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SOARS Protégés of 2009

Luna Rodriguez-Manzanet


Graduate
The Pennsylvania State University
PhD in Meteorology
2012

The Pennsylvania State University
MS in Meteorology
2008

Undergraduate
University of Puerto Rico
BS in Physics
2006

Awards
Student Scholarship, Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference, November 2011
Student Research Associate Program, Defense Threat Reduction Agency - 2009
Bunton-Waller Fellowship, The Pennsylvania Stat University - 2008
AMS Student Paper Honerable Mention "Coupling a Genetic Algorithm with an Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Model"

Research
2008: Urban transport and dispersion sensitivity to wind direction and source location
2007: Rockle T&D model sensitivity to input winds
2006: Estimation of Observational Errors in GPS Radio Occultation
2005: Lower tropospheric analysis of the daily cycle of the wind for the East Coast of the Gulf of California during NAME 2004

Presentations
"Using non-traditional information sources and observational uncertainty in the Joint Effects Model variational source term estimation algorithm," Technical Cooperation Programme Chemical and Biological Defence Group Technical Panel 9th Annual Meeting, September 2011
"Using non-traditional information sources and observational uncertainty in the Joint Effects Model variational source term estimation algorithm," 15th Annual George Mason University Transport and Dispersion Modeling Conference, July 2011
"Using non-traditional information sources and observational uncertainty in the Joint Effects Model variational source term estimation algorithm," SPIE Defense Security + Sensing Conference, April 2011
"Urban transport and dispersion model sensitivity to wind direction and source location," AMS 9th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Phoenix, AZ, 2009
"Transport and dispersion model sensitivity to input winds and source location within a realistic setting," 12th Annual George Mason University Transport and Dispersion Modeling Conference, Fairfax, VA, 2008
"Source term estimation incorporating sensor characteristics," 12th Annual George Mason University Transport and Dispersion Modeling Conference, Fairfax, VA, 2008
"Genetic algorithm optimization of principal component approach to clustering for storm type identification," AMS 88th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008
"Assessing the precision of GPS radio occultation," AMS 6th Annual Student Conference, San Antonio, TX 2007
"Assessing the precision of GPS radio occultation," FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006
"Lower tropospheric analysis of the daily cycle of the wind for the East Coast of the Gulf of California during NAME 2004," AMS 86th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006
"Lower tropospheric analysis of the daily cycle of the wind for the East Coast of the Gulf of California during NAME 2004," SACNAS, Denver, CO, 2005

Mentoring
2007: Peer Mentor, Ian Colon Pagan and Alex Gonzalez
2008: Peer Mentor, Dana Pauzauskie
2011: Writing Mentor, Annareli Morales

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