Kyu-Myong Kim

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Kyu-Myong Kim

  • RSCH AST, CLIMATE AND RADIATION STD
  • 301.614.6223
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Kyu-Myong Kim, a Research Physical Scientist at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center, received a Ph. D. in atmospheric sciences from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1996. His Ph. D. thesis is on the temporal and spatial structures of the seasonal and interannual variability of the tropical Pacific atmosphere and ocean based on in situ observation as well as ocean circulation model. In 1996, he came to Goddard Space Flight Center, as a National Research Council Resident Research Associates, where he worked on El Nino-Asian summer monsoon interaction and tropospheric biennial oscillation. Since then, he has been working at Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA/GSFC as a USRA (Universities Space Research Association) Associate Scientist (1998-2000), as a senior supporting scientist of Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (2000-2006), as a associate research scientitst of UMBC (2006-2011) and Morgan State University (2011-2013) . His research interest includes seasonal-to-interannual climate variability and predictability, climate modeling, and diagnostics. More recently, he has been worked on the effect of aerosol radiative forcing on the monsoon water cycle over various monsoon regions.

    Research Interests

    Seasonal-to-interannual climate variability and predictability


    Climate modeling and diagnostics


    Aerosol-Water Cycle Interaction


    Current Projects

    Impacts of absorbing aerosols on warm season climate in Euro-Asia


    Positions/Employment

    2013 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA/GSFC, Maryland, USA
    2011 - 2013

    Associate Research Scientist

    Morgan State University, Maryland, USA
    2006 - 2011

    Associate Research Scientist

    University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
    2000 - 2005

    Senior Supporting Scientist

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Maryland, USA
    1996 - 1998

    NRC Research Associates

    NAS, Maryland, USA
    1998 - 2000

    Associate Scientist I

    Universities Space Research Association, Maryland, USA

    Education

    Ph.D. in Meteorology, Seoul National University, KOREA, 1996
    Thesis title: Temporal and spatial structures of the seasonal and interannual variability of the tropical Pacific atmosphere and ocean.

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 1998 - Present

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Seo, E., M.-I. Lee, D. Kim, et al. Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, and K.-M. Kim. 2018. "Interannual variation of tropical cyclones simulated by GEOS-5 AGCM with modified convection scheme." International Journal of Climatology, (Submitted)

    Chu, J.-E., K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and K.-J. Ha. 2018. "How Light-Absorbing Properties of Organic Aerosol Modify the Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, [10.1002/2017jd027642]

    Yasunari, T. J., K.-M. Kim, A. M. da Silva, et al. M. Hayasaki, M. Akiyama, and N. Murao. 2018. "Extreme air pollution events in Hokkaido, Japan, traced back to early snowmelt and large-scale wildfires over East Eurasia: Case studies." Scientific Reports, 8 (1): 6413 [10.1038/s41598-018-24335-w]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2017. "Competing influences of greenhouse warming and aerosols on Asian summer monsoon circulation and rainfall." Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 53 (2): 181-194 [10.1007/s13143-017-0033-4]

    Yasunari, T. J., M. Niwano, Y. Fujiyoshi, et al. A. Shimizu, M. Hayasaki, T. Aoki, A. M. da Silva, B. N. Holben, S. Matoba, N. Murao, S. Yamagata, and K.-M. Kim. 2017. "An Unreported Asian Dust (Kosa) Event in Hokkaido, Japan: A Case Study of 7 March 2016." SOLA, 13 (0): 96-101 [10.2151/sola.2017-018]

    Seo, E.-K., and K.-M. Kim. 2017. "Precipitating Cloud Characteristics during Changma as Seen in TRMM PR Observations." Advances in Meteorology, 2017: 1-13 [10.1155/2017/8598594]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and L. Ruby Leung. 2017. "Changing circulation structure and precipitation characteristics in Asian monsoon regions: greenhouse warming vs. aerosol effects." Geoscience Letters, 4 (1): 28 [10.1186/s40562-017-0094-3]

    Yasunari, T. J., P. R. Colarco, W. K. Lau, et al. K. Osada, M. Kido, S. P. Mahanama, K.-M. Kim, and A. M. Da Silva. 2016. "Total dust deposition flux during precipitation in Toyama, Japan, in the spring of 2009: A sensitivity analysis with the NASA GEOS-5 Model." Atmospheric Research, 167: 298–313 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.08.005]

