I am a postdoctoral associate at the Marine Physical Laboratory at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Prior to that (Sept 2013-Dec 2016) I was a postdoctoral fellow/associate at the Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary sciences ( EAPS ) at MIT. I received my PhD in Ocean physics from the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Physics group, EAPP, at the U of Toronto.
My research is focused on studying the role of turbulence in driving the ocean circulation and its coupling with the atmosphere and the cryosphere at high latitudes. I also study the role of general circulation in regulating the global heat and tracer budgets. My strength is in bringing observations and theory together with the help of numerical models of varying complexities.
My doctoral thesis was focused on studying (I) wave mechanics, density stratified turbulence, and quantification of diapycnal mixing in the ocean and atmosphere; (II) combined role of Southern Ocean winds and eddies, enhanced abyssal global ocean mixing, and the geothermal heat flux in driving the deep branch of the ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation.