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Luz Zarate
Luz Zarate
O&M 702
Texas A&M University O&M Building
MS 3146
College Station, Texas 77843-3146


2010-2014: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Geophysical Engineering

‪2015-now: Master's degree Student, Physical Oceanography


Luz Zarate

Graduate Student

Research Interests

During my undergraduate education, I collaborated on the Gulf Integrated Spill Research Consortium deploying, recovering the CTD rosette, followed by the sampling of tracers, nutrients, and oxygen. Also, I was part of the physical oceanography team, so some of my duties consisted on programming and analyzing data from the Lowered Doppler Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler.

Currently, my research project consists on analyzing the data collected from a new high-frequency array on the Texas coast, implemented to supplement the in situ observations of the TABS system with terrestrial-based remote sensing observations of surface currents.

Selected Publications

L. Zarate, S.F. DiMarco, A. Knap, J. Walpert, K.A. Whilden. A High-Frequency Radar Oceanic Current Monitoring System for the Texas Coast: Enhancement to the Texas Automated Buoy System Network. IEEE: OCEANS’16.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Steven DiMarco

Cruise Experience

2015: Research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico (4 days offshore). CTD data acquisition.

2013-2015: Research project: Validation of geostrophic currents in the Gulf of Mexico, Atmospheric Sciences Center, UNAM.

2014: Gulf Integrated Spill Response Consortium oceanographic campaign (9 days offshore). CTD data acquisition and processing.

2013: Gulf Integrated Spill Response Consortium oceanographic campaign (30 days offshore).CTD/ADCP data acquisition and processing (30 days offshore).

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