Hyungjun Kim, PhD

/hjʌŋ-dʒun kim/

Associate Professor Moon Soul Graduate School of Future Strategy & Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon, Korea

T: +82-42-350-4036 E: [email protected]



2010    PhD in Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2004    MS in Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

2001    BS in Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 3 (GSWP3), Chair (since 2014) ****One of core projects of GLASS/GEWEX as a liaison across broader science communities including ISI-MIP, LUMIP, CLiC/WCRP, GDAP/GEWEX, and CMIP6 (

Land Surface, Snow and Soil-moisture Model Intercomparision Project (LS3MIP), Co-chair (since 2014) A CMIP6-endorsed-MIP to provide a comprehensive assessment of land surface, snow and soil moisture feedbacks on climate variability and climate change, and to diagnose systematic biases in the land modules of current ESMs. (

Global Land Atmosphere System Study (GLASS), Panel Member (since 2010) A science panel member of Global Energy Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX), one of four core projects of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) (

Safe Landing Climate WCRP Lighthouse Activity, Member of Science Plan Development Team (since 2021) A member of science plan development team to provide scientific outcomes that are critical to support emergent societal needs for robust and actionable regional to local climate information (

Regional Focal Point of WCRP Climate Research Forums, Co-lead of Asia-Oceania-Eastern Asia Region (since 2021) A regional leadership to facilitate the exchange of information between WCRP and the climate research and support communities, stakeholders, and partners in the region (

APEC Climate Center (APCC), Science Advisory Committee Member (since 2020) A member of science advisory group for monitoring and causal analysis of climate extremes (

Today’s Earth Global, Advisory (since 2012) Global pseudo real-time simulation system of land surface, river discharge and flood area fraction co-developed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Earth Observation Research Center (JAXA/EORC), Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), and The University of Tokyo (

Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM), Science Team and Application Committee of JAXA (since 2013), Science Team of NASA (2016-2019) Japan-U.S. joint satellite mission of Global Precipitation Measurement/Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (GPM/DPR) (