Damon Wells Professor of Geophysics
Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
Prof. Smith leads Yale's program in mesoscale meteorology and regional climate. This program includes 1) atmospheric dynamics emphasizing density-stratified fluid dynamics and applied mathematics, 2) observations of the atmosphere using aircraft and satellite, 3) hydrometeorology using stable isotopes of water and theories of evaporation and rain, 4) satellite remote sensing of landscape changes and climate sensitivity. Current projects include: orographic precipitation in the tropics, gravity waves in the stratosphere, satellite analysis of surface climate feedbacks, stable isotope gradients across mountain ranges, mathematical models of dispersion.