Dimitry SmirnovResearch Associate
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
B.S., Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006
Plots of 0.25 CAM5 simulations
Currently, I am working on analyzing the role that North Pacific western boundary currents (Kuroshio and Oyashio) play in influencing the downstream atmosphere. On one side of the spectrum, it is argued that these currents play a very small role that is dwarfed by intrinsic mid-latitude atmospheric variability. On the other side, several hypotheses suggest the currents influence the downstream leading atmospheric modes, which then influence the position of the currents. This creates a potential cycle that would result in decadal variability. My current methods involve using:
- High-resolution (0.25 degree) CAM5 from NCAR's CESM
- Coupled stochastic models of various complexity (e.g. local versus non-local)
- Weekly, monthly and seasonal prediction
- How do extremes change under global warming versus a steady climate with decadal variability?
- Tornadogenesis: how well can it be parameterized by large-scale environmental conditions?
Last update on Jul 20, 2012 by Dimitry Smirnov