walsh, K. J., S. J. Camargo, G. A. Vecchi, et al. A. S. Daloz, J. Elsner, K. Emanuel, M. Horn, Y.-K. Lim, M. Roberts, C. Patricola, E. Scoccimarro, A. H. Sobel, S. Strazzo, G. Villarini, M. Wehner, M. Zhao, J. P. Kossin, T. LaRow, K. Oouchi, S. Schubert, H. Wang, J. Bacmeister, P. Chang, F. Chauvin, C. Jablonowski, A. Kumar, H. Murakami, T. Ose, K. A. Reed, R. Saravanan, Y. Yamada, C. M. Zarzycki, P. L. Vidale, J. A. Jonas, and N. Henderson. 2015. Hurricanes and climate: The U.S. CLIVAR working group on hurricanes Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. 96 (6): 997-1017 [doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00242.1]

Wang, H., L. Long, A. Kumar, et al. W. Wang, J. E. Schemm, M. Zhao, G. A. Vecchi, T. E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, D. A. Shaevitz, S. J. Camargo, N. Henderson, D. Y. Kim, J. A. Jonas, and K. J. Walsh. 2014. How well do global climate models simulate the variability of Atlantic tropical cyclones associated with ENSO? J. Climate 27 (15): 5673-5692 [10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00625.1]

Shaevitz, D. A., S. J. Camargo, A. H. Sobel, et al. J. A. Jonas, D. Kim, A. Kumar, T. E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, H. Murakami, K. Reed, M. J. Roberts, E. Scoccimarro, P. L. Vidale, H. Wang, M. F. Wehner, M. Zhao, and N. Henderson. 2014. Characteristics of tropical cyclones in high-resolution models in the present climate J. Adv. Model. Earth Sys 6 1154-1172 [10.1002/2014MS000372]

Kirtman, B. P., D. Min, J. M. Infanti, et al. I. J. Kinter, D. A. Paolino, Q. Zhang, H. van den Dool, S. Saha, M. Pena Mendez, E. Becker, P. Peng, P. Tripp, J. Huang, D. G. DeWitt, M. K. Tippett, A. G. Barnston, S. Li, A. Rosati, S. D. Schubert, M. Rienecker, M. J. Suarez, Z. Li, J. Marshak, Y.-K. Lim, J. Tribbia, K. Pegion, W. J. Merryfield, B. Denis, and E. F. Wood. 2014. The North American Multimodel Ensemble: Phase-1 Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction; Phase-2 toward Developing Intraseasonal Prediction Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc 95 (4): 585-601 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00050.1]

Lim, Y.-K., and H.-D. Kim. 2013. Impact of the dominant large-scale teleconnections on winter temperature variability over East Asia J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (14): 7835-7848 [10.1002/jgrd.50462]

Schubert, S. D., and Y.-K. Lim. 2013. Climate Variability and Weather Extremes: Model-Simulated and Historical Data Hydrologic Extremes in a Changing Climate - Detection Analysis & Uncertainty 65 pp423

Lim, Y., Y. Ham, J. Jeong, and J. Kug. 2012. Improvement in simulation of Eurasian winter climate variability with a realistic Arctic sea ice condition in an atmospheric GCM Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (4): 044041 [10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044041]

Lim, Y.-K., L. B. Stefanova, S. C. Chan, S. D. Schubert, and J. J. O'Brien. 2011. High-resolution subtropical summer precipitation derived from dynamical downscaling of the NCEP/DOE reanalysis: how much small-scale information is added by a regional model? Clim Dyn 37 (5-6): 1061-1080 [10.1007/s00382-010-0891-2]

Lim, Y.-K., D. W. Shin, S. Cocke, S.-D. Kang, and H.-D. Kim. 2011. Simulation of the Indian summer monsoon using comprehensive atmosphere–land interactions, in the absence of two-way air–sea interactions Clim. Res. 46 (1): 85-99 [10.3354/cr00948]

Lim, Y.-K., and S. D. Schubert. 2011. The Impact of ENSO and the Arctic Oscillation on Winter Temperature Extremes in the Southeast United States Geophys. Res. Lett. 38 L15706 [doi:10.1029/2011GL048283]

Shin, D.-W., G. Baigorria, Y.-K. Lim, et al. S. Cocke, T. E. LaRow, J. J. O'Brien, and J. W. Jones. 2010. Assessing maize and peanut yield simulations with various climate data in the southeast United States Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49 592-603 [10.1175/2009JAMC2293.1]

