Location: NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD
Start and End Date: 05/01/2018 – 07/21/2018
NOAA Mentor: Dr. Michel Ondrusek
Herrera received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering in from The City College of New York.
NERTO Synopsis: Accurate retrieval of the water leaving radiance from above water radiometric measurements is a challenging task. The correction for the sky reflection depends on the wind speed, illumination and viewing conditions and atmospheric parameters. Advanced algorithms which take into account aerosol load will be tested and compared with the radiative transfer simulations. The approaches will be further used in the validation of the satellite Ocean Color sensors