I am currently a Post-doctoral Scholar in the Predictability of Weather and Climate group in the Physics Dept. at the University of Oxford and a visiting scientist in the Climate Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego . I graduated from the Climate Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in March, 2012. My research interests are varied and are mainly focused on tropical dynamics, data assimilation and geophysical fluid dynamics.
The thesis research was mainly done with the advice of Dr. Art Miller and Dr. Bruce Cornuelle. The main focus of the thesis was in gaining a better understanding of the Madden-Jullian Oscillation and its teleconnections using a global climate model called the Community Earth System Model (CESM). Another primary focus of the thesis was on assimilating ship cruise and satellite observed data into a regional eddy-permitting ocean model of the South East Pacific to better understand mesoscale ocean processes in this region using a regional ocean model called ROMS. I am also studying nonlinear data assimilation techniques to improve upon the Ensemble Kalman Filter and Adjoint based methods in data assimilation into nonlinear models.
I previously obtained M.Sc. (Engg.) from Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences in 2006 and B.Tech from Department of Ocean Engineering at IIT Madras in 2004.