Visiting Scientists Programme
Prof Smith gained his PhD in Applied Mathematics/Fluid Mechanics from the University of Manchester, England in 1968. After graduating, he moved to Australia lecturing in the Department of Mathematics at Monash University from 1968 to 1988. In 1988, he was appointed as a Professor of Meteorology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. The main research interests of Prof Smith include tropical cyclone, convection, convection parameterisation, atmospheric dynamics and fluid dynamics.
During this visit, Prof Smith gave a presentation at CCRS discussing on thinking approaches applicable to the forecasting process for tropical weather. Presentation slides are available here.