Lim, Y.-K., S. Cocke, D.-W. Shin, et al. J. T. Schoof, T. E. LaRow, and J. J. O'Brien. 2010. Downscaling large-scale NCEP CFS to resolve the fine-scale seasonal precipitation and extremes for the crop growing seasons over the southeastern United States Climate Dynamics 35 449-471 [10.1007/s00382-009-0671-z]

Pielke, R. A., C. A. Davey, D. Niyogi, et al. S. Fall, J. Steinweg-Woods, K. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, Y.-K. Lim, H. Li, J. Nielsen-Gammon, K. Gallo, R. Hale, J. Angel, R. Mahmood, S. Foster, R. T. McNider, and P. Blanken. 2009. Reply to comment by David E. Parker et al. on "Unresolved issues with the assessment on multi-decadal global land surface temperature trends" Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 114 D05105 [10.1029/2008JD010938]

Schoof, J. T., D.-W. Shin, S. Cocke, et al. T. E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, and J. J. O'Brien. 2009. Dynamically and statistically downscaled seasonal temperature and precipitation hindcast ensembles for the southeastern USA International Journal of Climatology 29 243-257 [10.1002/joc.1717]

Kalnay, E., M. Cai, M. Nunez, and Y.-K. Lim. 2008. Impacts of urbanization and land surface changes on climate trends International Association for Urban Climate 27 5-9

LaRow, T. E., Y.-K. Lim, D.-W. Shin, S. Cocke, and E. P. Chassignet. 2008. Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane simulations Journal of Climate 21 3191-3206 [10.1175/2007JCLI2036.1]

Lim, Y.-K., M. Cai, E. Kalnay, and L. Zhou. 2008. Impact of vegetation types on surface temperature change Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 47 411-424 [10.1175/2007JAMC1494.1]

Lim, Y.-K., and K.-Y. Kim. 2007. ENSO impact on the space-time evolution of the regional Asian summer monsoons Journal of Climate 20 2397-2415 [10.1175/JCLI4120.1]

Pielke, R. A., C. A. Davey, D. Niyogi, et al. S. Fall, J. Steinweg-Woods, K. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, Y.-K. Lim, H. Li, J. Nielsen-Gammon, K. Gallo, R. Hale, J. Angel, R. Mahmood, S. Foster, R. T. McNider, and P. Blanken. 2007. Unresolved issues with the assessment of multi-decadal global land-surface temperature trends Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 112 D24S08 [10.1029/2006JD008229]

Lim, Y.-K., D.-W. Shin, S. Cocke, et al. T. E. LaRow, J. T. Schoof, J. J. O'Brien, and E. P. Chassignet. 2007. Dynamically and statistically downscaled seasonal simulations of maximum surface air temperature over the southeast United States Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 112 D24102 [10.1029/2007JD008764]

Lim, Y.-K., and K.-Y. Kim. 2006. A new perspective on long-range prediction of monsoon precipitation Journal of Climate 19 4840-4853 [10.1175/JCLI3905.1]

Lim, Y.-K., M. Cai, E. Kalnay, and L. Zhou. 2005. Observational evidences of sensitivity of climate changes to land types and urbanization Geophysical Research Letters 32 L22712 [10.1029/2005GL024267]

Lim, Y.-K. 2004. Diagnosis of the Asian summer monsoon variability and the climate prediction of monsoon precipitation via physical decomposition Florida State University, PhD dissertation 165pp

Lim, Y.-K., K.-Y. Kim, and H.-S. Lee. 2002. Temporal and spatial evolution of the Asian summer monsoon in the seasonal cycle of synoptic fields Journal of Climate 15 3630-3644 [10.1175/1520-0442(2002)015<3630:TASEOT>2.0.CO;2]

Cho, H.-M., Y.-K. Lim, J.-W. Kim, J.-K. Kim, and J.-Y. Kim. 2000. The features of global atmospheric CO2 distribution pattern Journal of Korean Meteorological Society 36 167-178

Lim, Y.-K., S.-N. Oh, W.-T. Yun, and Y.-S. Chun. 2000. A study on the simulation of three-dimensional wind field considering complex terrain and land uses in the region of Seoul Journal of Korean Meteorological Society 36 229-244

