NERTO Students

Andrea Gomez

Andrea Gomez
PhD, Earth and Environmental Science, Graduate, 06/05/2020

Internship Location: NOAA AOML, Miami, FL

Internship Date: Fall 2017


Gomez received her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree in Biology from the City College of New York. She interned with NOAA in Charleston, SC where she studied coral's fluorescence and reflectance signatures.

NERTO Research Project Title:

Evaluating satellite sst with in-situ temperature

NERTO Project Details :

NERTO Synopsis: Satellite measured sea surface temperatures are different from temperatures measured near the coral reef, but an algorithmic relation can probably be derived if they are different.

NERTO Outcomes:

Field experience deploying temperature loggers, and learned DNA extractions/ qPCR analysis for corals.

Value of NERTO to the Line Office:

This NERTO project advanced OAR's knowledge of the role that sea temperatures play in coral growth and bleaching in south Florida. Specifically, the project compared differences between satellite measurements with in situ temperature readings

NERTO Skills:

I did not. I worked on Matlab by myself, and accomplished writing some code to extract SST from satellite data,