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Soong-Ki Kim

Office : 606 ASTC, Yonsei University

Email : sskk503 (at) yonsei (dot) ac (dot) kr

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Feb. 2023 : Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei Univ.​

Aug. 2019 : M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei Univ.

Aug. 2017 : B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, Yonsei Univ.

                                                                      (Class Rank : 1/30)


Doctors degree: "Critical phenomena in the Earth’s climate system: ENSO phase locking, AMOC transition, and Arctic multidecadal oscillation"

Master degree: "A Nonlinear Nature of ENSO: Theory, Dynamics and its Interdecadal Change"


REsearch area

  • Nonlinear Climate Dynamics, ESNO, AMOC, Fire-Climate Dynamics, Dynamical System


  • R. Olson, S.-K. Kim, Y. Fan, S.-I. An (2022) Probabilistic projections of El Niño Southern Oscillation properties accounting for model dependence and skill, Scientific Reports, 12, 22128. 

  • S.-K. Kim, J. Shin, S.-I. An, H.-J. Kim, N. Im, S.-P. Xie, J.-S. Kug, S.-W. Yeh (2022) Widespread irreversible changes in surface temperature and precipitation in response to CO2 forcing, Nature Climate Change, 12(9), 834-840.

  • S.-K. Kim, A. Timmermann, J.-S. Kim, R. Olson, S.-I. An (2022) A low-order dynamical model for fire-vegetation-climate interactions, Environmental Research Letters, 17(9), 094004.

  • S.-I. An, H.-J. Park, S.-K. Kim, J. Shin, S.-W. Yeh, J.-S. Jug (2022) Intensity changes of Indian Ocean Dipole Mode in a Carbon Dioxide Removal Scenario, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 5, 20.

  • S.-K. Kim, H.-J. Kim, H. A. Dijkstra, S.-I. An (2022) Slow and soft passage through tipping point of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in a changing climate, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 5, 13.

  • R. Olson, S.-I. An, Y. Fan, S.-K. Kim (2021) A flexible data-driven cyclostationary model for probability density of El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Chaos, 31(10), 103126.

  • S.-K. Kim, S.-I. An (2021) Seasonal Gap Theory for ENSO Phase Locking, Journal of Climate, 34(14), 5621-5634.

  • H.-J. Kim, S.-I. An, S.-K. Kim, J.-H. Park (2021) Feedback Processes Modulating the Sensitivity of Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation to Freshwater Forcing Timescales, Journal of Climate, 34(12), 5081-5091.

  • R. Olson, S.-I. An, S.-K. Kim, Y. Fan (2021) A novel approach for discovering stochastic models behind data applied to El Niño–Southern Oscillation, Scientific Reports, 11, 2648.

  • S.-I. An, H-.J. Kim, S.-K. Kim (2021) Rate-Dependent Hysteresis of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation System and Its Asymmetric Loop, Geophysical Research Letters, 48(1), e2020GL090132.

  • S.-I. An, S.-K. Kim, A. Timmermann (2020) Fokker–Planck dynamics of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Scientific Reports, 10, 16282.

  • S.-K. Kim, S.-I. An (2020) Untangling El Niño‐La Niña Asymmetries Using a Nonlinear Coupled Dynamic Index, Geophysical Research Letters, 47(4), e2019GL085881.


  • Oral presentations
    - KMS 2018 (Fall)

      - Yonsei Young Star Session at Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum (GEEF) 2023, Seoul, South Korea (2023)

  • Posters

- IBS Conference on Climate Change and Human Migration 2017

AGU 2018

- AGU 2020


  • Honors (2016-1, 2016-2, 2017-1), Yonsei University

  • Excellent  Academic Paper award, Yonsei University (2023) 

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