Catherine Smith
NOAA/ESRL PSD
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences(CIRES).
Senior Associaet 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: Professor J.M Wallace

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Student Research Program (UROP) programmer
Worked with Professional 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, and Perl languages. Database programming including SIR, dBASE SQL. Numerical/statistical packages IMSL, NAG, SPSS, MATLAB, BMDP, R and Linpack mathematical/statistical packages. Experience with F77, F90, C. Extensive familiarity with the NetCDF data interface.
  • Experience with linux and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Extensive experience in creating Web pages including knowledge of HTML, Perl, and Javascript and CSS.
  • Plotting and analysis packages including NCL, IDL, GrADS, Gnuplot, NCO, and CDO.

Current Projects:

  • Create and maintain many CDC scientific climate data analysis and plotting web pages including the composite pages, the timeseries analysis pages and others. Maintain local Boulder climate data page. Created and maintain web pages for CDC's 3-state and western climate and other Value Added Link pages drawing on my atmospheric science background.
  • Process, maintain and store various scientific datasets and time-series.
  • Assist in scientific research (various).

Refereed publications