Hydroclimatology Research Group


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Hydroclimatology@POSTECH is currently looking for highly motivated graduate applicants.

Potential topics are 1) drought mechanisms, risk, and predictability, 2) large-scale land surface modeling with a focus on anthropogenic processes (dam and irrigation), 3) hydrodynamical modeling with underwater drone-based river bathymetry surveys, and 4) socio-hydrology with a focus on the dynamics of social response (potential triggers and growth and decay patterns) during emerging water-related disasters.

If you are interested, please contact me (jhkam@postech.ac.kr)



Dr. Akarsh Asoka Kumar joins our group through the POSTECH Initiative for fostering Unicorn of Research & Innovation (PIURI) Fellowship Program. Welcome aboard!


Dr. Kam's paper was accepted in the special issue of "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (JIF:9.38 and Rank: 2/93 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)). This work focused on understanding how anthropogenic influences affect the long sustained Western Cape drought over 2015-2019 using the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6). The title of the paper is "CMIP6 Model-Based Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on the Long Sustained Western Cape Drought over 2015-2019". This article will be published in the BAMS special issue of "Explaining Extreme Events of 2019 from a climate perspective.

The co-authors includes Drs. Seung-Ki Min (POSTECH), Piotr Wolski (U of Cape Town, South Africa), and Jong-Seong Kug (POSTECH).


Dr. Byeong-Hee Kim joins our group as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome aboard!


Yeonjin Son (MA/PhD) and Shahid Ali (MSE) join our research group.

Jihun Park (MSE, AI Graduate School) joins our research group.

Welcome aboard!


Another article from Princeton's contribution to the research fields of Water, drought and flooding. It presents Princeton's environmental excellence over the last half-century. I am very proud of my PhD study about US drought mechanisms and predictability under the guidance of Profs. Eric F Wood and Justin Sheffield (now at University of Southampton, UK).


On the Princeton Homepage, you can find a blog about a retrospective looking at the past half-century of climate modeling at Princeton [link]. This five-minute reading will make you understand the milestones of the half-century history of climate modeling at Princeton. Please check this blog if you are interested.

This long-lasting collaboration between the Princeton Atmospheric and Oceanic Science program and NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is an exemplary collaboration between an academic institution and a government agency's research center to achieve one common goal, "Climate Modeling".

Numerous of graduate students and researchers at Princeton are all the beneficiaries through it. I am very proud of having my postdoc period there under the mentorship of Tom Knutson and Chris Milly.


Dr. Kam has a co-author paper accepted in Science of the Total Environment (JIF:6.5 and Rank: 22/265 (Environmental Science)). This work focused on understanding how people received the risk of flood and drought from the retrospective (past) and prospective (future) views via an integrated (quantitative and qualitative) assessment. The title of the paper is "Retrospective and Prospective Evaluations of Drought and Flood".

The author includes Dr. Wanyun Shao (lead author, Department of Geography at the University of Alabama).