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Korean Meteorological Society

Purpose and Objective

The Korean Meteorological Society promotes the advance of atmospheric and climate sciences, encourages the active exchange of information and technologies in nationwide and worldwide, fosters our next generation experts, and enhances the technology transfer to the public and private sectors. 

Acronym: KMS

Country or Region: Republic of Korea (a.k.a. South Korea)

Established Since: December 19, 1963

Number of Members: 2,482 (as of February 2017)

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Mailing Address:

1510 Renaissance Tower Bldg., 14, Mallijae-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04195, Korea

Telephone: (+)82-2-835-1619, Fax: (+82)-2-849-1541, E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Myong-In Lee

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

50 UNIST-gil, Ulsan 689-798, South Korea

Telephone: (+)82-52-217-2813, Fax: (+82)-52-217-2819, E-mail: [email protected]


1) Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences  -  SCI(E) Journal, Fully in English, Issued Quarterly

2013 Impact Factor = 0.780

2) Atmosphere   -  Non-SCI, Written in Korean, Issued Quarterly

3) KMS Bulletin  -  Newsletter, Written in Korean, Biannual

4) e-newsletter  -  Online News, Written in Korean, Bimonthly

Other Society Information:

  • Presidential Election voted by Member Representatives, Current President: Dr. Byung-Ju Sohn  (Jan. 2016 – Dec 2017)
  • Twice a year conference meeting held one in spring and the other in fall (General Assembly)
  • A member society of the Asian Conference on Meteorology (ACM) on Meteorology held biennially