Albert learned a lot of data analysis this summer working with mentors
Professor Thomas Vonder Haar and researcher John Forsythe.
NVAP has recently been reprocessed and extended to now span 22 years (1988-2009)
while also removing past known biases. It makes for a much more accurate and
reliable water vapor dataset. The dataset is broken down into three separate
tiers, NVAP-M Climate, Weather, and Ocean, which vary in format based on user
needs. NVAP-M is a blend of multisensor water vapor instruments which make for
an excellent global water vapor dataset.
Albert investigated how tropical cyclone activity effects current global
averages of total precipitable water (TPW). His research poster,
Tropical cyclone activity and its effect on global averages of total
precipitable water, may be found here.
While Albert is from Ithaca, Michigan, he attends Florida International
University as a junior in atmospheric sciences. He is interested in cloud
processes, remote sensing, severe weather including lightning, and tropical
weather. Outside of academics, his hobbies include trail riding, longboarding,
computer games and watching the sky.