Jung-Eun Chu

Assistant Project Leader

Email: jechu@pusan.ac.kr

Phone: +82-51-510-7685

Research Interests
  • The role of tropical cyclones in global water and energy cycles represented by high-resolution coupled model simulation
  • US Tornado occurrence and its connection to large-scale climate variability
  • Optical properties of biomass burning aerosols and its role in aerosol-monsoon interaction
  • Nonlinear representation of monsoon intraseasonal oscillation


2016 Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Pusan National University
2011 M. S., Atmospheric Sciences, Pusan National University
2009 B. S., Atmospheric Environmental Sciences, Pusan National University

Work Experience

2019 Assistant Research Fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP)
2017 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP)

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2013 - 2016 National Junior Research Fellowship for “Core Leaders of the Future Basic Science Program” (Role: Principal investigator)
2015 Travel Grant Award for young scientists, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly 2015
2013 Outstanding Achievement Academic Award, President of National Sciences Collage at Pusan National University
2012 Future Scientist Award, Federation of Busan Science and Technology
2012 Outstanding Environment Research Academic Award, Environment Research Institute at Pusan National University


International Journals

  1. Christian Wengel, Sun-Seon Lee, Malte F. Stuecker, Axel Timmermann, Jung-Eun Chu, Fabian Schloesser, 2021: Future high-resolution El Niño/Southern Oscillation dynamics, nature climate change, doi: 10.1038/s43017-021-00199-z
  2. Sun-Seon Lee, Jung-Eun Chu, Axel Timmermann, Eui-Seok Chung, June-Yi Lee, 2021: East Asian climate response to COVID-19 lockdown measures in China, Scientific Reports, 11, 16852, doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96007-1
  3. Jung-Eun Chu, Sun-Seon Lee, Axel Timmermann, Christian Wengel, Malte F. Stuecker, Ryohei Yamaguchi, 2020: Reduced tropical cyclone densities and ocean effects due to anthropogenic greenhouse warming, Science Advances, 6(51), eabd5109, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abd5109
  4. Anahita Amiri‐Farahani, Robert J. Allen, King‐Fai Li, and Jung‐Eun Chu, 2020: The semidirect effect of combined dust and sea salt aerosols in a multimodel analysis. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (17-18), 10512-10521, doi: 10.1029/2019GL084590.
  5. Malte F Stuecker, Axel Timmermann, Fei-Fei Jin, Cristian Proistosescu, Sarah M. Kang, Doyeon Kim, Kyung-Sook Yun, Eui-Seok Chung, Jung-Eun Chu, Cecilia M. Bitz, Kyle C. Armour, and Michiya Hayashi, 2020: Strong remote control of future equatorial warming by off-equatorial forcing, Nature Climate Change, 10, 124-129, doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0667-6.
  6. Jung-Eun Chu, Axel Timmermann, and June-Yi Lee, 2019: North American April tornado occurrences linked to global sea surface temperature anomalies, Science Advances, 5(8), eaaw9950, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw9950.
  7. Jung‐Eun Chu, Kyu‐Myong Kim, William K. M. Lau, and Kyung‐Ja Ha, 2018: How light-absorbing properties of organic aerosol modify the Asian summer monsoon rainfall? Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 2244–2255. doi:10.1002/2017JD027642.
  8. Jung-Eun Chu, Bin Wang, June-Yi Lee, and Kyung-Ja Ha, 2017: Boreal summer intraseasonal phases identified by nonlinear multivariate empirical orthogonal function-based self-organizing map (ESOM) analysis, Journal of Climate, 30(10), doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0660.1.
  9. Jung-Eun Chu, and Kyung-Ja Ha, 2016: Quantifying organic aerosol single scattering albedo over the tropical biomass burning regions, Atmospheric Environment, 147, 67-78, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.09.069.
  10. Chul Eddy Chung, Jung-Eun Chu, Yunha Lee, Twan van Noije, Hwayoung Jeong, Kyung-Ja Ha and Marguerite Marks, 2016: Global fine-mode aerosol radiative effect, as constrained by comprehensive observations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 8071-8080, doi:10.5194/acp-16-8071-2016.
  11. Kyung-Ja Ha, Jung-Eun Chu, June-Yi Lee, and Kyung-Sook Yun, 2016: Interbasin coupling between the tropical Indian and Pacific Ocean on interannual timescale: Observation and CMIP5 reproduction, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3087-6.
  12. Jung-Eun Chu, Kyung-Ja Ha, June-Yi Lee, Bin Wang, Byeong-Hee Kim and Chung Eddy Chul, 2014: Future Change of the Indian Ocean Basin-Wide and Dipole Modes in the CMIP5, Climate Dynamics, 43(1), 535-551, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-2002-7.
  13. Kyung-Ja Ha, Jung-Eun Chu, June-Yi Lee, Bin Wang, Saji N. Hameed and Masahiro Watanabe, 2012: What caused the cool summer over northern Central Asia, East Asia and central North America during 2009?, Environmental Research Letters7(4), 044015, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044015.
  14. Kyung-Sook Yun, Ki-Young Heo, Jung-Eun Chu, Kyung-Ja Ha, Eun-Jeong Lee, Yumi Choi and Akio Kitoh, 2012: Changes in Climate Classification and Extreme Climate Indices from a High-Resolution Future Projection, Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s13143-012-0022-6, 48(3), 213-226.
  15. Jung-Eun Chu, Saji N. Hameed, Kyung-Ja Ha, 2012: Non-linear, intraseasonal phases of the East Asian summer monsoon: Extraction and analysis using self-organizing maps, Journal of Climate25(20), 6975-6988, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00512.1.

Domestic Journals

  1. Jung-Eun Chu and Kyung-Ja Ha, 2011: Classification of Intraseasonal Oscillation in Precipitation using Self-Organizing Map for the East Asian Summer Monsoon, Atmosphere 21(3), 221-228. (In Korean)
  2. Ye-Won Seo, Jung-Eun Chu and Kyung-Ja Ha, 2010: On response of Surface Equilibrium Temperature for Change of Surface Characteristics: An EBM study, The Korean Journal of Quaternary Research24(2), 1-11. (In Korean)