Internship Location: ESRL/NOAA Boulder
Internship Date: Summer 2019
Peña holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from The City College of New York. He was an intern at The City University of New York’s Building Performance Lab where he worked on the Energy Survey Tool.
The uncertainties associated with rainfall estimates comprise various measurement scales: from local-scale rain gauges and ground-based radars to larger-scale satellite rainfall retrievals, many other challenges exist within precipitation forecast uncertainties, particularly at small scales.A new network (NY-uHMT) of 20 autonomous weather stations offers measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, and soil moisture at 15-minute intervals. These high-resolution (in space and time) observations at the urban-scale can serve as new evaluation points for high-resolution numerical weather prediction models, the most operationally-relevant of which being NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model.