Dr. Jennifer D. Small Griswold

aLso published under "Jennifer Small" and "Jennifer D. Small"

Mailing Address, Phone, Fax and Email:
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Department of Meteorology
2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2219
Phone: 808-956-3636
Fax: 808-956-2877
Email: smalljen@hawaii.edu

Career Summary

Dr. Small Griswold is one of the newest faculty members in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa focusing on cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, aircraft observations of clouds, and satellite remote sensing of clouds and aerosol. She recently acquired a new Dual-Range Flight Probe phase Doppler interferometer (PDI) for use in local, mainland and international field projects studying cloud microphysics and precipitation processes. In the fall of 2016-2018 Dr. Griswold and her reserach group will be flying on the NASA P-3 Reserach Aircraft for the ORACLES project investigating marine stratocumulus along the coast of Namibia (Africa). Along with developing her research group, she teached MET/AMTO 101, the “Introduction to Meteorology” course, MET/ATMO 102, "Pacific Cliamtes and Cultures" which is a culturally based course by exploring the connections between weather and climate and the cultures of the Pacific Islands, MET/ATMO 611, "Satellite Data Applications," an applied graduate level course that teaches students how to acquire, process, and utilizing a multitude of satellite data sets includng MODIS, CloudSat, CALIPSO, TRMM, TOMS, OMI and more. Prior to the University of Hawai'i, during her postdoctoral position at JPL from 2009-2012, she maintained an active research career, winning the “Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award” in 2011. Her research while at JPL focused on the interaction between aerosols and clouds using multi-platform satellite data, predominately from NASA’s A-Train satellite constellation. Simultaneously, she taught several courses (“Weather and Climate” and “Physical Geology”) as an Adjunct Faculty member at Cerritos Community College and served as a “Subject Matter Expert in Meteorology” for South University Online. She also mentored high school and undergraduate interns through JPL’s summer internship program. Prior to JPL, she worked on aircraft observations of clouds at the University of California Santa Cruz. She was also a Graduate Fellow in the NSF sponsored “Center for Informal Learning and Schools” program from 2005-2007 conducting science education research on teaching climate science through writing, rather than through traditional lectures. She also routinely participates in community outreach to expose young women and minorities to Science Technology, Engineering and Math career opportunities through the Expanding Your Horizons Network and Conferences (2003-present). Most recently in 2014 and 2015 she has instituted the first Expanding Your Horizons conference in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a planned annual event each April.

  • EDUCATION

    University of California - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
    Ph.D. Earth & Planetary Science, June 2009
    Thesis: Observational studies of the microphysics and dynamics of warm cumulus
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Y. Chuang


    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
    B.S. Meteoroloyg, May 2002
    B.S. Environmental Science, May 2002,
    Thesis: Identification and analysis of dry periods in New Jersey using multiple station precipitation records and the Harnack-Small Method
    Advisor: Dr. Joan Ehrenfeld
  • First Author Publications

    Small, J.D., P.Y. Chuang, and H. Jonsson, 2013: Microphysical imprint of entrainment in warm cumulus, Tellus B, 65, 19922, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb/v65i0.19922.

    Small, J.D., J.H. Jiang, H. Su, and C. Zhai, 2011: Relationships 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.
  • Other Author Publications

    Norgren, M.S., J.D. Small, H.H. Jonsson, and P.Y. Chuang, 2014: Observational estimates of detrainment an dentrainment in non-precipitating shallow cumulus, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc.,14, 21785-21827, doi:10.5194/acpd-14-21785-2014.

    Chuang, P.Y., E.W. Saw, J.D. Small, R.A. Shaw, C.M. Sipperley, G.A. Payne, and W.D. Bachalo, 2008: Aiborne phase Doppler interferometry for cloud microphysical measurements, Aerosol Sci. Tech., 42, 685-703.

    Robert, M.R., B. Stevens, J. Davison, S. Goke, O.L. Mayol-Bracero, D. Rogers, P. Zuidema, H.T. Ochs III, C. Knight, J. Jensen, S. ereznicki, S. Bordoni, H. Caro-Gautier, M. Colon-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. Mendez-Lopez, S. Mishra, F. Morales-Garcia, 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, 2007: 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. Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Sciences, 47(1):1-6.
  • MANUSCRIPTS in PROGRESS

    Small Griswold, J. D., XXXX: Climate Change Literacy: Teaching the Science of Global Cliamte Change Through Writing, to be submitted August 2015 to NAGT.

    Small Griswold, J.D., J.H. Jiang, H. Su, and C. Zhai, XXXX: On the relationship between aerosols and shallow cloud fraction as a function of region, season and aerosol type, to be submitted August 2015 to JAS.

    Small Griswold, J.D., XXXX: An analysis of CALIOP Vertical Feature Mask aerosol type as a function of region and season, to be submitted December 2015.

    D. L. Rossiter, J.D. Small, H.H. Jonsson, and P.Y. Chuang, XXXX: Horizontal and vertical structure of drizzle in marine stratocumulus, in prep.

    Small Griswold, J.D. and A. Heikkila, XXXX: Investigating regional CALIPSP aerosl type and vertical structure as a function of season

    Sockol, A. and J.D. Small Griswold, XXXX: Inter-Comparison of CMIP5 Model Representations and Satellite Observations of Cloud-Aerosol Interactions, to be submitted November 2015.

    Bauman, M. and J.D. Small Griswold, XXXX: Toward a global climatology of favorable conditions for pyrocumulonimbus events from 2002-2014, to be submitted December 2015.

