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Kyo-Sun Lim

Kyo-Sun Sunny Lim

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Bulk-cloud microphysics parameterizations
  • Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union

PNNL Publications


  • Bae SY, JI Jeong, R Park, KS Lim, and SY Hong. 2016. "Weekly variability of precipitation induced by anthropogenic aerosols: A case study in Korea in summer 2004." Science of the Total Environment 541:1531-1539.  doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.10.020
  • Lim KS, LD Riihimaki, JM Comstock, B Schmid, C Sivaraman, Y Shi, and G McFarquhar. 2016. "Evalution of long-term surface-retrieved cloud-droplet number concentration with in situ aircraft observations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121(5):2318-2331.  doi:10.1002/2015JD024082


  • Lim KS, J Fan, LYR Leung, PL Ma, B Singh, C Zhao, Y Zhang, G Zhang, and X Song. 2014. "Investigation of Aerosol Indirect Effects using a Cumulus Microphysics Parameterization in a Regional Climate Model." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(2):906-926.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020958
  • Grasso L, DT Lindsey, KS Lim, A Clark, D Bikos, and SR Dembek. 2014. "Evaluation of and Suggested Improvements to the WSM6 Microphysics in WRF- ARW Using Synthetic and Observed GOES-13 Imagery." Monthly Weather Review 142(10):3635-3650.  doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00005.1
  • Hagos SM, Z Feng, CD Burleyson, KS Lim, CN Long, D Wu, and G Thompson. 2014. "Evaluation of convection-permitting model simulations of cloud populations associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation using data collected during the AMIE/DYNAMO field campaign." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(21):12,052-12,068.  doi:10.1002/2014JD022143
  • Lim KS, SY Hong, JH Yoon, and J Han. 2014. "Simulation of the Summer Monsoon Rainfall over East Asia using the NCEP GFS Cumulus Parameterization at Different Horizontal Resolutions." Weather and Forecasting 29(5):1143-1154.  doi:10.1175/WAF-D-13-00143.1


  • Lim KS, and S Hong. 2012. "Investigation of Aerosol Indirect Effects on Simulated Flash-flood Heavy Rainfall over Korea." Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 118(3-4):199-214. 

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