Cohort Level: Cohort - II
Career Goal: I would like to eventually obtain a faculty position either in physics or environmental science.
Expected Graduation Date: June 1, 2022
Degree: PhD Physics
Research Title: Atmospheric Block Maintenance in a Hierarchy of Models
Research Synopsis: This project involves the study of atmospheric blocking in reanalysis and various idealized models provided by GFDL. Idealized models vary in topography and diabatic heating.
Specifically, block properties such as strength, duration, and area are compared. Block maintenance is also studied using wave activity flux and potential vorticity flux convergence.