Sarina Basile, LOCSS Team Member and UNC Master’s Student
We would like to welcome Sarina Basile to the LOCSS team.
We would like to welcome Sarina Basile to the LOCSS team. Sarina is a student in the Department of Geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is pursuing her Master of Science degree in Geology, with a focus on hydrology and remote sensing, which is using satellite data to learn about the earth. Sarina is a member of UNC’s Global Hydrology Lab and is studying under Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky, the LOCSS project lead. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences as well as in Spanish at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. During her undergraduate years she spent time living in Spain and Chile as well as volunteering at local afterschool programs. For her undergraduate research, she studied the geology and geomorphology of the Thompson River in Eastern North and South Carolina and how that plays a role in the long term evolution of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends.
Sarina will be working on this project in several different capacities. Primarily, Sarina will use various remote sensing techniques to monitor the change in lake water storage over time. Her graduate thesis will revolve around this work. She will also help out with installing and maintaining lake gauges in the various study sites, monitoring GPS elevations, and writing blog posts.