    Lau, W. K., J. J. Shi, W. K. Tao, and K. M. Kim. 2016. "What would happen to Superstorm Sandy under the influence of a substantially warmer Atlantic Ocean?" Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (2): 802--811 [10.1002/2015GL067050]

    Esmaili, R., Y. Tian, D. A. Vila, and K.-M. Kim. 2016. "A Lagrangian analysis of cold cloud clusters and their life cycles with satellite observations." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121 (19): 11,723–11,738 [10.1002/2016JD025653]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, J.-J. Shi, et al. T. Matsui, M. Chin, Q. Tan, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. K. Tao. 2016. "Impacts of aerosol–monsoon interaction on rainfall and circulation over Northern India and the Himalaya Foothills." Climate Dynamics, [10.1007/s00382-016-3430-y]

    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]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2015. "Robust Hadley Circulation changes and increasing global dryness due to CO2 warming from CMIP5 model projections ." PNAS, 112 (12): 3630–3635 [10.1073/pnas.1418682112]

    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]

    Yasunari, T. J., R. D. Koster, W. K. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2015. "Impact of snow darkening via dust, black carbon, and organic carbon on boreal spring climate in the Earth system." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos, 120 (11): 5485–5503 [10.1002/2014JD022977]

    Kim, M.-K., W. K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, et al. J. Sang, Y.-H. Kim, and W.-S. Lee. 2015. "Amplification of ENSO effects on Indian summer monsoon by absorbing aerosols." Climate Dynamics, [10.1007/s00382-015-2722-y]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2015. "Impacts of Aerosols on the Asian Monsoon — An Interim Assessment." World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, 361-376 [10.1142/9789814579933_0023]

    Kim, Y.-H., M.-K. Kim, W. K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, and C.-H. Cho. 2015. "Possible mechanism of abrupt jump in winter surface air temperature in the late 1980s over the Northern Hemisphere." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (24): 12474-12485 [10.1002/2015jd023864]

    Lee, D., Y. C. Sud, L. Oreopoulos, et al. K. M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and I. S. Kang. 2014. "Modeling the influences of aerosols on pre-monsoon circulation and rainfall over Southeast Asia." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14 (13): 6853-6866 [10.5194/acp-14-6853-2014]

    Colarco, P. R., E. P. Nowottnick, C. A. Randles, et al. B. Yi, P. Yang, K.-M. Kim, J. Smith, and C. Bardeen. 2014. "Impact of radiatively interactive dust aerosols in the NASA GEOS-5 climate model: Sensitivity to dust particle shape and refractive index." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119 (2): 753-786 [10.1002/2013JD020046]

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and K.-M. Kim. 2013. "A canonical response of precipitation characteristics to global warming from CMIP5 models." Geophys. Res. Lett, 40 (12): 3163–3169 [10.1002/grl.50420]

    Yoo, J.-M., Y.-I. Won, M.-J. Jeong, et al. K.-M. Kim, D.-B. Shin, Y.-R. Lee, and Y.-J. Cho. 2013. "Intensity of climate variability derived from the satellite and MERRA reanalysis temperatures: AO, ENSO, and QBO." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 95-96: 15-27 [10.1016/j.jastp.2013.01.002]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2012. "The 2010 Pakistan Flood and Russian Heat Wave: Teleconnection of Hydrometeorological Extremes." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13 (1): 392-403 [10.1175/jhm-d-11-016.1]

    Gautam, R., N. C. Hsu, S. C. Tsay, et al. K. M. Lau, B. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K. M. Kim. 2012. "Corrigendum to "Accumulation of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic plains and southern slopes of the Himalayas: distribution, properties and radiative effects during the 2009 pre-monsoon season" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 12841–12863, 2011." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12 (3): 1525-1525 [10.5194/acp-12-1525-2012]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, et al. W. K. Lau, B. N. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. A. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K.-M. Kim. 2011. "Accumulation of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic plains and southern slopes of the Himalayas: distribution, properties and radiative effects during the 2009 pre-monsoon season." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11 (24): 12841-12863 [10.5194/acp-11-12841-2011]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2011. "EFFECTS OF DUST AND BLACK CARBON ON VARIABILITY OF THE SOUTH ASIAN MONSOON." The Global Monsoon System, 569-581 [10.1142/9789814343411_0033]

