Kevin Smalley


Stratospheric Dynamics, Climate Change, Climate Sensitivity, Cloud Properties, Drought

Selected Publications

Smalley, K.M. and A.D. Rapp, 2020: The Role of Cloud Size and Environmental Moisture in Shallow Cumulus Precipitation. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 59, 535–550,

Smalley, K. M., Glisan, J. M., & Gutowski, W. J. Jr., 2019: Alaska daily extreme precipitation processes in a subset of CMIP5 global climate models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124.

Smalley, K. M., Dessler, A. E., Bekki, S., Deushi, M., Marchand, M., Morgenstern, O., Plummer, D. A., Shibata, K., Yamashita, Y., and Zeng, G., 2017: Contribution of different processes to changes in tropical lower-stratospheric water vapor in chemistry–climate models, Atmos. Chem. phys., 17, 8031-044,


B.S. in Meteorology, Iowa State University, 2014 

M.S. in Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M University, 2016 

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M University, Pending 

Additional Information

Leadership Positions

  • Iowa State University Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society President (2013 - 2014)
  • Co-Chair of Graduate Seminar Committee (2017 - Present)

Departmental Committees

  • Member of Atmospheric Sciences Recruitment Committee
  • Graduate Representative on Department Website Committee


  • American Meteorological Society Member (2011 - Present)
  • American Geophysical Union Member (2014 - Present)


Advisor: Anita D. Rapp

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