NERTO Students

Yoribaldis Olivo

Yoribaldis Olivo
M.S, Mechanical Engineering, Graduate, 09/01/2018

Internship Location: Washington DC

Internship Date: Summer 2018


Olivo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The City College of New York. Previously he participated in internships at Shell Oil Company and United Technologies Corporation, Pratt and Whitney.

NERTO Research Project Title:

Evaluation of Albedo from GOES-R Satellite in Urban Settings

NERTO Project Details :

NERTO Synopsis: This assignment will involve working with the Land Surface Temperature team to validate GOES-16 LST products for the highly heterogeneous urban surfaces. The downscaling will be carried-out using high-resolution land cover classifications. The NERTO student will conduct cal/val of LST products against ground measurements to verify the accuracy and consistency of the GOES-16 TIR channels and Level-2 LST products. The student will also work in developing GOES-16 LST derived products for urban areas, specifically thermal storage and heat index.

NERTO Outcomes:

Developed a statistical model for estimating heat index in New York City for which I intend to write a research paper and publish the results.

Value of NERTO to the Line Office:

Results from this NERTO help NEDSIS improve and further develop the NOAA GOES-16 satellite products for land surface temperatures for urban areas, and eventually increase the accuracy of weather prediction models for metropolitan areas

NERTO Skills:

Python programming