Nelsie A. RamosPhD Complete
Nelsie Ramos is a Meteorologist of the NOAA National Hurricane Center Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch where she works as a surface analyst forecaster to predict wind and waves across the surface of the oceans and provides support to the Hurricane Specialist Unit during landfalling tropical cyclone events.
Nelsie A. Ramos received her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Howard University, Washington, DC in December 2012. Her PhD research entitled: "Structure and Evolution of Developing and Non-developing African Easterly Waves During National Aeronautics and Space Administration African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA)" was part of collaboration with the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) Hurricane Research Division (HRD). Nelsie's research involved modeling and data assimilation using the NOAA AOML/HRD experimental Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRFx) model with the aim to find distinguishing factors to better discriminate between possible developing and non-developing African Easterly Waves into tropical cyclones.
While completing her PhD as NOAA Educational Partnership Program Graduate Scientist, Nelsie had the opportunity to receive training and present her work at international settings, such as Bologna, Italy and Melbourne, Australia, and participated in a hurricane mission to gather data that is used to produce hurricane track and intensity forecasts, which she used for her research. As a Meteorologist trainee with the NOAA NHC, she also was the Principal Investigator of the 1st collaboration research with the National Centers for Environmental Prediction Environmental Modeling Center. In this investigation, Nelsie and her collaborators assessed the impacts of supplemental upper air soundings on tropical cyclone model forecasts.
She is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), which has been a platform to display her research at Annual and Hurricane Meetings. Additional professional affiliations include: the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the AMS Policy Colloquium group, the American Geophysical Union, and SACNAS. Among other activities, Nelsie Ramos enjoys doing outreach and mentoring a group of undergraduate and graduate students.
Nelsie earned a B.S. in Mathematics in Computer Sciences with a minor in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, and a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Howard University. Her early career professional experiences include working as a student intern for NOAA AOML/HRD, NOAA Melbourne Weather Forecast Office, US Bureau of Census Geography Division, and U.S. Geological Survey. In her career goals, figure to continue working at NHC in the field of tropical meteorology especially in the hurricanes arena through research and forecasting. Nelsie is also interested in continuing and establishing new collaborations with universities, NGOs, private industries, and government agencies to further advance the Hurricane Science.
Nelsie A. Ramos can be contacted at email@example.com
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: Howard University, Washington, DC
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