NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
Boulder, CO 80305
Fax: (303) 497-6020
Dr. Lesley L. Smith is a physicist in the University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. Dr. Smith's research interests include climate diagnostics and variability on seasonal to centennial time scales, ENSO impacts, attribution of weather and climate-related extremes, chemistry climate interactions and climate modeling.
Dr. Smith is committed to increasing diversity in the scientific community and is a longtime mentor in NSF's Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program. She has also participated in programs of organizations such as PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education & SuccesS (PROGRESS), Blacks in Government (BIG), and The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
- M.S., Computer Information Systems, Denver University, 2001
- Ph.D., Physics, University of Kansas, 1994
- M.S., Physics, University of Kansas, 1990
- B.A., Physics, University of Colorado, 1987
- ENSO's effect on U.S. weather
- Extreme Weather:
- Impact of the Stratosphere
- The Arctic
- relationship between stratospheric polar vortex and Arctic sea-ice loss (including polar cap height stuff)
- Possible Changes in the Arctic (temperature plots,including trends)
- Model Evaluation, Analysis
- Long-term Model Runs
How do SSTs and other factors affect precipitation?
ECHAM5 zonal gradient experiments
- Preliminary Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) Runs
- Preliminary Climate of the 20th Century Project
- Preliminary verification of new ECHAM5 AMIP Climatology runs
- Weather @ Home western U.S. regional runs
- Long-term Model Runs
- American Physical Society
- American Geophysical Union
- Tegtmeier, S., et al., 2016: The SPARC Data Initiative: comparisons of CFC-11, FCF-12, HF and SF6 climatologies from international satellite limb sounders. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 1-18. doi: 10.5194/essd-8-1-2016.
- Smith, L.L., J.C. Gille, 2014: Validation of the Aura High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder geopotential heights. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 8, 2775-2785. doi: 10.5194/amt-7-2775-2014.
- Tegtmeier, S., et al, 2013: SPARC Data Initiative: A comparison of ozone climatologies from international satellite limb sounders. J. Geo. Res. Atmos., 118, 21, 12229-12247. doi:10.1002/2013JD019877.
- Toohey, M., et al., 2013: Characterizing sampling biases in the trace gas climatologies of the SPARC Data Initiative, J. Geo. Res. Atmos., 118, 20, 11847-11862. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50874.
- Gille, J., et al., 2012: Final correction algorithms for HIRDLS version 7 data, Proceedings of SPIE, 8511, 85110K. doi: 10.1117/12.930175.
- Trenberth, K. E., and L. Smith, 2009: Variations in the three dimensional structure of the atmospheric circulation with different flavors of El Niño. J. Clim., 12, No. 11, 2978-2991. doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2691.1.
- Trenberth, K. E., and L. Smith, 2009: The three dimensional structure of the atmospheric energy budget: methodology and evaluation. Clim. Dyn., 32, 1065-1079. doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0389-3.
- Trenberth, K. E., and L. Smith, 2008: Atmospheric energy budgets in the Japanese Reanalysis: Evaluation and variability. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 86, 579-592.
- Trenberth, K.E., L. Smith, T. Qian, A. Dai, J. Fasullo, 2007: Estimates of the global water budget and its annual cycle using observational and model data. J. Hydrometeor., 8, 758-769.
- Trenberth, K.E., and L. Smith, 2006: The vertical structure of temperature in the tropics: Different flavors of El Nino. J. Clim., 19 4956-4973.
- Trenberth, K.E., J. Fasullo, L. Smith, 2005: Trends and variability in column-integrated atmospheric water vapor, Clim. Dyn., 24, 741-758.
- Trenberth, K.E., D.P. Stepaniak, L. Smith, 2005: Interannual Variability of the Mass of the Atmosphere, J. Clim., 18, 2812-2825.
- Trenberth, K.E., and L.Smith, 2005: The Mass of the Atmosphere: a Constraint on Global Analyses, J. Clim., 18, 864-875.
- Klonecki, A., P. Hess, L. Emmons, L. Smith, J. Orlando, D. Blake, 2003: Seasonal Changes in the Transport of Pollutants into the Arctic Troposphere - A Model Study, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D4), 8367. doi:10.1029/2002JD002199.