Dr. Matthews earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, in 2010. Her dissertation research examined water stress conditioning and sensitivity analysis of photosynthesis and stomatal conductance models. As an undergraduate she participated in a cooperative education experience at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, where she supported efforts of the Earth Observing System (EOS). Following completion of her master’s degree, from 2004 through 2010 she worked as a biomathematician for SRA International, Inc., primarily modeling agents under study by the National Toxicology Program.
Dr. Matthews joined NCICS as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2010 and moved to a Research Scholar position in 2015. At NCICS she acts as transition manager for a land surface albedo climate data record based on geostationary satellite data as part of an international effort with EUMETSAT and JMA. As the designated subject matter expert for vegetation climate data records, Dr. Matthews pursues innovative applications of these essential climate variables, such as monitoring drought and incidence of vector-borne disease. Additionally, she supports research in the retrieval of atmospheric temperature and humidity profile data from long-term HIRS observations. Her research interests focus on models of physical and biological phenomenon, the underlying mathematical principles, and the associated uncertainty quantification methodologies.
Claverie, M., J. L. Matthews, E. F. Vermote, and C. O. Justice, 2016: A 30+ year AVHRR LAI and FAPAR Climate Data Record: Algorithm description and validation. Remote Sensing, 8, 263. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8030263
Knapp, K. R., J. L. Matthews, J. P. Kossin, and C. C. Hennon, 2016: Identification of tropical cyclone storm types using crowdsourcing. Monthly Weather Review, 144, 3783-3798. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0022.1
Peng, G., L. Shi, S. T. Stegall, J. L. Matthews, and C. W. Fairall, 2016: An evaluation of HIRS near-surface air temperature product in the Arctic with SHEBA data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33, 453-460. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0217.1
Shi, L., J. L. Matthews, S.-p. Ho, Q. Yang, and J. J. Bates, 2016: Algorithm development of temperature and humidity profile retrievals for long-term HIRS observations. Remote Sensing, 8, 280. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8040280
Smith, A. B., and J. L. Matthews, 2015: Quantifying uncertainty and variable sensitivity within the US billion-dollar weather and climate disaster cost estimates. Natural Hazards, 77, 1829-1851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-1678-x
Matthews, J.L., E. Mannshardt, and P. Gremaud, 2013, “Uncertainty Quantification for Climate Observations”, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00042.1.
Lattanzio. A., J. Schulz, J.L. Matthews, A. Okuyama, B. Theodore, J.J. Bates, K.R. Knapp, Y. Kosaka, L. Schuller, 2013, "Land Surface Albedo from Geostationary Satellites: a multi-agency collaboration within SCOPE-CM", Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94(2), 205-214.
Matthews, J.L., R.C. Smith, and E.L. Fiscus, 2013, “Confidence interval estimation for an empirical model quantifying the effect of soil moisture and plant development on soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) leaf conductance”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 83(3), 439-464.
Matthews, J.L., E.L. Fiscus, R.C. Smith, and J.L. Heitman, 2013, “Quantifying plant age and available water effects on soybean leaf conductance”, Agron. J., 105, 28-36.
Matthews, J.L., I.R. Schultz, M.R. Easterling and R.L. Melnick. Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling of dibromoacetic acid in F344 rats. J. Tox. Appl. Pharm., 24(2):196-207, doi:10.1016/j.taap.2009.12.033.
Matthews, J.L., E.K. Lada, L.M. Weiland, R.C. Smith and D.J. Leo. Monte Carlo simulation of a solvated ionic polymer with cluster morphology. Smart Mater. Struct., 15(1):187-199, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/15/1/048.
Shi, L., J. L. Matthews, S. Stegall, and G. Peng, 2016: Poster, A long-term global dataset of temperature and humidity profiles from HIRS. 2016 CLIVAR Open Science Conference, Qingdao, Shangdong, China, September 19-23, 2016.
Matthews, J. L., 2015: Land surface albedo from a constellation of geostationary satellites compared and fused with polar-orbiting data. Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Matthews, J. L., 2015: Land surface albedo from a constellation of geostationary satellites compared and fused with polar-orbiting data. Annual Meeting of the American Meterological Society, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 4-8 January 2015.
Matthews, J. L., L. Shi, Q. Yang, and S.-P. Ho., 2015: HIRS-Derived temperature and humidity profiles and comparisons with GPS R0 derived profiles. Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, AZ, USA., 4-8 January 2015.
Shi, L., J. L. Matthews, S. Stegall, and G. Peng, 2015: Deriving long-term global dataset of temperature and humidity profiles from HIRS. The 20th International TOVS Study Conference, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 28 October-3 November 2015.
Lattanzio, A., J. Matthews, M. Takahasi, K. Knapp, J. Schulz, R. Roebeling, and R. Stoeckli, 2014: 30 years of land surface albedo from GEO satellites. QA4ECV Review Meeting, Mainz, Germany, 5-6 February, 2015.
Matthews, J., A. Lattanzio, M. Takahasi, K. Knapp, J. Schulz, R. Roebeling, and R. Stoeckli, 2014: 30 years of land surface albedo from GEO satellites: Status of the SCOPE-CM LAGS Project. The Climate Symposium 2014, Darmstadt, Germany, 13-17 October 2014.
Matthews, J. L., 2014: Land surface albedo climate data record from a constellation of geostationary satellites. EUMETSAT visiting scientist seminar, Darmstadt, Germany, 4 October 2014.
Matthews, J. L., 2014: Research applications at the National Climatic Data Center. North Carolina State University Mathematics Department First Year seminar, Raleigh, NC, 14 November 2014.