Ext: 3499
Email: jonathan.munoz@upr.edu
Office: CI-015

Education

PhD, Civil Engineering, CUNY-City College, New York, N.Y, 2014

M.PHIL, Civil Engineering, CUNY-City College, New York, N.Y, 2014

BSST, UPR-Mayagüez, P.R., 2009


Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Dept., UPR-Mayagüez (2014-present)
  • “Post Hurricane Maria Shoreline Monitoring Program using UAVs”, NOAA/Sea Grant; $12K; 11/2017-10/2018.
  • Co-PI “Cover Crops and Precision Agriculture Management Effects on Giant Key Lime Grown on Contrasting Soil Types”, USDA/NIFA; $50K; 04/2017-03/2019.
  • “Coastal Ecosystem Assessment, Development and Creation of a Policy Tool using Unmanned AerialVehicles (UAVs) for: A Case Study of Western Puerto Rico Coastal Region”, NOAA/Sea Grant; $74K; 08/2016-07/2018.
  • CO-PI. “NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences & Remote Sensing Technologies”, NOAA/EPP/CUNY; $1.1M; 09/2016-08/2021.
  • CO-PI. “Validation and Application of JPSS/GCOM-W Soil Moisture Data Product for operational flood monitoring in Puerto Rico”, NOAA/JPSS; $75K; 07/2015-06/2017.
  • PI. “Mapping Field-Scale Soil Moisture Using Ground-Based L-Band Passive Microwave Observations in Western Puerto Rico”, PRWRERI, $40K; 03/2015-02/2017.

Non-Academic Experience

  • Civil Engineer/Project Planer – Watershed & Coastal/Plan Formulation Branch
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, NY, NY (2013-2014).

Honors & Awards

  • Professional Excellence and outstanding voluntary service Award, NOAA-CREST (2013)
  • Science Fellowship, City University of New York (2010-2014)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship for minority PhD Students, Sloan Foundation (2010-2014)
  • NOAA CREST Fellowship, City College of New York (2009-2014)

Publications

  • Nuñez, J., Muñoz, J., Tirado, R., Lakhankar, T., & Fisher A (2017). Comparison and Downscale of AMSR2 Soil Moisture Products with In Situ Measurements from the SCAN–NRCS Network over Puerto Rico. Hydrology. 2017; 4(4):46.
  • Pérez Díaz, C. L., Lakhankar, T., Muñoz, J., Khanbilvardi, R., & Romanov, P. (2017). Evaluation of MODIS land surface temperature with in situ snow surface temperature, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38 (16), 4722–4740.
  • Pérez Díaz, C. L., Muñoz, J., Lakhankar, T., Khanbilvardi, R., & Romanov, P. (2017). Proof of Concept: Development of Snow Liquid Water Content Profiler Using CS650 Reflectometers at Caribou, ME, USA. Sensors, 17(3), 647.
  •  Pérez Díaz, C. L., Lakhankar, T., Romanov, P., Muñoz, J., Khanbilvardi, R., & Yu, Y. (2015). Near-surface air temperature and snow skin temperature comparison from CREST-SAFE station data with MODIS land surface temperature data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 12, 7665-7687.
  • Corona, J. A. I., Muñoz, J., Lakhankar, T., Romanov, P., & Khanbilvardi, R. (2015). Evaluation of the Snow Thermal Model (SNTHERM) through Continuous in situ Observations of Snow’s Physical Properties at the CREST-SAFE Field Experiment. Geosciences, 5(4), 310-333.
  • Muñoz, J., Infante, J., Lakhankar, T., Khanbilvardi, R., Romanov, P., Krakauer, N., & Powell, A. (2013).Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing for Snow Cover and Snow Water Equivalent Estimation. British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 3(4), 612.
  • Lakhankar, T. Y., Munoz, J., Romanov, P., Powell, A. M., Krakauer, N. Y., Rossow, W. B., & Khanbilvardi, R. M. (2013). CREST-Snow Field Experiment: analysis of snowpack properties using multi-frequency microwave remote sensing data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 783-793.