Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

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

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  • Newman, M, AT Wittenberg, LY Cheng, GP Compo and CA Smith (2018), THE EXTREME 2015/16 EL NINO, IN THE CONTEXT OF HISTORICAL CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 99 (1) S16-S20, issn: 0003-0007, ids: GB8IG, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0116.1
  • Dole, RM, JR Spackman, M Newman, GP Compo, CA Smith, LM Hartten, JJ Barsugli, RS Webb, MP Hoerling, R Cifelli, K Wolter, CD Barnet, M Gehne, R Gelaro, GN Kiladis, S Abbott, E Akish, J Albers, JM Brown, CJ Cox, L Darby, G de Boer, B DeLuisi, J Dias, J Dunion, J Eischeid, C Fairall, A Gambacorta, BK Gorton, A Hoell, J Intrieri, D Jackson, PE Johnston, R Lataitis, KM Mahoney, K McCaffrey, HA McColl, MJ Mueller, D Murrrray, PJ Neiman, W Otto, O Perssrssrsson, XW Quan, I Rangwala, AJ Ray, D Reynolds, ER Dellaripa, K Rosenlof, N Sakaeda, PD Sardeshmukh, LC Slivinski, L Smith, A Solomon, D Swales, S Tulich, A White, G Wick, MG Winterkorn, DE Wolfe and R Zamora (2018), ADVANCING SCIENCE AND SERVICES DURING THE 2015/16 EL NINO The NOAA El Nino Rapid Response Field Campaign. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 99 (5) 975-1002, issn: 0003-0007, ids: GH8CF, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0219.1
  • Newman, M, MA Alexander, TR Ault, KM Cobb, C Deser, E Di Lorenzo, NJ Mantua, AJ Miller, S Minobe, H Nakamura, N Schneider, DJ Vimont, AS Phillips, JD Scott and CA Smith (2016), The Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Revisited. J. Clim. Version: 1 29 (12) 4399-4427, issn: 0894-8755, ids: DO5AT, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0508.1
  • Alexander, MA, JD Scott, D Swales, M Hughes, K Mahoney and CA Smith (2015), Moisture Pathways into the US Intermountain West Associated with Heavy Winter Precipitation Events*. J. Hydrometeorol. Version: 1 16 (3) 1184-1206, issn: 1525-755X, ids: CI9YI, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0139.1
  • Smith, CA, GP Compo and DK Hooper (2014), Web-Based Reanalysis Intercomparison Tools (WRIT) for Analysis and Comparison of Reanalyses and Other Datasets. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 95 (11) 1671-1678, issn: 0003-0007, ids: AX9LU, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00192.1
  • Waliser, D, K Weickmann, R Dole, S Schubert, O Alves, C Jones, M Newman, HL Pan, A Roubicek, S Saha, C Smith, H van den Dool, F Vitart, M Wheeler and J Whitaker (2006), The experimental MJO prediction project. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 87 (4) 425-431, issn: 0003-0007, ids: 036CT, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-87-4-425
  • Smith, CA and PD Sardeshmukh (2000), The effect of ENSO on the intraseasonal variance of surface temperatures in winter. Int. J. Climatol. Version: 1 20 (13) 1543-1557, issn: 0899-8418, ids: 376EP, doi: 10.1002/1097-0088(20001115)20:13<1543::AID-JOC579>3.0.CO;2-A
  • Wolter, K, RM Dole and CA Smith (1999), Short-term climate extremes over the continental united states and ENSO. Part I: Seasonal temperatures. J. Clim. Version: 1 12 (11) 3255-3272, issn: 0894-8755, ids: 250KX, doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1999)012<3255:STCEOT>2.0.CO;2
  • Deser, C and CA Smith (1998), Diurnal and semidiurnal variations of the surface wind field over the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Clim. Version: 1 11 (7) 1730-1748, issn: 0894-8755, ids: 109MT, doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1998)011<1730:DASVOT>2.0.CO;2
  • Liebmann, B and CA Smith (1996), Description of a complete (interpolated) outgoing longwave radiation dataset. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 77 (6) 1275-1277, issn: 0003-0007, ids: VC043
  • WALLACE, JM, C SMITH and CS BRETHERTON (1992), SINGULAR VALUE DECOMPOSITION OF WINTERTIME SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE AND 500-MB HEIGHT ANOMALIES. J. Clim. Version: 1 5 (6) 561-576, issn: 0894-8755, ids: HX563, doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1992)005<0561:SVDOWS>2.0.CO;2
  • BRETHERTON, CS, C SMITH and JM WALLACE (1992), AN INTERCOMPARISON OF METHODS FOR FINDING COUPLED PATTERNS IN CLIMATE DATA. J. Clim. Version: 1 5 (6) 541-560, issn: 0894-8755, ids: HX563, doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1992)005<0541:AIOMFF>2.0.CO;2
  • WALLACE, JM, C SMITH and QR JIANG (1990), SPATIAL PATTERNS OF ATMOSPHERE OCEAN INTERACTION IN THE NORTHERN WINTER. J. Clim. Version: 1 3 (9) 990-998, issn: 0894-8755, ids: FC720, doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1990)003<0990:SPOAOI>2.0.CO;2