Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Yu-Na Lim

(Post Doctoral Associate)

Yu-Na Lim's Contact Card & Information.
Org Code: 610.1
Mail Code 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Assistant Research Scientist

University of Maryland College Park, ESSIC - College Park, MD, USA

January 2023 - Present

Research Scientist

Chapman University - Orange, CA, USA

September 2022 - December 2022

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA, USA

January 2020 - January 2022


Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea, Feb 2020

M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea, Feb 2015

B.S., in Atmospheric Sciences and B.S., in Statistics, Pusan National University, South Korea, Feb 2013

Selected Publications


2022. "QBO Wind Influence on MJO-Induced Temperature Anomalies in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere in an Idealized Model." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 79 (9): 2219-2228 [10.1175/jas-d-21-0296.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Potential Predictability of Southwest U.S. Rainfall: Role of Tropical and High-Latitude Variability." Journal of Climate 35 (6): 1697-1717 [10.1175/jcli-d-21-0775.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Quasi‐biennial oscillation‐related surface air temperature change over the western North Pacific in late winter." International Journal of Climatology 42 (8): 4351-4359 [10.1002/joc.7470] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "The Role of Atmospheric Drivers in a Sudden Transition of California Precipitation in the 2012/13 Winter." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126 (22): [10.1029/2021jd035028] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "QBO‐MJO Connection in CMIP5 Models." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (12): [10.1029/2019jd032157] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Influence of the QBO on MJO prediction skill in the subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction models." Climate Dynamics 53 (3-4): 1681-1695 [10.1007/s00382-019-04719-y] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "MJO Prediction Skill of the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Models." Journal of Climate 31 (10): 4075-4094 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0545.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Stratospheric Control of the Madden–Julian Oscillation." Journal of Climate 30 (6): 1909-1922 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0620.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Impact of the quasi-biennial oscillation on predictability of the Madden–Julian oscillation." Climate Dynamics 49 (4): 1365-1377 [10.1007/s00382-016-3392-0] [Journal Article/Letter]