School of Earth and Environment

Michael Smith Prof Michael Smith

Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Physics

Email address: m.h.smith@leeds.ac.uk

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Biography

Qualifications: BSc Physics and PhD Physics, UMIST

Memberships/Fellowships: Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society

Research Interests: Atmospheric aerosols (especially of marine origin), effects of aerosols on clouds and climate, cloud microphysics.

Mike Smith joined the School in January 2000 from the University of Sunderland where he founded the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. After earlier work at UMIST on various aspects of cloud physics, he specialised in the study of marine aerosols, their impact upon atmospheric turbidity and upon stratocumulus cloud formation. This work led to interests in the sources and sinks of atmospheric aerosol of all types and their effects upon cloud properties and climate, as well as to studies of the roles of aerosol particulates on the chemistry of atmospheric trace gases.

Publications

  • Norris SJ; Brooks IM; Hill MK; Brooks BJ; Smith MH; Sproson DAJ (2012) Eddy covariance measurements of the sea spray aerosol flux over the open ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 117, . doi: 10.1029/2011JD016549
  • Roscoe HK; Brooks B; Jackson AV; Smith MH; Walker SJ; Obbard RW; Wolff EW (2011) Frost flowers in the laboratory: Growth, characteristics, aerosol, and the underlying sea ice, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 116, . doi: 10.1029/2010JD015144
  • Roscoe HK; Brooks B; Jackson AV; Smith MH; Walker SJ; Obbard RW; Wolff EW (2011) Frost flowers in the laboratory: Growth, characteristics, aerosol, and the underlying sea ice, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 116, . doi: 10.1029/2010JD015144
  • Raval A; Wen XY; Smith MH (2009) Numerical simulation of viscous, nonlinear and progressive water waves, J FLUID MECH, 637, pp.443-473. doi: 10.1017/S002211200999070X
  • Brooks IM; Yelland MJ; Upstill-Goddard RC; Nightingale PD; Archer S; d'Asaro E; Beale R; Beatty C; Blomquist B; Bloom AA; Brooks BJ; Cluderay J; Coles D; Dacey J; DeGrandpre M; Dixon J; Drennan WM; Gabriele J; Goldson L; Hardman-Mountford N; Hill MK; Horn M; Hsueh PC; Huebert B; de Leeuw G; Leighton TG; Liddicoat M; Lingard JJN; McNeil C; McQuaid JB; Moat BI; Moore G; Neill C; Norris SJ; O'Doherty S; Pascal RW; Prytherch J; Rebozo M; Sahlee E; Salter M; Schuster U; Skjelvan I; Slagter H; Smith MH; Smith PD; Srokosz M; Stephens JA; Taylor PK; Telszewski M; Walsh R; Ward B; Woolf DK; Young D; Zemmelink H (2009) Supplement to physical exchanges at the air-sea interface: UK-SOLAS field measurements, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90, . doi: 10.1175/2008BAMS2578.2
  • Brooks IM; Yelland MJ; Upstill-Goddard RC; Nightingale PD; Archer S; d'Asaro E; Beale R; Beatty C; Blomquist B; Bloom AA; Brooks BJ; Cluderay J; Coles D; Dacey J; DeGrandpre M; Dixon J; Drennan WM; Gabriele J; Goldson L; Hardman-Mountford N; Hill MK; Horn M; Hsueh PC; Huebert B; de Leeuw G; Leighton TG; Liddicoat M; Lingard JJN; McNeil C; McQuaid JB; Moat BI; Moore G; Neill C; Norris SJ; O'Doherty S; Pascal RW; Prytherch J; Rebozo M; Sahlee E; Salter M; Schuster U; Skjelvan I; Slagter H; Smith MH; Smith PD; Srokosz M; Stephens JA; Taylor PK; Telszewski M; Walsh R; Ward B; Woolf DK; Young D; Zemmelink H (2009) PHYSICAL EXCHANGES AT THE AIR-SES INTERFACE UK-SOLAS Field Measurements, B AM METEOROL SOC, 90, pp.629-+. doi: 10.1175/2008BAMS2578.1
  • Brooks IM; Yelland MJ; Upstill-Goddard RC; Nightingale PD; Archer S; d'Asaro E; Beale R; Beatty C; Blomquist B; Bloom AA; Brooks BJ; Cluderay J; Coles D; Dacey J; DeGrandpre M; Dixon J; Drennan WM; Gabriele J; Goldson L; Hardman-Mountford N; Hill MK; Horn M; Hsueh PC; Huebert B; de Leeuw G; Leighton TG; Liddicoat M; Lingard JJN; McNeil C; McQuaid JB; Moat BI; Moore G; Neill C; Norris SJ; O'Doherty S; Pascal RW; Prytherch J; Rebozo M; Sahlee E; Salter M; Schuster U; Skjelvan I; Slagter H; Smith MH; Smith PD; Srokosz M; Stephens JA; Taylor PK; Telszewski M; Walsh R; Ward B; Woolf DK; Young D; Zemmelink H (2009) UK-SOLAS FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF AIR-SEA EXCHANGE Instrumentation, B AM METEOROL SOC, 90, pp.ES9-ES16. doi: 10.1175/2008BAMS2578.2
  • Raval A; Wen X; Smith M (2009) Numerical simulation of viscous, nonlinear and progressive water waves, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 637, pp.443-473. doi: 10.1017/S002211200999070X
  • Rap A; Ghosh S; Smith MH (2009) Shepard and Hardy Multiquadric Interpolation Methods for Multicomponent Aerosol-Cloud Parameterization, J ATMOS SCI, 66, pp.105-115. doi: 10.1175/2008JAS2626.1
  • Hill MK; Brooks BJ; Norris SJ; Smith MH; Brooks IM; De Leeuw G (2008) A Compact Lightweight Aerosol Spectrometer Probe (CLASP), J ATMOS OCEAN TECH, 25, pp.1996-2006. doi: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1051.1
