Dax Matthews is an Assistant Researcher at the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), University of Hawaiʻi at Manoā. His work is centered around developing and integrating techniques to characterize and forecast geophysical dynamics using satellite remote sensing, data analysis, numerical modeling, and variational data assimilation. Current projects include developing statistical techniques to characterize irradiance variability from ground based instruments, and developing an operational irradiance monitoring and forecasting system for predicting solar power production in Hawaiʻi.
Dr. Matthews received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008. His graduate work focused on developing satellite remote sensing techniques to observe coastal ocean currents and wind-driven dynamics. Following this, Dr. Matthews investigated ocean dynamics around the Hawaiian archipelago using four-dimensional variational data assimilation within the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) as a postdoctoral fellow in University of Hawaiʻi at Manoā Department of Oceanography.