Feature Interview with Malte F. Stuecker, Ph.D.


Malte F. Stuecker is an Assistant Project Leader at the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP). Prior to joining ICCP in May 2018, he was a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences department, after receiving his German Diploma in Marine Environmental Science from the University of Oldenburg, Germany and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Hawaii, USA.

Ocean Book Published



The long-awaited book, ‘Climate Change and the Oceans’, authored Esther Gonstalla, infographics designer and Axel Timmermann, Director of the ICCP came out.

This book, which is written for the general public in South Korea, introduces the reader to the issues of global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification and hypercapnia in an easy-to-understand way and with lots of graphic illustrations. The authors hope to raise awareness for climate change and its effects on the oceans.

ICCP Climate Day Introduces High School Students to the Science of Global Warming


On December 19th, 2018, the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) held its second ‘Climate Day’. About 30 students and teachers from Mandeok High School and Dongrae Girls High School participated in the afternoon program, which offered a mixture of lectures, hands-on experiments and discussions. The main purpose of ICCP’s Climate Day is to disseminate climate knowledge to the next generation and to raise scientific curiosity among high school students.


Oh, H., K.-J, Ha, and A. Timmermann featured as cover article of Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Atmospheres (27 August 2018) 


A new study authored by ICCP researchers (PhD student Hyo-eun Oh, Prof. Kyung-Ja Ha and Director Axel Timmermann) and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research identifies key drivers for extreme monsoonal rainfall events and periods.

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.