Kim, Sang-Woo
Atmospheric Environment
Climate Environment Laboratory
Office : Bldg 501 Room 425 / +82-2-880-6716
Lab. : Bldg 501 Room 407 / +82-2-880-8149

Research Topic

● Ground-based, aircraft-based and space-borne in-situ/remote sensing observations of optical, physical and chemical properties of urban pollutants, Asian dust, and biomass burning aerosols
● Climate arming effects due to air pollutants, particularly black and brown carbon aerosols
● Observation and modeling studies of Arctic aerosol and cloud
● Develop and evaluate retrieval algorithms of gas pollutants and aerosols from ground-based and space-borne remote sensing measurements (e.g., CALIPSO)


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2005
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2000
  • B.S., Earth Science, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea, 1998


  • Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, SEES, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2012-
  • BK21 Research Prof., SEES, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2008-2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l'environnement (LSCE), Saint-Aubin, France, 2006-2008
  • Visiting Student, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML), Boulder, Colorado, USA., 2002-2004


  1. Do-Hyeon Park, Sang-Woo Kim, Man-Hae Kim, Huidong Yeo, Sang Seo Park, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Atsushi Shimizu and Cheol-Hee Kim, (2021). Impacts of local versus long-range transported aerosols on PM10 concentrations in Seoul, Korea: An estimate based on 11-year PM10 and lidar observations. Science of The Total Environment, 750, 141739, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141739
  2. Chaeyoon Cho, Sang-Woo Kim, Maheswar Rupakheti, Jin-Soo Park, Arnico Panday, Soon-Chang Yoon, Ji-Hyoung Kim, Hyunjae Kim, Haeun Jeon, Minyoung Sung, Bong Mann Kim, Seungkyu K. Hong, Rokjin J. Park, Dipesh Rupakheti, Khadak Singh Mahata, Puppala Siva Praveen, Mark G. Lawrence and Brent Holben, (2017). Wintertime aerosol optical and radiative properties in the Kathmandu Valley during the SusKat-ABC field campaign. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(20), 12617-12632, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-12617-2017
  3. Chaeyoon Cho, Sang-Woo Kim, Meehye Lee, Saehee Lim, Wenzheng Fang, Örjan Gustafsson, August Andersson, Rokjin J. Park and Patrick J. Sheridan, (2019). Observation-based estimates of the mass absorption cross-section of black and brown carbon and their contribution to aerosol light absorption in East Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 212, 65-74, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.05.024