William Hayden Smith, PhD

About This Member:


NAME William Hayden Smith

POSITION TITLE Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McDonnell Center for Space Sciences


University of Kentucky BS 1962 Mathematics

Princeton University MA 1963 Physical Chemistry

Princeton University PhD 1966 Physical Chemistry

A. Positions and Honors


1966 - 1967. Research Associate, University of Kentucky, Chemistry

1966 Research Associate, Princeton University, Chemistry

1968 Research Associate, Princeton University Observatory

1969 - 1973 Research Staff, Princeton University Observatory

1973 - 1975 Research Astronomer, Princeton University Observatory

1976 - 1991 Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington University

1976 - Present Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University

Honors and Consultation since 2000:

2002 Fulbright Senior Specialist Award

2003 NASA-ASEE Research Fellow

2003 Fulbright Professor, Petrya Moghyla University, Mykolayiv, Ukraine

2004 Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, State Institute for Forestry, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2016 Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, Petrya Moghyla University, Mykolayiv, Ukraine

Current Lecture Duties: elementary and graduate courses on Climate Science, Environmental Sustainability, Earth Ocean and Atmosphere, and Remote Sensing Instrumentation Design.

B. Selected Publications relevant to climate science (in chronological order)

Smith WH, Schempp W 1991, Digital array scanned interferometers. Exp Astron 1:389-405.

Hammer PD, Valero FPJ, Peterson DL, Smith WH 1992, Remote sensing of earth's atmosphere and surface using a digital array scanned interferometer: a new type of imaging spectrometer. J Imaging Sci Tech 36: 417-422.

Smith WH 1993, Imaging spectrometry of the terrestrial environment. Proc SPIE1917:244.

Hammer PD, Valero FPJ, Smith WH 1994, Spectral Imaging of Clouds Using a Digital Array Scanned Interferometer. Atmos Res 34:347-366.

Hammer PD, Peterson DL, Smith WH 1995, Imaging interferometry for terrestrial remote sensing-digital array scanned interferometer instrument developments. Proc SPIE 2480:153-164.

Smith WH, Hammer PD 1996 Digital array scanned interferometers. Sensors and results. Appl Opt 35:2902- 2909.

Snyder DL, Angelisanti D, Smith WH, Dai G 1996, Correction for non-uniform flat-field response in focal-plane arrays. Proc SPIE 2827:60-67.

Snyder DL, O’Sullivan JA, Fuhrmann DA, Smith WH 1999, Estimate of overlapping spectral signatures from hyperspectral data. Proc SPIE 3718:470-479.

Harres DN, Fuhrmann DR Smith WH 1999, Compensation for optical distortion in Fourier transform spectrometers. Proc SPIE 3753:142-151.

Hammer PD, Johnson LF, Strawa AW, Dunagan SE, Higgins RG, Brass JA, Slye RE, Sullivan DV, Smith WH, Peterson DL 2001, Surface reflectance mapping using interferometric spectral imagery from a remotely piloted aircraft. IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 39:2499-2506.

Peterson D, Brass JA, Smith WH, Langford G, Wegener S, Dunagan S, Hammer P, Snook, K, 2003, Platform options of free-flying satellites, UAVs or the international space station for remote sensing assessment of the littoral zone. Int J Remote Sensing 24:1-20.

Fuhrmann DR, Smith WH 2003, Empirical modeling and calibration of Fourier transform spectrometers I: linearization and normalization of interferograms. Opt Eng 42:2268-2276.

Fuhrmann DR, Preza C, O’Sullivan JA, Snyder DL, Smith WH 2004, Spectrum estimation from quantum-limited interferograms. IEEE Trans Signal Process 52:950-961.