As an undergraduate student, he participated in a research project that aimed to improve wind forecasts in Puerto Rico, using the WRF model. To do this, he ran several simulations of the WRF weather model, making changes in different physical parameters to obtain better wind forecasts in Puerto Rico. In addition, he collaborated in the validation of the wind stations model around Puerto Rico. Luis also assisted with the development of a domain of the XBeach hydrodynamic model to simulate waves on the coast of Rincón, Puerto Rico. Luis successfully completed his bachelor’s degree in Physics and is currently working as a research assistant at the Oregon State University College of Engineering.
CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System