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Dr. William Smith, Clouds Working Group Chair

  • Kato, Seiji; Rose, Fred G.; Rutan, David A.; Thorsen, Tyler J.; Loeb, Norman G.; Doelling, David R.;
    Huang, Xianglei; Smith, William L.; Su, Wenying; Ham, Seung Hee (2018)
    Surface Irradiances of Edition 4.0 Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Data Product
    Journal of Climate, 31(11), 4501–4527. link to external site
  • Loeb, Norman G.; Yang, Ping; Rose, Fred G.; Hong, Gang; Sun-Mack, Sunny; Minnis, Patrick; Kato, Seiji;
    Ham, Seung-Hee; Smith, William L.; Hioki, Souichiro; Tang, Guanglin (2018)
    Impact of Ice Cloud Microphysics on Satellite Cloud Retrievals and Broadband Flux Radiative Transfer Model Calculations
    Journal of Climate, 31(5), 1851–1864. link to external site
  • Sun-Mack, S.; Minnis, P.; Chen, Y.; Doelling, D. R.; Scarino, B. R.; Haney, C. O.; Smith, W. L. (2018)
    Calibration Changes to Terra MODIS Collection-5 Radiances for CERES Edition 4 Cloud Retrievals
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1-17. link to external site
  • Tian, Jingjing; Dong, Xiquan; Xi, Baike; Minnis, Patrick; Smith, William L.; Sun-Mack, Sunny;
    Thieman, Mandana; Wang, Jingyu (2018)
    Comparisons of Ice Water Path in Deep Convective Systems Among Ground-Based, GOES, and CERES-MODIS Retrievals
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(3), 1708-1723. link to external site
  • Wall, Casey J.; Hartmann, Dennis L.; Thieman, Mandana M.; Smith, William L.; Minnis, Patrick (2018)
    The Life Cycle of Anvil Clouds and the Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Balance over the Tropical West Pacific
    Journal of Climate, 31(24), 10059-10080. link to external site
  • Smith, William L.; Hansen, Christy; Bucholtz, Anthony; Anderson, Bruce E.; Beckley, Matthew;
    Corbett, Joseph G.; Cullather, Richard I.; Hines, Keith M.; Hofton, Michelle; Kato, Seiji; Lubin, Dan; Moore, Richard H.; Segal Rosenhaimer, Michal; Redemann, Jens; Schmidt, Sebastian; Scott, Ryan; Song, Shi; Barrick, John D.; Blair, J. Bryan; Bromwich, David H.; Brooks, Colleen; Chen, Gao; Cornejo, Helen; Corr, Chelsea A.; Ham, Seung-Hee; Kittelman, A. Scott; Knappmiller, Scott; LeBlanc, Samuel; Loeb, N (2017)
    Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment: The Arctic Radiant Energy System during the Critical Seasonal Ice Transition
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(7), 1399-1426. link to external site
  • Minnis, Patrick; Hong, Gang; Sun-Mack, Szedung; Smith, William L.; Chen, Yan; Miller, Steven D. (2016)
    Estimating Nocturnal Opaque Ice Cloud Optical Depth from MODIS Multispectral Infrared Radiances Using a Neural Network Method
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(9), 4907–4932. link to external site
  • Zhou, D.K.; Liu, X.; Larar, A.M.; Tian, J.; Smith, W.L.; Kizer, S.H.; Wu, W.; Liu, Q.; Goldberg, M.D. (2016)
    First Suomi NPP Cal/Val Campaign: Intercomparison of Satellite and Aircraft Sounding Retrievals
    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(9), 4037 - 4046. link to external site
  • Smith, William L.; Minnis, Patrick; Fleeger, Cecilia; Spangenberg, Douglas; Palikonda, Rabindra; Nguyen, Louis (2012)
    Determining the Flight Icing Threat to Aircraft with Single-Layer Cloud Parameters Derived from Operational Satellite Data
    Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51(10), 1794-1810. link to external site
  • Minnis, P.; Sun-Mack, Szedung; Chen, Yan; Khaiyer, M.M.; Yi, Yuhong; Ayers, J.K.; Brown, R.R.;
