I am interested in tropical hydroclimate, and would like to better understand what determines the zonal mean and regional distribution of rainfall. Currently, I am studying the mechanisms of monsoon variability using the moist static energy budget in an atmospheric general circulation model. My Ph.D. advisor is Dr. Yi Ming.
Smyth, J.E., R. Russotto, and T. Storelvmo (2017). “Thermodynamic and dynamic responses of the hydrological cycle to solar dimming.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: GeoMIP Special Issue, 17, 6439-6453, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-6439-2017
Smyth, J.E., S.A. Hill, Y. Ming. "Simulated response of the West African monsoon and zonal-mean tropical precipitation to Holocene orbital forcing"