Curriculum Vitae


Matthew Garcia, M.S.
Ph.D. Candidate, Forestry and Remote Sensing
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Contact Information____________________

e-mail: matt.e.garcia@gmail.com
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Education and Professional Experience____________________
September 2011 to present
Ph.D. Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Forestry
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Dissertation subject: Remote sensing and land surface modeling of forest disturbances
Advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy in January 2015
Awards and Honors: 2015-16 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Award

August 2008 to August 2010
Project Manager, Arizona Hydrologic Information System
Arizona Water Institute and SAHRA
Assistant Research Professor of Informatics
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA

July 2008
Expert witness in the field of Hydrology, in testimony for the defendant
State of Colorado, 4th Judicial District, Judge Kirk S. Samelson
Case no. 01 CV 1290, Speight Family Partnership, LLP, and Greenview Trust, Ralph R. Williams, Trustee, v. City of Colorado Springs, a home rule city of the State of Colorado, and the Board of County Commissioners of the County of El Paso
Ruled in favor of the defendant on 31 July 2008

October 2004 to July 2008
Research Associate (Faculty)
University of Maryland–Baltimore County
Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, contracted to
Hydrological Sciences Branch (Code 614.3)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

May 2004 to September 2004
Research Associate
Caelum Research Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, contracted to
Hydrological Sciences Branch (Code 974)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland

January 2002 to December 2003
M.S., Civil Engineering (Hydrology)
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Advisor: Prof. Larry A. Roesner, Ph.D., P.E.
Thesis: Estimation of Ungauged Rainfall from Measured Streamflow for the Simulation of a Colorado Front Range Flood Event

January 2000 to December 2001
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Advisor: Prof. Wayne H. Schubert, Ph.D.

August 1996 to December 1999
M.S., Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Advisor: Prof. Wayne H. Schubert, Ph.D.
Thesis: Simulated Tropical Convection

August 1992 to May 1996
B.S., Physics and Geosciences (double major)
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA

First-Author Publications____________________

Garcia, M., M. Ozdogan, and P.A. Townsend, 2014: "Impacts of forest harvest on cold season land surface conditions and land-atmosphere interactions in northern Great Lakes states." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, v. 6, pp. 923-937, doi: 10.1002/2014MS000317. [pdf download, 1.7 MB]

Garcia, M., C.D. Peters-Lidard, and D.C. Goodrich, 2008: "Spatial interpolation of precipitation in a dense gauge network for monsoon storm events in the southwestern U.S." Water Resources Research, v. 44, paper no. W05S13, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005788. [pdf download, 935 KB]

Other Publications____________________

Tian, Y., C.D. Peters-Lidard, J.B. Eylander, R.J. Joyce, G.J. Huffman, R.F. Adler, K.-L. Hsu, F.J. Turk, M. Garcia, and J. Zeng, 2009: "Component analysis of errors in satellite-based precipitation estimates." Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, paper no. D24101, doi: 10.1029/2009JD011949. [pdf download, 1.4 MB]

Peters-Lidard, C.D., D.M. Mocko, M. Garcia, J.A. Santanello, Jr., M. Tischler, M.S. Moran, and Y. Wu, 2008: "The role of precipitation uncertainty in the estimation of hydrologic soil properties using remotely-sensed soil moisture in a semi-arid environment." Water Resources Research, v. 44, paper no. W05S18, doi: 10.1029/2007WR005884. [pdf download, 2.1 MB]

Tian, Y., C.D. Peters-Lidard, B. Choudhury, and M. Garcia, 2007: "Multitemporal analysis of TRMM-based satellite precipitation products for land data assimilation applications." Journal of Hydrometeorology, v. 8, pp. 1165-1183, doi: 10.1175/2007JHM859.1. [pdf download, 4.7 MB]

Santanello, J.A., Jr., C. Peters-Lidard, M.E. Garcia, D. Mocko, M. Tischler, M.S. Moran, and D.P. Thoma, 2007: "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer soil texture and hydraulic properties across a semi-arid watershed." Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 110, pp. 79-97, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2007.02.007. [pdf download, 1.7 MB]

