CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

Pedro Matos Llavona

While studying his bachelor’s degree in Geology at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, he assisted in the validation of High Frequency Radars data (from those located in Cabo Rojo and Ponce) and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler data. After completing his bachelor’s degree, continuó investigaciones en geología costera, en particular, he studied the deposits of the 1960 tsunami in south-central Chile as part of his master’s studies at Central Washington University. As a University of Massachusetts Amherst PhD student, he investigates sedimentation in mangroves in Ceiba, Salinas and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, as well as sediments transported by Hurricane María to the Caonillas and Dos Bocas reservoirs.

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