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Jin-Ho Yoon

Jin-Ho Yoon

Climate Physics
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Climate modeling with global and regional climate models
  • Diagnostic analysis of model output and observational data
  • Climate variability and change
  • Seasonal climate prediction
  • Climate change impact on human and hydro-ecosystems
  • Climate sensitivity and feedback processes

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • M.S., Meteorology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • B.S., Meteorology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • NASA Earth System Science (ESS) Fellowship for Ph.D. study
  • 2005 Amazon drought paper was selected as "best paper of 2008" by Envionrmental Research Letter

PNNL Publications

2014

  • Vinoj V, PJ Rasch, H Wang, JH Yoon, PL Ma, K Landu, and B Singh. 2014. "Short-term modulation of Indian summer monsoon rainfall by West Asian dust." Nature Geoscience 7 :308-313.  doi:10.1038/NGEO2107
  • Huneeus N, O Boucher, K Alterskjaer, JN Cole, CL Curry, D Ji, A Jones, BS Kravitz, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, PJ Rasch, A Robock, B Singh, H Schmidt, M Schulz, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2014. "Forcings and Feedbacks in the GeoMIP Ensemble for a Reduction in Solar Irradiance and Increase in CO2." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(9):5226-5239.  doi:10.1002/2013JD021110

2013

  • Balaguru K, LYR Leung, and JH Yoon. 2013. "Oceanic Control of Northeast Pacific Hurricane Activity at Interannual Timescales." Environmental Research Letters 8(4):Article No. 044009.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044009
  • Jones A, J Haywood, K Alterskjaer, O Boucher, JN Cole, CL Curry, P Irvine, D Ji, BS Kravitz, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, U Niemeier, A Robock, H Schmidt, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2013. "The Impact of Abrupt Suspension of Solar Radiation Management (Termination Effect) in Experiment G2 of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(17):9743-9752.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50762
  • Kravitz BS, K Caldeira, O Boucher, A Robock, PJ Rasch, K Alterskjaer, D Bou Karam, JN Cole, CL Curry, J Haywood, P Irvine, D Ji, A Jones, JE Kristjansson, D Lunt, J Moore, U Niemeier, H Schmidt, M Schulz, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, S Yang, and JH Yoon. 2013. "Climate Model Response from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(15):8320-8332.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50646
  • Kravitz BS, PJ Rasch, P Forster, T Andrews, JN Cole, P Irvine, D Ji, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, A Robock, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2013. "An Energetic Perspective on Hydrologic Cycle Changes in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(23):13,087-13,102.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020502
  • Lee YH, JF Lamarque, MG Flanner, C Jiao, D Shindell, T Berntsen, M Bisiauxs, J Cao, WJ Collins, M Curran, R Edwards, G Faluvegi, SJ Ghan, L Horowitz, JR McConnell, J Ming, G Myhre, T Nagashima, V Naik, S Rumbold, RB Skeie, K Sudo, T Takemura, F Thevenon, B Xu, and JH Yoon. 2013. "Evaluation of Preindustrial to Present-day Black Carbon and its Albedo Forcing from Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(5):2607-2634.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-2607-2013
  • Ma PL, PJ Rasch, H Wang, K Zhang, RC Easter, Jr, S Tilmes, JD Fast, X Liu, JH Yoon, and JF Lamarque. 2013. "The Role of Circulation Features on Black Carbon Transport into the Arctic in the Community Atmosphere Model Version 5 (CAM5)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(10):4657-4669.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50411
  • Myhre G, BH Samset, M Schulz, Y Balkanski, S Bauer, T Berntsen, H Bian, N Bellouin, M Chin, T Diehl, RC Easter, Jr, J Feichter, SJ Ghan, D Hauglustaine, T Iversen, S Kinne, A Kirkevag, JF Lamarque, G Lin, X Liu, MT Lund, G Luo, X Ma, T van Noije, JE Penner, PJ Rasch, A Ruiz, O Seland, RB Skeie, P Stier, T Takemura, K Tsigaridis, P Wang, Z Wang, L Xu, H Yu, F Yu, JH Yoon, K Zhang, H Zhang, and C Zhou. 2013. "Radiative Forcing of the Direct Aerosol Effect from AeroCom Phase II Simulations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(4):1853-1877.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-1853-2013
  • Shindell D, JF Lamarque, M Schulz, MG Flanner, C Jiao, M Chin, PJ Young, YH Lee, L Rotstayn, NM Mahowald, G Milly, G Faluvegi, Y Balkanski, WJ Collins, A Conley, S Dalsoren, RC Easter, Jr, SJ Ghan, L Horowitz, X Liu, G Myhre, T Nagashima, V Naik, S Rumbold, RB Skeie, K Sudo, S Szopa, T Takemura, A Voulgarakis, JH Yoon, and F Lo. 2013. "Radiative forcing in the ACCMIP historical and future climate simulations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13(6):2939-2974.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-2939-2013
  • Tilmes S, J Fasullo, JF Lamarque, D Marsh, M Mills, K Alterskjaer, HO Muri, JE Kristjansson, O Boucher, M Schulz, JN Cole, CL Curry, A Jones, J Haywood, P Irvine, D Ji, J Moore, D Bou Karam, BS Kravitz, PJ Rasch, B Singh, JH Yoon, U Niemeier, H Schmidt, A Robock, S Yang, and S Watanabe. 2013. "The Hydrological Impact of Geoengineering in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(19):11,036-11,058.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50868
  • Wang H, RC Easter, Jr, PJ Rasch, M Wang, X Liu, SJ Ghan, Y Qian, JH Yoon, PL Ma, and V Vinoj. 2013. "Sensitivity of Remote Aerosol Distributions to Representation of Cloud-Aerosol Interactions in a Global Climate Model." Geoscientific Model Development 6(3):765-782.  doi:10.5194/gmd-6-765-2013
  • Wang SYS, JH Yoon, R Gillies, and C Cho. 2013. "What Caused the Winter Drought in Western Nepal during Recent Years?" Journal of Climate 26(21):8241-8256.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00800.1
  • Wang SYS, BM Buckley, JH Yoon, and B Fosu. 2013. "Intensification of Premonsoon Tropical Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and its Impacts on Myanmar." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(10):4373-4384.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50396
  • Wang SYS, ML Heureux, and JH Yoon. 2013. "Are Greenhouse Gases Changing ENSO Precursors in the Western North Pacific?" Journal of Climate 26(17):6309-6322.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00360.1
  • Zhao C, X Liu, Y Qian, JH Yoon, Z Hou, G Lin, SA McFarlane, H Wang, B Yang, PL Ma, H Yan, and J Bao. 2013. "A Sensitivity Study of Radiative Fluxes at the Top of Atmosphere to Cloud-Microphysics and Aerosol Parameters in the Community Atmosphere Model CAM5." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13:10969-10987.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-10969-2013

