Dr. Jennifer D. Small Griswold
Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Meteorology Department, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822
Cloud Microphysics, Aerosols and Climate, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and Aerosol
University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA
Ph.D. Earth & Planetary Sciences, June 2009
Thesis: Observational studies of the microphysics and dynamics of warm cumulus
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
B.S. Meteorology, May 2002
B.S. Environmental Science, May 2002
Assistant Professor, Department of Meteorology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2012-present
Cloud microphysics, Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions and Remote Sensing of Clouds and Aerosols
Postdoctoral Researcher, Jet Propulsion LaboratorySmall_CV_10-17-12.html, 2009-2012
Influence of aerosols on clouds, precipitation and climate using multi-satellite data analyses and application of satellite observations to evaluate global climate.
Graduate Student Researcher, UC Santa Cruz, 2002-2009
Observational studies of warm clouds using a flight phase Doppler interferometer to measure cloud drop size distributions and drop velocity for understanding the microphysical processes of precipitation initiation and mixing in warm clouds. Research supervised by Prof. Patrick Chuang.
Small, J.D., J. H. Jiang, and H. Su, Seasonal variation in the relationships between aerosol and cloud fraction, in prep.
Small, J.D., P.Y. Chuang, and H. Jonsson, Microphysical imprint of entrainment in warm cumulus, Submitted to Tellus B.
Small, J.D., From clouds to precipitation: Water in our atmosphere, invited Nature Knowledge Project article, Submitted.
Small, J.D., J. H. Jiang, H. Su, and Chengxing Zhai, 2011: Relationship between aerosol and cloud fraction over Australia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L23802, doi:10.1029/2011GL049404.
Small, J.D., P.Y. Chuang, G. Feingold, H. Jiang, 2009: Can aerosol decrease cloud lifetime? Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L16806, doi:10.1029/2009GL038888.
Small, J.D. and P.Y. Chuang, 2008: New observations of precipitation initiation in warm cumulus clouds, J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 2972-2982, doi:10.1175/2008JAS2600.1
Chuang, P. Y., E. W. Saw, J. D. Small, R. A. Shaw, C.M. Sipperley, G. A. Payne, and W. D. Bachalo, 2008. Airborne phase Doppler interferometry for cloud microphysical measurements, Aerosol Sci. Tech., 42, 685-703.
Robert M. R., B. Stevens, J. Davison, S. Göke, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, D. Rogers, P. Zuidema, H. T. Ochs III, C. Knight, J. Jensen, S. Bereznicki, S. Bordoni, H. Caro-Gautier, M. Colón-Robles, M. Deliz, S. Donaher, V. Ghate, E. Grzeszczak, C.Henry, A.M. Hertel, I. Jo, M. Kruk, J. Lowenstein, J. Malley, B. Medeiros, Y. Méndez-Lopez, S. Mishra, F. Morales-García, L. A. Nuijens, D. O'Donnell, D. L. Ortiz-Montalvo, K. Rasmussen, E. Riepe, S. Scalia, E. Serpetzoglou, H. Shen, M. Siedsma, J. Small, E. Snodgrass, P. Trivej, J. Zawislak: In the Driver’s Seat – RICO and Education, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 88 (12): 1929-1937.
Harnack, R. and J. Small, 2002: Identification and analysis of dry periods in New Jersey using the New Brunswick precipitation record. Bull. of the New Jersey Acad. of Sci, 47(1):1-6.
Small, J.D., 2010: The sky is not the limit, 5th annual West Coast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, University of California Santa Cruz.
Small, J.D. and P.Y., Chuang, 2007: Understanding warm clouds: Answering old questions with new observations and insights, GISS/Columbia University Friday Seminar Series.
Small, J.D. and P.Y., Chuang, 2008: Chasing the Warm Rain Mystery: Investigating buoyancy, entrainment and microphysical processes in shallow cumulus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, seminar.
Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2012-Present
Course: Introduction to Meteorology
Adjunct Faculty, Cerritos College, 2011-2012
Courses: Weather and Climate, Physical Geography
Subject Matter Expert (Meteorology), South University Online, 2011-present
Course: Introduction to Meteorology
Instructor, University of California – Santa Cruz, 2007-2009
Courses: Weather and Climate, Concepts of Environmentalism, Writing 1 for Freshman
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, University of California – Santa Cruz, 2004-2007
Honors, Fellowships and Awards
Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award, 2011
Best Student Oral Presentation, 2006: AMS 12th Conference on Cloud physics
Outstanding Earth Science TA (EART 006), 2005: University of California Santa Cruz
Center for Informal Learning and Schools Graduate Science Fellow, 2005-07: University of California Santa Cruz
Outstanding Earth Science TA (EART 80C), 2004: University of California Santa Cruz
American Meteorological Society/NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise Graduate Fellowship, 2002-03: University of California Santa Cruz