Tieh Yong Koh

Associate Professor Koh Tieh Yong

Associate Professor

Centre for University Core

Tel: +65 6248​ 0315​

Email: 4oCLdHlrb2hAc3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

  • 2001
    PhD (Atmospheric Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 1994
    BSc Hons 1st (Physics), Imperial College London

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2015 - 2016
    Associate Professor, School of Environment, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

  • 2013 - 2015
    Associate Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, NTU

  • 2009 - 2016
    Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU

  • 2008 - 2017
    Co-Investigator, Center for Environmental Sensing & Modeling (CENSAM), Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

  • 2005 - 2014
    Principal Investigator, Temasek Laboratories, NTU

  • 2004 - 2013mem
    Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, NTU

  • 2001 - 2004
    Research Scientist (A), Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • 2001
    Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD), Ecole Polytechnique

Journal Articles (Refereed):

Fonseca, R., T.-Y. Koh and C.-K. Teo (2019)
“Multi-scale interactions in a high-resolution tropical-belt experiment and observations”, Climate Dynamics, 52(5), 3503-3532. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-018-4332-y.

Li, X. X., T.-Y. Koh, J. Panda and L. K. Norford (2016)
"Impact of urbanization patterns on the local climate of a tropical city Singapore: an ensemble study", J. Geophys. Res., 121(9), 4386-4403. doi: 10.1002/2015JD024452.

Koh, T.-Y. and R. Fonseca (2016)
"Subgrid-scale cloud-radiation feedback for the Betts-Miller-Janjic convection scheme", Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142(695), 989-1006. doi: 10.1002/qj.2702.

Chen, H., P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, T.-Y. Koh, G. Song (2014)
“The relative importance of the wind-driven and tidal circulations in Malacca Strait”, Continental Shelf Research, 88, 92-102.

Koseki, S., T.-Y. Koh and C.-K. Teo (2014)
“Borneo vortex and meso-scale convective rainfall”, Atmos. Chem. and Phys., 14, 4539-4562, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4539-2014.

Li, X. X., T.-Y. Koh, D. Entekhabi, M. Roth, J. Panda and L. K. Norford (2013)
“A multi-resolution ensemble study of a tropical urban environment and its interactions with the background regional atmosphere”, J. Geophys. Res. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50795.

Koseki, S., T. Y. Koh and C. K. Teo (2013)
“Effects of the Cold Tongue in the South China Sea on the Monsoon, Diurnal Cycle and Rainfall in the Maritime Continent”, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 139(675), 1566-1582. DOI: 10.1002/qj.2052.

Koh, T. Y., S. Wang and B. C. Bhatt (2012)
“A diagnostic suite to assess NWP performance”, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D13109, doi:10.1029/2011JD017103.

Li, X. X., R. E. Britter, L. K. Norford, T. Y. Koh and D. Entekhabi (2012)
“Flow and pollutant transport in urban street canyons of different aspect ratios with ground heating: large-eddy simulation”, BoundaryLayer Meteorology, 142(2), 289-304.

Teo, C. K., T. Y. Koh, C. F. Lo, B. C. Bhatt (2011)
“Principal Component Analysis of observed and modelled diurnal rainfall in the Maritime Continent”, J. Clim., 24(17), 4662-4675.

Koh, T. Y. and C. K. Teo (2009)
“Towards a mesoscale observation network in Southeast Asia”, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90(4), doi: 10.1175/2008BAMS2561.1.

Joseph, B., B. C. Bhatt, T. Y. Koh and S. Chen (2008)
“Sea breeze simulation over Malay Peninsula over an intermonsoon period”, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D20122, doi:10.1029/2008JD010319.

Koh, T. Y. and R. A. Plumb (2004)
“Isentropic zonal average formalism and the near-surface circulation“, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 130(600), pp. 1631-1654.

Koh, T. Y. and B. Legras (2002)
“Hyperbolic lines and the stratospheric polar vortex”, Chaos, 12(2), pp. 382- 394. [ *most cited paper* ]

Koh, T. Y. and R. A. Plumb (2000)
“Lobe dynamics applied to barotropic Rossby-wave breaking”, Phys. Fluids, 12(6), pp. 1518-1528.

Book Chapters:

Robertson, A. W., V. Moron, C.-P. Chang, F. Tangang, E. Aldrian, T. Y. Koh, L. Juneng (2011)
“The Maritime Continent Monsoon” in The Global Monsoon System - Research and Forecast, C.-P. Chang, Y. Ding, N.-C. Lau, R. H. Johnson, B. Wang and T. Yasunari, Eds., Vol. 5, World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, World Scientific Publishing Co, pp. 594. ISBN: 978-981-4343-40-4.

Koh, T. Y. and P. Linden (2011)
“Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Mechanics” in Environmental Hazards, the Fluid Dynamics and Geophysics of Extreme Events, H. K. Moffatt and E. Shuckburgh, Eds., Vol. 21, Lecture Notes Series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Co, pp. 315. ISBN: 978-981-4366-99-1.

Proceeding Papers:

T.-Y. Koh (2015)
“Statistical Distributions and Climate Change”, Procedia IUTAM, 17, 53-58, doi:10.1016/j. piutam.2015.06.009.

  • 2019
    Member, Curriculum Review Committee for Pre-University Geography, Ministry of Education, Singapore

    2017 - Present
    Member, Stratospheric and Tropospheric Influences on Tropical Convective Systems, Stratosphere-Troposphere Processes and their Role in Climate, World Climate Research Programme, World Meteorological Organisation

  • 2016 - Present
    Editor, Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere (SOLA), Meteorological Society of Japan

  • 2016 - Present
    Member, Asia-Australia Monsoon Working Group, CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, World Meteorological Organisation

  • 2015
    Invited Speaker, International Student Energy Summit

  • 2014 - Present
    Member, Madden-Jullian Oscillation Task Force, Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, World Meteorological Organisation

  • 2014
    Examiner, Asian Physics Olympiad

  • 2013 - 2014
    Member, Advisory Committee, Climate Change Exhibition, Singapore Science Centre

  • 2013
    Expert Reviewer, 5th Assessment Report, Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change

  • 2012
    Editor, Advances in Geosciences, Vol. 28 - Atmospheric Science and Ocean Science

  • 2011
    Editor, Advances in Geosciences, Vol. 22 - Atmospheric Science

  • 2010 - Present
    Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences Section, Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society

  • 2006
    Examiner, International Physics Olympiad

  • 2004 - Present
    Member, Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society

  • 2014 - 2015
    DSO National Laboratories, Atmospheric Dispersion Project Consultant

  • 2012
    DSO National Laboratories, Weather Project Consultant

  • Weather and climate of Southeast Asia
  • Multi-scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere
  • Predictability and complexity in atmospheric science
  • Mixing and transport of tracers
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
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