Amanda Markert

Research Scientist III, ESSC


320 Sparkman Drive
Cramer Research Hall
Room 1025
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. Earth System Science
  • B.S. Meteorology, Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, Minor Geoscience

Honors & Awards

  • NASA Group Achievement Award to MSFC Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response Team, NASA 2018
  • 2016 Raskin Scholar, Earth Science Information Partners Federation 2016
  • Graduate Student Researcher Award, Department of Atmospheric Science, Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville 2016
  • American Meteorological Society Travel Scholarship, University of Alabama-Huntsville 2014, 2016
  • Student Travel Grant Award, Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences Focus Group, AGU 2015
  • Industry/University Cooperative Graduate Research Program, University of Alabama-Huntsville 2014
  • Master Competitive Internship Program, University of Alabama-Huntsville 2013
  • Xi Sigma Pi Honor Society, College of Natural Resources and the Environment, Virginia Tech 2011
  • James F. Powell Scholarship, Virginia Tech 2009


  • Agile Planning Software: Smartsheets, JIRA, TRELLO
  • Information Modeling Software: CMap, Neo4J
  • Programming Languages: R, Python, IDL (Processing and analysis of ground, airborne and satellite remote sensing data)
  • Geospatial & Remote Sensing Software: ArcGIS 9-10x (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network
  • Analyst, ArcPy. ArcServer), ENVI Classic, 4-5x (Fx, Feature Extraction Module), ERDAS Imagine
  • Meteorological Software: Campbell Scientific Mesonet, Gibson Ridge (Level 3, Level 2 Analyst)
  • Amateur Radio Operator: License KK4RDG

Recent Publications

  • (In Review) Phongsapan, K., Chishtie, F., Poortinga, A., Bhandari, B., Meechaiya, C., Kunlamai, T., Khun San Aung, Saah, A., Anderson, E., Markert, K., Markert, A., Towashiraporn, P. (2019). Operational flood risk index mapping for disaster risk reduction using Earth Observations and cloud computing technologies: a case study on Myanmar. Frontiers

  • (In Revision) David Saah, Tenneson, K., Matin, M., Uddin, K., Cutter, P., Poortinga, A., Nguyen, Q., Patterson, M., Johnson, G., Markert, K., Flores, A., Anderson, E., Weigel, A., Ellenberg, W., Bhargava, R., Aekakkararungroj, A., Khanal, N., Bhandari, B., Housman, I., Potapov, P., Tyukavina, A., Ganz, D., Maus, P., Clinton, N. (2019). Land cover mapping in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities. Frontiers

  • (In Revision) McDonald, S., Mohammed, I., Bolten, J., Pulla, S., Markert, A., Meechaiya, C., Nelson, J., Lakshmi, V., Srinivasan, R. (2019). Successfully received: submission SWAT online - A web-based decision support system for the Soil and Water Assessment Tool for Environmental Modelling and Software. Environmental Modelling and Software.

  • Markert, A., Griffin, R., Molthan, A., Knupp, K., & Coleman, T. (2019). A Spatial Pattern Analysis of Land Surface Roughness Heterogeneity and its Relationship to the Initiation of Weak Tornadoes. Earth Interactions.

  • Markert, K., Pulla, S., Lee, H., Markert, A., Anderson, E., Okeowo, M., Limaye, A. (2019). AltEx: An open source web application for accessing and exploring altimetry datasets. Environmental Modelling and Software

  • Zhang, J., Pourreza, M., Ramachandran, R., Lee, T., Gatlin, P., Maskey, M., & Weigel, A. (2018). Facilitating Data-Centric Recommendation in Knowledge Graph. In 2018 IEEE 4th International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (CIC) (pp. 207-216). IEEE.

  • Maskey,. M., Ramachandran, R., Li, X., Weigel, A., Bugbee, K., Gatlin, P., & Miller, J.J. (2017). A Relevancy Algorithm for Curating Earth Science Data around Phenomenon. Computers & Geosciences.

  • Weigel, A., & Griffin, R. (2015) 14B. 3 Yucatán Hurricane Hazard Assessment: A GIS Methodology for Modeling Hurricane Hazards. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.