Paredes-Mesa earned a Bachelor’s in Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering from The City College of New York. Her research experience includes studying air pollution monitoring and oil spill remediation. She was an intern at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection as an Environmental Engineer as part of the Water for the Future program in the Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction.
NERTO Synopsis: NOAA/NESDIS generates snow cover products from a variety of satellite platforms and missions. Depending on the attributes of the sensor and also the retrieval algorithm, the results can vary, especially over "challenging" surface types such as densely forested and high altitude regions, to name a few.
In this project, various satellite products on daily time scales will be compared with various reference sources, including insitu and an interactive snow cover product known as IMS - Interactive Multi-sensor snow and ice mapping systems.