Prof Eun Soon IM 林銀順


PhD in Atmospheric Science
Associate Professor
PG Programs Coordinator (Environmental Engineering)
Research Area
Research Interests
Climate change and extreme weather
Climate feedback and process study
Dynamical downscaling
Interdisciplinary research for climate change impact assessment

PhD, Pusan National University, Korea

Selected Publications

(* corresponding author, after 2010, first author only)

Nguyen-Xuan, T., Qiu, L., Im, E.-S., Hur, J.*, and Shim, K.-M.*, Sensitivity of summer precipitation over Korea to the convective parameterizations in the RegCM4: An updated assessment, Advances in Meteorology. No. 1329071, 2020.

Kim, J.-B.*, Im, E.-S., and Bae, D.-H.*, Intensified hydroclimatological regime in Korean basins under 1.5 and 2℃ global warming, Int. J. Climatol. Vol. 40, pp.1965-1978, 2020.

Qiu, L., Im, E.-S., Hur, J.*, and Shim, K.-M.*, Added value of very high resolution in climate simulations over South Korea using Weather Research and Forecasting modeling system, Climate Dynamics. Vol. 54, pp.173–189, 2020.

Lee, M.-H., Bae, D.-H.*, and Im, E.-S., Effect of the horizontal resolution of climate simulations on the hydrological representation for extreme low and high flows, Water Resources Management. Vol. 33, pp.4653–4666, 2019.

Im, E.-S., Nguyen-Xuan, T., Kim, Y.-H.*, and Ahn, J.-B.*, 2018 Summer extreme hot temperatures in South Korea and their intensification under 3°C global warming scenario, Environ. Res. Lett. Vol. 14, No. 094020, 2019.

Lee, M.-H., Im, E.-S., and Bae, D.-H.*, Impact of the spatial variability of daily precipitation on hydrological projections: A comparison of GCM- and RCM-driven cases in the Han River basin, Korea, Hydrological Processes. Vol. 33, pp.2240-2257, 2019.

Chen, C.-C.*, Lo, M.-H.*, Im, E.-S., Yu, J.-Y.*, Liang, Y.-C.*, Chen, W.-T.*, Tang, I.*, Thermodynamic and dynamic responses to deforestation in the Maritime Continent: A modeling study, J. Climate. Vol. 32, pp.3505-3527, 2019.

Lee, M.-H., Im, E.-S., and Bae, D.-H.*, A comparative assessment of climate change impacts on drought over Korea based on multiple climate projections and multiple drought indices, Climate Dynamics. Vol. 53, pp.389-404, 2019.

Kang, S.-C., Im, E.-S., and Eltahir, E. A. B.*, Future Climate Change Enhances Rainfall Seasonality in a Regional Model of Western Maritime Continent, Climate Dynamics. Vol. 52, pp.747-764, 2019.

Lee, M.-H., Lu, M., Im, E.-S., and Bae, D.-H.*, Added value of dynamical downscaling in hydrological projection at Chungju basin, Korea, Int. J. Climatol. Vol. 39, pp.516-531, 2019.

Im, E.-S., Kang, S.-C.*, and Eltahir, E. A. B.*, Projections of rising heat stress over the western Maritime Continent from dynamically downscaled climate simulations, Global & Planetary Change. Vol. 165, pp.160-172, 2018.

Im, E.-S., and Eltahir, E. A. B.*, Simulations of the diurnal variation of rainfall over the western Maritime Continent using a regional climate model, Climate Dynamics. Vol. 51, pp.73-88, 2018.

Im, E.-S., and Eltahir, E. A. B.*, Simulations of the observed "jump" in the West African monsoon and its underlying dynamics using the MIT Regional Climate Model, Int. J. Climatol. Vol. 38, pp.841-852, 2018.

Im, E.-S., Pal, J. S.*, and Eltahir, E. A. B.*, Deadly heat waves projected in the densely-populated agricultural regions of South Asia, Science Advances. Vol. 3, No. e1603322, pp.1-7, 2017.

Im, E.-S., Choi, Y.-W.*, and Ahn, J.-B.*, Worsening of heat stress due to global warming in South Korea based on multi-RCM ensemble projections, J. Geophy. Res: Atmospheres. Vol. 122, pp.11444-11461, 2017.

Im, E.-S., Y.-W. Choi and J.-B. Ahn*, 2017: Robust intensification of hydroclimatic intensity over East Asia from multi-model ensemble regional projections. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 129, 1241-1254.

Alter, E.R.*, Im, E.-S.*, and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2015: Rainfall consistently enhanced around the Gezira Scheme in East Africa due to irrigation. Nature Geoscience, 8, 763-767 (Chosen by the editor focus session of "Sustainability on Earth"). (*These authors contributed equally to this work).

Im, E.-S., J.-B. Ahn*, and S.-R. Jo, 2015: Regional climate projection over South Korea simulated by the HadGEM2-AO and WRF model chain under the RCP emission scenarios. Climate Research, 69, 249-266.

Im, E.-S.*, and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2014: Enhancement of rainfall and runoff upstream from irrigation location in a climate model of West Africa. Water Resources Research, 50, 8651-8674.

Im, E.-S.*, R.L. Gianotti, and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2014: Improving the simulation of the West Africa Monsoon using the MIT Regional Climate Model. J. Climate, 27, 2209-2229.

Im, E.-S.*, M.P. Marcella, and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2014: Impact of potential large-scale irrigation on the West African Monsoon and its dependence on location of irrigated area. J. Climate, 27, 994-1009.

Im, E.-S.*, S.-R. In and S.-O. Han, 2013: Numerical simulation of the heavy rainfall caused by a convection band over Korea: A case study on the comparison of WRF and CReSS. Natural Hazard, 69, 1681-1695.

Im, E.-S.*, J.-H. Kwon, B.-J. Lee, S.-R. In and S.-O. Han, 2012: Potential increase of flood hazards over Korea due to global warming from a high-resolution regional climate simulation. Asia-Pacific J. Atmospheric Science, 48, 107-113.

Im, E.-S.*, J. B. Ahn, and D.-W. Kim, 2012: An assessment of future dryness over Korea under global warming from the RegCM3-ECHAM5 model chain under A1B emission scenario. Asia-Pacific J. Atmospheric Science, 48, 325-337.

Im, E.-S., I. W. Jung*, and D.-H. Bae, 2011: The temporal and spatial structure of recent and future trends in extreme indices over Korea from a regional climate projection. Int. J. Climatol., 31, 72-86.

Im, E.-S.*, and J. B. Ahn, 2011: On the elevation dependency of present-day and future climate simulations from a high-resolution regional climate model. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 89, 89-100.

Im, E.-S.*, E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, and X. Bi, 2010: Local vs. remote effects of climate change over the Alpine region: A study with a high resolution regional climate model with a surrogate climate change scenario. Geophy.Res.Lett., 37, L05704, doi:10.1029/2009GL041801.

Im, E.-S., I. W. Jung*, H. Chang, D.-H. Bae, and W.-T. Kwon, 2010: Hydrometeorological response to dynamically downscaled climate change simulations for Korean basins. Climatic Change, 100, 485-508.

Im, E.-S.*, E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, and X. Bi, 2010: Validation of a high resolution regional climate model for the Alpine region and effects of a subgrid-scale topography and land-use representation. J. Climate, 23, 1854-1873.


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