Karen Smith

Karen Smith
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Telephone number
Building EV 346
Program or Affiliation
MEnvSc Climate Change Impact Assessment Program Director

Research Interests

  • Atmosphere-cryosphere interactions
  • Stratosphere-troposphere coupling
  • Polar climate change
  • Atmospheric general circulation


  • Liang, Y.-C., L. M. Polvani, M. Previdi, K. L. Smith, M. R. England, and G. Chiodo, 2021: Stronger Arctic amplification from ozone-depleting substances than from carbon dioxide. (in review)
  • Smith, K. L., and L. M. Polvani, 2021: Modeling evidence for large, ENSO-driven interannual wintertime AMOC variability. (in review)
  • Previdi, M., T. P. Janoski, G. Chiodo, K. L. Smith, and L. M. Polvani, 2020: Arctic amplification: a rapid response to radiative forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089933
  • Maleska, S., K. L. Smith, and J. Virgin, 2020: Impacts of stratospheric ozone extremes on Arctic high cloud. Journal of Climate, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0867.1
  • Polvani, L., M. Previdi, M. R. England, G. Chiodo, and K. L. Smith, 2020: Substantial twentieth-century Arctic warming caused by ozone-depleting substances. Nature Climate Change, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0677-4