Welcome to Global Monsoon Climate
Our laboratory, Global Monsoon Climate Laboratory (GMCL), in
Pusan National University is developing our scientific determination of the
predictability sources of the global and East Asian monsoon variability to
improve our capability in prediction of monsoon climate changes from
intraseasonal to multi-decadal time scale.
As the risk posed by
climate change grows, monsoon climate changes on moisture, energy are expected
to be severe, and the East Asia is one of the major centers of change.
Precipitation is a key element in global water and energy cycle and a major
driver of atmospheric general circulation. There is no doubt that changes in
monsoon precipitation will impose considerable impacts on society and economy.
The understanding of feedback processes on monsoon variability is a key to
capture the predictive source of climate change. Global monsoon perspective is
needed since the current models have deficiencies in reproducing regional
Korea is a monsoon country as one of major
precipitation centers in the East Asian monsoon system. The monsoon climate
system involves complex natural atmosphere-ocean-land-ice interaction and is
most difficult to predict among various components of the earth climate system.
Therefore, the accomplishment achieved in this laboratory can facilitate
development of national mitigation and adaptation strategy to the global climate
Global Monsoon Climate Laboratory
-Prof. Kyung-Ja Ha-
|From Outside of the Busan Area
■ From Gimhae International
We recommend you catch
Seat Bus No. 307 at Bus Terminal No. 3 of Gimhae International Airport, get off
at Gwanghye Hospital Bus Stop, and then transfer to Bus No. 121 or No. 202. You
are recommended to get off at the Gate of Pusan National University. It will
take about one hour from the airport, and the bus fare is KRW 1,500 for seat
buses and KRW 1,200 for general buses.
<By Bus &
We recommend you to get on Seat Bus No. 307 at Bus
Terminal No. 3 of Gimhae International Airport, get off at Dongrae Subway
Station Bus Stop, transfer to Subway Line No. 1, which is bound for Nopo-dong.
Pass through three stations, and then get off at Pusan National University
Station. It will take about one hour from the airport, and about 10 to 15
minutes from the station to the main gate of PNU on foot. The bus fare is KRW
1,500 for seat buses, and the subway fare is KRW 1,100.
or Call-van Service>
It will take about 40 minutes from Gimhae
International Airport to Pusan National University, and the taxi fare will be
approximately KRW 20,000. You may use the call-van services when you are
traveling in a group or have bulky baggage. The call-van fare will be
approximately KRW 30,000. The contact numbers are 080-783-0085 or 051-545-8585.
■ From Busan
If you arrive at Busan Station by rail, you are recommended
to go to Busan Station Square and buy a subway ticket at Busan Subway Station.
You are recommended to take subway Line No. 1, which is bound for Nopo-dong, and
get off at Pusan National University Station. It will take about 30 minutes from
Busan Station to Pusan National University, and it will take an additional 10 to
15 minutes to the main gate of the University on foot. It will cost KRW
■ From Busan
Central Bus Terminal at Nopodong
If you use an express bus to get to
Busan, you are recommended to get off at Nopo-dong Express Bus Terminal, which
is the final destination. We recommend you to get on subway line No. 1, which is
bound for Sinpyeong, at Nopo-dong Subway Station, which is connected to the
express bus terminal, and get off at Pusan National University Station. It will
take approximately 15 minutes by subway, and the subway fare is KRW
■ From Busan Port
International Passenger Terminal at Jungang-dong
We recommend you to
get on Metro at Jungang Station(#112) on Line 1, which is bound for Nopo
Station. Pass through sixteen stations, and then get off at Pusan National
University Station(#128). It will take about 30 min from the Busan port, and
about 10 to 15 minutes from the station to the main gate of PNU on foot. The
fare is KRW 1,300.
|From Downtown Busan by Mass Transit
■ By Bus
whose routes pass through Pusan National University are as follows:
- From Haewundae, Songjeong, and Gijang: 100, 100-1, 144, 183
Seochang, Beomeosa, and Guseo-dong: 29, 49, 51, 80, 131, 301, 1002
Gimhae, Gupo, and Deokcheon-dong: 121, 130
- From Seomyeon (Lotte Hotel): 77
For detailed information about routes and stops of city buses, please visit
■ By Subway
The easiest way to get to PNU Pusan Campus from downtown Busan by mass
transit is to use the subway. You are recommended to get off at Pusan National
University Subway Station on Subway Line No. 1, leave the station via exit No.
3, and walk to the main gate of PNU. If you wish to visit Sangnam International
House or buildings near the north gate, you are recommended to get off at
Jangjeon Subway Station and use the ramp opposite to the traffic lane. The
subway fare ranges from KRW 1,200 to KRW 1,400, and it may vary depending on the
Pusan National University Station (subway) - Busan Bank - PNU Main Entrance
- PNU Administrative Building - Moonchang Hall - 2nd Library - Social Science
Hall - Chemistry Hall - Arts Hall - Art Gallery - Music Hall - Gyeongam
Gyeongam Gym - 2nd College of
Education Hall - Arts Hall - Chemistry Hall - Law Hall ? Social Science Hall -
2nd Library - Moonchang Hall - PNU Administrative Building - Main Entrance -
Shinhan Bank - Pusan National University Station (subway)