Son, Seok-Woo
Atmospheric Dynamics
Weather & Climate Dynamics laboratory
Associate Department Head
Office : Bldg 501 Room 424 / +82-2-880-8147
Lab. : Bldg 501 Room 402 / +82-2-880-8152

Research Topic

Prof. Seok-Woo Son studies why and how phenomena related to large-scale circulation and long-term variability including climate change as well as synoptic-scale weather phenomena occur and change. He also explores the limitations of predictability in climate and operational models and the ways to overcome limits.


  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA, 2006
  • M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2001
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1999


  • Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2019-
  • Associate/Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2012-2019
  • Assistant Professor with CRC II, McGill University, QC, Canada, 2008-2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, NY, USA, 2006-2008


  1. Seok-Woo Son, Bo-Reum Han, Chaim I Garfinkel, Seo-Yeon Kim, Rokjin Park, N Luke Abraham, Hideharu Akiyoshi, Alexander T Archibald, N Butchart, Martyn P Chipperfield, Martin Dameris, Makoto Deushi, Sandip S Dhomse, Steven C Hardiman, Patrick Jöckel, Douglas Kinnison, Martine Michou, Olaf Morgenstern, Fiona M O'Connor, Luke D Oman, David A Plummer, Andrea Pozzer, Laura E Revell, Eugene Rozanov, Andrea Stenke, Kane Stone, Simone Tilmes, Yousuke Yamashita and Guang Zeng, (2018). Tropospheric jet response to Antarctic ozone depletion: An update with Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) models. Environmental Research Letters, 13(5), 054024, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aabf21
  2. Seok-Woo Son, Yuna Lim, Changhyun Yoo, Harry H. Hendon and Joowan Kim, (2017). Stratospheric Control of Madden Julian Oscillation. Journal of Climate, 30, 1909-1922, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0620.1
  3. Changhyun Yoo and Seok-Woo Son, (2016). Modulation of the boreal wintertime Madden-Julian Oscillation by the stratospheric Quasi-Biennial Oscillation. Geophyiscal Research Letters, 43(3), 1392-1398, doi: 10.1002/2016GL067762