Fernando R. Salas

Associate Scientist
UCAR / NWS Office of Water Prediction

Fernando Salas specializes in the application of geographic information systems to surface water hydrology and hydrologic modeling. He is currently an associate scientist with UCAR at the NOAA/NWS National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL and works within the Analysis and Prediction and Geo-intelligence division. Fernando has been involved in the implementation of the WRF-Hydro framework at the scale of the 2.7 million NHDPlus river reaches across the United States and recently coordinated the National Flood Interoperability Experiment-Summer Institute to help evolve the hydrologic program and forecasting capability within the NWS. Fernando received his PhD from the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his MSE in 2010. Since 2010, Mr. Salas has been an active member of the Greater Austin chapter of Engineers Without Borders and served as Director of Projects while working on projects in Guatemala, Panama and Peru. Before moving to Texas, Mr. Salas received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in 2008.

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