    Dong, Xiquan; Gibson, S.C.; Heck, P.W.; Lin, Bing; Nordeen, M.L.; Nguyen, L.; Palikonda, R.; Smith, W.L.; Spangenberg, D.A.; Trepte, Q.Z.; Xi, Baike (2011)
    CERES Edition-2 Cloud Property Retrievals Using TRMM VIRS and Terra and Aqua MODIS Data #x2014;Part II: Examples of Average Results and Comparisons With Other Data
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(11), 4401-4430. link to external site
  • Minnis, P.; Sun-Mack, Szedung; Young, D.F.; Heck, P.W.; Garber, D.P.; Chen, Yan; Spangenberg, D.A.;
    Arduini, R.F.; Trepte, Q.Z.; Smith, W.L.; Ayers, J.K.; Gibson, S.C.; Miller, W.F.; Hong, G.; Chakrapani, V.; Takano, Y.; Liou, Kuo-Nan; Xie, Yu; Yang, Ping (2011)
    CERES Edition-2 Cloud Property Retrievals Using TRMM VIRS and Terra and Aqua MODIS Data #x2014;Part I: Algorithms
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(11), 4374-4400. link to external site
  • Chang, Fu-Lung; Minnis, Patrick; Ayers, J. Kirk; McGill, Matthew J.; Palikonda, Rabindra; Spangenberg, Douglas A.;
    Smith, William L.; Yost, Christopher R. (2010)
    Evaluation of satellite-based upper troposphere cloud top height retrievals in multilayer cloud conditions during TC4
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 115(D10), D00J05. link to external site
  • Wang, D.; Minnis, P.; Charlock, T. P.; Zhou, D. K.; Rose, F. G.; Smith, W. L.; Jr, W. L. Smith; Nguyen, L. (2007)
    Real-time mesoscale forecast support during the CLAMS field campaign
    Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 24(4), 599-605. link to external site
  • Rutledge, Charles K.; Schuster, Gregory L.; Charlock, Thomas P.; Denn, Frederick M.; Smith, William L.;
    Fabbri, Bryan E.; Madigan, James J.; Knapp, Robert J. (2006)
    Offshore Radiation Observations for Climate Research at the CERES Ocean Validation Experiment: A New “Laboratory” for Retrieval Algorithm Testing
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 87(9), 1211-1222. link to external site
  • Redemann, J.; Schmid, B.; Eilers, J. A.; Kahn, R.; Levy, R. C.; Russell, P. B.; Livingston, J. M.;
    Hobbs, P. V.; Smith, W. L.; Holben, B. N. (2005)
    Suborbital Measurements of Spectral Aerosol Optical Depth and Its Variability at Subsatellite Grid Scales in Support of CLAMS 2001
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62(4), 993-1007. link to external site
  • Smith, W. L.; Charlock, T. P.; Kahn, R.; Martins, J. V.; Remer, L. A.; Hobbs, P. V.; Redemann, J.; Rutledge, C. K. (2005)
    EOS Terra Aerosol and Radiative Flux Validation: An Overview of the Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites (CLAMS) Experiment
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62(4), 903-918. link to external site
  • Jin, Zhonghai; Charlock, Thomas P.; Smith, William L.; Rutledge, Ken (2004)
    A parameterization of ocean surface albedo
    Geophysical Research Letters, 31(22), L22301. link to external site
  • Dong, Xiquan; Mace, Gerald G.; Minnis, Patrick; Smith, William L.; Poellot, Michael; Marchand, Roger T.; Rapp, Anita D. (2002)
    Comparison of Stratus Cloud Properties Deduced from Surface, GOES, and Aircraft Data during the March 2000 ARM Cloud IOP
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 59(23), 3265-3284.<3265:COSCPD>2.0.CO;2 link to external site
  • Minnis, P.; Mayor, S.; Smith, W.L.; Young, D.F. (1997)
    Asymmetry in the diurnal variation of surface albedo
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 35(4), 879-890. link to external site




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  • B.S. Meteorology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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