NERTO Students

Tyler Tucker

Tyler Tucker
M.S, Applied Mathematics, Graduate, 06/01/2018

Internship Location: Hawaii

Internship Date: Summer 2018


Tucker earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He  was on the team that developed a data visualization web app that visualizes Argo temperature and salinity profiles (www.argovis.com) as part of his Master's degree.

NERTO Research Project Title:

Calibration of World Ozone

NERTO Project Details :

The purpose of the project was to conduct premier atmospheric measurements and instrument calibrations at Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) in Hilo, Hawaii. In the process of performing calibrations of the WMO Dobson standard spectrophotometer, the research will directly contribute to the continuation of the World Standard Ozone Observations (WSOO) carried by the NOAA Global Monitoring Division. This will help maintain high quality measurements in the entire WMO Global Atmospheric Watch Program of ozone observations. Langley method data shall be collected daily as weather permits and transmitted to Boulder Global Monitoring  Division (GMD) within 24 hours of collection.

NERTO Outcomes:

I have been trained to make Langley measurements, and to test the Dobson Spectrophotometer, both autmated and manual.

Value of NERTO to the Line Office:

This was the first ever opportunity where an intern participated in the measurement and operations of the premier Atmospheric Baseline Observatory on Earth (ABOE) to measure and calibrate ozone measurements at the Mauna Loa Observatory.

NERTO Skills:

Yes, I learned how to analyze and estimate atmospheric parameters using the data I collected. Chief among them, the extraterrestrial constant.