Miguel worked on building an operational forecasting ocean model based on the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. He specializes in turbulence modeling and numerical discretization, and since graduating has expanded his expertise on realistic wind and tide forcing in high-resolution ocean models. Miguel completed his undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in 2012 and received his Ph.D. in thermal and fluid sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017. He has since worked 2 years at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working on a Langmuir turbulence parameterization for the Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) and is currently studying nonlinear tide energetics in the Navy’s global Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM).
CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System