    Lau, K. M., and K. M. Kim. 2011. "Comment on “‘Elevated heat pump’ hypothesis for the aerosol-monsoon hydroclimate link: ‘Grounded’ in observations?” by S. Nigam and M. Bollasina." Journal of Geophysical Research, 116 (D7): D07203 [10.1029/2010jd014800]

    Wilcox, E., W. Lau, and K. M. Kim. 2010. "A northward shift of the North Atlantic Ocean Intertropical Convergence Zone in response to summertime Saharan dust outbreaks." Geophys. Res. Lett, 37 (4): L04804 [10.1029/2009GL041774]

    Lau, W., and K. Kim. 2010. "Fingerprinting the impacts of aerosols on long-term trends of the Indian summer monsoon regional rainfall." Geophys. Res. Lett, 37 (16): L16705 [10.1029/2010GL043255]

    Lau, W., M. Kim, K. Kim, and W. Lee. 2010. "Enhanced surface warming and accelerated snow melt in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau induced by absorbing aerosols." Environ. Res. Lett., 5 (2): 025204 [10.1088/1748-9326/5/2/025204]

    Xue, Y., F. De Sales, W. K. Lau, et al. A. Boone, J. Feng, P. Dirmeyer, Z. Guo, K.-M. Kim, A. Kitoh, V. Kumar, I. Poccard-Leclercq, N. Mahowald, W. Moufouma-Okia, P. Pegion, D. P. Rowell, J. Schemm, S. D. Schubert, A. Sealy, W. M. Thiaw, A. Vintzileos, S. F. Williams, and M.-L. C. Wu. 2010. "Intercomparison and analyses of the climatology of the West African Monsoon in the West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation project (WAMME) first model intercomparison experiment." Climate Dynamics, 35 (1): 3-27 [10.1007/s00382-010-0778-2]

    Kim, K.-M., W. K. Lau, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2010. "Influence of aerosol-radiative forcings on the diurnal and seasonal cycles of rainfall over West Africa and Eastern Atlantic Ocean using GCM simulations." Climate Dynamics, 35 (1): 115-126 [10.1007/s00382-010-0750-1]

    Krishnamurti, T. N., A. Chakraborty, A. Martin, et al. K. M. Lau, K. M. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker. 2009. "Impact of Arabian Sea Pollution on the Bay of Bengal Winter Monsoon Rains." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos, 114 (D06213): 10.1029/2008JD010679.

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, N.-Y. C. Hsu, and B. N. Holben. 2009. "Possible influences of air pollution, dust and sandstorms on the Indian monsoon." WMO Bulletin, 58 (1): 22-30.

    Reale, O., K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, and E. Brin. 2009. "Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenetic Processes during SOP-3 NAMMA in the GEOS-5 Global Data Assimilation and Forecast System." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66 (12): 3563-3578 [10.1175/2009JAS3123.1]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2009. "A GCM study of the response of the atmospheric water cycle of West Africa and the Atlantic to Saharan dust radiative forcing." Ann Geophys, 27 (10): 4023-4037 [10.5194/angeo-27-4023-2009]

    Bell, T., D. Rosenfeld, and K.-M. Kim. 2009. "Weekly cycle of lightning: Evidence of storm invigoration by pollution." Geophys Res Lett, 36 (23): L23805 [10.1029/2009GL040915]

    Sud, Y. C., E. M. Wilcox, W. K. Lau, et al. G. K. Walker, X.-H. Liu, A. Nenes, D. Lee, K.-M. Kim, Y. Zhou, and P. S. Bhattacharjee. 2009. "Sensitivity of Boreal-Summer Circulation and Precipitation to Atmospheric Aerosols in Selected Regions, Part I: Africa and India." Annales Geophysicae, 27: 3989-4007.

    Prabhakara, C., R. Iacovazzi, J. Yoo, K.-M. Kim, and T. Bell. 2008. "A Method to Estimate Rain Rate over Tropical Oceans with the TRMM Microwave Imager Radiometer." J Meteor Soc Japan, 86 (1): 203-212 [10.2151/jmsj.86.203]

    Bell, T. L., D. Rosenfeld, K.-M. Kim, et al. J.-M. Yoo, M.-I. Lee, and M. Hahnenberger. 2008. "Midweek increase in U.S. summer rain and storm heights suggests air pollution invigorates rainstorms." Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (D2): D02209 [10.1029/2007jd008623]