  • Peter JR; Blyth AM; Brooks B; McQuaid JB; Lingard JJN; Smith MH (2008) On the composition of Caribbean maritime aerosol particles measured during RICO, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 134, pp.1059-1063. doi: 10.1002/qj.198
  • Norris SJ; Brooks IM; de Leeuw G; Smith MH; Moerman M; Lingard JJN (2008) Eddy covariance measurements of sea spray particles over the Atlantic Ocean, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 8, pp.555-563.
  • Ghosh S; Smith MH; Rap A (2007) Integrating biomass, sulphate and sea-salt aerosol responses into a microphysical chemical parcel model: implications for climate studies, PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 365, pp.2659-2674. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2007.2082
  • Brooks BJ; McQuaid JB; Smith MH; Crosier J; Williams PI; Coe H; Osborne S (2007) Intercomparison of VACC- and AMS-derived nitrate, sulphate and ammonium aerosol loadings during ADRIEX, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 133, pp.77-84. doi: 10.1002/qj.90
  • Smith MH (2007) Sea-salt particles and the CLAW hypothesis, ENVIRON CHEM, 4, pp.391-395. doi: 10.1071/EN07071
  • Heard DE; Read KA; Methven J; Al-Haider S; Bloss WJ; Johnson GP; Pilling MJ; Seakins PW; Smith SC; Sommariva R; Stanton JC; Still TJ; Ingham T; Brooks B; De Leeuw G; Jackson AV; McQuaid JB; Morgan R; Smith MH; Carpenter LJ; Carslaw N; Hamilton J; Hopkins JR; Lee JD; Lewis AC; Purvis RM; Wevill DJ; Brough N; Green T; Mills G; Penkett SA; Plane JMC; Saiz-Lopez A; Worton D; Monks PS; Fleming Z; Rickard AR; Alfarra MR; Allan JD; Bower K; Coe H; Cubison M; Flynn M; McFiggans G; Gallagher M; Norton EG; O'Dowd CD; Shillito J; Topping D; Vaughan G; Williams P; Bitter M; Ball SM; Jones RL; Povey IM; O'Doherty S; Simmonds PG; Allen A; Kinnersley RP; Beddows DCS; Dall'Osto M; Harrison RM; Donovan RJ; Heal MR; Jennings SG; Noone C; Spain G (2006) The North Atlantic Marine Boundary Layer Experiment (NAMBLEX). Overview of the campaign held at Mace Head, Ireland, in summer 2002, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 6, pp.2241-2272.
  • Ghosh S; Osborne S; Smith MH (2005) On the importance of cumulus penetration on the microphysical and optical properties of stratocumulus clouds, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 5, pp.755-765.
  • Anderson K; Brooks BJ; Caffrey P; Clarke A; Crahan K; Davidson KL; de Leeuw G; Dion D; Doss-Hammel S; Frederickson PA; Friehe C; Hristov T; Khelif D; Moermann MM; Reid JS; Reising S; Smith MH; Terrill E; Tsintikidis D (2004) The RED Experiment: An Assessment of Boundary Layer Effects in a Trade Winds Regime on Microwave and Infrared Propagation over the Sea, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 85, pp.1355-1365. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-85-9-1355
  • Brooks BJ; Smith MH; Hill MK; O'Dowd CD (2002) Size-differentiated volatility analysis of internally mixed laboratory-generated aerosol, J AEROSOL SCI, 33, pp.555-579.
  • Jensen DR; Gathman SG; Zeisse CR; McGrath CP; de Leeuw G; Smith MH; Frederickson PA; Davidson KL (2001) Electro-optical propagation assessment in coastal environments (EOPACE): Summary and accomplishments, OPT ENG, 40, pp.1486-1498.
  • Field PR; Cotton RJ; Noone KJ; Glantz P; Kaye PH; Hirst E; Greenaway RS; Jost C; Gabriel R; Reiner T; Andreae M; Saunders C; Archer A; Choularton T; Smith MH; Brooks BJ; Hoell C; Bandy BJ; Johnson DW; Heymsfeld A (2001) Ice nucleation in orographic wave clouds: Measurements made during INTACC, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, 127, pp.1493-1512.
  • Reid JS; Jonsson HH; Smith MH; Smirnov A (2001) Evolution of the vertical profile and flux of large sea-salt particles in a coastal zone, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 106, pp.12039-12053.
  • Noone KJ; Johnson DW; Taylor JP; Ferek RJ; Garrett T; Hobbs PV; Durkee PA; Nielson K; Platnick S; King MD; Öström E; O'Dowd CD; Smith MH; Russell LM; Flagan RC; Seinfeld JH; DeBock L; van Grieken R; Hudson JG; Brooks IM; Gasparovic RF; Pockalny RA (2000) A case study of ship track formation in a polluted boundary layer, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, pp.2748-2764. doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(2000)057<2748:ACSOST>2.0.CO;2
  • Noone KJ; Öström E; Ferek RJ; Garrett T; Hobbs PV; Johnson DW; Taylor JP; Russell LM; Flagan RC; Seinfeld JH; O'Dowd CD; Smith MH; Durkee PA; Nielson K; Hudson JG; Pockalny RA; DeBock L; van Grieken R; Gasparovic RF; Brooks IM (2000) A Case Study of Ships Forming and Not Forming Tracks in Moderately Polluted Clouds, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, pp.2729-2747. doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(2000)057<2729:ACSOSF>2.0.CO;2