The City College of New York
Marshack Building, Rm.1129
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
Cohort 1 Theme 2: Atmospheric Hazards Project 1: Weather Hazards Task 2: Urban Heath Index Product
Advisor: Prathap Ramamurthy NOAA Mentors: Bob Young (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR) Expected Graduation: December 2018 Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Research Title: Estimating Heat Index from GOES-R Satellite
Research Synopsis: With the limited spatial and temporal resolution in satellites approximating relative humidity and heat index is a challenging task. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) upgraded imaging and faster coverage provides the capacity to study environmental phenomena and parameters at near-real time scale. The aim of this project is to utilize the GOES-R improved system and advance technology to estimate heat index at a local scale in urban environments. The project will consist on developing algorithms to determine the heat index and validate the results utilizing ground stations ultimately creating a products useful to forecast heat index at an increased spatial and temporal resolution.