    Lee, M.-I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, T. Bell, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "The Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation in the NASA/NSIPP Atmospheric General Circulation Model." J. Geophys. Res., 112: D16111 [doi:10.1029/2006JD008346]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Cooling of the Atlantic by Saharan dust." Geophys. Res. Lett., 34 (23): L23811 [10.1029/2007GL031538]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and M.-I. Lee. 2007. "Characteristics of Diurnal and Seasonal Cycles in Global Monsoon Systems." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 85A: 403-416 [10.2151/jmsj.85A.403]

    Kim, M. K., W. K. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "A GCM study of effects of radiative forcing of sulfate aerosol on large scale circulation and rainfall in East Asia during boreal spring." Geophys. Res. Lett., 34 (24): L24701 [10.1029/2007GL031683]

    Mwale, D., T. Gan, S. S. Shen, T. Shu, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Wavelet empirical orthogonal functions of space-time-frequency regimes and predictability of southern Africa summer rainfall." ASCE J Hydrologic Engrg, 12 (5): 513-523.

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts." EOS Trans AGU, 88 (9): 105-107.

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Reply to Comment on "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts"." EOS Trans AGU, 88 (26): 271.

    Lee, M.-I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, T. L. Bell, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Diurnal cycle of precipitation in the NASA Seasonal to Interannual Prediction Project atmospheric general circulation model." Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (D16): D16111 [10.1029/2006jd008346]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Observational relationships between aerosol and Asian monsoon rainfall, and circulation." Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (21): L21810 [10.1029/2006GL027546]

    Lau, W. K., S. P. Shen, K.-M. Kim, and H. Wang. 2006. "A multimodel study of the twentieth-century simulations of Sahel drought from the 1970s to 1990s." J. Geophys. Res., 111 (D7): D07111 [10.1029/2005JD006281]

    Lau, W. K., M. K. Kim, and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing: the role of the Tibetan Plateau." Clim Dyn, 26 (7-8): 855-864 [10.1007/s00382-006-0114-z]

    Kim, M., K. Lau, M. Chin, et al. K. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker. 2006. "Atmospheric Teleconnection over Eurasia Induced by Aerosol Radiative Forcing during Boreal Spring." J. Climate, 19 (18): 4700-4718 [10.1175/JCLI3871.1]

    Ho, C., J. Kim, K. Lau, et al. K. Kim, D. Gong, and Y. Lee. 2005. "Interdecadal changes in heavy rainfall in China during the northern summer." Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 16 (5): 1163-1176.

    Cuddapah, P., R. Iacovazzi, J. Yoo, and K.-M. Kim. 2005. "A Model for Estimation of Rain Rate on Tropical Land from TRMM Microwave Imager Radiometer Observations." J Met Soc of Japan, 83 (4): 595-609 [10.2151/jmsj.83.595]

    Lau, W. K., J.-Y. Lee, K.-M. Kim, and I.-S. Kang. 2004. "The North Pacific as a Regulator of Summertime Climate over Eurasia and North America." J. Climate, 17 (4): 819-833 [10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<0819:TNPAAR>2.0.CO;2]

    Kim, M.-K., I.-S. Kang, C.-K. Park, and K.-M. Kim. 2004. "Superensemble prediction of regional precipitation over Korea." Int. J. Climatol., 24 (6): 777-790 [10.1002/joc.1029]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and J.-Y. Lee. 2004. "INTERANNUAL VARIABILITY, GLOBAL TELECONNECTION, AND POTENTIAL PREDICTABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASIAN SUMMER MONSOON." World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, 153-176 [10.1142/9789812701411_0004]

    Lau, K.-M., K.-M. Kim, and S.-P. Shen. 2002. "Potential predictability of seasonal precipitation over the United States from canonical ensemble correlation predictions." Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (7): 1097 [10.1029/2001gl014263]

    Yang, S., K.-M. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2002. "Variations of the East Asian Jet Stream and Asian–Pacific–American Winter Climate Anomalies." Journal of Climate, 15 (3): 306-325 [10.1175/1520-0442(2002)015<0306:voteaj>2.0.co;2]

    Kim, K.-M., and K.-M. Lau. 2001. "Dynamics of monsoon-induced biennial variability in ENSO." Geophysical Research Letters, 28 (2): 315-318 [10.1029/2000gl012465]

    Lau, K.-M., K.-M. Kim, and S. Yang. 2000. "Dynamical and Boundary Forcing Characteristics of Regional Components of the Asian Summer Monsoon." Journal of Climate, 13 (14): 2461-2482 [10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<2461:dabfco>2.0.co;2]

