NERTO Students

Carlos Wah-González

Carlos Wah-González
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Graduate, 06/25/2021

Internship Location: Boulder,CO

Internship Date: May 16-August 8, 2018


Wah-González earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. He interned at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. He plans to tech electrical engineering upon graduation.

NERTO Research Project Title:

Definition and Characterization of and Airborne Sensor for Ocean Salinity and Soil Moisture Sampling-for-CSC-Strudent

NERTO Project Details :

High accuracy and spatial resolution measurements of the ocean salinity and soil moisture content have important applications to currently unmet NOAA requirements in different mission areas. The use of unmanned aircraft enables new opportunities for broad sampling at low altitudes and speeds that could optimize data collection if a suitable sensor can be constructed and deployed. The overall goal of this project is to define and characterize a new passive microwave sensor that could fulfill this purpose.

NERTO Outcomes:

Better skills in presenting and doing research

Value of NERTO to the Line Office:

Through the intern's project and interaction, OAR gained a better understanding of potential future instrumental capabilities for measuring two variables of interest from small unmanned aircraft. The project was in large part distinct from daily ongoing activities.

NERTO Skills:

New analysis of the data. I learn how to understand radiometric data from the point of view of a physicist.