Ronald Smith

Damon Wells Professor of Geology & Geophysics, and Mechanical Engineering and Forestry & Environmental Studies; Director Center for Earth Observation

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2013

  • Journal Article - In Press
     
    Minder, J.R., R.B. Smith, Alison Nugent. “The dynamics of ascent-forced orographic convection in the tropics: results from Dominica.” J. Atmos. Sci (2013).
  • 2012

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    Smith, R.B. et al. “Orographic Precipitation in the Tropics: The Dominica Experiment.” Bulletin of the AMS 93.10 (2012): 1567-1579. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00194.1
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    Mackey, C., X. Lee and R.B. Smith. “Remotely sensing the cooling effects of city scale efforts to reduce urban heat island.” Building and Environment 49 (2012): 348-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.08.004
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    Qingfang Jiang, James D. Doyle, Alex Reinecke, Ronald B. Smith, Stephen D. Eckermann. “A Modeling Study of Stratospheric Waves over the Southern Andes and Drake Passage.” AMS Journal 70.6 (2012): 1668-1689. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0180.1
  • 2011

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    Smith, R.B. “Regime Diagrams for K-Theory Dispersion.” Boundary Layer Meteorology 139 (2011): 501-519. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-011-9594-4
  • 2010

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    Smith, R.B. “Gravity Wave effects on Wind Farm efficiency.” , Wind Energy 13.5 (2010): 449-458. DOI: 10.1002/we.366
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    Bryan K. Woods, Ronald B. Smith. “Energy Flux and Wavelet Diagnostics of Secondary Mountain Waves.” J. Atmos. Sci 67 (2010): 3721-3738. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAS3285.1
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    Yanping Li, Ronald B. Smith. “Observation and Theory of the Diurnal Continental Thermal Tide.” J. Atmos. Sci 67 (2010): 2752-2765. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAS3384.1
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    Woods, B.K. and R.B.Smith. “Short wave signatures of stratospheric mountain wave breaking.” J. Atmos. Sci 68 (2010): 635-656. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAS3634.1
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    Yanping Li, Ronald B. Smith. “The Detection and Significance of Diurnal Pressure and Potential Vorticity Anomalies East of the Rockies.” J. Atmos. Sci 67 (2010): 2734-2751. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAS3423.1
  • 2009

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    Kirshbaum, DJ; Smith, RB. “Orographic Precipitation in the Tropics: Large-Eddy Simulations and Theory.” J. Atmos. Sci 66.9 (2009): 2559-2578. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAS2990.1
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    Smith, RB; Schafer, P; Kirshbaum, D; Regina, E. “Orographic Enhancement of Precipitation inside Hurricane Dean.” J. Hydrometeorol 10.3 (2009): 820-831. DOI: 10.1175/2008JHM1057.1
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    Smith, RB ; Schafer, P; Kirshbaum, DJ; Regina, E. “Orographic Precipitation in the Tropics: Experiments in Dominica.” J. Atmos. Sci., 66 , 1698-1716 66.6 (2009): 1698-1716. DOI: 10.1175/2008JAS2920.1
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    Li, Y; Smith, RB; Grubišić, V. “Using Surface Pressure Variations to Categorize Diurnal Valley Circulations: Experiments in Owens Valley.” Mon. Wea. Rev 137.6 (2009): 1753-1769. DOI: 10.1175/2008MWR2495.1
  • Book Chapter
     
    Smith, R., R.A. Geerken, R.B. Smith, Z. Masri, Eddy De Pauw. “Assessment of Water Resources and Demands on Agriculture in the semiarid Middle East.” Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security. Ed. John G. Lyon Taylor and Francis , CRC Press, 2009.
  • 2008

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    Kirshbaum, D.J. and R.B. Smith. “Temperature and moist-stability effects on mid-latitude orographic precipitation.” Q.J.R.Meteorol. Soc 134.634 (2008): 1183-1200. DOI: 10.1002/qj.274
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    Jiang, Q., R.B. Smith, and J.D. Doyle. “Impact of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer on Mountain Waves.” J. Atmos. Sci 65.2 (2008): 592-608. DOI: 10.1175/2007JAS2376.1
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    Smith, R.B., B.K. Woods, J. Jensen, W.A. Cooper, J.D. Doyle, Q. Jiang, and V. Grubišić. “Mountain Waves Entering the Stratosphere.” J. Atmos. Sci 65.8 (2008): 2543-2562. DOI: 10.1175/2007JAS2598.1
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    Smith, R.B. “A K-theory of dispersion, settling and deposition in the atmospheric surface layer.” Boundary Layer Meteorology 129 (2008): 371-393. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-008-9321-y
  • 2007

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    Smith, R. B. “Interacting Mountain Waves and Boundary Layers.” J. Atmos. Sci 64.2 (2007): 594-607. DOI: 10.1175/JAS3836.1
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    Jiang, Q., J. D. Doyle, W. Shouping, and R. B. Smith. “On Boundary Layer Separation in the Lee of Mesoscale Topography.” J. Atmos 64.2 (2007): 401-420. DOI: 10.1175/JAS3848.1
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    Smith R.B. and J.P. Evans. “Orographic Precipitation and Water Vapor Fractionation over the southern Andes.” Journal of Hydrometeorology 8.1 (2007): 3-19. DOI: 10.1175/JHM555.1
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    Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Jason P. Evans, Roland A. Geerken, and Ronald B. Smith. “Climate and Vegetation in the Middle East: Interannual Variability and Drought Feedbacks.” Journal of Climate 20.15 (2007): 3924-3941. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI4223.1
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    Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Jason P. Evans, and Ronald B. Smith. “Regional Impact of an Elevated Heat Source: The Zagros Plateau of Iran Journal of Climate.” Journal of Climate 20.16 (2007): 4133-4146. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI4248.1
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    Smith R.B. J.D. Doyle, Q. Jiang, S.A. Smith. “Alpine Gravity Waves: Lessons from MAP regarding mountain waves generation and braking.” Quart Journal Royal Met Soc 133.625 (2007): 917-936. DOI: 10.1002/qj.103
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    Lee X, K Kim, R Smith. “Temporal variations of the isotopic signal of the whole-canopy transpiration in a temperate forest.” Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21 (2007): GB3013. DOI: 10.1029/2006GB002871