    Non-Refereed

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "3 Does aerosol weaken or strengthen the Asian monsoon?" Mountains Witnesses of Global Changes-Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Share-Asia Project 10: 13-22 [10.1016/S0928-2025(06)10003-6]

    Brief Bio

    Kyu-Myong Kim, a Research Physical Scientist at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center, received a Ph. D. in atmospheric sciences from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1996. His Ph. D. thesis is on the temporal and spatial structures of the seasonal and interannual variability of the tropical Pacific atmosphere and ocean based on in situ observation as well as ocean circulation model. In 1996, he came to Goddard Space Flight Center, as a National Research Council Resident Research Associates, where he worked on El Nino-Asian summer monsoon interaction and tropospheric biennial oscillation. Since then, he has been working at Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA/GSFC as a USRA (Universities Space Research Association) Associate Scientist (1998-2000), as a senior supporting scientist of Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (2000-2006), as a associate research scientitst of UMBC (2006-2011) and Morgan State University (2011-2013) . His research interest includes seasonal-to-interannual climate variability and predictability, climate modeling, and diagnostics. More recently, he has been worked on the effect of aerosol radiative forcing on the monsoon water cycle over various monsoon regions.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Seo, E., M.-I. Lee, D. Kim, et al. Y.-K. Lim, S. D. Schubert, and K.-M. Kim. 2018. "Interannual variation of tropical cyclones simulated by GEOS-5 AGCM with modified convection scheme." International Journal of Climatology (Submitted)

    Chu, J.-E., K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and K.-J. Ha. 2018. "How Light-Absorbing Properties of Organic Aerosol Modify the Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1002/2017jd027642]

    Yasunari, T. J., K.-M. Kim, A. M. da Silva, et al. M. Hayasaki, M. Akiyama, and N. Murao. 2018. "Extreme air pollution events in Hokkaido, Japan, traced back to early snowmelt and large-scale wildfires over East Eurasia: Case studies." Scientific Reports 8 (1): 6413 [10.1038/s41598-018-24335-w]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2017. "Competing influences of greenhouse warming and aerosols on Asian summer monsoon circulation and rainfall." Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 53 (2): 181-194 [10.1007/s13143-017-0033-4]

    Yasunari, T. J., M. Niwano, Y. Fujiyoshi, et al. A. Shimizu, M. Hayasaki, T. Aoki, A. M. da Silva, B. N. Holben, S. Matoba, N. Murao, S. Yamagata, and K.-M. Kim. 2017. "An Unreported Asian Dust (Kosa) Event in Hokkaido, Japan: A Case Study of 7 March 2016." SOLA 13 (0): 96-101 [10.2151/sola.2017-018]

    Seo, E.-K., and K.-M. Kim. 2017. "Precipitating Cloud Characteristics during Changma as Seen in TRMM PR Observations." Advances in Meteorology 2017 1-13 [10.1155/2017/8598594]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and L. Ruby Leung. 2017. "Changing circulation structure and precipitation characteristics in Asian monsoon regions: greenhouse warming vs. aerosol effects." Geoscience Letters 4 (1): 28 [10.1186/s40562-017-0094-3]

    Yasunari, T. J., P. R. Colarco, W. K. Lau, et al. K. Osada, M. Kido, S. P. Mahanama, K.-M. Kim, and A. M. Da Silva. 2016. "Total dust deposition flux during precipitation in Toyama, Japan, in the spring of 2009: A sensitivity analysis with the NASA GEOS-5 Model." Atmospheric Research 167 298–313 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.08.005]

    Lau, W. K., J. J. Shi, W. K. Tao, and K. M. Kim. 2016. "What would happen to Superstorm Sandy under the influence of a substantially warmer Atlantic Ocean?" Geophysical Research Letters 43 (2): 802--811 [10.1002/2015GL067050]

    Esmaili, R., Y. Tian, D. A. Vila, and K.-M. Kim. 2016. "A Lagrangian analysis of cold cloud clusters and their life cycles with satellite observations." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121 (19): 11,723–11,738 [10.1002/2016JD025653]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, J.-J. Shi, et al. T. Matsui, M. Chin, Q. Tan, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. K. Tao. 2016. "Impacts of aerosol–monsoon interaction on rainfall and circulation over Northern India and the Himalaya Foothills." Climate Dynamics [10.1007/s00382-016-3430-y]

