CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

Giovanni Seijo-Ellis

He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Physics in 2016. As an undergrad student, he worked with the Seismic Network and Prof. Aurelio Mercado in the simulation of coastal flooding by tsunamis. After this experience, he collaborated with CARICOOS, in the validation of high-resolution ROMS using high-frequency radars and developed a high-resolution computational mesh for storm surge inundation simulations with an emphasis on the effect of natural barriers such as coral reefs on the risks of a flood. He later pursued graduate studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) where he also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences. He is currently in his final year of his Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado – Boulder. His thesis focuses on the variability in the upper layer of the ocean with an emphasis on the Caribbean Sea. In collaboration with the Oceanography section at NCAR, he is developing one of the first regional configurations of CESM/MOM6 with which we will be able to carry out high-resolution simulations to study variability in the Caribbean under different climate scenarios.

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