Publications

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2018
  • Kang, S. M.*, K. Park, Y.-T. Hwang, and W.-T. Hsiao, 2018: Contrasting tropical climate response pattern to localized thermal forcing over different ocean basins, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45(22), 12,544-12,552. official link
  • Stuecker, M. F.*, C. M. Bitz, K. C. Armour, C. Proistosescu, S. M. Kang, S.-P. Xie, D. Kim, S. McGregor, W. Zhang, S. Zhao, W. Cai, Y. Dong, and F.-F. Jin, 2018: Polar amplification dominated by local forcing and feedbacks, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0339-y. http://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0339-y. official link
  • White, R. H.*, A. A. McFarlane, D. M. W. Frierson, S. M. Kang, Y. Shin, M. Friedman, 2018: Tropical Precipitation and Cross-Equatorial Heat Transport in Response to Localized Heating: Basin and Hemisphere Dependence, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2018GL078781. official link
  • Kang, S. M.*, Y. Shin, and F. Codron, 2018: The partitioning of poleward energy transport response between the atmosphere and Ekman flux to prescribed surface forcing in a simplified GCM, Geoscience Letters, 5:22, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40562-018-0124-9. official link
  • Biasutti, M., Voigt, A., Boos, W.R., Braconnot, P., Hargreaves, J. C.., Harrison, S. P., Kang, S. M., Mapes, B. E., Scheff, J., Schumacher, C., Sobel, A. H., and Xie, S. P., 2018: Global energetics and local physics as drivers of past, present and future monsoons, Nature Geo., 11, 392-400. official link
  • Xiang, B., M. Zhao, Y. Ming, W. Yu, and S. M. Kang., 2018: Contrasting Impacts of radiative forcing in the Southern Ocean versus Southern Tropics on ITCZ position and energy transport in one GFDL climate modelJ. Climate, 31, 5609-5628. official link
  • Kim, D., S. M. Kang*, Y. Shin, and N. Feldl, 2018: Sensitivity of polar amplification to varying insolation conditionsJ. Climate, 31, 4933-4947. official link
  • Cho, M.-H., A.-R. Yang, E.-H. Baek, S. M. Kang, S.-J. Jeong, J. Y. Kim, B.-M. Kim, 2018: Vegetation-cloud feedbacks to future vegetation changes in the Arctic regions, Clim. Dyn., 50, 3745-3755. official link
  • Park, K., S. M. Kang*, D. Kim, M. F. Stuecker, and F.-F. Jin, 2018: Contrasting local and remote impacts of surface heating on polar warming and amplification. J. Climate, 31(8), 3155-3166. official link

  • Swart, N. C., J. Busecke, G. Langendijk, K. A. Reed, S. M. Kang*, E. Behrens, ... and D. Nath, 2018: Reflections on the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium 2016. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 1, doi:10.1038/s41612-018-0015-y.
  • Kang, S. M.*, Y. Shin, and S. P. Xie, 2018: Extratropical forcing and tropical rainfall distribution: energetics framework and ocean Ekman advection. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 1, doi:10.1038/s41612-017-0004-6. official link


2017
    • Kang, S. M.*, K. Park, F.-F. Jin, and M. F. Stuecker, 2017: Common Warming Pattern Emerges Irrespective of Forcing Location, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., doi:10.1002/2017MS001083. official link

    • Hwang, Y.-T., S.-P. Xie, C. Deser, and S. M. Kang, 2017: Connecting Tropical Climate Change with Southern Ocean Heat Uptake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 9449–9457, doi:10.1002/2017GL074972. official link
    • Shin, Y., S. M. Kang*, and M. Watanabe, 2017: Dependence of Arctic climate on the latitudinal position of stationary waves and to high-latitudes surface warming, Clim. Dyn.., DOI:10.1007/s00382-017-3543-y. official link
    • Seo, J., S. M. Kang*, and T. Merlis, 2017: A model intercomparison of the tropical precipitation response to a CO2 doubling in aquaplanet simulationsGeophys. Res. Lett.44, 993-1000, doi:10.1002/2016GL072347. official link

2016
  • Voigt, A., et al., 2016: The tropical rain belts with an annual cycle and a continent model intercomparison project: TRACMIPJ. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.08, doi:10.1002/2016MS000748. official link
  • Maroon, E. A., D. M. W. Frierson, S. M. Kang, and J. Scheff, 2016: The precipitation response to an idealized subtropical continent. J. Climate, 29, 4543-4564. official link