Tischler, M., M. Garcia, C. Peters-Lidard, M.S. Moran, S. Miller, D. Thoma, S. Kumar, and J. Geiger, 2007: "A GIS framework for surface-layer soil moisture estimation combining satellite radar measurements and land surface modeling with soil physical property estimation." Environmental Modelling and Software, v. 22, pp. 891-898, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2006.05.022. [pdf download, 817 KB]

Schubert, W.H., S.A. Hausman, M. Garcia, K.V. Ooyama, and H.-C. Kuo, 2002: "Potential vorticity in a moist atmosphere." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, v. 58, pp. 3148-3157, doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(2001)058<3148:pviama>2.0.CO;2. [pdf download, 165 KB]

First-Author Conference and Workshop Presentations____________________

Garcia, M., and M. Ozdogan, 2013: "Impacts of forest harvest on cold season land surface conditions and land–atmosphere interactions in northern Great Lakes states." Nelson Institute, Center for Climate Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison, doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.900949.

Garcia, M., and K.K. Hirschboeck, 2009: "Integrating a Flood Hydroclimatology Database with the Arizona Hydrologic Information System (AHIS)." Arizona Hydrological Society and American Institute of Hydrology, 2009 Annual Water Symposium on Managing Hydrologic Extremes, Scottsdale, Arizona, 30 August – 2 September 2009.

Garcia, M., K. Jacobs, G.C. Woodard, C. Gries, W.-D. Otte, R. Vazquez, and J. McGill, 2009: "Ground Water-Related Data Services for the Arizona Hydrologic Information System (AHIS)." National Ground Water Association, 2009 Ground Water Summit, Tucson, Arizona, 20–23 April 2009.

Garcia, M., C.D. Peters-Lidard, J.B. Eylander, C. Daly, Y. Tian, and J.L. Zeng, 2008: "Development and evaluation of climatologically-downscaled AFWA AGRMET precipitation products over the continental U.S." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 27–30 May 2008. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 89, no. 23, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H24A-01.

Garcia, M., C.D. Peters-Lidard, J.B. Eylander, C. Daly, Y. Tian, and J. Zeng, 2007: "Use of climatological downscaling for evaluation of satellite-based precipitation analyses over the continental U.S." 1st Workshop on the Evaluation of High-Resolution Precipitation Products, Geneva, Switzerland, 3–5 December 2007.

Garcia, M., C.D. Peters-Lidard, J.B. Eylander, C. Daly, Y. Tian, and J.L. Zeng, 2007: "Climatological downscaling and evaluation of AGRMET precipitation analyses over the continental U.S." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, 22–25 May 2007. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 88, no. 23, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H53B-03 (poster), doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.826212.

Garcia, M., C.D. Peters-Lidard, and D. Goodrich, 2006: "Spatial interpolation of precipitation in a dense gauge network for monsoon storm events in southeastern Arizona." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Baltimore, Maryland, 23–26 May 2006. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 87, no. 36, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H21C-04.

Garcia, M., S. Kumar, D. Gochis, D. Yates, J. McHenry, T. Burnet, C. Coats, and J. Condrey, 2006: "Distributed application of the Unified Noah LSM with hydrologic flow routing on an Appalachian headwater basin." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Baltimore, Maryland 23–26 May 2006. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 87, no. 36, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H23D-20 (poster), doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.826211.

Garcia, M., 2005: "NOAA-NWS Quantitative Precipitation Estimation—a NASA perspective." NOAA-NWS-NSSL Next-Generation QPE (Q2) Science Workshop, Norman, Oklahoma, 28–30 June 2005.

Garcia, M., 2000: "Characteristics of convective development in simulated squall lines." American Meteorological Society, 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 29 May – 2 June 2000.

