Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Catherine Smith

Research Interests

I primarily work on web and climate data storage and distribution. In particular, I create and help design web tools that allow researchers, students, resources managers, and others to analyze climate and weather data. I also have done research on different statistical techniques and how they can/ought to be used in meteorology. I have also studied ENSO and temperature/precipitation relationships. A hobby of mine is Boulder weather and I have maintained the NOAA/PSD Boulder weather and climate page for over 20 years.

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 AMS Special Award for making climate data and products easily accessible.
  • 2002 NOAA Research Partner of the Month for research and support in preparing a report to Congress on the May 2003 tornado outbreak.
  • 2001 CIRES Outstanding Performance Award