Kang, I.-S., C.-H. Ho, Y.-K. Lim, and K.-M. Lau. 1999. Principal modes of climatological seasonal and intraseasonal variations of the Asian summer monsoon Monthly Weather Review 127 322-340 [10.1175/1520-0493(1999)127<0322:PMOCSA>2.0.CO;2]

Non-Refereed

Chang, Y., S. D. Schubert, R. D. Koster, A. M. Molod, and Y.-K. Lim. 2022. Climate characteristics of the atmospheric analysis increments from the GEOS S2S V3 AOGCM replayed to MERRA-2 NASA Technical Reports Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, NASA/TM-2021-104606 62 147

Schubert, S. D., Y.-K. Lim, A. M. Molod, and A. Collow. 2021. A phenomenon-based decomposition of model-based estimates of boreal winter ENSO variability NASA Technical Reports Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 55 88

Schubert, S. D., A. Y. Borovikov, Y.-K. Lim, and A. M. Molod. 2019. Ensemble Generation Strategies Employed in the GMAO GEOS-S2S Forecast System NASA Technical Reports Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation. NASA/TM-2019-104606 53 75

Zhao, M., I. M. Held, G. Vecchi, et al. E. Scoccimarro, H. Wang, M. Wehner, Y.-K. Lim, T. LaRow, S. Camargo, K. Walsh, S. Gualdi, A. Kumar, and S. D. Schubert. 2013. Robust direct effect of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration on global tropical cyclone frequency- A multi-model inter-comparison U. S. CLIVAR Variations 11 17-23

Lim, Y.-K. 2008. Applied meteorology in southeast United States: Application to primary industry and prevention of hurricane damage Meteorology technology and policy 1 (2): 55-64

Talks, Presentations and Posters


Other

Selected recent presentations

2024

Lim, Y.-K., A. Molod, and N. Arnold, 2024: Propagation of the MJO and associated moist dynamics, and the advantages of enhanced resolution in NASA's GEOS-S2S forecast system. The 104th AMS meeting (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1), Baltimore, MD, USA.

DeAngelis, A., S. Schubert, Y. Chang, Y.-K. Lim, N. Thomas, R. Koster, M. Bosilovich, A. Molod, A. Collow, and A. Dezfuli, 2024: Dynamical mechanisms underlying the 2022/23 California flooding: Analysis with a stationary wave model. The 104th AMS meeting (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1), Baltimore, MD, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., D. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. Lee, 2024: Decadal change in the Antarctic sea ice response to the changing ENSO in the last four decades. The 104th AMS meeting (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1), Baltimore, MD, USA.

Schubert, S., Y. Chang, A. DeAngelis, Y.-K.Lim, N. Thomas, R. Koster, M. Bosilovich, A. Molod, A. Collow, and A. Dezfuli, 2024: Insights into the causes and predictability of the 2022/23 California flooding. The 104th AMS meeting (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1), Baltimore, MD, USA.

Do, D., A. Subramanian, W. Han, E. Hackert, Y.-K. Lim, and A. Molod, 2023: Assessing the impact of sea surface salinity assimilation on Madden-Julian Oscillation forecasts in the NASA GEOS-S2S-v2 model. The AGU meeting (Dec. 11-15), San Francisco, CA, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., and NASA/GMAO S2S group, 2023: MJO propagation and associated moist dynamics in NASA's new GEOS S2S forecast system. The WWRP/WCRP S2S Summit (Jul. 3-7), Reading, UK.

Lim, Y.-K., and NASA/GMAO S2S group, 2023: Subseasonal to seasonal time-scale modes of climate variability represented in the coupled NASA GEOS model and their predictions. The 9th U.S. Climate Modeling Workshop/Summit (Apr. 24-26), Princeton, NJ, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., 2023: Tropical cyclones in GEOS-ECCO high-resolution simulations. NASA-NOAA QOSAP meeting (Apr. 19-20), JPL, CA (virtual), USA.

Schubert, S. D., Y. Chang, A. M. DeAngelis, R. Koster, and Y.-K. Lim, 2023: Revisiting the causes of the US Midwest great flood of 1993. The 103rd AMS meeting (Jan. 8-12), Denver, CO, USA.

