Dr. Jung-Hoon Kim

Research Scientist II
Kansas City, Missouri


Dr Kim has professional experience with aviation weather forecast in Republic of Korean Air Force (ROKAF) for three years (2004-2006). Then he pursued a PhD degree in Atmospheric Science from Yonsei university, Seoul, South Korea for 5-years (2006-2011) about "a study on aviation turbulence on Korea and East Asia", including the high resolution WRF model simulations on several severe turbulence cases, climatology of observed upper-level turbulence over Korea, and development of Korean Turbulence Guidance (KTG) system. As a post-doc researcher in 2011-2013, he also had a professional R2O experience on implementing the KTG to Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA). After that, he was a recipient of NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) fellow at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA for two years (2013-2015). In NASA, he developed the combined wind and turbulence forecasts for automated Air-Traffic Management (ATM) system. And then, he joined to CIRA/CSU affiliated with NOAA/Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, MO in 2015 as a research scientist. He is developing the next-generation of World Area Forecast System (WAFS) for en-route weather hazards like turbulence, icing, and convection using global ensemble of NWP models. His areas of research interest include synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, ensemble weather forecast, numerical weather prediction, model evaluation using statistical methodologies, optimization of flight trajectory modeling and guidance, and climate impact to aviation operation.

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