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Dr. Phillip Smith

Professor Emeritus Dr. Phillip Smith
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D.- University of Wisconsin

Research Interests
Dynamic meteorology, atmospheric energetics, synoptic meteorology, cyclone dynamics.

Teaching Interests

  • Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology
  • EAS 225 Science of the Atmosphere
  • EAS 423 Atms Dynamics II

Awards and Honors

  • The American Meteorological Society Teaching Excellence Award, 2006.
  • Top Ten Teacher, 2003-2004, School of Science.
  • Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS), 2004.
  • Outstanding Teacher, 1998-99, Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 1988.

Professional Experience

  • 1981-present, Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
  • 1988-1995 Associate Head, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • 1972-1973 Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • 1970-1981 Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Purdue University.
  • 1967-1970 Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Purdue University.

Selected Publications

  • Parsons, K. E., and P. J. Smith (2004): An Investigation of Extratropical Cyclone Development Using a Scale-separation Technique. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 956-974.
  • Morris, W.E., and P.J. Smith, (2001): Cycloysis: A Diagnostic of Two Extratropical Cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, 2714-2729.
  • Strahl, J.L.S., and P.J. Smith, (2001): A Diagnostic Study of an Explosively Developing Extratropical Cy-clone and an Associated 500 hPa Trough Merger. Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, 2310-2328.
  • Smith, P.J., (2000): The Importance of the Horizontal Distribution of Heating During Extratropical Cy-clone Development. Mon. Wea. Rev., 128, 3692-394.

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