Research Area Combining numerical, experimental, and analytical tools to study the basic dynamics of flow and transport in environmental systems; study how Environmental Fluid Mechanics relate to problems in climate change, air quality, hydrology, and sustainable development
Research Area Structural engineering; earthquake engineering; innovative structural systems; large fires; thin shell concrete roof structures; sensor technology in civil infrastructure; tall building design.
Research Area Hydrology, hydraulics and hydrometeorology of extreme floods. Smith's research group has been involved in numerous hydrometeorological field campaigns, most recently in connection with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), a component of the NSF LTER program.
Research Area Stochastic systems; random fields and random media; risk assessment and management; seismic risk and earthquake ground motions; hurricanes and related economic losses under various climate change scenarios; wind-related debris damage; geologic hazards and probabilistic site characterization; dam safety; structural reliability; random vibrations; optimum design based on reliability; modeling the energy density fluctuations in the early universe and the formation of cosmic structure
Research Area Hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land-atmosphere interactions, terrestrial remote sensing, and seasonal hydrologic climate forecasts, including land-climate teleconnections.
Modeling focuses on the terrestrial water and energy balances and fluxes over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and remote sensing research focuses on estimating the hydrologic and energetic states of the terrestrial system, and on validating satellite retrievals on land surface states.