Park, Sungsu
Associate Professor
Cloud and Turbulence Parameterization
Numerical Modeling Laboratory
Office : Bldg 501 Room 524 / +82-2-880-6717
Lab. : Bldg 501 Room 502 / +82-2-880-6721

Research Topic

Prof. Park has developed a global climate model (general circulation model, GCM) that is essential for atmospheric scientific research and validated its performance. Specifically, the convection scheme, planetary boundary layer scheme, and cloud macrophysics scheme which are key components of the GCM have been developed by him. He has designed the integrated vertical cloud overlap parameterization and implemented it consistently into the precipitation and atmospheric radiation processes of the GCM for the first time in the world. Various physical processes associated with the close interaction between aerosols, clouds and precipitation have been developed to make the GCM simulate the climate better. In addition, atmospheric phenomena such as typhoon, diurnal cycle of precipitation, El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), and Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) have been also analyzed to validate the performance of the developed climate model.


  • Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, 2002
  • Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences (Major) and Physics (Minor), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1995


  • Associate Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2015-
  • Scientist I, II, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, NCAR, CO, USA, 2009-2015
  • Research Associate, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, WA, USA, 2005-2008
  • Postdoc., Advanced Study Program, NCAR, CO, USA, 2002-2004


  1. Sungsu Park, Jihoon Shin, Siyun Kim, and Eunsil Oh and Yoonjae Kim, (2019). Global Climate Simulated by the Seoul National University Atmosphere Model Version 0 with a Unified Convection Scheme (SAM0-UNICON). Journal of Climate, 32, 2917-2949, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0796.1
  2. Sungsu Park and Jihoon Shin, (2019). Heuristic Estimation of Low-Level Cloud Fraction over the Globe Based on a Decoupling Parameterization. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 5635-5660, doi: 10.5194/acp-19-5635-2019
  3. Sungsu Park, (2018). An Economical Analytical Equation for the Integrated Vertical Overlap of Cumulus and Stratus. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10(3), 826-841, doi: 10.1002/2017MS001190