The first graduate from UAH’s Earth system science graduate program continues to earn accolades: Eric Anderson’s M.S. thesis has been chosen to be UAH’s entry in a thesis competition sponsored by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.
If his thesis wins, Anderson, ’13, will present his research at the CSGS annual conference in February in New Orleans.
Working with faculty advisor Rob Griffin, Anderson’s research looked at whether data from satellites and models might be merged with weather data from El Salvador to improve useful information about rainfall in the region, a key component in forecasting and responding to several types of natural disasters, including flooding and landslides.
A research associate in UAH’s Earth System Science Center, Anderson is the Hindu Kush-Himalaya point of contact for NASA’s SERVIR center. He coordinates between SERVIR’s applied sciences team, and science and technical activities at SERVIR’s “node” in Kathmandu, Nepal. He also continues his work with sensors intended to detect and provide early warnings of landslides.