David Melecio-Vázquez

David Melecio-Vázquez
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Graduate

Cohort Level: Cohort - I

Career Goal: I would like to continue as a research scientist continuing my work on high resolution modeling and/or the boundary layer. I am wondering if there is such a thing as a "scientific" consultant within the NOAA Enterprise.

Expected Graduation Date: May 30, 2021

Degree: PhD Mechanical Engineering

Research Title: High Resolution Weather Forecast Modeling for Urban Areas

Research Synopsis: This project utilizes observations from remote sensing instruments to evaluate forecasts generated from using high resolution (1 km) model output. As computers become faster and more powerful we are able to push the limits of our models to never before seen scales. The goal of the research is thus to provide a quantified assessment of the results of these models to highlight problems and illuminate paths for improvements.