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Kyung-Chan Kim


Biography

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)

  • Chungbuk National University, Korea Astronomy & Space Science Ph.D. 2010
  • Chungbuk National University, Korea Astronomy & Space Science M.S. 2005
  • Chungbuk National University, Korea Astronomy & Space Science B.Sc. 2003

  • Researcher, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 2012-
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, 2010-2011

Major Awards

  • 2006-2009, A 3-year research grant awarded to nationally selected graduate students funded by “Korea Research Foundation”

Research interests

  • Dynamics of relativistic electron in Earth’s radiation belt
  • Van Allen radiation belt environment modeling
  • Test particle and diffusion simulation
  • Magnetospheric ULF/VLF waves

Publications

  1. Kim, K.-C., and D.-Y. Lee (2014), Magnetopause structure favorable for radiation belt electron loss, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 5495–5508, doi:10.1002/2014JA019880
  2. Kim, K.-C., Y. Y. Shprits, J. Lee, J. Hwang (2013), Empirically modeled global distribution of magnetospheric chorus amplitude using an artificial neural network, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 6243–6253, doi:10.1002/jgra.50595
  3. Kim, K.-C., Y. Y. Shprits, (2013), Long-term relativistic radiation belt electron responses to GEM magnetic storms, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volumes 100–101, August 2013, Pages 59–67, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.04.007
  4. Kim, K.-C., Y. Y. Shprits, D. Subbotin, B. Ni (2012), Relativistic radiation belt electron responses to GEM magnetic storms: Comparison of CRRES observations with 3-D VERB simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A08221, doi:10.1029/2011JA017460
  5. Kim, K.-C., Y. Y. Shprits, (2012), Radial gradients of phase space density in the inner electron radiation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 117 , A12209, doi:10.1029/2012JA018211
  6. Kim, K.-C., Y. Y. Shprits, D. Subbotin, B. Ni (2011), Understanding the dynamic evolution of the relativistic electron slot region including radial and pitch angle diffusion, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A10214, doi:10.1029/2011JA016684
  7. Kim, K.-C., D.-Y. Lee, Y. Y. Shprits, H.-J. Kim, E. Lee (2011), Electron flux changes in the outer radiation belt by radial diffusion during the storm recovery phase in comparison with the fully adiabatic evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A09229, doi:10.1029/2011JA016642
  8. Kim, K.-C., D.-Y. Lee, H.-J. Kim, E. S. Lee, and C. R. Choi (2010), Numerical estimates of drift loss and Dst effect for outer radiation belt relativistic electrons with arbitrary pitch angle, J. Geophys. Res.,115, A03208, doi:10.1029/2009JA014523
  9. Kim, K.-C., D.-Y. Lee, H.-J. Kim, L. R. Lyons, E. S. Lee, M. K. Öztürk, and C. R. Choi (2008), Numerical calculations of relativistic electron drift loss effect, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A09212, doi:10.1029/2007JA013011
  10. Kim, K.-C., D.-Y. Lee, E. S. Lee, C. R. Choi, K. H. Kim, Y. J. Moon, K. S. Cho, Y. D. Park, and W. Y. Han (2005), A new perspective on the role of the solar wind dynamic pressure in the ring current particle loss through the magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A09223, doi:10.1029/2005JA011097

Conference presentations

  1. Kim, K., Y. Shprits, and J. Bernard Blake (2015), A third radiation zone at relativistic energies observed by SAMPEX HILT during the Bastille Day event, Abstract SM41D-2514 presented at 2015 fall meeting AGU, San Francisco, CA.
  2. Kim, K., Y. Y. Shprits, J. Cho, THEMIS Observations of Plasmaspheric hiss: its dependence on solar wind parameters and geomagnetic activity, Abstract SM33A-2166 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  3. Kim, K. C., Y. Y. Shprits, D. Subbotin, B. Ni, Relativistic Radiation Belt Electron Responses to GEM Magnetic Storms: Comparisons of CRRES Observations with 3-D VERB simulations, GEM Summer Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, USA.
  4. Kim, K., Y. Y. Shprits, D. Subbotin, B. Ni, Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of the Relativistic Electron Slot Region including Radial and Pitch-Angle Diffusion, AGU, San Francisco, USA.
  5. Kim K., Y. Y. Shprits, D. Subbotin, B. Ni, Understanding of the Dynamic Evolution of the Relativistic Electron Slot Region due to Radial and Pitch Angle Diffusion, Abstract SM11B-1735 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, USA.