Catherine Smith
NOAA PSL
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences(CIRES).
Senior Associate Scientist
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, WA.
Scientific Programmer.
Worked on medical study of drug efficacy in the department of Biostatistics. This included performing statistical tests, maintaining records and being responsible for examining quality of life measures for the patients.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, WA.
Research Assistant/ Masters student/ Teachers Assistant.
Thesis title: Singular Value Decomposition as a Statistical Technique in the Study of the Low Frequency Relationship Between the Atmosphere and Ocean .
Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee: Dr. J.M Wallace

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Student Research Program (UROP) programmer
Worked with Dr. Reginald Newell in examining SST and ENSO relationships.


Education:

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle WA.
M.S. Atmospheric Science, December 1989
Course work included meteorology, mathematics, oceanography and statistics.

MIT, Cambridge MA..
B.S. Atmospheric Science, June 1985.
Course work included atmospheric dynamics, physical oceanography, numerical analysis and statistics.

Computer Skills:

  • Programming including Fortran, C, Python, and Perl languages. Database programming including dBASE SQL. Numerical/statistical packages: IMSL, NAG, SPSS, MATLAB, BMDP, R and Lapack. Experience with F77, F90, C. Extensive familiarity with the NetCDF data interface, NCO, and CDO.
  • Experience with Linux and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Extensive experience in creating Web pages including knowledge of HTML, Perl, Javascript, and CSS.
  • Plotting and analysis packages including NCL, IDL, GrADS, and Gnuplot.

Current Projects:

  • Create and maintain many PSL scientific climate data analysis and plotting web pages including composite pages, WRIT (Web-based Reanalysis Intercomparison Tools), timeseries analysis pages, and many others. Maintain local Boulder climate data page. Helped create and maintain web pages for climate and weather topics including such as ENSO, MJO, drawing on my atmospheric science background.
  • Process, maintain, and store various scientific datasets and time-series.
  • Assist in scientific research (various).

Refereed publications

Contact Information
Mailing Address:
CIRES
University of Colorado
216 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0216

OR:
325 Broadway
R/PSL0
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Voice: (303) 497-6263
Fax: (303) 497-6020
E-mail: Cathy.Smith@noaa.gov
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