Hassanpreet Kaur Dhaliwal joined the Unidata Program Center as a student summer intern on May 23, 2022. She completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Physics from Panjab University in India, and moved to United States in January 2021 for her graduate studies in Atmospheric Science at Texas Tech University.
“The ability to visualize large, sometimes incomprehensible, data in meaningful patterns and draw physical conclusions from it is an integral part of being an atmospheric scientist,” says Hassanpreet. “I believe that it is one of the most important aspects of accurately addressing the climate change crisis and is thus, most pertaining to my research interests. Unidata, for me, is the perfect place to learn more about useful ways of incorporating various software tools to research and understand the development of community tools such as MetPy, IDV etc. which are imperative to the development of atmospheric science literature.”
This summer, Hassanpreet is looking forward to exploring the data visualization and retrieval of meteorological parameters like boundary layer via java and python-based applications as she works with Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) and Python development teams. “I am also really interested in learning more about Unidata’s data access services like THREDDS and understanding the technical aspects of research-oriented software development,” she says.
Besides browsing through scientific papers and coding, Hassanpreet is always ready for conversations on philosophy, politics, and science communication. “I love to watch documentaries and read books, on pretty much everything,” she says. “I also have a deep appreciation for people with a good recommendation on books, movies, and coffee.”
Please join us in welcoming Hassanpreet to the Program Center for the summer!