Hyokyung Kim, Visiting Assistant Research Scientist

Hyokyung Kim


NASA Goddard
Bldg 33, Room B406
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: 301-614-6089
Fax: 301-614-5492


Atmospheric radar and radiometer remote sensing on clouds and precipitation, Retrieval of microphysical properties of precipitation using radar data and other measurements.


Dr. Hyokyung Kim received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Pukyong National University at Busan, Korea in 2004. Her Ph.D. thesis is on the retrieval of atmospheric hydrometeors using dual wavelength cloud radar. In 2004-2007, she had worked for the Korea National Institute of Meteorological Research about very short time forecasting of precipitation using the weather radars and development of weather forecast and analysis system. She was with GEST/UMBC for two years prior to joining GESTAR in 2011. She is currently working on developing and testing algorithms to retrieve the microphysical properties of cloud and precipitation from space-borne radars. Her current research focuses on the simulation of radar data (at Ku and Ka band for GPM-Dual Frequency Radar) from cloud resolving model data, testing of the dual frequency radar algorithms from the simulated radar data and evaluation of its performance.