Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Yu-Na Lim

(Post Doctoral Associate)

Org Code: 610.1

Mail Code: 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771



Assistant Research Scientist

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

February 2023 - Present

Research Scientist

Chapman University - Orange, CA, USA

October 2022 - 2022

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA, USA

February 2020 - February 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


Lim, Y., and S.-W. Son. 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]

Peings, Y., Y. Lim, and G. Magnusdottir. 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]

Park, C., S. Son, Y. Lim, and J. Choi. 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]

Lim, Y., Y. Peings, and G. Magnusdottir. 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]

Lim, Y., and S. Son. 2020. QBO‐MJO Connection in CMIP5 Models Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (12): [10.1029/2019jd032157]

Lim, Y., S.-W. Son, A. G. Marshall, H. H. Hendon, and K.-H. Seo. 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]

Lim, Y., S.-W. Son, and D. Kim. 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]

Son, S.-W., Y. Lim, C. Yoo, H. H. Hendon, and J. Kim. 2017. Stratospheric Control of the Madden–Julian Oscillation Journal of Climate 30 (6): 1909-1922 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0620.1]

Marshall, A. G., H. H. Hendon, S.-W. Son, and Y. Lim. 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]