Mr. Lou Vasquez received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 1994 and continued his education with coursework towards a Masters in Applied Physics at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. He pursued interests in the application of engineering and physics through work in satellite and telemetry data systems, radar clutter reduction techniques, improved language identification algorithms, and statistical analysis tools for climatological data. He is presently working on a team modernizing the NCEI ingest system to a stream- and message-driven architecture.
In addition to decades of experience in software development, Lou spent a number of years as the Network Architect for a broadband effort in western North Carolina, furthering regional infrastructure through network design, implementation, and management.
Mr. Vasquez joined NCICS as a Research Scholar on March 1, 2012.
Banzon, V., G. Liu, K. Fornry, E. A. Becker, L. Sun, and K. Arzayus, 2016: Use of a Blended Satellite and In situ Sea Surface Temperature Climate Data Record for Evaluating Long-term Impacts on Coral and Marine Mammal Communities. 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26 Feb, 2016.
Sun, L., 2016: Seasonal climate prediction in a changing climate: Northeast Brazil. invited talk via Skype, Climate Prediction Committee Meeting, Brazil, January 18, 2016.
Sun, L., 2014: “Dynamical downscaling for the National Climate Assessment”. Seminar at Tsinghua University, China, 20 November 2014.
Sun, L., 2014: Climate Downscaling Forecasts over Northeast Brazil: An Update. 13th International Regional Spectral Model Workshop, Yokohama, Japan, 26 November 2014.
Sun, L., K. E. Kunkel, and L. Stevens, 2014: “Regional climate extremes in the United States: Observed changes and future outlook”. Seminar at Sun Yat-sen University, China, 24 November 2014.
Sun, L., K. E. Kunkel, and L. Stevens, 2014: “Deliver and improve climate science for National Climate Assessment in the United States”. SOUSEI symposium “Challenges toward Regional Climate Change Risk Prediction”, Yokohama, Japan, 26 November 2014.
Nelson, B. R., O. P. Prat, and L. Vasquez, 2015: Precipitation Climate Data Records. 2015 AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 December, 2015.
Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, S. E. Stevens, E. Nickl, and L. Vasquez, 2015: Toward the development of an evaluation framework of climate data records for precipitation. 2015 NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, 3-7 August 2015.
Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, L. Vasquez, R. Ferraro, S. Rudlosky, and J. J. Wang, 2014: Evaluation of satellite based Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPEs) over CONUS (2002-2012): Comparison with surface and radar precipitation datasets. 7th Workshop of the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG), Tsukuba, Japan, November 17-21 2014.