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I am a PhD Candidate in Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego advised by Dr. Sarah. G. Purkey. My research is funded by NASA’s Future Investigator in Earth and Space Sciences grant and through the National Science Foundation.
My research interests lie in the area of large-scale dynamics of the oceans and its link to the global climate system. I use a blend of idealized theoretical models as well as unsupervised and supervised machine learning approaches to help link the data-rich and data-sparse research problems in physical oceanography.
- My dissertation revolves around understanding two fundamental processes in the large-scale overturning circulation of the ocean-:
- the role of turbulent mixing in shaping the circulation and watermass properties in the deep and abyssal oceans,
- spatial and temporal variability in the dynamics of deep and abyssal flows in the ocean
- My research is observationally driven and involves the synthesis of a plethora of direct observations from shipboard and ship-deployed instrumentation, autonomous floats (Argo), as well as from novel instrumentation such as X-pod to measure oceanic turbulence with the goal of improving our knowledge of the global geography of turbulent mixing in the ocean. My research also utilizes satellite observations of changes in the Earth’s gravitiational field and Ocean Bottom Pressure from NASA GRACE and GRACE-FO missions to understand the inter-annual spatial and temporal variablity in abyssal ocean mass transport as well its impact on the sea level budget on regional and sub-basin scales.