Energy and Temperature Modeling Team

Mission:

The Energy and Temperature Modeling Team is performing quantitative analyses in order to accurately model the impact of MEER:ReflEction on solar radiation, temperature, and precipitation patterns. The team's analyses will discover the optimal location for mirror array implementation for the greatest impact on the climate temperature and discover what negative impacts may arise, in order to minimize the effects.

Team Members:

Jagger Alexander

Temperature Modeling and Terrestrial Ecology Team Leader

Jagger graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Earth & Environmental Sciences. He is currently pursuing an MS in Climate and Health at the University of Miami and will continue on into a career in climate change mitigation work. For Project MEER:ReflEction, he is a member of both the terrestrial ecology and marine ecology teams where he is working on modeling incoming and outgoing solar radiation in the atmosphere. This model will help to determine optimal locations and placement angles for land-based and floating mirror arrays. In his free time he likes to SCUBA dive, play soccer, and write music.

Ryan Habeck

Terrestrial Energy and Ecology Model Developer

Einstein observed, “creativity is intelligence having fun.” Combining creativity with intelligence led me to study Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, where, as a junior, I am focusing on finding new and creative uses for common, everyday items. In my role with Project MEER:ReflEction I use my creativity, analytical skills, and passion for problem solving to tackle current environmental issues, like reduced biodiversity and climate change.



Erik Schreiner

Temperature Model Developer

Born in Heber, Utah, raised in Upstate New York, Erik Schreiner fostered his love for the outdoors through many days spent outside in the Adirondack Park. As a result of his love for problem solving and new experiences, Erik went from learning at a small school to being enrolled at Harvard University where he is currently working towards his B.A. in Physics. Since his 11th grade nanotechnology class Erik has been fascinated with the potential applications nanotechnology can have across all fields of science and hopes to become more familiar with the field in the future. For fun, Erik enjoys spending time outdoors, relaxing with his dogs, and traveling.