Baik, Jong-Jin
Cloud and Mesoscale Dynamics
Convection and Urban Meteorology Group
Office : Bldg 501 Room 422 / +82-2-880-6990
Lab. : Bldg 501 Room 401 / +82-2-880-1474

Research Topic

At Convection and Urban Meteorology Group, we seek to better understand atmospheric convection and urban effects on weather, climate, and the environment. For this, we use sophisticated numerical models to simulate clouds/precipitation and urban turbulence/boundary layer to investigate various factors contributing to their development. In so doing, we have developed new parameterizations of cloud microphysical processes and urban effects with the aim of improving the performance of numerical models. To aid with a conceptual understanding of various nonlinear phenomena found in thermal convection, a theoretical study of chaos and nonlinear dynamics is also underway.


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC, USA (minor - Mathematics), 1989
  • M.S., Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1986
  • B.S., Earth Science Education, Department of Earth Science Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1984


  • Associate Professor/Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2003-
  • Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea, 1995-2001
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1994-1995
  • USRA Research Scientist, Severe Storms Branch, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, U.S.A., 1991-1993


  1. Kyung-Hwan Kwak, Jong-Jin Baik, Young-Hee Ryu, and Sang-Hyun Lee (2015). Urban air quality simulation in a high-rise building area using a CFD model coupled with mesoscale meteorological and chemistry-transport models. Atmospheric Environment, 100, 167-177, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.10.059
  2. Hyunho Lee, and Jong-Jin Baik (2017). A physically based autoconversion parameterization. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74, 1599-1616, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0207.1
  3. Sungju Moon, Jaemyeong Mango Seo, Beom-Soon Han, Junho Park, and Jong-Jin Baik (2019). A physically extended Lorenz system. Chaos, 29, 063129, doi: 10.1063/1.5095466