Long Island, New York Buoy 44025: Nor’easters
By Marissa Tripus
Marissa Tripus is currently a junior at Millersville University with majors in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology. This was a winter semester project that investigated buoy data off the coast of Long Island, New York. Using Python and the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), she was able to investigate Nor’easters over the past 10 years. This investigation was into the number and intensity of the storms. Marissa plans to continue this project to see a climate aspect to further her passion in climate science. This would involve going back through 20 years of data to see if there have been any changes in the Nor’easters off the Long Island coast. She plans on getting her Master’s in the Atmospheric Science field to further investigate climate.