DeAngelis, A. M., S. D. Schubert, Y. Chang, Y.-K. Lim, R. Koster, H. Wang, and A. Collow, 2023: A case study of the extreme precipitation in the southern US Great Plains during the spring of 2015: physical mechanisms. The 103rd AMS meeting (Jan. 8-12), Denver, CO, USA.

Franco, J. G., C.-Y. Lee, S. Camargo, M. Tippett, A. Molod, Y.-K. Lim, and D. Kim, 2022: Tropical cyclone precipitation in the S2S models: climatology and skill. The AGU meeting (Dec. 12-16), Chicago, IL, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., D. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. N. Lee, 2022: The impact of the Arctic Oscillation from March on summertime sea ice. The 47th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop (Oct. 25-27), Logan, UT, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., A. M. Molod, A. Collow, A. M. DeAngelis, and S. D. Schubert, 2022: Prediction of the Eurasian/Siberian warm extreme events in 2020 in Version 2 of NASA's GEOS-S2S forecast system and the mechanism for their development and maintenance associated with Rossby wave propagation. Weather and climate extremes and their predictability CAFE conference (Sep. 27-29), Barcelona, Spain.

Borovikov, A. Y., S. D. Schubert, A. M. Molod, and Y.-K. Lim, 2022: Designing an optimal strategy for GMAO S2S ensemble forecast. Third WMO workshop on pperational climate prediction (OCP-3) (Sep. 20-23), Lisbon, Portugal.

DeAngelis, A. M., S. D. Schubert, Y. Chang, Y.-K. Lim, R. D. Koster, and H. Wang, 2022: Drivers of the exceptional warmth over northern Asia during the spring of 2020. The 102nd AMS annual meeting (Jan. 23-27) Houston/virtual, TX, USA.

Schubert, S. D., Y. Chang, A. M. DeAngelis, R. D. Koster, Y.-K. Lim, and H. Wang, 2022: The role of the tropics in producing the exceptional warmth over Eurasia and North America during January through March of 2020. The 102nd AMS annual meeting (Jan. 23-27), Houston/virtual, TX, USA.

Dezfuli, A., M. G. Bosilovich, A. Collow, R. D. Koster, Y.-K. Lim, S. P. Mahanama, S. D. Schubert, N. P. Thomas, and D. Barahona, 2021: Climate change and extreme events in the Middle East: mechanisms and impacts. Invited talk at the World Bank, Dec. 8, USA.

Molod, A. M., and co-authors (NASA GMAO S2S team), 2021: MERRA-2 Ocean, NASA's coupled reanalysis and seasonal forecast suite. The AGU meeting (Dec. 13-17), New Orleans/virtual, LA, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., N. Arnold, A. Molod, and S. Pawson, 2021: Seasonality in prediction skill of the eastward propagating MJO and associated dynamics in Version 2 of NASA's GEOS-S2S forecast system. NOAA's 46th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction workshop (Oct. 26-28), USA.

Lim, Y.-K., K.-M. Kim, D. Wu, and J. N. Lee, 2021: An investigation on seasonal and diurnal cycles of TOA shortwave radiation from DSCOVR/EPIC, CERES, MERRA-2, and ERA5. DSCOVR EPIC and NISTAR science team meeting (Sep. 28-30), USA.

Thomas, N. P., M. G. Bosilovich, A. Collow, Y.-K. Lim, and S. D. Schubert, 2021: Mechanisms behind the 2020 extreme heat across Siberia. The 101st AMS annual meeting (Jan. 10-15), USA.

Lim, Y.-K., N. Arnold, A. Molod, and S. Pawson, 2020: MJO prediction skill and associated dynamics as revealed by Version 2 of NASA's GEOS-S2S forecast system. The AGU meeting (Dec. 1-15), USA.

Wu, D. L., J. N. Lee, K.-M. Kim, and Y.-K. Lim, 2020: Interannual variation of TOA albedo over the Arctic, Antarctic and Tibetan Plateau in 2000-2019. The AGU meeting (Dec. 1-15), USA.

Borovikov, A., R. M. Kovach, S. D. Schubert, Y.-K. Lim, and A. M. Molod, 2020: Designing and optimal strategy for GMAO S2S ensemble forecast, Ocean science meeting (Feb. 16-21), San Diego, CA, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, and A. M. Molod, 2020: Monthly variation in the boreal winter ENSO precipitation response over North America in coupled and uncoupled NASA GEOS model simulations: An insight on why January is more difficult to predict than February, The 100th AMS meeting (Jan. 12-16), Boston, MA, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, R. Kovach, A. M. Molod, and S. Pawson, 2019: The roles of climate change and climate variability in the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The 4th annual probabilistic flood hazard assessment workshop (Apr. 30-May 2), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) headquarters in Rockville, MD, USA.

