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James Smith
Selected Publications

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Zhang, Yan, James A. Smith, Lifeng Luo, Zifa Wang and Mary Lynn Baeck, Urbanization and rainfall variability in the Being metropolitan region, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15(6), 2219-2235, 2014.
Thorndahl, S., J. A. Smith, M. L. Baeck, and W. F. Krajewski, Analyses of the Temporal and Spatial Structure of Heavy Rainfall from a Catalog of High-Resolution Radar Rainfall fields, Atmospheric Research, 144, 111-125, 2014.
Wang, W. E., A. P. M. Michel L. Wang, T. Tsai, M. L. Baeck, J. A. Smith, and G. Wysocki, A Quantum Cascade Laser Analyzer for Environmental Monitoring, AIP Review of Scientific Instrument, 85, 093103 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4894161, 2014.
Ramamurthy, P., E. Bou-Zeid, J. A. Smith, Z. Wang, M. L. Baeck, N. Saliendra, J. Hom and C. Welty, Influence of Sub-Facet Heterogeneity and Material Properties on the Urban Surface Energy Budget , J. of Applied Meteorology and Climate, 53, 2114-2129, 2014.
Wright, D. B., J. A. Smith, and M. L. Baeck, Flood frequency analyses using radar rainfall fields and stochastic storm transposition, Water Resources Research, 50, 1592-1615, 2014.
Villarini, G., R. Goska, J. A. Smith and G. Vecchi, North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones and U. S. Flooding, Bull. of theAmer. Metero. Soc., 95, 1381-1388, 2014.
Yang, L., F. Tian, J.A. Smith, and H. Hu, Urban Signatures in the Spatial Clustering of Summer Heavy Rainfall Events over the Beijing Metropolitan Region, J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 119, 1203-1217, doi:10.1002/2013JD020762, 2014.
Wright, D. B., J. A. Smith, G. Villarini, and M. L. Baeck, Long-term, high-resolution, radar rainfall records for urban hydrology, J. of the American Water Resources Associations, 50(3), 713-734 , 2014.
Wright, D. B., J. A. Smith and M. L. Baeck, A critical examination of areal reduction factors, J. of Hydrological Engineering, 19(4), 779-776, 2014.
Seo, B.-C., W. F. Krajewski, and J. A. Smith, Four-Dimensional Reflectivity Data Comparison between Two Ground-Based Radars: Methodology and Statistical Analysis, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59(7), 1320-1334, 2014.
Czajkowski, J., G. Villarini, E. Michel-Kerjan, and J. A. Smith, Determining tropical cyclone inland flooding loss on a large scale through a new flood peak ratio methodology, Environmental Research Letters, 8(4), 1-7, 2013, 2013.
Yang, L., J. A. Smith, M. L. Baeck, E. Bou-Zeid, S. M. Jessup, F. Tian, and H. Hu,, Impact of Urbanization on Heavy Convective Precipitation under Strong Large-Scale Forcing: A Case Study over the Milwaukee-Lake Michigan Region , J. of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1791-1809, 2013.
Li, D., E. Bou-Zeid, M. Barlage, F. Chen and J. A. Smith, Development and Evaluation of a Mosaic Approach in the WRF-Noah Framework, J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 118, 1-18 , doi:10.1002/2013JD020657, 2013. 
Cunha, L. K., J. A. Smith, M. L. Baeck and W. F. Krajewski, An Early Performance Evaluation of the NEXRAD Dual Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimates for Urban Flood Applications, Weather and Forecasting, 28, 1478-1497, 2013.
Smith, J. A., M. L.Baeck, G. Villarini, D. B. Wright, W. F. Krajewski, Extreme Flood Response: The June 2008 Flooding in Iowa, J. of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1810-1825, 2013.
Yang, L., J.A. Smith, D.B. Wright, M.L. Baeck, G. Villarini, F. Tian, and H. Hu, Urbanization and climate change: An examination of nonstationarities in flood frequency, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14(6), 2013, doi: JHM-D-12-095.1, 2013.
Li, D., E. Bou-Zed, M. L. Baeck, S. M. Jessup, and J. A. Smith, Modeling Land Surface Processes and Heavy Rainfall in Urban Environments: Sensitivity to Urban Surface Representations, J. of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1098-1118, 2013.
Smith, B. K. J. A. Smith, M. L. Baeck, G. Villarini, and D. B. Wright, The spectrum of storm event hydrologic response in urban watersheds, Water Resources Research, 49(5), 2649-2663, 2013.
Wright, D. B., J. A. Smith, G. Villarini, and M. L. Baeck, Estimating the frequency of extreme rainfall using weather radar and stochastic storm transposition, J. of Hydrology, 488, 150-165, 2013.
Villarini, G. and J. A. Smith, Flooding in Texas: Examination of temporal changes, and impacts of tropical cyclones and urbanization, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 49(4), 825-837, 2013.
Villarini, G., J.A. Smith, M.L. Baeck, B.K. Smith, and P. Sturdevant Rees, Hydrologic analyses of the 17-18 July 1996 flood in Chicago and the role of urbanization, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 18(2), 250-259, 2013.
Wang, Z., E. Bou-Zeid and J. A. Smith, A coupled energy transport and hydrological model for urban canopies evaluated using a wireless sensor network, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139 (675), 1643-1657, 2013.
Yang, L., G. Villarini, J. A. Smith, F. Tian, and H. Hu, Changes in Seasonal Extreme Rainfall in China over the period 1961-2006, International Journal of Climatology, 33(7),1646-1657, 2013.
Krajewski, W.F., A. Kruger, S. Singh, B.-C. Seo and J.A. Smith, Hydro-NEXRAD 2: Real time access to customized radar-rainfall for hydrologic applications, Journal of Hydroinformatics,15(2), 580-590, 2013.
Villarini, G., J.A. Smith, R. Vitolo, and D.B. Stephenson, On the temporal clustering of US floods and its relationship to climate teleconnection patterns, International Journal of Climatology, 33(3), 629-640, 2013.
Villarini, G., and J.A. Smith, Spatial and temporal variability of cloud-to-ground lightning over the continental U.S. during the period 1995-2010, Atmospheric Research, 124, 137-148, 2013.
Villarini, G., G.A. Vecchi, and J.A. Smith, Changing frequency of heavy rainfall over the central United States, J. of Climate, 26(1) 343-350, 2013.