    Bauman, M. and J.D. Small Griswold, XXXX: Influence of the South American Low Level Jet on Pyroconvection in Bolivia, to be submitted in February 2016.
  • Invited Talks

    Small, J.D., 2011: Regional and Global Analysis of the Effects of Aerosols on Cloud Properties and Precipitation using a Multi-Satellite Approach, Yuk Lunch Seminar, California, Institute of Technology

    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, 2008: Chasing the Warm Rain Mystery: Investigating buoyancy, entrainment and microphysical processes in shallow cumulus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, seminar.

    Small, J.D. and P.Y. Chuang, 2007: Understanding warm clouds: Answering old questions with new observatiosn and insights, GISS/Columbia University Friday Seminar Series.
  • Award, Honor or Grant

    Univerity of Hawai'i at Manoa, Atmospheric Sciences Department - Assistant Professor

    2015-2019: ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) Field Project:

    Award Effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2019 for the amount of ~$xx,xxx for PDI work (Abstract)

    2013-2018: NSF CAREER: A Comprehensive Investigation into Cloud-Aerosol Interactions Using Satellite, Aircraft and Model Data.
    Award Effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018 for the amount of ~$569,600 (Abstract)

    2013 Diversity Equity Initiative Award: Women in Science Colloquium (Held on March 16th ,2013)
    Award Effective February 27, 2013-June 30, 2013 for the amount of ~$500 (Abstract and Flyer)

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Postdoctoral

    2011: Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award for research on "Effects of Absorbing Aerosols on Cloud Fraction Over Australia"

    University of California - Santa Cruz - Graduate

    2006: Best Student Oral Presentation - AMS 12th Conferenvce on Cloud Physics
    2005 - AMS - Travel Grant to 86th Annual Conference
    2005 - CILS -Travel Grant to Professional Development Workshop
    2005 - Oustanding Earth Science TA, University of California Santa Cruz
    2005-2007 - Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) Graduate Science Fellowhip
    2005 - UCSC STEPS Institute - Research and Travel Grant
    2004 - Outstanding Earth Sciene TA, University of California Santa Cruz
    2002-2003 - American Meteorolgoical Society (AMS)/NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Graduate Fellowship
    2002 - University of California Regents Fellowship

    Rutgers University - Undergraduate

    2002 - George H. Cook Scholar
    2001 - Against All Odds, Cook Parent's Association Scholarship
    2001-2002 - Rutgers Assistance Grant
    2001-2002- R.W. Hervbert Kelly Scholarship
    2001-2002 - Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
    2000 - GAES Cook Scholarship
    1998-2002 - Cook College General Honors Program
  • Service - University & Professional Committees & Activities

    Year/Date Role or Service
    October 23-24, 2015 SOEST Open House for K-12 (School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology), Faculty Workshop Leader
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    May 13-14, 2015 UCAR Weather Day on the Hill and Hill Visits, PACUR Member
    Department and Institution: UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations
    April 18th, 2015 Expanding Your Horizons - Hawaii (STEM conference for 6th-8th grade girls), Chair
    Department and Institution: EYH Hawaii
    March 23, 2015 Hawai'i State Science & Envrineering Fair Judge
    Department and Institution: Hawai'i Academy of Science, Honolulu, HI (Past: April 8, 2013, April 1, 2014)
    Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Committee on Student Affiars, Vice Chair, Chair
    Department and Institution: Manoa Faculty Senate, Manoa Faculty Senator
    April 25th, 2014 Expanding Your Horizons - Hawaii (STEM conference for 6th-8th grade girls), Chair
    Department and Institution: EYH Hawaii
    April 4th, 2014 Host and Presenter for Highlands Intermediate School Visit
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    April 1, 2014 Hawai'i State Science & Envrineering Fair Judge
    Department and Institution: Hawai'i Academy of Science, Honolulu, HI (Past: April 8, 2013)
    October 24-25, 2013 OEST Open House for K-12 (School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology), Faculty Workshop Leader
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Workshop Leader
    Fall 2013 NASA ROSES Proposal Review Panel
    Department and Institution: Member of a reivew panel for large NASA ROSES Call
    Fall 2013-Present SOEST Blog - About Graduate Student Life, Faculty text and content editor
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    Spring 2013-Spring 2016 UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    Spring 2013-Fall 2016 University of Hawaii Professional Assembly Board of Directors Member
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    Spring 2013-Fall 2015 Manoa Faculty Senate Reprentative (Starting May 1st 2013 - Ending September 1st 2015)
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    April 8, 2013 Hawai'i State Science & Envrineering Fair Judge
    Department and Institution: Hawai'i Academy of Science, Honolulu, HI (Past: April 8, 2013, April 1, 2014)
    March 14, 2013 Volunteer Presenter for Career Day (Women's Hisotry Month)
    Institution: Trinity Lutheran Middle School, Wahiawa, HI
    Spring 2013 SOEST Young Investigator Program Selection Committee Member
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    Jan 2013-Dec 2016 American Meteorological Society Committee on Cloud Physics
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    Activities
    : Planning of 2014 AMS Cloud Physics Conference, revieweing terms of committees, nominating people for AMS awards or lectureships, sponsoring short course at an AMS meeting or conference.
    Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Associated Students of the University of Hawaii - Scholarship Reviewer
    Department and Institution: Atmospheric Sciences Department,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Planning Committee
    Activities
    : Evaluate scholarship applications for outstanding UH students across all disciplines.
    Fall 2012-Present Women's History Project - Hawaii Liason
    Activities: Plan events during Women's Hisotry Month (March) and throughout the year to support and recognize the achievements of women.

    Service - Journal Reviewer

    Year/Date Journal
    2012-2015 Reviewer for the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (6x)
    2014 Reviewer for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
    2013 Reviewer for the Journal of Geoscience Education
    2013 Reviewer for the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
    2011 Reviewer for the Journal of Cliamte (2x)
    2010 Reviewer for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society