2015
    • Shaw, T. A., A. Voigt, S. M. Kang, and J. Seo, 2015. Response of the intertropical convergence zone to zonally asymmetric subtropical surface forcings. Geophys. Res. Lett.42(22), 9961-9969. official link
    • Webb, M. J., A. P. Lock, C. S. Bretherton, S. Bony, J. N. Cole, A. Idelkadi, S. M. Kang, T. Koshiro, H. Kawai, T. Ogura, R. Roehrig, Y. Shin, T. Mauritsen, S. C. Sherwood, J. Vial, M. Watanabe, M. D. Woelfle, and M. Zhao, 2015: The impact of parametrized convection on cloud feedback. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A373(2054), 20140414. official link
    • Kang, S. M., B.-M. Kim, D. M. W. Frierson, S.-J. Jeong, J. Seo, and Y. Chae, 2015: Seasonal dependence of the effect of Arctic greening on tropical precipitation, J. Climate, 28, 6086-6095. official link
    • Kim, H., S. M. Kang*, Y.-T. Hwang, and Y.-M. Yang, 2015: Sensitivity of the climate response to the altitude of black carbon in the norther subtropics in an aquaplanet GCM, J. Climate, 28, 6351-6359. official link
    • Chae, Y., S. M. Kang*, S.-J. Jeong, B. Kim, and D. M. W. Frierson, 2015: Arctic greening can cause earlier seasonality of Arctic amplificationGeophys. Res. Lett., 42, DOI:10.1002/2014GL061841. official link

2014
  • Seo, J., S. M. Kang*, and D. M. W. Frierson, 2014: Sensitivity of Intertropical Convergence Zone Movement to the Latitudinal Position of Thermal Forcing, J. Climate, 27(8), 3035-3042. Highlighted in BAMS as Papers of Note. official link
  • Kang, S. M., R. Seager, D. M. W. Frierson, and X. Liu, 2014: Croll Revisited: Why is the Northern Hemisphere Warmer than the Southern Hemisphere, Clim. Dyn., DOI:10.1007/s00382-014-2147-z. official link
  • Kang, S. M. and S.-P. Xie, 2014: Dependence of climate response on meridional structure of external thermal forcing,  J. Climate, 27, 5593-5600. official link
  • Kang, S. M., I. M. Held, and S.-P. Xie, 2014: Contrasting the Tropical Responses to Zonally Asymmetric Extratropical and Tropical Thermal Forcing, Clim. Dyn., 42, 2033-2043. official link

2013
 
  • Frierson, D. M. W., Y.-T. Hwang, N. S. Fuckar, R. Seager, S. M. Kang, A. Donohoe, E. A. Maroon, X. Liu, and D. S. Battisti, 2013: Contribution of ocean overturning circulation to tropical rainfall peak in the Northern Hemisphere, Nature Geo., DOI:10.1038/NGEO1987. official link
  • Kang, S. M., C. Deser, and L. M. Polvani, 2013: Uncertainty in climate change projections of the Hadley circulation: the role of internal variability,  J. Climate, 26(19), 7541-7554. official link PDF
  • Kang, S. M., L. M. Polvani, J. C. Fyfe, S.-W. Son, M. Sigmond, and G. J. P. Correa, 2013: Modeling evidence that ozone depletion has impacted extreme precipitation in the austral summer, Geophys. Res. Lett.DOI: 10.1002/grl.50769. official link, highlighted at Nature Geo
  • Hwang, Y.-T., D. M. W. Frierson, and S. M. Kang, 2013: Anthropogenic sulfate aerosol and the southward shift of tropical precipitation in the late 20th century, Geophys. Res. Lett.,  DOI:10.1002/grl.50502. official link PDF


2012
  • Kang, S. M., and J. Lu, 2012: Expansion of the Hadley cell under global warming: winter versus summer. J. Climate, 25(24), 8387-8393. official link PDF
  • Kang, S. M., and I. M. Held, 2012: Tropical precipitation, SSTs and the surface energy budget: a zonally symmetric perspective. Clim. Dyn., 38(9-10), 1917-1924. official link PDF


2011
  • Kang, S. M., L. M. Polvani, J. C. Fyfe, and M. Sigmond, 2011: Impact of polar ozone depletion on subtropical precipitation. Science, 332(6032), 951-954. official link PDF
  • Kang, S. M., and L. M. Polvani, 2011: The interannual relationship between the latitude of the eddy-driven jet and the edge of the Hadley cell. J. Climate, 24(2), 563-568. official link PDF


~2010
  • Zhang, R., S. M. Kang, and I. M. Held, 2010: Sensitivity of climate change induced by the weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to cloud feedback. J. Climate, 23, 378-389official link PDF
  • Kang, S. M., D. M. W. Frierson, and I. M. Held, 2009: The tropical response to extratropical thermal forcing in an idealized GCM: the importance of radiative feedbacks and convective parameterization. J. Atm. Sci., 66, 2812-2827official link PDF
  • Kang, S. M., I. M. Held, D. M. W. Frierson, and M. Zhao, 2008: The response of the ITCZ to extratropical thermal forcing: Idealized slab-ocean experiments with a GCM. J. Climate, 21(14), 3521-3532official link PDF