    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]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2015. "Robust Hadley Circulation changes and increasing global dryness due to CO2 warming from CMIP5 model projections ." PNAS 112 (12): 3630–3635 [10.1073/pnas.1418682112]

    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]

    Yasunari, T. J., R. D. Koster, W. K. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2015. "Impact of snow darkening via dust, black carbon, and organic carbon on boreal spring climate in the Earth system." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 120 (11): 5485–5503 [10.1002/2014JD022977]

    Kim, M.-K., W. K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, et al. J. Sang, Y.-H. Kim, and W.-S. Lee. 2015. "Amplification of ENSO effects on Indian summer monsoon by absorbing aerosols." Climate Dynamics [10.1007/s00382-015-2722-y]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2015. "Impacts of Aerosols on the Asian Monsoon — An Interim Assessment." World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate 361-376 [10.1142/9789814579933_0023]

    Kim, Y.-H., M.-K. Kim, W. K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, and C.-H. Cho. 2015. "Possible mechanism of abrupt jump in winter surface air temperature in the late 1980s over the Northern Hemisphere." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (24): 12474-12485 [10.1002/2015jd023864]

    Lee, D., Y. C. Sud, L. Oreopoulos, et al. K. M. Kim, W. K. Lau, and I. S. Kang. 2014. "Modeling the influences of aerosols on pre-monsoon circulation and rainfall over Southeast Asia." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14 (13): 6853-6866 [10.5194/acp-14-6853-2014]

    Colarco, P. R., E. P. Nowottnick, C. A. Randles, et al. B. Yi, P. Yang, K.-M. Kim, J. Smith, and C. Bardeen. 2014. "Impact of radiatively interactive dust aerosols in the NASA GEOS-5 climate model: Sensitivity to dust particle shape and refractive index." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (2): 753-786 [10.1002/2013JD020046]

    Lau, W. K., H.-T. Wu, and K.-M. Kim. 2013. "A canonical response of precipitation characteristics to global warming from CMIP5 models." Geophys. Res. Lett 40 (12): 3163–3169 [10.1002/grl.50420]

    Yoo, J.-M., Y.-I. Won, M.-J. Jeong, et al. K.-M. Kim, D.-B. Shin, Y.-R. Lee, and Y.-J. Cho. 2013. "Intensity of climate variability derived from the satellite and MERRA reanalysis temperatures: AO, ENSO, and QBO." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 95-96 15-27 [10.1016/j.jastp.2013.01.002]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2012. "The 2010 Pakistan Flood and Russian Heat Wave: Teleconnection of Hydrometeorological Extremes." Journal of Hydrometeorology 13 (1): 392-403 [10.1175/jhm-d-11-016.1]

    Gautam, R., N. C. Hsu, S. C. Tsay, et al. K. M. Lau, B. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K. M. Kim. 2012. "Corrigendum to "Accumulation of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic plains and southern slopes of the Himalayas: distribution, properties and radiative effects during the 2009 pre-monsoon season" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 12841–12863, 2011." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12 (3): 1525-1525 [10.5194/acp-12-1525-2012]

    Gautam, R., N.-Y. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, et al. W. K. Lau, B. N. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. A. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K.-M. Kim. 2011. "Accumulation of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic plains and southern slopes of the Himalayas: distribution, properties and radiative effects during the 2009 pre-monsoon season." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (24): 12841-12863 [10.5194/acp-11-12841-2011]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2011. "EFFECTS OF DUST AND BLACK CARBON ON VARIABILITY OF THE SOUTH ASIAN MONSOON." The Global Monsoon System 569-581 [10.1142/9789814343411_0033]

    Lau, K. M., and K. M. Kim. 2011. "Comment on “‘Elevated heat pump’ hypothesis for the aerosol-monsoon hydroclimate link: ‘Grounded’ in observations?” by S. Nigam and M. Bollasina." Journal of Geophysical Research 116 (D7): D07203 [10.1029/2010jd014800]

    Wilcox, E., W. Lau, and K. M. Kim. 2010. "A northward shift of the North Atlantic Ocean Intertropical Convergence Zone in response to summertime Saharan dust outbreaks." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (4): L04804 [10.1029/2009GL041774]

    Lau, W., and K. Kim. 2010. "Fingerprinting the impacts of aerosols on long-term trends of the Indian summer monsoon regional rainfall." Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (16): L16705 [10.1029/2010GL043255]

