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SeungUk Kim

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Contact Information

4052-A Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. Francina Dominguez


SeungUk is a third year PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He is a member of the Hydrometeorology Group led by Professor Francina Dominguez.

His research interests include the development of extreme floods and droughts in the US Midwest and the role of land-atmosphere interaction during such events. SeungUk recently completed an analysis of extreme floods, investigating sources of moisture and physical mechanisms, and is currently executing a similar analysis of extreme droughts. He is now participating NASA project, running and validating the deep root scheme in Land Information System (LIS).

Before attending the UIUC, SeungUk earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences and Computational Sciences from Seoul National University in South Korea in 2016. He then served as a weather officer and chief forecaster for the Republic of Korea Air Force at the Seoul Air Base until May 2019.



B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences (major) and Computational Sciences (interdisciplinary major), cum laude, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 2016

Awards and Honors

AGU Precipitation Student Award, AGU Precipitation Technical Committee, 2022

Eminence Scholarship, Seoul National University, 2013 Spring - 2015 Fall

National Scholarship for Science and Engineering, Korea Student Aid Foundation, 2012 Fall


Officially, my first name is written "Seung Uk", but it's often written "SeungUk" without a space. For my publications, "Seung-Uk" with a hyphen has been used. 

Recent Publications

Kim, S. and F. Dominguez, 2023: Warm Season Extreme Flood Events in the Midwestern US – Sources of Moisture and Physical Mechanisms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere, (in revision)
(Before joining UIUC)
Kim, S.-U. and K.-Y. Kim, 2020:  Impact of climate change on the biogeochemical cycle in the coastal and sea ice zone of the Southern Ocean. Sci. Total Environ., 751, 141678,
Kim, S.-U. and K.-Y. Kim, 2019: The physical and chemical mechanisms of the daily-to-seasonal variation of PM10 in Korea. Sci. Total Environ., 712, 136429,