My first exposure to geoscience research was an internship at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab in Princeton, NJ as part of the NOAA Hollings Program. I spent the summer studying meridional energy transports in general circulation models under the guidance of my research mentor, Dr. Isaac Held. I learned a tremendous amount from him and the experience galvanized my interest in the scientific study of the Earth.
Upon graduation, I was hired by Dr. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff to work on the CLARREO satellite, which will be launched in the "first-tier" of NASA's Earth Observing Decadal Survey missions to further our understanding of the climate system.
We spent a year working to determine the optimal orbital trajectories and observation strategy to achieve CLARREO's mission of measuring the Earth's brightness temperature precisely enough to monitor climate on a regional scale. Unfortunately, due budget constraints, CLARREO remains in extended pre-Phase A.
For my Python programming website, please visit PyEarth.