Estimation of relative humidity in Mesoamerica and Caribbean region using satellite data

dc.contributor.advisor Ramírez-Beltrán, Nazario D. Salazar Aquino, Cesar M. College of Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.committee Cabrera Ríos, Mauricio
dc.contributor.committee Muñoz Barreto, Jonathan
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.representative Huérfano Moreno, Víctor 2018-09-19T19:36:29Z 2018-09-19T19:36:29Z 2017
dc.description.abstract This work addresses the estimation of the relative humidity (RH), which is related to the way the body reacts under extreme hot events, and in consequence has influence in human health. RH is commonly obtained from ground stations, however in areas with few stations data is not enough to obtain a reliable spatial estimation of RH. Therefore, an algorithm is proposed to retrieve RH based on satellite data from two instruments: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), installed on Terra and Aqua satellites, and Imagery, installed on a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES). The proposed models estimate RH in hourly basis and at 4 km over the Mesoamerica and Caribbean region. Results show the coefficient of multiple determination (R²) range from 0.49 to 0.70; and the root mean squared error and mean absolute error vary from 7.71% to 9.64% and 5.76% to 7.38% respectively. en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2017 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NSF/ENG Environmental Sustainability Program with award number: CBET – 1438324 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2017 Cesar M. Salazar Aquino en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Relative humidity en_US
dc.subject Human health en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Humidity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neural networks (Computer science) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Regression analysis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh MODIS (Spectroradiometer) en_US
dc.title Estimation of relative humidity in Mesoamerica and Caribbean region using satellite data en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication Industrial Engineering en_US M.S. en_US
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