Dongchul Kim

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Dongchul Kim

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6972
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Dongchul Kim received a Ph.D. and MS in Atmospheric Chemistry (2004 and 2001) from the University of Nevada Reno/Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, and a BS in Atmospheric Science (1998) from the Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea. After graduation he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at MIT where he developed a multi-mode multi-moment aerosol model online coupled with NCAR CAM. In 2008, he served as a research scientist at NOAA/NCEP for two years. In 2010, he joined GEST/UMBC, and in May 2011 joined GESTAR/USRA as an assistant research scientist.

    Research Interests

    Aerosol modeling

    His main research interest is to investigate global and regional atmospheric composition and distribution using numerical modeling and observation data. His current research interests are to study aerosol optical property, long range transport, aerosol impact to climate using global and regional scale models and observation data.

    Education

    Ph.D. 2004 Desert Research Institute, Reno, Univ. Nevada System Atmospheric Sciences
    M.S. 2001 Desert Research Institute, Reno, Univ. Nevada System Atmospheric Sciences
    B.S. 1998 Pu-Kyong National University, South Korea. Atmospheric Sciences

    Awards

    Excellence in GESTAR Mission Achievement Award (2014)

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Kim, D., M. Chin, E. M. Kemp, et al. Z. Tao, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. Ginoux. 2017. "Development of high-resolution dynamic dust source function - A case study with a strong dust storm in a regional model." Atmospheric Environment, 159: 11-25 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.045]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software, 67: 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Pan, X., M. Chin, R. Gautam, et al. H. Bian, D. Kim, P. R. Colarco, T. L. Diehl, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, K. Tsigaridis, S. E. Bauer, and N. Bellouin. 2015. "A multi-model evaluation of aerosols over South Asia: common problems and possible causes." Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 15: 5903-5928 [10.5194/acp-15-5903-2015]

    Matsui, T., C. M. Ichoku, C. A. Randles, et al. T. L. Yuan, A. M. Da Silva, P. R. Colarco, D. Kim, R. C. Levy, A. M. Sayer, M. Chin, D. Giles, B. N. Holben, E. J. Welton, T. F. Eck, and L. A. Remer. 2014. "Current and Future Perspectives of Aerosol Research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, early view [10.1175/ BAMS-D-13-00153.1]

    Kim, D., M. Chin, H. Yu, et al. T. F. Eck, A. Sinyuk, A. Smirnov, and B. N. Holben. 2011. "Dust optical properties over North Africa and Arabian Peninsula derived from the AERONET dataset." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11 (20): 10733-10741 [10.5194/acp-11-10733-2011]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Dongchul Kim received a Ph.D. and MS in Atmospheric Chemistry (2004 and 2001) from the University of Nevada Reno/Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, and a BS in Atmospheric Science (1998) from the Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea. After graduation he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at MIT where he developed a multi-mode multi-moment aerosol model online coupled with NCAR CAM. In 2008, he served as a research scientist at NOAA/NCEP for two years. In 2010, he joined GEST/UMBC, and in May 2011 joined GESTAR/USRA as an assistant research scientist.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Kim, D., M. Chin, E. M. Kemp, et al. Z. Tao, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. Ginoux. 2017. "Development of high-resolution dynamic dust source function - A case study with a strong dust storm in a regional model." Atmospheric Environment 159 11-25 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.045]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software 67 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Pan, X., M. Chin, R. Gautam, et al. H. Bian, D. Kim, P. R. Colarco, T. L. Diehl, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, K. Tsigaridis, S. E. Bauer, and N. Bellouin. 2015. "A multi-model evaluation of aerosols over South Asia: common problems and possible causes." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 5903-5928 [10.5194/acp-15-5903-2015]

    Matsui, T., C. M. Ichoku, C. A. Randles, et al. T. L. Yuan, A. M. Da Silva, P. R. Colarco, D. Kim, R. C. Levy, A. M. Sayer, M. Chin, D. Giles, B. N. Holben, E. J. Welton, T. F. Eck, and L. A. Remer. 2014. "Current and Future Perspectives of Aerosol Research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society early view [10.1175/ BAMS-D-13-00153.1]

    Kim, D., M. Chin, H. Yu, et al. T. F. Eck, A. Sinyuk, A. Smirnov, and B. N. Holben. 2011. "Dust optical properties over North Africa and Arabian Peninsula derived from the AERONET dataset." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (20): 10733-10741 [10.5194/acp-11-10733-2011]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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