    Lau, W., M. Kim, K. Kim, and W. Lee. 2010. "Enhanced surface warming and accelerated snow melt in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau induced by absorbing aerosols." Environ. Res. Lett. 5 (2): 025204 [10.1088/1748-9326/5/2/025204]

    Xue, Y., F. De Sales, W. K. Lau, et al. A. Boone, J. Feng, P. Dirmeyer, Z. Guo, K.-M. Kim, A. Kitoh, V. Kumar, I. Poccard-Leclercq, N. Mahowald, W. Moufouma-Okia, P. Pegion, D. P. Rowell, J. Schemm, S. D. Schubert, A. Sealy, W. M. Thiaw, A. Vintzileos, S. F. Williams, and M.-L. C. Wu. 2010. "Intercomparison and analyses of the climatology of the West African Monsoon in the West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation project (WAMME) first model intercomparison experiment." Climate Dynamics 35 (1): 3-27 [10.1007/s00382-010-0778-2]

    Kim, K.-M., W. K. Lau, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2010. "Influence of aerosol-radiative forcings on the diurnal and seasonal cycles of rainfall over West Africa and Eastern Atlantic Ocean using GCM simulations." Climate Dynamics 35 (1): 115-126 [10.1007/s00382-010-0750-1]

    Krishnamurti, T. N., A. Chakraborty, A. Martin, et al. K. M. Lau, K. M. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker. 2009. "Impact of Arabian Sea Pollution on the Bay of Bengal Winter Monsoon Rains." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 114 (D06213): 10.1029/2008JD010679

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, N.-Y. C. Hsu, and B. N. Holben. 2009. "Possible influences of air pollution, dust and sandstorms on the Indian monsoon." WMO Bulletin 58 (1): 22-30

    Reale, O., K. Lau, K.-M. Kim, and E. Brin. 2009. "Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenetic Processes during SOP-3 NAMMA in the GEOS-5 Global Data Assimilation and Forecast System." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 66 (12): 3563-3578 [10.1175/2009JAS3123.1]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, Y. C. Sud, and G. K. Walker. 2009. "A GCM study of the response of the atmospheric water cycle of West Africa and the Atlantic to Saharan dust radiative forcing." Ann Geophys 27 (10): 4023-4037 [10.5194/angeo-27-4023-2009]

    Bell, T., D. Rosenfeld, and K.-M. Kim. 2009. "Weekly cycle of lightning: Evidence of storm invigoration by pollution." Geophys Res Lett 36 (23): L23805 [10.1029/2009GL040915]

    Sud, Y. C., E. M. Wilcox, W. K. Lau, et al. G. K. Walker, X.-H. Liu, A. Nenes, D. Lee, K.-M. Kim, Y. Zhou, and P. S. Bhattacharjee. 2009. "Sensitivity of Boreal-Summer Circulation and Precipitation to Atmospheric Aerosols in Selected Regions, Part I: Africa and India." Annales Geophysicae 27 3989-4007

    Prabhakara, C., R. Iacovazzi, J. Yoo, K.-M. Kim, and T. Bell. 2008. "A Method to Estimate Rain Rate over Tropical Oceans with the TRMM Microwave Imager Radiometer." J Meteor Soc Japan 86 (1): 203-212 [10.2151/jmsj.86.203]

    Bell, T. L., D. Rosenfeld, K.-M. Kim, et al. J.-M. Yoo, M.-I. Lee, and M. Hahnenberger. 2008. "Midweek increase in U.S. summer rain and storm heights suggests air pollution invigorates rainstorms." Journal of Geophysical Research 113 (D2): D02209 [10.1029/2007jd008623]

    Lee, M.-I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, T. Bell, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "The Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation in the NASA/NSIPP Atmospheric General Circulation Model." J. Geophys. Res. 112 D16111 [doi:10.1029/2006JD008346]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Cooling of the Atlantic by Saharan dust." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 (23): L23811 [10.1029/2007GL031538]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and M.-I. Lee. 2007. "Characteristics of Diurnal and Seasonal Cycles in Global Monsoon Systems." J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 85A 403-416 [10.2151/jmsj.85A.403]

    Kim, M. K., W. K. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "A GCM study of effects of radiative forcing of sulfate aerosol on large scale circulation and rainfall in East Asia during boreal spring." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 (24): L24701 [10.1029/2007GL031683]

