CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

Gabriela Salgado

She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, where she completed both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. As a student, as a member of CariCOOS, she studied beach morphology changes at Rincón due to storm surge events using RTK surveying technology and nearshore dynamic numerical modeling (with wave and current coupling).
Since 2017 she has worked as a research hydraulic engineer at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) of the US Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) where she has worked with numerical wave models, such as FUNWAVE-TVD, to evaluate cases involving run-up, overtopping, harbor resonance, and ship wakes. Currently, Gabriela is a Phd student at the Coastal Engineering program at the University of Delaware.

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