DK Kang


S2S Program Coordinator

DK Kang graduated from Seoul National University in S. Korea and majored in Geography with a BA degree in 2003. Pursuing his interests in climate change, he obtained MS and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering majoring in Engineering Hydrology and Microwave remote sensing of water on earth at Colorado State University and Duke University in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He did his first postdoc at the University of Northern British Columbia in Canada to evaluate changes in streamflow contribution from snowmelt induced by climate change in the 21st century in the Fraser River Basin in Canada. And he continued his remote sensing research for cryosphere at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from 2014 to 2022 before joining NOAA WPO as a grant coordinator at the NOAA S2S program. His research interests are not limited to microwave remote sensing of soil moisture, snow, and vegetation but include hydrologic evaluations of the recent climate change. As a staff member, he currently supports NOAA’s efforts of the National Earth System Prediction Capability (ESPC) and the Interagency Council on Advancing Meteorological Services (ICAMS).