Krystal N. Sanchez-Castaneda

Biography

Krystal N. Sanchez-Castañeda is earning a BS in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San José State University and a Cohort-3 NCAS-M Fellow. I am interested in the NCAS-M focus area of effective communication of climate and weather risk in support of the NCAS-M theme of interdisciplinary research for building healthy communities. I am currently working on an NOAA project with Dr. Melendez (NWS) and Dr. Chiao (SJSU) that focuses on total and cloud to ground climatological lightning analysis in the Caribbean region, particularly Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We hope our research will help communities increase their awareness of areas with higher cloud to ground lightning strike occurrences.