The City College of New York
Steinman Hall, Rm. 119
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Cohort 1 Theme 3: Water Prediction & Ecosystem Services Project 1: Hydrologic extremes – A systematic risk assessment of droughts and floods using in-situ and remote sensing products Task 2: Development of Urban Hydro-meteorological Testbed (uHMT) for Urban flood modeling
Advisors: Tarendra Lakhankar & Reza Khanbilvardi NOAA Mentor: Xiwu Zhan (NESDIS/STAR) Expected Graduation: June 2018 Degree: Civil Engineering
Research Title: Development of urban Hydro-meteorological Testbed (NY-uHMT) Network for New York City
Research Synopsis: The proposed the New York urban Hydro-meteorological Testbed (NY-uHMT) is one of a kind dense hydro meteorological network anywhere in the world. The NY-uHMT network will consist of 20 autonomous weather stations that will monitor both meteorological and hydrological state around the densely populated NYC area. The primary goal of the project is to understand the complex land-atmosphere interactions over urban areas. The project will also result in applications that will improve weather/climate forecasting and prediction, aid emergency response and critical decision making. Under this project, the student (Masters) will work on Site selection, Installation, calibration and data processing of urban Hydro-meteorological Testbed (NY-uHMT) sensors to make available to researchers and communities. Students will work on interpolation of meteorological parameters obtained from weather stations to produce gridded maps of temperature and precipitation.