Other Conference and Workshop Participation____________________

Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, J.B. Eylander, M. Garcia, and J. Zeng, 2008: "Quantifying the impact of land surface properties on satellite-based precipitation estimates." American Meteorological Society, 22nd Conference on Hydrology, 88th Annual Meeting of the AMS, New Orleans, Louisiana, 21–24 January 2008, abstract no. 130524.

Garcia, M., S.V. Kumar, D.J. Gochis, D.N. Yates, J. McHenry, T. Burnet, C.J. Coats, and J. Condrey, 2007: "Test application of a distributed hydrologic LSM with subsurface and overland flow routing for a tropical storm event in an Appalachian headwater basin." American Meteorological Society, 21st Conference on Hydrology, 87th Annual Meeting of the AMS, San Antonio, Texas, 15–18 January 2007, abstract no. 120846.

Garcia, M., Y. Tian, C.D. Peters-Lidard, J.B. Eylander, C. Daly, R. Joyce, and J. Janowiak, 2007: "Spatial downscaling and evaluation of CMORPH analyses over the continental U.S." American Meteorological Society, 21st Conference on Hydrology, 87th Annual Meeting of the AMS, San Antonio, Texas, 15–18 January 2007, abstract no. 120856.

Santanello, J., Jr., C. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, D. Mocko, M. Tischler, M.S. Moran, and D. Thoma, 2007: "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer soil texture and hydraulic properties across a semi-arid watershed." European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 15–20 April 2007. Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 9, paper no. 03098 (pdf).

Peters-Lidard, C., Y. Tian, M. Garcia, and B. Choudhury, 2007: "Multitemporal analysis and downscaling of TRMM-based satellite rainfall products for land data assimilation applications." European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 15–20 April 2007. Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 9, paper no. 05846 (pdf).

Mocko, D.M., C.D. Peters-Lidard, M.A. Tischler, Y. Wu, M. Garcia, and J.A. Santanello, 2006: "The relative roles of soil, land cover, and precipitation uncertainty for watershed-scale soil moisture prediction in a semi-arid environment." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Baltimore, Maryland, 23–26 May 2006. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 87, no. 36, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H43B-07 (poster).

Santanello, J.A., C.D. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, and D. Mocko, 2006: "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer spatially distributed soil hydraulic properties." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Baltimore, Maryland, 23–26 May 2006. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 87, no. 36, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H22A-04.

Tian, Y., C.D. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, and S.V. Kumar, 2006: "Evaluation of TRMM-based precipitation products in the Southeast U.S. and their impact on hydrological modeling." American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly, Baltimore, Maryland, 23–26 May 2006. Eos Trans. AGU, v. 87, no. 36, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H23A-03 (poster).

Garcia, M., and C.D. Peters-Lidard, 2005: "The representation of hydrological processes across spatial scales using the NASA-GSFC Land Information System (LIS)." American Meteorological Society, Forum on Living with a Limited Water Supply, 85th Annual Meeting of the AMS, San Diego, California, 8–14 January 2005, abstract no. 87615.

Field Research Program Participation____________________
April 1998 to June 1998
Shipboard scientist and instrument technician
South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX)
Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Asian Monsoon Experiment (GAME)

June 1994 to August 1994
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Particulate Systems Engineering Program
Particulate Systems Research Center
College of Engineering
University of Missouri, Columbia

Teaching Assistantships____________________
August 2003 to December 2003
Graduate Teaching Assistant
CE573: Urban Stormwater Management
Prof. Larry A. Roesner
Department of Civil Engineering
Colorado State University

January 2001 to May 2001
Graduate Teaching Assistant
AT602: Atmospheric Dynamics II
Prof. Wayne H. Schubert
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University

August 2000 to December 2000
Graduate Teaching Assistant
AT601: Atmospheric Dynamics I
Prof. Wayne H. Schubert
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University

Professional Affiliations____________________
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
October 2006 to present
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
April 2004 to present
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
August 2008 to December 2010
Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS)
April 2009 to December 2010
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
September 2008 to December 2009
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
September 2008 to December 2009