Jane Smyth

Smyth investigates the physical controls of tropical rainfall variability using climate models of varying complexity. Her research focuses on monsoons, large-scale systems that supply the majority of annual precipitation to land regions across the tropics. An improved mechanistic understanding of monsoon seasonality will enable better projections of how climate change may impact rainfall patterns. Smyth’s advisor is Yi Ming, Deputy Head of the Atmospheric Physics Division at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.