2012

  • Yoon JH, and PL Ma. 2012. "Ocean General Circulation Models." In Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, ed. RA Meyers, pp. 7365-7381.  Springer, New York, NY. 
  • Yoon JH, and WRJ Huang. 2012. "Indian Monsoon Depression: Climatology and Variability." Chapter 2 in Modern Climatology, ed. SY Wang and RR Gillies , pp. 45-71.  InTech, Rijeka, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska). 
  • Yoon JH, K Mo, and E Wood. 2012. "Dynamic-Model Based Seasonal Prediction of Meteorological Drought over the Contiguous United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology 13(2):463-482.  doi:10.1175/JHM-D-11-038.1
  • Yoon JH, LYR Leung, and J Correia Jr.. 2012. "Comparison of Dynamically and Statistically Downscaled Seasonal Climate Forecasts for the Cold Season over the United States." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 117:D21109.  doi:10.1029/2012JD017650
  • Anderson BT, JR Knight, MA Ringer, JH Yoon, and A Cherchi. 2012. "Testing for the Possible Influence of Unknown Climate Forcings upon Global Temperature Increases from 1950-2000." Journal of Climate 25(20):7163-7172.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00645.1
  • Cook B, N Zeng, and JH Yoon. 2012. "Will Amazonia dry out?: Magnitude and causes of change from IPCC climate model projections." Earth Interactions 16(3):1-27.  doi:10.1175/2011EI398.1
  • Ganguly D, PJ Rasch, H Wang, and JH Yoon. 2012. "Climate response of the South Asian monsoon system to anthropogenic aerosols." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 117:Article No. D13209.  doi:10.1029/2012JD017508
  • Ganguly D, PJ Rasch, H Wang, and JH Yoon. 2012. "Fast and Slow Responses of the South Asian Monsoon System to Anthropogenic Aerosols." Geophysical Research Letters 39:Article No. L18804.  doi:10.1029/2012GL053043
  • Ghan SJ, X Liu, RC Easter, Jr, RA Zaveri, PJ Rasch, JH Yoon, and B Eaton. 2012. "Toward a Minimal Representation of Aerosols in Climate Models: Comparative Decomposition of Aerosol Direct, Semidirect, and Indirect Radiative Forcing." Journal of Climate 25(19):6461-6476.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00650.1

Selected Publications

2010

  • Yoon J-H and N Zeng. 2010. "An Atlantic Influence on Amazon Rainfall." Climate Dynamics 34(2-3):249-264. doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0551-6.
  • Anderson B, JF Knight, MA Ringer, C Desser, A Phillips, J-H Yoon, and A Cherchi. 2010. "Climate Forcings and Climate Sensitivities Diagnosed from Atmospheric Global Circulation Models." Climate Dynamics 35(7-8): 1461-1475. doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0798-y.
  • Gilles RR, S-Y Wang, J-H Yoon, and S Weaver. 2010. "CFS Prediction of Winter Persistent Inversions in the Intermountain Region." Weather and Forecasting 25(4):1211-1218. doi:10.1175/2010WAF2222419.1.

