NERTO Students

Christiana Sasser

Christiana Sasser
M.S, Mechanical Engineering , Graduate, 05/20/2021

Location: NOAA/OAR/ESRL/CSD, Boulder CO
Start and End Date: 06/10/2019 – 08/30/2019
NOAA Mentor: Alan Brewer


Sasser completed her Undergraduate degree as a CESSRST fellow and is now pursuing her Master’s degree and continuing her training in NOAA mission enterprise. Sasser is interested in renewable and sustainable energy sources to help protect the earth’s environment. Her current research on wind lidar aligns with her interests and future professional goals.

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NERTO Project Details :

The project helped Sasser gain further knowledge on the basics of Doppler Lidar measurements, technical parameters, type of scans, and scanning patters, while also furthering her knowledge of how to interpret lidar data and images. This opportunity also helped advance her knowledge of the role of atmospheric conditions and stability regimes of BLH dynamics.

NERTO Outcomes:

Sasser gained experience in several aspects of research related to lidar measurements and technical aspect of the science behind lidar instruments.

Value of NERTO to the Line Office:

The understanding of boundary layer height for a variety of atmospheric conditions is important for many studies including land-atmosphere interactions, air quality monitoring, wind energy research, and evaluation of numerical weather prediction forecasts and modeling.

NERTO Skills:

Data Analysis, Visualization, interpretation of Lidar images, Read data and compare measurements from different instruments.