Dezfuli, A., Y.-K. Lim, and A. M. Molod, 2019: MJO and Indian Ocean dipole in GEOS system. U.S. Climate Modeling Summit (Apr. 3-5) hosted by NASA, MD, USA.

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, and A. M. Molod, 2018: GEOS model for subseasonal to seasonal prediction: Majore large-scale teleconnection, ENSO, and tropical cyclone activity. The AGU meeting (Dec. 10-14), Washington D.C., USA.

Molod, A. M., and coauthors, 2018: The impact on seasonal forecasts of GMAO's higher resolution prediction and data assimilation system. The AGU meeting (Dec. 10-14), Washington D.C., USA.

Pawson, S., L. Andrews, L. Coy, R. Cullather, Y.-K. Lim, and A. M. Molod, 2018: The stratospheric warming of 2018 in context of the Earth system. Stratosphere-Troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) general assembly (Oct. 1-5), Kyoto, Japan.

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, R. Kovach, A. M. Molod, and S. Pawson, 2018: The roles of climate change and climate variability in 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, The 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (Apr. 16-20), Ponte Vedra, FL, USA

Garfinkel, C., I. Weinberger, I. P. White, L. D. Oman, V. Aquila, and Y.-K. Lim, 2018: The salience of nonlinearities in the boreal winter response to ENSO: North Pacific and North America, EGU General Assembly 2018 (Apr. 8-13), Vienna, Austria

Lim, Y.-K., R. I. Cullather, S. M. J. Nowicki, and K.-M. Kim, 2017: Inter-relationship between subtropical Pacific sea surface temperature, Arctic sea ice concentration, and the North Atlantic Oscillation in recent summers, 2017 AGU Fall meeting (Dec. 11-15), New Orleans, LA, USA

Choi, N., M.-I. Lee, Y.-K. Lim, and K.-M. Kim, 2017: Large-scale atmospheric teleconnection patterns associated with the interannual variability of heatwaves in East Asia and its decadal change, 2017 AGU Fall meeting (Dec. 11-15), New Orleans, LA, USA

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, O. Reale, A. M. Molod, M. J. Suarez, and B. M. Auer, 2017: Large-scale controls on Atlantic tropical cyclone activity on seasonal time scales, The 97th AMS annual meeting (Jan. 22-26), Seattle, WA, USA

Lim, Y.-K., R. Kovach, S. Pawson, and G. Vernieres, 2017: 2015/2016 El Nino events: Tropical climate, teleconnections, and southwestern US drought, The 97th AMS annual meeting (Jan. 22-26), Seattle, WA, USA

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, O. Reale, A. M. Molod, M. J. Suarez, and B. M. Auer, 2016: Large-scale controls on Atlantic tropical cyclone activity on seasonal time scales, The 41st Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop (Oct.3-6), Orono, ME, USA

Lim, Y.-K., R. Kovach, S. Pawson, and G. Vernieres, 2016: 2015/2016 El Nino events: A comparison with 1982/1983 and 1997/1998 El Nino events, The 41st Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop (Oct.3-6), Orono, ME, USA

Lee, J. N., J. Susskind, L. Iredell, and Y.-K. Lim, 2016: The warmest spring 2016 as observed by AIRS, The NASA Sounder Science Team Meeting (Sep. 13-16), Greenbelt, MD, USA

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, S. M. J. Nowicki, J. N. Lee, A. M. Molod, R. I. Cullather, B. Zhao, and I. Velicogna, 2016: Atmospheric summer teleconnections and Greenland ice sheet surface mass variations: insights from MERRA-2, Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) meeting (Jan. 20), NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA

Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, S. M. J. Nowicki, J. N. Lee, A. M. Molod, R. I. Cullather, B. Zhao, and I. Velicogna, 2015: Atmospheric summer teleconnections and Greenland ice sheet surface mass variations: insights from MERRA-2, 2015 Fall AGU meeting (Dec. 14-18), San Francisco, CA, USA

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