    Mwale, D., T. Gan, S. S. Shen, T. Shu, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Wavelet empirical orthogonal functions of space-time-frequency regimes and predictability of southern Africa summer rainfall." ASCE J Hydrologic Engrg 12 (5): 513-523

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts." EOS Trans AGU 88 (9): 105-107

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Reply to Comment on "How Nature Foiled the 2006 Hurricane Forecasts"." EOS Trans AGU 88 (26): 271

    Lee, M.-I., S. D. Schubert, M. J. Suarez, T. L. Bell, and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "Diurnal cycle of precipitation in the NASA Seasonal to Interannual Prediction Project atmospheric general circulation model." Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (D16): D16111 [10.1029/2006jd008346]

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Observational relationships between aerosol and Asian monsoon rainfall, and circulation." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (21): L21810 [10.1029/2006GL027546]

    Lau, W. K., S. P. Shen, K.-M. Kim, and H. Wang. 2006. "A multimodel study of the twentieth-century simulations of Sahel drought from the 1970s to 1990s." J. Geophys. Res. 111 (D7): D07111 [10.1029/2005JD006281]

    Lau, W. K., M. K. Kim, and K.-M. Kim. 2006. "Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing: the role of the Tibetan Plateau." Clim Dyn 26 (7-8): 855-864 [10.1007/s00382-006-0114-z]

    Kim, M., K. Lau, M. Chin, et al. K. Kim, Y. Sud, and G. Walker. 2006. "Atmospheric Teleconnection over Eurasia Induced by Aerosol Radiative Forcing during Boreal Spring." J. Climate 19 (18): 4700-4718 [10.1175/JCLI3871.1]

    Ho, C., J. Kim, K. Lau, et al. K. Kim, D. Gong, and Y. Lee. 2005. "Interdecadal changes in heavy rainfall in China during the northern summer." Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 16 (5): 1163-1176

    Cuddapah, P., R. Iacovazzi, J. Yoo, and K.-M. Kim. 2005. "A Model for Estimation of Rain Rate on Tropical Land from TRMM Microwave Imager Radiometer Observations." J Met Soc of Japan 83 (4): 595-609 [10.2151/jmsj.83.595]

    Lau, W. K., J.-Y. Lee, K.-M. Kim, and I.-S. Kang. 2004. "The North Pacific as a Regulator of Summertime Climate over Eurasia and North America." J. Climate 17 (4): 819-833 [10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<0819:TNPAAR>2.0.CO;2]

    Kim, M.-K., I.-S. Kang, C.-K. Park, and K.-M. Kim. 2004. "Superensemble prediction of regional precipitation over Korea." Int. J. Climatol. 24 (6): 777-790 [10.1002/joc.1029]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, and J.-Y. Lee. 2004. "INTERANNUAL VARIABILITY, GLOBAL TELECONNECTION, AND POTENTIAL PREDICTABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASIAN SUMMER MONSOON." World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate 153-176 [10.1142/9789812701411_0004]

    Lau, K.-M., K.-M. Kim, and S.-P. Shen. 2002. "Potential predictability of seasonal precipitation over the United States from canonical ensemble correlation predictions." Geophysical Research Letters 29 (7): 1097 [10.1029/2001gl014263]

    Yang, S., K.-M. Lau, and K.-M. Kim. 2002. "Variations of the East Asian Jet Stream and Asian–Pacific–American Winter Climate Anomalies." Journal of Climate 15 (3): 306-325 [10.1175/1520-0442(2002)015<0306:voteaj>2.0.co;2]

    Kim, K.-M., and K.-M. Lau. 2001. "Dynamics of monsoon-induced biennial variability in ENSO." Geophysical Research Letters 28 (2): 315-318 [10.1029/2000gl012465]

    Lau, K.-M., K.-M. Kim, and S. Yang. 2000. "Dynamical and Boundary Forcing Characteristics of Regional Components of the Asian Summer Monsoon." Journal of Climate 13 (14): 2461-2482 [10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<2461:dabfco>2.0.co;2]

    Non-Refereed

    Lau, W. K., and K.-M. Kim. 2007. "3 Does aerosol weaken or strengthen the Asian monsoon?" Mountains Witnesses of Global Changes-Research in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Share-Asia Project 10 13-22 [10.1016/S0928-2025(06)10003-6]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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