Matt Smith


Matt Smith, a research scientist at the Information Technology & Systems Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has over 32 years of experience with many aspects of atmospheric science data and software. More than 20 of those years were spent working with colleagues at NASA’s Earth Science division – developing software for projects such as: WetNet - providing software, data, and even hardware to a group of scientists around the globe working with satellite-based remote sensing of earth’s hydrologic cycle; SCOOP - the Southeastern University Research Association (SURA) Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction (SCOOP) program included university, government, and private sector partners working together to implement Information Technology solutions; and the HDF-EOS Subsetter – a generic tool for the automation of data reduction for users of the HDF-EOS data format. For the last 10 years, he has been a part of the SPoRT (Short-term Prediction Research and Transition) Center – a NASA project to transition unique observations and research capabilities to the operational weather community to improve short-term forecasts on a regional scale.

Research Interests

Remote Sensing
Data Manipulation
Decision Support Systems