2009

  • Kucharski A, AA Scaife, J-H Yoon, CK Folland, J Kinter, D Fereday, AM Fischer, EK Jin, J Kroger, NC Lau, T Nakaegawa, P Pegion, E Rozanov, S Schubert, PV Sporyshev, J Syktus, A Voldorie, J-H Yoon, N Zeng, and T Zhou. 2009. "The CLIVAR C20C Project: Skill of Simulating Indian Monsoon Rainfall on Interannual to Decadal Timescales. Does GHG Forcing Play a Role?" Climate Dynamics 33(5):615-627. doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0462-y.
  • Scaife AA, F Kucharski, CK Folland, J Kinter, D Fereday, AM Fischer, S Grainger, EK Jin, IS Kang, JR Knight, S Kusonoki, NC Lau, MJ Nath, T Nakaegawa, P Pegion, S Schubert, P Sporyshev, J Syktus, JH Yoon, N Zeng, and T Zhou. 2009. "The CLIVAR C20C Project: Selected 20th Century Climate Events." Climate Dynamics 33(5):603-614. doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0451-1.
  • Zeng N and J-H Yoon. 2009. "Expansion of the World's Deserts due to Vegetation-Albedo Feedback under Global Warming." Geophysical Research Letters 36: Art. No. L17401, doi:10.1029/2009GL039699.
  • Zhou T, B Wu, AA Scaife, L Li, F Kucharski, CK Folland, J Kinter, D Fereday, AM Fischer, EK Jin, JR Knight, S Kusonoki, NC Lau, T Nakaegawa, P Pegion, J Syktus, JH Yoon, and N Zeng. 2009. "The CLIVAR C20C Project.  Part 3: Which Components of the Asian-Australian Monsoon Variability are Forced and Reproducible?"  Climate Dynamics 33(7-8):1051-1068. doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0501-8.

2008

  • Mariotti A, Z Zeng, J-H Yoon, V Artale, A Navarra, P Alpert, and LZX Li. 2008. "Mediterranean Water Cycle Changes: Transition to Drier 21st Century Conditions in Observations and CMIP3 Simulations." Environmental Research Letters 3(4): Art. No. 044001. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044001.
  • Zeng N, J-H Yoon, A Mariotti, and S Swenson. 2008. "Variability of Basin-Scale Terrestrial Water Storage from a P-E-R Water Budget Method: The Amazon and the Mississippi." Journal of Climate 21(2):248-265. doi: 10.1175/2007JCLI1639.1.
  • Zeng N, J-H Yoon, A Vinzileos, GJ Collatz, E Kalnay, A Mariotti, A Kumar, A Busalacchi, and S Lord. 2008. "Dynamical Prediction of Ecosystem and the Global Carbon Cycle: A 25-Year Hindcast Experiment."  Global Biogeochemical Cycles 22: Art. No. GB4015. doi:10.1029/2008GB003183.
  • Zeng N, J-H Yoon, J Marengo, A Subramaniam, C Nobre, A Mariotti, and JD Neelin. 2008. "Causes and Impacts of the 2005 Amazon Drought." Environmental Research Letters 3: Art. No. 014002. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/1/014002.

2006

  • Yoon J-H and T-C Chen. 2006. "Maintenance of the Boreal Forest Rainbelts during Northern Summer." Journal of Climate 19:1437-1449. doi:10.1175/JCLI3692.1.

2005

  • Yoon J-H and T-C Chen. 2005. "Water Vapor Budget of the Indian Monsoon Depression." Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 57(5):770-782. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2005.00145.x.
  • Chen TC, J-H Yoon, and SY Wang. 2005. "Westward Propagation of the Indian Monsoon Depression." Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 57(5):758-769. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2005.00140.x.

2004

  • Chen T-C, W-R Huang, and J-H Yoon. 2004. "Interannual Variation of the East-Asian Cold Surge Activity." Journal of Climate 17:401-413.

2002

  • Chen T-C and J-H Yoon. 2002. "Interdecadal Variations of the North Pacific Wintertime Blocking."  Monthly Weather Review 130:3136-3143. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(2002)130<3136:IVOTNP>2.0.CO;2

2001

  • Chen T-C, J-H Yoon, KJ St. Croix, and ES Takle. 2001. "Suppressing Impacts of the Amazonian Deforestation by the Global Circulaton Change."  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 82(10):2209-2216.

2000

  • Chen T-C and J-H Yoon. 2000. "Interannual Variation in Indochina Summer Monsoon Rainfall: Possible Mechanism." Journal of Climate 13:1979-1986. doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<1979:IVIISM>2.0.CO;2.
  • Chen T-C and J-H Yoon. 2000. "Some Remarks on the Westward Propagation of the Monsoon Depression." Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 52(5):487-499. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0870.2000.01127.x.

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