Feature Interview with Prof. Tore Furevik of Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research


Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is one of the largest climate research centers in Europe, located at the University of Bergen, Norway. Sharing a common vision towards understanding our climate system, BCCR and the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding on May 23, 2017, to promote scientific cooperation and increase staff interactions and) collaboration. BCCR colleagues Prof. Tore, Furevik, Dr Øyvind Paasche and Dr.

Indian Ocean May Be More Disruptive to Tropical Climate Than Previously Believed


A new paper on “Glacial changes in tropical climate amplified by the Indian Ocean” co-authored by Axel Timmermann, director of the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), has been published December 12 in Science Advances.

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'Scientist of the Year’ Award from Korea Science Journalists Association


Axel Timmermann, Director of IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) at Pusan National University (PNU), received the ‘Scientist of the Year’ award from the Korea Science Journalists Association. This award is bestowed upon scientists in recognition of their scientific excellence and their contributions to the development of science in Korea.

The award ceremony took place during the “2018 Science Journalists’ Night” on 29 November at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul.


Axel Timmermann gets selected as one of world’s most Highly Cited Researchers


Axel Timmermann, Director of the IBS Center for Climate Physics at Pusan National University, has been selected as one of 53 scientists in South Korea to join the 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers, a yearly distinction given to only a small percentage of scientists worldwide by Clarivate Analytics, a company which tracks citations and the impact of international research publications.

Local Drivers of Amplified Arctic Warming


Long-term observations of surface temperatures show an intensified surface warming in Canada, Siberia, Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean relative to global mean temperature rise. This warming pattern, commonly referred to as Arctic amplification, is consistent with computer models, simulating the response to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. However, the underlying physical processes for the intensified warming still remain elusive.


Feature Interview with Prof. Jürg Luterbacher and Dr. Elena Xoplaki

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Prof. Jürg Luterbacher and Dr. Elena Xoplaki both from Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen visited the IBS Center of Climate Physics (ICCP) on November 5~7, 2018. They gave special lectures and had discussions with researchers of ICCP. As working in a similar field related to climate reconstruction, they are pursuing various researches to understand a wide spectrum of topics on extremes and climate variations in the world.

June-Yi Lee, Associate Project Leader of ICCP, received 2018 Climate Change Grand Leaders Award

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June-Yi Lee, associate project leader of the IBS Center of Climate Physics (ICCP) and assistant professor at Pusan National University, has been awarded the 2018 Climate Change Grand Leaders Award for the selection of the coordinating lead author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report.

IBS Center for Climate Physics featured on YTN news

As one of the series of ‘Basic Science - Dream and Hope for the Future’, the supercomputing system designed by ICCP has been featured by YTN news. With the high-end infrastructure, ICCP will expand the frontiers of earth system science by conducting climate model simulations with an unprecedented spatial resolution.

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PNU’s IBS Center for Climate Physics boosts climate research with new Supercomputing Facility

Supercomputer Design
Third Fastest Supercomputer in Korea to go online in early 2019

PNU’s IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), in collaboration with the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), is launching a new supercomputing facility at the IBS Headquarter Center in Daejeon. The new 9 million USD Cray XC50™ supercomputer and its Cray ClusterStor™ L300F parallel file storage system will be mostly dedicated to climate and earth system research. Using 469 nodes of Intel Xeon Gold 6149 Processors with 192 GigaByte memory per node (90 Terabyte in total), the computer can conduct up to 1.43 quadrillion floating point per second (1.43 PFlops).