Jin-Sil Hong

Staff page photo for Jin-Sil Hong of AOML.

Research Interests

  • Inter-basin interactions
  • Extratropical-tropical Interactions
  • Ocean-Atmosphere interactions
  • Extreme weather and climate events.
  • Future Climate Change

Jin-Sil Hong, PhD.

Postdoctoral Associate (Northern Gulf Institute) , Physical Oceanography Division 


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“The ocean has variabilities on multiple spatial (e.g., from regional to global) and temporal (e.g., from sub-seasonal to multi-decadal) scales. Oceanic variabilities affect not only local climates but also remote areas through atmospheric teleconnections. Understanding the interaction of two or more oceans can help understand inconsistent climate responses when only one ocean’s climate variability is considered, thus improving future climate projections.”

Dr. Jin-Sil Hong is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) at the Mississippi State University and the Physical Oceanography Division at NOAA’s AOML. Dr. Hong is currently working on the influence of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on the decadal drought frequency in the southeast U.S. She is also interested in the interbasin interactions via atmospheric and oceanic pathways and their impact on climate variability and extreme weather events.

Current Work

Asymmetric influences of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on the decadal drought frequency in the southeast U.S.

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2022, Ph.D. Marine Sciences and Convergent Technology, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

2016, B.S. Environmental Marine Science, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea

Yeh, S. W., Won, Y. J., Hong, J. S., Lee, K. J., Kwon, M., Seo, K. H., & Ham, Y. G. (2018). The record-breaking heat wave in 2016 over South Korea and its physical mechanism. Monthly Weather Review, 146(5), 1463-1474. https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-17-0205.1

Yeh, S. W., Lee, E. H., Min, S. K., Lee, Y. H., Park, I. H., & Hong, J. S. (2021). Contrasting factors on the trends in hot days and warm nights over Northern Hemisphere land during summer. Weather and Climate Extremes, 34, 100389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2021.100389

Hong, J. S., Yeh, S. W., & Yang, Y. M. (2021). Inter-basin interactions between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans depending on the phase of Pacific decadal Oscillation and Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation. Journal of Climate, 1-38. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0408.1

Korean Meteorological Society Spring Conference Best Poster Award in Climate Session 2022